Back in fall 2013, Jasper van Baten (AmsterCHEM) and Michel Pons (CO-LaN CTO) were asked to provide a review paper on CAPE-OPEN for inclusion in a special issue of Chemie Ingenieur Technik focusing on modelling and simulation in process engineering.

With the help from Richard Baur (Shell Global Solutions) and Malcolm Woodman (BP), a paper has been written where CAPE-OPEN itself is briefly explained, the motivations for CAPE-OPEN are summarized and then lists are provided of software implementing and calling CAPE-OPEN interfaces: Process Modelling Environments, Unit Operation models, thermodynamic software components. The industrial relevance of CAPE-OPEN is then described through a number of industrial application examples.

The reference to this paper is “Chem. Ing. Tech. 2014, 86, No. 7, 1052-1064”.

While every effort has been made to be exhaustive and exact, the authors cannot claim to have reached complete exhaustivity and accuracy. You are welcome to mention any error or missing reference.