Aspentech and Fluent, two Associate Members of CO-LaN, published today  a joint press release on the interoperability of their process engineering software thanks to CAPE-OPEN interfaces.

Logo of National Energy Technology LaboratoryThe development of the necessary software tools was partially funded by the U.S. Department of Energy through the National Energy Technology Laboratory (another Associate Member of CO-LaN). This led to the Advanced Process Engineering Co-Simulator (APECS) used by a number of industrial actors to develop “power-plant process simulations with detailed plant component software to meet DOE’s goal of modeling the performance of these complex systems”.

The coupling uses the CAPE-OPEN interface standards for unit operations, physical properties, and reaction kinetics.

CO-LaN welcomes this major announcement that shows that CAPE-OPEN is a reliable technology adopted by major software vendors and end-user organizations.