Following a kick-off meeting in Chicago June 20-21, 2006 a new Special Interest Group (SIG) has been formed: the Refinery Reactors SIG. Its charter for 2006 has been approved. The SIG will revise and develop the necessary CAPE-OPEN interface standards for the use of Refinery Reactor models in Process Modelling Environments. Ignasi PALOU-RIVERA (BP) has been designated as leader of the Refinery Reactors SIG.
The meeting gathered representatives from Shell Global Solutions International BV, Fantoft Process Technologies AS, SimSci-ESSCOR, Honeywell Process Solutions, AspenTech and BP Refining Technology as well as CO-LaN CTO.
Shell emphasized the importance of standard interfaces for refinery reactors:
- Why Refinery Reactors?
Thermo – Simulation Vendor, In-house and 3rd party
Non-conversion Unit Operations – Simulation Vendor, In-house and 3rd party
Conversion Unit Operations – Simulation Vendor, In-house and 3rd party
Refinery Inspection Properties
Blend Refinery Inspection Properties
Deployment of new releases, of any and all components
Developing new releases
Support, more effective use of helpdesk
Minimise development of specific interfaces and versions
Re-use of IP in multiple environments
Promote in-house standardisation
Single source for multiple applications