Krishna Murthy is well known within CO-LaN, having led the UNIT SIG for many years and having attended many CAPE-OPEN Annual Meetings presenting there both the activity reports of the UNIT SIG and updates on the CAPE-OPEN technology as implemented in PRO/II. He has a leading role in the maintenance and implementation of CAPE-OPEN interfaces in PRO/II. Krishna Murthy was also the recipient of the CAPE-OPEN 2013 Award in recognition of his work on the Petroleum Fractions interface specification and its implementation.
UNIT SIG produced the Interface Definition Language corresponding to the revised Petroleum Fractions interface specification. This IDL is pending inclusion in the CAPE-OPEN Type Libraries and Primary Interop Assembly as well as in CAPE-OPEN 1.2 (as supported through COBIA). Minor modifications were made to the textual interface specification for Petroleum Fractions following additional revision: mainly, in order to cope with the absence of support for curve properties, additional single-point properties were added to the list of standardized Petroleum Properties.
UNIT SIG has started developing the high-level design for Unit Operation sensitivities as well as the list of tests to be implemented in the CAPE-OPEN Test Suite for Unit Operations.