Picture of Bjorn MARIBO-MOGENSEN, representative of Hafnium LabsLogo of Hafnium Labs as thumbnailAt the CAPE-OPEN 2022 Annual Meeting, Dr Bjørn MARIBO-MOGENSEN, representative of Hafnium Labs Aps in CO-LaN, presented (PDF, 1465 Kbytes) an update on the use of CAPE-OPEN in Q-props. This application was initially described at the CAPE-OPEN 2020 Annual Meeting.

The green transition is putting new requirements on capabilities of thermodynamic and physical property engines in process simulators. New feedstocks from biological sources and novel process designs require either accurate predictions or many new experimental measurements. Components like hydrogen and CO2 are suddenly key components rather than impurities and the economic viability of a power plant may now depend on the ability to efficiently capture, utilize, and compress CO2. Hafnium Labs built Q-props to address the shortcomings of existing simulators – and allow users to integrate accurate and fast property packages utilizing e.g. CAPE-OPEN. In this talk, the key accomplishments are highlighted in terms of

  • accurate and robust property predictions (QPredict)
  • fitting of complex thermodynamic models (QModel)
  • exporting models to simulators (QPackage)
  • getting simulations to run at sufficiently high speeds

On CAPE-OPEN Youtube channel, a recording of this presentation is available within the playlist dedicated to presentations made at the CAPE-OPEN 2022 Annual Meeting.