W. DREWITZ began his presentation by listing the SIG members that include nine representatives of CO-LaN Associate and Full Members: Jasper van BATEN (AmsterCHEM), Suphat WATANASIRI (Aspentech), Ensheng ZHAO (Honeywell Process Solutions), Jean-Charles de HEMPTINNE (IFP), Richard SZCZEPANSKI (Infochem Computer Services), Eric HENDRIKS (Shell Global Solutions), Matthias POGODDA (TUHH), Alan SCOTT (TUV SÜD NEL) together with Werner DREWITZ (BASF).
Thermo SIG held five conference calls in 2006 and minuted them.
The objectives set by the Management Board to the Thermo SIG for 2006 were the delivery of version 1.1 of the Thermodynamic and Physical Properties interface specification and the delivery of a revised Petroleum Fractions interface specification.
Thermo SIG delivered the version 1.1 of the Thermodynamic and Physical Properties interface specification after additional testing and modifications.A Request For Comments process was launched on July 17, 2006 and went till its end. An Errata and Clarifications document is being developed as a follow-up.
Regarding the revision of the Petroleum Fractions interface specification, it is still underway with additional input needed from the Refinery Reactors SIG.
Looking forward to 2007, W. DREWITZ was expecting more implementations of version 1.1 of the Thermodynamic and Physical Properties interface specification as well as decisions to be made regarding the errata and clarifications prepared for that version.A revision of the document prepared by TUHH on distributed properties is also on the agenda as well as the incorporation of the revised Petroleum Fractions interface within the CAPE-OPEN standard. The need for examples of Property Packages and Material Objects will also be answered.