HTRI has implemented the thermodynamic portion of the CAPE-OPEN 1.0 and 1.1 interface specification. Using a CAPE-OPEN compliant simulator or Thermo System, you can define a set of components, the desired thermodynamic models and then export a CAPE OPEN thermodynamic package. The CAPE-OPEN package can then be used by Xchanger Suite to transparently generate fluid physical properties. Users can define compositions and process conditions and run series of flashes inside Xchanger Suite without reopening the property generation software. The resultant properties can then be automatically transferred for use in any exchanger module present in HTRI Xchanger Suite. This interface was first released with HTRI Xchanger Suite 5.0 in early 2006.
An example of use of the CAPE-OPEN Thermodynamic socket within XChanger Suite was given by Linde Engineering in a presentation made at the CAPE-OPEN 2022 Annual Meeting. Linde plugged their in-house thermodynamic server (General Multiphase Property System) in XChanger Suite through CAPE-OPEN and reported much improved workflow.
Another example of use of the CAPE-OPEN Thermodynamic socket within XChanger Suite was demonstrated by Optimized Gas Treating, Inc. (OGT) in a presentation made at the CAPE-OPEN 2022 Annual Meeting. OGT plugged the ProTreat CAPE-OPEN Property Package in XChanger Suite through CAPE-OPEN.