Source code examples are proving a good starting point for development.

In the course of the design of version 1.1 of the Thermodynamic and Physical Properties interface, CO-LaN has supported the development of one such example in Visual Basic 6.0 for a Property Package and a Property Calculator compliant with CAPE-OPEN 1.1 Thermodynamic and Physical Properties interface specification. More… This first example relied on proprietary code for the calculation part. This was supplied by InfoChem. So just the CAPE-OPEN layer is made available as source code.

It was felt necessary to provide a more complete source code example. This has been done in 2011 with the release of a Thermo System, Property Package Manager and Property Package source code in both Visual Basic 6 and C++. The examples have been developed by AmsterCHEM under contract with CO-LaN and made available. More…

Another example, in C++, has been made available by AmsterCHEM for a water and steam property package.

CO-LaN has also supported the development of two Unit Operations examples by AmsterCHEM, one in Visual Basic 6 and the other one in C++. Both examples are simple mixer-splitters and are provided in the same installation package. Version 1.0.4 is now available. They are consuming either thermodynamic objects under version 1.0 or version 1.1 of the CAPE-OPEN standards.