CACE volume 17 coverAuthors: Michel PONS¹, Peter BANKS² and Bertrand BRAUNSCHWEIG³

Affiliation: ¹CO-LaN, ²Peter Banks Associates and ³IFPEN

Reference: Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, Volume 24, 2007, pp. 225–230. Edited by Valentin Pleşu and Paul Şerban Agachi


“CAPE-OPEN is a set of standards that define interfaces to allow the integration of process modelling software components from diverse vendors. Since the delivery in 2002 of version 1.0 of the CAPE-OPEN standards [1], CAPE-OPEN interfaces have been widely implemented in commercial, academic and inhouse software tools [2]. Achieving interoperability between complex software components from different vendors has the potential to throw up errors at run-time that are difficult to track down. In the case of CAPE-OPEN interoperability, the CAPE-OPEN Laboratories Network (CO-LaN) has provided a tool, the CAPE-OPEN Logging and Testing Tool (COLTT), to assist developers and end-users with this problem. COLTT is freely available to the CO-LaN membership.”