Cover of Chemie Ingenieur Technik, vol. 91, issue 3, March 2019Authors: Sandra FILLINGER¹, Erik ESCHE¹, Gregor TOLKSDORF¹, Wolfgang WELSCHER², Günter WOZNY¹ and Jens-Uwe REPKE¹

Affiliations: ¹Technische Universität Berlin, Process Dynamics and Operations Group, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Germany and ²X-Visual Technologies GmbH, Johann-Hittorf-Straße 8, 12489 Berlin, Germany

Cite as: Chem. Ing. Tech., 2019, 91, No. 3, 256-267.

DOI: 10.1002/cite.201800122

Abstract: “The ideas and requirements for digitization in the process industry are manifold – the interoperability of the tools in use by engineers is an important prerequisite. The strong heterogeneity of existing data formats and standards as well as the variety of proprietary and company-specific solutions confronts the process industry with huge challenges. This paper deals with the data exchange between process simulation, 2D CAD, and 3D CAD tools, provides an overview of existing standards and formats as well as initial experiences gained in a case study.”

Comments: the authors state that CAPE-OPEN is ill-suited to realize the data exchange between process simulation software. CAPE-OPEN is first meant to provide interoperability between Process Modelling Components and a Process Modelling Environment. This goal has been achieved. Furthermore, ways can be arranged through CAPE-OPEN to realize data exchange between process simulators even if this was not the primary goal of CAPE-OPEN.