Cover of Chemical Product and Process ModelingAuthors: A.L. AHMAD, E.M. LOW, S.R. ABD SHUKOR

Affiliation: Universiti Sains Malaysia

Reference: Ahmad, A.L.; Low, E.M.; and Abd Shukor, S.R. (2010) “Safety Improvement and Operational Enhancement via Dynamic Process Simulator: A Review,” Chemical Product and Process Modeling: Vol. 5: Iss. 1, Article 25.

Abstract: “This paper aims to fast track the historical development in simulation technology as a powerful tool of computer aided process engineering and discusses versatility of the dynamic process simulators. The focus of this paper is on the application as a dynamic operator training simulator, appreciating the benefits it brings especially in the process safety and operability improvements. Motivations behind the utilization of this enabling tool are thoroughly explored.”

DOI: 10.2202/1934-2659.1502

Comments: the authors focus their review on the possibilities offered by dynamic simulation with respect to safety improvement as well as operational gains. In the first part of their paper, they provide a review of process simulation and they mention that “Numerous publications could be found covering the progress of simulation, mainly focussing on software interoperability and open software architectures”, listing indeed many publications pertaining to CAPE-OPEN( see below) but without mentioning CAPE-OPEN. Also they are not bringing up the software interoperability point in their discussion about dynamic process simulation. Still they realized that software interoperability is a much discussed topic and their search on this topic pointed to papers on CAPE-OPEN or mentioning CAPE-OPEN.

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