Cover of Computer Aided Chemical Engineering volume 25Author: Ray DICKINSON

Affiliation: Shell Global Solutions and CO-LaN

Reference: Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, Volume 25, 2008, Page 537

Abstract: “CAPE OPEN standards have been developed to the state of maturity where standards are finding application in industrial and academic applications. The need for further standards has been identified as well as sustaining existing standards. To be successful standards also need to be maintained and supported. Developments in applying, extending and maintaining software interoperability standards to expand Process Modelling Capability will be presented.

Several CAPE OPEN standards have been developed for various components of a modelling system. The most widely applied standards are those for thermodynamics and unit operations. Examples of the application and value of implementation of open standards will be given. The success of these standards has generated demand for extensions to the standards and the development of new standards. These include extensions for dynamic unit operations, inclusion of petroleum properties in the implemented standards and application for hydrodynamics.

The success of CAPE OPEN requires maintenance. There are several aspects to this beyond just maintenance of the documented standards. Developments in software such as the adoption of NET need to be considered. Maintenance also applies to relationships between developers and users of process modelling software. The CAPE OPEN Laboratories Network has continued to grow year on year. The presentation will cover focus areas that have contributed to this success and some of the upcoming challenges.”

DOI: 10.1016/S1570-7946(08)80094-6

Comments: this keynote lecture is a short communication within the ESCAPE 18 conference proceedings. Best is to refer to the status report given at the CO-LaN Annual Meeting.