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CAPE-OPEN UPDATE, Volume 11

CAPE-OPEN UPDATE is a publication of the CAPE-OPEN Laboratories Network (CO-LaN), a non-profit consortium for the development of the CAPE-OPEN standard.

SIG Charters and Progress Reports

The CO-LaN Special Interest Groups (SIGs), are up and running to refine existing standards, expand them as needed, and define new standards. The current SIGs, SIG leaders, and current focus areas are:

  • INTEROPERABILITY - Peter Banks, BP. Interoperability Support for testing software interoperability.
  • UNIT OPERATIONS - Richard Baur, Shell Global Solutions B.V.. For implementation, maintenance, and management of existing interfaces. Expansion into dynamics.
  • THERMODYNAMICS - Werner Drewitz, BASF AG. For implementation, maintenance, and management of existing interfaces. Expansion into polymers and solids.

INTEROPERABILITY SIG - contact Peter Banks, BP

Interoperability SIG Members:

  • Michael Gobler - AspenTech
  • Malcolm Woodman; Peter Banks - BP
  • Pascal Roux - IFP
  • Costas Pantelides - PSE
  • David Bluck; David Jerome - SimSci
  • Michel Pons - CO-LaN

Interoperability SIG Main Activities in 2005

  • Develop a specification for the first production version of the CO Logging and Testing Tool (COLTT)
  • Provide a comprehensive suite of tests for COLTT
  • 77 combinations of PME and PMC
  • Appoint SHMA to work with the CTO on COLTT
  • Continue to carry out interoperability testing using the CO-LaN testing environment.

Current status of COLTT

  • 42 of 77 scenarios have been set up and run with COLTT prototype
  • Two problems have been identified
    • Threading - solved
    • Persistence – being resolved
  • Latest version of COLTT will be available at the Workshop

Interoperability SIG Plans for 2006

  • Apply the full set of test scenarios to the production version of COLTT and revise as necessary
  • Review the other interoperability facilitation tools, eg Testers, Wizards, etc., and make plans accordingly
  • Continue to carry out interoperability testing using the CO-LaN testing environment, where appropriate

UNIT OPERATIONS SIG - contact Richard Baur, Shell Global Solutions B.V.

UNIT SIG Members:

  • David Cameron - Fantoft Process
  • Tommi Karhela - VTT
  • Ben Keeping - Process Systems Enterprise (PSE) Ltd.
  • Costas Pantelides - PSE and Imperial College
  • Pascal Roux - IFP
  • Didier Paen - Realisation en Systemique Industrielle
  • Donald Perreira - BP plc
  • Marcel van Maasdam - Shell Global Solutions B.V.
  • Richard Baur - Shell Global Solutions B.V.

UNIT SIG Charter: Develop, maintain and promote unit operation interface specifications

UNIT SIG Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and manage existing interface specifications (revisions to improve design, performance/speed and robustness based on user input)
  • Assess and prioritize on expansions of interface specifications
  • Prioritize registered issues and give recommendations on how they may be resolved
  • Promote and support the use of the CAPE OPEN interface for Unit Operations

Unit SIG 2005 Priorities & Status

Dynamic Unit
  • Pilot implementation in INDISS (RSI): Didier Paen
    • IFP pipe model is running in INDISS
  • Pilot implementation in D-SPICE (Fantoft Process): David Cameron
    • first version of the interface
  • Complete specification document (PSE Ltd): Ben Keeping
    • Done. Ready for publication
Steady State Unit
  • UNIT implementation in gPROMS (PSE)
    • CAPE-OPEN Unit socket applied in the VPDM project
    • gPROMS in Aspen Plus
  • UNIT implementation in UniSim
    • CAPE-OPEN Thermo & Unit Operation
  • Testing environment COCO (AmsterChem)
    • Interoperability tests: e.g. ChemSep
  • Open Source PMCs & PME (US EPA)
    • Based on .Net technology
Dissemination
  • WCCE7 paper (World Congress of ChemEngng 7, Glasgow): Presentation by Didier Paen

Unit SIG 2006 Plan

  • Publishing of the interface specifications for dynamic unit operations
  • Finalization of D-Spice Cape-Open interface
    • demo including dynamic units
  • Reviewing and possibly extending the standards
    • equation oriented unit operations
    • termination, tracing, reporting and interrupts

THERMO SIG - contact Werner Drewitz, BASF AG

THERMO SIG Members
  • Michael Halloran - AspenTech
  • Werner Drewitz - BASF
  • Jens Schmidt GL till Sept - Dow Chemical
  • Richard Szczepanski - Infochem Computer Services
  • Matthias Pogodda - Tech. Univ. Hamburg-Harburg
  • Alan Scott - TUV NEL (PPDS)
  • Eric Hendriks - Shell Global Solutions
  • Richard Baur - Shell Global Solutions
  • Michel Pons - CO-LaN
  • Jasper van Baten - AmsterChem
  • Suphat Watanasiri - AspenTech
  • Jean-Charles de Hemptinne - IFP
THERMO SIG Phone confs and meetings
    5 Phone Conferences and a face to face meeting in London
THERMO SIG - New Charter: Develop, maintain and promote thermodynamic interface specifications

THERMO SIG – Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and manage existing interface specifications
      (revisions to improve design, performance/speed and robustness based on user input)
  • Assess and prioritize on expansions of interface specifications
  • Manage the development of the agreed upon expansions
  • Help organizations to develop implementations of the Thermo standards
  • THERMO SIG – 2005 Achievements
    • Broad Testing of THERMO Standard V 1.0 and V 1.1
    • XSupporting organisations implementing Thermo 1.0
    • Finalizing of THERMO Standard V 1.1
    • Started to handle PetroFrac Matters
THERMO SIG –Goals for 2006
  • Launch Review of Standard V 1.1 to CO community to become officially finalized
  • Commercial Implementations of V 1.1
    • ASPEN
    • Multiflash
    • …and many others
  • Incorporation of Petroleum Interface in Thermo Standard
    • more participation of oil companies is needed
THERMO SIG – Deliverables for 2006:
  • Version 1.1 of the Thermodynamic and Physical Properties interface specification
  • Revised Petroleum Fractions interface specification for Refinery Reactor models

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