(441a) Dissimination of University Research Through CAPE-OPEN | AIChE

(441a) Dissimination of University Research Through CAPE-OPEN


Maribo-Mogensen, B. - Presenter, Technical University of Denmark
Kontogeorgis, G., Center for Energy Resources Engineering (CERE), Technical University of Denmark

Over the past ten years, the Technical University of Denmark has made an effort to collect and dissiminate research within chemical engineering thermodynamics to industrial collaborators through CAPE-OPEN [1]. Ensuring a successful knowledge transfer from university to industry is an iterative task that requires commitment from all partners as well as a good communication across disciplines. The development of CAPE-OPEN compliant scientific software is a multidisciplinary task that requires insight in software development and process simulation as well as an in-depth knowledge of the underlying research. Furthermore, as a project matures and the solution becomes more widely adopted and used in the industry, it becomes important to ensure the quality of the software and results produced from process simulation. A new software solution (ThermoSystem 4.0) has been built from the combined experiences and research from the CHIGP project [2]. ThermoSystem is a solution for performing calculations with state of the art thermodynamic models, including PC-SAFT and CPA. Version 4 consists of a new CAPE-OPEN 1.0 and 1.1 compatible C# library [3] and a robust core thermodynamic library (built in FORTRAN) [4].

We present how the new version solves a range of issues related to research, implementation and optimization, and those related to the state of the current implementation of the CAPE-OPEN standard in commercial process simulators. We show results from process simulation of larger flow sheets and present an overview of the future developments in the CHIGP project.

 [1] M. P. Breil, G. M. Kontogeorgis, N. von Solms, E. H. Stenby, CAPE-OPEN: An International Standard for Process Simulation, Chemical Engineering, December 2007, p. 52-55

[2] Chemicals in Gas Processing (CHIGP): http://www.chigp.dk

[3] Maribo-Mogensen, G. M. Kontogeorgis, K. Thomsen, Development of a CAPE-OPEN compatible library for thermodynamic models and unit operations using .NET, 8th European Conference of Chemical Engineering, Berlin, 2011, 26-29 September

[4] G. M. Kontogeorgis; G. Folas Thermodynamic Models for Industrial Applications, Wiley, Chichester, 2010, ISBN: 978-0-470-69726-9