List of chemical process simulators

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This is a list of software used to simulate the material and energy balances of chemical processing plants.

Software Developer Applications Operative system License URL
Ariane ProSim Utilities management and power plant optimization]
APMonitor Data reconciliation, real-time optimization, dynamic simulation and nonlinear predictive control [1]
Aspen Plus Aspen Technology Process simulation and optimization [2]
Aspen HYSYS Aspen Technology Process simulation and optimization [3]
ASSETT Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies AS Dynamic process simulation [4]
BatchColumn ProSim Simulation and Optimization of batch distillation columns [5]
BatchReactor ProSim Simulation of chemical reactors in batch mode [6]
D-SPICE Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies AS
K-Spice Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies AS Dynamic process simulation and multiphase pipeline simulation [7]
CADSIM Plus Aurel Systems Inc. Steady-state and dynamic process simulation [8]
ChromWorks ChromWorks, Inc. Continuous/Batch chromatography process simulator [9]
CHEMCAD Chemstations Software suite for process simulation [10]
Cycle-Tempo Asimptote Thermodynamic analysis and optimization of systems for the production of electricity, heat and refrigeration [11]
COCO simulator AmsterCHEM Steady state simulation free of charge [12]
Design II for Windows WinSim Inc. Process simulation [13]
Distillation expert trainer ATR Operator training simulator for distillation process [14]
DWSIM Daniel Medeiros, Gustavo León and Gregor Reichert Process simulator Windows, Linux, Mac open-source [15]
DynoChem Scale-up Systems Ltd. [16]
EMSO ALSOC Project Modelling, simulation and optimisation
Dymola CATIA Systems Engineering Dynamic modelling and simulation software [17]
Flowtran simulation Monsanto
gPROMS PSE Ltd Advanced process simulation and modelling [18]
HSC Sim Outotec Oyj Advanced process simulation and modelling, Flowsheet simulation Windows [19]
ICAS: integrated computer-aided system CAPEC [21]
IDEAS Andritz Automation [22]
iiSE Simulator VRTech
LIBPF C++ LIBrary for process flowsheeting Modelon AB open-source
METSIM Proware General-purpose dynamic and steady state process simulation system Windows [23]
MiMic MYNAH Technologies
Mobatec Modeller Mobatec
Clearview Mapjects
OLGA SPT Group (Schlumberger)
Omegaland Yokogawa
OpenModelica Open-Source Modelica Consortium open-source
PIPE-FLO Professional Engineered Software Inc. [24]
PEL Software Suite
Petro-SIM KBC Advanced Technologies [25]
PETROX Petrobras General Purpose, Static, Sequential-Modular Process Simulator Windows internal users only
Prode Properties Prode Software [26]
Prode simulator Prode Software [27]
ProSim DAC ProSim Dynamic Adsorption Column Simulation [28]
ProSimPlus ProSim Process simulation and optimization [29]
ProSimulator Sim Infosystems
Pro-Steam KBC Advanced Technologies
ProMax Bryan Research and Engineering [30]
TSWEET Bryan Research and Engineering
PRO/II SimSci [32]
ROMeo (process optimizer) SimSci
RecoVR VRTech
Simulis Thermodynamics ProSim Mixture properties and fluid phase equilibria calculations [33]
SimCreate TSC Simulation [34]
SPEEDUP Roger W.H. Sargent and students
SolidSim SolidSim Engineering GmbH Flowsheet simulation of solids processes [35]
SuperPro Designer Intelligen [36]
SysCAD [37]
System7 Epcon International [38]
UniSim design Honeywell [39]
Shadow plant Honeywell
Usim Pac Caspeo [40]
VMGSim Virtual Materials Group [41]
Wolfram SystemModeler Wolfram Research Windows, Mac, Linux [42]

See also[edit]

Examples of chemical process simulation:


  • Seader, J.D., Seider, W.D. and Pauls, A.C.: Flowtran Simulation – An Introduction, 2nd Edition, CACHE, 1977.

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