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.

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Software Developer Applications Operative system License URL
Advanced Simulation Library Avtech Scientific Process data validation and reconciliation, real-time optimization, virtual sensing and predictive control Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, Mac open-source [1]
APMonitor Data reconciliation, real-time optimization, dynamic simulation and nonlinear predictive control [2]
Apros Fortum and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Dynamic process simulation for power plants Windows Commercial [3]
Aspen Plus Aspen Technology Process simulation and optimization Windows Commercial [4]
Aspen HYSYS Aspen Technology Process simulation and optimization Windows Commercial [5]
ASSETT Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies AS Dynamic process simulation [6]
BatchColumn ProSim Simulation and Optimization of batch distillation columns Windows commercial [7]
BATCHES Batch Process Technologies, Inc. Simulation of recipe driven multiproduct and multipurpose batch processes for applications in design, scheduling and supply chain management Linux Commercial [8]
BatchReactor ProSim Simulation of chemical reactors in batch mode Windows commercial [9]
D-SPICE Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies AS
K-Spice Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies AS Dynamic process simulation and multiphase pipeline simulation [10]
CADSIM Plus Aurel Systems Inc. Steady-state and dynamic process simulation [11]
ChromWorks YPSO-FACTO Chromatographic process design, simulation & optimization [12]
CHEMCAD Chemstations Software suite for process simulation [13]
Cycad Process CM Solutions Process simulation and drawing package for minerals and metallurgical fields Windows Commercial, Free for academic use [14]
Cycle-Tempo Asimptote Thermodynamic analysis and optimization of systems for the production of electricity, heat and refrigeration [15]
COCO simulator AmsterCHEM Steady state simulation free of charge [16]
Design II for Windows WinSim Inc. Process simulation [17]
Distillation expert trainer ATR Operator training simulator for distillation process [18]
DWSIM Daniel Medeiros, Gustavo León and Gregor Reichert Process simulator Windows, Linux, macOS, Android, iOS open-source (Windows/Linux/macOS), free + in-app purchases (Android/iOS) [19]
DynoChem Scale-up Systems Dynamic process simulation and optimization Windows Commercial [20]
EMSO ALSOC Project Modelling, simulation and optimisation, steady state and dynamic, equation oriented with open source models Windows, Linux ALSOC License


EQ-COMP Amit Katyal Vapor Liquid Equilibrium Software SAAS [59]
Dymola Dassault Systèmes Modelica-based dynamic modelling and simulation software Windows, Linux Commercial [22]
Flowtran simulation Monsanto
gPROMS PSE Ltd Advanced process simulation and modelling [23]
HSC Sim Outotec Oyj Advanced process simulation and modelling, Flowsheet simulation Windows [24]
HYD-PREDIC Amit Katyal Flow Assurance Software
HYDROFLO Tahoe Design Software Piping System Design with Steady State Analysis Windows Free Academic -Std Commercial [25]
Indiss Plus® Corys High-fidelity dynamic simulations for hydrocarbons, chemicals [26]
ICAS: integrated computer-aided system CAPEC [27]
IDEAS Andritz Automation [28]
ITHACA Element Process Technology Dynamic chemical process simulator Windows [29]
iiSE Simulator iiSE company Equation oriented chemical process simulator and optimizer Windows, Linux Freeware demo, Commercial [30]
LIBPF C++ LIBrary for process flowsheeting Modelon AB open-source
METSIM Proware General-purpose dynamic and steady state process simulation system Windows [31]
Mimic Simulation Software MYNAH Technologies First-principles dynamic simulator built for software acceptance testing and operator training systems


Mobatec Modeller Mobatec Advanced Dynamic (Steady-State) Process Modelling Environment Windows [33]
NAPCON ProsDS Neste Engineering Solutions Oy Dynamic process simulation Windows [34]
Clearview Mapjects Dynamic Asset BIM process simulation and optimization Windows & Debian Linux
OLGA SPT Group (Schlumberger)
OLI Analyzer OLI Systems, Inc. Chemical phase equilibrium simulation featuring electrolytes Windows Commercial [35]
Omegaland Yokogawa
OptiRamp Statistics & Control, Inc. Real-time Process Simulation and Optimization, Multi variable Predictive Control Windows Commercial [36]
OpenModelica Open-Source Modelica Consortium open-source
PIPE-FLO Professional Engineered Software Inc. Piping System Simulation and Design Windows Commercial [37]
PEL Software Suite
Petro-SIM KBC Advanced Technologies [38]
PETROX Petrobras General Purpose, Static, Sequential-Modular Process Simulator Windows internal users only
Power Plant Simulator & Designer KED GmbH Basic Engineering and Dynamic process simulation for power plants Windows Commercial [39]
Process Studio Protomation Simulation Suite for Modeling, Engineering & Training Windows Commercial [40]
Prode Properties Prode Software Thermodynamic Library, Properties of pure fluids and mixtures, Multi phase Equilibria + process simulation Windows, Linux, Android Free version + commercial versions [41]
Prode simulator Prode Software Process Simulator Windows commercial [42]
ProPhyPlus ProSim Thermodynamic calculation software Windows commercial [43]
ProSec ProSim Simulation of brazed plate fin heat exchangers Windows commercial [44]
ProSim DAC ProSim Dynamic adsorption column simulation Windows commercial [45]
ProSim HEX ProSim Heat Exchangers Simulation Windows commercial [46]
ProSimPlus ProSim Steady-state simulation and optimization of processes Windows commercial [47]
ProSimulator Sim Infosystems Process and Power plant simulation Windows [48]
Pro-Steam KBC Advanced Technologies
ProMax Bryan Research & Engineering Process simulator capable of modeling oil & gas plants, refineries, and many chemical plants Windows [49]
ProMax / TSWEET Bryan Research & Engineering Retired process simulators now incorporated in ProMax
PRO/II SimSci [50]
ROMeo (process optimizer) SimSci
RecoVR VRTech
REX Optience Reactor Optimization and Kinetic Estimation Windows [51]
Simulis Thermodynamics ProSim Mixture properties and fluid phase equilibria calculations commercial [52]
SimCreate TSC Simulation Real time, first principle and generic operator training simulations, plant specific emulations and OPC for live plant connections. Windows Commercial [53]
SimCentral SimSci [54]
SPEEDUP Roger W.H. Sargent and students
SolidSim (Now in Aspen Plus) SolidSim Engineering GmbH Flowsheet simulation of solids processes [55]
SuperPro Designer Intelligen [56]
SysCAD KWA Kenwalt Australia Process simulation Windows [57]
System7 Epcon International [58]
UniSim Design Suite Honeywell Process simulation and optimization Windows Commercial and Academic [59]
UniSim Competency Suite Honeywell Opertator Competency Management and Training Windows Commercial and Academic [60]
Usim Pac Caspeo Steady-state simulator for the mineral industry, biorefineries and waste treatment Windows Commercial [61]
Virtuoso Wood Group Multiphase dynamic process simulator for oil & gas production Windows Commercial [62]
VMGSim Virtual Materials Group [63]
Wolfram SystemModeler Wolfram Research Windows, Mac, Linux [64]

See also[edit]


  • Seader, J.D., Seider, W.D. and Pauls, A.C.: Flowtran Simulation – An Introduction, 2nd Edition, CACHE (1977).
  • Douglas, J.M.: Conceptual Design of Chemical Processes, McGraw-Hill, NY, USA (1988).
  • Smith, R., Chemical process Design and Integration, Wiley, Chichester, UK (2005).
  • Seader, W.D., Seider, J.D., Lewin, D.R. and Widagdo, S. Product and Process Design Principles Synthesis, Analaysis and Design, 3rd Ed., Wiley, Hoboken, NJ, USA (2009)