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
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]
Ariane ProSim Utilities management and power plant optimization [2]
APMonitor Data reconciliation, real-time optimization, dynamic simulation and nonlinear predictive control [3]
Apros Fortum and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Dynamic process simulation for power plants Windows Commercial [4]
Aspen Plus Aspen Technology Process simulation and optimization [5]
Aspen HYSYS Aspen Technology Process simulation and optimization [6]
ASSETT Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies AS Dynamic process simulation [7]
BatchColumn ProSim Simulation and Optimization of batch distillation columns [8]
BatchReactor ProSim Simulation of chemical reactors in batch mode [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 ChromWorks, Inc. Continuous/Batch chromatography process simulator [12]
CHEMCAD Chemstations Software suite for process simulation [13]
Cycle-Tempo Asimptote Thermodynamic analysis and optimization of systems for the production of electricity, heat and refrigeration [14]
COCO simulator AmsterCHEM Steady state simulation free of charge [15]
Design II for Windows WinSim Inc. Process simulation [16]
Distillation expert trainer ATR Operator training simulator for distillation process [17]
DWSIM Daniel Medeiros, Gustavo León and Gregor Reichert Process simulator Windows, Linux, Mac open-source [18]
DynoChem Scale-up Systems Ltd. [19]
EMSO ALSOC Project Modelling, simulation and optimisation Windows, Linux ALSOC License


Dymola CATIA Systems Engineering Dynamic modelling and simulation software [21]
Flowtran simulation Monsanto
gPROMS PSE Ltd Advanced process simulation and modelling [22]
HSC Sim Outotec Oyj Advanced process simulation and modelling, Flowsheet simulation Windows [23]
HYDROFLO Tahoe Design Software Piping System Design with Steady State Analysis Windows Free Academic -Std Commercial [24]
ICAS: integrated computer-aided system CAPEC [26]
IDEAS Andritz Automation [27]
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 [28]
Mimic 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 Contact us [30]
NAPCON ProsDS Neste Jacobs Oy Dynamic process simulation Windows [31]
Clearview Mapjects
OLGA SPT Group (Schlumberger)
Omegaland Yokogawa
OpenModelica Open-Source Modelica Consortium open-source
PIPE-FLO Professional Engineered Software Inc. [32]
PEL Software Suite
Petro-SIM KBC Advanced Technologies [33]
PETROX Petrobras General Purpose, Static, Sequential-Modular Process Simulator Windows internal users only
Prode Properties Prode Software [34]
Prode simulator Prode Software [35]
ProSim DAC ProSim Dynamic Adsorption Column Simulation [36]
ProSimPlus ProSim Process simulation and optimization [37]
ProSimulator Sim Infosystems
Pro-Steam KBC Advanced Technologies
ProMax Bryan Research and Engineering [38]
TSWEET Bryan Research and Engineering
PRO/II SimSci [40]
ROMeo (process optimizer) SimSci
RecoVR VRTech
Simulis Thermodynamics ProSim Mixture properties and fluid phase equilibria calculations [41]
SimCreate TSC Simulation [42]
SPEEDUP Roger W.H. Sargent and students
SolidSim SolidSim Engineering GmbH Flowsheet simulation of solids processes [43]
SuperPro Designer Intelligen [44]
SysCAD [45]
System7 Epcon International [46]
UniSim design Honeywell [47]
Shadow plant Honeywell
Usim Pac Caspeo [48]
VMGSim Virtual Materials Group [49]
Wolfram SystemModeler Wolfram Research Windows, Mac, Linux [50]

See also[edit]


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

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