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 process plants. Applications for this include design studies, engineering studies, design audits, debottlenecking studies, control system check-out, process simulation, dynamic simulation, operator training simulators, pipeline management systems, production management systems, digital twins.

Software Developer Applications Operating System License URL
Advanced Simulation Library (ASL) Avtech Scientific Process data validation and reconciliation, real-time optimization, virtual sensing and predictive control Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, Mac open-source (AGPLv3) [1]
APMonitor APMonitor MATLAB/Python/Julia-based data reconciliation, real-time optimization, dynamic simulation and nonlinear predictive control Windows, Linux open-source (BSD-2-Clause) [2]
Apros Fortum and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Dynamic process simulation for power plants Windows closed-source [3]
ASCEND ASCEND Dynamic process simulation, general purpose language Windows, BSD, Linux open-source (GPLv2) [4]
Aspen Custom Modeler (ACM) Aspen Technology Dynamic process simulation Windows closed-source [5]
Aspen HYSYS Aspen Technology Process simulation and optimization Windows closed-source [6]
Aspen Plus Aspen Technology Process simulation and optimization Windows closed-source [7]
ASSETT Kongsberg Digital Dynamic process simulation Windows closed-source [8]
BatchColumn ProSim Simulation and Optimization of batch distillation columns Windows closed-source [9]
BATCHES Batch Process Technologies, Inc. Simulation of recipe driven multiproduct and multipurpose batch processes for applications in design, scheduling and supply chain management Linux closed-source [10]
BatchReactor ProSim Simulation of chemical reactors in batch mode Windows closed-source [11]
BioSTEAM Yoel Cortes-Pena & BioSTEAM Development Group Design, simulation, and costing of biorefineries under uncertainty Windows, Mac, Linux open-source (BSD-3-Clause) [12]
CADSIM Plus Aurel Systems Inc. Dynamic process simulator with CAD front end and process stream specification flexibility Windows closed-source [13]
ChromWorks YPSO-FACTO Chromatographic process design, simulation & optimization Windows closed-source [14]
CHEMCAD Chemstations Software suite for process simulation Windows closed-source [15]
CHEMPRO EPCON Process Flow Simulation, Fluid Flow Simulation, & Process Equipment Sizing Windows closed-source [16]
Cycad Process CM Solutions Process simulation and drawing package for minerals and metallurgical fields Windows closed-source [17]
Cycle-Tempo Asimptote Thermodynamic analysis and optimization of systems for the production of electricity, heat and refrigeration Windows closed-source [18]
COCO simulator + ChemSep AmsterCHEM Steady state process simulation based on CAPE-OPEN Interface Standard Windows open-source (Coco License 3.4) [19] [20]
D-SPICE Kongsberg Digital Dynamic process simulation Windows closed-source [21]
Design II for Windows WinSim Inc. Process simulation Windows closed-source [22]
Distillation expert trainer ATR Operator training simulator for distillation process closed-source [23]
Dymola Dassault Systèmes Modelica-based dynamic modelling and simulation software Windows, Linux closed-source [24]
DynoChem Scale-up Systems Dynamic process simulation and optimization Windows closed-source [25]
DYNSIM AVEVA Dynamic process simulation Windows closed-source
Dyssol[1] Dynamic flowsheet simulation of solids processes Windows, Linux open-source (BSD-3-Clause) [26]
DWSIM Daniel Medeiros, Gustavo León and Gregor Reichert Process simulator Windows, Linux, macOS, Android, iOS open-source (GPLv3), freemium [27]
EMSO ALSOC Project Modelling, simulation and optimisation, steady state and dynamic, equation oriented with open source models Windows, Linux closed-source (UI), open-source (library)[28]


EQ-COMP Amit Katyal Vapor Liquid Equilibrium Software Software-as-a-Service closed-source [59]
FlowTran FlowTran Transient single phase pipeline simulation closed-source [30]
GAMS GAMS General Algebraic Modeling System (GAMS) Windows, Linux, Mac OS, Solaris closed-source [31]
gPROMS PSE Ltd Advanced process simulation and modelling closed-source [32]
HSC Sim Outotec Oyj Advanced process simulation and modelling, Flowsheet simulation Windows closed-source [33]
HYD-PREDIC Amit Katyal Multiphase flow assurance and hydrate modelling Software-as-a-Service closed-source [34]
HYDROFLO Tahoe Design Software Piping System Design with Steady State Analysis Windows closed-source [35]
Indiss Plus® Corys Dynamic process simulator for hydrocarbons, chemicals Windows closed-source [36]
ICAS KT-Consortium Integrated Computer-Aided System Windows closed-source [37]
IDEAS Andritz Automation Dynamic simulator for pulp, oil sands, potash, and hard rock mining Windows closed-source [38]
iiSE Simulator iiSE company Equation oriented chemical process simulator and optimizer Windows, Linux closed-source [39]
INOSIM Inosim Software GmbH Discrete-event dynamic simulation software for mixed batch-continuous processes in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry Windows closed-source [40]
INVIDES Rheinmetall Electronics Visual, dynamic Process Simulation framework for power plants, pipeline systems, upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas plants, renewable energy plants and hydrogen plants Windows closed-source [91]
ITHACA Element Process General purpose dynamic chemical process simulator Windows closed-source [41]
JADE GSE Systems Dynamic process simulation Windows closed-source [42] Modelon AB Process simulation Windows, Linux, macOS closed-source[2] [43]
K-Spice Kongsberg Digital Dynamic process simulation Windows closed-source [44]
LedaFlow Kongsberg Digital Transient multiphase pipeline simulation Windows closed-source [45]
LIBPF simevo C++ Library for process flowsheeting Linux, Windows, macOS closed-source [46]
METSIM Metsim International General-purpose dynamic and steady-state process simulation system Windows closed-source [47]
Modelon Impact Modelon AB General-purpose, multi-domain dynamic and steady-state process and system simulation system Linux (SaaS, on-prem), Windows closed-source [48]
Mimic Simulation Software MYNAH Technologies First-principles dynamic simulator built for software acceptance testing and operator training systems Windows closed-source [49]
Mobatec Modeller Mobatec Advanced Dynamic (Steady-State) Process Modelling Environment Windows closed-source [50]
NAPCON ProsDS Neste Engineering Solutions Oy Dynamic process simulation Windows closed-source [51]
OLGA Schlumberger Transient multiphase pipeline simulation Windows closed-source [52]
OLI Analyzer OLI Systems, Inc. Chemical phase equilibrium simulation featuring electrolytes Windows closed-source [53]
Omegaland OMEGA Simulation Dynamic process simulation Windows closed-source [54]
OptiRamp Statistics & Control, Inc. Real-time Process Simulation and Optimization, Multi variable Predictive Control Windows closed-source [55]
OpenModelica Open-Source Modelica Consortium General purpose simulation Linux, macOS open-source (OSMC-PL 1.2) [56]
PD-PLUS Deerhaven Technical Software Steady-State Modeling of Chemical, Petrochemical, and Refining Processes Windows closed-source [57]
PIPE-FLO Professional Engineered Software Inc. Piping System Simulation and Design Windows closed-source [58]
PIPEFLO Schlumberger Steady state multiphase flowline simulation Windows closed-source [59]
PIPESIM Schlumberger Steady state multiphase flowline simulation Windows closed-source [60]
PEL Suite PEL Software Steady state process simulation Windows closed-source [61]
Petro-SIM KBC Advanced Technologies Dynamic process simulation Windows closed-source [62]
PETROX Petrobras In-house steady state refining process simulator[3] Windows closed-source N/A
Power Plant Simulator & Designer KED GmbH Basic Engineering and Dynamic process simulation for power plants Windows closed-source [63]
Process Engineering ToolS (PETS) Stratus Engineering, Inc. Process Engineering Software Windows closed-source [64]
Process Studio Stamicarbon Simulation Suite for Modeling, Engineering & Training Windows closed-source [65]
Prode Properties Prode Software Thermodynamic Library, Properties of pure fluids and mixtures, Multi phase Equilibria + process simulation Windows, Linux, Android closed-source [66]
Prode Process Interface Prode Software Process simulation, optimization realtime control Windows closed-source [67]
ProMax Bryan Research & Engineering Process simulator capable of modeling oil & gas plants, refineries, and many chemical plants Windows closed-source [68]
ProPhyPlus ProSim Thermodynamic calculation software Windows closed-source [69]
ProSec ProSim Simulation of brazed plate fin heat exchangers Windows closed-source [70]
ProSim DAC ProSim Dynamic adsorption column simulation Windows closed-source [71]
ProSim HEX ProSim Heat Exchangers Simulation Windows closed-source [72]
ProSimPlus ProSim Steady-state simulation and optimization of processes Windows closed-source [73]
ProSimulator Sim Infosystems Process and Power plant simulation Windows closed-source [74]
PRO/II AVEVA Steady state process simulation Windows closed-source [75]
Pyomo Sandia and UC Davis Steady state and dynamic process simulation All Platforms open-source [76]
ROMeo AVEVA Process optimization Windows closed-source [77]
Reaction Lab Scale-up Systems Chemist-oriented kinetic modeling and reaction optimization Windows closed-source [78]
RecoVR VRTech Industrial wastewater management Windows closed-source [79]
REX Optience Reactor Optimization and Kinetic Estimation Windows closed-source [80]
AVEVA Process Simulation

(former SimCentral)

AVEVA Steady state, Fluid flow and Dynamic process simulator. Windows closed-source [81]
SimCreate TSC Simulation Real time, first principle and generic operator training simulations, plant specific emulations and OPC for live plant connections. Windows closed-source [82]
Simulis Thermodynamics ProSim Mixture properties and fluid phase equilibria calculations Windows closed-source [83]
SolidSim (Now in Aspen Plus[4][5]) SolidSim Engineering GmbH Flowsheet simulation of solids processes Windows closed-source [84]
SPEEDUP Aspen Technology Dynamic process simulation Unix, Windows closed-source [85]
SuperPro Designer Intelligen Batch and continuous process simulation. Windows closed-source [86]
SysCAD KWA Kenwalt Australia Steady-state and dynamic process simulation Windows closed-source [87]
UniSim Design Suite Honeywell Process simulation and optimization Windows closed-source [88]
UniSim Competency Suite Honeywell Operator Competency Management and Training Windows closed-source [89]
Usim Pac Caspeo Steady-state simulator for the mineral industry, biorefineries and waste treatment Windows closed-source [90]
Virtuoso Wood PLC Multiphase dynamic process simulator for oil & gas production Windows closed-source [91]
VMG Symmetry Schlumberger Steady state simulation, dynamic process simulation, transient multiphase flowline simulation Windows closed-source [92]
Wolfram SystemModeler Wolfram Research Modelica-based Dynamic multidomain modelling (mechanical, electrical, chemical) Windows, Mac, Linux closed-source [93]
XPSIM Process Simulation Services Steady state and dynamic process simulation, transient multiphase pipeline simulator Windows closed-source [94]

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  2. ^ "JModelica Closed Source Announcement". Archived from the original on 13 Feb 2020. Retrieved 13 Feb 2020.
  3. ^ Barbosa, Renato A. (1 May 2013). Petrobras in-House Process Simulator As a Strategic Advantage. 13 AIChE Spring Meeting, San Antonio, TX. AIChE. 294028.
  4. ^ "SolidSim Engineering was acquired by Aspen Technology on February 9, 2012". Archived from the original on 24 Dec 2020. Retrieved 24 Dec 2020.
  5. ^ "Solidsim". Archived from the original on 29 Oct 2020. Retrieved 24 Dec 2020. SolidSim Engineering was absorbed by Aspen Technology Inc. with the unit operations of SolidSim made available in Aspen Plus.
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