List of chemical process simulators

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 Operative 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 [1]
APMonitor 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]
ASCEND ASCEND Dynamic process simulation, general purpose language Windows, BSD, Linux open-source [4]
Aspen Custom Modeler (ACM) Aspen Technology Dynamic process simulation Windows Commercial [5]
Aspen HYSYS Aspen Technology Process simulation and optimization Windows Commercial [6]
Aspen Plus Aspen Technology Process simulation and optimization Windows Commercial [7]
ASSETT Kongsberg Digital Dynamic process simulation Windows Commercial [8]
BatchColumn ProSim Simulation and Optimization of batch distillation columns Windows commercial [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 Commercial [10]
BatchReactor ProSim Simulation of chemical reactors in batch mode Windows Commercial [11]
BioSTEAM Yoel Cortes-Pena & BioSTEAM Development Group Design, simulation, and costing of biorefineries under uncertainty Windows, Mac, Linux open-source [12]
CADSIM Plus Aurel Systems Inc. Steady-state and dynamic process simulation Windows Commercial [13]
ChromWorks YPSO-FACTO Chromatographic process design, simulation & optimization Windows Commercial [14]
CHEMCAD Chemstations Software suite for process simulation Windows Commercial [15]
CHEMPRO EPCON Process Flow Simulation, Fluid Flow Simulation, & Process Equipment Sizing Windows Commercial [16]
Clearview Mapjects Dynamic Asset BIM process simulation and optimization Windows & Debian Linux
Cycad Process CM Solutions Process simulation and drawing package for minerals and metallurgical fields Windows Commercial, Free for academic use [17]
Cycle-Tempo Asimptote Thermodynamic analysis and optimization of systems for the production of electricity, heat and refrigeration [18]
COCO simulator + ChemSep AmsterCHEM Steady state process simulation based on CAPE-OPEN Interface Standard Windows Free [19] [20]
D-SPICE Kongsberg Digital Dynamic process simulation Windows Commercial
Design II for Windows WinSim Inc. Process simulation [21]
Distillation expert trainer ATR Operator training simulator for distillation process [22]
Dymola Dassault Systèmes Modelica-based dynamic modelling and simulation software Windows, Linux Commercial [23]
DynoChem Scale-up Systems Dynamic process simulation and optimization Windows Commercial [24]
DYNSIM AVEVA Dynamic process simulation Windows Commercial
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) [25]
EMSO ALSOC Project Modelling, simulation and optimisation, steady state and dynamic, equation oriented with open source models Windows, Linux ALSOC License

[26]

EQ-COMP Amit Katyal Vapor Liquid Equilibrium Software SAAS [59]
FlowTran FlowTran Transient single phase pipeline simulation Commercial [27]
GAMS GAMS General Algebraic Modeling System (GAMS) Windows, Linux, Mac OS, Solaris Commercial [28]
gPROMS PSE Ltd Advanced process simulation and modelling [29]
HSC Sim Outotec Oyj Advanced process simulation and modelling, Flowsheet simulation Windows [30]
HYD-PREDIC Amit Katyal Flow Assurance Software
HYDROFLO Tahoe Design Software Piping System Design with Steady State Analysis Windows Free Academic, Standard Commercial [31]
Indiss Plus® Corys Dynamic process simulator for hydrocarbons, chemicals [32]
ICAS CAPEC Integrated Computer-Aided System [33]
IDEAS Andritz Automation Dynamic simulator for pulp, oil sands, potash, and hard rock mining Windows Commercial [34]
iiSE Simulator iiSE company Equation oriented chemical process simulator and optimizer Windows, Linux Commercial [35]
ITHACA Element Process General purpose dynamic chemical process simulator Windows Commercial [36]
JADE GSE Systems Dynamic process simulation Windows Commercial
JModelica.org Modelon AB Process simulation Windows, Linux, Mac OS open-source
K-Spice Kongsberg Digital Dynamic process simulation Windows Commercial [37]
LedaFlow Kongsberg Digital Transient multiphase pipeline simulation Windows Commercial [38]
LIBPF simevo C++ LIBrary for process flowsheeting
METSIM Metsim International General-purpose dynamic and steady state process simulation system Windows [39]
Mimic Simulation Software MYNAH Technologies First-principles dynamic simulator built for software acceptance testing and operator training systems

[40]

Mobatec Modeller Mobatec Advanced Dynamic (Steady-State) Process Modelling Environment Windows [41]
NAPCON ProsDS Neste Engineering Solutions Oy Dynamic process simulation Windows [42]
OLGA Schlumberger Transient multiphase pipeline simulation Windows Commercial [43]
OLI Analyzer OLI Systems, Inc. Chemical phase equilibrium simulation featuring electrolytes Windows Commercial [44]
Omegaland OMEGA Simulation Dynamic process simulation Windows Commercial [45]
OptiRamp Statistics & Control, Inc. Real-time Process Simulation and Optimization, Multi variable Predictive Control Windows Commercial [46]
OpenModelica Open-Source Modelica Consortium General purpose simulation open-source
PD-PLUS Deerhaven Technical Software Steady-State Modeling of Chemical, Petrochemical, and Refining Processes Windows Commercial [47]
PIPE-FLO Professional Engineered Software Inc. Piping System Simulation and Design Windows Commercial [48]
PIPEFLO Schlumberger Steady state multiphase flowline simulation Windows Commercial
PIPESIM Schlumberger Steady state multiphase flowline simulation Windows Commercial
PEL Suite PEL Software Steady state process simulation Windows Commercial [49]
Petro-SIM KBC Advanced Technologies Dynamic process simulation Windows Commercial [50]
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 [51]
Process Studio Protomation Simulation Suite for Modeling, Engineering & Training Windows Commercial [52]
Prode Properties Prode Software Thermodynamic Library, Properties of pure fluids and mixtures, Multi phase Equilibria + process simulation Windows, Linux, Android Free version + commercial versions [53]
Prode simulator Prode Software Process Simulator Windows commercial [54]
ProMax Bryan Research & Engineering Process simulator capable of modeling oil & gas plants, refineries, and many chemical plants Windows [55]
ProMax / TSWEET Bryan Research & Engineering Retired process simulators now incorporated in ProMax
ProPhyPlus ProSim Thermodynamic calculation software Windows commercial [56]
ProSec ProSim Simulation of brazed plate fin heat exchangers Windows commercial [57]
ProSim DAC ProSim Dynamic adsorption column simulation Windows commercial [58]
ProSim HEX ProSim Heat Exchangers Simulation Windows commercial [59]
ProSimPlus ProSim Steady-state simulation and optimization of processes Windows commercial [60]
ProSimulator Sim Infosystems Process and Power plant simulation Windows [61]
Pro-Steam KBC Advanced Technologies
PRO/II AVEVA Steady state process simulation Windows Commercial [62]
ROMeo AVEVA Process optimization Windows Commercial
RecoVR VRTech
REX Optience Reactor Optimization and Kinetic Estimation Windows [63]
SimCentral AVEVA Steady state, Fluid flow and Dynamic process simulator. Windows Commercial [64]
SimCreate TSC Simulation Real time, first principle and generic operator training simulations, plant specific emulations and OPC for live plant connections. Windows Commercial [65]
Simulis Thermodynamics ProSim Mixture properties and fluid phase equilibria calculations commercial [66]
SolidSim (Now in Aspen Plus) SolidSim Engineering GmbH Flowsheet simulation of solids processes [67]
SPEEDUP Aspen Technology Dynamic process simulation Unix, Windows Commercial
SuperPro Designer Intelligen [68]
SysCAD KWA Kenwalt Australia Steady-state and dynamic process simulation Windows Commercial and Academic [69]
UniSim Design Suite Honeywell Process simulation and optimization Windows Commercial and Academic [70]
UniSim Competency Suite Honeywell Opertator Competency Management and Training Windows Commercial and Academic [71]
Usim Pac Caspeo Steady-state simulator for the mineral industry, biorefineries and waste treatment Windows Commercial [72]
Virtuoso Wood PLC Multiphase dynamic process simulator for oil & gas production Windows Commercial [73]
VMGSim Schlumberger Steady state simulation, dynamic process simulation, transient multiphase flowline simulation Windows Commercial [74]
Wolfram SystemModeler Wolfram Research Windows, Mac, Linux [75]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 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).
  • Seider, W.D., Seader, J.D., Lewin, D.R. and Widagdo, S. Product and Process Design Principles: Synthesis, Analysis and Design, 3rd Ed., Wiley, Hoboken, NJ, USA (2015)