List of chemical process simulators

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

SoftwareDeveloperApplicationsOperative systemLicenseURL
Advanced Simulation LibraryAvtech ScientificProcess data validation and reconciliation, real-time optimization, virtual sensing and predictive controlWindows, Linux, FreeBSD, Macopen-source
APMonitorData reconciliation, real-time optimization, dynamic simulation and nonlinear predictive control
AprosFortum and VTT Technical Research Centre of FinlandDynamic process simulation for power plantsWindowsCommercial
Aspen PlusAspen TechnologyProcess simulation and optimizationWindowsCommercial
Aspen HYSYSAspen TechnologyProcess simulation and optimizationWindows Commercial
ASSETTKongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies ASDynamic process simulation
BatchColumnProSimSimulation and Optimization of batch distillation columnsWindowscommercial
BATCHESBatch Process Technologies, Inc.Simulation of recipe driven multiproduct and multipurpose batch processes for applications in design, scheduling and supply chain managementLinuxCommercial
BatchReactorProSimSimulation of chemical reactors in batch modeWindowscommercial
BioSTEAMYoel Cortes-Pena & BioSTEAM Development GroupDesign, simulation, and costing of biorefineries under uncertaintyWindows, Mac, Linuxopen-source
D-SPICEKongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies AS
K-SpiceKongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies ASDynamic process simulation and multiphase pipeline simulation
CADSIM PlusAurel Systems Inc.Steady-state and dynamic process simulation
ChromWorksYPSO-FACTOChromatographic process design, simulation & optimization
CHEMCADChemstationsSoftware suite for process simulation
Cycad ProcessCM SolutionsProcess simulation and drawing package for minerals and metallurgical fieldsWindowsCommercial, Free for academic use
Cycle-TempoAsimptoteThermodynamic analysis and optimization of systems for the production of electricity, heat and refrigeration
COCO simulatorAmsterCHEMSteady state simulationfree of charge
Design II for WindowsWinSim Inc.Process simulation
Distillation expert trainerATROperator training simulator for distillation process
DWSIMDaniel Medeiros, Gustavo León and Gregor ReichertProcess simulatorWindows, Linux, macOS, Android, iOSopen-source (Windows/Linux/macOS), free + in-app purchases (Android/iOS)
DynoChemScale-up SystemsDynamic process simulation and optimizationWindowsCommercial
EMSOALSOC ProjectModelling, simulation and optimisation, steady state and dynamic, equation oriented with open source modelsWindows, LinuxALSOC License

EQ-COMP Amit Katyal Vapor Liquid Equilibrium Software SAAS [59]
DymolaDassault SystèmesModelica-based dynamic modelling and simulation softwareWindows, LinuxCommercial
Flowtran simulationMonsanto
gPROMSPSE LtdAdvanced process simulation and modelling
HSC SimOutotec OyjAdvanced process simulation and modelling, Flowsheet simulationWindows
HYD-PREDIC Amit Katyal Flow Assurance Software
HYDROFLOTahoe Design SoftwarePiping System Design with Steady State AnalysisWindowsFree Academic -Std Commercial
Indiss Plus®CorysHigh-fidelity dynamic simulations for hydrocarbons, chemicals
ICAS: integrated computer-aided systemCAPEC
IDEASAndritz Automation
ITHACAElement Process TechnologyDynamic chemical process simulatorWindows
iiSE SimulatoriiSE companyEquation oriented chemical process simulator and optimizerWindows, LinuxFreeware demo, Commercial
LIBPFC++ LIBrary for process flowsheeting
JModelica.orgModelon ABopen-source
METSIMProwareGeneral-purpose dynamic and steady state process simulation systemWindows
Mimic Simulation SoftwareMYNAH TechnologiesFirst-principles dynamic simulator built for software acceptance testing and operator training systems

Mobatec ModellerMobatecAdvanced Dynamic (Steady-State) Process Modelling EnvironmentWindows
NAPCON ProsDSNeste Engineering Solutions OyDynamic process simulationWindows
ClearviewMapjectsDynamic Asset BIM process simulation and optimizationWindows & Debian Linux
OLGASPT Group (Schlumberger)
OLI Analyzer OLI Systems, Inc. Chemical phase equilibrium simulation featuring electrolytes Windows Commercial
OptiRampStatistics & Control, Inc.Real-time Process Simulation and Optimization, Multi variable Predictive ControlWindowsCommercial
OpenModelicaOpen-Source Modelica Consortiumopen-source
PD-PLUSDeerhaven Technical SoftwareSteady-State Modeling of Chemical, Petrochemical, and Refining ProcessesWindowsCommercial
PIPE-FLO ProfessionalEngineered Software Inc.Piping System Simulation and DesignWindowsCommercial
PEL Software Suite
Petro-SIMKBC Advanced Technologies
PETROXPetrobrasGeneral Purpose, Static, Sequential-Modular Process SimulatorWindowsinternal users only
Power Plant Simulator & DesignerKED GmbHBasic Engineering and Dynamic process simulation for power plantsWindowsCommercial
Process StudioProtomationSimulation Suite for Modeling, Engineering & TrainingWindowsCommercial
Prode PropertiesProde SoftwareThermodynamic Library, Properties of pure fluids and mixtures, Multi phase Equilibria + process simulationWindows, Linux, AndroidFree version + commercial versions
Prode simulatorProde SoftwareProcess SimulatorWindowscommercial
ProPhyPlusProSimThermodynamic calculation softwareWindowscommercial
ProSecProSimSimulation of brazed plate fin heat exchangersWindowscommercial
ProSim DACProSimDynamic adsorption column simulationWindowscommercial
ProSim HEXProSimHeat Exchangers SimulationWindowscommercial
ProSimPlusProSimSteady-state simulation and optimization of processesWindowscommercial
ProSimulatorSim InfosystemsProcess and Power plant simulationWindows
Pro-SteamKBC Advanced Technologies
ProMaxBryan Research & EngineeringProcess simulator capable of modeling oil & gas plants, refineries, and many chemical plantsWindows
ProMax / TSWEETBryan Research & EngineeringRetired process simulators now incorporated in ProMax
ROMeo (process optimizer)SimSci
REXOptienceReactor Optimization and Kinetic EstimationWindows
Simulis ThermodynamicsProSimMixture properties and fluid phase equilibria calculationscommercial
SimCreateTSC SimulationReal time, first principle and generic operator training simulations, plant specific emulations and OPC for live plant connections.WindowsCommercial
SimCentralSimSciSteady state, Fluid flow and Dynamic process simulator.
SPEEDUPRoger W.H. Sargent and students
SolidSim (Now in Aspen Plus)SolidSim Engineering GmbHFlowsheet simulation of solids processes
SuperPro DesignerIntelligen
SysCADKWA Kenwalt AustraliaProcess simulationWindows
System7Epcon International
UniSim Design SuiteHoneywellProcess simulation and optimizationWindowsCommercial and Academic
UniSim Competency SuiteHoneywellOpertator Competency Management and TrainingWindowsCommercial and Academic
Usim PacCaspeoSteady-state simulator for the mineral industry, biorefineries and waste treatmentWindowsCommercial
VirtuosoWood GroupMultiphase dynamic process simulator for oil & gas productionWindowsCommercial
VMGSimVirtual Materials Group
Wolfram SystemModelerWolfram ResearchWindows, Mac, Linux

See also


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    • 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)
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