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.

SoftwareDeveloperApplicationsOperative systemLicenseURL
Advanced Simulation Library (ASL) Avtech ScientificProcess data validation and reconciliation, real-time optimization, virtual sensing and predictive controlWindows, Linux, FreeBSD, Macopen-source
APMonitor APMonitorData reconciliation, real-time optimization, dynamic simulation and nonlinear predictive control
Apros Fortum and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Dynamic process simulation for power plantsWindowsCommercial
ASCEND ASCENDDynamic process simulation, general purpose languageWindows, BSD, Linux open-source
Aspen Custom Modeler (ACM) Aspen Technology Dynamic process simulationWindowsCommercial
Aspen HYSYS Aspen Technology Process simulation and optimizationWindowsCommercial
Aspen Plus Aspen Technology Process simulation and optimizationWindowsCommercial
ASSETT Kongsberg Digital Dynamic process simulationWindowsCommercial
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
CADSIM PlusAurel Systems Inc.Steady-state and dynamic process simulationWindowsCommercial
ChromWorksYPSO-FACTOChromatographic process design, simulation & optimizationWindowsCommercial
CHEMCADChemstationsSoftware suite for process simulationWindowsCommercial
CHEMPROEPCONProcess Flow Simulation, Fluid Flow Simulation, & Process Equipment SizingWindowsCommercial
ClearviewMapjectsDynamic Asset BIM process simulation and optimizationWindows & Debian Linux
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 simulator + ChemSepAmsterCHEMSteady state process simulation based on CAPE-OPEN Interface Standard WindowsFree
D-SPICE Kongsberg Digital Dynamic process simulationWindowsCommercial
Design II for Windows WinSim Inc.Process simulation
Distillation expert trainerATROperator training simulator for distillation process
Dymola Dassault Systèmes Modelica-based dynamic modelling and simulation softwareWindows, LinuxCommercial
DynoChemScale-up SystemsDynamic process simulation and optimizationWindowsCommercial
DYNSIM AVEVA Dynamic process simulationWindowsCommercial
DWSIM Daniel Medeiros, Gustavo León and Gregor ReichertProcess simulatorWindows, Linux, macOS, Android, iOS open-source (Windows/Linux/macOS), free + in-app purchases (Android/iOS)
EMSO ALSOC ProjectModelling, simulation and optimisation, steady state and dynamic, equation oriented with open source modelsWindows, LinuxALSOC License

EQ-COMPAmit KatyalVapor Liquid Equilibrium SoftwareSAAS [59]
FlowTranFlowTranTransient single phase pipeline simulationCommercial
GAMSGAMSGeneral Algebraic Modeling System (GAMS)Windows, Linux, Mac OS, SolarisCommercial
gPROMSPSE LtdAdvanced process simulation and modelling
HSC Sim Outotec Oyj Advanced process simulation and modelling, Flowsheet simulationWindows
HYD-PREDICAmit KatyalFlow Assurance Software
HYDROFLOTahoe Design SoftwarePiping System Design with Steady State AnalysisWindowsFree Academic, Standard Commercial
Indiss Plus® Corys Dynamic process simulator for hydrocarbons, chemicals
ICASCAPECIntegrated Computer-Aided System
IDEASAndritz AutomationDynamic simulator for pulp, oil sands, potash, and hard rock miningWindowsCommercial
iiSE SimulatoriiSE companyEquation oriented chemical process simulator and optimizerWindows, LinuxCommercial
ITHACAElement Process TechnologyDynamic chemical process simulatorWindows
JADE GSE Systems Dynamic process simulationWindowsCommercial
JModelica.org Modelon ABProcess simulationWindows, Linux, Mac OS open-source
K-Spice Kongsberg Digital Dynamic process simulationWindowsCommercial
LedaFlow Kongsberg Digital Transient multiphase pipeline simulationWindowsCommercial
LIBPFsimevoC++ LIBrary for process flowsheeting
METSIMMetsim InternationalGeneral-purpose dynamic and steady state process simulation systemWindows
Mimic Simulation Software MYNAH 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
OLGA Schlumberger Transient multiphase pipeline simulationWindowsCommercial
OLI Analyzer OLI Systems, Inc.Chemical phase equilibrium simulation featuring electrolytesWindowsCommercial
OmegalandOMEGA SimulationDynamic process simulationWindowsCommercial
OptiRampStatistics & Control, Inc.Real-time Process Simulation and Optimization, Multi variable Predictive ControlWindowsCommercial
OpenModelica Open-Source Modelica ConsortiumGeneral purpose simulation open-source
PD-PLUSDeerhaven Technical SoftwareSteady-State Modeling of Chemical, Petrochemical, and Refining ProcessesWindowsCommercial
PIPE-FLO Professional Engineered Software Inc. Piping System Simulation and DesignWindowsCommercial
PIPEFLOSchlumbergerSteady state multiphase flowline simulationWindowsCommercial
PIPESIM Schlumberger Steady state multiphase flowline simulationWindowsCommercial
PEL SuitePEL SoftwareSteady state process simulationWindowsCommercial
Petro-SIM KBC Advanced Technologies Dynamic process simulationWindowsCommercial
PETROX Petrobras General 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
ProMax Bryan Research & EngineeringProcess simulator capable of modeling oil & gas plants, refineries, and many chemical plantsWindows
ProMax / TSWEETBryan Research & EngineeringRetired process simulators now incorporated in ProMax
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-Steam KBC Advanced Technologies
PRO/II AVEVA Steady state process simulationWindowsCommercial
ROMeo AVEVA Process optimizationWindowsCommercial
RecoVRVRTech
REXOptienceReactor Optimization and Kinetic EstimationWindows
SimCentral AVEVA Steady state, Fluid flow and Dynamic process simulator.WindowsCommercial
SimCreateTSC SimulationReal time, first principle and generic operator training simulations, plant specific emulations and OPC for live plant connections.WindowsCommercial
Simulis ThermodynamicsProSimMixture properties and fluid phase equilibria calculationscommercial
SolidSim (Now in Aspen Plus)SolidSim Engineering GmbHFlowsheet simulation of solids processes
SPEEDUP Aspen Technology Dynamic process simulationUnix, WindowsCommercial
SuperPro Designer Intelligen
SysCADKWA Kenwalt AustraliaProcess simulationWindows
UniSim Design Suite Honeywell Process simulation and optimizationWindowsCommercial and Academic
UniSim Competency Suite Honeywell Opertator Competency Management and TrainingWindowsCommercial and Academic
Usim PacCaspeoSteady-state simulator for the mineral industry, biorefineries and waste treatmentWindowsCommercial
Virtuoso Wood PLC Multiphase dynamic process simulator for oil & gas productionWindowsCommercial
VMGSim Schlumberger Steady state simulation, dynamic process simulation, transient multiphase flowline simulationWindowsCommercial
Wolfram SystemModeler Wolfram Research Windows, Mac, Linux

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