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Aspen Plus Alternatives

Aspen Plus is described as 'market-leading process modeling environment for conceptual design, optimization, and performance monitoring for the chemical, polymer, specialty chemical, metals and minerals, and coal power industries' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to Aspen Plus for Windows, Linux and Mac. The best alternative is DWSIM, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Aspen Plus are Engineering Equation Solver, Engineering Base by AUCOTEC, COCO Simulator and GateCycle Software.

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    DWSIM

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    DWSIM is an open-source CAPE-OPEN compliant chemical process simulator for Windows and Linux. Built on the top of the Microsoft .NET 4.

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    Most users think DWSIM is a great alternative to Aspen Plus.
  2. Engineering Equation Solver

    • Mac
    • Windows

    EES (pronounced 'ease') is a general equation-solving program that can numerically solve thousands of coupled non-linear algebraic and differential equations.

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    Diagram of an Organic Rankine Cycle


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    Engineering Base by AUCOTEC

    • Windows

    Cooperative platform Engineering Base - central data management plus intelligent, team-oriented editing

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    COCO Simulator

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    COCO (CAPE-OPEN to CAPE-OPEN) is a free-of-charge CAPE-OPEN compliant steady-state simulation environment consisting of the following components:

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    GateCycle Software

    • Windows

    GateCycle plant performance monitoring software predicts design and off-design performance of combined cycle plants, fossil boiler plants, nuclear power plants, cogeneration systems, combined heat-and-power plants, advanced gas turbine cycles and many other energy systems.

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    GateCycle flowsheet diagram for a boiler plant


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    CADSIM Plus

    • Windows

    CADSIM Plus is a chemical simulation software that performs mass & energy balances and simulate dynamic conditions. It's a first-principles dynamic process simulator and a full-featured Computer Assisted Drawing (CAD) front-end in one package.

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    Mineral Processing Circuit
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    TRNSYS

    • Windows

    TRNSYS is a transient systems simulation program with a modular structure. It recognizes a system description language in which the user specifies the components that constitute the system and the manner in which they are connected.

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    Example Project in Simulation Studio
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    CHEMCAD

    • Windows

    CHEMCAD is Chemstations’ intuitive suite of chemical process simulation software that broadens an engineer’s capabilities and increases productivity.

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    Screen shot of flow sheet
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    Pro/II

    • Windows

    PRO/II® process simulation software is a steady-state simulator enabling improved process design and operational analysis. It is designed to perform rigorous heat and material balance calculations for a wide range of chemical processes.

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  10. VMGSim

    • Windows

    A steady-state process simulator for the oil, gas, and chemical industries with a graphical user interface, unit operations, flow sheet representation, and physical properties.

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