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Different versions of Thermoptim

Versions are firstly characterized by a label that defines the features, detailed below:

  • Demo version
  • Education Classroom version (éducation Salle de cours in French)
  • Standard version
  • Professional version
  • Industrial version

 
and secondly by a serial number (1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7 or 2.51, 2.61, 2.71 or 2.81), which represents the chronological development of the software.
 
Numbers 1.3 to 1.7 are Thermoptim versions using old Java libraries (JRE or JDK 1.1.8) while numbers 2.51 to 2.81 are Thermoptim versions requiring Java 2 libraries (JRE or JDK 1.3 to 1.6).
 
The change in Java environment is indeed a necessity because the old libraries are no longer maintained and are not available for all operating systems. For example, the Mac OS X does not provide them.
   
The "phenomenological" version officially distributed are versions 1.5 and 2.51.
 
Versions 1.6 and 2.61 provide access to the editor of productive structures which, among other things, allows one to automate the establishment of exergy balances.
 
Versions 1.7 and 2.71 are those that include technological design tools and off-design features .

Version 2.81 provides access to the editor of productive structures which, among other things, allows one to automate the establishment of exergy balances, and includes technological design tools and off-design features .

Versions 2.51 to 2.81 differ from versions 2.5 to 2.8 by a few new features, including the ability to zoom a diagram in or out , and to add or remove external classes from Thermoptim.

 


 

Demo Version

 

A Thermoptim demo version is freely distributed to allow you to view existing projects and diagrams, and to build small ones in order to familiarize yourelves with the tools. Of course it does not provide access to all the software features.

 

Although it enables the loading of a project of a size exceeding the limits below, the number of points or processes that can be created is limited to 10 and that of nodes to 5.

 

The charts can only be used to passively view the cycles constructed in the simulator, because their interactivity and access to the cycle editor are removed.

 

Diagnostic tools, monitoring of the automatic recalculation (and the set pressures), sensitivity analysis and optimization are not available, and only certain substances are available.

 

In addition, it does not allow you to save projects or diagrams, nor the output result files.

 


 

Education Classroom Version

 

The Thermoptim Education Classroom version allows you to view existing projects and diagrams, and to build them. It does not give access to all the software features.

 

Although it enables the loading of a project of a size exceeding the limits below, the number of points or processes that can be created is limited to 30 and that of nodes to 10.

 

The charts can only be used to passively view the cycles constructed in the simulator, because their interactivity is removed and access to the cycle editor is limited.

 

Diagnostic tools, monitoring of the automatic recalculation (and the set pressures), sensitivity analysis and optimization are not available, and only certain substances are available (see list below).

 

Unlike the trial / demo version, it allows you to save the projects, diagrams and output result files. From version 2.51, it includes the external class manager which allows you to add or remove external classes in or from the extUser2.zip file.

 

Vapors

  • Water H2O
  • Ammonia NH3
  • Butane C4H10
  • Carbon Dioxide CO2
  • Helium He
  • Methane CH4
  • Propane C3H8
  • R11 trichlorofluoromethane CCl3F
  • R12 dichlorodifluoromethane CCl2F2
  • R13 chlorotrifluoromethane CClF3
  • R134a 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane C2H2F4
  • R22 chlorodifluoromethane CHClF2

  

Pure ideal gas

  • perfect_air
  • Ar
  • CO
  • CO2
  • H2
  • H2O
  • H2S
  • He
  • N2
  • O2
  • SO2
  • SO3
  • C2H6_`_ethane
  • CH4_`_methane
  • C3H8_`_propane
  • C4H10_`_n-butane
  • C7,2H13,42_`carb

 


Standard Version

 

Full version with 100 points and processes, 50 nodes, without the systemic optimization method

 

Vapors

  • Water H2O
  • Ammonia NH3
  • Nitrogen N2
  • Butane C4H10
  • Ethane C2H6
  • Carbon Dioxide CO2
  • Helium He
  • Methane CH4
  • Propane C3H8
  • R11 trichlorofluoromethane CCl3F
  • R12 dichlorodifluoromethane CCl2F2
  • R123 2,2-dichloro-1,1,1-trifluoroethane CHCl2-CF3
  • R13 chlorotrifluoromethane CClF3
  • R134a 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane C2H2F4
  • R141b 1,1-dichloro-1-fluoroethane CH3Cl2-CF
  • R22 chlorodifluoromethane CHClF2
  • R245fa 1,1,1,3,3-pentafluoropropane C3H3F5
  • R407c "23% R32, 25% R125, 52% R134a (mass)"

 

Pure ideal gas

  • perfect_air
  • Ar
  • CO
  • CO2
  • H2
  • H2O
  • H2S
  • He
  • N2
  • O2
  • SO2
  • SO3
  • C2H6_`_ethane
  • CH4_`_methane
  • C3H8_`_propane
  • C4H10_`_n-butane
  • C5H12_`_pentane
  • C6H14_`_hexane
  • C7H16_`_heptane
  • C8H18_`_octane
  • C7,2H13,42_`carb

 


Professional Version

 

Full version with 100 points and processes, 50 nodes, with the systemic optimization method

 


 

Industrial Version

 

Full version with 1000 points and processes, 500 nodes, with the systemic optimization method

 


 

 

 

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