for Plant Design and Process Development 


When designing and dimensioning apparatus, plants and processes, it is often a matter of detail.

Selecting the right material is just as important as accurately calculating phase equilibria or transport and interface properties. These calculations are crucial for safe and cost-efficient operation.



Are you looking for reliable and efficient data and tools for plant design and process development?


Via the thermophysical material database DETHERM, you have access to over 11.84 million numerical data points combined with user-friendly evaluation tools to assist with plant design.

Additionally, the DECHEMA Materials Table provides you with comprehensive information on selecting material for industrial applications with 120,000 material-medium combinations.


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DETHERM Database

DETHERM contains thermophysical substance data for the layout and design of chemical apparatus, plants and processes. It currently contains over 11.84 million data records for approximately 76,000 pure substances and 253,000 mixtures. The database is updated annually, and the number of entries is continuously increasing by around 7 % per year.

DETHERM as an in-house system or web-based solution
  1. Allows even less-experienced users to quickly find the desired values.
  2. Provides a quick overview of data sets from different sources via the graphical results display.
  3. Includes options for exporting data and integrating it into various process simulators.
  4. Enables easy utilization of own data.
  5. Offers a uniform database for the entire company.

DECHEMA Materials Table

The DECHEMA Materials Table contains specifications on the corrosion and chemical resistance of materials (metallic, non-metallic, inorganic as well as organic materials) and material recommendations of all industry-relevant materials present in more than 1,000 corrosive media.

The DECHEMA Materials Table provides answers to the following questions:

  1. Does information already exist on the behaviour of the desired material in specific media?
  2. Which materials are out of the question for the given task, and which can be used without hesitation?
  3. Under which conditions could a cheaper but less resistant material be used?
  4. Which material has the most favourable price-performance ratio under the given conditions?
  5. Which protective measures (inhibitors, coatings, cathodic protection, etc.) are suitable?

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