What is a Sponsor?

Industrial sponsors of DIPPR® Project 801 [Evaluated Process Design Data] have all of the typical advantages of a member of a jointly funded consortium along with a few extra benefits. In addition to having the latest and best data, sponsors have unlimited internal use of the DIPPR® 801 Database and help direct the project by selecting new chemicals to include and establishing evaluation procedures and guidelines. Sponsor perks include a special sponsor version of the interactive access program DIADEM—which can produce standard and custom tables and plots from the Database. DIADEM also has the capability of predicting physical properties from recommended estimation techniques. The sponsor’s version of DIADEM currently includes a regression package, a SMILES drawing tool, a prediction method add/edit form and many other features that are not available to the public. All internal software developed for the project are made available to sponsors.

What’s the difference between “sponsor” and “public”?

Always having the most up-to-date versions of the DIPPR® 801 Database and DIADEM interface, sponsors have an “insider’s advantage” of complete access to the project they fund and help to expand. Although the public versions of the database vary in the features and data they include, the sponsor version is always all-inclusive of every type of data and feature available through DIPPR® 801 and DIADEM. For example, the current sponsor version contains 2251 industrially important compounds as compared to the public version which currently contains 2130 of those compounds.

What are some other sponsorship advantages?

As the DIPPR® 801 Database is quickly becoming the industry standard for pure component thermophysical properties, membership in the DIPPR® 801 Project Steering Team has significant value in several areas. As a team, Sponsors enjoy the following:

Selection of which chemicals, properties, and correlations are included in the DIPPR® 801 Database and the direction of the project
Access to the data at least three years before the public
All documents and progress reports of DIPPR® 801 and the opportunity to ask questions, make comments and suggestions about the data, compounds, correlation methods and estimation methods used in the project
Data retrieval software that is much more comprehensive than the public version, enabling sponsors to obtain accurate engineering data conveniently and rapidly
Data reviewed by experts from sponsor companies as well as project staff, further improving the quality of the data.
The opportunity to interact with the Principal Investigators, data experts, and process engineers from the other member chemical, E&C, and software companies. These include some of the largest chemical and petrochemical companies in the world, small and medium- sized chemical and petrochemical companies, Aspen Technology, and the Physical and Chemical Properties Division of the U. S. National Institute of Standards and Technology.
A greater understanding of the whole matter of data collection and evaluation that comes only from participating in the entire process as opposed to only seeing the end product.

[Since AIChE is a 501 (c) (3 ) not-for-profit educational institution, your sponsorship of DIPPR® may be tax-deductible. Consult your tax advisor.]

How much does it cost to Sponsor?

The cost to sponsor DIPPR® 801 varies because dues are based on the annual chemical sales of the company that wishes to become a sponsor. Ranging from $7,500 per year when chemical sales are less than $1.5 billion per year to $30,000 per year when chemical sales exceed $10 billion per year, sponsorship investments are significant.

Cooperative industry support has made the DIPPR® 801 database a trusted resource for Chemical Engineers worldwide and continued support is needed to maintain the high quality of data. Without industrial support to fund the review and update the database, DIPPR® 801 would become obsolete. However, as users and sponsors continue their support, DIPPR® 801 will continue to expand and improve the quality of thermophysical property data in the industry today.

Current Sponsors


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