EQUATRAN was originally developed by Mitsui Chemical Corporation of Japan in 1975 as a tool for chemical engineers to make calculations for the design and operation of chemical production processes. It was later commercialised by Omega Simulation and has become a standard sofware tool used by over 2,000 users throughout the Japanese chemical industry.
Since September 2015, EQUATRAN is now available in an English language version provided by PreFEED Corporation of Japan. PreFEED Corporation is a provider of consulting and training services to the Chemical Industry and was founded in 2005.
PreFEED works closely with its partner, IC Technologies Ltd, a UK company that handles the worldwide distribution through this website and handles enquiries and technical support requests from users. IC Technologies is also a chemical enginerring consulting company and was founded in 2009.