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The IECM software runs in the following environments:
  • Windows XP (32 bit only)
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 10
  • Using Wine or CrossOver: macOS X (Intel), and Linux

(The use of the IECM under Wine/CrossOver is not officially supported, however we will try to avoid doing anything that would cause it to stop working.)

You may view the current User Manual, which includes installation instructions, here.

MacOS X and Linux users: you will need to install the IECM under Wine or CrossOver. (CrossOver is highly recommended for the Mac if you're running macOS Catalina or later.) See the Readme file for more details. You may also find it helpful to watch our Installing the IECM under CrossOver for Non-Windows Users video.

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Download the Current Public Version 11.5 installer now.

We also provide 64- and 32-bit portable versions of the IECM as zip files. You may download the 64-bit version here, or the 32-bit version here.

You may view the license here.

Citation for this version of the IECM:
IECM. (2021). Integrated Environmental Control Model (IECM) Version 11.5 (Carnegie Mellon University). https://www.cmu.edu/epp/iecm/index.html.

Version 11.5 includes several new technology options and updates, plus enhancements to the user interface that we think you’ll like.

Change Log:
Changes Since Public Version 11.4:
Technical Model Enhancements:
  • Capital cost adjustment factors have been added for eleven international regions. These factors modify the default U.S. capital costs. Users can override the new IECM default values and enter values for a new region.
  • Cost years 2018, 2019, and 2020 have been added, with 2020 now the default year for cost reports. Earlier years can still be selected, if desired.
  • In the NGCC plant model, a steam cycle heat rate has been applied to the "NETL ACC" option for dry cooling systems employing air-cooled condensers.
  • In the library of case studies, NETL Case B12B now uses Case B12A as a reference plant. NETL Case 12 uses Case 11 as a reference plant. This provides a default reference case for calculating in incremental costs of CO2 capture. Users can still provide an alternative reference plant, as before.
Model Portability and Interface Enhancements:
  • The IECM now runs as a portable application. Both 32- and 64-bit portable versions are now provided as zip files.
  • The Plant Location screen under Configure Session has been expanded to include the eleven new international regions as well as the current six U.S. regions and the user-specified "Other" regoin.
  • A new "View Parameters with Uncertainty" screen has been added to the Uncertainty Analysis Tools.
  • The "Choose Variables" screen in the Uncertainty Analysis Tools has been renamed to "View or Graph Samples" to clarify its function.
  • The right-click menu for parameters and results has been expanded to allow variables for sensitivity analysis and graphs to be chosen directly from the interface screens (as well as from menus in the Uncertainty Analysis tools).
Bug Fixes:
  • Several minor formatting errors in the interface have been corrected.
  • In the Selexol CO2 Capture option for IGCC plants, a coding error in the steam turbine capital cost has been corrected. Also, a tighter range has been put on the Max Train Size, and the Number of Absorbers has been made read-only to reflect limitations in the underlying capital cost model for that option.
  • A duplicate screen for the NGCC amine system flue gas composition has been removed.
  • An error in the default extension for user fuel databases has been corrected.
  • Escalation factors for cost years 2014-2017 have been corrected.
  • A crash when revisiting the "View or Graph Samples" Uncertainty Analysis Tool after turning off uncertainty for a previously viewed variable has been fixed.
  • A crash when editing specific values for a sensitivity analysis on a menu parameter has been fixed.

Older Versions:

These are being provided for those who need an older version, e.g. students who have been told to use a specific version for a class. If you do not need an older version, we encourage you to download the Current Public Version (11.5) instead. You may view the licenses for all versions here, and the Readme files for all versions here.

Download the Public Version 11.4 installer.

Download the Public Version 11.4 64-bit zip file (for those who cannot run the installer).

Download Public Version 11.2.

Download Public Version 9.5.

Download Public Version 9.2.1.

Download Public Version 9.1.

Download Public Version 8.0.2.

Download a conversion utility to allow you to use old session and fuel databases in newer versions of the IECM (starting with 8.0.1). This utility only runs under Windows.