Safer chemistry - Better

Version History

Current version:





Version 5.0.2, released 15 November 2017

  • Corrected modules for TMR and TCL calculation

Version 5.0.1, released 30 May 2017

  • Minor improvements
  • Updated Help system

Version 5.0.0, released 26 May 2017

  • Essentially redesigned by applying new developer platform 
  • Supprrts Unicode thus allowing the use of local languages, e.g. for assigning the names of data volumes, data sets, comments, etc.
  • Fully revised documentation (help and User's guide)
  • New protection system which is compatible with latest versions of Windows and is much more reliable, 
  • Be aware - even if you are the licensed user of ForK you will have to get new registration key. Please us the request and don't forget to indicate your company and your name

Version 4.4.6, released 15 January 2017

  • New reliable registration method fully coompatible with latest versions of Windows (7, 8, 10).
  • Be aware - even if you are the licensed user of ForK you will have to get new registration key. Please us the request and don't forget to indicate your company and your name
  • This new version will be installed along the path c:\Users\{username}\CISP\ForK. Please don't change the path - it may cause troubles when using ForK. 

Version 4.4.5, released 29 January 2016

  • Enhanced Chart adjustment option – the possibility to define suitable font sizes for axis legend and numbering, curve legends
  • Minor improvements of the User’s interface and algorithms 
  • Essentially reworked Help and User’s Guide
  • Compatibility with MS Windows 8 and 10


Version 4.4.4, released 6February 2015 

  • The possibility to create the model comprising several consecutive topochemical stages (chain of topochemical stages).
  • Extended option for handling experimental and simulated responses (separate handling of general responses, adiabatic TMR and stability (TCL) curves). 
  • Improved procedure for MS Word Report creation to provide compatibility with MS Word 2007 and later.
  • Minor improvements of the interface and algorithms of data processing.

Version 4.4.3, released 21 January 2014

  • The possibility to simulate time-dependent power input had been added. This feature expands the range of cases that can be analyzed, for instance the use of electrical heater inserted in the experimental cell (DEWAR flask, bomb of adiabatic calorimeter, cell of heat flux calorimeter) for calibration purposes
  • Some minor improvements have been made 


Version 4.4.2, released 25 July 2013

  • The advanced model of generalized autocatalysis has been added, it allows taking into account temperature dependency of the autocatalytic parameter z (formerly autocatalytic constant). Now Z is represented in the Arrhenius form Z=Zo*exp(Ez/RT), where Ez may be both positive and negative. Compatibility with the old modles is provided by assigning Zo=z (old model) and Ez=0
  • The topochemical model has been modified to provide better flexibility
  • The possibility to create the chain of topochemical stages (of Erofeev and topochemical type) has been added
  • Improved graphic presentation is provided when adiabatic data are processed
  • Numerical algorithms have been revised, specifically more stable integration by applying the Runge-Kutta method is now ensured, the Dvode method has been removed as it didn't give noticeable advantages as compared to Lsoda method

Attention! The size of the setup file became bigger therefore now it is available as the two part RAR archive

Version 4.4.1, released 24 September 2012

  • Minor problem with running ForK from the Thermal Safety group had been discovered and fixed

Version 4.4.0, released 22 June 2012

  • Software updater feature has been added
  • Support of new original kinetic model with melting has been added
  • New advanced scan procedure has been introduced in kinetics evaluation module. It is useful when applying complex multi stage kinetic models 
  • Demo data have been revised
  • Some minor problems  have been fixed


Version 4.3.1, released  26 February 2011



    New monograph "Thermal hazards and thermal safety of energetic materials, chemical processes and objects.
    " by  A. Benin and A. Kossoy
    Attending the EDUG meeting and giving presentations
    Cooperation with HEL group