EAP101: Aspen Plus: Process Modeling

Course Overview

Learn how to build flowsheet simulation models to analyze steady-state processes using Aspen Plus. Learn how to simulate and troubleshoot the basic Unit Operation models and full process models. Develop the foundation skills for process design, debottlenecking, and optimization.

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Course Agenda


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Aspen Plus: Process Modeling

Course Number:

EAP101

Duration:

3 days

CEUs Awarded:

2.1

Level:

Introductory

Course Overview

Develop the skills and techniques required for modeling new and existing processes in steady state. Build and troubleshoot flowsheet simulations with distillation columns, reactors, heat exchangers, pressure changers, and separators. Reduce process design time by evaluating various plant configurations. Determine optimal process conditions for new or existing processes and help de-bottleneck processes.

Course Benefits

·         Gain the practical skills and knowledge to begin modeling new and existing processes

·         Learn some practical techniques for building and troubleshooting flowsheet simulations

·         Reduce process design time by testing various plant configurations

·         Determine optimal process conditions to improve current processes

Who Should Attend

·         Engineers new to Aspen Plus who need basic training to get started

·         Aspen Custom Modeler® users who need exposure to steady-state simulation as preparation for using Aspen Plus Dynamics®

Approach

·         Instruction on basic topics

·         Discussion about the general approach and the key elements for successful simulations

·         Instructor-guided demonstrations of features

·         Hands-on workshops that apply learned concepts

·         Detailed course notes

·         Answer keys

Prerequisites

·         A background in chemical engineering or industrial chemistry

Suggested Subsequent Courses

This course serves as a prerequisite for many of the more advanced courses.

·         EAP201 Aspen Plus: Physical Properties for Process Engineers

·         EAP2211 Modeling Processes with Equation Oriented Methods using Aspen Plus

·         EAP2411 Improved Process Operability and Control Through Aspen Plus Dynamic Models

·         EAP301 Aspen Plus: Real Time Modeling and Optimization

 

EAP101: Aspen Plus: Process Modeling

Course Agenda

Introduction to Flowsheet Simulation

·         Introduce general flowsheet simulation concepts and Aspen Plus features

·         Review the benefits of process modeling using Aspen Plus

·         Discuss the approaches to flowsheet simulations

User Interface

·         Become comfortable and familiar with the Aspen Plus graphical user interface

Property Environment

·         Develop a working knowledge of the Aspen Plus Properties Environment

·         Learn to enter Components and Property Method for a process flowsheet

·         Review the save options for Aspen Plus models

·         Workshop: Begin building a flowsheet - Enter components and property method

Simulation Environment

·         Develop a working knowledge of the Aspen Plus Simulation Environment

·         Build a process flowsheet and enter stream and block information in an Aspen Plus simulation

·         Run the simulation

Flowsheet Results

·         Review features for viewing simulation results

·         Discuss options to enhance flowsheet output

·         Workshop: Finish building a flowsheet - Add the process and feed stream conditions to a flowsheet, run and review results

Unit Operation Models

·         Review major types of unit operation models

·         Explore flowsheet handling techniques

Modeling Distillation Tower (RadFrac)

·         Enter the minimum input required for the RadFrac fractionation model

·         Implement design specifications, stage efficiencies and column sizing

·         Workshop: Set up a methanol - water distillation tower model, implement efficiencies and size the column

Modeling Heat Exchangers

·         Review the Aspen Plus models used for modeling heat exchangers

·         Explore Activated Exchanger Analysis for heat exchanger design

·         Workshop: Compare the simulation of a heat exchanger using three methods: two Heaters connected with a Heat stream, a Heater using a Utility, and a rigorous HeatX

Modeling Chemical Plant - Cyclohexane Production Workshop

·         Apply acquired skills to build a cyclohexane production flowsheet

·         Workshop: Create a flowsheet to model a cyclohexane production process

Process Improvement with Activated Analysis

·         Review Activated Energy Analysis and Activated Economic Analysis tools for process improvement

·         Investigate opportunities to improve energy efficiency and carbon footprint of the cyclohexane flowsheet

·         Workshop: Perform a cost analysis on the cyclohexane flowsheet using Activated Economic Analysis

Physical Properties

·         Key considerations in choosing a property method and review physical property parameters

·         Learn how to choose an appropriate Property Method to represent single chemical or mixture

·         Workshop: Simulate a two-liquid phase settling tank

Sensitivity Analysis

·         Become familiar with referencing flowsheet variables (accessing variables), which is used in sensitivity analysis, design specifications, calculator blocks and optimization

·         Use a sensitivity analysis to study relationships between process variables

·         Workshop: Use a sensitivity analysis to study the effect of the recycle flowrate on the reactor duty

Design Specification

·         Introduce the use of design specifications to meet process design requirements

·         Workshop: Use a design specification in the example flowsheet to fix the heat load on the reactor by varying the recycle flowrate

Calculator Blocks

·         Introduce use of Microsoft Excel and Fortran Calculator blocks for flowsheet calculations

·         Workshop: Use a Calculator block to maintain the methane: water ratio in the feed to a reformer

Modeling Reactors (Simple and Rigorous)

·         Introduce the various classes of reactor models available

·         Explore details of the balanced based reactors

·         Review details of the equilibrium and kinetic based reactors

·         Workshop: Compare the uses of different reactor types to model an ethyl-acetate reactor

Modeling Pumps, Compressors, Valves and Pipes (Pressure Changers)

·         Introduce unit operation models used to change pressure, such as Pumps, Compressors, Pipes and Valves

·         Workshop: Evaluate compressor performance at different flowrates

Improving Flowsheet Convergence

·         Introduce the idea of convergence blocks, tear streams and flowsheet sequences

·         Workshop: Converge a flowsheet and review results

Aspen Technology, Inc. awards Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for training classes conducted by our organization. One CEU is granted for every 10 hours of class participation.

 

 

 
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