Aspen Plus – Getting Started!
This is simple course on Plant Simulation will show you how to model the most used and common unit operations present in a chemical plant.
We will model a small plant including several “basic” unit operations such as:
- Distillation Column
This is helpful for students, teachers, engineers and researchers in the area of R&D and Plant Design/Operation.
The course is didactic, with a lot of applied theory and Workshops/Study cases.
At the end of the course you will be able to setup a simple
simulation, run it, get results such as heat duty, composition of
streams, overall material and energy balances and some other specified
unit operation parameters.
This is recommended specially for those willing to start their journey on their simulation/modeling via software career.
Our Chemical Process!
Physical Property Environment
Simulation Environment: Part I
Simulation Environment: Part II
Results and Analysis
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Simulation help engineers to model processes faster, easier and without losing considerable amount of resources such as money and time.
It helps to cover different scenarios in order to optimise existing processes or to design new ones.
It helps process engineer to understand current operation conditions as well.
Welcome to the course!
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1.Introduction to Aspen PLUS
2.Our Chemical Process!
3.Requirements for Simulation Setup (Property Environment)
5.Setting up the Simulation Environment, Streams and Unit Operation
6.Results and Analysis
This will be our process! Please ensure to get to know it. The better you know your process (overall) the easier it becomes to simulate it.
Try to remember all unit operations, streams and important flow rates, given data and variables.
Selecting and filling up the component list. All reactants, products, intermediates must be present.
Selection of a good Method Model. Avoid components which are not well modeled with the selected fluid package. Method Assistant is very useful here!
What is a flowsheet, and how to use it.
Why do we need a flowhseet?
Manipulation of the Flowsheet:
- Adding Unit Operations
- Adding Material and Energy streams
- Copy and Pasting
The model palette and how to use it. Which unit operations are present.
The Heater can be used for "heating" or "cooling". With an inlet/outlet of material stream. A heat/energy stream is no 100% required to set up this unit operation.
Choose the "Flash2" in order to simply make a flash separation. Liquid and Vapor separate due to the equilibrium condition.
Setting up a Reactor. It is based on the stoichiometry coefficients given in the Specifications.
The valve is used to decrease pressure or decrease flow rate.
How to set up the distillation column. Required Steps to setting up the RadFrac
A Compressor is used to increase pressure of a gas stream. It takes in energy via electricity, converts to mechanical, and then to pressure head.
The pump is used to move liquids or increase pressure in liquids
Once all information required is inputted, we can run the simulation. Wait for no errors/warnings/debugging
Getting final results, overview of duties, streams, compositions, etc...
A small analysis on the simulation results. Verifying the final process. Some final recommendations
You need the simulation? Or maybe the workbook? Or also the excel spreadsheet? Get this downloaded here!
Final conclusions on the course, warping-up the course!