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Aspen Plus – Getting Started!

Model a Chemical Process via simulation. Build your process with heat exchanger, separation processes, streams, etc.
Instructor:
Chemical Engineering Guy
2,002 students enrolled
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Model basic unit operations and very basic chemical processes
Simulate basic unit operations in industrial processes
Understand the concept of Flowsheet and Manipulate it
Set up the required/basic inputs for a Simulation
Choose a Fluid Package for Physical Properties Modeling
Get reporting results

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:

  • Pump
  • Reactor
  • Valve
  • Heater
  • Distillation Column
  • Flash

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.

Introduction

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Welcome to the Course!
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Course UPDATE! From V8.8 to V10
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Content Index
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Course Objectives
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Why Process Modeling?
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Join the Group! Aspen Plus & HYSYS Forum

Our Chemical Process!

1
Our Chemical Process
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Problem Statement

Physical Property Environment

1
Landing Page & Physical Property Environment Overview
2
The Component List
3
Selection of the Property Method
4
Using the Property Method Assistant

Simulation Environment: Part I

1
Simulation Environment - Live
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Simulation Environment Overview - The flowsheet

Simulation Environment: Part II

1
Simulation Environment - Overview of Unit Operations
2
Problem Statement (revisited)
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Setting Streams & Input Data
4
Adding the first unit operation: the Heater (HEATER)
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The Flash Drum (FLASH2)
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The Valve (VALVE)
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The Distillation Column 1 (RADFRAC)
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Distillation Column 2 (DISTIL)
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Compressor (COMPRS)
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Pump (PUMP)
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Combustion Chamber (RSTOIC)
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Saving your simulation

Results and Analysis

1
Getting Results of the Simulation
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Getting Stream Results
3
Getting Block Results

Case Studies

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Case Studies - Live
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Introduction to the Case studies
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Case A - Change of Heater Temperature
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Case B - Change of Pressure of Valve
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Case C - Change in Pressure of Reactor
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Case D - Changing Reflux Ratio in Distillation Column

Conclusion

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Closure - Live
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Final Notes

Bonus & Surprises!

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Bonus! More Courses!

Thank you!

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INTRODUCTORY COURSES

  • Aspen Plus - Getting Started!

  • Aspen HYSYS - Start modeling your first Chemical

BASIC COURSES (SPECIAL DISCOUNT for my students)

  • Aspen Plus- Basic Process Modeling

  • Aspen HYSYS - Basic Process Modeling

SPECIALTY COURSES (SPECIAL DISCOUNT for my students)

  • Aspen HYSYS - Petroleum Assays and Oil Characterization

Version 8.8. Aspen Plus - Getting Started

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Aspen Plus V8.8 Course
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Welcome

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.

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Content - Index

Welcome to the course!

You have made a wise decision!

4
What is a Process Simulation?

1.Introduction to Aspen PLUS

2.Our Chemical Process!

3.Requirements for Simulation Setup (Property Environment)

4.The Flowsheet

5.Setting up the Simulation Environment, Streams and Unit Operation

6.Results and Analysis

7.Conclusion

8.Bonus Section!  


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Join the Aspen Plus & HYSYS Forum (Unofficial)
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Our Chemical Process!

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.

Good luck!

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Adding Components

Selecting and filling up the component list. All reactants, products, intermediates must be present.

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Choosing a Method

Selection of a good Method Model. Avoid components which are not well modeled with the selected fluid package. Method Assistant is very useful here!

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I will really appreciate this...
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The Flowsheet

What is a flowsheet, and how to use it.

Why do we need a flowhseet?

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Flowsheet Manipulation

Manipulation of the Flowsheet:

  • Adding Unit Operations
  • Adding Material and Energy streams
  • Moving
  • Labeling
  • Rotating
  • Deleting
  • Copy and Pasting
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Unit Operations

The model palette and how to use it. Which unit operations are present.

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Adding Streams: Input Data
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Heater

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.

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Flash Drum (Flash2)

Choose the "Flash2" in order to simply make a flash separation. Liquid and Vapor separate due to the equilibrium condition.

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Reactor (RStoic) + Adding Reactions

Setting up a Reactor. It is based on the stoichiometry coefficients given in the Specifications.

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Valve

The valve is used to decrease pressure or decrease flow rate.

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Take a break!
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Distillation Column 1: (RadFrac)

How to set up the distillation column. Required Steps to setting up the RadFrac

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Distillation Column 2: (Distl)
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Compressor

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.

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Pump

The pump is used to move liquids or increase pressure in liquids

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Running the Simulation

Once all information required is inputted, we can run the simulation. Wait for no errors/warnings/debugging

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Getting the Results

Getting final results, overview of duties, streams, compositions, etc...

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Exporting Data to Excel

A small analysis on the simulation results. Verifying the final process. Some final recommendations

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Downloading the Results, Spreadsheet and Simulation File

You need the simulation? Or maybe the workbook? Or also the excel spreadsheet? Get this downloaded here!

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Course Closing
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Wrap-up

Final conclusions on the course, warping-up the course!

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