Start modeling your first Chemical Process with Aspen HYSYS
This is simple course on Plant Simulation via Aspen HYSYS will show you how to:
- Set a fluid package
- Manipulate a Flowsheet
- Add unit operations
- Input all the minimum required data.
This is helpful for students, teachers, engineers and researchers in the area of R&D and Plant Design/Operation.
The course is didactic, with the minimum theory required to work on the Simulation Case (hands-on-workshop)!
Introduction to the Course
Our Chemical Process!
Setting up the Simulation, Streams and Unit Operations
Simulation Environment - Part I - The Flowsheet
Simulation Environment - Part II - The Unit Operations
Results and Analysis
Bonus & Surprises!
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Eng. Emmanuel Ortega
aka Chemical Engineering Guy
Version 8.8 Aspen HYSYS - Start modeling your first Chemical Process
Welcome to the course!
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1.Introduction to Aspen HYSYS
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
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.
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.
How to start a new simulation, new case, save case, templates and so on...
Selecting and filling up the component list. All reactants, products, intermediates must be present.
Selection of a good Fluid Package. Avoid components which are not well modeled with the selected fluid package. Method Assistant is very useful here!
If there is any reactor, a set of chemical reaction will be required. Remember that a "Set" of reactions requires at least 1 "Reaction". Ensure to use -1 for reactants and +1 for products.
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.
Modeling a Chiller, with an inlet/outlet of material stream. A heat/energy stream is required to set up this unit operation.
Choose the "Separator" in order to simply make a flash separation. Liquid and Vapor separate due to the equilibrium condition.
The heater is modeled similar to the chiller, there is an inlet and outlet of material. We must add an Energy Stream in order to set the Heat Duty
Setting up a Reactor. It is based on the activity/gibbs free energy/equilibrium constant.
A turbine can be modeled with an expander. It takes out energy via transformation of internal energy to mechanical energy
The valve is used to decrease pressure or decrease flow rate.
How to set up the distillation column in 5 simple steps
The pump is used to move liquids or increase pressure in liquids
Creating and opening the Workbook. It will present all relevant data on unit operations, streams and compositions.
How to export the results, specially those of the workbook to excel (spreadsheet)
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!