Aspen Plus - Process Modeling
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Aspen Plus - Process Modeling

Learn how to model Industrial and Chemical Processes!
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3.9 (54 ratings)
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Created by Emmanuel Ortega
Last updated 7/2016
English
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  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

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What Will I Learn?
  • Model chemical processes
  • Simulate industrial processes
  • Understand the concept of Flowsheet and Manipulate it
  • Set up the required/basic inputs for a Simulation
  • At the end of my course, students will be able to...
  • Choose the most adequate Method for Physical Properties Modeling
  • Be able to model the most important/used Unit Operations
  • Modify all reporting results in order to make analysis
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Requirements
  • Chemical Engineering Basics
  • Elementary Principles of Plant Operation/Design
Description

The BASIC Aspen Plus Course will show you how to model and simulate Processes (From Petrochemical, to Ammonia Synthesis and Polymerisation). 

Analysis of Unit Operation will help you in order to optimise the Chemical Plant. 

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 simulation, run it, get results and more important, analysis of the process for further optimisation.

Who is the target audience?
  • Chemical Engineers
  • Process Engineers
  • Students related to engineering fields
  • Teachers willing to learn more about process simulation
  • Petrochemical Engineers
Curriculum For This Course
46 Lectures
05:03:07
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0. Introduction to Process Modeling!
2 Lectures 09:46

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.

Preview 09:42

Slideshows and other Resources
00:04
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1. Course Objectives
2 Lectures 07:53

Content of Index:

1.- Course Objectives
2.- Introduction to Aspen Plus
3.- User Interface & Getting Help
4.- Physical Properties
5.- Introduction to Flowsheet
6.- Unit Operation Models
7.- Reporting Results
8.- Case Studies I, II and III
9.- Case Study IV
10. Conclusion

Preview 02:57

The Course Objectives (BASIC COURSE ONLINE)

General Flowsheet Concepts
Basic Requirements to set up a Simulation
Setting the adequate Physical Properties
Flowsheet “manipulation”
Major and Common Unit Operations
Workshop Practice
Reporting Results (Tables)
Technical Stuff (extensions, versions, exporting, saving, etc...)

Preview 04:56
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2. Introduction to Aspen Plus
1 Lecture 04:06

What is Aspen Plus? What is the basic difference between Aspen Plus V8.2 vs V8.8?

What about Aspen HYSYS and PLUS?

About Aspen Plus
04:06
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3. User Interface + Getting Help
9 Lectures 42:18

How to interact with the Starting and Landing pages.

About the File Menu

The different Templates

Starting Page - New, Open, Extensions, Templates Overview
02:54

The Landing Page is important for file/document manipulation

Landing Page
08:25

The different File Extensions, such as .bkp for backup and .aspw for documents

Templates might include SI unit, English unit or Customized Units

File Extensions & Templates
03:31

What is an Environment? The two most important environments: Physical Properties and Simulation.

What is an Environment?
03:52

Aspen Plus V8.8 interaction with the Environments, specially the Physical Properties Environment which is the first one required to setup.

This is the Universe setup.

Preview 05:07

The Simulation Environment is the Flowsheet and all the other thigns behind it, i.e. math calculations, algorithms, operations and many other things for the Unit Operations (Blocks) and Streams.

Simulation Environment
04:06

Interaction and explaining of the Simulation Environment in Aspen Plus V8.8

Aspen Plus - the Simulation Environment
04:58

Many Places to get HELP in Aspen Plus V8.8 and also see the versions NEW features

Getting Help
04:26

How to interact with the Help Button, get help for different Blocks. The difference between Model types and how to setup such blocks

Aspen Plus - Getting Help
04:59
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4. Physical Properties
3 Lectures 20:11

Understanding the importance of the Physical Properties Environment in Aspen Plus V8.8

Setting up your Universe
04:43

The Method Assistant is very helpful when you have no idea about the interactions between substances/components. It will guide you through the type of processes you are carrying out.

Method & Method Assistant
07:03

An excise in which we fill up all the required data for the Physical Property Environment.

Filling up the Physical Properties Environment
08:25
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5. Introduciton to the Flowsheet
3 Lectures 32:31

After the Physical Properties Environment, we need to fill up all the Simulation Environment. This is essentially just either a Stream or a Block with full input/output streams. 

Running the Simulation & Results
09:44

How to interact with the Simulation Environment and the Flowsheet in Aspen Plus V8.8

Simulation Flow
12:55

A little on Reporting Results.... More in Section 7. Basic Reporting

Basic Results and Analysis
09:52
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6. Unit Operations and its Models
14 Lectures 01:24:31

Unit Operation is not a concept of Aspen Plus, it is used in Engineering. Is any Unit able to perform any chemical/physical change to a stream/component. We use BLOCKS to model such units in Aspen Plus V8.8

Preview 04:13

How to choose/model Unit Operations in Aspen Plus V8.8; this is a brief introduction of the Model Palette

Unit Operations in Aspen
02:42

Which are the common Mixer/Splitter units? A brief introduction to how and when to use this models in the Simulation of Aspen Plus V8.8

Mixers/Splitter
02:42

Interacting with Mixers/Splitters in Aspen Plus V8.8. How to setup, add/modify inputs and Requirements for the simulation to run. Getting results fro the unit Block.

Exercise: Mixers/splitters
06:17

Separators are simple to model since they are equilibrium 1-stage units. That is, only one P,T and x,y to model.

Examples:

  • Flashes
  • Decanters
  • Liquid-Liquid

A brief introduction to how and when to use this models in the Simulation of Aspen Plus V8.8

Preview 02:45

A simulation in which we use Flash 2 as a Flashing Drum. 

How to setup, add/modify inputs and Requirements for the simulation to run. Getting results fro the unit Block in Aspen Plus V8.8

Preview 08:08

Exchangers are anything that input/outputs energy in form of heat. Examples:

  • Heat Exchanger
  • Condenser
  • Boiler
  • Multiple Heat Exchanger

A brief introduction to how and when to use this models in the Simulation of Aspen Plus V8.8

Exchangers
02:16

We use a Heat-X to model a heater/cooler in a simulation

How to setup, add/modify inputs and Requirements for the simulation to run. Getting results fro the unit Block in Aspen Plus V8.8

Exercise: Exchanger - Heater
08:05

Since Mass Transfer processes are very complex to model, we require Columns. There are plenty of process that can be modeled with columns:

  • Flashing
  • Distillation Column
  • Absorbers
  • Liquid-Liquid Extraction

A brief introduction to how and when to use this models in the Simulation of Aspen Plus V8.8

Columns
03:21

Simulation using a Rigurous Distillation Column.

How to setup, add/modify inputs and Requirements for the simulation to run. Getting results fro the unit Block in Aspen Plus V8.8

Exercise: Columns - RadFrac
13:29

This is an important topic, since reactors are used widely. It must be stated that there are 3 sections:

  • Stoichiometric based
  • Equilibrium based
  • Kinetic Model base

A brief introduction to how and when to use this models in the Simulation of Aspen Plus V8.8

Reactors
03:49

We use a Stoichiometric Reactor to model how can we add reactions and input/output requirements for a Reactor (adiabatic)

How to setup, add/modify inputs and Requirements for the simulation to run. Getting results fro the unit Block in Aspen Plus V8.8

Exercise: Reactors - RStoic
11:16

How and when to use a Pressure modifier/changer. It can be used for liquid, gases and in pipes/pipelines.

A brief introduction to how and when to use this models in the Simulation of Aspen Plus V8.8

Pressure Changers
02:26

Simulation interacting with the Valve, Pump and Compressor.

How to setup, add/modify inputs and Requirements for the simulation to run. Getting results fro the unit Block in Aspen Plus V8.8

Exercise: Pressure Changer - Pump
13:02
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7. Basic Reporting
2 Lectures 23:30

How to get Results, how to modify/format units. How to add/remove Streams form database. Default and Template Reporting.

Introduction to Reporting
13:02

How to get Results, how to modify/format units. How to add/remove Streams form database. Default and Template Reporting.

Table Reports
10:28
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8. Worked Case Study
6 Lectures 51:06

Case Study of a Solvent Recovery Application. It uses a set of RadFrac (Distillation Columns). We model it and get acetone, water and methanol solvents.

Case Study I: Statement
06:54

Simulation of Aspen Plus V8.8 of a Case Study of a Solvent Recovery Application. It uses a set of RadFrac (Distillation Columns). We model it and get acetone, water and methanol solvents.

Case Study I: Solvent Recovery
12:50

Case Study of a Cumene Reactor with recycle application. It uses a Recycle Stream, Reactor (RSTOIC) and a flash drum (Flash2). We get a higher conversion/concentration of Cumene in product.

Case Study II: Statement
04:21

Simulation of a Cumene Plant including the Reactor, Recycle stream and of course a Flash Separator for better production.

Case Study II: Cumene Production
12:12

Case Study of a Gas Compressions and Transport. It uses a set of Valves, Pumps, Compressors and Pipes. We model this for a final product specification for transport/Storage in Aspen Plus V8.8

Case Study III: Statement
04:29

Simulation in Aspen Plus V8.8 for a Compression/Decompression, Transportation of Gases.

Case Study III: Gas Compression
10:20
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9. Individual Case Study
1 Lecture 08:55

Try this at home! By yourself! It is a final Case Study for the Petroleum Fractionation. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR RESULTS IN THE ATTACHMENT/LINK BELOW!

Case Study IV - Petroleum Fracitonation
08:55
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About the Instructor
Emmanuel Ortega
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