Process Simulation

Heat Transfer Modeling Using Aspen HYSYS

Course Overview

  • Explaining the features and applications of the heat transfer unit operations and calculations available in Aspen HYSYS
  • Determining common capabilities and basic construction of common industrial heat exchangers
  • Learning how to model rigorous heat exchangers in an Aspen HYSYS simulation
  • Learning additional ways to integrate Aspen HYSYS with AspenTech's rigorous heat exchanger modeling software

Course Objective

  • Understand heat exchanger geometry and design basics, focusing on shell and tube exchangers
  • Investigate the thermal calculations used by both Aspen HYSYS and the Aspen Exchanger Design and Rating programs
  • Advance from shortcut modeling of heat exchangers in Aspen HYSYS to using rigorous Aspen EDR models


  • Process engineers performing process design and optimization with Aspen Plus in combination with Aspen Hetran, Aspen TASC or Aspen Shell & Tube Exchanger (Aspen Tasc+)
  • Plant engineers checking plant performance under different operating conditions


  • Working knowledge of Aspen Aerotran, Aspen Hetran, TASC, Aspen ACOL, or Aspen Shell & Tube pen Exchanger
  • Familiarity with the Aspen HYSYS graphical user interface