01Introduction to process Modeling

Course Overview


• Overview of the concept of Process Modeling
• Learn the technical application of Process Modeling

Course Objective

• Learn to build, navigate and optimize process simulations using simulation software
• Learn to evaluate the performance of existing equipment

The course shall cover the below modules

• Getting started module
• Propane refrigeration loop
• Refrigerated gas plant
• NGL fractionation train
• Oil characterization
• Gas gathering
• Two-stage compression
• Natural gas dehydration
• Acid gas sweetening
• Oil stabilization with optimizer

Audience


Process Engineers involved in the design, operation, optimization, and analysis of Oil & Gas processing.

Prerequisites

A background in Process Engineering is required

02Course Overview


Learn how to use and apply advanced Process Modeling techniques to enhance simulation. Create models that emulate plant conditions and custom column templates, including non-standard configurations, besides optimizing process conditions to meet one or more process constraints.


Course Objective


The course shall cover the below modules
• Compressor and Pump Curves
• Reactions in HYSYS
• Depressuring
• HYSYS Spread Sheet
• Rating Heat Exchanger
• Column sizing
• Custom Column
• Troubleshooting

Audience


Process Engineers involved in the design, operation, optimization, and analysis of oil & gas processing.

Prerequisites


• A background in Process Engineering is required
• A good Process Modeling background is required

03

Course Overview


Develop the understanding required for performing concurrent steady state and dynamic simulation using simulation software, completing equipment geometry and supplying performance information to solve dynamic problems



Course Objective


The course shall cover the below modules
• Getting started in Steady State
• Transitioning from Steady State to Dynamic
• Pressure Flow Theory
• Column Dynamics
• Basic Control Theory
• Debutanizer Column
• Expanding the Column Overhead System
• Column Pressure Relief
• The Event Scheduler

Audience


Process Engineers involved in design, operation, optimization, and analysis of Oil & Gas processing.

Prerequisites


• A background in Process Engineering is required
• A good Process Modeling background is required
• HYSYS Spread Sheet
• Rating Heat Exchanger
• Column sizing
• Custom Column
• Troubleshooting

04

Course Overview


• Learn the fundamentals of flare network modeling techniques for pipeline design
• Review flare network simulation computation convergence problems and examine Solver solution methods
• Understand the Solver messages to analyze the flow network problems and review options to take corrective measures


Course Objective


• Enable attendees to develop flare network models for convergent, divergent and looped systems

Audience


• Engineers new to Aspen Flare System Analyzer who need training to model flow networks
• Engineers modeling flare systems and equipment

Prerequisites


• A background in Refining, Upstream or Petroleum Engineering.
• Familiarity with Aspen HYSYS
• Graphical user interface or attend "EHY101 Aspen HYSYS: Process Modeling"

05

Course Overview


• Enable common workflow between production modeling and facilities modeling
• Use the same oil modeling tools in Aspen HYSYS such as black oil models, hypothetical components from PVT data, model tuning using bubble point data.


Course Objective


• Perform Component Lumping and Production Allocation
• Integrate hydraulic models with facilities models using Aspen Hydraulics, and solve de-bottlenecking and optimization problems
• Switch back and forth between black oil models and component-based oil models within a single Aspen HYSYS flowsheet by using the black oil translator

Audience


• Production engineers, facilities and process engineers interested in the modeling of upstream production processes
• Anyone who wants to extend the knowledge gained in Aspen HYSYS Process Modeling course by learning how to use the upstream applications in Aspen HYSYS

Prerequisites


• Aspen HYSYS Process Modeling
• Background knowledge of the upstream industry

06

Course Overview


• Learn to create, evaluate and optimize refinery models including complicated refinery reactors
• Learn to perform case studies, trace petroleum properties, and evaluate profit for steady-state models of refining processes



Course Objective


• Rapidly create flowsheets for fractionation columns and refinery reactors such as FCC units
• Evaluate the performance of existing refinery models with the Case Study feature
• Insert assay data to track over 50 major petroleum properties such as sulfur and octane number
• Learn how the complex, rigorous reactor models can streamline and organize simulation efforts Audience
• Process engineers performing refinery design and optimization for projects and studies
• Plant engineers checking plant performance under different operating conditions

Audience

• Familiarity with the petroleum refining industry
• A functional knowledge of Aspen HYSYS is needed

Prerequisites

• Process engineers performing refinery design and optimization for projects and studies
• Plant engineers checking plant performance under different operating conditions

07

Course Overview


• Create user interfaces for complex simulations for end-users unfamiliar with Aspen Plus
• Link simulation models to online plant data for on-demand advisory



Course Objective


• Learn to embed and link an Aspen Plus simulation case and variables within MS Excel without using any programming

Audience


• Engineers who want to develop MS Excel user interfaces to Aspen Plus simulations

Prerequisites


• Attend "Process Modeling" or extended experience in using Aspen Plus for Process Modeling

08

Course Overview


• Simulate CO2 removal processes using chemical and physical solvents
• Examine CO2 plant simulation convergence problems and check for solution methods
• Provide accurate simulation of rate-limited reactive and non-reactive CO2 column separations
• Predict tray efficiency or HETP and evaluate column set up for CO2

Course Objective


• Learn how to model CO2 removal processes by utilizing the necessary component physical properties and reactions needed
• Learn how to model absorbers and regenerators systems using chemical and physical solvents
• Understand and enhance separation performance through detailed rate-based modeling

Audience


• Engineers who need to simulate accurate models of CO2 removal processes

Prerequisites


• Attend ''Process Modeling course".
• Background in the Aspen HYSYS graphical user interface
• Must have access to Aspen HYSYS V7.2 or later to utilize skills after attending the course

09

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

Audience


• 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

Prerequisites


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

010

Course Overview


• Fundamentals to thermal design of shell and tube heat exchangers
• Fundamentals to producing cost optimized exchanger design
• Integration between heat exchanger software with Aspen HYSYS and Aspen Plus to improve the performance of heat exchangers in the overall process

Course Objective


• Learn the fundamentals of producing a cost optimized exchanger design
• Learn the requirements for designing boilers and condensers
• Learn how to integrate Aspen Shell and tube exchanger software with Aspen HYSYS and Aspen Plus
• Optimization for thermal requirements needed to simulate heat exchangers

Audience


• Graduates interested to gain experience in Heat Transfer and Heat Exchanger Design
• Process design professionals wishing to enhance their understanding of thermal design and simulation

Prerequisites


• Basic knowledge of heat transfer phenomena

011

Course Overview


• Fundamentals of the basic concepts for the mechanical design of shell and tube heat exchangers
• Effectively design and check/rate for process existing heat exchangers according to latest code rules



Course Objective


• Develop the mechanical design of shell and tube heat exchangers
• Reducing design time and capital costs by utilizing powerful optimization techniques
• Realize cost savings by reducing the project lifecycle
• Learn how to integrate Aspen Shell and Tube heat exchanger with Aspen Shell and Tube Mechanical

Audience


• Mechanical engineers who need to improve their thermal designs by performing an initial mechanical design
• Sales/Proposal engineers who need to quickly and accurately determine the size and cost of a shell and tube heat exchanger

Prerequisites


• Basics knowledge of thermal and mechanical design of shell and tube heat exchanger

012

Course Overview


• Identify and explain the basic concepts of heat transfer in association with plate fin exchangers
• Efficiently use the Aspen Plate Fin Exchanger application to evaluate:
• Single-phase exchangers
• Cryogenic condensers
• Cryogenic reboilers/vaporizers
• Multi-stream/layer exchangers

Course Objective


• Learn the fundamentals of simulating a plate-fin heat exchanger
• Understanding the requirements for design-checking and simulation of plate-fin exchangers Audience
• Graduates interested to gain experience in heat-transfer and fired heater modeling
• Process Design professionals wishing to enhance their understanding of fired heater design and simulation

Audience

• Graduates interested to gain experience in heat-transfer and fired heater modeling
• Process Design professionals wishing to enhance their understanding of fired heater design and simulation

Prerequisites


• None

 

013

Course Overview


• Learn the general design considerations of air-cooled exchangers
• Investigate thermal design principles, counter current exchangers and extended surfaces
• Examine process-side, air-side, fan selection and physical properties


Course Objective


• Optimize the investment in Aspen Air-Cooled Exchanger software for design and simulation of water coolers and condensers
• Efficiently use Aspen Air-Cooled Exchanger to evaluate:
o Single-Phase exchangers
o Condenser
o Air coolers of different configurations

Audience


• Designers and operators of air-cooled heat exchangers in process and power industries
• Process Design professionals involved in the specification of air-cooled heat exchangers for the full range of process applications including condensers, gas and liquid coolers

Prerequisites


• None

014

Course Overview


• Identify and explain the basic concepts of heat transfer in association with fired heaters.
• Recognize how thermal calculations are used by the Aspen Fired Heater application.
• Efficiently use the Aspen Fired Heater application to evaluate:
o Vertical Cylindrical Unit (VCU) with convection bank
o Single cabin fired heater with roof tubes
o Twin cabin firebox

Course Objective


• Learn the fundamentals of rating and simulating a fired heater.
• Understand the requirements for design checking and simulation of fired heaters.

Audience


• Graduates interested to gain experience in Heat Transfer and Fired Heater Modeling.
• Process Design professionals wishing to enhance their understanding of Fired Heater Design and Simulation

Prerequisites


• None

015

Course Overview


• Use Aspen Energy Analyzer to design better and more efficient heat exchanger networks
• Analyze energy integration considerations associated with process design and discuss case studies
• Optimize network considering energy savings and capital cost trade off
• Simulate heat exchanger networks and apply energy management concepts

Course Objective


Learn how to use Aspen Energy Analyzer with Aspen Plus or Aspen HYSYS to design better and more efficient heat exchanger networks.

Audience


Process engineers and designers or anyone looking for the opportunity to learn how to use Aspen Energy Analyzer in a more efficient and productive manner.
Approach
• Prospective students indicate ahead of course whether the main modeling tool used is Aspen Plus or Aspen HYSYS
• Instruction on basic topics
• Instructor-guided demonstrations of features
• Hands-on sessions exemplifying practical applications
• Detailed course notes

Prerequisites


Attending the following course introduction of Process Modeling using Aspen Hysys / Aspen Plus.

016

Course Overview


• Recognize the benefits of using automation in conjunction with Aspen HYSYS
• Reinforce programming concepts that support automation in Aspen HYSYS
• Use Visual Basic and Excel to create automation solutions for Aspen HYSYS simulation models


Course Objective


• Learn to automate, customize and enhance the capabilities of Aspen HYSYS models to address specific Process Simulation needs
• Automate repetitive error prone tasks
• Build applications that target specific tasks
• Create solutions that leverage the key strengths of one or more applications

Audience


• Engineers who want to develop automation solutions for Aspen HYSYS simulations

Prerequisites


• Advanced Process Modeling Topics
• Refinery Process Modeling and Optimization for Refinery Unit Operations
• Dynamic Modeling

017

Course Overview

• Use existing simulation models to evaluate project economics and maximize your return on investment
• Learn to develop an economic evaluation and proposed design using Aspen Process Economic Analyzer
• Obtain detailed design results for both equipment and installation bulks with minimal input, and by integrating operating cost, capital cost, and schedule
• Learn to analyze different process alternatives in simulation and determine the more profitable approach
Benefits
• Maximize your company’s return on investment (ROI) and reduce the risk involved in making decisions
• Define your project more accurately by integrating operating cost, capital cost, and schedule
• Reduce estimation variability by adopting a consistent methodology
• Increase costing accuracy by generating detailed reports for analysis, traceable to line items not lump sums of money
• Evaluate various design options based on cost considerations and identify lowest cost designs

Course Objective


Learn to develop an economic evaluation and proposed design using Aspen Process Economic Analyzer. Obtain detailed design results for both equipment and installation bulks with minimal input, and by integrating operating cost, capital cost, and schedule. Learn to analyze different process alternatives in simulation and determine the more profitable approach. Learn to show the utility usage for your process. Learn to adjust construction wages and to adjust the system calculations to reflect your local cost.

Audience


• Process, project, plant or research and development engineers, and technology licensors who need basic training to get started as primary users of Aspen Process Economic Analyzer
• Estimators and discipline engineers, who as secondary users of Aspen Process Economic Analyzer, need some basic training

Approach


• Instruction on basic topics
• Discussion about the general approach and the key elements for successful simulations and estimates
• Instructor-guided demonstrations of features
• Hands-on workshops that apply learned concepts
• Detailed course notes

018

Course Overview

• Learn to create and build detailed project estimates using Aspen In-Plant Cost Estimator
• Learn how to use the Aspen In-Plant Cost Estimator system more effectively, tailoring it to specific project estimates
Benefits
• Learn how to use Aspen In-Plant Cost Estimator to evaluate your company's projects
• Maximize your company's return on investment (ROI) and reduce the risk involved in making decisions
• Compose specific outline scope definitions for Aspen In-Plant Cost Estimator projects
• Obtain in-plant designs and estimates from minimal input in a fraction of the time required by traditional methods
• Reduce estimation variability by adopting a consistent methodology
• Increase costing accuracy by generating detailed reports for analysis, traceable to line items, not lump sums of money
• Make adjustments to project estimates according to local area conditions
• Use system documentation to improve estimate consistency and reliability

Course Objective


Learn how to develop in-plant design, estimate and schedule using Aspen In-Plant Cost Estimator. Reduce estimation variability by adopting a consistent methodology.

Audience


Project Managers and Engineers, Plant Engineers, Plant Estimating Managers, Plant Estimators, Engineering Managers new to Aspen In-Plant Cost Estimator

Approach


• Instruction on basic topics
• Discussion about the general approach and the key elements for successful simulations
• Instructor-guided demonstrations of features
• Hands-on workshops that apply learned concepts
• Detailed course notes

019

Benefits

• Conduct engineering studies and projects using a central data repository with controlled and simultaneous data access
• Eliminate clerical transcription and errors through instant update of changes in data to all users viewing the data
• Gain an understanding of how the various modules of Aspen Basic Engineering are structured
• Progress and monitor drawings and datasheets through issue/revision cycles

Course Objective


Learn how to conduct engineering studies and projects using a central data repository with controlled and simultaneous data access. Eliminate clerical transcription and errors through instant update of changes in data to all users viewing the data. Gain an understanding of how the various modules of Aspen Basic Engineering are structured.
Course Overview
Learn how to use Aspen Basic Engineering to improve collaboration and global project execution using an integrated workflow approach.

Audience


Engineers or project personnel who will be using Aspen Basic Engineering as an everyday tool for their work.

Approach


• Instruction on basic topics
• Discussion about the general approach and the key elements of the software
• Demonstrations of features
• Instructor-guided exercises
• Hands-on workshops that apply learned concepts
• Detailed course notes
Prerequisites
• A background in process/project engineering is helpful but not required
• Any experience with drafting tools is useful