Normally undergraduate student projects will involve Aspen Plus or Aspen Properties. To start either of these packages, be sure to look for the corresponding. in 24 Hours. Integrating Aspen Plus into the Chemical Engineering Classroom . Not Recommended: Using lecture time to prepare students for the tutorial. This manual is intended as a guide to using AspenTech’s software. Beginning with Aspen Plus , there is also an XML Results file available from Aspen.

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Aspen Process Manual

You will, at the very least, see warnings everywhere. When you are done editing, you can plot each graph. Recycle streams are easily the worst possible curveballs you will have thrown at you, and to conquer that is seriously quite an accomplishment. ISBL Inside Battery Limit facilities are comprised of major purchased equipment costs, and the costs associated with that equipment.

Make sure you choose a configuration that does NOT have a split condenser or you will run into problems later on. This manual will have details of the parameter names and the models. Aspen Plus Simulation Engine Putting the Pieces Together This will be our final chapter dealing solely with Aspen Plus, and as such, we have decided to give an example that tries to pull together most of the work and information gleaned from the previous chapters into one.

Click Next when you are done. Wednesday, January 30, Live Webinar: Thus we will pair it with a cold stream going out of the pinch above the pinchso either RX Feed, or Frac Feed. It gives you numerous options for deciding on a calculation method. Setting up a column is very similar to that of flash drums, but optimizing becomes much more complex.

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To increase the aapen temperature, we can adjust the column pressure, reflux ratio, and distillate rate. Because sharing in this way is so ttutorial open, Windows XP tries to protect you from some potential security risks.

Click where indicated to either run the Wizard or to share files without running the wizard. Convention dictates that red lines on top represent hot streams, and blue lines on bottom represent cold streams. Now that you understand the basics behind Pinch technology, you can move on to designing a heat exchanger network.


On XP professional, the maximum limit is With water in your system, things can get complicated.

Now, click the New button, and enter the starting segment number ie. Choosing an Appropriate Thermodynamic Property: Therefore we want to pick a pressure that is reasonably in- between these two pressures. Repeat the process above until you have all of your variables.

The vapor pressure of propane at oF is around psia. Holding the mouse over the colored arrows, blue or red, will tell you the purpose of that stream feed, tops, bottoms, etc For your reference, our flowsheet is shown in the diagram above. You can do the same with your utility streams, symbolizing utility exchangers. So forgallons of working capacity we would specify a ,gallon tank for this service.

Simply type in the name if you know it, or you can search for it using the Find button and typing in either a component formula or name. If a user has full access, deleting a file doesn’t put it in the Recycle Bin.

Wednesday, January 16, Live Webinar: The pinch point splits hot and cold streams into two groups: The streams above the pinch require hot utility, and those below the pinch require cold utility. Continuing this example, the plant would have at least two ,gallon tanks in the feed system.

I am making this number up for this example. Since it would make no sense to run the tank totally empty or totally full, tanks are specified for a “working capacity. This information should be listed under Variable Value as having a value of 8.

One last point that we can never stress enough is to make sure that, if you share a folder at home, you constantly protect your computer from viruses and worms. Our results are pictured to the right: Using the new chosen flowrate, our results are as follows: If a disk or folder is shared, everyone on the network can access it. You are able to move the head of the stream arrow by clicking on it, and dragging it along the edge of the piece of equipment to another location.


Gas Cleaning The Gas Cleaning Process Manual contains 10 volumes consisting of information on cyclones, wet dedusters, electrostatic precipitators, depth and rigid filters, mist removal, ancillary equipment, applied technology, and gas purification. I had written several sets of instructions for solving various problems with Aspen and Icarus and, over the years, we had assembled lots of specific but unorganized answers to questions.

Remember if you are ever unsure of what a stream on the block your column represents, hold the mouse over the red or blue arrow and Aspen will tell you. Just start from the first branching polar vs. Hopefully your results match ours below. RStoic can model reactions occurring simultaneously or sequentially and can determine selectivity and perform heat of reaction calculations.

You would just need to drop your work on the shared folder and it would be accessible by all members of your group.

Remember that both nonane and feed streams will be at psig and oF. Typically samples are taken from the top, middle and bottom of the tank and are tested both individually and as a composite sample. Because of this, the Operating Specifications at the bottom of the screen should 11.1 both condenser and reboiler duty set at 0, which is what we want.

Otherwise, select Just enable file sharing. I think the diagram looks fine the way it is. Note that the hot and cold Pinch temperatures are indicated on the top and bottom of the diagram. You can also navigate backwards and forwards by clicking on the appropriate arrow: If tutoial feedstock plks method is somewhat erratic, or it more or less tank cars might make up a shipment, then there may be need for further tankage.

In the process pictured below, we have a stream of natural gas at psig and oF.