Aspen Basic Engineering: End User Basics

Course Id:  EBE101   |   Duration:  2.00 day(s)   |   CEUs Awarded:  1.4   |   Level:  Introductory


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.

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

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

Subsequent Courses

Students who need to learn how to configure Aspen Basic Engineering to meet specific organizational and work practice needs should plan to attend EBE201 Aspen Basic Engineering: Project and Administrator Configuration, which is typically scheduled directly after this course

Class Schedule

Class Agenda

EBE101: Aspen Basic Engineering: End User Basics

Introduction

  • Review Aspen Basic Engineering core features:
  • User Interfaces
  • Data Consistency
  • Document Revision Functionality
  • Case Handling
  • Knowledge Base

Using the Drawing Editor
  • Become familiar with the Aspen Basic Engineering Drawing Editor user interface
  • Demo 1: Getting Started
  • Demo 2: Initial Set-up
  • Demo 3 -6: Basic Drawing Operations
  • Tutorial:  Basic Operations - Create a simple process flow diagram for a solvent recovery process

Importing Simulation Data
  • Import and propagate simulation data to the equipment in the project
  • Tutorial: Import data from the commercial simulator packages supported by Aspen Basic Engineering.

Excel Datasheet Editor
  • Review detailed use of datasheets through the Datasheet Editor user interface
  • Tutorial: Author datasheets and enter and view data.

Document Revision
  • Learn how Aspen Basic Engineering handles the document issue and revision process
  • Tutorial: Submit check and issue a datasheet and exports the datasheet into a Microsoft Excel format.

Workspace Explorer
  • Illustrate how a project can be organized and data viewed through the Explorer application
  • Using Explorer
  • Attribute Editor
  • Configuring the Explorer view
  • Plant Breakdown Structure
  • Tutorial:  Organize objects within a workspace - view and edit their attributes.

Importing and Exporting Packages
  • Export/Import packages from Explorer.
  • Export/Import a flowsheet section.
  • Tutorial:  Create packages to transfer data between workspaces

The Bridge Application
  • Transfer data between Aspen Basic Engineering and Microsoft Excel or Word documents.
  • Tutorial: Use a Bridge to perform vessel sizing calculation.

Thermal Design Interface
  • Use the Equipment Design interface to perform detailed heat exchanger design
  • Tutorial: Transfer Simulation data to Exchanger

Cost Estimation Interface
  • Demonstrate how rapid costing can be achieved using the interface to Aspen Icarus
  • Export design data from Aspen Basic Engineering
  • Import cost and design data from Aspen Capital Cost Estimator
  • Tutorial:  Costing Interface - Configuring Aspen Capital Cost Estimator to Exchange Data with Aspen Basic Engineering.

Using Projects in a Workspace
  • Recognize how to use Projects in a Workspace
  • Tutorial: Create projects, claim and modify equipment and commit the changes back to the “master” workspace.

Creating P&IDs
  • Recognize the value of P&IDs
  • Create P&ID by expanding PFD
  • Assign pipes and branches
  • Assign names and classes to pipes
  • Add further instrumentation
  • Draft a P&ID
  • Tutorial:  Introduce the basic functionality of creating P&IDs using ABE

Aspen Technology, Inc. awards Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for training classes conducted by our organization. One CEU is granted for every 10 hours of class participation.