Aspen Real-Time SPC: Using and Configuring in aspenONE Process Explorer

Course Id:  MES235   |   Duration:  2.00 day(s)   |   CEUs Awarded:  1.4   |   Level:  Intermediate


Course Objective

Understand and apply the principles of Statistical Process Control (SPC) to the Aspen Real-time Statistical Process Control Analyzer product in aspenONE Process Explorer. Use the SPC tools provided by aspenONE Process Explorer to monitor and improve process quality, as well as reduce manufacturing costs. Create and modify Aspen InfoPlus.21 records that are necessary to support the aspenONE Process Explorer SPC product. Utilize the competitive advantage which the Aspen Real-time Statistical Process Control can bring to your enterprise.

Course Overview

  • Understand and apply the principles of Statistical Process Control (SPC) to the Aspen Real-Time Statistical Process Control Analyzer product in aspenONE Process Explorer
  • Use the SPC tools provided by aspenONE Process Explorer to monitor and improve process quality, as well as reduce manufacturing costs
  • Create and modify Aspen InfoPlus.21 records that are necessary to support the aspenONE Process Explorer SPC product
  • Utilize the competitive advantage which the Aspen Real-Time Statistical Process Control Analyzer can bring to your enterprise
  • Implement an SPC system, which integrates tightly with an Aspen InfoPlus.21 ¬†real-time database enabling real-time quality control
  • Maintain, extend or supervise existing Aspen Real-Time SPC Analyzer records
  • Monitor and report on variables that influence product quality using Aspen Real-Time SPC Analyzer

Benefits

  • Identify potentially troublesome process trends at an early stage before they compromise product quality
  • Improve product quality and minimize reworked material by correctly configuring and using Aspen Real-Time SPC Analyzer
  • Achieve optimal deployment of the product's functionality

Audience

  • Process/Product managers
  • Technologists
  • Process/Product Quality Managers
  • Aspen InfoPlus.21 system administrators
  • System Integrators

Approach

  • Instruction on basic SPC and the associated statistical concepts
  • Instructor guided demonstrations of the use of aspenONE Process Explorer screens to view and understand and control charts
  • Monitor process quality with on-line Control charts
  • Understand the important criteria for selecting an appropriate Aspen SPC algorithm
  • Create, populate and edit Aspen SPC tags in hands-on workshops
  • Implement, use, and customize the quality alarming features in Aspen SPC
  • Utilize frequency plots to analyze data distribution, and use Aspen SPC to evaluate process capability
  • Detailed course notes provided

Prerequisites

  • Overall knowledge of the structure of a typical ¬†Aspen InfoPlus.21 database
  • Experience in using the Aspen InfoPlus.21 Administrator to create and modify records

Class Schedule

Class Agenda

MES235: Aspen Real-Time SPC: Using and Configuring in aspenONE Process Explorer

Overview

  • Comprehend the differences between Traditional versus Statistical Quality Control
  • Describe SPC and associated terminology
  • Distinguish the AspenTech application from other SPC products
  • Differentiate between Statistical and Specification limits
  • Define BatchSPC
  • Develop a working knowledge of Aspen SPC tools and functionality
  • Summarize a flow for generating Quality products
  • Workshop: Getting to Know Aspen Real-time SPC - Experiment with various Context menu options

Using aspenONE Process Explorer
  • Overview of aspenONE Process Explorer
  • Create plots in aspenONE Process Explorer
  • Understand plot settings and aspenONE Process Explorer user interface

Control Charts
  • Describe the purpose of Control Charts
  • Organize/Format data for SPC using Samples and Subgroups, and discuss Ad-Hoc versus Pre-Configured records.
  • Use different options that are available within Control Charts
  • View the various types of aspenONE Process Explorer Control Charts
  • Workshop: Control Charts - Experiment with various chart options

Viewing Alarms
  • Use many features like Subgroup Details, Subgroup Comments, and Alarms that are part of standard control charts
  • Identify different ways of viewing SPC Alarms
  • Describe the meanings of the different AspenTech SPC Alarms
  • Discuss patterns that do not show up as SPC Alarms
  • Workshop: Viewing Alarms - Experiment with Subgroup Details, Free & Fixed Comments.and standard SPC Alarms

Other Types of Control Charts
  • Define some of the formulae used for XBAR, RANGE and STANDARD DEVIATION Control Charts
  • View and Explain how to use the following Charts
  • CUSUM
  • EWMA
  • FREQUENCY PLOTS
  • Workshop: Other Control Charts - Use aspenONE Process Explorer to examine different types of SPC charts

Creating Aspen SPC Records
  • Create an Aspen InfoPlus.21 database SPC record directly from an Aspen Process Explorer Control Chart
  • Assess the benefits and limitations of using the Aspen Process Explorer method of creating SPC records
  • Evaluate the result of using the Mean Square Successive Difference (MSSD) algorithm for calculating Standard Deviation.
  • Workshop: Create an Aspen SPC record using the Ad Hoc to SPC Utility

Aspen SPC Configuration Utility
  • Create an Aspen InfoPlus.21 database SPC record using the Real-time SPC Configuration Utility.
  • Assess the benefits of using this method over the one described in the previous lesson directly from Aspen Process Explorer
  • Workshop: Create an Aspen SPC Record using the Aspen SPC Configuration Utility

Creating Aspen SPC Records with IP.21 Administrator
  • Create an Aspen InfoPlus.21 database SPC record using the Aspen InfoPlus.21 Administrator.
  • Assess the benefits and limitations of using the Aspen IP.21 Administrator method versus the Aspen Process Explorer and SPC Configuration Utility methods
  • Interpret the different fields within an Aspen InfoPlus.21 SPC record
  • Modify Aspen InfoPlus.21 SPC Records
  • Workshop: Examine an existing Aspen SPC record. Create a new Aspen SPC record for a given criteria

Configuring Aspen SPC Records for Alarms, Comments
  • Configure a new SPC alarm rule using the Aspen InfoPlus.21 Administrator
  • Understand more about the meaning of the different SPC Alarm rules
  • View the effect of the new alarm rule in aspenONE Process Explorer, and in an SPC record
  • Create and configure the overhead records needed to support SPC Comments
  • Workshop: Configuring Alarm - Create and configure an alarm with associated records and comments

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.