Introduction to Aspen Plate Fin Exchanger

Course Id:  EHX1041   |   Duration:  1.00 day(s)   |   CEUs Awarded:  0.7   |   Level:  Introductory


Course Objective

Learn the fundamentals of simulating a plate fin heat exchanger. Understand the requirements for design, checking and simulation of plate fin exchanger. Efficiently use the Aspen Plate Fin Exchanger application to evaluate: Single-phase exchangers, Cryogenic condensers, Cryogenic reboilers/vaporisers, Multi stream/layers exchangers.

Course Overview

  • Identify and explain the basic concepts of heat transfer in association with plate fin exchangers
  • Recognize how thermal calculations are used by the Aspen Plate Fin Exchanger application
  • Recognize the features and functional capability of the Aspen Plate Fin Exchanger application
  • Efficiently use the Aspen Plate Fin Exchanger application to evaluate:
  • Single-phase exchangers
  • Cryogenic condensers
  • Cryogenic reboilers/vaporisers
  • Multi stream/layers exchangers
  • Demonstration using Activated EDR integrated heat exchanger software in conjunction with Aspen HYSYS and Aspen Plus to improve the performance of heat exchangers in the overall process

Benefits

  • Learn the fundamentals of simulating a plate fin heat exchanger
  • Understand the requirements for design, checking and simulation of plate fin exchanger

Audience

  • Thermal and process design professionals wishing to enhance their understanding of plate fin exchanger design and simulation
  • New engineers wishing to gain experience in heat transfer and plate fin exchanger modeling

Approach

  • Instruction on basic heat transfer and plate fin exchanger modeling topics
  • Discussion about the general approach and the key elements for successful simulations
  • Use of Aspen Plate Fin Exchanger in design and simulation exercises given physical property data and geometry
  • Application of Aspen Plate Fin Exchanger to exercises for single-phase exchangers, cryogenic condensers, cryogenic reboilers/vaporisers and multi stream/layer exchangers
  • Detailed course notes
  • This course assumes that Aspen Plate Fin Exchanger product is in use

Class Schedule

Class Agenda

EHX1041: Introduction to Aspen Plate Fin Exchanger

Introduction

  • Introductions and course contents
  • Workshop session descriptions
  • Course objectives

Introduction to Plate Fin Exchanger
  • Identify and explain the basic concepts of heat transfer in association with plate fin exchanger operation
  • Recognize how principle features are used for plate fin modeling

Aspen Plate Fin Exchanger - Program Functionalities
  • Recognize the features and functional capability of the Aspen Plate Fin Exchanger application
  • Design and Simulate various plate fin exchanger configurations
  • Simulate processes which make effective use of plate fin exchangers
  • Operate plate fin exchanger processes effectively
  • Trouble-shoot plate fin exchanger processes with problems

Workshop Hands-On Aspen Plate Fin Exchanger Examples
  • Example 1: Design Mode - Design a heat exchanger using Aspen Plate Fin and create a Rating/Checking case.
  • Example 2: Simulation mode - Stream by Stream - Update the design mode geometry results to Simulation mode and run using Stream by Stream Simulation mode.
  • Example 3: Layer by Layer Simulation - Set up the layer pattern in exchanger to simulate the exchanger performance using Layer by Layer simulation mode. Set up different calculation and convergence options to study the performance of exchanger.
  • Example 4: More Simulation - Modify an existing exchanger file to additional process streams and layers and distributors.
  • Example 5: Redistribution - Modify the original design case process conditions such that the stream 3 layers will have space for redistribution of one of the other streams.
  • Example 6: Thermosyphon - Modify ┬áthe existing file to examine different thermosyphon modes and input external pipe work rather than representing losses as % of driving head.
  • Example 7: Constrained Design - Modify an existing simulation to setup a design case by applying various design options.

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.