Design and Simulation of Fired Heaters Using Aspen Fired Heater

Course Id:  EHX1031   |   Duration:  1.00 day(s)   |   CEUs Awarded:  0.7   |   Level:  Introductory


Course Objective

Learn the fundamentals of rating and simulating a fired heater. Understand the requirements for design checking and simulation of fired heaters. Efficiently use the Aspen Fired Heater application to evaluate: Vertical Cylindrical Unit (VCU) with convection bank, Twin cabin firebox, Single cabin fired heater with roof tubes.

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
  • Recognize the features and functional capability of the Aspen Fired Heater application
  • Efficiently use the Aspen Fired Heater application to evaluate:
    • Vertical Cylindrical Unit (VCU) with convection bank
    • Twin cabin firebox
    • Single cabin fired heater with roof tubes
  • 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 rating and simulating a fired heater
  • Understand the requirements for design checking and simulation of fired heaters

Audience

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

Approach

  • Instruction on basic heat transfer and fired heater modeling topics
  • Discussion about the general approach and the key elements for successful simulations
  • Use of Aspen Fired Heater in rating and simulation exercises given physical property data and geometry.
  • Application of Aspen Fired Heaters to exercises for crude fire heater, twin cabin fired heater and single cabin fired heater with roof tubes
  • Detailed course notes
  • This course assumes that Aspen Fired Heater product is in use

Class Schedule

Class Agenda

EHX1031: Design and Simulation of Fired Heaters Using Aspen Fired Heater

Introduction

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

Introduction to Fired Heaters
  •  Identify and explain the basic concepts of heat transfer in association with fired heater operation
  •  Recognize how principle features are used for fired heater modeling

Aspen Fired Heater – Program Functionalities
  •  Recognize the features and functional capability of the Aspen Fired Heater application
  •  Rate and Simulate various fired heater configurations
  •  Simulate processes which make effective use of fired heaters
  •  Operate fired heater processes effectively
  •  Trouble-shoot fired heater processes with problems

Workshop Hands-On Aspen Fired Heater Examples
  •  Example 1: Crude Fired Heater One Convection Bank and Single Stream- Simulate a simple, vertical, cylindrical heater with one convection bank and a single crude oil stream.
  •  Example 2: Crude Fired Heater - Adding an Extra Convection Bank–Add tube banks with enhanced surfaces. Specify flow history for a stream that can enter the heater system more than one time.
  •  Example 3: Crude Fired Heater– Adding Extra Stream and Convection Bank. Add additional stream. Use COMThermo Physical property package to create mixture properties for a stream.
  •  Example 4: Twin Cabin Fired Heater – Simulate a twin cabin firebox with dual fuels, 4 convection banks and two process streams.
  •  Example 5: Single Cabin Fired Heater – Rate a single cabin firebox with roof tubes, 5 convection banks and two process streams.

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.