Aspen DMC3 - APC Calibrate and Aspen Adaptive Modeling

Course Id:  APC250   |   Duration:  3.00 day(s)   |   CEUs Awarded:  2.1   |   Level:  Intermediate


Course Objective

Examine the fundamentals of Calibrate mode for APC applications. Examine the methodology of implementing new APC applications using Calibrate and Adaptive Modeling/Control. Compare and contrast it to the 'traditional' method for APC implementation. Learn how to use Adaptive Modeling through PCWS. Learn how to use Calibrate and Adaptive Modeling to maintain and improve existing APC applications. Commission the new model developed with Calibrate and Adaptive Modeling for both new and existing APC applications.

Course Overview

  • Introduction to the concept of robust control using DMC3 controllers.
  • Understand the fundamentals of Calibrate mode and examine the various features available with the Aspen Adaptive Modeling tool.
  • Learn to perform model update iterations using Production Control Web Server
  • Introduction to the concept of Smart Tune using DMC3 controllers.
  • Examine the methodology of revamping DMCplus applications using Calibrate and Adaptive Modeling/Control.  Compare and contrast it to the 'traditional' implementation method
  • Learn how to use Calibrate and Adaptive Modeling to maintain and improve existing APC applications
  • Commission the new models developed using Calibrate and Adaptive Modeling

Benefits

Develop the skills required to utilize Calibrate and Adaptive Modeling/Control to implement new APC applications as well as revamp existing APC applications.

Audience

Engineers who are designing, implementing or maintaining APC DMCplus controllers

Approach

  • Lecture topics and course notes thoroughly describe the online APC implementation process and tools employed
  • Extensive hands-on workshops allow students to actually implement a APC control application from having a rough seed model, through step testing with Calibrate and continuing into commissioning
  • Students are encouraged to ask questions and explore any specific requirements from their site or company

Prerequisites

  • APC101 Introduction to Aspen DMCplus for APC Engineers
  • APC105 Introduction to  Aspen Process Controller Builder for APC Engineers
  • APC240 Aspen DMCplus: APC Project Step Testing and Commissioning Using a Virtual Plant (recommended, not mandatory)

Class Schedule

Class Agenda

APC250: Aspen DMC3 - APC Calibrate and Aspen Adaptive Modeling

Introduction and Prerequisite Review
  • Present a roadmap for the course
  • Review DMCplus controllers concepts critical to achieving the best learning experience
  • Review the 'seed model' concept
  • Model identification revisited
DMC3 Fundamentals: Robust Control
  • Explain the concept of Robust Control
  • Learn the procedure to implement Robustness Factor
  • Workshop:  Using Robust Control Mode for a DMC3 Controller
DMC3 Fundamentals: Calibrate
  • Explain the concept of Calibrate
  • Compare and contrast between SmartStep and Calibrate
  • Workshop:  Revamp an existing DMCplus Controller
  • Workshop: Configure and deploy a DMC3 controller in Calibrate mode

Introduction to the DMC3 Builder Platform
  • Navigate through the DMC3 Builder interface
  • Configure DMC3 Builder online settings
  • Configure DMC3Builder communications to DCS
  • Workshop:  Configuring data collection in DMC3 Builder

Building DMC3 models in DMC3 Builder
  • Introduction to the DMC3 Builder Workflow
  • Overview of data import and modeling using DMC3 Builder
  • Constrained identification with DMC3 Builder
  • Model analysis tools in DMC3 Builder
  • Workshop:  Building a DMC3 controller model using DMC3 Builder

DMC3 Fundamentals: Smart Tune
  • Understand the working of the Smart Tune algorithm
  • Introduction to the Smart Tune software interface
  • Review the procedure to tune LP strategy using Smart Tune
  • Workshop:  Configuring the Smart Tune optimization strategy

Configuring and Tuning Controllers on the DMC3 Builder Platform
  • Introduction to the APC workflow to build and deploy a controller
  • Tips to efficiently organize APC Project Files on the Platform (differences with Legacy DMCplus Model)
  • Convert Legacy DMCplus applications to APC DMCplus applications and visa-versa
  • Workshop:  Configure and Tune a DMC3 controller in DMC3 Builder
 
DMC3 Fundamentals: Adaptive Modeling
  • Explain the concept of Test Agents
  • Learn how the auto-slicing feature can help engineers save time
  • Explore the various features available with Adaptive Modeling
  • Run Simulate with Adaptive Modeling on PCWS
  • Workshop: Update the Furnace subcontroller models using Adaptive workflow
  • Workshop: Update the Column subcontroller models using Adaptive workflow

Calibrate and Adaptive Modeling for existing APC applications
  • Extend Calibrate and Adaptive Modeling methodology from new APC applications to existing APC applications
  • Learn to incorporate Calibrate and Adaptive Modeling into sustained performance workflow
  • Workshop:  Performing an adaptive modeling/update iteration using the Adaptive workflow

APC Project Methodology using Calibrate and Adaptive Modeling
  • Learn how to implement a new APC application using Calibrate and Adaptive Modeling/Control
  • Compare and contrast the new methodology to the “traditional' methodology of implementing new APC applications
  • Workshop: Finish adaptive modeling and commission a DMC3 controller

Course Quiz and Conclusions
  • Review and solidify the concepts presented in the course
 

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.