Improved Energy Efficiency through Heat Integration

Learn how to use Aspen Energy Analyzer with Aspen Plus or Aspen HYSYS to design better and more efficient heat exchanger networks.

Audience:

Process engineers and designers or anyone looking for the opportunity to learn how to use Aspen Energy Analyzer in a more efficient and productive manner.

Training Details

  • Course Id:

    EHX2911

  • Duration:

    3 day(s)

  • CEUs Awarded:

    2.1

  • Level:

    Intermediate

Approach

  • Prospective students indicate ahead of course whether the main modeling tool used is Aspen Plus or Aspen HYSYS
  • Instruction on basic topics
  • Instructor-guided demonstrations of features
  • Hands-on sessions exemplifying practical applications
  • Detailed course notes

Pre-requisites

Either of the following courses:
  • EAP101 Aspen Plus: Process Modeling
  • EHY101 Aspen HYSYS: Process Modeling

Agenda

Introduction to Aspen Energy Analyzer
  • Overview of Aspen Energy Analyzer, Conceptual Design, Pinch Technology and features of Aspen Energy Analyzer
  • Workshop : Manually design a small heat exchanger network to obtain better heat integration

Energy Target Fundamentals
  • Construct Composite Curves to set energy recovery targets Access and view the desired inputs and results
  • Introduce the “Pinch” to set an upper limit for heat recovery
  • Architecture of Aspen Energy Analyzer and data input to automatically generate the targets
  • Workshop: Manually construct composite curves and obtain calculated energy targets

Energy Targets by Aspen Energy Analyzer
  • Introduce the basic structure of Aspen Energy Analyzer
  • Basic input required for energy targets
  • Obtain heating and cooling targets using Aspen Energy Analyzer
  • Workshop: Input stream T-H data in the software and obtain energy targets.

Cost, Area and Unit Targets
  • Fundamentals of cost, heat transfer area and number of unit targets.
  • Use Aspen Energy Analyzer to obtain cost, area and unit targets
  • Workshop: Use Aspen Energy Analyzer to obtain cost, are and unit targets. Manually calculate some of the results and verify the numbers.

Navigate the User Interface
  • Familiarization with the  user interface for both Heat Integration (HI) Case and Heat Integration (HI) Project
  • Learn placement of input and result forms, tables and plots in the software
  • Workshop: Practice navigation of the GUI

Data Extraction from Aspen HYSYS, Aspen Plus and Excel
  • Use the "Aspen Energy Analyzer Process Simulator" interface to extract heat integration information from an Aspen HYSYS or an Aspen Plus process model
  • Extract heat integration data from Excel template
  • Workshop: Import data from Aspen Plus or HYSYS. Import heat integration data from an Excel template.

Multiple Utilities
  • Introduce the “Utility Pinch” to limit utility load
  • Construct Grand Composite Curves that aid in the selection of multiple utilities
  • Workshop: Use GCC method, cheapest utility principle and user specified method to obtain utility targets.

Process Modifications
  • Use Pinch Analysis to identify process modifications that produce step changes in performance
  • Implement these modifications in the process simulation model
  • Workshop: Study composite curve of a process and look for opportunity of process modification that can give better heat integration opportunity.

HEN Simulation
  • Grid Diagram representation of the Heat Exchanger Network
  • Mathematical model used in Aspen Energy Analyzer to solve the Heat Exchanger Network
  • Simulate the Heat Exchanger Network and understand its behavior using Aspen Energy Analyzer
  • Workshop: Use HEN Grid diagram to simulate different scenarios in an existing network.

Obtain Accurate Capital Cost Coefficients
  • Use Aspen EDR or Aspen Capital Cost Estimator to estimate cost of heat exchanger units.
  • Use exchanger costs to regress capital cost parameters for Energy Analysis
  • Workshop: Use Aspen EDR and / or Aspen Capital cost estimator to obtain accurate cost and regress the parameters of capital cost used in Aspen Energy Analyzer.

HEN Design
  • Introduction to Pinch Design Method (PDM) rules to manually design a Heat Exchanger Network
  • Use the Aspen Energy Analyzer’s Heat Exchanger Network Grid Diagram for manual design
  • Optimize design after network evolution using Aspen Energy Analyzer Optimizer
  • Automatically generate Heat Exchanger Network Designs using Aspen Energy Analyzer
  • Workshop: Use PDM rule to design a heat exchanger network that is near or on target.

HEN Improvement
  • Introduction to Pinch Design Method (PDM) rules to manually design a Heat Exchanger Network
  • Use the Aspen Energy Analyzer's Heat Exchanger Network Grid Diagram for manual design
  • Optimize design after network evolution using Aspen Energy Analyzer Optimizer
  • Automatically generate Heat Exchanger Network Designs using Aspen Energy Analyzer
  • Workshop: Use PDM rule to design a heat exchanger network that is near or on target.

Activated Workflow from Aspen Plus/HYSYS
  • Learn how to work with Aspen Energy Analyzer directly from Aspen HYSYS or Aspen Plus
  • Learn how to change any parameter in this workflow:
  • Change Utility
  • Change cost parameters, etc.
  • DTmin global and local
  • Select automatic DTmin depending on process type
  • Introduce retrofit functions to generate alternative designs
  • Identify the optimum design to realize energy cost savings in the current simulation.

Implement an Aspen Energy Analyzer Design into Aspen Plus/HYSYS Model
  • Implement an optimum design obtained by Aspen Energy Analyzer into Aspen Plus/HYSYS model.
  • Workshop: Use one of the designs obtained by using Aspen Energy Analyzer and implement the new design in Aspen Plus or HYSYS model.

HEN Operation
  • Obtaining performance improvements using HEN Operation and Decision Support
  • Analyze how monitoring is usually done and how the performance trends are identified
  • Identify possible actions to improve HEN performance
  • Using Aspen Energy Analyzer Operations for Decision Support
  • Workshop: Move to operations mode from a case file. Use operations mode to perform what if analysis and trend analysis.

Troubleshooting
  • Discuss common problems and identify potential troubleshooting corrective actions that may help to resolve them.

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