Aspen Production Record Manager: Configuring the Batch Area and Feed Application

Course Id:  MES271   |   Duration:  2.00 day(s)   |   CEUs Awarded:  1.4   |   Level:  Intermediate


Course Objective

Explain the principles, terminology, and architecture of Aspen Production Record Manager. Learn how to prepare and configure a Batch system and how to populate a Batch database, and how to create a Golden Batch Profile and apply it to the current process. View Batch SPC plots. Configure automated reports.

Course Overview

  • Explain the principles, terminology, and architecture of Aspen Production Record Manager
  • Prepare and configure a Batch system using the Aspen Production Record Manager Administrator Tool
  • Populate a Batch database using the BCU
  • Configure automated reports
  • Create a Golden Batch Profile and apply it to the current process
  • View Batch SPC plots

Benefits

  • Implement a Batch system quickly and efficiently using the available tools
  • Extend the analysis of process data for batch reporting beyond those offered by the Batch Conversion Utility, providing a perfect fit for your business

Audience

  • System Integrators and Administrators
  • Staff responsible for maintaining or developing a specialized batch reporting system

Approach

  • An overview of the product and its application is presented, together with the terminology and underlying concepts
  • The terminology used in the course is consistent with S88
  • The course is packed with hands-on exercises to provide practical experience of the concepts covered
  • The features and architecture of Aspen Production Record Manager implemented in a 21CFR11 compliant configuration are outlined (specific configuration techniques for setting up this mode are outside the scope of this course)
  • Explore the role and functionality of the Batch Conversion Utility (BCU), which creates a Batch Analysis Model used to analyze process data in order to generate batch-oriented information
  • Optimize batch quality using the Batch Profiler to generate a “golden” profile and apply it to the current process

Prerequisites

  • Microsoft Windows basic user skills
  • Aspen Process Explorer and the Tag Browser basic user skills
  • PME171 or MES171: Retrieving Batch Data Using The Reporting Tools
  • Some experience of creating tags in an Aspen InfoPlus.21 system is recommended (PME101 Aspen InfoPlus.21 Real Time Information Management Foundation Course teaches this topic)

Class Schedule

Class Agenda

MES271: Aspen Production Record Manager: Configuring the Batch Area and Feed Application

Product Overview

  • Describe the functional design, architecture and main features of Aspen Production Record Manager (APRM)
  • Apply the S88 standard to a production process

Configuring Aspen Production Record Manager Administrator
  • Configure a new Batch database using the Aspen Production Record Manager Administrator
  • Configure and create Automated Reports
  • Implement Production Record Manager Security
  • Workshop: Use the Aspen Production Record Manager Administrator to create a new batch area
  • Workshop: Create batch characteristics and designators for an example application using the Production Record Manager Administrator
  • Workshop: Use the Production Record Manager Administrator to create a batch unit example application, assign a tag to a unit, and assign an alias to a tag
  • Workshop: Use the Production Record Manager Administrator to create an Automated Report
  • Workshop: Test Aspen Production Record Manager Security features.

Configuring Batch Feed Application
  • Create a Batch Conversion Utility (BCU) Administrator script by:
  • Identifying a trigger
  • Specifying trigger conditions
  • Defining trigger actions
  • Verify and Schedule a BCU script
  • Determine whether a script needs fine-tuning
  • Modify a script to support sub-batch processing
  • Workshop: Use the BCU Administrator to configure the headers for Unit Scripts.
  • Workshop: Use the Aspen BCU Administrator to configure, verify, and save a Unit script
  • Workshop: Use the Aspen BCU Administrator to schedule unit scripts
  • Workshop: Modify and enhance the solutions to previous labs by implementing subbatch level processing.

Advanced Batch Configuration
  • Recognize the factors to consider when preparing to configure and use Aspen Production Record Manager Advanced tools and features
  • Understand the purpose and method of each of the steps involved in configuring Aspen OpsKPI, Golden Batch Profiling, Calculated Characteristics, and Characteristic Publishing
  • Use the above-mentioned tools effectively to create charts, trends, reference profiles and calculations
  • Publish Batch characteristics
  • Workshop: Use KPI Creation Wizard to create new KPI Tag and store within the Aspen InfoPlus.21.
  • Workshop: Use Aspen Process Explorer to trend a KPI Tag. Add Comments to a KPI Record. View Radar Chart
  • Workshop: Create a Batch Profile using the Batch Management Option in Aspen Process Explorer. View and monitor a process using the new Profile with the Batch Monitoring option in Aspen Process Explorer
  • Workshop: Create a new Characteristic for Aspen Production Record Manager. Create a calculation that updates the characteristic. View the characteristic in a Batch

Batch SPC
  • Create an Ad-hoc BatchSPC Control Chart
  • Describe the difference between Ad Hoc vs. Online Batch Real-time SPC Control Charts
  • Choose between different types of Control Charts
  • Create and configure a BatchSPC record
  • Workshop: Use Aspen Process Explorer to examine both Ad Hoc and Online Batch Real-time SPC charts.
  • Workshop: Use the Aspen Production Record Manager Administrator tool, create a new SPC variable and display the resulting record in Aspen Process Explorer

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.