Introduction to aspenONE Advanced Process Control - Operating and Maintaining Controllers Online

Course Id:  APC120   |   Duration:  2.00 day(s)   |   CEUs Awarded:  1.4   |   Level:  Introductory


Course Objective

In this course you will learn how to identify and explain the basic concepts of Advanced Process Control and AspenTech APC solutions. You will build and interact with controllers using Aspen Production Control Web Server. You will become familiar with modeling test methods and procedures and learn how to troubleshoot a DMCplus controller.

This course is the equivalent of the first two days of APC101: Introduction to Aspen DMCplus for APC Engineers as well as first two days of APC105: Introduction to Aspen Process Controller Builder for APC Engineers.

Course Overview

  • Learn the characteristics of Aspen DMCplus and Aspen DMC3 models and controllers
  • Learn how Aspen DMCplus and Aspen DMC3 models are developed through step testing
  • Learn various tuning parameters and how they are used in an Aspen DMCplus or Aspen DMC3 controller
  • Become familiarized with the APC infrastructure
  • Learn how to interact with the online controller to operate a plant

Benefits

  •  Acquire the skills and knowledge required to use and maintain Aspen DMCplus and Aspen DMC3 controllers
  •  Increased effectiveness in basic troubleshooting of Aspen DMCplus and Aspen DMC3 controllers
  •  Increased awareness of the operating characteristics and capabilities of Aspen DMCplus and Aspen DMC3 controllers

Audience

  • Engineers who are maintaining existing or implementing new Aspen DMCplus and Aspen DMC3 controllers
  • Operations supervisors and console operators who are interacting with Aspen DMCplus and Aspen DMC3 controllers on a daily basis

Approach

  •  Introduction to basic concepts behind multivariable control
  •  Demonstrations of the ways in which the online tools are used
  •  Hands on workshops that allow operating and troubleshooting a typical Aspen DMCplus and Aspen DMC3 controller

Prerequisites

  • Background in chemical process engineering and/or process operations
  • Some familiarity with Microsoft® Windows operating systems

Subsequent Courses

This course serves as a prerequisite for many of the more advanced courses.

  •  APC121 Introduction to Aspen DMCplus - Modeling and Building Controllers for Industrial Processes
  •  APC125 Introduction to Aspen Process Controller Builder - Modeling and Building Controllers for Industrial Processes
  •  APC170 Introduction to Aspen Inferential Qualities - Developing and Deploying Inferential Soft Sensors for Industrial Processes
  •  APC210 Aspen Watch Performance Monitor: Real Time Monitoring and Maintaining Controllers Online

Class Schedule

Class Agenda

APC120: Introduction to aspenONE Advanced Process Control - Operating and Maintaining Controllers Online

Basic Concepts

  •  Differentiate between Real Time Optimization and Advanced Control
  •  Understand the use cases for APC
  •  Learn about various AspenTech APC solutions
  •  Workshop: Democol Manual Operation

Modeling Terminology
  •  Review the definition of independent and dependent variables
  •  Review the definitions of a Unit Response Curve, Time to Steady State and Steady State Gain
  •  Review the defining characteristics of  Aspen DMCplusand Aspen DMC3 Models and Controllers
  •  Define a subcontroller

Production Control Web Server (PCWS)
  •  Learn how to use PCWS to interact with the controller
  •  Workshop: Democol Operation with Aspen DMCplusand Aspen DMC3 controller

APC Infrastructure
  •  Learn about the APC Infrastructure

Models of Aspen DMCplus and Aspen DMC3 controllers
  •  Introduction to the concept of plant test and different plant step test method
  •  Learn about Aspen DMCplus and Aspen DMC3 modeling procedures
  •  Workshop: Model Review

Aspen DMCplus Engine
  •  Learn the about three modules in an Aspen DMCplus/DMC3 Engine
  •  Learn which tuning parameters are used in each of the modules
  •  Workshop: Democol tuning

Aspen DMCplus Controller Online Troubleshooting
  •  Learn how to troubleshoot typical problems with an Aspen DMCplus or Aspen DMC3 online controller

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.