Introduction to Energy Optimization Using Aspen Utilities Planner
Course Overview: Develop Utilities System Flowsheet using Aspen Utilities to minimize the total utilities operating cost by taking into account the economic, operational and environmental constraints simultaneously, while analyzing and optimizing the typical business processes in the energy management domain to achieve your sustainability goals.
Course Objective: Reduce the risk involved in making decisions that need to take into account; utility prices, equipment availability and constraints, efficiency and utility demand. Optimize utility variability by adopting a consistent methodology to model, simulate and analyze energy management business processes.
Process engineers and designers or anyone looking for the opportunity to learn how to use Aspen Utilities in a more efficient and productive manner
Reduce the risk involved in making decisions that need to take into account; utility prices, equipment availability and constraints, efficiency and utility demand
Optimize utility variability by adopting a consistent methodology to model, simulate and analyze energy management business processes
Instruction on basic topics
Discussion about the general approach and the key elements for successful simulations
Observe how the product features contribute to efficient utilities management through instructor-guided demonstrations
Hands-on workshops provide students with many opportunities to use the product and to apply concepts learned in seminar sessions
Develop Utilities Flowsheet
Demonstrate how to access and navigate within the Aspen Utilities application.
Discuss the different utility blocks, streams and port types that can be used in flowsheeting
Workshop: Build a simple Utilities Flowsheet
Expand and Complete the Flowsheet
Discuss the deaerator, flash drum, steam valve, desuperheater and pump specifications in detail
Workshop: Expand the simple flowsheet by adding additional utility blocks
Microsoft Excel Interface
Use the Excel interface
Build a graphical representation of a flowsheet in Excel
Discuss how to link and enter simulation data
Workshop: Link given simulation variables to the model
Introduction to Data Reconciliation
Identify and explain data reconciliation basics
Discuss the different method in Data Reconciliation
Setup data reconciliation for gas turbine model via Excel interface
Workshop: Reconciliation against given plant data.
Define Utilities Optimization Problem using Data Editors
Define the optimization problem
Use the Data Editors to set up the optimization problem
Workshop: Add availability and demand profiles into data editors
Optimize the Flowsheet
Workshop: Optimize This!
Add contract information and also specify the input to optimization in terms of utility demands and equipment availability
Recognize the difference in operating cost between the base operating mode and the optimized operating mode and determine what has changed
Setting Up Operation Constraints
Show how the performance of a piece of equipment changes with load
Identify and explain optimization limits for blocks and streams with Aspen Utilities
Workshop: Setting up Optimization Limit within an Aspen Utilities flowsheet
Multi Period Optimization (Demo)
Show how to use the model to develop a production plan for the next 24 hours
Run Multi Period Optimization to establish the optimum loads on the utility equipment
Workshop: Run Multi Period Optimization to establish the optimum loads on the utility equipment
Optimization Error Diagnostics
Show how to launch Optimization Error Diagnostics, run the Presolver Error Check and review simulation messages
Transfer Data from Simulation to Aspen Utilities Planner
Explain how to transfer data from an Aspen Plus or Aspen HYSYS simulation model to Aspen Utilities Planner
Demonstrate the data transfer process
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.