Introduction to Energy Optimization Using Aspen Utilities Planner

Course Id:  EAU2831   |   Duration:  2.00 day(s)   |   CEUs Awarded:  1.4   |   Level:  Introductory


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.

Course Overview

  • Learn how to use Aspen Utilities to develop the utilities system flowsheet
  • Learn how to use Aspen Utilities to minimize the total utilities operating cost by taking into account the economic, operational and environmental constraints simultaneously.
  • Learn how to use Aspen Utilities to analyze and optimize the typical business processes in the energy management domain

Benefits

  • 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

Audience

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

Approach

  • 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

Class Schedule

Class Agenda

EAU2831: Introduction to Energy Optimization Using Aspen Utilities Planner

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: ┬áLink 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.