Aspen Operations Reconciliation and Accounting (AORA)

Aspen Operations Reconciliation and Accounting (AORA) is used to reconcile refinery production data (from mass balances/simulations) with plant accounting data. This course will enable you to configure and use an AORA model to store, retain history and present operations accounting information and to be able to supervise or maintain an AORA system.


  • Yield Accountants
  • Yield Analysts
  • Production Accounting Supervisors
  • System integrators and prospective system integrators
  • Anyone evaluating or supporting an AORA system
  • System Administrators responsible for maintaining AORA systems

Training Details

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  • Maximize the value in the product through awareness and appropriate utilization of features
  • On-site expertise reduces down-time and enables more effective system support
  • Be able to modify the configuration to meet evolving needs
  • Learn the latest troubleshooting tips increase productivity


  • Explain the basic principles of the AORA system and database and re-enforce them through hands-on activities using AORA, the AORA Expert System, and the AORA Reporter
  • AORA V11.0 is used as an example system
  • A view of a small refinery sample model is presented to demonstrate the navigation features of AORA, such as zooming and searching for objects. 
  • Outline techniques for system maintenance and management, and provide opportunities to try these out on demonstration models
  • Illustrate and practice different methods of accessing and editing model information
  • Explain the process of entering daily operations data using the list box method within AORA 
  • Discuss other methods of data entry including the AORA Spreadsheet Interface, the AORA Excel Add-in and AORA Connect
  • Demonstrate the Expert System features and controls
  • Review the standard methods for reviewing and modifying reconciliation results in order to reach an overall balance
  • Show how to obtain data using AORA Reporter 


Attendees should be familiar with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 - 2016 or Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 system administration techniques such as adding users


  • Describe the AORA system and its uses, including:
    • Yield accounting and data reconciliation
    • Demonstration
    • Architecture and features
    • Hardware and software requirements
    • Functionality, calculations, and benefits
Building and Maintaining Models
  • Configuring global objects
  • Building the AORA model using vessels, pipes, and instruments
  • Workshop: Navigation a Model and Setting Defaults and Preferences
  • Workshop: Setting up an Initial AORA Model Database
  • Workshop: Understanding Historical Configuration in AORA
  • Workshop: Adding and Configuring Global Objects
  • Workshop: Adding and Configuring Vessels and Manifolds
  • Workshop: Adding, Configuring, and Rerouting Pipes
  • Workshop: Adding and Configuring Instrumentation
Inputting Raw Data
  • Describe the data needed by AORA and methods of input
  • Workshop: Adding Instrumentation Readings
  • Workshop: Manually Adding an Event
  • Workshop: Importing Data into AORA
Calculating, Adjusting, and Evaluating Results
  • Perform calculations, adjustments, and results in AORA
  • Workshop: Performing Basic Reconciliation Operations
  • Workshop: Exploring Reconciliation Options
  • Workshop: Isolating, Correcting Gross Errors and Distributing Random Errors
Other Aspen AORA Operations
  • Converting database types
  • Generating reports
  • Changing database connection user and password
  • Daily operations and automating processes
  • AORA database administration
  • Workshop: Conversion of Access Prototype to SQL Server.
  • Workshop: Working with Reports
  • Workshop: Automating AORA Processes
  • Workshop: Changing the Advisor3 Password
  • Workshop: AORA Database Administration
  • Troubleshoot commonly encountered problem (optional module)
  • Examine the database table structure of AORA (optional module)


Register for a Class

Date Class Type Location Price Language
Date(s): 12/6/2021 - 12/8/2021 Type: Public Virtual Location: Virtual-Latin America Price: (USD) 1200.00 Language: Spanish Register
Date(s): 12/15/2021 - 12/17/2021 Type: Public Virtual Location: Virtual-India Price: (INR) 63000.00 Language: English Register
Date(s): 01/10/2022 - 01/12/2022 Type: Public Classroom Location: C2, Reading International Business Park, Basingstoke Road
Reading , United Kingdom RG2 6DT
Price: (GBP) 1800.00 Language: English Register
Date(s): 01/10/2022 - 01/12/2022 Type: Public Virtual Location: Virtual-EMEA Price: (GBP) 1800.00 Language: English Register
Date(s): 01/19/2022 - 01/21/2022 Type: Public Virtual Location: Virtual-Americas Price: (USD) 2100.00 Language: English Register
Date(s): 03/2/2022 - 03/4/2022 Type: Public Virtual Location: Virtual-Americas Price: (USD) 2100.00 Language: English Register
Date(s): 04/26/2022 - 04/28/2022 Type: Public Virtual Location: Virtual-Americas Price: (USD) 2100.00 Language: English Register
Date(s): 06/14/2022 - 06/16/2022 Type: Public Virtual Location: Virtual-Americas Price: (USD) 2100.00 Language: English Register

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.