Deliver Refinery Planning Results through Industry Best Practices

Course Id:  RPA150   |   Duration:  1.00 day(s)   |   CEUs Awarded:  0.7   |   Level:  Introductory

Course Objective

Enhance your planning model performance and results through improved planning effectiveness and profitability with advanced PIMS-AO scalability and diagnostics. This technology maximizes PIMS benefits by enabling multi-core processing and advanced solution tools.  In this class, users will learn PIMS/PIMS-AO best practices to maintain and improve solution analysis using the robust engine available in PIMS-AO.

Note: If you are interested in this training class you need to attend Optimize 2019 and select All Access Pass
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Refinery Planners and P&E Managers


Clear guidance on fundamental topics

  • Industry workflows
  • Hands-on workshops
  • Experienced instructor-guided demonstrations
  • Q&A on student-specific problems


Familiarity with process simulation is preferred, but not required.

Class Schedule

Class Agenda

RPA150: Deliver Refinery Planning Results through Industry Best Practices

Drawing business conclusions from planning results

  • Aspen PIMS Background
  • How is PIMS Used?
  • Marginal Cost and Marginal Revenue Curves
  • Difference Between Incremental Value and Break-Even Price

Model Troubleshooting

  • Evaluating the Solution
  • Infeasible Models
  • Materials Out of Balance
  • Non-Converged Models
  • Local Optimality
  • Troubleshooting and Convergence Tools
  • Workshop: Troubleshooting Tools

PIMS-AO Introduction

  • Limitations of Existing Modeling and Solution Framework (DR)
  • Improved Modeling with PIMS-AO
  • Solutions in Advanced Optimization
  • Aspen PIMS-AO Nomenclature

Best Practices

  • PIMS-AO for speed and Reliability
  • Better Modelling
  • Better Solution Analysis

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.