Online Class: Aspen PIMS: Introduction to Refinery Planning

This is the “Online” version of our popular RPA101 PIMS class. This Online version is delivered through a combination of self-paced eLearning that you can complete over 3 weeks with live, online expert-led sessions, hands-on workshops and interactive online discussion boards.  Students usually spend 8 to 12 hours per week to complete this online course.

You’ll develop the skills to build refinery Linear Programming (LP) planning models in Aspen PIMS.  Solve and generate optimum plans while evaluating alternative crudes, intermediate feedstocks, outside blend stocks, process units, products, and markets. You’ll also learn to make decisions for your refinery based on the results from Aspen PIMS.


Technical as well as non-technical personnel who have no experience in linear programming. Also, this course provides a person who is knowledgeable in LP (but not necessarily knowledgeable in Aspen PIMS) with a quick way to gain a good understanding of the system.

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•    Learn LP fundamentals
•    Gain familiarity with key Aspen PIMS tables and formats
•    Develop simple Aspen PIMS model and understand how the matrix structures are generated
•    Execute and troubleshoot various case scenarios and analyze information from Aspen PIMS reports
•    Perform basic economic evaluations

Online Course Benefits:

•    Fully online. Our online classes are designed for flexibility. This allows you to plan your study time to fit your schedule.
•    Learn from anywhere. No travel required. 
•    Practical skills learned through hands-on, self-paced workshops
•    Guidance from a live instructor
•    Exchange ideas with classmates and instructor through online discussion boards
•    Class prepares you for the Aspen User Certification exam


This online class is completed over 3 weeks.

Each week starts with short, online instruction by a live expert through a web meeting. The rest of the week is self-paced. Students exchange ideas, get help and interact with the class & instructor through an online discussion board.  The online discussion board is open throughout the class and is monitored by the instructor during fixed hours


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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.