Aspen Petroleum Scheduler Refresher Course and Aspen Petroleum Scheduler User Certification

Course Id:  ACU-APS01   |   Duration:  0.50 day(s)   |   CEUs Awarded:  0.4   |   Level:  Introductory


Course Objective

This is a refresher course for Aspen Petroleum Scheduler fundamentals and designed for participants who are preparing to take the APS User Certification exam. This version is delivered virtually through a 4-hrs online instructor-led session with access to virtual training lab for self-practices. Certification exam will be held on the next day.

Note: Only Credit Card Payment is accepted.


Course Schedule

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Benefits

  • Aspen Petroleum Scheduler User Certification study guide
  • 4hrs live session with our Aspen Petroleum Scheduler instructor
  • Access to Aspen Petroleum Scheduler software provided through an interactive cloud-based environment. Participants can continue to use the cloud-based environment for their self-practice after the live session. 
  • A quick run-through on APS fundamentals with hands-on exercises
  • Aspen Petroleum Scheduler User Certification exam

Audience

This class is designed for anyone who wants to sit for Aspen Petroleum Scheduler User Certification exam

Prerequisites

  • A background in chemical/process engineering, oil/gas industry, or in petroleum refining and refinery scheduling. 
  • Attended RBS121 course in the past, or have reasonable practical usage experience with APS.
  • Computer with Internet access, webcam and audio capabilities. During the online certification, participants will be required to turn on their webcam.

Class Schedule

Class Agenda

ACU-APS01: Aspen Petroleum Scheduler Refresher Course and Aspen Petroleum Scheduler User Certification

Day 1 – Morning (0900H – 1300H): 

System Overview and User Interface

  • Review the Orion System architecture and understand the interface and its features.
Scheduling Workflow 
  • Review the workflow for Refinery scheduling and the processes involved such as inventory loading and auditing data, baseline import, etc.
  • Demo: Performing Inventory update using Aspen Excel Integration Utility  
Event Application
  • Introduce the APS/Orion scheduling application to schedule events, learn about navigation through event interface in order to perform refinery scheduling and also methods of trending data using APS.
  • Review different types of events and their usage.
  • Demo: Using APS ,create a crude schedule keeping into consideration the refinery crude operations and the constraints if any.
  • Demo: Create a process schedule and making use of the Event Interface and Trend interface to trend tank and property information.
Blend Scheduling 
  • Understand the purpose of Optimization functionality of Single Blend Optimizer in APS and the events associated with the blending process.
  • Demo: Create a blend event using Single Blend Optimizer tool for 2 days for a specific grade of Gasoline and obtain an optimized recipe. 
Simulation and Publishing 
  • Review the different methods available for performing simulation of a schedule and also understand the different methods of publishing available.
Advanced Techniques
  • Review the modelling techniques helpful for property tracking, inventory representation and control. 
  • Demo: Define a linearly calculated property and the method to track using APS Flowsheets.


Day 1 – Afternoon (1300H – 1800H):

Self-practice with APS through cloud-based environment

Practice Workshops using Demo model:
  1. Performing Inventory update using Aspen Excel Integration Utilitity
  2. Using APS ,create a crude events, process and blend events.
  3. Learn about the Trend and Event interface to trend tank and property information and it’s other features.
  4. Using Blending Event screen, optimize a blend event using Single Blend Optimizer and learn about the objective function.
  5. Define a linearly calculated property and the method to track using APS Flowsheets.


Day 2 – Afternoon (1300H – 1700H):

Aspen User Certification Exam


 

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.