Visualize Column Performance To Predict Operational Issues And Reduce Risks Of Crude Distillation Unit Using Column Hydraulics In Aspen HYSYS

Course Id:  EHY109   |   Duration:  0.50 day(s)   |   CEUs Awarded:  0.4   |   Level:  Introductory


Course Objective

The course will highlight examples of specific applications where using rigorous models of distillation columns can assist in troubleshooting and performing engineering studies. This course is primarily workshop-based with an introductory lecture and demonstration. We will allocate time for our staff to answer specific questions that have been submitted prior to the course.

  • Gain the practical skills and knowledge to begin modeling new and existing processes
  • Learn some practical techniques for building and troubleshooting flowsheet simulations
  • Visualize column hydraulics to remotely predict operational issues like column weeping or flooding
  • Determine optimal process conditions to improve current processes

Audience

  • Process Engineers who want to learn more about how to build and use crude unit models to solve common engineering problems in production environments.

Approach

  • Clear guidance on fundamental topics
  • Industry workflows
  • Hands-on workshops
  • Experienced instructor-guided demonstrations
  • Q&A on student-specific problems Prerequisites
  • A background in chemical engineering or industrial chemistry

Subsequent Courses

This course serves as a prerequisite for many of the more advanced courses.

  • EHY101 Introduction to Process Modeling using Aspen HYSYS 
  • EHY121 Building MS Excel User Interfaces for Aspen HYSYS Simulations Using Aspen Simulation Workbook
  • EHY202 Aspen HYSYS: Advanced Process Modeling Topics
  • EHY223 Aspen HYSYS Dynamics: Introduction to Dynamic Modeling
  • EHY2102 Aspen HYSYS Petroleum Refining: Process Modeling and Optimization for Refinery Unit Operations
  • EHY2351 Modeling Heavy Oil & Gas Production and Facilities Using Aspen HYSYS Upstream

Class Schedule

Class Agenda

EHY109: Visualize Column Performance To Predict Operational Issues And Reduce Risks Of Crude Distillation Unit Using Column Hydraulics In Aspen HYSYS

Analyze Atmospheric Crude Column Performance 

  • Introduce distillation column modeling using the Distillation Column template
  • Adjust column operating specifications to meet product requirements
  • Analyze product output and current column performance
  • Workshop: Analyze Atmospheric Crude Column Performance
Evaluating Debottlenecking Options in Crude Unit to Optimize Throughput 
  • Introduction to Column Hydraulics in Aspen HYSYS
  • Identify and understand the causes of bottlenecks
  • Investigate hydraulic operational constraints in Atmospheric Crude column 
  • Evaluate alternative options and potential solutions around the crude distillation unit
  • Workshop: Evaluating Debottlenecking Options in Crude Unit to Optimize Throughput

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.