Visualize Column Performance To Predict Operational Issues And Reduce Risks Using Column Hydraulics In Aspen Plus

Course Id:  EAP109   |   Duration:  0.50 day(s)   |   CEUs Awarded:  0.4   |   Level:  Introductory


Course Objective

Distillation columns are both capital and energy intensive. The column hydraulic performance is important to ensure high separation efficiency and product quality. Rigorous modeling of columns with hydraulics can greatly improve energy utilization and reduce operational costs. In this course, users will understand how to interactively design and rate distillation columns in Aspen Plus®.

  • 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 would like to learn how to design and rate distillation columns and column internals.

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.

  • EAP201 Physical Properties for Process Engineers
  • EAP250 Aspen Plus: Distillation Modeling
  • EAP2411 Improved Process Operability and Control Through Aspen Plus Dynamic Models 

Class Schedule

Class Agenda

EAP109: Visualize Column Performance To Predict Operational Issues And Reduce Risks Using Column Hydraulics In Aspen Plus

Designing Distillation Column Using Aspen Plus

  • Introduce distillation column modeling using RADFRAC
  • Adjust column operating specifications to meet product requirements
  • Analyze product quality and current column performance
  • Workshop: Customize a RADFRAC Column Using Aspen Plus to meet product specification
Rating Distillation Column for Throughput Change Requirement
  • Introduction to Column Hydraulics in Aspen Plus
  • Size a distillation column to meet current product demand
  • Evaluate the effect of turn-up cases to column hydraulic performance 
  • Investigate potential solutions to optimize column performance for higher throughput
  • Workshop: Rating Distillation Column for Throughput Change Requirement

 

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.