- Learn basic navigation of PIMS
- Apply constraints to an existing PIMS model
- Execute various case scenarios and analyze information from Aspen PIMS reports
- Perform basic economic evaluations
- Instruction on principle topics
- Hands-on problem solving approach allows the student to gain an understanding of how to apply constrains and setup Aspen PIMS cases
- Class workshop problems are designed to illustrate how to run Aspen PIMS and use the results for economic analysis
Pre-requisitesA basic understanding of Microsoft Windows and a working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, together with a general awareness of the interaction between petrochemical technology operations and planning is strongly suggested.
AgendaIntroduction to Aspen PIMS
Review of LP Concepts
- Provide an overview of Aspen PIMS, planning and scheduling technology:
- What is PIMS?
- Who uses PIMS?
- How is PIMS used?
- What is a typical work process?
Navigating Aspen PIMS
- Introduction of basic linear programing ( LP ) concepts
Review of Aspen PIMS Results
- Review of the Aspen PIMS interface and setup of the model tree
- Discuss data and file management
Aspen PIMS Platinum
- Review selected reports for an executed model
- Introduce the capabilities and features of Aspen PIMS Platinum user interface
- Use Aspen PIMS Platinum to create and edit flowsheets
- Workshop: Investigate Model Results in PIMS Platinum
- Introduce the tables used within PIMS to apply constraints
Aspen PIMS Data Tables and Table Format
- Introduce and define cases in Table CASE
- Generate cases with PIMS-SET
- Workshop: Case Stacking – Add Table CASE to a model with multiple cases
- Introduce the Aspen PIMS Data Tables and Table Format conventions
PIMS Assay Management
- Introduce Marginal Cost and Marginal Revenue Curves
- Discuss Marginal Value and Breakeven values
- Introduce the capabilities and features of PIMS Assay Management
- Workshop: Run Spot Crude Evaluation.
- Investigate Model Results in PIMS Platinum
- Using Table CASE
- Evaluate a Gasoline Feedstock
- Evaluate the Impact of Blending Specification change
- Evaluate Varying Qualities of and Intermediate Feedstock (CatCracker)
- Economic evaluation of a new process unit (C5/C6 Isomerization Unit)
- Unit Shutdown Planning
- Evaluation of a New Crude Oil
- Crude Oil Selection
- Spot Crude Evaluation with Assay Management
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.