Aspen Plus: Migration to V8

Experienced users can ensure a smooth migration to Aspen Plus V8 by learning the interface enhancements such as the new ribbon interface to facilitate workflow for typical model development. You will also learn to use the new simulation and property environments. Become familiar with new engineering features including Activated and Integrated Analysis, new solids operations and easier solid stream characterization, and Plant View to facilitate operations support.


  • Existing Aspen Plus users who need to quickly get up to speed using the new user interface
  • All Aspen Plus users interested in staying current with the latest simulation technology
  • Individuals who want to strengthen modeling skills by learning how to use the new Aspen Plus interface

Training Details

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  • Update your existing Aspen Plus skills to quickly migrate to the new user interface
  • Stay current with the new standards for Aspen Plus process simulation
  • Prepares existing users for advanced courses using the new user interface and features
  • Take advantage of the new engineering features to accelerate process optimization


Instruction on basic topics Demonstrations of general features Instructor-guided exercises Hands-on workshops that apply learned concepts Detailed course notes


Participants must have experience developing simulation models using Aspen Plus.

Subsequent Courses

This course will help prepare you to take the advanced Aspen Plus courses which use the new V8.4 user interface
  • EAP201 Aspen Plus: Physical Properties for Process Engineers
  • EAP250 Aspen Plus: Distillation Modeling
  • EAP2121 Process Flowsheet Convergence in Aspen Plus
  • EAP2211 Modeling Processes with Equation Oriented Methods using Aspen Plus
  • EAP2510 CO2 Removal Processes Using Aspen Plus
  • EAP2611 Heat Transfer Modeling Using Aspen Plus
  • EAP2711 Reaction Analysis and Reactor Design using Aspen Plus
  • EAP2911 Solids Modeling Using Aspen Plus
  • EAP2980 Simulation of Electrolyte Processes With Aspen Plus


New User Interface
  • Introduce the revised Aspen Plus User Interface
  • Discuss how to find menu options in the new ribbon
  • Learn the improved workflow for building a process flowsheet
  • Learn windows management options for improved display of model and results
  • Discover the new Plotting Tool to display flowsheet results graphically
  • Demonstration: Open a flowsheet and display the model and results in a variety of configurations

Creating a Simulation in the New User Interface
  • Review the new Properties Environment for managing components, component data and property methods
  • Become familiar with the Simulation Environment for building and running flowsheets and reviewing results
  • Workshop: Build a flowsheet and review results in the new user interface

Enhancements and Retired Features
  • Introduce additional new features for Aspen Plus V8.4
  • Review discontinued options to improve workflow and robustness
  • Discuss potential compatibility issues when upgrading to V8.0 and higher

Explore New Engineering Features
  • Evaluate the new Plant view model to facilitate operations support applications
  • Review extracting experimental physical property data of binary mixtures using the NIST ThermoData Engine (TDE) to improve simulation results
  • Discuss creating a greenhouse gas summary to report carbon equivalents for process streams and utilities
  • Workshop: Add a steam utility to the reboiler of a distillation column and calculate the total greenhouse gas emissions for the flowsheet

Activated Economic Analysis
  • Review Activated Economic Analysis capabilities in Aspen Plus V8.4
  • Demonstrate how to use Activated Economics to estimate equipment and utility costs in a plant

Solids Process Modeling
  • Learn to model solids processes by including conventional solids in the Mixed substream
  • Review the new spray dryer, fluidized reactor bed and conceptual solids modeling in Aspen Plus
  • Demonstrate new solid models

Activated Energy Analysis
  • Review Activated Energy Analysis and Energy Analysis Environment capabilities in Aspen Plus V8.4
  • Demonstrate how to use Activated Energy Analysis to optimize heat recovery in a model

Activated Exchanger Analysis
  • Review Activated Exchanger Analysis capabilities in Aspen Plus V8.4
  • Demonstrate how to use Activated Exchanger Analysis to model rigorous heat exchangers in the simulation

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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.