Fundamentals of Aspen Generic Dynamic Optimization Technology

This course will help you prepare for the certification exam and the exam fee is waived with this course.
Dynamic Optimization is a new area of economic opportunity in Production Optimization. Aspen GDOT improves overall operating margins by closing the loop between planning/economics objectives and actual operations of process units through real time coordination of several APC applications across a broad envelope.

In this class, you will learn the fundamentals of Aspen GDOT that includes Open Equation (OE) technology, dynamic optimization and typical GDOT applications. Learn how to estimate GDOT benefits, align GDOT with planning and scheduling work processes along with Aspen GDOT implementation (offline and online) and best practices for sustaining benefits of GDOT application.


APC engineers, Planners, and Schedulers, customers with an interest in Aspen GDOT or about to implement Aspen GDOT

Training Details

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    3 day(s)

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  • Gain knowledge of typical Aspen GDOT applications in petroleum refining and bulk chemicals
  • Learn how to configure applications using standard templates and connect to OPC server (online)
  • Best practices for implementing Aspen GDOT applications as well as sustaining benefits  


  • Clear guidance on fundamental topics
  • Industry workflows
  • Hands-on workshops
  • Experienced instructor-guided demonstrations
  • Q&A on student-specific problems


  • Previous knowledge on Planning and scheduling is recommended.
  • Understanding of advanced process control recommended but not required.


GDOT Overview and concepts
  • Introduction to Open Equation (OE) and dynamic optimization
  • Discuss typical GDOT applications and objectives
  • Aspen GDOT architecture and Implementation Overview
  • Introduce fundamental concepts and software components
  • Workshop:  Building a simple GDOT model
  • Workshop:  Connecting GDOT application online to the real world (to OPC server)

Aspen GDOT Linear and Non-Linear Dynamic Optimization
  • Linear Dynamic Optimization (LDO)
  • Non-Linear Dynamic Optimization (NLDO)
  • Workshop:  Improve the Middle- Distillate Refinery System using Non-Linear Dynamic Optimization

Open Equation Models and GDOT V11 Model Template
  • Open vs Convoluted model structure 
  • Mixed integer Programming 
  • GDOT Web Visualization tools
  • Standard GDOT model templates
  • Workshop: Open equation models to further optimize the Aspen GDOT model using Model Configuration Tool
Advanced Topics
  • Dynamics Data Reconciliation
  • Aspen GDOT Template for Olefin Plants
  • Model Diagnostic
  • Review of best practices
  • Workshop: Configure Aspen GDOT applications using Mixed Integer Programming (Linear Case)

Register for a Class

Date Class Type Location Price Language
Date(s): 06/21/2021 - 06/23/2021 Type: Public Virtual Location: Virtual-Americas Price: (USD) 2100.00 Language: English Register
Date(s): 08/11/2021 - 08/13/2021 Type: Public Virtual Location: Virtual-APAC Price: (USD) 810.00 Language: English Register
Date(s): 11/22/2021 - 11/24/2021 Type: Public Virtual Location: Virtual-APAC Price: (USD) 810.00 Language: English Register
Date(s): 06/22/2021 - 06/24/2021 Type: Public Virtual Location: Virtual-Latin America Price: (USD) 1200.00 Language: Spanish Register

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.