Aspen OnLine: Advanced Configuration

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
  • In-depth understanding of Aspen OnLine project execution. 
  • Understand the use of different type of tags and tag section for large plant models.
  • Utilize advance feature for models scheduling.
  • Learn the know-how of project diagnostic and run time analysis.
  • Learn alternative run-modes of Aspen OnLine.
  • Do advance troubleshooting.


  • Engineers working on Plant optimization and troubleshooting
  • Process Control Engineers / Managers
  • System integrators

Training Details

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    1 day(s)

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  • Gain the in-depth skills and knowledge to run Aspen OnLine project.
  • Learn practical skill for project model scheduling using the advance features. 
  • Improve capabilities of troubleshoot and maintain complex Aspen OnLine project.


  • Instruction on advance topics
  • Discussion about the advance features available in Aspen OnLine and how-to utilize the additional feature to improve the project execution.
  • Instructor-guided demonstrations of features
  • Hands-on workshops that apply learned concepts


  • Must have attended “EAP3021 Aspen OnLine: Project Setup and Establish Connection” training course
  • Must have attended “EAP101 Aspen Plus: Process Modeling” training course if new to AspenTech modeling/simulation products
  • Basic understanding of plant historian operation

Subsequent Courses

  • EAP301 Real-Time Optimization
  • APC1400 Introduction to Advanced Process Control
  • APC2400 Advanced Process Control Application Development and Online Deployment 


Aspen OnLine Tag Types
  • Explain different AOL tag types
    • Formula, average, manual and SSD tags
  • Understand the use of tag sections in large plant models Discus project applications
  • Workshop 1: Aspen OnLine Tag types
  • Workshop 2: Aspen OnLine Tag sections
Model Time Specifications
  • Explain the purpose of model scheduling
  • Control scheduling by
    • Using tags
    • Defining time specifications
    • Using model watchdog tags
  • Workshop 3: Using model watchdog tags
Steady-State Detection (SSD) Methods
  • Explain the importance of Steady-State Detection (SDD)
  • Explain the differences between available methods
  • Configure the two different SSD methods
    • Heuristic method
    • Statistical method
Unit Conversion in AOL
  • Understand how Aspen OnLine handles mapping units
  • Explain the unit conversion process:
  • For input variables
  • For output variables
  • Workshop 4: Unit conversion in AOL
Project Diagnostics & Advanced Run-Time Features
  • Understand how and when to use tag validation
  • Check for project consistency issues
  • Control case history generation
  • Describe and know when to use advanced run-time ribbon options
  • Workshop 5: Running a monitoring project with advanced features
Run-Time Logs & Reports
  • Understand the different run-time logs
    • Run, event, engine, and CIM-IO related logs
  • Understand the Data Server report
    • Including report options
Alternate Run Modes
  • Understand how to run without a data historian connection
  • Understand how to run with tag dump values
  • Understand how to run with user specified tag values
  • Understand how to run using the interactive service
  • Workshop 6: Running AOL project with CIM-IO disabled
Other AOL Project Files
  • Discuss the primary database files of an AOL project
  • Understand the configuration differences between V10 and V11
Advanced Troubleshooting
  • Troubleshoot several types of issues dealing with
    • Launching the AOL application
    • Connection to IP.21
    • Cannot read tag values from historian
    • Tag does not show expected values
    • Offline-To-Online issues
    • Model run problems
    • Other miscellaneous topics

Register for a Class

Date Class Type Location Price Language
Date(s): 11/22/2022 - 11/22/2022 Type: Public Virtual Location: Virtual-APAC Price: (USD) 300.00 Language: English 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.