This course provides systematic training in Aspen Unified PIMS (AUP) for refinery Linear Programming (LP) planners. Detailed emphasis is placed on introducing and reviewing advanced features and functions in Aspen Unified PIMS, including Planning Work Area, Price Catalog, Flowsheet Model Building, Model Life Cycle Management, etc
This course is designed for planners who need to run planning evaluation based on AUP models results.
Participants will typically know how to use Aspen PIMS or have entry level knowledge about AUP but would like a more detailed understanding and practices of the new and key features in Aspen Unified PIMS
Gain familiarity with key AUP features and tools.
Develop skills in AUP model cases and model life cycle management.
Execute and troubleshoot various case scenarios and analyze information from work area and new tools in AUP.
Perform economic evaluations with advanced analysis functions in AUP.
Instruction on principle topics
Hands-on problem-solving approach allows the student to gain an understanding of the most important Aspen Unified PIMS interface and reports options, as well as model management workflows
The class problems are designed to illustrate create real world planning problems and how to interpret and troubleshoot solutions with advanced AUP tools.
This course is recommended for planners with some knowledge of PIMS or AUP.
Attendee should have a basic understanding of refinery operations and of the basics needed to operate LP models in PIMS or AUP.
Getting Started: What is Aspen Unified PIMS (AUP)
Overview of Aspen Unified PIMS
AUP Model Set up and Migration
Setup AUP databased and Homepage Functionalities
AUP Model Management
PIMS to AUP Model Migration
Common Warning/Errors during migration and responses
Workshop: Migrate an Existing PIMS-AO Model to AUP
Workshop: Explore Model Options on AUP Homepage
Review of Linear Programming Concepts
Introduce Linear Programming concepts
Aspen AUP User Interface and Settings
Introduce AUP General, Solver, Report and Non-default Settings
Review common settings in PIMS and AUP
Introduce AUP Flowsheet Palette and Data Visualization
AUP Case Management
Explain Case Hierarchy in AUP
Check Job Status
Run parametric cases
Results extraction and viewing
Workshop: Run/Manage cases and review case hierarchy
Planners Work Area
Introduce Planners Work Area Configuration
Explain Widgets and Charting options
Discuss data visualization and filtering capabilities
Workshop: Visualize and evaluate results in planners work area
Model Life Cycle Management
Introduce AUP Model Life Cycle Management
Notify updates and Model Check-in
Explain Model Reconciliation
Workshop: Crude Planning and Production Planning Teams workflow and model management
Introduce Pricing Model Configuration
Import price dataset
Apply price datasets to planning model cases
Run parametric analysis on price elements
Workshop: Import Price Set and Create Price Catalog