Introduction to Aspen Unified PIMS

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

Training Details

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    3 day(s)

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  • 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
Aspen Flowsheet
  • 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

Price Catalog
  • 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

AUP Excel Add-in
  • Introduce Excl Add-in configuration
  • Import data from excel Add-in

Report and Solution
  • Introduce and review different types of reports
  • Discuss reports and evaluate solutions

Model Primary Input Data
  • Purchases and Sales
  • Capacities, Limits and Bounds
  • Other constraints
  • Workshop: create purchase and supply model
  • Workshop: Implement CAPS/PROCLIM constraints

Blending Model Inputs
  • Introduce Blending Units
  • Declare materials and properties
  • Define blending specifications
  • Workshop: Implement blending specification constraints

Process Units
  • Introduction to process unit configuration
  • Define and create multiple types of process units
  • Review process unit results
  • Workshop: Auto Base-Delta Model creation

Crude Distillation TablesĀ 
  • Introduce crude unit architecture
  • Define crude distillation cutting scheme
  • Mange Assays data
  • Evaluate a solution and troubleshoot the issues you encounter when working with AUP models
Multi-Site Modeling
  • Integration of multiple, full-function planning models
  • Global and local purchases and sales
  • Introduce inventory and transportation capabilities
  • Add and update site model in the distribution network

Common MistakesĀ 
  • Review commons mistakes made when using Aspen Unified PIMS

Register for a Class

Date Class Type Location Price Language
Date(s): 12/19/2022 - 12/21/2022 Type: Public Classroom Location: C2, Reading International Business Park, Basingstoke Road
Reading , United Kingdom RG2 6DT
Price: (GBP) 2400.00 Language: English Register
Date(s): 03/6/2023 - 03/8/2023 Type: Public Virtual Location: Virtual-APAC Price: (USD) 900.00 Language: English Register
Date(s): 06/5/2023 - 06/7/2023 Type: Public Virtual Location: Virtual-APAC Price: (USD) 900.00 Language: English Register
Date(s): 09/4/2023 - 09/6/2023 Type: Public Virtual Location: Virtual-APAC Price: (USD) 900.00 Language: English Register
Date(s): 12/11/2023 - 12/13/2023 Type: Public Virtual Location: Virtual-APAC Price: (USD) 900.00 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.