Batch Process Modeling using Aspen Plus for Fine Chemical

Develop the skills and techniques required for modeling new and existing processes, in steady state. Build and troubleshoot flowsheet simulations, with batch distillation columns, batch reactors, heaters and separators. Reduce process design time by evaluating various plant configurations. Determine optimal process conditions for new or existing processes, and help de-bottleneck processes.


  • Engineers new to Aspen Plus who need basic training to get started
  • Engineers interested in modeling batch processes

Training Details

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    2 day(s)

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  • Gain the practical skills and knowledge to begin modeling new and existing processes, focusing on batch processes
  • Learn some practical techniques for building flowsheet simulations
  • Reduce process design time by testing various plant configurations
  • Determine optimal process conditions to improve current processes


  • Instruction on basic topics
  • Discussion about the general approach and the key elements for successful simulations
  • Instructor-guided demonstrations of features
  • Hands-on workshops that apply learned concepts
  • Detailed course notes
  • Answer keys


A background in chemical engineering or industrial chemistry

Subsequent Courses

  • EAP201 Select and Use the Right Physical Property Models for Process Simulations
  • EAP202 Model and Analyze Batch Processes using Aspen Plus


Introduction to Flowsheet Simulation
  • Introduce general flowsheet simulation concepts and Aspen Plus features
  • Review the benefits of process modeling using Aspen Plus
  • Discuss the approaches to flowsheet simulations
The User Interface
  • Become comfortable and familiar with the Aspen Plus graphical user interface
Properties Environment
  • Develop a working knowledge of the Aspen Plus Properties Environment
  • Learn to enter Components and Property Method for a process flowsheet 
  • Review the save options for Aspen Plus models 
  • Workshop: Build a Simulation Flowsheet – Properties Environment
Simulation Environment
  • Develop a working knowledge of the Aspen Plus Simulation Environment 
  • Build a process flowsheet and enter stream and block information in an Aspen Plus simulation
  • Run the simulation 
Flowsheet Results
  • Review features for viewing simulation results
  • Discuss options to enhance flowsheet output
  • Workshop: Build a Simulation Flowsheet – Simulation Environment
Batch Distillation
  • Describe the model for batch distillation in Aspen Plus
  • Model a batch distillation process
  • Workshop: Build a batch distillation model to separate water-methanol mixture
Physical Properties
  • Key considerations in choosing a property method and review physical property parameters
  • Learn how to choose an appropriate Property Method to represent single chemical or mixture
  • Workshop: Simulate a two-liquid phase settling tank 
Sensitivity Analysis
  • Become familiar with referencing flowsheet variables (accessing variables) which is used in sensitivity analysis, design specifications, calculator blocks and optimization
  • Use a sensitivity analysis to study relationships between process variables
  • Workshop: Use a Sensitivity Analysis to Study the Effect of a Recycle on Reactor Composition
Design Specification
  • Introduce the use of design specifications to meet process design requirements
  • Workshop: Use a Design Specification to Set the Feed Composition to a Reactor
Modeling Batch Reactor using RBatch
  • Describe how to set up a kinetic reaction
  • Model custom reaction kinetics
  • Set up the RBatch block
  • Workshop: Simulate batch-wise Alkyl Glyceryl Ether reactions using an RBatch reactor
Modeling Batch Reactor using BatchOp (Optional)
  • Set up the BatchOp block
  • Model a batch reactor

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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.