Optimize Energy Usage and Minimize Emissions in Carbon Capture Processes


Learn how to build a carbon capture process model and apply optimization techniques to minimize emissions and energy usage. 


This course will help you prepare for the certification exam and the exam fee is waived with this course.


Engineers who need to use first principles simulations to solve Sustainability problems for processes or process units

Training Details

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    3 day(s)

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Build a model which simulates process unit emissions 

Learn how to optimize energy consumption for process units

Learn simulation fundamentals and how to rapidly build Aspen HYSYS flowsheets

Learn how to report and view simulation results

Improve the convergence characteristics of columns and flowsheets; troubleshoot common problems

Perform Case Studies to determine the optimum operating points for a process


  • Instruction on basic topics
  • An experienced instructor will select an appropriate order in which to present the modules
  • Discussion about the general approach and the key elements for successful simulations
  • Instructor-guided demonstrations of features
  • Hands-on workshops using examples from the petroleum processing industry
  • Detailed course notes
  • Aspen HYSYS User Certification exam (included in the course fee)


Pre-Class Tutorial:
To prepare for this course we strongly recommend that you complete the eLearning module ‘Aspen HYSYS: Learn the Basics’ (ATEL-323-EN) prior to the class.

Starting with aspenONE V12, our self-paced eLearning content can be accessed directly from within Aspen HYSYS. For detailed instructions on how to do this, check out the article: How to access eLearning directly from the application.

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Subsequent Courses

Develop additional expertise with these recommended courses:
  • EHY202 Advanced Solutions using Aspen HYSYS
  • EHY223 Aspen HYSYS Dynamics: Introduction to Dynamic Modeling
  • EHY121 Building MS Excel User Interfaces for Aspen HYSYS Simulations Using Aspen Simulation Workbook
  • EHY2102 Aspen HYSYS Petroleum Refining: Process Modeling and Optimization for Refinery Unit Operations
  • EHY2351 Modeling Heavy Oil & Gas Production and Facilities Using Aspen HYSYS Upstream


Aspen HYSYS Process Simulation Overview 

  • Identify the benefits of process simulation  
  • Describe the capabilities of Aspen HYSYS  
  • Introduce the Aspen HYSYS graphical user interface and organizational structure  


Getting Started 

  • Enter necessary elements to fully define a Fluid Package  
  • Specify required parameters in order to execute flash calculations and fully define material streams 
  • Modify and set desired units of measure 
  • Review stream analysis options and Emissions Manager to perform emissions calculations
  • Workshop: Introduce basic concepts necessary for creating simulations in Aspen HYSYS 


Propane Refrigeration Loop 

  • Add and connect unit operations to build a flowsheet 
  • Use available tools to manipulate the user interface 
  • View and customize the Aspen HYSYS Workbook 
  • Convert a simulation case to a template 
  • Workshop: Build and analyze a propane refrigeration loop 


Refrigerated Gas Plant 

  • Utilize the Heat Exchanger model in Aspen HYSYS 
  • Introduce mathematical operations, starting with the Balance and Adjust 
  • Add a Template file to an existing simulation 
  • Workshop: Model a simplified version of a refrigerated gas plant and incorporate multiple flowsheet architecture 


Reporting in Aspen HYSYS 

  • Survey common result reporting techniques in Aspen HYSYS 
  • Generate Excel reports from the HYSYS Workbook 
  • Use the Report Manager to create custom unit operation and stream reports 
  • Identify steps to perform CO2 emissions tracking, Carbon Fee, Utility Consumption and Cost calculations
  • Discover how to report non-standard physical properties in your material streams 
  • Introduce Data Tables as an option to create customized simulation results tables 
  • Provide a brief introduction to Aspen Simulation Workbook, enabling integration between Microsoft Excel and Aspen HYSYS 


Oil Characterization and HP Separation 

  • Introduce the Aspen HYSYS Oil Manager and Assay Management features and how they are used for assay characterization 
  • Perform Spreadsheet calculations in Aspen HYSYS 
  • Use the Case Study feature to run flowsheet-wide scenarios 
  • Workshop: Use the Assay Management tools to characterize a crude assay, then employ the Spreadsheet and Case Study features to determine how Gas-Oil Ratio (GOR) varies with operating pressure 


Two Stage Compression 

  • Introduce the Recycle operation in Aspen HYSYS 
  • Recognize suitable locations for a Recycle operation 
  • Enter compressor curves to determine head and efficiency as a function of inlet flow 
  • Workshop: Utilize the Recycle operation to build a two stage compression flowsheet; define and activate compressor curves thus modeling a HYSYS compressor with real-world data  


Heat Exchanger Rating 

  • Review the available heat transfer unit operations in Aspen HYSYS 
  • Compare and contrast the applicability and operation of different heat exchanger models 
  • Learn how to assign process utilities to energy streams to see usage at stream level
  • Implement Aspen Exchanger Design & Rating (EDR) for rigorous heat exchanger calculations within Aspen HYSYS 
  • Introduce the Activated Exchanger Analysis feature for continuous heat exchanger study and design  
  • Workshop: Use a Rating model to determine if an existing heat exchanger will meet desired process specifications; design and rate a heat exchanger using the EDR interface inside Aspen HYSYS


Best Practices & Troubleshooting 

  • Discover Activated Analysis for continuous evaluation of economics, energy usage, equipment design, and dynamic modeling 
  • Recognize how “Pinch technology” is used to minimize energy use and optimize heat exchangers
  • Identify best practices for using Aspen HYSYS 
  • Investigate reasons why a simulation may produce poor results or errors  
  • Use suggested tips to debug a variety of simulations 
  • Workshop: Troubleshoot a series of Aspen HYSYS simulations and implement various best practices to get these simulations to solve properly 


Gas Gathering and Crude Pre-Heat Train 

  • Use the Pipe Segment operation to model single and multi-phase fluid flow 
  • Introduce Pipe Segment Flow Assurance capabilities to ensure short and long-term viability of pipelines 
  • Workshop Gas Gathering (O&G Focus): Use the Pipe Segment and its built-in Flow Assurance tools to model and study a piping network in Aspen HYSYS 


  • Workshop Crude Pre-Heat Train (Refinery Focus): Using a variety of heat transfer, separations, and piping unit operations, construct a raw crude pre-heat train flowsheet 


NGL Fractionation and Atmospheric Crude Column 

  • Introduce Aspen HYSYS column models and templates 
  • Use the Input Expert to add and define a distillation column 
  • Add and manipulate column specifications to meet process objectives 
  • Include column side operations for additional distillation configuration options 
  • Workshop NGL Fractionation (O&G Focus): Model a two column natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionation train 
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  • Workshop Atmospheric Crude Column (Refinery Focus): Construct, run, manipulate, and analyze an atmospheric crude distillation column 


Model Amine Treatment Unit for Carbon Capture

  • Introduce the Acid Gas Property Package  
  • Carbon capture and storage example of carbon capture using DEPG (physical solvents) and MEA (chemical solvents)
  • Dynamic modeling capabilities for Acid Gas Columns in v12
  • Workshop: Model an acid gas sweetening process using diethanolamine for carbon capture 

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Plant 

  • Use the LNG Exchanger operation to simulate multi-pass heat exchangers 
  • Utilize the Sub-Flowsheet to build a modularized process flowsheet 
  • Workshop: Model an LNG production process 



  • Blue hydrogen Example – SMR to produce hydrogen rich gas 
  • Green hydrogen Example – Alkaline electrolysis system 
  • Biofuels Example – Production of green diesel with vegetable oil  
  • Biofuels Example – Production of green diesel with waste cooking oil

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Date Class Type Location Price Language
Date(s): 04/17/2023 - 04/19/2023 Type: Public Virtual Location: Virtual-Americas Price: (USD) 2400.00 Language: English Register
Date(s): 05/8/2023 - 05/10/2023 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): 06/26/2023 - 06/28/2023 Type: Public Virtual Location: Virtual-EMEA Price: (GBP) 2100.00 Language: English Register
Date(s): 04/17/2023 - 04/19/2023 Type: Public Virtual Location: Virtual-EMEA Price: (USD) 2550.00 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.