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ASPEN HYSYS Simulation

 Aspep HYSYS Simulation Module : 

Simulation is the tool every process engineer should be conversant with.  CHEMSYS provides the necessary training for you to understand the simulation tool and help you to gain confidence to use it yourself.  You can spent sufficient time learning and practicing the tool with guidance from CHEMSYS.  Here again, you work on a live project.  
 
Process Design And Simulation
 
Process simulation is used for the design, development, analysis, and optimization of technical processes and is mainly applied to chemical plants and chemical processes, but also to power stations, and similar technical facilities.Process simulation is a model-based representation of chemical, physical, biological, and other technical processes and unit operations in software. Basic prerequisites are a thorough knowledge of chemical and physical properties of pure components and mixtures, of reactions, and of mathematical models which, in combination, allow the calculation of a process in computers.
 
Process simulation software describes processes in flow diagrams where unit operations are positioned and connected by product or educt streams. The software has to solve the mass and energy balance to find a stable operating point. The goal of a process simulation is to find optimal conditions for an examined process. This is essentially an optimization problem which has to be solved in an iterative process.
 
Process simulation always uses models which introduce approximations and assumptions but allow the description of a property over a wide range of temperatures and pressures which might not be covered by real data. Models also allow interpolation and extrapolation - within certain limits - and enable the search for conditions outside the range of known properties.
 
Modelling
 
The development of models for a better representation of real processes is the core of the further development of the simulation software. Model development is done on the chemical engineering side but also in control engineering and for the improvement of mathematical simulation techniques. Process simulation is therefore one of the few fields where scientists from chemistry, physics, computer science, mathematics, and several engineering fields work together.
 
A lot of efforts are made to develop new and improved models for the calculation of properties. This includes for example the description of
 
• thermophysical properties like vapor pressures, viscosities, caloric data, etc. of pure components and mixtures
• properties of different apparatuses like reactors, distillation columns, pumps, etc.
• chemical reactions and kinetics
• environmental and safety-related data
 
Two main different types of models can be distinguished:
 
1. Rather simple equations and correlations where parameters are fitted to experimental data.
2. Predictive methods where properties are estimated.
 
The equations and correlations are normally preferred because they describe the property (almost) exactly. To obtain reliable parameters it is necessary to have experimental data which are usually obtained from factual data banks or, if no data are publicly available, from measurements.
 
Using predictive methods is much cheaper than experimental work and also than data from data banks. Despite this big advantage predicted properties are normally only used in early steps of the process development to find first approximate solutions and to exclude wrong pathways because these estimation methods normally introduce higher errors than correlations obtained from real data.
 
Process simulation also encouraged the further development of mathematical models in the fields of numerics and the solving of complex problems.
 
History
 
The history of process simulation is strongly related to the development of the computer science and of computer hardware and programming languages. First working simple implementations of partial aspects of chemical processes have been made in the 1970 where, for the first time, suitable hardware and software (here mainly the programming languages FORTRAN and C) have been available. The modelling of chemical properties has been started already much earlier, notably the cubic equation of states and the Antoine equation are developments of the 19th century.
 
Steady state and dynamic process simulation
 
Initially process simulation was used to simulate steady state processes. Steady-state models perform a mass and energy balance of a stationary process (a process in an equilibrium state) but any changes over time had to be ignored.Dynamic simulation is an extension of steady-state process simulation whereby time-dependence is built into the models via derivative terms i.e. accumulation of mass and energy. The advent of dynamic simulation means that that the time-dependent description, prediction and control of real processes in real time has become possible. This includes the description of starting up and shutting down a plant, changes of conditions during a reaction, holdups, thermal changes and more.
 
Dynamic simulations require increased calculation time and are mathematically more complex than a steady state simulation. It can be seen as a multiply repeated steady state simulation (based on a fixed time step) with constantly changing parameters.
Dynamic simulation can be used in both an online and offline fashion. The online case being model predictive control, where the real-time simulation results are used to predict the changes that would occur for a control input change, and the control parameters are optimised based on the results. Offline process simulation can be used in the design, troubleshooting and optimisation of process plant as well as the conduction of case studies to assess the impacts of process modifications.
 
The topics covered in this module are:
 

CPS 03:ASPEN HYSYS SIMULATION                                  DURATION: 30 HRS   

1.1

Introduction to HYSYS Software

1.2

HYSYS User Interface

1.3

Defining the Simulation Basis

1.4

Selecting a Unit Set

1.5

Adding a Stream

1.6

Flash Calculations

1.7

Adding Utilities

1.8

The Stream Property Value

1.9

Flash Calculations of a Ethanol-Water Mixture

1.10

Additional Exercises (For Extra Practice using the Gas-Plant Example)

1.11

Optimization in HYSYS

1.12

Set and Adjust Logic Operations

1.13

Flash Calculation

1.14

PFD Preparation

1.15

Sizing of Columns.

1.16

Oil Manager / Characterization

1.17

Pipe Sizing and Pressure Drop in HYSYS

1.18

Simulation of live Project

Training Mode: 

Today, higher education is a necessity for those who wish to work and prosper in an economy that is becoming dependant not on sheer muscle power, but on brain power. Today, the workforce is rewarded for how well and how fast problems are detected and solved
 
Classroom Training :Classroom Training Technology is advancing at a breakneck pace in today's society, and learning to use technology effectively is becoming more and more important. Couple this with new training methods, such as online training, and one is sure to feel confused about the best way to go about training. There is something to be said for the comfort of what we know, and for many of us, this means receiving training in a traditional classroom environment. Chemsys classroom training provides the learner with an environment that includes a lab, an instructor, and a structured approach to teaching.
 
Online Training :In today's economy it became essential to take advantage of new and cost effective technologies to educate workforce. Training is essential but also needs cost as well as time saving due to our busy routines. That’s why Chemsys brought online process training .
 
Distance Learning : Distance learning is the process of transferring knowledge to learners(students) who are separated from the instructor(teacher) by time and/or physical distance and Chemsys making use of technology components, such as the Internet, video, CD's, to accomplish learning.
 
Training Schedule:
 
Weekday's:

Morning: 9.30  AM to 12.30 AM (Mon to Fri)

Evening: 5.00 PM to9.00 PM (Mon to Fri)

Weekend's:

Regular: 10 AM to 4 PM ( Sat. & Sun.) 

Note that above timing are fexible for those who unable to attend the session on time