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Who Should Read this Guide
Introducing Aspen Plus
Why Use Process Simulation?
What is an Aspen Plus Process Simulation Model?
Sessions in this Book
Using Backup Files
Related Documentation
Technical Support
1 Aspen Plus Basics
Starting Aspen Plus
The Aspen Plus Main Window
Opening a File
To Display the File Menu
To Open the Input Sheets for Stream 1
Using Help
To Get Help on any Topic
Entering Data on a Sheet
Expert Guidance – the Next Function
To Use the Next Function to Display the Next Required Sheet
Running the Simulation
To Run the Simulation
Examining Stream and Block Results
To Display the Flash Overhead Vapor (Stream 2) Results
Modifying and Rerunning Your Model
Saving Your File and Exiting Aspen Plus
To Change the Save Options
To Save and Exit
2 Building and Running a Process Simulation Model
Building the Process Model
Defining the Simulation: Methylcyclohexane Recovery Column
Creating a New Simulation
To Specify the Application Type and Run Type for the New Run
Defining the Flowsheet
To Select a Unit Operation Block
To Choose a RadFrac Icon and Place a Block
To Connect Streams to the Block
Adding Data to the Process Model
Specifying a Title for the Simulation
Specifying Data to be Reported
Entering Components
To Enter a Unique Component ID for Each Component
Selecting Thermodynamic Methods
To Find the Appropriate Type of Base Method for this Simulation
Entering Stream Data
Entering Unit Operation Block Data
Examining Simulation Results
To Display the Results for Block B1
Examining Stream Results
To Display the Results for Stream 3
To Display the Results for All Streams on the Same Sheet
Changing Input Specifications
To Increase the Phenol Solvent Stream Flow Rate
Rerunning the Simulation with Changed Input
Creating Reports
To Generate a Report File
To View and Save Part of a Report
3 Performing a Sensitivity Analysis
Opening an Existing Simulation
If Your Saved File MCH.apw is Displayed
If Your Saved File MCH.apw is not Displayed
Saving a Simulation under a New Name
Defining the Sensitivity Analysis
Entering Sensitivity Specifications
To Create a New Sensitivity Block
To Define XMCH as Distillate Product Purity
To Define QCOND as the Condenser Duty and QREB as Reboiler Duty
To Specify the Manipulated Variable
To Format the Tabular Results
Running the Sensitivity Analysis
Displaying Sensitivity Analysis Results
Plotting Sensitivity Results
To Generate a Plot of MCH Distillate Purity Versus Phenol Flow Rate
4 Meeting Process Design Specifications
If Your Saved MCHSENS.apw is Displayed
If Your Saved File MCHSENS.apw is Not Displayed
Saving a Simulation Under a New Name
Defining the Design Specification
To Enter Design Specifications
To Define XMCH in DS-1
To Set Up the Design Specification
Running the Design Specification Analysis
Examining Design Specification Results
Exiting Aspen Plus
5 Creating a Process Flow Diagram
Switching to PFD Mode
Adding a Pump to the Diagram
To Add the Feed Pump to the PFD Diagram
To Insert the Pump Into the Feed Stream
Displaying Stream Data
To Display Temperature and Pressure
Adding a Stream Table
To Zoom in on Part of the Diagram
Adding Text
To Display the Draw Toolbar
To Add Text
Printing a Process Flow Diagram
To Preview Your Drawing Before Printing
To Print the PFD-Style Drawing
Leaving PFD Mode
To Return to Simulation Mode
6 Estimating Physical Properties for a Non- Databank Component
Thiazole Physical Property Data
Creating a Property Estimation Simulation
Entering a Title
Entering Components Information
To Enter Pure Component Boiling Point and Molecular Weight for Thiazole
To Enter Antoine Vapor Pressure Correlation Coefficients
Running a Property Constant Estimation (PCES)
Examining Property Constant Estimation Results
To Examine PCES Results
Creating and Using a Property Backup File
To Save a Backup File
To Import a Backup File
7 Analyzing Properties
Entering Components and Properties
Generating a Txy Diagram
To Generate a Txy Diagram
To Generate an Activity Coefficient Plot
8 Connecting to the Aspen Plus Simulation Engine
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