CHEN 4570 Instrumentation & Process Control Spring 2005
Control System Development with HYSYS
This exercise provides a tutorial on the development of dynamic chemical process simulations using AspenTech’s
simulation software. The tutorial is based on implementing three conventional PID control loops on a single-stage flash drum unit for a multicomponent, nonideal feed stream. The steps in the development process are: 1) steady-state design and simulation 2) specifying dynamic characteristics of process equipment 3) switching the simulation over to dynamics mode 4) adding feedback controllers to the simulation 5) adding stripchart displays 6) carrying out dynamic tests and fitting transfer functions 7) tuning the controllers
1. Steady-state Design and Simulation
The process unit that is design, simulated and studied in this tutorial is a single-stage flash drum, as shown in the figure below.
FeedVapor OutletLiquidOutletFlash DrumFeedValveLiquidValveVapor Valve
The feed specifications are Mass flow rate 5 kg/s Composition acetone 0.294 Pressure 20 psia (mass fraction) 2-propanol 0.484 Temperature 80
C water 0.222 The flash drum is to operate at atmospheric pressure, 14.7 psia. Pressure downstream of both vapor and liquid valves is 9.7 psia. With this information, you can create a steady-state simulation in HYSYS. Start by launching HYSYS and opening a new case, as shown below.
You may find it best to use this document on-line while you are completing the tutorial, opened in Acrobat Reader, rather than printing it out on a standard laser printer. In that way, you can see the colors.