4.Click OK.The Dynamic toolbar is added to your toolbars.
About the MCH Steady-State Simulation
The MCH example describes a simulation in which 98% pure methylcyclohexane (MCH) is recoveredfrom a mixture of MCH and toluene. Because these components form a close-boiling system that isdifficult to separate by simple binary distillation, phenol is used as an extractant to enhance the relativevolatility of MCH over toluene.Aspen Plus
uses a design specification to determine the phenol flow rate required to achieve the 98%purity in the distillate. You can view the results of stream 2 to see that the required phenol flow rate isapproximately 1515 lbmol/hr.Aspen Plus design specifications are often used for design purposes and generally do not corresponddirectly to plant control strategies. For this reason, Aspen Plus Dynamics does not automatically convertsteady-state design specifications to dynamic controllers. In tutorial 3, you will create a controller tomaintain the product purity.
Entering Dynamic Data in Aspen Plus
Before entering any dynamic data in Aspen Plus
, you would usually run a steady-state simulation toensure it completes normally. For this tutorial you need not do this, because the example file has alreadycompleted normally and has been saved with results.Before you can enter dynamic data, you have to click the Dynamic button on the Dynamic toolbar. Thisenables you to access the dynamic input data sheets for each block.1.To access the dynamic data for the MCH column, click the Dynamic button so that it is pressed in.The RadFrac block (B1) contains forms that require dynamic data, so the status indicator on the statusbar changes to
Required Input Incomplete
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