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A-1

A Property Methods and

Calculations

A.1 Selecting Property Methods ....................................................................... 3

A.2 Property Methods ........................................................................................ 8

A.2.1 Equations of State ................................................................................... 8

A.2.2 Activity Models....................................................................................... 15

A.2.3 Activity Model Vapour Phase Options.................................................... 33

A.2.4 Semi-Empirical Methods........................................................................ 34

A.2.5 Vapour Pressure Property Packages..................................................... 35

A.2.6 Miscellaneous - Special Application Methods........................................ 38

A.3 Enthalpy and Entropy Departure Calculations ....................................... 41

A.3.1 Equations of State ................................................................................. 42

A.3.2 Activity Models....................................................................................... 44

A.3.3 Lee-Kesler Option.................................................................................. 45

A.4 Physical and Transport Properties .......................................................... 48

A.4.1 Liquid Density ........................................................................................ 48

A.4.2 Vapour Density ...................................................................................... 49

A.4.3 Viscosity ................................................................................................ 49

A.4.4 Liquid Phase Mixing Rules for Viscosity................................................ 51

A.4.5 Thermal Conductivity............................................................................. 52

A.4.6 Surface Tension..................................................................................... 54

A.4.7 Heat Capacity ........................................................................................ 54

A.5 Volumetric Flow Rate Calculations .......................................................... 55

A.5.1 Available Flow Rates ............................................................................. 55

A.5.2 Liquid and Vapour Density Basis........................................................... 56

A.5.3 Formulation of Flow Rate Calculations.................................................. 58

A.5.4 Volumetric Flow Rates as Specifications............................................... 59

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A.6 Flash Calculations..................................................................................... 60

A.6.1 T-P Flash Calculation............................................................................. 61

A.6.2 Vapour Fraction Flash............................................................................ 61

A.6.3 Enthalpy Flash....................................................................................... 63

A.6.4 Entropy Flash......................................................................................... 63

A.6.5 Handling of Water .................................................................................. 63

A.6.6 Solids..................................................................................................... 65

A.6.7 Stream Information ................................................................................ 66

A.7 References ................................................................................................. 67

Property Methods and Calculations A-3

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Introduction

This appendix is organized such that the detailed calculations that

occur within the Simulation Basis Manager and within the Flowsheet

are explained in a logical manner.

• In the first section, an overview of property method selection is

presented. Various process systems and their recommended

property methods are listed.

• Detailed information is provided concerning each individual

property method available in HYSYS. This section is further

subdivided into equations of state, activity models, Chao-

Seader based semi-empirical methods, vapour pressure

models and miscellaneous methods.

• Following the detailed property method discussion is the

section concerning enthalpy and entropy departure

calculations. The enthalpy and entropy options available within

HYSYS are largely dependent upon your choice of a property

method.

• The physical and transport properties are covered in detail.

The methods used by HYSYS in calculating liquid density,

vapour density, viscosity, thermal conductivity and surface

tension are listed.

• HYSYS handles volume flow calculations in a unique way. To

highlight the methods involved in calculating volumes, a

separate section has been provided.

• The next section ties all of the previous information together.

Within HYSYS, the Flash calculation uses the equations of the

selected property method, as well as the physical and transport

property functions to determine all property values for

Flowsheet streams. Once a flash calculation has been

performed on an object, all of its thermodynamic, physical and

transport properties are defined. The flash calculation in

HYSYS does not require initial guesses or the specification of

flash type to assist in its convergence.

• A list of References is included at the end of the Appendix.

A.1 Selecting Property

Methods

The property packages available in HYSYS allow you to predict

properties of mixtures ranging from well defined light hydrocarbon

systems to complex oil mixtures and highly non-ideal (non-electrolyte)

chemical systems. HYSYS provides enhanced equations of state (PR

and PRSV) for rigorous treatment of hydrocarbon systems; semi-

empirical and vapour pressure models for the heavier hydrocarbon

systems; steam correlations for accurate steam property predictions;

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and activity coefficient models for chemical systems. All of these

equations have their own inherent limitations and you are encouraged

to become more familiar with the application of each equation.

The following table lists some typical systems and recommended

correlations. However, when in doubt of the accuracy or application of

one of the property packages, contact Hyprotech to receive additional

validation material or our best estimate of its accuracy.

Type of System

Recommended Property

Method

TEG Dehydration PR

Sour Water PR, Sour PR

Cryogenic Gas Processing PR, PRSV

Air Separation PR, PRSV

Atm Crude Towers PR, PR Options, GS

Vacuum Towers PR, PR Options, GS (<10

mm Hg), Braun K10, Esso

K

Ethylene Towers Lee Kesler Plocker

High H2 Systems PR, ZJ or GS (see T/P

limits)

Reservoir Systems PR, PR Options

Steam Systems Steam Package, CS or GS

Hydrate Inhibition PR

Chemical systems Activity Models, PRSV

HF Alkylation PRSV, NRTL (Contact

Hyprotech)

TEG Dehydration with

Aromatics

PR (Contact Hyprotech)

Hydrocarbon systems

where H2O solubility in HC

is important

Kabadi Danner

Systems with select gases

and light hydrocarbons

MBWR

Property Methods and Calculations A-5

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For oil, gas and petrochemical applications, the Peng-Robinson EOS

(PR) is generally the recommended property package. Hyprotech’s

enhancements to this equation of state enable it to be accurate for a

variety of systems over a wide range of conditions. It rigorously solves

any single, two-phase or three-phase system with a high degree of

efficiency and reliability, and is applicable over a wide range of

conditions, as shown in the following table.

The PR equation of state has been enhanced to yield accurate phase

equilibrium calculations for systems ranging from low temperature

cryogenic systems to high temperature, high pressure reservoir

systems. The same equation of state satisfactorily predicts component

distributions for heavy oil systems, aqueous glycol and CH

3

OH

systems, and acid gas/sour water systems, although specific sour water

models (Sour PR and Sour SRK) are available for more specialized

treatment. Our high recommendation for the PR equation of state is

largely due to the preferential attention that has been given to it by

Hyprotech. Although the Soave-Redlich-Kwong (SRK) equation will

also provide comparable results to the PR in many cases, it has been

found that its range of application is significantly limited and it is not as

reliable for non-ideal systems. For example, it should not be used for

systems with CH

3

OH or glycols.

As an alternate, the PRSV equation of state should also be considered. It

can handle the same systems as the PR equation with equivalent, or

better accuracy, plus it is more suitable for handling moderately non-

ideal systems.

The advantage of the PRSV equation is that not only does it have the

potential to more accurately predict the phase behaviour of

hydrocarbon systems, particularly for systems composed of dissimilar

components, but it can also be extended to handle non-ideal systems

with accuracies that rival traditional activity coefficient models. The

only compromise is increased computational time and the additional

interaction parameter that is required for the equation.

The PR and PRSV equations of state perform rigorous three-phase flash

calculations for aqueous systems containing H

2

O, CH

3

OH or glycols, as

well as systems containing other hydrocarbons or non-hydrocarbons in

the second liquid phase. For SRK, H

2

O is the only component that will

initiate an aqueous phase. The Chao-Seader (CS) and Grayson-Streed

Method Temp (°F) Temp (°C) Pressure (psia) Pressure (kPa)

PR > -456 > -271 < 15,000 < 100,000

SRK > -225 > -143 < 5,000 < 35,000

NOTE: The range of

applicability in many cases is

more indicative of the

availability of good data

rather than on the actual

limitations.

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(GS) packages can also be used for three-phase flashes, but are

restricted to the use of pure H

2

O for the second liquid phase.

The PR can also be used for crude systems, which have traditionally

been modelled with dual model thermodynamic packages (an activity

model representing the liquid phase behaviour, and an equation of

state or the ideal gas law for the vapour phase properties). These earlier

models are suspect for systems with large amounts of light ends or

when approaching critical regions. Also, the dual model system leads to

internal inconsistencies. The proprietary enhancements to the PR and

SRK methods allow these EOSs to correctly represent vacuum

conditions and heavy components (a problem with traditional EOS

methods), as well as handle the light ends and high-pressure systems.

Activity Models, which handle highly non-ideal systems, are much

more empirical in nature when compared to the property predictions

in the hydrocarbon industry. Polar or non-ideal chemical systems have

traditionally been handled using dual model approaches. In this type of

approach, an equation of state is used for predicting the vapour

fugacity coefficients and an activity coefficient model is used for the

liquid phase. Since the experimental data for activity model parameters

are fitted for a specific range, these property methods cannot be used

as reliably for generalized application.

The CS and GS methods, though limited in scope, may be preferred in

some instances. For example, they are recommended for problems

containing mainly liquid or vapour H

2

O because they include special

correlations that accurately represent the steam tables. The Chao

Seader method can be used for light hydrocarbon mixtures, if desired.

The Grayson-Streed correlation is recommended for use with systems

having a high concentration of H

2

because of the special treatment

given H

2

in the development of the model. This correlation may also be

slightly more accurate in the simulation of vacuum towers.

The Vapour Pressure K models, Antoine, BraunK10 and EssoK models,

are designed to handle heavier hydrocarbon systems at lower

pressures. These equations have traditionally been applied for heavier

hydrocarbon fractionation systems and consequently provide a good

means of comparison against rigorous models. They should not be

considered for VLE predictions for systems operating at high pressures

or systems with significant quantities of light hydrocarbons.

Property Methods and Calculations A-7

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The Property Package methods in HYSYS are divided into basic

categories, as shown in the following table. With each of the property

methods listed are the available methods of VLE and Enthalpy/Entropy

calculation.

Please refer to Section A.3 - Enthalpy and Entropy Departure

Calculations, for a description of Enthalpy and Entropy calculations.

Property Method VLE Calculation

Enthalpy/Entropy

Calculation

Equations of State

PR PR PR

PR LK ENTH PR Lee-Kesler

SRK SRK SRK

SRK LK ENTH SRK Lee-Kesler

Kabadi Danner Kabadi Danner SRK

Lee Kesler Plocker Lee Kesler Plocker Lee Kesler

PRSV PRSV PRSV

PRSV LK PRSV Lee-Kesler

Sour PR PR & API-Sour PR

SOUR SRK SRK & API-Sour SRK

Zudkevitch-Joffee Zudkevitch-Joffee Lee-Kesler

Activity Models

Liquid

Chien Null Chien Null Cavett

Extended and General

NRTL

NRTL Cavett

Margules Margules Cavett

NRTL NRTL Cavett

UNIQUAC UNIQUAC Cavett

van Laar van Laar Cavett

Wilson Wilson Cavett

Vapour

Ideal Gas Ideal Ideal Gas

RK RK RK

Virial Virial Virial

Peng Robinson Peng Robinson Peng Robinson

SRK SRK SRK

Semi-Empirical Models

Chao-Seader CS-RK Lee-Kesler

Grayson-Streed GS-RK Lee-Kesler

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A.2 Property Methods

Details of each individual property method available in HYSYS will be

provided in this section, including equations of state, activity models,

Chao-Seader based empirical methods, vapour pressure models and

miscellaneous methods.

A.2.1 Equations of State

HYSYS currently offers the enhanced Peng-Robinson

1

(PR), and Soave-

Redlich-Kwong

2

(SRK) equations of state. In addition, HYSYS offers

several methods which are modifications of these property packages,

including PRSV, Zudkevitch Joffee (ZJ) and Kabadi Danner (KD). Lee

Kesler Plocker

3

(LKP) is an adaptation of the Lee Kesler equation for

mixtures, which itself was modified from the BWR equation. Of these,

the Peng-Robinson equation of state supports the widest range of

operating conditions and the greatest variety of systems. The Peng-

Robinson and Soave-Redlich-Kwong equations of state (EOS) generate

all required equilibrium and thermodynamic properties directly.

Although the forms of these EOS methods are common with other

commercial simulators, they have been significantly enhanced by

Hyprotech to extend their range of applicability.

The Peng-Robinson property package options are PR, Sour PR, and

PRSV. Soave-Redlich-Kwong equation of state options are the SRK,

Sour SRK, KD and ZJ.

Vapour Pressure Models

Mod Antoine Mod Antoine-Ideal Gas Lee-Kesler

Braun K10 Braun K10-Ideal Gas Lee-Kesler

Esso K Esso-Ideal Gas Lee-Kesler

Miscellaneous - Special Application Methods

Amines Mod Kent Eisenberg

(L), PR (V)

Curve Fit

Steam Packages

ASME Steam ASME Steam Tables ASME Steam Tables

NBS Steam NBS/NRC Steam

Tables

NBS/NRC Steam

Tables

MBWR Modified BWR Modified BWR

Property Method VLE Calculation

Enthalpy/Entropy

Calculation

It is important to note that the

properties predicted by HYSYS’

PR and SRK equations of state

will not necessarily agree with

those predicted by the PR and

SRK of other commercial

simulators.

Property Methods and Calculations A-9

A-9

PR and SRK

The PR and SRK packages contain enhanced binary interaction

parameters for all library hydrocarbon-hydrocarbon pairs (a

combination of fitted and generated interaction parameters), as well as

for most hydrocarbon-nonhydrocarbon binaries.

For non-library or hydrocarbon pseudo components, HC-HC

interaction parameters will be generated automatically by HYSYS for

improved VLE property predictions.

The PR equation of state applies a functionality to some specific

component-component interaction parameters. Key components

receiving special treatment include He, H

2

, N

2,

CO

2

, H

2

S, H

2

O, CH

3

OH,

EG and TEG. For further information on application of equations of

state for specific components, please contact Hyprotech.

The following page provides a comparison of the formulations used in

HYSYS for the PR and SRK equations of state.

Note: The PR or SRK EOS

should not be used for non-

ideal chemicals such as

alcohols, acids or other

components. They are more

accurately handled by the

Activity Models (highly non-

ideal) or the PRSV EOS

(moderately non-ideal).

Soave Redlich Kwong Peng Robinson

where

b=

b

i

=

a=

a

i

=

a

ci

=

α

i

0.5

=

P

RT

V b –

------------

a

V V b + ( )

--------------------- – =

Z

3

Z

2

– A B – B

2

– ( )Z AB – + 0 =

P

RT

V b –

------------

a

V V b + ( ) b V b – ( ) +

------------------------------------------------- – =

Z

3

1 B – ( )Z

2

A 2B – 3B

2

– ( )Z AB B

2

– B

3

– ( ) – + + 0 =

x

i

b

i

i 1 =

N

∑

x

i

b

i

i 1 =

N

∑

0.08664

RT

ci

P

ci

----------- 0.077796

RT

ci

P

ci

-----------

x

i

x

j

a

i

a

j

( )

0.5

1 k

ij

– ( )

j 1 =

N

∑

i 1 =

N

∑

x

i

x

j

a

i

a

j

( )

0.5

1 k

ij

– ( )

j 1 =

N

∑

i 1 =

N

∑

a

ci

α

i

a

ci

α

i

0.42748

RT

ci

( )

2

P

ci

------------------ 0.457235

RT

ci

( )

2

P

ci

------------------

1 m

i

1 T

ri

0.5

– ( ) +

1 m

i

1 T

ri

0.5

– ( ) +

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Kabadi Danner

This KD

4

model is a modification of the original SRK equation of State,

enhanced to improve the vapour-liquid-liquid equilibria calculations

for H2O-hydrocarbon systems, particularly in the dilute regions.

The model is an improvement over previous attempts which were

limited in the region of validity. The modification is based on an

asymmetric mixing rule, whereby the interaction in the water phase

(with its strong H

2

bonding) is calculated based on both the interaction

between the hydrocarbons and the H

2

O, and on the perturbation by

hydrocarbon on the H

2

O-H

2

O interaction (due to its structure).

Lee Kesler Plöcker Equation

The Lee Kesler Plöcker equation is an accurate general method for non-

polar substances and mixtures. Plöcker et al.

3

applied the Lee Kesler

equation to mixtures, which itself was modified from the BWR

equation.

mi=

When an acentric factor > 0.49 is present HYSYS uses

following corrected form:

A=

B=

Soave Redlich Kwong Peng Robinson

0.48 1.574ω

i

0.176ω

i

2

– + 0.37464 1.54226ω

i

0.26992ω

i

2

– +

0.379642 1.48503 0.164423 1.016666ω

i

– ( )ω

i

– ( )ω

i

+

aP

RT ( )

2

--------------

aP

RT ( )

2

--------------

bP

RT

-------

bP

RT

-------

The Lee Kesler Plöcker

equation does not use the

COSTALD correlation in

computing liquid density. This

may result in differences when

comparing results between

equation of states.

(A.1) z z

o ( ) ω

ω

r ( )

--------- z

r ( )

z

o ( )

– ( ) + =

Property Methods and Calculations A-11

A-11

The compressibility factors are determined as follows:

where:

Mixing rules for pseudocritical properties are as follows:

where:

(A.2)

(A.3)

z

pv

RT

-------

p

r

v

r

T

r

---------- z T

r

v

r

A

k

, , ( ) = = =

z 1

B

v

r

----

C

v

r

2

-----

D

v

r

5

-----

C

4

T

r

3

v

r

2

----------- β

γ

v

r

2

----- +

γ –

v

r

2

----- exp + + + + =

v

r

p

c

v

RT

c

--------- =

C c

1

c

2

T

r

----- –

c

3

T

r

2

----- + =

ω

o ( )

0 =

B b

1

b

2

T

r

----- –

b

3

T

r

2

----- –

b

4

T

r

3

----- – =

D d

1

d

2

T

r

----- – =

ω

r ( )

0.3978 =

(A.4)

T

cm

1

V

cm

η

---------

¸ ,

¸ _

x

i

x

j

v

c

ij

j

∑

i

∑

=

T

c

ij

T

c

i

T

c

j

( )

1 2 ⁄

=

T

c

ii

T

c

i

= T

c

jj

T

c

j

=

v

c

m

x

i

x

j

v

c

ij

j

∑

i

∑

=

v

c

ij

1

8

-- - v

c

i

1 3 ⁄

v

c

j

1 3 ⁄

+ ( )

3

=

v

c

i

z

c

i

RT

c

i

p

c

i

---------- = z

c

i

0.2905 0.085ω

i

– =

p

c

m

z

c

m

RT

c

m

v

c

m

------------ = z

c

m

0.2905 0.085ω

m

– =

ω

m

x

i

ω

i

i

∑

=

A-12 Property Methods

A-12

Peng-Robinson Stryjek-Vera

The Peng-Robinson Stryjek-Vera (PRSV) equation of state is a two-fold

modification of the PR equation of state that extends the application of

the original PR method for moderately non-ideal systems. It has been

shown to match vapour pressures curves of pure components and

mixtures more accurately than the PR method, especially at low vapour

pressures.

It has been successfully extended to handle non-ideal systems giving

results as good as those obtained using excess Gibbs energy functions

like the Wilson, NRTL or UNIQUAC equations.

One of the proposed modifications to the PR equation of state by

Stryjek and Vera was an expanded alpha, "α", term that became a

function of acentricity and an empirical parameter, κ

i

, used for fitting

pure component vapour pressures.

where: κ

1i

= characteristic pure component parameter

ω

i

= acentric factor

The adjustable κ

1i

term allows for a much closer fit of the pure

component vapour pressure curves. This term has been regressed

against the pure component vapour pressure for all components in

HYSYS’ library.

For pseudo components that have been generated to represent oil

fractions, HYSYS will automatically regress the κ

1i

term for each pseudo

component against the Lee-Kesler vapour pressure curves. For

individual user-added hypothetical components, κ

1i

terms can either

be entered or they will automatically be regressed against the Lee-

Kesler, Gomez-Thodos or Reidel correlations.

The second modification consists of a new set of mixing rules for

mixtures. Conventional mixing rules are used for the volume and

energy parameters in mixtures, but the mixing rule for the cross term,

a

ij

, is modified to adopt a composition dependent form. Although two

different mixing rules were proposed in the original paper, HYSYS has

(A.5)

α

i

1 κ

i

1 T

r

0.5

– ( ) + [ ]

2

=

κ

i

κ

0i

κ +

1i

1 T

r

i

0.5

+ ( ) 0.7 T

r

i

0.5

– ( ) =

κ

0i

0.378893 1.4897153ω

i

0.17131848ω

i

2

– 0.0196554ω

i

3

+ + =

Note that if k

ij

=k

ji

, the mixing

rules reduce to the standard

PR equation of state.

Property Methods and Calculations A-13

A-13

incorporated only the Margules expression for the cross term.

where:

Although only a limited number of binary pairs have been regressed for

this equation, our limited experience suggests that the PRSV can be

used to model moderately non-ideal systems such as H

2

O-alcohol

systems, some hydrocarbon-alcohol systems. You can also model

hydrocarbon systems with improved accuracy. Also, due to PRSV’s

better vapour pressure predictions, improved heat of vaporization

predictions should be expected.

Sour Water Options

The Sour option is available for both the PR and SRK equations of state.

The Sour PR option combines the PR equation of state and Wilson’s

API-Sour Model for handling sour water systems, while Sour SRK

utilizes the SRK equation of state with the Wilson model.

The Sour options use the appropriate equation of state for calculating

the fugacities of the vapour and liquid hydrocarbon phases as well as

the enthalpy for all three phases. The K-values for the aqueous phase

are calculated using Wilson’s API-Sour method. This option uses

Wilson’s model to account for the ionization of the H

2

S, CO

2

and NH

3

in the aqueous water phase. The aqueous model employs a

modification of Van Krevelen’s original model with many of the key

limitations removed. More details of the model are available in the

original API publication 955 titled "A New Correlation of NH

3

, CO

2

, and

H

2

S Volatility Data from Aqueous Sour Water Systems".

The original model is applicable for temperatures between 20°C (68°F)

and 140°C (285°F), and pressures up to 50 psi. Use of either the PR or

SRK equation of state to correct vapour phase non idealities extends

this range, but due to lack of experimental data, exact ranges cannot be

specified. The acceptable pressure ranges for HYSYS' model vary

depending upon the concentration of the acid gases and H

2

O. The

method performs well when the H

2

O partial pressure is below 100 psi.

This option may be applied to sour water strippers, hydrotreater loops,

crude columns or any process containing hydrocarbons, acid gases and

H

2

O. If the aqueous phase is not present, the method produces

(A.6)

a

ij

a

ii

a

jj

( )

0.5

1.0 x

i

k

ij

– x

j

k

ji

– ( ) =

k

ij

k

ji

≠

Note that different values can

be entered for each of the

binary interaction

parameters.

It is important to note that

because the method performs

an ion balance for each K-

value calculation, the flash

calculation is much slower

than the standard EOS.

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identical results to the EOS, (PR or SRK depending on which option you

have chosen).

Zudkevitch Joffee

The Zudkevitch Joffee model is a modification of the Redlich Kwong

equation of state. This model has been enhanced for better prediction

of vapour liquid equilibria for hydrocarbon systems, and systems

containing H

2

. The major advantage of this model over the previous

version of the RK equation is the improved capability of predicting pure

component equilibria, and the simplification of the method for

determining the required coefficients for the equation.

Enthalpy calculations for this model will be performed using the Lee

Kesler model.

EOS Enthalpy Calculation

With any the Equation of State options except ZJ and LKP, you can

specify whether the Enthalpy will be calculated by either the Equation

of State method or the Lee Kesler method. The ZJ and LKP must use the

Lee Kesler method in Enthalpy calculations. Selection of an enthalpy

method is done via radio buttons in the Enthalpy Method group.

Selecting the Lee Kesler Enthalpy option results in a combined

property package employing the appropriate equation of state (either

PR or SRK) for vapour-liquid equilibrium calculations and the Lee-

Kesler equation for calculation of enthalpies and entropies (for

differences between EOS and LK methods, refer to the Section A.3 -

Enthalpy and Entropy Departure Calculations).

The LK method yields comparable results to HYSYS’ standard

equations of state and has identical ranges of applicability. As such, this

option with PR has a slightly greater range of applicability than with

SRK.

Figure A.1

The Lee-Kesler enthalpies may

be slightly more accurate for

heavy hydrocarbon systems,

but require more computer

resources because a separate

model must be solved.

Property Methods and Calculations A-15

A-15

Zero Kij Option

HYSYS automatically generates hydrocarbon-hydrocarbon interaction

parameters when values are unknown if the Estimate HC-HC/Set Non

HC-HC to 0.0 radio button is selected. The Set All to 0.0 radio button

turns off the automatic calculation of any estimated interaction

coefficients between hydrocarbons. All binary interaction parameters

that are obtained from the pure component library will remain.

The Set All to 0.0 option may prove useful when trying to match results

from other commercial simulators which may not supply interaction

parameters for higher molecular weight hydrocarbons.

A.2.2 Activity Models

Although equation of state models have proven to be very reliable in

predicting properties of most hydrocarbon based fluids over a large

range of operating conditions, their application has been limited to

primarily non-polar or slightly polar components. Polar or non-ideal

chemical systems have traditionally been handled using dual model

approaches. In this approach, an equation of state is used for

predicting the vapour fugacity coefficients (normally ideal gas

assumption or the Redlich Kwong, Peng-Robinson or SRK equations of

state, although a Virial equation of state is available for specific

applications) and an activity coefficient model is used for the liquid

phase. Although there is considerable research being conducted to

extend equation of state applications into the chemical arena (e.g., the

PRSV equation), the state of the art of property predictions for

chemical systems is still governed mainly by Activity Models.

Activity Models are much more empirical in nature when compared to

the property predictions (equations of state) typically used in the

hydrocarbon industry. For example, they cannot be used as reliably as

the equations of state for generalized application or extrapolating into

untested operating conditions. Their tuning parameters should be

fitted against a representative sample of experimental data and their

application should be limited to moderate pressures. Consequently,

more caution should be exercised when selecting these models for your

simulation.

Figure A.2

This option is set on the

Binary Coeffs tab of the Fluid

Package property view.

A-16 Property Methods

A-16

The phase separation or equilibrium ratio K

i

for component i, defined

in terms of the vapour phase fugacity coefficient and the liquid phase

activity coefficient is calculated from the following expression:

where: γ

i

= liquid phase activity coefficient of component i

f

i

° = standard state fugacity of component i

P = system pressure

φ

i

= vapour phase fugacity coefficient of component i

Although for ideal solutions the activity coefficient is unity, for most

chemical (non-ideal) systems this approximation is incorrect.

Dissimilar chemicals normally exhibit not only large deviations from an

ideal solution, but the deviation is also found to be a strong function of

the composition. To account for this non-ideality, activity models were

developed to predict the activity coefficients of the components in the

liquid phase. The derived correlations were based on the excess Gibbs

energy function, which is defined as the observed Gibbs energy of a

mixture in excess of what it would be if the solution behaved ideally, at

the same temperature and pressure.

For a multi-component mixture consisting of n

i

moles of component i,

the total excess Gibbs free energy is represented by the following

expression:

where: γ

i

is the activity coefficient for component i

Activity Models produce the

best results when they are

applied in the operating

region for which the

interaction parameters were

regressed.

(A.7)

K

i

y

i

x

i

---- =

γ

i

f

i

°

Pφ

i

---------- =

(A.8)

G

E

RT n

i

γ

i

ln ( )

∑

=

Property Methods and Calculations A-17

A-17

The individual activity coefficients for any system can be obtained from

a derived expression for excess Gibbs energy function coupled with the

Gibbs-Duhem equation. The early models (Margules, van Laar) provide

an empirical representation of the excess function that limits their

application. The newer models such as Wilson, NRTL and UNIQUAC

utilize the local composition concept and provide an improvement in

their general application and reliability. All of these models involve the

concept of binary interaction parameters and require that they be fitted

to experimental data.

Since the Margules and van Laar models are less complex than the

Wilson, NRTL and UNIQUAC models, they require less CPU time for

solving flash calculations. However, these are older and more

empirically based models and generally give poorer results for strongly

non-ideal mixtures such as alcohol-hydrocarbon systems, particularly

for dilute regions. The Chien-Null model provides the ability to

incorporate the different activity models within a consistent

thermodynamic framework. Each binary can be represented by the

model which best predicts its behaviour. The following table briefly

summarizes recommended models for different applications (for a

more detailed review, refer to the texts "The Properties of Gases &

Liquids"

8

and "Molecular Thermodynamics of Fluid Phase Equilibria"

9

).

A = Applicable; N/A = Not Applicable;? = Questionable; G = Good;

LA = Limited Application

Vapour phase non-ideality can be taken into account for each activity

model by selecting the Redlich-Kwong, Peng-Robinson or SRK

equations of state as the vapour phase model. When one of the

equations of state is used for the vapour phase, the standard form of the

Poynting correction factor is always used for liquid phase correction. If

dimerization will occur in the vapour phase, the Virial equation of state

should be selected as the vapour phase model.

APPLICATION Margules van Laar Wilson NRTL UNIQUAC

Binary Systems A A A A A

Multicomponent Systems LA LA A A A

Azeotropic Systems A A A A A

Liquid-Liquid Equilibria A A N/A A A

Dilute Systems ? ? A A A

Self-Associating Systems ? ? A A A

Polymers N/A N/A N/A N/A A

Extrapolation ? ? G G G

A-18 Property Methods

A-18

The binary parameters required for the activity models have been

regressed based on the VLE data collected from DECHEMA, Chemistry

Data Series

3

. There are over 16,000 fitted binary pairs in the HYSYS

library. The structures of all library components applicable for the

UNIFAC VLE estimation are also in the library. The Poynting correction

for the liquid phase is ignored if ideal solution behaviour is assumed.

If you are using the built-in binary parameters, the ideal gas model

should be used. All activity models, with the exception of the Wilson

equation, can automatically calculate three phases given the correct set

of energy parameters. The vapour pressures used in the calculation of

the standard state fugacity are based on the pure component

coefficients in HYSYS’ library using the modified form of the Antoine

equation.

When your selected components exhibit dimerization in the vapour

phase, the Virial option should be selected as the vapour phase model.

HYSYS contains fitted parameters for many carboxylic acids, and can

estimate values from pure component properties if the necessary

parameters are not available. Please refer to Section A.2.3 - Activity

Model Vapour Phase Options for a detailed description of the Virial

option.

General Remarks

The dual model approach for solving chemical systems with activity

models cannot be used with the same degree of flexibility and reliability

that the equations of state can be used for hydrocarbon systems.

However, some checks can be devised to ensure a good confidence

level in property predictions:

• Check the property package selected for applicability for the

system considered and see how well it matches the pure

component vapour pressures. Although the predicted pure

component vapour pressures should normally be acceptable,

the parameters have been fitted over a large temperature

range. Improved accuracies can be attained by regressing the

parameters over the desired temperature range.

• The automatic UNIFAC generation of energy parameters in

HYSYS is a very useful tool and is available for all activity

models. However, it must be used with caution. The standard

fitted values in HYSYS will likely produce a better fit for the

binary system than the parameters generated by UNIFAC. As

a general rule, use the UNIFAC generated parameters only as

a last resort.

Please note that all of the

binary parameters in HYSYS’

library have been regressed

using an ideal gas model for

the vapour phase.

Note that HYSYS’ internally

stored binary parameters have

NOT been regressed against

three phase equilibrium data.

Property Methods and Calculations A-19

A-19

• Always use experimental data to regress the energy

parameters when possible. The energy parameters in HYSYS

have been regressed from experimental data, however,

improved fits are still possible by fitting the parameters for the

narrow operating ranges anticipated. The regressed

parameters are based on data taken at atmospheric pressures.

Exercise caution when extrapolating to higher or lower

pressure (vacuum) applications.

• Check the accuracy of the model for azeotropic systems.

Additional fitting may be required to match the azeotrope with

acceptable accuracy. Check not only for the temperature, but

for the composition as well.

• If three phase behaviour is suspected, additional fitting of the

parameters may be required to reliably reproduce the VLLE

equilibrium conditions.

• An improvement in matching equilibrium data can be attained

by including a temperature dependency of the energy

parameters. However, depending on the validity or range of fit,

this can lead to misleading results when extrapolating beyond

the fitted temperature range.

By default, HYSYS regresses ONLY the a

ij

parameters while the b

ij

parameters are set to zero, i.e., the a

ij

term is assumed to be

temperature independent. A temperature dependency can be

incorporated by supplying a value for the b

ij

term. The matrix for the b

ij

values are displayed by choosing the B

ij

radio button to switch matrices

(note the zero or blank entries for all the binary pairs).

When using the NRTL, General NRTL or Extended NRTL equations,

more than two matrices are available. In general, the second matrix is

the B

ij

matrix, and the third matrix is the α

ij

parameter where α

ij

= α

ji

.

Any component pair with an a

ij

value will have an associated α value.

Immiscible

This option is included for modelling the solubility of solutes in two

coexisting liquid phases that are relatively immiscible with one

another, such as a H

2

O-hydrocarbon system. In this system, the

hydrocarbon components (solutes) are relatively insoluble in the water

phase (solvent) whereas the solubility of the H

2

O in the hydrocarbon

phase can become more significant. The limited mutual solubility

behaviour can be taken into account when using any activity model

with the exception of Wilson.

This feature can be implemented for any single component pair by

using the Immiscible radio button. Component i will be insoluble with

component j, based on the highlighted cell location. Alternatively, you

Please note that the activities

for the unknown binaries are

generated at pre-selected

compositions and the

supplied UNIFAC reference

temperature.

The Wilson equation does not

support LLE equilibrium.

A-20 Property Methods

A-20

can have all j components treated as insoluble with component i.

HYSYS will replace the standard binary parameters with those

regressed specifically for matching the solubilities of the solutes in both

phases. Note that both the a

ij

and b

ij

parameters are regressed with

this option. These parameters were regressed from the mutual

solubility data of n-C

5

, n-C

6

, n-C

7

, and n-C

8

in H

2

O over a temperature

range of 313 K to 473 K.

The solubility of H

2

O in the hydrocarbon phase and the solubility of the

hydrocarbons in the water phase will be calculated based on the fitted

binary parameters regressed from the solubility data referenced above.

Chien-Null

The Chien Null model provides a consistent framework for applying

existing activity models on a binary by binary basis. In this manner, the

Chien Null model allows you to select the best activity model for each

pair in the case.

The Chien Null model allows 3 sets of coefficients for each component

pair, accessible via the A, B and C coefficient matrices. Please refer to

the following sections for an explanation of the terms for each of the

models.

Chien Null Form

The Chien-Null generalized multi-component equation can be

expressed as:

Each of the parameters in this equation are defined specifically for each

of the applicable activity methods.

(A.9)

2 Γ

i

L

ln

A

j i ,

x

j

j

∑

¸ ,

¸ _

A

j i ,

x

j

j

∑

¸ ,

¸ _

A

j i ,

x

j

j

∑

¸ ,

¸ _

A

j i ,

x

j

j

∑

¸ ,

¸ _

-------------------------------------------------------- x

k

A

j k ,

x

j

j

∑

¸ ,

¸ _

R

j k ,

x

j

j

∑

¸ ,

¸ _

S

j k ,

x

j

j

∑

¸ ,

¸ _

V

j i ,

x

j

j

∑

¸ ,

¸ _

------------------------------------------------------------- ⋅

k

∑

+ =

A

i k ,

A

j k ,

x

j

j

∑

-----------------------

R

i k ,

R

j k ,

x

j

j

∑

-----------------------

S

i k ,

S

j k ,

x

j

j

∑

---------------------- –

V

i k ,

V

j k ,

x

j

j

∑

----------------------- – +

Property Methods and Calculations A-21

A-21

Description of Terms

The Regular Solution equation uses the following:

δ

i

is the solubility parameter in (cal/cm

3

)

½

and v

i

L

is the saturated

liquid volume in cm

3

/mol calculated from:

The van Laar, Margules and Scatchard Hamer use the following:

For the van Laar, Margules and Scatchard Hamer equations:

where: T must be in K.

Note that this equation is of a different form than the original van Laar

and Margules equations in HYSYS, which utilized an a + bT

relationship. However, since HYSYS only contains a

ij

values, the

difference should not cause problems.

(A.10)

A

i j ,

v

i

L

δ

i

δ

j

– ( )

2

RT

---------------------------- = R

i j ,

A

i j ,

A

j i ,

-------- = V

i j ,

R

i j ,

= S

i j ,

R

i j ,

=

(A.11)

v

i

L

v

ω i ,

5.7 3T

r i ,

+ ( ) =

Model A

i,j

R

i,j

S

i,j

V

i,j

van Laar

Margules

Scatchard Hamer

γ

i j ,

∞

ln

A

i j ,

A

j i ,

--------

R

i j ,

R

i j ,

2 γ

i j ,

∞

ln

1

γ

i j ,

∞

ln

γ

j i ,

∞

ln

----------------

¸ ,

¸ _

+

-------------------------------

A

i j ,

A

j i ,

--------

1

1

2 γ

i j ,

∞

ln

1

γ

i j ,

∞

ln

γ

j i ,

∞

ln

----------------

¸ ,

¸ _

+

-------------------------------

A

i j ,

A

j i ,

--------

v

i

∞

v

j

∞

------

v

i

∞

v

j

∞

------

(A.12) γ

i j ,

∞

ln a

i j ,

b

i j ,

T

-------- c

ij

T + + =

If you have regressed

parameters using HYPROP for

any of the Activity Models

supported under the Chien

Null, they will not be read in.

A-22 Property Methods

A-22

The NRTL form for the Chien Null uses:

The expression for the τ term under the Chien Null incorporates the R

term of HYSYS’ NRTL into the values for a

ij

and b

ij

. As such, the values

initialized for NRTL under Chien Null will not be the same as for the

regular NRTL. When you select NRTL for a binary pair, a

ij

will be empty

(essentially equivalent to the regular NRTL b

ij

term), b

ij

will be

initialized and c

ij

will be the α term for the original NRTL, and will be

assumed to be symmetric.

The General Chien Null equation is:

In all cases:

With the exception of the Regular Solution option, all models can

utilize 6 constants, a

i,j

, a

j,i

, b

i,j

, b

j,i

, c

i,j

and c

j,i

for each component pair.

For all models, if the constants are unknown they can be estimated

internally from the UNIFAC VLE or LLE methods, the Insoluble option,

or using Henry’s Law coefficients for appropriate components. For the

general Chien Null model, the c

ij

’s are assumed to be 1.

Extended and General NRTL

The Extended and General NRTL models are variations of the NRTL

model. More binary interaction parameters are used in defining the

component activity coefficients. You may apply either model to

systems:

• with a wide boiling point range between components.

• where you require simultaneous solution of VLE and LLE, and

there exists a wide boiling point range or concentration range

between components.

(A.13)

A

i j ,

2τ

i j ,

V

i j ,

= R

i j ,

1 = V

i j ,

c

i j ,

– τ

i j ,

( ) exp = S

i j ,

1 = τ

i j ,

a

i j ,

b

i j ,

T K ( )

------------ + =

(A.14)

(A.15)

A

i j ,

a

i j ,

b

i j ,

T K ( )

------------ + = R

i j ,

A

i j ,

A

j i ,

-------- = V

i j ,

C

i j ,

= S

i j ,

C

i j ,

=

A

i i ,

0 = R

i i ,

S

i i ,

V

i i ,

1 = = =

Property Methods and Calculations A-23

A-23

With the General NRTL model, you can specify the format for the

Equations of τ

ij

and a

ij

to be any of the following:

Depending on which form of the equations that you have chosen, you

will be able to specify values for the different component energy

parameters. The General NRTL model provides radio buttons on the

Binary Coeffs tab which access the matrices for the A

ij

, B

ij

, C

ij

, F

ij

, G

ij

,

Alp1

ij

and Alp2

ij

energy parameters.

τ

ij

and α

ij

Options

The equations options can be

viewed in the Display Form

drop down list on the Binary

Coeffs tab of the Fluid

Package property view.

τ

ij

A

ij

B

ij

T

------

C

ij

T

2

------- F

ij

T G

ij

T ( ) ln + + + + =

α

ij

Alp1

ij

Alp2

ij

T + =

τ

ij

A

ij

B

ij

T

------ +

RT

-------------------- =

α

ij

Alp1

ij

=

τ

ij

A

ij

B

ij

T

------ F

ij

T G

ij

T ( ) ln + + + =

α

ij

Alp1

ij

Alp2

ij

T + =

τ

ij

A

ij

B

ij

t

C

ij

T

------- + + =

α

ij

Alp1

ij

Alp2

ij

T + =

where: T is in K and t is °C

τ

ij

A

ij

B

ij

T

------ + =

α

ij

Alp1

ij

=

A-24 Property Methods

A-24

The Extended NRTL model allows you to input values for the A

ij

, B

ij

, C

ij

,

Alp1

ij

and Alp2

ij

energy parameters by selecting the appropriate radio

button. You do not have a choice of equation format for τ

ij

and α

ij

. The

following is used:

where: T is in K

t is in °C

Margules

The Margules equation was the first Gibbs excess energy representation

developed. The equation does not have any theoretical basis, but is

useful for quick estimates and data interpolation. HYSYS has an

extended multicomponent Margules equation with up to four

adjustable parameters per binary.

The four adjustable parameters for the Margules equation in HYSYS are

the a

ij

and a

ji

(temperature independent) and the b

ij

and b

ji

terms

(temperature dependent). The equation will use parameter values

stored in HYSYS or any user supplied value for further fitting the

equation to a given set of data.

The Margules activity coefficient model is represented by the following

equation:

where: γ

i

= activity coefficient of component i

x

i

= mole fraction of component i

(A.16)

τ

ij

A

ij

B

ij

t

C

ij

T

------- + +

¸ ,

¸ _

=

α

ij

Alp1

ij

Alp2

ij

+ =

The equation should not be

used for extrapolation beyond

the range over which the

energy parameters have been

fitted.

(A.17) γ

i

ln 1.0 x

i

– [ ]

2

A

i

2x

i

B

i

A

i

– ( ) + [ ] =

A

i

x

j

a

ij

b

ij

T + ( )

1.0 x

i

– ( )

---------------------------

j 1 =

n

∑

=

B

i

x

j

a

ji

b

ji

T + ( )

1.0 x

i

– ( )

---------------------------

j 1 =

n

∑

=

Property Methods and Calculations A-25

A-25

T = temperature (K)

n = total number of components

a

ij

= non-temperature dependent energy parameter between

components i and j

b

ij

= temperature dependent energy parameter between

components i and j [1/K]

a

ji

= non-temperature dependent energy parameter between

components j and i

b

ji

= temperature dependent energy parameter between

components j and i [1/K]

NRTL

The NRTL (Non-Random-Two-Liquid) equation, proposed by Renon

and Prausnitz in 1968, is an extension of the original Wilson equation. It

uses statistical mechanics and the liquid cell theory to represent the

liquid structure. These concepts, combined with Wilson’s local

composition model, produce an equation capable of representing VLE,

LLE and VLLE phase behaviour. Like the Wilson equation, the NRTL is

thermodynamically consistent and can be applied to ternary and

higher order systems using parameters regressed from binary

equilibrium data. It has an accuracy comparable to the Wilson

equation for VLE systems.

The NRTL equation in HYSYS contains five adjustable parameters

(temperature dependent and independent) for fitting per binary pair.

The NRTL combines the advantages of the Wilson and van Laar

equations, and, like the van Laar equation, it is not extremely CPU

intensive and can represent LLE quite well. It is important to note that

because of the mathematical structure of the NRTL equation, it can

produce erroneous multiple miscibility gaps.

Unlike the van Laar equation,

NRTL can be used for dilute

systems and hydrocarbon-

alcohol mixtures, although it

may not be as good for

alcohol-hydrocarbon systems

as the Wilson equation.

A-26 Property Methods

A-26

The NRTL equation in HYSYS has the following form:

where: γ

i

= activity coefficient of component i

x

i

= mole fraction of component i

T = temperature (K)

n = total number of components

a

ij

= non-temperature dependent energy parameter between

components i and j (cal/gmol)

b

ij

= temperature dependent energy parameter between

components i and j (cal/gmol-K)

α

ij

= NRTL non-randomness constant for binary interaction

note that α

ij

= α

ji

for all binaries

The five adjustable parameters for the NRTL equation in HYSYS are the

a

ij

, a

ji

, b

ij

, b

ji

, and α

ij

terms. The equation will use parameter values

stored in HYSYS or any user supplied value for further fitting the

equation to a given set of data.

UNIQUAC

The UNIQUAC (UNIversal QUAsi Chemical) equation proposed by

Abrams and Prausnitz in 1975 uses statistical mechanics and the quasi-

chemical theory of Guggenheim to represent the liquid structure. The

equation is capable of representing LLE, VLE and VLLE with accuracy

comparable to the NRTL equation, but without the need for a non-

randomness factor. The UNIQUAC equation is significantly more

(A.18)

γ

i

ln

τ

ji

x

j

G

ji

j 1 =

n

∑

x

k

G

ki

k 1 =

n

∑

----------------------------

x

j

G

ij

x

k

G

kj

k 1 =

n

∑

------------------------ τ

ij

τ

mj

x

m

G

mj

m 1 =

n

∑

x

k

G

kj

k 1 =

n

∑

------------------------------------ –

¸ ,

¸ _

j 1 =

n

∑

+ =

G

ij

τ

ij

α

ij

– [ ] exp =

τ

ij

a

ij

b

ij

T +

RT

---------------------- =

Property Methods and Calculations A-27

A-27

detailed and sophisticated than any of the other activity models. Its

main advantage is that a good representation of both VLE and LLE can

be obtained for a large range of non-electrolyte mixtures using only two

adjustable parameters per binary. The fitted parameters usually exhibit

a smaller temperature dependence which makes them more valid for

extrapolation purposes.

The UNIQUAC equation utilizes the concept of local composition as

proposed by Wilson. Since the primary concentration variable is a

surface fraction as opposed to a mole fraction, it is applicable to

systems containing molecules of very different sizes and shape, such as

polymer solutions. The UNIQUAC equation can be applied to a wide

range of mixtures containing H

2

O, alcohols, nitriles, amines, esters,

ketones, aldehydes, halogenated hydrocarbons and hydrocarbons.

HYSYS contains the following four-parameter extended form of the

UNIQUAC equation. The four adjustable parameters for the UNIQUAC

equation in HYSYS are the a

ij

and a

ji

terms (temperature independent),

and the b

ij

and b

ji

terms (temperature dependent). The equation will

use parameter values stored in HYSYS or any user supplied value for

further fitting the equation to a given set of data.

where: γ

i

= activity coefficient of component i

x

i

= mole fraction of component i

T = temperature (K)

n = total number of components

(A.19)

γ

i

ln

Φ

i

x

i

------

¸ ,

¸ _

ln 0.5Zq

i

θ

i

Φ

i

------

¸ ,

¸ _

L

i

θ

i

Φ

i

------

¸ ,

¸ _

L

j

x

j

q

i

1.0 θ

j

τ

ji

j 1 =

n

∑

ln –

¸ ,

¸ _

q

i

θ

j

τ

ij

θ

k

τ

kj

k 1 =

n

∑

-----------------------

¸ ,

¸ _

j 1 =

n

∑

– +

j 1 =

n

∑

– + ln + =

A-28 Property Methods

A-28

L

j

= 0.5Z(r

j

-q

j

)-r

j

+1

Z = 10.0 co-ordination number

a

ij

= non-temperature dependent energy parameter between

components i and j (cal/gmol)

b

ij

= temperature dependent energy parameter between

components i and j (cal/gmol-K)

q

i

= van der Waals area parameter - Aw

i

/(2.5e9)

A

w

= van der Waals area

r

i

= van der Waals volume parameter - Vw

i

/(15.17)

V

w

= van der Waals volume

van Laar

The van Laar equation was the first Gibbs excess energy representation

with physical significance. The van Laar equation in HYSYS is a

modified form of that described in "Phase Equilibrium in Process

Design" by H.R. Null. This equation fits many systems quite well,

particularly for LLE component distributions. It can be used for

systems that exhibit positive or negative deviations from Raoult’s Law,

however, it cannot predict maxima or minima in the activity coefficient.

Therefore, it generally performs poorly for systems with halogenated

hydrocarbons and alcohols. Due to the empirical nature of the

equation, caution should be exercised in analyzing multi-component

systems. It also has a tendency to predict two liquid phases when they

do not exist.

The van Laar equation has some advantages over the other activity

models in that it requires less CPU time and can represent limited

miscibility as well as three phase equilibrium. HYSYS uses the following

extended, multi-component form of the van Laar equation.

θ

i

q

i

x

i

q

j

x

j ∑

---------------- =

τ

ij

a

ij

b

ij

T +

RT

---------------------- – exp =

The van Laar equation also

performs poorly for dilute

systems and CANNOT

represent many common

systems, such as alcohol-

hydrocarbon mixtures, with

acceptable accuracy.

(A.20)

γ

i

ln A

i

1.0 z

i

– [ ]

2

1.0 E

i

z

i

+ ( ) =

Property Methods and Calculations A-29

A-29

where: γ

i

= activity coefficient of component i

x

i

= mole fraction of component i

T = temperature (K)

n = total number of components

a

ij

= non-temperature dependent energy parameter between

components i and j

b

ij

= temperature dependent energy parameter between

components i and j [1/K]

a

ji

= non-temperature dependent energy parameter between

components j and i

b

ji

= temperature dependent energy parameter between

components j and i [1/K]

The four adjustable parameters for the van Laar equation in HYSYS are

the a

ij

, a

ji

, b

ij

, and b

ji

terms. The equation will use parameter values

stored in HYSYS or any user supplied value for further fitting the

equation to a given set of data.

Wilson

The Wilson equation, proposed by Grant M. Wilson in 1964, was the

first activity coefficient equation that used the local composition model

to derive the Gibbs Excess energy expression. It offers a

thermodynamically consistent approach to predicting multi-

component behaviour from regressed binary equilibrium data. Our

experience also shows that the Wilson equation can be extrapolated

with reasonable confidence to other operating regions with the same

set of regressed energy parameters.

A

i

x

j

a

ij

b

ij

T + ( )

1.0 x

i

– ( )

---------------------------

j 1 =

n

∑

=

B

i

x

j

a

ji

b

ji

T + ( )

1.0 x

i

– ( )

---------------------------

j 1 =

n

∑

=

E

i

4.0 if Ai Bi < 0.0, otherwise 0.0 – =

z

i

A

i

x

i

A

i

x

i

B

i

1.0 x

i

– ( ) + [ ]

------------------------------------------------ - =

The Wilson equation CANNOT

be used for problems involving

liquid-liquid equilibrium.

A-30 Property Methods

A-30

Although the Wilson equation is more complex and requires more CPU

time than either the van Laar or Margules equations, it can represent

almost all non-ideal liquid solutions satisfactorily except electrolytes

and solutions exhibiting limited miscibility (LLE or VLLE). It performs

an excellent job of predicting ternary equilibrium using parameters

regressed from binary data only. The Wilson equation will give similar

results as the Margules and van Laar equations for weak non-ideal

systems, but consistently outperforms them for increasingly non-ideal

systems.

The Wilson equation in HYSYS requires two to four adjustable

parameters per binary. The four adjustable parameters for the Wilson

equation in HYSYS are the a

ij

and a

ji

(temperature independent) terms,

and the b

ij

and b

ji

terms (temperature dependent). Depending upon

the available information, the temperature dependent parameters may

be set to zero.

Although the Wilson equation contains terms for temperature

dependency, caution should be exercised when extrapolating. The

Wilson activity model in HYSYS has the following form:

where: γ

i

= activity coefficient of component i

x

i

= mole fraction of component i

T = temperature (K)

n = total number of components

a

ij

= non-temperature dependent energy parameter between

components i and j (cal/gmol)

b

ij

= temperature dependent energy parameter between

components i and j (cal/gmol-K)

Note that setting all four

parameters to zero does not

reduce the binary to an ideal

solution, but maintains a

small effect due to molecular

size differences represented by

the ratio of molar volumes.

(A.21)

γ

i

ln 1.0 x

j

A

ij

x

k

A

ki

x

j

A

kj

j 1 =

n

∑

----------------------

k 1 =

n

∑

–

j 1 =

n

∑

ln – =

A

ij

V

j

V

i

-----

a

ij

b

ij

T + ( )

RT

--------------------------- – exp =

Property Methods and Calculations A-31

A-31

V

i

= molar volume of pure liquid component i in m

3

/kgmol

(litres/gmol)

The equation will use parameter values stored in HYSYS or any user

supplied value for further fitting the equation to a given set of data.

Henry’s Law

Henry’s Law cannot be selected explicitly as a property method in

HYSYS. However, HYSYS will use Henry’s Law when an activity model is

selected and "non-condensable" components are included within the

component list.

HYSYS considers the following components "non-condensable":

The extended Henry’s Law equation in HYSYS is used to model dilute

solute/solvent interactions. "Non-condensable" components are

defined as those components that have critical temperatures below the

temperature of the system you are modelling. The equation has the

following form:

where: i = solute or "non-condensable" component

j = solvent or condensable component

Component Simulation Name

CH

4

Methane

C

2

H

6

Ethane

C

2

H

4

Ethylene

C

2

H

2

Acetylene

H

2

Hydrogen

He Helium

Ar Argon

N

2

Nitrogen

O2 Oxygen

NO NO

H

2

S H

2

S

CO

2

CO

2

CO CO

(A.22) H

ij

ln A

B

T

--- C T ( ) DT + ln + + =

A-32 Property Methods

A-32

H

ij

= Henry’s coefficient between i and j in kPa

A = A coefficient entered as a

ij

in the parameter matrix

B = B coefficient entered as a

ji

in the parameter matrix

C = C coefficient entered as b

ij

in the parameter matrix

D = D coefficient entered as b

ji

in the parameter matrix

T = temperature in degrees K

An example of the use of Henry’s Law coefficients is illustrated below.

The NRTL activity model is selected as the property method. There are

three components in the Fluid Package, one of which, ethane, is a "non-

condensable" component. On the Binary Coeffs tab of the Fluid

Package property view, you can view the Henry’s Law coefficients for

the interaction of ethane and the other components. By selecting the A

ij

radio button, you can view/edit the A and B coefficients. Choose the B

ij

radio button to enter or view the C and D coefficients in the Henry’s

Law equation.

If HYSYS does not contain pre-fitted Henry’s Law coefficients and

Henry’s Law data is not available, HYSYS will estimate the missing

coefficients. To estimate a coefficient (A or B in this case), select the A

ij

radio button, highlight a binary pair and press the Individual Pair

button. The coefficients are regressed to fugacities calculated using the

Chao-Seader/Prausnitz-Shair correlations for standard state fugacity

and Regular Solution. To supply your own coefficients you must enter

them directly into the A

ij

and B

ij

matrices, as shown previously.

Figure A.3

HYSYS does not contain

a pre-fitted Henry’s Law

A coefficient for the

ethane/ethanol pair. You

can estimate it or provide

your own value.

Henry’s Law A

coefficient for the

interaction

between C

2

and

H

2

O.

Normal binary

interaction

coefficient for the

H

2

O/Ethanol pair.

C

2

is a "non-condensable"

component. Henry’s Law will be

used for the interaction between

C

2

and the other components in

the Fluid Package.

Henry’s Law B

coefficient for the

interaction

between C

2

and

H

2

O.

Henry’s Law D

coefficient for the

interaction

between C

2

and

H

2

O.

Henry’s Law C

coefficient for the

interaction

between C

2

and

H

2

O.

Property Methods and Calculations A-33

A-33

No interaction between "non-condensable" component pairs is taken

into account in the VLE calculations.

A.2.3 Activity Model Vapour

Phase Options

There are several models available for calculating the Vapour Phase in

conjunction with the selected liquid activity model. The choice will

depend on specific considerations of your system. However, in cases

when you are operating at moderate pressures (less than 5 atm),

choosing Ideal Gas should be satisfactory. The choices are:

Ideal

The ideal gas law will be used to model the vapour phase. This model is

appropriate for low pressures and for a vapour phase with little

intermolecular interaction.

Peng Robinson, SRK or RK

To model non-idealities in the vapour phase, the PR, SRK or RK options

can be used in conjunction with an activity model. The PR and SRK

vapour phase models handle the same types of situations as the PR and

SRK equations of state (refer to Section A.2.1 - Equations of State).

When selecting one of these options (PR, SRK or RK) as the vapour

phase model, you must ensure that the binary interaction parameters

used for the activity model remain applicable with the chosen vapour

model. You must keep in mind that all the binary parameters in the

HYSYS Library have been regressed using the ideal gas vapour model.

For applications where you have compressors or turbines being

modelled within your Flowsheet, PR or SRK will be superior to either

the RK or ideal vapour model. You will obtain more accurate

horsepower values by using PR or SRK, as long as the light components

within your Flowsheet can be handled by the selected vapour phase

model (i.e. C

2

H

4

or C

3

H

6

are fine, but alcohols will not be modelled

correctly).

A-34 Property Methods

A-34

Virial

The Virial option enables you to better model vapour phase fugacities

of systems displaying strong vapour phase interactions. Typically this

occurs in systems containing carboxylic acids, or compounds that have

the tendency to form stable H

2

bonds in the vapour phase. In these

cases, the fugacity coefficient shows large deviations from ideality, even

at low or moderate pressures.

HYSYS contains temperature dependent coefficients for carboxylic

acids. You can overwrite these by changing the Association (ii) or

Solvation (ij) coefficients from the default values.

22

If the virial coefficients need to be calculated, HYSYS contains

correlations utilizing the following pure component properties:

• critical temperature

• critical pressure

• dipole moment

• mean radius of gyration

• association parameter

• association parameter for each binary pair

This option is restricted to systems where the density is moderate,

typically less than one-half the critical density. The Virial equation

used is valid for the following range:

A.2.4 Semi-Empirical Methods

The Chao-Seader

10

and Grayson-Streed

11

methods are older, semi-

empirical methods. The GS correlation is an extension of the CS

method with special emphasis on H

2

. Only the equilibrium results

produced by these correlations is used by HYSYS. The Lee-Kesler

method is used for liquid and vapour enthalpies and entropies as its

results have been shown to be superior to those generated from the CS/

GS correlations. This method has also been adopted by and is

recommended for use in the API Technical Data Book.

(A.23)

P

T

2

---

y

i

P

c

i

i 1 =

m

∑

y

i

T

c

i

i 1 =

m

∑

--------------------- ≤

Property Methods and Calculations A-35

A-35

The following table gives an approximate range of applicability for

these two methods, and under what conditions they are applicable.

The GS correlation is recommended for simulating heavy hydrocarbon

systems with a high H

2

content, such as hydrotreating units. The GS

correlation can also be used for simulating topping units and heavy

ends vacuum applications. The vapour phase fugacity coefficients are

calculated with the Redlich Kwong equation of state. The pure liquid

fugacity coefficients are calculated via the principle of corresponding

states. Modified acentric factors are included in HYSYS’ GS library for

most components. Special functions have been incorporated for the

calculation of liquid phase fugacities for N

2

, CO

2

and H

2

S. These

functions are restricted to hydrocarbon mixtures with less than five

percent of each of the above components. As with the Vapour Pressure

models, H

2

O is treated using a combination of the steam tables and the

kerosene solubility charts from the API data book. This method of

handling H

2

O is not very accurate for gas systems. Although three

phase calculations are performed for all systems, it is important to note

that the aqueous phase is always treated as pure H

2

O with these

correlations.

A.2.5 Vapour Pressure Property

Packages

Vapour pressure K value models may be used for ideal mixtures at low

pressures. This includes hydrocarbon systems such as mixtures of

ketones or alcohols where the liquid phase behaves approximately

ideal. The models may also be used for first approximations for non-

ideal systems.

Method Temp. (°C) Temp. (°C) Press. (psia) Press. (kPa)

CS 0 to 500 18 to 260 < 1500 < 10000

GS 0 to 800 18 to 425 < 3000 < 20000

Conditions of Applicability

For all hydrocarbons (except

CH4):

0.5 < Tr

i

< 1.3 and Pr

mixture

< 0.8

If CH4 or H2 is present: • molal average Tr < 0.93

• CH4 mole fraction < 0.3

• mole fraction dissolved gases < 0.2

When predicting K values for:

Paraffinic or Olefinic Mixtures

Aromatic Mixtures

liquid phase aromatic mole fraction < 0.5

liquid phase aromatic mole fraction > 0.5

A-36 Property Methods

A-36

Vapour pressures used in the calculation of the standard state fugacity

are based on HYSYS’ library coefficients and a modified form of the

Antoine equation. Vapour pressure coefficients for pseudo components

may be entered or calculated from either the Lee-Kesler correlation for

hydrocarbons, the Gomez-Thodos correlation for chemical

compounds or the Reidel equation.

The Vapour Pressure options include the Modified Antoine, BraunK10,

and EssoK packages.

Approximate ranges of application for each vapour pressure model are

given below:

Modified Antoine Vapour Pressure Model

The modified Antoine equation assumes the form as set out in the

DIPPR data bank.

where A, B, C, D, E and F are fitted coefficients and the units of P

vap

and

T are kPa and K. These coefficients are available for all HYSYS library

components. Vapour pressure coefficients for pseudo components may

be entered or calculated from either the Lee-Kesler correlation for

hydrocarbons, the Gomez-Thodos correlation for chemical

compounds, or the Reidel equation.

The Lee-Kesler model is used for enthalpy and entropy

calculations for all vapour pressure models and all components

with the exception of H

2

O, which is treated separately with the

steam property correlation.

All three phase calculations are performed assuming the

aqueous phase is pure H

2

O and that H

2

O solubility in the

hydrocarbon phase can be described using the kerosene

solubility equation from the API data book (Figure 9A1.4).

Because all of the Vapour

Pressure options assume an

ideal vapour phase, they are

classified as Vapour Pressure

Models.

Model Temperature Press. (psia) Press. (kPa)

Mod. Antoine < 1.6 Tc

i

< 100 < 700

BraunK10 0°F (-17.78°C) < 1.6 Tc

i

< 100 < 700

EssoK < 1.6 Tc

i

< 100 < 700

(A.24)

P

vap

ln A

B

T C +

------------- D T ET

F

+ ln + + =

Note that all enthalpy and

entropy calculations are

performed using the Lee-

Kesler model.

Property Methods and Calculations A-37

A-37

This model is applicable for low pressure systems that behave ideally.

For hydrocarbon components that you have not provided vapour

pressure coefficients for, the model converts the Lee-Kesler vapour

pressure model directly. As such, crude and vacuum towers can be

modelled with this equation. When using this method for super-critical

components, it is recommended that the vapour pressure coefficients

be replaced with Henry’s Law coefficients. Changing Vapour Pressure

coefficients can only be accomplished if your component is being

installed as a Hypothetical.

Braun K10 Model

The Braun K10 model is strictly applicable to heavy hydrocarbon

systems at low pressures. The model employs the Braun convergence

pressure method, where, given the normal boiling point of a

component, the K value is calculated at system temperature and 10

psia. The K10 value is then corrected for pressure using pressure

correction charts. The K values for any components that are not

covered by the charts are calculated at 10 psia using the modified

Antoine equation and corrected to system conditions using the

pressure correction charts.

Accuracy suffers with this model if there are large amounts of acid gases

or light hydrocarbons. All three phase calculations assume that the

aqueous phase is pure H

2

O and that H

2

O solubility in the hydrocarbon

phase can be described using the kerosene solubility equation from the

API data book (Figure 9A1.4).

Esso K Model

The Esso Tabular model is strictly applicable to hydrocarbon systems at

low pressures. The model employs a modification of the Maxwell-

Bonnel vapour pressure model in the following format:

The Lee-Kesler model is used

for enthalpy and entropy

calculations for all

components with the

exception of H2O which is

treated with the steam tables.

(A.25) P

vap

log A

i

x

i

∑

=

A-38 Property Methods

A-38

where: A

i

= fitted constants

T

b

i

= normal boiling point corrected to K = 12

T = absolute temperature

K = Watson characterisation factor

For heavy hydrocarbon systems, the results will be comparable to the

modified Antoine equation since no pressure correction is applied. For

non-hydrocarbon components, the K value is calculated using the

Antoine equation. Accuracy suffers if there is a large amount of acid

gases or light hydrocarbons. All three phase calculations are performed

assuming the aqueous phase is pure H

2

O and that H

2

O solubility in the

hydrocarbon phase can be described using the kerosene solubility

equation from the API data book (Figure 9A1.4).

A.2.6 Miscellaneous - Special

Application Methods

Amines Property Package

The amines package contains the thermodynamic models developed

by D.B. Robinson & Associates for their proprietary amine plant

simulator, called AMSIM. Their amine property package is available as

an option with HYSYS giving you access to a proven third party

property package for reliable amine plant simulation, while

maintaining the ability to use HYSYS’ powerful flowsheeting

capabilities.

The chemical and physical property data base is restricted to amines

and the following components:

x

i

T

b

i

T

----- 0.0002867T

b

i

–

748.1 0.2145T

b

i

–

------------------------------------------- =

Note that the Lee-Kesler model

is used for enthalpy and

entropy calculations for all

components with the

exception of H

2

O which is

treated with the steam tables.

For the Amine property

method, the vapour phase is

modelled via the PR model.

Component Class Specific Components

Acid Gases CO

2

, H

2

S, COS, CS

2

Hydrocarbons CH

4

C

7

H

16

Olefins C

2

=, C

3

=

Mercaptans M-Mercaptan, E-Mercaptan

Non Hydrocarbons H

2

, N

2

, O

2

, CO, H

2

O

Property Methods and Calculations A-39

A-39

The equilibrium acid gas solubility and kinetic parameters for the

aqueous alkanolamine solutions in contact with H

2

S and CO

2

have

been incorporated into their property package. The amines property

package has been fitted to extensive experimental data gathered from a

combination of D.B. Robinson’s in-house data, several unpublished

sources, and numerous technical references.

The following table gives the equilibrium solubility limitations that

should be observed when using this property package.

It is important to note that data have not been correlated for H

2

S and

CO

2

loadings greater than 1.0 mole acid gas/mole alkanolamine.

The absorption of H

2

S and CO

2

by aqueous alkanolamine solutions

involves exothermic reactions. The heat effects are an important factor

in amine treating processes and are properly taken into account in the

amines property package. Correlations for the heats of solution are set

up as a function of composition and amine type. The correlations were

generated from existing published values or derived from solubility

data using the Gibbs-Helmholtz equation.

The amines package incorporates a specialized stage efficiency model

to permit simulation of columns on a real tray basis. The stage

efficiency model calculates H

2

S and CO

2

component stage efficiencies

based on the tray dimensions given and the calculated internal tower

conditions for both absorbers and strippers. The individual component

stage efficiencies are a function of pressure, temperature, phase

compositions, flow rates, physical properties, mechanical tray design

and dimensions as well as kinetic and mass transfer parameters. Since

kinetic and mass transfer effects are primarily responsible for the H

2

S

selectivity demonstrated by amine solutions, this must be accounted

for by non unity stage efficiencies. See Chapter 7 - Column of the

Steady State Modeling manual for details on how to specify or have

HYSYS calculate the stage efficiencies.

Note: this method does not

allow any hypotheticals.

Alkanolamine

Alkanolamine

Concentration (wt%)

Acid Gas Partial

Pressure (psia)

Temperature

(°F)

Monoethanolamine, MEA 0 - 30 0.00001 - 300 77 - 260

Diethanolamine, DEA 0 - 50 0.00001 - 300 77 - 260

Triethanolamine, TEA 0 - 50 0.00001 - 300 77 - 260

Methyldiethanolamine, MDEA* 0 - 50 0.00001 - 300 77 - 260

Diglycolamine, DGA 50 - 70 0.00001 - 300 77 - 260

DIsoPropanolAmine, DIsoA 0 - 40 0.00001 - 300 77 - 260

* The amine mixtures, DEA/

MDEA and MEA/MDEA are

assumed to be primarily

MDEA, so use the MDEA value

for these mixtures.

A-40 Property Methods

A-40

Steam Package

HYSYS includes two steam packages:

• ASME Steam

• NBS Steam

Both of these property packages are restricted to a single component,

namely H

2

O.

ASME Steam accesses the ASME 1967 steam tables. The limitations of

this steam package are the same as those of the original ASME steam

tables, i.e., pressures less than 15000 psia and temperatures greater

than 32°F (0°C) and less than 1500°F. The basic reference is the book

"Thermodynamic and Transport Properties of Steam" - The American

Society of Mechanical Engineers - Prepared by C.A. Meyer, R.B.

McClintock, G.J. Silvestri and R.C. Spencer Jr.

20

Selecting NBS_Steam utilizes the NBS 1984 Steam Tables, which

reportedly has better calculations near the Critical Point.

MBWR

In HYSYS, a 32-term modified BWR equation of state is used. The

modified BWR may be written in the following form:

where:

F = exp (-0.0056 r2)

(A.26)

P RTρ N

i

X

i

i 1 =

32

∑

+ =

X

1

= ρ

2

T X

8

= ρ

3

/T X

15

= ρ

6

/T

2

X

22

= ρ

5

F/T

2

X

29

= ρ

11

F/T

3

X

2

= ρ

2

T

1/2

X

9

= ρ

3

/T

2

X

16

= ρ

7

/T X

23

= ρ

5

F/T

4

X

30

= ρ

13

F/T

2

X

3

= ρ

2

X

10

= ρ

4

T X

17

= ρ

8

/T X

24

= ρ

7

F/T

2

X

31

= ρ

13

F/T

3

X

4

= ρ

2

/T X

11

= ρ

4

X

18

= ρ

8

/T

2

X

25

= ρ

7

F/T

3

X

32

= ρ

13

F/T

4

X

5

= ρ

2

/T

2

X

12

= ρ

4

/T X

19

= ρ

9

/T2 X

26

= ρ

9

F/T

2

X

6

= ρ

3

T X

13

= ρ

5

X

20

= ρ

3

F/T2 X

27

= ρ

9

F/T

4

X

7

= ρ

3

X

14

= ρ

6

/T X

21

= ρ

3

F/T3 X

28

= ρ

11

F/T

2

Property Methods and Calculations A-41

A-41

The modified BWR is applicable only for the following pure

components:

A.3 Enthalpy and Entropy

Departure

Calculations

The Enthalpy and Entropy calculations are performed rigorously by

HYSYS using the following exact thermodynamic relations:

Component Temp. (K) Temp. (R)

Max. Press.

(MPa)

Max. Press.

(psia)

Ar 84 - 400 151.2 - 720 100 14504

CH

4

91 - 600 163.8 - 1080 200 29008

C

2

H

4

104 - 400 187.2 - 720 40 5802

C

2

H

6

90 - 600 162. - 1080 70 10153

C

3

H

8

85 - 600 153. - 1080 100 14504

i-C

4

114 - 600 205.2 - 1080 35 5076

n-C

4

135 - 500 243. - 900 70 10153

CO 68 - 1000 122.4 - 1800 30 4351

CO

2

217 - 1000 390.6 - 1800 100 14504

D

2

29 - 423 52.2 - 761.4 320 46412

H

2

14 - 400 25.2 - 720 120 17405

o-H

2

14 - 400 25.2 - 720 120 17405

p-H

2

14 - 400 25.2 - 720 120 17405

He 0.8 - 1500 1.4 - 2700 200 29008

N

2

63 - 1900 113.4 - 3420 1000 145038

O

2

54 - 400 97.2 - 720 120 17405

Xe 161 - 1300 289.8 - 2340 100 14504

Note that mixtures of different

forms of H

2

are also

acceptable. The range of use

for these components is shown

in this table.

Note that with semi-empirical

and vapour pressure models, a

pure liquid water phase will

be generated and the solubility

of H

2

O in the hydrocarbon

phase will be determined from

the kerosene solubility model.

(A.27)

(A.28)

H H

ID

–

RT

-------------------- Z 1 –

1

RT

------- T

T ∂

∂P

¸ ,

¸ _

V

P – V d

∞

V

∫

+ =

The Ideal Gas Enthalpy basis

(H

ID

) used by HYSYS is equal

to the ideal gas Enthalpy of

Formation at 25°C and 1 atm.

S S

°

ID

–

RT

------------------- Z ln

P

P°

------ ln –

1

R

---

T ∂

∂P

¸ ,

¸ _

V

1

V

--- – V d

∞

V

∫

+ =

A-42 Enthalpy and Entropy Departure

A-42

A.3.1 Equations of State

For the Peng-Robinson Equation of State:

where:

For the SRK Equation of State:

A and B term definitions are provided below:

(A.29)

(A.30)

(A.31)

The Ideal Gas Enthalpy basis

(H

ID

) used by HYSYS changes

with temperature according to

the coefficients on the TDep

tab for each individual

component.

H H

ID

–

RT

-------------------- Z 1 –

1

2

1.5

bRT

-------------------- a T

t d

da

–

V 2

0.5

1 + ( )b +

V 2

0.5

1 – ( )b +

------------------------------------

¸ ,

¸ _

ln – =

S S

°

ID

–

R

------------------- Z B – ( ) ln

P

P°

------ ln –

A

2

1.5

bRT

--------------------

T

a

---

t d

da V 2

0.5

1 + ( )b +

V 2

0.5

1 – ( )b +

------------------------------------

¸ ,

¸ _

ln – =

a x

i

x

j

a

i

a

j

( )

0.5

1 k

ij

– ( )

j 1 =

N

∑

i 1 =

N

∑

=

(A.32)

(A.33)

H H

ID

–

RT

-------------------- Z 1 –

1

bRT

---------- a T

da

dt

------ – 1

b

V

--- +

¸ ,

¸ _

ln – =

S S

°

ID

–

RT

------------------- Z b – ( ) ln

P

P°

------ ln –

A

B

---

T

a

---

da

dt

------ 1

B

Z

--- +

¸ ,

¸ _

ln + =

Peng - Robinson Soave -Redlich - Kwong

b

i

a

i

a

ci

0.077796

RT

ci

P

ci

----------- 0.08664

RT

ci

P

ci

-----------

a

ci

α

i

a

ci

α

i

0.457235

RT

ci

( )

2

P

ci

------------------ 0.42748

RT

ci

( )

2

P

ci

------------------

Property Methods and Calculations A-43

A-43

where:

R = Ideal Gas constant

H = Enthalpy

S = Entropy

subscripts:

ID = Ideal Gas

o = reference state

PRSV

The PRSV equation of state is an extension of the Peng-Robinson

equation utilizing an extension of the κ expression as shown below:

This results in the replacement of the α

i

term in the definitions of the A

and B terms shown previously by the α

i

term shown above.

m

i

Peng - Robinson Soave -Redlich - Kwong

α

i

1 m

i

1 T

ri

0.5

– ( ) + 1 m

i

1 T

ri

0.5

– ( ) +

0.37646 1.54226ω

i

0.26992ω

i

2

– + 0.48 1.574ω

i

0.176ω

i

2

– +

a x

i

x

j

a

i

a

j

( )

0.5

1 k

ij

– ( )

j 1 =

N

∑

i 1 =

N

∑

=

(A.34)

α

i

1 κ

i

1 T

r

0.5

– ( ) + [ ]

2

=

κ

i

κ

0i

1 T

ri

0.5

+ ( ) 0.7 T

ri

– ( ) =

κ

0i

0.378893 1.4897153ω

i

0.17131848ω

i

2

– 0.0196554ω

i

3

+ + =

A-44 Enthalpy and Entropy Departure

A-44

A.3.2 Activity Models

The Liquid enthalpy and entropy for Activity Models is based on the

Cavett Correlation:

for T

ri

< 1:

for T

ri

1:

where:

where a

1

, a

2

, and a

3

are functions of the Cavett parameter, fitted to

match one known heat of vapourization.

The Gas enthalpies and entropies are dependent on the model chosen

to represent the vapour phase behaviour:

Ideal Gas:

(A.35)

H

L

H

ID

–

T

c

i

----------------------- max

H

i

° ∆

L

sb ( )

T

c

i

------------------------- -

H

i

° ∆

L

sb ( )

T

c

i

------------------------- - ,

¸ ,

¸ _

=

≥

(A.36)

H

L

H

ID

–

T

c

i

----------------------- max

H

i

° ∆

L

sb ( )

T

c

i

------------------------- -

H

i

° ∆

L

sp ( )

T

c

i

------------------------- - ,

¸ ,

¸ _

=

(A.37)

(A.38)

H

i

° ∆

L

sb ( )

T

c

i

------------------------- - a

1

a

2

1 T

r

i

– ( )

1 a3 T

r

i

0.1 – ( ) –

+ =

H

i

° ∆

L

sp ( )

T

c

i

------------------------- - max 0 b

1

b

2

T

r

i

2

b

3

T

r

i

3

b

4

T

r

i

4

b

5

T

r

i

2

+ + + + , ( ) =

(A.39)

(A.40)

H H

ID

=

S S

°

ID

C

v

T d

T

------------ -

T1

T2

∫

R

V

2

V

1

------ ln + = =

Property Methods and Calculations A-45

A-45

Redlich-Kwong:

Virial Equation:

where: B = second virial coefficient of the mixture

A.3.3 Lee-Kesler Option

The Lee and Kesler method is an effort to extend the method originally

proposed by Pitzer to temperatures lower than 0.8 T

r

. Lee and Kesler

expanded Pitzer’s method expressing the compressibility factor as:

where: Z

o

= the compressibility factor of a simple fluid

Z

r

= the compressibility factor of a reference fluid

They chose the reduced form of the BWR equation of state to represent

both Z

o

and Z

r

:

(A.41)

(A.42)

H H

ID

–

RT

-------------------- Z 1 –

1.5

bRT

---------- 1

b

V

--- +

¸ ,

¸ _

ln – =

S S

°

ID

–

RT

------------------- Z b – ( ) ln

P

P°

------ ln –

A

2B

------- 1

B

Z

--- +

¸ ,

¸ _

ln + =

(A.43)

(A.44)

H H

ID

–

RT

--------------------

T

V B –

-------------

dB

dt

------- – Z 1 – ( ) + =

S S

°

ID

–

R

-------------------

RT

V B –

-------------

dB

dT

------- – R

V

V B –

------------- ln – R

V

V°

------ ln + =

The SRK and PR are given in

Section A.2.1 - Equations of

State.

(A.45)

Z Z

°

ω

ω

r

------ Z

r

Z

°

– ( ) + =

(A.46)

Z 1

B

V

r

-----

C

V

r

2

------

D

V

r

5

------

D

T

r

3

V

r

3

------------ β

γ

V

r

2

------ –

¸ ,

¸ _

e

γ

V

r

2

------

¸ ,

¸ _

–

+ + + + =

A-46 Enthalpy and Entropy Departure

A-46

where:

The constants in these equations were determined using experimental

compressibility and enthalpy data. Two sets of constants, one for the

simple fluid (ω

o

= 0) and one for the reference fluid (ω

r

=0.3978, n-C

8

)

were determined.

The Enthalpy and Entropy departures are computed as follows:

V

r

VP

c

RT

c

--------- =

B b

1

b

2

T

r

----- –

b

3

T

r

2

----- –

b

4

T

r

4

----- – =

C c

1

c

2

T

r

----- –

c

3

T

r

3

----- + =

D d

1

d

2

T

r

----- + =

(A.47)

(A.48)

(A.49)

H H

ID

–

RT

c

-------------------- T

r

Z 1 –

b

2

2

b

3

T

r

----- 3

b

4

T

r

2

----- + +

T

r

V

r

------------------------------------ - –

c

2

3

c

3

T

r

2

----- –

2T

r

V

r

2

-------------------- –

d

2

5T

r

V

r

5

--------------- – 3E +

¹ ¹

¹ ¹

¹ ¹

' ;

¹ ¹

¹ ¹

¹ ¹

=

S S

°

ID

–

R

------------------- Z ln

P

P°

------

¸ ,

¸ _

ln –

b

1

b

3

T

r

2

----- 2

b

4

T

r

3

----- + +

V

r

--------------------------------- –

c

1

3

c

3

T

r

2

----- –

2V

r

2

-------------------- –

d

1

5V

r

2

--------- – 2E + =

E

c

4

2T

r

3

γ

------------ β 1 β 1

γ

V

r

2

------ + +

¸ ,

¸ _

e

γ

V

r

-----

¸ ,

¸ _

–

– +

¹ ¹

¹ ¹

' ;

¹ ¹

¹ ¹

=

Property Methods and Calculations A-47

A-47

for mixtures, the Critical Properties are defined as follows:

Fugacity Coefficient

Soave-Redlich-Kwong

Peng Robinson

ω x

i

ω

i

i 1 =

N

∑

=

z

c

i

0.2905 0.0851ω

i

– =

V

c

i

Z

c

i

RT

c

i

P

c

i

----------------- =

V

c

1

8

--- x

i

x

j

V

c

i

1

3

---

V

c

j

1

3

---

+

¸ ,

¸ _

3

j 1 =

N

∑

i 1 =

N

∑

=

T

c

1

8V

c

--------- x

i

x

j

V

c

i

1

3

---

V

c

j

1

3

---

+

¸ ,

¸ _

3

T

c

i

T

c

j

( )

0.5

j 1 =

N

∑

i 1 =

N

∑

=

P

c

0.2905 0.085ω – ( )

RT

c

V

c

--------- =

(A.50)

φ

i

ln Z

Pb

RT

------- –

¸ ,

¸ _

ln – Z 1 – ( )

b

i

b

----

a

bRT

----------

1

a

-- - 2a

i

0.5

x

j

a

j

0.5

1 k

ij

– ( )

j 1 =

N

∑

¸ ,

¸ _

b

i

b

---- – 1

b

V

--- +

¸ ,

¸ _

ln – + =

(A.51)

φ

i

ln Z

Pb

RT

------- –

¸ ,

¸ _

ln – Z 1 – ( )

b

i

b

----

a

2

1.5

bRT

--------------------

1

a

--- 2a

i

0.5

x

j

a

j

0.5

1 k

ij

– ( )

j 1 =

N

∑

¸ ,

¸ _

b

i

b

---- –

V 2

0.5

1 + ( )b +

V 2

0.5

1 – ( )b –

------------------------------------ ln – + =

A-48 Physical and Transport Properties

A-48

A.4 Physical and Transport

Properties

The physical and transport properties that HYSYS calculates for a given

phase are viscosity, density, thermal conductivity and surface tension.

The models used for the transport property calculations have all been

pre-selected to yield the best fit for the system under consideration. For

example, the corresponding states model proposed by Ely and Hanley

is used for viscosity predictions of light hydrocarbons (NBP<155), the

Twu methodology for heavier hydrocarbons, and a modification of the

Letsou-Stiel method for predicting the liquid viscosities of non-ideal

chemical systems. A complete description of the models used for the

prediction of the transport properties can be found in the references

listed in each sub-section. All these models have been modified by

Hyprotech to improve the accuracy of the correlations.

In the case of multiphase streams, the transport properties for the

mixed phase are meaningless and are reported as <empty>, although

the single phase properties are known. There is an exception with the

pipe and heat exchanger operations. For three-phase fluids, HYSYS

uses empirical mixing rules to determine the apparent properties for

the combined liquid phases.

A.4.1 Liquid Density

Saturated liquid volumes are obtained using a corresponding states

equation developed by R. W. Hankinson and G. H. Thompson

13

which

explicitly relates the liquid volume of a pure component to its reduced

temperature and a second parameter termed the characteristic volume.

This method has been adopted as an API standard. The pure

compound parameters needed in the corresponding states liquid

density (COSTALD) calculations are taken from the original tables

published by Hankinson and Thompson, and the API data book for

components contained in HYSYS’ library. The parameters for

hypothetical components are based on the API gravity and the

generalized Lu equation. Although the COSTALD method was

developed for saturated liquid densities, it can be applied to sub-cooled

liquid densities, i.e., at pressures greater than the vapour pressure,

using the Chueh and Prausnitz correction factor for compressed fluids.

It is used to predict the density for all systems whose pseudo-reduced

temperature is below 1.0. Above this temperature, the equation of state

compressibility factor is used to calculate the liquid density.

Property Methods and Calculations A-49

A-49

Pseudo components generated in the Oil Characterization

Environment will have their densities either calculated from internal

correlations or generated from input curves. Given a bulk density, the

densities of the pseudo components are adjusted such that:

The characteristic volume for each pseudo component is calculated

using the adjusted densities and the physical properties. The calculated

characteristic volumes are then adjusted such that the bulk density

calculated from the COSTALD equation matches the density calculated

via above equation. This ensures that a given volume of fluid will

contain the same mass whether it is calculated with the sum of the

component densities or the COSTALD equation.

A.4.2 Vapour Density

The density for all vapour systems at a given temperature and pressure

is calculated using the compressibility factor given by the equation of

state or by the appropriate vapour phase model for Activity Models.

A.4.3 Viscosity

HYSYS will automatically select the model best suited for predicting the

phase viscosities of the system under study. The model selected will be

from one of the three available in HYSYS: a modification of the NBS

method (Ely and Hanley), Twu’s model, or a modification of the Letsou-

Stiel correlation. HYSYS will select the appropriate model using the

following criteria:

All of the models are based on corresponding states principles and have

been modified for more reliable application. Internal validation

showed that these models yielded the most reliable results for the

chemical systems shown. Viscosity predictions for light hydrocarbon

liquid phases and vapour phases were found to be handled more

(A.52)

ρ

bulk

1.0

x

i

ρ

i°

-------

∑

-------------- =

Chemical System Vapour Phase Liquid Phase

Lt Hydrocarbons (NBP<155°F) Mod Ely & Hanley Mod Ely & Hanley

Hvy Hydrocarbons (NBP>155°F) Mod Ely & Hanley Twu

Non-Ideal Chemicals Mod Ely & Hanley Mod Letsou-Stiel

A-50 Physical and Transport Properties

A-50

reliably by an in-house modification of the original Ely and Hanley

model, heavier hydrocarbon liquids were more effectively handled by

Twu’s model, and chemical systems were more accurately handled by

an in-house modification of the original Letsou-Stiel model.

A complete description of the original corresponding states (NBS)

model used for viscosity predictions is presented by Ely and Hanley in

their NBS publication. The original model has been modified to

eliminate the iterative procedure for calculating the system shape

factors. The generalized Leech-Leland shape factor models have been

replaced by component specific models. HYSYS constructs a PVT map

for each component using the COSTALD for the liquid region. The

shape factors are adjusted such that the PVT map can be reproduced

using the reference fluid.

The shape factors for all the library components have already been

regressed and are included in the Pure Component Library. Pseudo

component shape factors are regressed using estimated viscosities.

These viscosity estimations are functions of the pseudo component

Base Properties and Critical Properties.

Pseudo components generated in the Oil Characterization

Environment have the additional ability of having their shape factors

regressed to match kinematic or dynamic viscosity assays.

The general model employs CH

4

as a reference fluid and is applicable to

the entire range of non-polar fluid mixtures in the hydrocarbon

industry. Accuracy for highly aromatic or naphthenic crudes will be

increased by supplying viscosity curves when available, since the pure

component property generators were developed for average crude oils.

The model also handles H

2

O and acid gases as well as quantum gases.

Although the modified NBS model handles these systems very well, the

Twu method was found to do a better job of predicting the viscosities of

heavier hydrocarbon liquids. The Twu model

9

is also based on

corresponding states principles, but has implemented a viscosity

correlation for n-alkanes as its reference fluid instead of CH

4

. A

complete description of this model is given in the paper entitled

"Internally Consistent Correlation for Predicting Liquid Viscosities of

Petroleum Fractions"

15

.

For chemical systems the modified NBS model of Ely and Hanley is

used for predicting vapour phase viscosities, whereas a modified form

of the Letsou-Stiel model is used for predicting the liquid viscosities.

This method is also based on corresponding states principles and was

found to perform satisfactorily for the components tested.

Property Methods and Calculations A-51

A-51

The shape factors contained in the HYSYS Pure Component Library

have been fit to match experimental viscosity data over a broad

operating range. Although this will yield good viscosity predictions as

an average over the entire range, improved accuracy over a narrow

operating range can be achieved by using the Tabular features (see

Chapter 1 - Fluid Package for more information).

A.4.4 Liquid Phase Mixing Rules

for Viscosity

The estimates of the apparent liquid phase viscosity of immiscible

Hydrocarbon Liquid - Aqueous mixtures are calculated using the

following "mixing rules":

• If the volume fraction of the hydrocarbon phase is greater than

or equal to 0.5, the following equation is used

17

:

where: µ

eff

= apparent viscosity

µ

oil

= viscosity of Hydrocarbon phase

ν

oil

= volume fraction Hydrocarbon phase

• If the volume fraction of the hydrocarbon phase is less than

0.33, the following equation is used

18

:

where: µ

eff

= apparent viscosity

µ

oil

= viscosity of Hydrocarbon phase

µ

H2O

= viscosity of Aqueous phase

ν

oil

= volume fraction Hydrocarbon phase

• If the volume of the hydrocarbon phase is between 0.33 and

0.5, the effective viscosity for combined liquid phase is

calculated using a weighted average between Equation

(A.53) and Equation (A.54).

(A.53)

µ

eff

µ

oil

e

3.6 1 ν

oil

– ( )

=

(A.54)

µ

eff

1 2.5ν

oil

µ

oil

0.4µ

H

2

O

+

µ

oil

µ

H

2

O

+

------------------------------------

¸ ,

¸ _

+ µ

H

2

O

=

A-52 Physical and Transport Properties

A-52

The remaining properties of the pseudo phase are calculated as follows:

A.4.5 Thermal Conductivity

As in viscosity predictions, a number of different models and

component specific correlations are implemented for prediction of

liquid and vapour phase thermal conductivities. The text by Reid,

Prausnitz and Poling

16

was used as a general guideline in determining

which model was best suited for each class of components. For

hydrocarbon systems the corresponding states method proposed by

Ely and Hanley

14

is generally used. The method requires molecular

weight, acentric factor and ideal heat capacity for each component.

These parameters are tabulated for all library components and may

either be input or calculated for hypothetical components. It is

recommended that all of these parameters be supplied for non-

hydrocarbon hypotheticals to ensure reliable thermal conductivity

coefficients and enthalpy departures.

The modifications to the method are identical to those for the viscosity

calculations. Shape factors calculated in the viscosity routines are used

directly in the thermal conductivity equations. The accuracy of the

method will depend on the consistency of the original PVT map.

The Sato-Reidel method

16

is used for liquid phase thermal conductivity

predictions of glycols and acids, the Latini et al. method

16

is used for

esters, alcohols and light hydrocarbons in the range of C

3

- C

7

, and the

Missenard and Reidel method

16

is used for the remaining components.

For vapour phase thermal conductivity predictions, the Misic and

Thodos, and Chung et al.

16

methods are used. The effect of higher

pressure on thermal conductivities is taken into account by the Chung

et al. method.

As with viscosity, the thermal conductivity for two liquid phases is

approximated by using empirical mixing rules for generating a single

pseudo liquid phase property. The thermal conductivity for an

(A.55)

MW

eff

x

i

MW

i ∑

=

ρ

eff

1

x

i

ρ

i

----

¸ ,

¸ _

∑

----------------- =

C

p

eff

x

i

C

p

i

∑

=

(molecular weight)

(mixture density)

(mixture specific heat)

Property Methods and Calculations A-53

A-53

immiscible binary of liquid phases is calculated by the following

equation

21

:

where: λ

Lmix

= mixture liquid thermal conductivity at temperature

T(K)

κ

ij

= liquid thermal conductivity of pure component i or j at

temperature T

λ

L1

= liquid thermal conductivity of liquid phase 1

λ

L2

= liquid thermal conductivity of liquid phase 2

φ

1

=

φ

2

=

x

i

= mole fraction of component i

V

i

= molar volume of component i

(A.56) λ

L

mix

φ

1

2

λ

L

1

2φ

1

φ

2

λ

12

φ

2

2

λ

L

2

+ + =

λ

Lmix

φ

i

φ

j

k

ij

j

∑

i

∑

=

k

ij

2

1 k

i

⁄ ( ) 1 k

j

⁄ ( ) +

-------------------------------------- =

x

1

V

1

x

i

V

i

i 1 =

2

∑

-------------------

x

2

V

2

x

i

V

i

i 1 =

2

∑

-------------------

A-54 Physical and Transport Properties

A-54

A.4.6 Surface Tension

Surface tensions for hydrocarbon systems are calculated using a

modified form of the Brock and Bird equation

8

. The equation expresses

the surface tension, σ, as a function of the reduced and critical

properties of the component. The basic form of the equation was used

to regress parameters for each family of components.

where: σ = surface tension (dynes/cm

2

)

Q = 0.1207[1.0 + T

BR

ln P

c

/(1.0 - T

BR

)] - 0.281

a = parameter fitted for each chemical class

b = c

0

+ c

1

ω + c

2

ω

2

+ c

3

ω

3

(parameter fitted for each chemical

class, expanded as a polynomial in acentricity)

For aqueous systems, HYSYS employs a polynomial to predict the

surface tension. It is important to note that HYSYS predicts only liquid-

vapour surface tensions.

A.4.7 Heat Capacity

Heat Capacity is calculated using a rigorous C

v

value whenever HYSYS

can. The method used is given by the following equations:

However, when ever this equation fails to provide an answer HYSYS will

fall back to the semi-ideal C

p

/C

v

method by computing C

p

/C

v

as C

p

/

(C

p

-R), which is only approximate and valid for ideal gases. Examples of

when HYSYS will use the ideal method are:

• Equation (A.58) fails to return an answer

• The stream has a solid phase

• abs(dV/dP) < 1e-12

• C

p

/C

v

< 0.1or C

p

/C

v

> 20 - this is outside the range of

applicability of the equation used so HYSYS falls back to the

ideal method

(A.57)

σ P

c

2 3 ⁄

T

c

1 3 ⁄

Q 1 T

R

– ( )

a

b =

(A.58)

C

p

C

v

– T – dV dT ⁄ ( )

2

dV dT ⁄ ( ) ⁄ ⋅ =

Property Methods and Calculations A-55

A-55

A.5 Volumetric Flow Rate

Calculations

HYSYS has the ability to interpret and produce a wide assortment of

flow rate data. It can accept several types of flow rate information for

stream specifications as well as report back many different flow rates

for streams, their phases and their components. One drawback of the

large variety available is that it often leads to some confusion as to what

exactly is being specified or reported, especially when volumetric flow

rates are involved.

In the following sections, the available flow rates are listed, each

corresponding density basis is explained, and the actual formulation of

the flow rate calculations is presented. For volumetric flow rate data

that is not directly accepted as a stream specification, a final section is

provided that outlines techniques to convert your input to mass flow

rates.

A.5.1 Available Flow Rates

Many types of flow rates appear in HYSYS output. However, only a

subset of these are available for stream specifFications.

Flow Rates Reported In The Output

The flow rate types available via our numerous reporting methods -

property views, workbook, PFD, specsheets etc. are:

• Molar Flow

• Mass Flow

• Std Ideal Liq Vol Flow

• Liq Vol Flow @Std Cond

• Actual Volume Flow

• Std Gas Flow

• Actual Gas Flow

A-56 Volumetric Flow Rate Calculations

A-56

Flow Rates Available For Specification

You will find that the following flow rate types are available for stream

specifications:

• Molar Flows

• Mass Flows

• LiqVol Flows

A.5.2 Liquid and Vapour Density

Basis

All calculations for volumetric stream flows are based on density.

HYSYS utilizes the following density basis:

Calculation of Standard and Actual Liquid

Densities

The Standard and Actual liquid densities are calculated rigorously at

the appropriate T and P using the internal methods of the chosen

property package. Flow rates based upon these densities automatically

take into account any mixing effects exhibited by non-ideal systems.

Thus, these volumetric flow rates may be considered as "real world".

Calculation of Standard Ideal Liquid Mass

Density

Contrary to the rigorous densities, the Standard Ideal Liquid Mass

density of a stream does not take into account any mixing effects due to

its simplistic assumptions. Thus, flow rates that are based upon it will

not account for mixing effects and are more empirical in nature. The

calculation is as follows:

The volumetric flow rate

reference state is defined as

60°F and 1 atm when using

Field units or 15°C and 1 atm

when using SI units.

Actual Densities are

calculated at the stream

Temperature and Pressure.

Density Basis Description

Std Ideal Liq Mass

Density

This is calculated based on ideal mixing of pure

component ideal densities at 60°F.

Liq Mass Density

@Std Cond

This is calculated rigorously at the standard

reference state for volumetric flow rates.

Actual Liquid

Density

This is calculated rigorously at the flowing conditions

of the stream (i.e. at stream T and P).

Standard Vapour

Density

This is determined directly from the Ideal Gas law.

Actual Vapour

Density

This is calculated rigorously at the flowing conditions

of the stream (i.e. at stream T and P).

Property Methods and Calculations A-57

A-57

where: x

i

= molar fraction of component i

ρ

i

Ideal

= pure component Ideal Liquid density

HYSYS contains Ideal Liquid densities for all components in the Pure

Component Library. These values have been determined in one of three

ways, based on the characteristics of the component, as described

below:

Case 1 - For any component that is a liquid at 60°F and 1 atm, the data

base contains the density of the component at 60°F and 1 atm.

Case 2 - For any component that can be liquefied at 60°F and pressures

greater than 1 atm, the data base contains the density of the

component at 60°F and Saturation Pressure.

Case 3 - For any component that is non-condensable at 60°F under any

pressure, i.e. 60°F is greater than the critical temperature of the

component, the data base contains GPA tabular values of the

equivalent liquid density. These densities were experimentally

determined by measuring the displacement of hydrocarbon liquids by

dissolved non-condensable components.

For all hypothetical components, the Standard Liquid density (Liquid

Mass Density @Std Conditions) in the Base Properties will be used in

the Ideal Liquid density (Std Ideal Liq Mass Density) calculation. If a

density is not supplied, the HYSYS estimated liquid mass density (at

standard conditions) will be used. Special treatment is given by the Oil

Characterization feature to its pseudo components such that the ideal

density calculated for its streams match the assay, bulk property, and

flow rate data supplied in the Oil Characterization Environment.

(A.59)

Ideal Density

Stream

1

x

i

ρ

i

Ideal

--------------

∑

--------------------- - =

A-58 Volumetric Flow Rate Calculations

A-58

A.5.3 Formulation of Flow Rate

Calculations

The various procedures used to calculate each of the available flow

rates are detailed below, based on a known molar flow:

Molar Flow Rate

Mass Flow

Std Ideal Liq Vol Flow

This volumetric flow rate is calculated using the ideal density of the

stream and thus is somewhat empirical in nature.

Liq Vol Flow @Std Cond

This volumetric flow rate is calculated using a rigorous density

calculated at standard conditions, and will reflect non-ideal mixing

effects.

(A.60) Total Molar Flow Molar Flow

Stream

=

(A.61) Mass Flow Total Molar Flow MW

Stream

× =

Note that even if a stream is all

vapour, it will still have a

LiqVolume flow, based upon

the stream’s Standard Ideal

Liquid Mass density, whose

calculation is detailed in the

previous section.

(A.62) LiqVolFlow

Total Molar Flow MW

Stream

×

Ideal Density

Stream

-------------------------------------------------------------------------- =

(A.63) Std Liquid Volume Flow

Molar Flow MW ×

Std Liq Density

--------------------------------------------- =

Property Methods and Calculations A-59

A-59

Actual Volume Flow

This volumetric flow rate is calculated using a rigorous liquid density

calculation at the actual stream T and P conditions, and will reflect

non-ideal mixing effects.

Standard Gas Flow

Standard gas flow is based on the molar volume of an ideal gas at

standard conditions. It is a direct conversion from the stream’s molar

flow rate, based on the following:

• Ideal Gas at 60°F and 1 atm occupies 379.46 ft

3

/lbmole

• Ideal Gas at 15°C and 1 atm occupies 23.644 m

3

/kgmole

Actual Gas Flow

This volumetric flow rate is calculated using a rigorous vapour density

calculation at the actual stream T and P conditions, and will reflect

non-ideal mixing and compressibility effects.

A.5.4 Volumetric Flow Rates as

Specifications

If you require that the flow rate of your stream be specified based on

actual density or standard density as opposed to Standard Ideal Mass

Liquid density, you must utilize one of the following procedures:

Liq Vol Flow @Std Cond

1. Specify the composition of your stream.

2. Use the standard ideal liquid mass density reported for the stream

and calculate the corresponding mass flow rate either manually, or

in the SpreadSheet.

3. Use this calculated mass flow as the specification for the stream.

(A.64) Actual Volume Flow

Molar Flow MW ×

Density

--------------------------------------------- =

(A.65) Actual Gas Flow

Molar Flow MW ×

Density

--------------------------------------------- =

A-60 Flash Calculations

A-60

Actual Liquid Volume Flow

1. Specify the composition and the flowing conditions (T and P) of

your stream.

2. Use the density reported for the stream and calculate the

corresponding mass flow rate either manually, or in our

spreadsheet.

3. Use this calculated mass flow as the specification for the stream.

A.6 Flash Calculations

Rigorous three phase calculations are performed for all equations of

state and activity models with the exception of Wilson’s equation,

which only performs two phase vapour-liquid calculations. As with the

Wilson Equation, the Amines and Steam property packages only

support two phase equilibrium calculations.

HYSYS uses built-in intelligence to determine when it can perform a

flash calculation on a stream, and then what type of flash calculation

needs to be performed on the stream. This is based completely on the

degrees of freedom concept. Once the composition of a stream and two

property variables are known, (vapour fraction, temperature, pressure,

enthalpy or entropy) one of which must be either temperature or

pressure, the thermodynamic state of the stream is defined. When

HYSYS recognizes that a stream is thermodynamically defined, it will

perform the correct flash automatically in the background. You never

have to instruct HYSYS to perform a flash calculation.

Property variables can either be specified by you or back-calculated

from another unit operation. A specified variable is treated as an

independent variable. All other stream properties are treated as

dependent variables and are calculated by HYSYS.

In this manner, HYSYS also recognizes when a stream has been

overspecified. For example, if you specify three stream properties plus

composition, HYSYS will print out a warning message that an

inconsistency exists for that stream. This also applies to streams where

an inconsistency has been created through HYSYS calculations. For

example, if a stream Temperature and Pressure are specified in a

Flowsheet, but HYSYS back-calculates a different temperature for that

stream as a result of an enthalpy balance across a unit operation,

HYSYS will generate an Inconsistency message.

Specified variables can only be

re-specified by you or via

RECYCLE ADJUST, or

SpreadSheet operations. They

will not change through any

heat or material balance

calculations.

If a flash calculation has been

performed on a stream, HYSYS

will know all the property

values of that stream, i.e.,

thermodynamic, physical and

transport properties.

Property Methods and Calculations A-61

A-61

A.6.1 T-P Flash Calculation

The independent variables for this type of flash calculation are the

temperature and pressure of the system, while the dependent variables

are the vapour fraction, enthalpy and entropy.

With the equations of state and activity models, rigorous calculations

are performed to determine the coexistence of immiscible liquid

phases and the resulting component distributions by minimization of

the Gibbs free energy term. For Vapour Pressure models or the Semi

Empirical methods, the component distribution is based on the

Kerosene solubility data (Figure 9A1.4 of the API Data Book).

If the mixture is single-phase at the specified conditions, the property

package calculates the isothermal compressibility (dv/dp) to determine

if the fluid behaves as a liquid or vapour. Fluids in the dense-phase

region are assigned the properties of the phase that best represents

their current state.

Note that material solids will appear in the liquid phase of two-phase

mixtures, and in the heavy (aqueous/slurry) phase of three-phase

systems. Therefore, when a separator is solved using a T-P flash, the

vapour phase will be identical regardless of whether or not solids are

present in the feed to the flash drum.

A.6.2 Vapour Fraction Flash

Vapour fraction and either temperature or pressure are the

independent variables for this type of calculation. This class of

calculation embodies all fixed quality points including bubble points

(vapour pressure) and dew points. To perform bubble point calculation

on a stream of known composition, simply specify the Vapour Fraction

of the stream as 0.0 and define the temperature or pressure at which the

calculation is desired. For a dew point calculation, simply specify the

HYSYS will automatically perform the appropriate flash

calculation when it recognizes that sufficient stream

information is known. This information may have been either

specified by the user or calculated by an operation.

Depending on the known stream information, HYSYS will perform

one of the following flashes: T-P, T-VF, T-H, T-S, P-VF, P-H, or P-S.

See Section 1.4.5 - Stability

Test Tab for options on how to

instruct HYSYS to perform

phase stability tests.

Use caution in specifying

solids with systems that are

otherwise all vapour. Small

amounts of non-solids may

appear in the "liquid" phase.

A-62 Flash Calculations

A-62

Vapour Fraction of the stream as 1.0 and define the temperature or

pressure at which the dew point calculation is desired. Like the other

types of flash calculations, no initial estimates are required.

Note that the vapour fraction is always shown in terms of the total

number of moles. For instance, the vapour fraction (VF) represents the

fraction of vapour in the stream, while the fraction, (1.0 - VF),

represents all other phases in the stream (i.e. a single liquid, 2 liquids, a

liquid and a solid).

Dew Points

Given a vapour fraction specification of 1.0 and either temperature or

pressure, the property package will calculate the other dependent

variable (P or T). If temperature is the second independent variable,

HYSYS will calculate the dew point pressure. Likewise, if pressure is the

independent variable, then the dew point temperature will be

calculated. Retrograde dew points may be calculated by specifying a

vapour fraction of -1.0. It is important to note that a dew point that is

retrograde with respect to temperature can be normal with respect to

pressure and vice versa.

Bubble Points/Vapour Pressure

A vapour fraction specification of 0.0 defines a bubble point

calculation. Given this specification and either temperature or

pressure, the property package will calculate the unknown T or P

variable. As with the dew point calculation, if the temperature is known,

HYSYS will calculate the bubble point pressure and conversely, given

the pressure, HYSYS will calculate the bubble point temperature. For

example, by fixing the temperature at 100°F, the resulting bubble point

pressure is the true vapour pressure at 100°F.

Quality Points

Bubble and dew points are special cases of quality point calculations.

Temperatures or pressures can be calculated for any vapour quality

between 0.0 and 1.0 by specifying the desired vapour fraction and the

corresponding independent variable. If HYSYS displays an error when

calculating vapour fraction, then this means that the specified vapour

fraction doesn't exist under the given conditions, i.e., the specified

pressure is above the cricondenbar, or the given temperature lies to the

right of the cricondentherm on a standard P-T envelope.

All of the solids will appear in

the liquid phase.

Vapour pressure and bubble

point pressure are

synonymous.

HYSYS will calculate the

retrograde condition for the

specified vapour quality if the

vapour fraction is input as a

negative number.

Property Methods and Calculations A-63

A-63

A.6.3 Enthalpy Flash

Given the enthalpy and either the temperature or pressure of a stream,

the property package will calculate the unknown dependent variables.

Although the enthalpy of a stream cannot be specified directly, it will

often occur as the second property variable as a result of energy

balances around unit operations such as valves, heat exchangers and

mixers.

If HYSYS responds with an error message, and cannot find the specified

property (temperature or pressure), this probably means that an

internally set temperature or pressure bound has been encountered.

Since these bounds are set at quite large values, there is generally some

erroneous input that is directly or indirectly causing the problem, such

as an impossible heat exchange.

A.6.4 Entropy Flash

Given the entropy and either the temperature or pressure of a stream,

the property package will calculate the unknown dependent variables.

A.6.5 Handling of Water

Water is handled differently depending on the correlation being used.

The PR and PRSV equations have been enhanced to handle H

2

O

rigorously whereas the semi-empirical and vapour pressure models

treat H

2

O as a separate phase using steam table correlations.

In these correlations, H

2

O is assumed to form an ideal, partially-

miscible mixture with the hydrocarbons and its K value is computed

from the relationship:

where: p° = vapour pressure of H

2

O from Steam Tables

P = system pressure

x

s

= solubility of H

2

O in hydrocarbon liquid at saturation

conditions.

If a specified amount of energy

is to be added to a stream, this

may be accomplished by

specifying the energy stream

into either a COOLER/

HEATER or BALANCE

operation.

(A.66)

K

ω

p°

x

s

P ( )

------------- =

A-64 Flash Calculations

A-64

The value for x

s

is estimated by using the solubility data for kerosene as

shown in Figure 9A1.4 of the API Data Book

19

. This approach is

generally adequate when working with heavy hydrocarbon systems.

However, it is not recommended for gas systems.

For three phase systems, only the PR and PRSV property package and

Activity Models will allow components other than H

2

O in the second

liquid phase. Special considerations are given when dealing with the

solubilities of glycols and CH

3

OH. For acid gas systems, a temperature

dependent interaction parameter was used to match the solubility of

the acid component in the water phase.

The PR equation considers the solubility of hydrocarbons in H

2

O, but

this value may be somewhat low. The reason for this is that a

significantly different interaction parameter must be supplied for cubic

equations of state to match the composition of hydrocarbons in the

water phase as opposed to the H

2

O composition in the hydrocarbon

phase. For the PR equation of state, the latter case was assumed more

critical. The second binary interaction parameter in the PRSV equation

will allow for an improved solubility prediction in the alternate phase.

With the activity coefficient models, the limited mutual solubility of

H

2

O and hydrocarbons in each phase can be taken into account by

implementing the insolubility option (please refer to Section A.2.2 -

Activity Models). HYSYS will generate, upon request, interaction

parameters for each activity model (with the exception of the Wilson

equation) that have been fitted to match the solubility of H

2

O in the

liquid hydrocarbon phase and hydrocarbons in the aqueous phase

based on the solubility data referred to in that section.

Note that the Peng-Robinson and SRK property packages will always

force the water rich phase into the heavy liquid phase of a three phase

stream. As such, the aqueous phase is always forced out of the bottom

of a three phase separator, even if a light liquid phase (hydrocarbon

rich) does not exist. Solids will always be carried in the second liquid

phase.

Property Methods and Calculations A-65

A-65

A.6.6 Solids

HYSYS does not check for solid phase formation of pure components

within the flash calculations, however, incipient solid formation

conditions for CO

2

and hydrates can be predicted with the Utility

Package (for more information refer toChapter 8 - Utilities of the

User’s Guide).

Solid materials such as catalyst or coke can be handled as user-defined,

solid type components. The HYSYS property package takes this type of

component into account in the calculation of the following stream

variables: stream total flow rate and composition (molar, mass and

volume), vapour fraction, entropy, enthalpy, specific heat, density,

molecular weight, compressibility factor, and the various critical

properties. Transport properties are computed on a solids-free basis.

Note that solids will always be carried in the second liquid phase, i.e.,

the water rich phase.

Solids do not participate in vapour-liquid equilibrium (VLE)

calculations. Their vapour pressure is taken as zero. However, since

solids do have an enthalpy contribution, they will have an effect on

heat balance calculations. Thus, while the results of an Temperature

flash will be the same whether or not such components are present, an

Enthalpy flash will be affected by the presence of solids.

A solid material component is entered as a hypothetical component in

HYSYS. See Chapter 2 - Hypotheticals for more information on

Hypotheticals.

A-66 Flash Calculations

A-66

A.6.7 Stream Information

When a flash calculation occurs for a stream, the information that is

returned is dependent on the phases present within the stream. The

following table shows the stream properties that will be calculated for

each phase.

Steam Property Applicable Phases

A

Vapour Phase Mole Fraction F V L S

Vapour Phase Mass Fraction F V L S

Vapour Phase Volume Fraction F V L S

Temperature F V L S

Pressure F V L S

Flow F V L S

Mass Flow F V L S

Liquid Volume Flow (Std, Ideal) F V L S

Volume Flow F V L S

Std. Gas Flow F V L S

Std. Volume Flow F L S

Energy F V L S

Molar Enthalpy F V L S

Mass Enthalpy F V L S

Molar Entropy F V L S

Mass Entropy F V L S

Molar Volume F V L S

Molar Density F V L S

Mass Density F V L S

Std. Liquid Mass Density F

D

L S

Molar Heat Capacity F V L S

Mass Heat Capacity F V L S

CP/CV F V L S

Thermal Conductivity F

B,D

V L

Viscosity F

B,D

V L

Kinematic Viscosity F

B,D

V L

Surface Tension F

B

L

Molecular Weight F V L S

Z Factor F

B

V L S

Air SG F

B

V

Watson (UOP) K Value F V L S

Component Mole Fraction F V L S

Component Mass Fraction F V L S

Property Methods and Calculations A-67

A-67

A

Stream phases:

B

Physical property queries are allowed on the feed phase of single

phase streams.

C

Physical property queries are allowed on the feed phase only for

streams containing vapour and/or liquid phases.

D

Physical property queries are allowed on the feed phase of liquid

streams with more than one liquid phase.

A.7 References

1

Peng, D. Y. and Robinson, D. B., "A Two Constant Equation of State",

I.E.C. Fundamentals, 15, pp. 59-64 (1976).

2

Soave, G., Chem Engr. Sci., 27, No. 6, p. 1197 (1972).

3

Knapp, H., et al., "Vapor-Liquid Equilibria for Mixtures of Low Boiling

Substances", Chemistry Data Series Vol. VI, DECHEMA, 1989.

4

Kabadi, V.N., and Danner, R.P. A Modified Soave-Redlich-Kwong

Equation of State for Water-Hydrocarbon Phase Equilibria, Ind.

Eng. Chem. Process Des. Dev. 1985, Volume 24, No. 3, pp 537-541.

Component Volume Fraction F V L S

Component Molar Flow F V L S

Component Mass Flow F V L S

Component Volume Flow F V L S

K Value (y/x)

Lower Heating Value

Mass Lower Heating Value

Molar Liquid Fraction F V L S

Molar Light Liquid Fraction F V L S

Molar Heavy Liquid Fraction F V L S

Molar Heat of Vapourization F

C

V L

Mass Heat of Vapourization F

C

V L

Partial Pressure of CO

2

F V L S

Steam Property Applicable Phases

A

F Feed

V Vapour

L Liquid

S Solid

A-68 References

A-68

5

Stryjek, R., Vera, J.H., J. Can. Chem. Eng., 64, p. 334, April 1986.

6

API Publication 955, A New Correlation of NH3, CO2 and H2S

Volatility Data From Aqueous Sour Water Systems, March 1978.

7

Zudkevitch, D., Joffee, J. "Correlation and Prediction of Vapor-Liquid

Equilibria with the Redlich-Kwong Equation of State", AIChE

Journal, Volume 16, No. 1, January pp. 112-119.

8

Reid, C.R., Prausnitz, J.M. and Sherwood, T.K., "The Properties of

Gases and Liquids", McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1977.

9

Prausnitz, J.M., Lichtenthaler, R.N., Azevedo, E.G., "Molecular

Thermodynamics of Fluid Phase Equilibria", 2nd. Ed., McGraw-

Hill, Inc. 1986.

10

Chao, K. D. and Seader, J. D., A.I.Ch.E. Journal, pp. 598-605,

December 1961.

11

Grayson, H. G. and Streed, G. W., "Vapour-Liquid Equilibria for High

Temperature, High Pressure Systems", 6th World Petroleum

Congress, West Germany, June 1963.

12

Jacobsen, R.T and Stewart, R.B., 1973. "Thermodynamic Properties of

Nitrogen Including Liquid and Vapour Phases from 63 K to 2000K

with Pressure to 10 000 Bar." J. Phys. Chem. Reference Data, 2: 757-

790.

13

Hankinson, R.W. and Thompson, G.H., A.I.Ch.E. Journal, 25, No. 4, p.

653 (1979).

14

Ely, J.F. and Hanley, H.J.M., "A Computer Program for the Prediction

of Viscosity and Thermal Conductivity in Hydrocarbon Mixtures",

NBS Technical Note 1039.

15

Twu, C.H., I.E.C. Proc Des & Dev, 24, p. 1287 (1985).

16

Reid, R.C., Prausnitz, J.M., Poling, B.E., "The Properties of Gases &

Liquids", McGraw-Hill, Inc., 1987.

17

Woelflin, W., "Viscosity of Crude-Oil Emulsions", presented at the

spring meeting, Pacific Coast District, Division of Production, Los

Angeles, Calif., Mar. 10, 1942.

18

Gambill, W.R., Chem. Eng., March 9, 1959.

19

API Technical Data Book, Petroleum Refining, Fig. 9A1.4, p. 9-15, 5th

Edition (1978).

Property Methods and Calculations A-69

A-69

20

Keenan, J. H. and Keyes, F. G., Thermodynamic Properties of Steam,

Wiley and Sons (1959).

21

Perry, R. H.; Green, D. W.; “Perry’s Chemical Engineers’ Handbook

Sixth Edition”, McGraw-Hill Inc., (1984).

22

Passut, C. A.; Danner, R. P., “Development of a Four-Parameter

Corresponding States Method: Vapour Pressure Prediction”,

Thermodynamics - Data and Correlations, AIChE Symposium

Series; p. 30-36, No. 140, Vol. 70.

A-70 References

A-70

Petroleum Methods/Correlations B-1

B-1

B Petroleum Methods/

Correlations

B.1 Characterization Method............................................................................. 3

B.1.1 Generate a Full Set of Working Curves ................................................... 3

B.1.2 Light Ends Analysis ................................................................................. 4

B.1.3 Auto Calculate Light Ends ....................................................................... 7

B.1.4 Determine TBP Cutpoint Temperatures................................................... 7

B.1.5 Graphically Determine Component Properties........................................ 8

B.1.6 Calculate Component Critical Properties................................................. 9

B.1.7 Correlations ............................................................................................. 9

A-2

A.6 Flash Calculations ..................................................................................... 60 A.6.1 A.6.2 A.6.3 A.6.4 A.6.5 A.6.6 A.6.7 T-P Flash Calculation............................................................................. 61 Vapour Fraction Flash............................................................................ 61 Enthalpy Flash ....................................................................................... 63 Entropy Flash......................................................................................... 63 Handling of Water .................................................................................. 63 Solids ..................................................................................................... 65 Stream Information ................................................................................ 66

A.7 References ................................................................................................. 67

A-2

Property Methods and Calculations

A-3

Introduction

This appendix is organized such that the detailed calculations that occur within the Simulation Basis Manager and within the Flowsheet are explained in a logical manner.

• In the first section, an overview of property method selection is presented. Various process systems and their recommended property methods are listed. • Detailed information is provided concerning each individual property method available in HYSYS. This section is further subdivided into equations of state, activity models, ChaoSeader based semi-empirical methods, vapour pressure models and miscellaneous methods. • Following the detailed property method discussion is the section concerning enthalpy and entropy departure calculations. The enthalpy and entropy options available within HYSYS are largely dependent upon your choice of a property method. • The physical and transport properties are covered in detail. The methods used by HYSYS in calculating liquid density, vapour density, viscosity, thermal conductivity and surface tension are listed. • HYSYS handles volume flow calculations in a unique way. To highlight the methods involved in calculating volumes, a separate section has been provided. • The next section ties all of the previous information together. Within HYSYS, the Flash calculation uses the equations of the selected property method, as well as the physical and transport property functions to determine all property values for Flowsheet streams. Once a flash calculation has been performed on an object, all of its thermodynamic, physical and transport properties are defined. The flash calculation in HYSYS does not require initial guesses or the specification of flash type to assist in its convergence. • A list of References is included at the end of the Appendix.

A.1

Selecting Property Methods

The property packages available in HYSYS allow you to predict properties of mixtures ranging from well defined light hydrocarbon systems to complex oil mixtures and highly non-ideal (non-electrolyte) chemical systems. HYSYS provides enhanced equations of state (PR and PRSV) for rigorous treatment of hydrocarbon systems; semiempirical and vapour pressure models for the heavier hydrocarbon systems; steam correlations for accurate steam property predictions;

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contact Hyprotech to receive additional validation material or our best estimate of its accuracy. Esso K Lee Kesler Plocker PR. PRSV PR. PR Options Steam Package. when in doubt of the accuracy or application of one of the property packages. Sour PR PR.A-4 Selecting Property Methods and activity coefficient models for chemical systems. CS or GS PR Activity Models. However. Braun K10. GS PR. The following table lists some typical systems and recommended correlations. Recommended Property Method PR PR. PRSV PRSV. PRSV PR. NRTL (Contact Hyprotech) PR (Contact Hyprotech) Kabadi Danner Type of System TEG Dehydration Sour Water Cryogenic Gas Processing Air Separation Atm Crude Towers Vacuum Towers Ethylene Towers High H2 Systems Reservoir Systems Steam Systems Hydrate Inhibition Chemical systems HF Alkylation TEG Dehydration with Aromatics Hydrocarbon systems where H2O solubility in HC is important Systems with select gases and light hydrocarbons MBWR A-4 . ZJ or GS (see T/P limits) PR. PR Options. All of these equations have their own inherent limitations and you are encouraged to become more familiar with the application of each equation. PR Options. GS (<10 mm Hg).

aqueous glycol and CH3OH systems. as shown in the following table. Although the Soave-Redlich-Kwong (SRK) equation will also provide comparable results to the PR in many cases. For example. it has been found that its range of application is significantly limited and it is not as reliable for non-ideal systems. H2O is the only component that will initiate an aqueous phase. For SRK. high pressure reservoir systems.000 < 35. plus it is more suitable for handling moderately nonideal systems.Property Methods and Calculations A-5 For oil.000 < 5. and acid gas/sour water systems.000 NOTE: The range of applicability in many cases is more indicative of the availability of good data rather than on the actual limitations. but it can also be extended to handle non-ideal systems with accuracies that rival traditional activity coefficient models. CH3OH or glycols. two-phase or three-phase system with a high degree of efficiency and reliability. The advantage of the PRSV equation is that not only does it have the potential to more accurately predict the phase behaviour of hydrocarbon systems. The PR and PRSV equations of state perform rigorous three-phase flash calculations for aqueous systems containing H2O. as well as systems containing other hydrocarbons or non-hydrocarbons in the second liquid phase. The Chao-Seader (CS) and Grayson-Streed A-5 . The only compromise is increased computational time and the additional interaction parameter that is required for the equation. Hyprotech’s enhancements to this equation of state enable it to be accurate for a variety of systems over a wide range of conditions. or better accuracy.000 Pressure (kPa) < 100. As an alternate. Method PR SRK Temp (°F) > -456 > -225 Temp (°C) > -271 > -143 Pressure (psia) < 15. the PRSV equation of state should also be considered. although specific sour water models (Sour PR and Sour SRK) are available for more specialized treatment. the Peng-Robinson EOS (PR) is generally the recommended property package. Our high recommendation for the PR equation of state is largely due to the preferential attention that has been given to it by Hyprotech. it should not be used for systems with CH3OH or glycols. and is applicable over a wide range of conditions. gas and petrochemical applications. The same equation of state satisfactorily predicts component distributions for heavy oil systems. The PR equation of state has been enhanced to yield accurate phase equilibrium calculations for systems ranging from low temperature cryogenic systems to high temperature. particularly for systems composed of dissimilar components. It rigorously solves any single. It can handle the same systems as the PR equation with equivalent.

are designed to handle heavier hydrocarbon systems at lower pressures. as well as handle the light ends and high-pressure systems.A-6 Selecting Property Methods (GS) packages can also be used for three-phase flashes. They should not be considered for VLE predictions for systems operating at high pressures or systems with significant quantities of light hydrocarbons. The PR can also be used for crude systems. Activity Models. Since the experimental data for activity model parameters are fitted for a specific range. which have traditionally been modelled with dual model thermodynamic packages (an activity model representing the liquid phase behaviour. they are recommended for problems containing mainly liquid or vapour H2O because they include special correlations that accurately represent the steam tables. The proprietary enhancements to the PR and SRK methods allow these EOSs to correctly represent vacuum conditions and heavy components (a problem with traditional EOS methods). though limited in scope. The CS and GS methods. In this type of approach. Polar or non-ideal chemical systems have traditionally been handled using dual model approaches. an equation of state is used for predicting the vapour fugacity coefficients and an activity coefficient model is used for the liquid phase. but are restricted to the use of pure H2O for the second liquid phase. These equations have traditionally been applied for heavier hydrocarbon fractionation systems and consequently provide a good means of comparison against rigorous models. Also. if desired. Antoine. these property methods cannot be used as reliably for generalized application. The Vapour Pressure K models. For example. The Chao Seader method can be used for light hydrocarbon mixtures. This correlation may also be slightly more accurate in the simulation of vacuum towers. the dual model system leads to internal inconsistencies. are much more empirical in nature when compared to the property predictions in the hydrocarbon industry. which handle highly non-ideal systems. may be preferred in some instances. A-6 . The Grayson-Streed correlation is recommended for use with systems having a high concentration of H2 because of the special treatment given H2 in the development of the model. and an equation of state or the ideal gas law for the vapour phase properties). BraunK10 and EssoK models. These earlier models are suspect for systems with large amounts of light ends or when approaching critical regions.

Enthalpy and Entropy Departure Calculations. for a description of Enthalpy and Entropy calculations.Property Methods and Calculations A-7 The Property Package methods in HYSYS are divided into basic categories. Please refer to Section A. as shown in the following table. Enthalpy/Entropy Calculation Property Method Equations of State PR PR LK ENTH SRK SRK LK ENTH Kabadi Danner Lee Kesler Plocker PRSV PRSV LK Sour PR SOUR SRK Zudkevitch-Joffee Activity Models Liquid Chien Null Extended and General NRTL Margules NRTL UNIQUAC van Laar Wilson Vapour Ideal Gas RK Virial Peng Robinson SRK Semi-Empirical Models Chao-Seader Grayson-Streed VLE Calculation PR PR SRK SRK Kabadi Danner Lee Kesler Plocker PRSV PRSV PR & API-Sour SRK & API-Sour Zudkevitch-Joffee PR Lee-Kesler SRK Lee-Kesler SRK Lee Kesler PRSV Lee-Kesler PR SRK Lee-Kesler Chien Null NRTL Margules NRTL UNIQUAC van Laar Wilson Ideal RK Virial Peng Robinson SRK CS-RK GS-RK Cavett Cavett Cavett Cavett Cavett Cavett Cavett Ideal Gas RK Virial Peng Robinson SRK Lee-Kesler Lee-Kesler A-7 . With each of the property methods listed are the available methods of VLE and Enthalpy/Entropy calculation.3 .

which itself was modified from the BWR equation. including PRSV. Sour SRK. Zudkevitch Joffee (ZJ) and Kabadi Danner (KD). A. PR (V) ASME Steam Tables NBS/NRC Steam Tables Modified BWR Lee-Kesler Lee-Kesler Lee-Kesler Curve Fit Miscellaneous . In addition. The Peng-Robinson property package options are PR. Although the forms of these EOS methods are common with other commercial simulators.2 Property Methods Details of each individual property method available in HYSYS will be provided in this section. Sour PR. Chao-Seader based empirical methods. including equations of state. they have been significantly enhanced by Hyprotech to extend their range of applicability. Soave-Redlich-Kwong equation of state options are the SRK.Special Application Methods ASME Steam Tables NBS/NRC Steam Tables Modified BWR A. HYSYS offers several methods which are modifications of these property packages. It is important to note that the properties predicted by HYSYS’ PR and SRK equations of state will not necessarily agree with those predicted by the PR and SRK of other commercial simulators. the Peng-Robinson equation of state supports the widest range of operating conditions and the greatest variety of systems. Of these.A-8 Property Methods Property Method Vapour Pressure Models Mod Antoine Braun K10 Esso K Amines Steam Packages ASME Steam NBS Steam MBWR VLE Calculation Enthalpy/Entropy Calculation Mod Antoine-Ideal Gas Braun K10-Ideal Gas Esso-Ideal Gas Mod Kent Eisenberg (L). The PengRobinson and Soave-Redlich-Kwong equations of state (EOS) generate all required equilibrium and thermodynamic properties directly. A-8 . KD and ZJ. activity models. and SoaveRedlich-Kwong2 (SRK) equations of state.2. Lee Kesler Plocker3 (LKP) is an adaptation of the Lee Kesler equation for mixtures.1 Equations of State HYSYS currently offers the enhanced Peng-Robinson1 (PR). and PRSV. vapour pressure models and miscellaneous methods.

The PR equation of state applies a functionality to some specific component-component interaction parameters. Soave Redlich Kwong Peng Robinson Note: The PR or SRK EOS should not be used for nonideal chemicals such as alcohols. RT a P = ----------.5 ( 1 – k ij ) i = 1 j =1 ∑ ∑ xi xj ( ai aj ) a ci α i N N 0. CO2. H2S. as well as for most hydrocarbon-nonhydrocarbon binaries.5 2 A-9 . EG and TEG. N2. Key components receiving special treatment include He. For non-library or hydrocarbon pseudo components.5 2 ( RT ci ) 0. acids or other components. HC-HC interaction parameters will be generated automatically by HYSYS for improved VLE property predictions.– -----------------------------------------------V – b V(V + b) + b(V – b) Z + ( 1 – B )Z + ( A – 2B – 3B )Z – ( AB – B – B ) = 0 2 2 2 3 b= i=1 ∑ N N xi bi i=1 ∑ xi bi bi= N N RT ci 0. For further information on application of equations of state for specific components.5 ( 1 – k ij ) ai= aci= αi0.42748 ----------------P ci 1 + m i ( 1 – T ri ) 0.077796 ---------P ci a= i = 1 j =1 ∑∑ xi xj ( ai aj ) a ci α i 0.08664 ---------P ci RT ci 0.457235 ----------------P ci 1 + m i ( 1 – T ri ) 0. They are more accurately handled by the Activity Models (highly nonideal) or the PRSV EOS (moderately non-ideal). CH3OH.– --------------------V – b V(V + b) Z – Z + ( A – B – B )Z – AB = 0 where 3 2 2 3 RT a P = ----------.5 = ( RT ci ) 0. The following page provides a comparison of the formulations used in HYSYS for the PR and SRK equations of state. please contact Hyprotech.Property Methods and Calculations A-9 PR and SRK The PR and SRK packages contain enhanced binary interaction parameters for all library hydrocarbon-hydrocarbon pairs (a combination of fitted and generated interaction parameters). H2. H2O.

164423 – 1.A-10 Property Methods Soave Redlich Kwong Peng Robinson 2 0. ω (r) (o) + --------. The modification is based on an asymmetric mixing rule. This may result in differences when comparing results between equation of states.3 applied the Lee Kesler equation to mixtures. Plöcker et al.26992ω i 2 When an acentric factor > 0.49 is present HYSYS uses following corrected form: 0.1) A-10 . The model is an improvement over previous attempts which were limited in the region of validity.176ω i mi= 0. enhanced to improve the vapour-liquid-liquid equilibria calculations for H2O-hydrocarbon systems.54226ω i – 0. particularly in the dilute regions. which itself was modified from the BWR equation.37464 + 1. and on the perturbation by hydrocarbon on the H2O-H2O interaction (due to its structure).48503 – ( 0.379642 + ( 1. whereby the interaction in the water phase (with its strong H2 bonding) is calculated based on both the interaction between the hydrocarbons and the H2O.( z – z ) (r) ω z = z (o) (A.016666ω i )ω i )ω i A= aP ------------2 ( RT ) bP -----RT aP ------------2 ( RT ) bP -----RT B= Kabadi Danner This KD4 model is a modification of the original SRK equation of State.574ω i – 0. Lee Kesler Plöcker Equation The Lee Kesler Plöcker equation does not use the COSTALD correlation in computing liquid density. The Lee Kesler Plöcker equation is an accurate general method for nonpolar substances and mixtures.48 + 1.

( v c + v c ) ij j 8 i z c = 0.exp ---3 2 2 2 5 2 vr vr vr Tr vr vr vr where: (A.085ω m m ωm = ∑ xi ωi i A-11 .+ ---------.Property Methods and Calculations A-11 The compressibility factors are determined as follows: pr vr pv z = -----.– ----2 3 Tr Tr Tr d2 D = d 1 – ---Tr ω (r) = 0 = 0.2905 – 0.– ----.= z ( T r.3978 Mixing rules for pseudocritical properties are as follows: 1 T cm = -------.2905 – 0.3) pc v v r = -------RT c c2 c3 C = c 1 – ---.+ ----2 Tr Tr ω (o) b2 b3 b4 B = b 1 – ---.+ ---.β + ---.+ ---.= --------.2) (A.085ω i i RT c v c = z c ---------i i i p c i RT c m p c = z c ----------m m v c m z c = 0. v r. ∑ ∑ x i x j v c ij Vη i j cm (A. A k ) RT Tr C4 –γ γ B C D z = 1 + --.4) where: Tc = ( Tc Tc ) ij i j 1⁄2 Tc = Tc ii i Tc = Tc jj j vc = m ∑ ∑ xi xj vc i j ij 1 1⁄3 1⁄3 3 v c = -.

For individual user-added hypothetical components. It has been shown to match vapour pressures curves of pure components and mixtures more accurately than the PR method.4897153ω i – 0. but the mixing rule for the cross term. HYSYS has A-12 . Although two different mixing rules were proposed in the original paper.5 2 0.5 i κ i = κ 0i + κ 1i ( 1 + T r ) ( 0. This term has been regressed against the pure component vapour pressure for all components in HYSYS’ library. HYSYS will automatically regress the κ1i term for each pseudo component against the Lee-Kesler vapour pressure curves. the mixing rules reduce to the standard PR equation of state. is modified to adopt a composition dependent form.7 – T r ) κ 0i = 0.5 i 0.0196554ω i where: κ1i = characteristic pure component parameter ωi = acentric factor 2 3 (A. used for fitting pure component vapour pressures. especially at low vapour pressures. It has been successfully extended to handle non-ideal systems giving results as good as those obtained using excess Gibbs energy functions like the Wilson.A-12 Property Methods Peng-Robinson Stryjek-Vera The Peng-Robinson Stryjek-Vera (PRSV) equation of state is a two-fold modification of the PR equation of state that extends the application of the original PR method for moderately non-ideal systems. For pseudo components that have been generated to represent oil fractions. Conventional mixing rules are used for the volume and energy parameters in mixtures. κi. term that became a function of acentricity and an empirical parameter. aij. κ1i terms can either be entered or they will automatically be regressed against the LeeKesler. "α". The second modification consists of a new set of mixing rules for mixtures. αi = [ 1 + κi ( 1 – Tr ) ] 0. NRTL or UNIQUAC equations.5) The adjustable κ1i term allows for a much closer fit of the pure component vapour pressure curves.378893 + 1. One of the proposed modifications to the PR equation of state by Stryjek and Vera was an expanded alpha. Gomez-Thodos or Reidel correlations.17131848ω i + 0. Note that if kij =kji .

6) Although only a limited number of binary pairs have been regressed for this equation. It is important to note that because the method performs an ion balance for each Kvalue calculation. This option uses Wilson’s model to account for the ionization of the H2S. due to PRSV’s better vapour pressure predictions. some hydrocarbon-alcohol systems.5 a ij = ( a ii a jj ) where: k ij ≠ k ji Note that different values can be entered for each of the binary interaction parameters. ( 1.0 – x i k ij – x j k ji ) (A. Use of either the PR or SRK equation of state to correct vapour phase non idealities extends this range. while Sour SRK utilizes the SRK equation of state with the Wilson model. The K-values for the aqueous phase are calculated using Wilson’s API-Sour method. CO2 and NH3 in the aqueous water phase. If the aqueous phase is not present. This option may be applied to sour water strippers. The Sour options use the appropriate equation of state for calculating the fugacities of the vapour and liquid hydrocarbon phases as well as the enthalpy for all three phases. The method performs well when the H2O partial pressure is below 100 psi. The Sour PR option combines the PR equation of state and Wilson’s API-Sour Model for handling sour water systems. the method produces A-13 . exact ranges cannot be specified. crude columns or any process containing hydrocarbons. More details of the model are available in the original API publication 955 titled "A New Correlation of NH3. but due to lack of experimental data. Sour Water Options The Sour option is available for both the PR and SRK equations of state. and H2S Volatility Data from Aqueous Sour Water Systems". acid gases and H2O. the flash calculation is much slower than the standard EOS. hydrotreater loops. The aqueous model employs a modification of Van Krevelen’s original model with many of the key limitations removed.Property Methods and Calculations A-13 incorporated only the Margules expression for the cross term. The acceptable pressure ranges for HYSYS' model vary depending upon the concentration of the acid gases and H2O. and pressures up to 50 psi. our limited experience suggests that the PRSV can be used to model moderately non-ideal systems such as H2O-alcohol systems. You can also model hydrocarbon systems with improved accuracy. The original model is applicable for temperatures between 20°C (68°F) and 140°C (285°F). improved heat of vaporization predictions should be expected. 0. Also. CO2.

(PR or SRK depending on which option you have chosen). Figure A. and systems containing H2. Zudkevitch Joffee The Zudkevitch Joffee model is a modification of the Redlich Kwong equation of state. EOS Enthalpy Calculation The Lee-Kesler enthalpies may be slightly more accurate for heavy hydrocarbon systems. you can specify whether the Enthalpy will be calculated by either the Equation of State method or the Lee Kesler method. With any the Equation of State options except ZJ and LKP.3 Enthalpy and Entropy Departure Calculations).A-14 Property Methods identical results to the EOS.1 Selecting the Lee Kesler Enthalpy option results in a combined property package employing the appropriate equation of state (either PR or SRK) for vapour-liquid equilibrium calculations and the LeeKesler equation for calculation of enthalpies and entropies (for differences between EOS and LK methods. refer to the Section A. The major advantage of this model over the previous version of the RK equation is the improved capability of predicting pure component equilibria. and the simplification of the method for determining the required coefficients for the equation. The ZJ and LKP must use the Lee Kesler method in Enthalpy calculations. The LK method yields comparable results to HYSYS’ standard equations of state and has identical ranges of applicability. As such. Selection of an enthalpy method is done via radio buttons in the Enthalpy Method group. this option with PR has a slightly greater range of applicability than with SRK. but require more computer resources because a separate model must be solved. This model has been enhanced for better prediction of vapour liquid equilibria for hydrocarbon systems. A-14 . Enthalpy calculations for this model will be performed using the Lee Kesler model.

the PRSV equation). All binary interaction parameters that are obtained from the pure component library will remain.2 This option is set on the Binary Coeffs tab of the Fluid Package property view. Activity Models are much more empirical in nature when compared to the property predictions (equations of state) typically used in the hydrocarbon industry. A-15 . Although there is considerable research being conducted to extend equation of state applications into the chemical arena (e.0 option may prove useful when trying to match results from other commercial simulators which may not supply interaction parameters for higher molecular weight hydrocarbons. they cannot be used as reliably as the equations of state for generalized application or extrapolating into untested operating conditions. In this approach.0 radio button turns off the automatic calculation of any estimated interaction coefficients between hydrocarbons.2. Polar or non-ideal chemical systems have traditionally been handled using dual model approaches. although a Virial equation of state is available for specific applications) and an activity coefficient model is used for the liquid phase. more caution should be exercised when selecting these models for your simulation.Property Methods and Calculations A-15 Zero Kij Option HYSYS automatically generates hydrocarbon-hydrocarbon interaction parameters when values are unknown if the Estimate HC-HC/Set Non HC-HC to 0. Peng-Robinson or SRK equations of state.2 Activity Models Although equation of state models have proven to be very reliable in predicting properties of most hydrocarbon based fluids over a large range of operating conditions. For example. Consequently. The Set All to 0. Figure A. the state of the art of property predictions for chemical systems is still governed mainly by Activity Models. an equation of state is used for predicting the vapour fugacity coefficients (normally ideal gas assumption or the Redlich Kwong. The Set All to 0.g.. Their tuning parameters should be fitted against a representative sample of experimental data and their application should be limited to moderate pressures.0 radio button is selected. A. their application has been limited to primarily non-polar or slightly polar components.

activity models were developed to predict the activity coefficients of the components in the liquid phase. for most chemical (non-ideal) systems this approximation is incorrect. defined in terms of the vapour phase fugacity coefficient and the liquid phase activity coefficient is calculated from the following expression: Activity Models produce the best results when they are applied in the operating region for which the interaction parameters were regressed.7) Although for ideal solutions the activity coefficient is unity.A-16 Property Methods The phase separation or equilibrium ratio Ki for component i. at the same temperature and pressure. Dissimilar chemicals normally exhibit not only large deviations from an ideal solution. but the deviation is also found to be a strong function of the composition. To account for this non-ideality. which is defined as the observed Gibbs energy of a mixture in excess of what it would be if the solution behaved ideally.8) where: γi is the activity coefficient for component i A-16 . the total excess Gibbs free energy is represented by the following expression: E G = RT ∑ ( n i ln γ i ) (A. For a multi-component mixture consisting of ni moles of component i. yi K i = --xi γi fi ° = --------Pφ i where: γi = liquid phase activity coefficient of component i fi° = standard state fugacity of component i P = system pressure φi = vapour phase fugacity coefficient of component i (A. The derived correlations were based on the excess Gibbs energy function.

particularly for dilute regions. G = Good. the standard form of the Poynting correction factor is always used for liquid phase correction. All of these models involve the concept of binary interaction parameters and require that they be fitted to experimental data. refer to the texts "The Properties of Gases & Liquids"8 and "Molecular Thermodynamics of Fluid Phase Equilibria" 9). The following table briefly summarizes recommended models for different applications (for a more detailed review. NRTL and UNIQUAC models. The Chien-Null model provides the ability to incorporate the different activity models within a consistent thermodynamic framework. van Laar) provide an empirical representation of the excess function that limits their application. NRTL and UNIQUAC utilize the local composition concept and provide an improvement in their general application and reliability. APPLICATION Binary Systems Multicomponent Systems Azeotropic Systems Liquid-Liquid Equilibria Dilute Systems Self-Associating Systems Polymers Extrapolation Margules A LA A A ? ? N/A ? van Laar A LA A A ? ? N/A ? Wilson A A A N/A A A N/A G NRTL A A A A A A N/A G UNIQUAC A A A A A A A G A = Applicable. Since the Margules and van Laar models are less complex than the Wilson.Property Methods and Calculations A-17 The individual activity coefficients for any system can be obtained from a derived expression for excess Gibbs energy function coupled with the Gibbs-Duhem equation. these are older and more empirically based models and generally give poorer results for strongly non-ideal mixtures such as alcohol-hydrocarbon systems. The early models (Margules. N/A = Not Applicable. the Virial equation of state should be selected as the vapour phase model. Peng-Robinson or SRK equations of state as the vapour phase model. When one of the equations of state is used for the vapour phase. Each binary can be represented by the model which best predicts its behaviour. A-17 . LA = Limited Application Vapour phase non-ideality can be taken into account for each activity model by selecting the Redlich-Kwong. However. they require less CPU time for solving flash calculations. If dimerization will occur in the vapour phase. The newer models such as Wilson.? = Questionable.

it must be used with caution. • The automatic UNIFAC generation of energy parameters in HYSYS is a very useful tool and is available for all activity models. with the exception of the Wilson equation. If you are using the built-in binary parameters. Note that HYSYS’ internally stored binary parameters have NOT been regressed against three phase equilibrium data. As a general rule. However. The vapour pressures used in the calculation of the standard state fugacity are based on the pure component coefficients in HYSYS’ library using the modified form of the Antoine equation. General Remarks The dual model approach for solving chemical systems with activity models cannot be used with the same degree of flexibility and reliability that the equations of state can be used for hydrocarbon systems. However.A-18 Property Methods Please note that all of the binary parameters in HYSYS’ library have been regressed using an ideal gas model for the vapour phase. use the UNIFAC generated parameters only as a last resort.Activity Model Vapour Phase Options for a detailed description of the Virial option. the Virial option should be selected as the vapour phase model. Please refer to Section A.000 fitted binary pairs in the HYSYS library. Chemistry Data Series3. There are over 16. All activity models. HYSYS contains fitted parameters for many carboxylic acids. The binary parameters required for the activity models have been regressed based on the VLE data collected from DECHEMA.3 .2. The Poynting correction for the liquid phase is ignored if ideal solution behaviour is assumed. some checks can be devised to ensure a good confidence level in property predictions: • Check the property package selected for applicability for the system considered and see how well it matches the pure component vapour pressures. A-18 . the parameters have been fitted over a large temperature range. the ideal gas model should be used. can automatically calculate three phases given the correct set of energy parameters. The standard fitted values in HYSYS will likely produce a better fit for the binary system than the parameters generated by UNIFAC. Although the predicted pure component vapour pressures should normally be acceptable. When your selected components exhibit dimerization in the vapour phase. The structures of all library components applicable for the UNIFAC VLE estimation are also in the library. and can estimate values from pure component properties if the necessary parameters are not available. Improved accuracies can be attained by regressing the parameters over the desired temperature range.

The limited mutual solubility behaviour can be taken into account when using any activity model with the exception of Wilson. improved fits are still possible by fitting the parameters for the narrow operating ranges anticipated. • If three phase behaviour is suspected. In this system. such as a H2O-hydrocarbon system. • Check the accuracy of the model for azeotropic systems. Exercise caution when extrapolating to higher or lower pressure (vacuum) applications. the second matrix is the Bij matrix. The energy parameters in HYSYS have been regressed from experimental data.. additional fitting of the parameters may be required to reliably reproduce the VLLE equilibrium conditions. Any component pair with an aij value will have an associated α value. The matrix for the bij values are displayed by choosing the Bij radio button to switch matrices (note the zero or blank entries for all the binary pairs). and the third matrix is the αij parameter where αij = αji.e. Check not only for the temperature. Immiscible This option is included for modelling the solubility of solutes in two coexisting liquid phases that are relatively immiscible with one another. The regressed parameters are based on data taken at atmospheric pressures. A temperature dependency can be incorporated by supplying a value for the bij term.Property Methods and Calculations A-19 • Always use experimental data to regress the energy parameters when possible. This feature can be implemented for any single component pair by using the Immiscible radio button. HYSYS regresses ONLY the aij parameters while the bij parameters are set to zero. depending on the validity or range of fit. i. but for the composition as well. Alternatively. this can lead to misleading results when extrapolating beyond the fitted temperature range. you The Wilson equation does not support LLE equilibrium. Component i will be insoluble with component j. A-19 . the hydrocarbon components (solutes) are relatively insoluble in the water phase (solvent) whereas the solubility of the H2O in the hydrocarbon phase can become more significant. By default. General NRTL or Extended NRTL equations. When using the NRTL. Please note that the activities for the unknown binaries are generated at pre-selected compositions and the supplied UNIFAC reference temperature. Additional fitting may be required to match the azeotrope with acceptable accuracy. however. • An improvement in matching equilibrium data can be attained by including a temperature dependency of the energy parameters. more than two matrices are available. the aij term is assumed to be temperature independent. based on the highlighted cell location. However. In general.

+ ∑ x k -----------------------------------------------------------. k S i.9) A i. B and C coefficient matrices. In this manner. k x j ∑ A j . i x j ∑ A j. HYSYS will replace the standard binary parameters with those regressed specifically for matching the solubilities of the solutes in both phases.A-20 Property Methods can have all j components treated as insoluble with component i. i x j j j j j = ------------------------------------------------------. accessible via the A. k x j ∑ R j. Chien-Null The Chien Null model provides a consistent framework for applying existing activity models on a binary by binary basis. i x j ∑ A j. These parameters were regressed from the mutual solubility data of n-C5. Note that both the aij and bij parameters are regressed with this option. and n-C8 in H2O over a temperature range of 313 K to 473 K. n-C7. A-20 . k V i. i x j j j j j 2 ln Γ i L (A. The Chien Null model allows 3 sets of coefficients for each component pair.+ ---------------------. The solubility of H2O in the hydrocarbon phase and the solubility of the hydrocarbons in the water phase will be calculated based on the fitted binary parameters regressed from the solubility data referenced above. Please refer to the following sections for an explanation of the terms for each of the models. k x j ∑ V j. the Chien Null model allows you to select the best activity model for each pair in the case. k ---------------------.– ---------------------A j. k x j ∑ V j. i x j ∑ A j. Chien Null Form The Chien-Null generalized multi-component equation can be expressed as: ∑ A j. k x j ∑ S j. k x j ∑ R j.– --------------------. k R i. k x j ∑ j j j j Each of the parameters in this equation are defined specifically for each of the applicable activity methods.⋅ k ∑ S j. n-C6.

j R i. i ( 5. where: T must be in K. j = R i. j ------------------------------∞ ln γ i. j 1 + ---------------- ln γ j∞i . since HYSYS only contains aij values. j -------A j. j ∞ ln γ i. j + ------. i A i. j -------A j. j R i. i ) The van Laar.11) Si.10) δi is the solubility parameter in (cal/cm3)½ and viL is the saturated liquid volume in cm3/mol calculated from: v i = v ω. j = --------------------------RT A i.j ln γ i. j 1 + ---------------- ln γ j∞i . i V i. j = -------A j. i R i. Margules and Scatchard Hamer use the following: Model van Laar Ai. i vi ----∞ vj ∞ vi ----∞ vj ∞ For the van Laar. j = a i. j -------A j. Margules and Scatchard Hamer equations: b i. they will not be read in.j ∞ L (A. 2 ln γ i.j Vi. j = R i. Note that this equation is of a different form than the original van Laar and Margules equations in HYSYS. However.Property Methods and Calculations A-21 Description of Terms The Regular Solution equation uses the following: L 2 vi ( δi – δj ) A i.7 + 3T r. j ------------------------------∞ ln γ i. which utilized an a + bT relationship. j (A.12) If you have regressed parameters using HYPROP for any of the Activity Models supported under the Chien Null. j Margules 1 1 Scatchard Hamer A i.j Ri. ∞ ∞ A i. A-21 .+ c ij T T (A. j S i. the difference should not cause problems. j 2 ln γ i.

j = 1 V i. j τ i. aij will be empty (essentially equivalent to the regular NRTL bij term). You may apply either model to systems: • with a wide boiling point range between components. j = C i. j = exp ( – c i. j = 2τ i. bj. j = a i. ci. the Insoluble option. j V i. and there exists a wide boiling point range or concentration range between components. j A i. For the general Chien Null model. j = C i.14) In all cases: A i.A-22 Property Methods The NRTL form for the Chien Null uses: b i. As such. j R i. Extended and General NRTL The Extended and General NRTL models are variations of the NRTL model. More binary interaction parameters are used in defining the component activity coefficients. aj. and will be assumed to be symmetric. j = 1 (A.i. j = a i. For all models. i = V i. j = -------A j. all models can utilize 6 constants. i = 0 R i. i = S i. i = 1 (A. j τ i. i V i. if the constants are unknown they can be estimated internally from the UNIFAC VLE or LLE methods. j R i. When you select NRTL for a binary pair. The General Chien Null equation is: b i.j. j + ----------T(K) A i.15) With the exception of the Regular Solution option. j S i.i for each component pair. j (A. the cij’s are assumed to be 1. bi. A-22 .13) The expression for the τ term under the Chien Null incorporates the R term of HYSYS’ NRTL into the values for aij and bij. j + ----------T(K) A i. • where you require simultaneous solution of VLE and LLE.i.j and cj. the values initialized for NRTL under Chien Null will not be the same as for the regular NRTL. bij will be initialized and cij will be the α term for the original NRTL. or using Henry’s Law coefficients for appropriate components. ai.j. j ) S i.

you will be able to specify values for the different component energy parameters. The General NRTL model provides radio buttons on the Binary Coeffs tab which access the matrices for the Aij.+ F ij T + G ij ln ( T ) 2 T T α ij = Alp1 ij + Alp2 ij T B ij A ij + -----T τ ij = ------------------RT α ij = Alp1 ij B ij τ ij = A ij + -----. Fij. Bij. Alp1ij and Alp2ij energy parameters. Cij.+ F ij T + G ij ln ( T ) T α ij = Alp1 ij + Alp2 ij T C ij τ ij = A ij + B ij t + -----T α ij = Alp1 ij + Alp2 ij T where: T is in K and t is °C B ij τ ij = A ij + -----T α ij = Alp1 ij Depending on which form of the equations that you have chosen.Property Methods and Calculations A-23 The equations options can be viewed in the Display Form drop down list on the Binary Coeffs tab of the Fluid Package property view. you can specify the format for the Equations of τij and aij to be any of the following: τij and αij Options B ij C ij τ ij = A ij + -----. With the General NRTL model. Gij.+ -----. A-23 .

A-24 Property Methods The Extended NRTL model allows you to input values for the Aij. The four adjustable parameters for the Margules equation in HYSYS are the aij and aji (temperature independent) and the bij and bji terms (temperature dependent).17) j=1 n ∑ xj --------------------------( 1.0 – x i ) n ( a ij + b ij T ) Bi = ( a ji + b ji T ) j=1 A-24 . The equation will use parameter values stored in HYSYS or any user supplied value for further fitting the equation to a given set of data.0 – x i ] [ A i + 2x i ( B i – A i ) ] where: γi = activity coefficient of component i xi = mole fraction of component i Ai = 2 (A. The equation does not have any theoretical basis. Cij. You do not have a choice of equation format for τij and αij. The Margules activity coefficient model is represented by the following equation: The equation should not be used for extrapolation beyond the range over which the energy parameters have been fitted. Bij.16) Margules The Margules equation was the first Gibbs excess energy representation developed. The following is used: C ij τ ij = A ij + B ij t + ------ T α ij = Alp1 ij + Alp2 ij where: T is in K t is in °C (A. HYSYS has an extended multicomponent Margules equation with up to four adjustable parameters per binary. but is useful for quick estimates and data interpolation. ln γ i = [ 1. Alp1ij and Alp2ij energy parameters by selecting the appropriate radio button.0 – x i ) ∑ xj --------------------------( 1.

is an extension of the original Wilson equation. NRTL can be used for dilute systems and hydrocarbonalcohol mixtures. it is not extremely CPU intensive and can represent LLE quite well. proposed by Renon and Prausnitz in 1968. It has an accuracy comparable to the Wilson equation for VLE systems. The NRTL combines the advantages of the Wilson and van Laar equations. The NRTL equation in HYSYS contains five adjustable parameters (temperature dependent and independent) for fitting per binary pair.Property Methods and Calculations A-25 T = temperature (K) n = total number of components aij = non-temperature dependent energy parameter between components i and j bij = temperature dependent energy parameter between components i and j [1/K] aji = non-temperature dependent energy parameter between components j and i bji = temperature dependent energy parameter between components j and i [1/K] NRTL The NRTL (Non-Random-Two-Liquid) equation. like the van Laar equation. combined with Wilson’s local composition model. These concepts. Unlike the van Laar equation. It is important to note that because of the mathematical structure of the NRTL equation. It uses statistical mechanics and the liquid cell theory to represent the liquid structure. Like the Wilson equation. the NRTL is thermodynamically consistent and can be applied to ternary and higher order systems using parameters regressed from binary equilibrium data. and. LLE and VLLE phase behaviour. produce an equation capable of representing VLE. although it may not be as good for alcohol-hydrocarbon systems as the Wilson equation. it can produce erroneous multiple miscibility gaps. A-25 .

+ ∑ ----------------------. UNIQUAC The UNIQUAC (UNIversal QUAsi Chemical) equation proposed by Abrams and Prausnitz in 1975 uses statistical mechanics and the quasichemical theory of Guggenheim to represent the liquid structure.A-26 Property Methods The NRTL equation in HYSYS has the following form: n ∑ τmj xm Gmj n x j G ij j=1 m=1 ln γ i = --------------------------. VLE and VLLE with accuracy comparable to the NRTL equation. aji. n n n j=1 ∑ xk Gkj ∑ xk Gki ∑ xk Gkj k=1 k=1 k=1 ∑ τji xj Gji n (A. τ ij – ----------------------------------.18) where: γi = activity coefficient of component i G ij = exp [ – τ ij α ij ] a ij + b ij T τ ij = --------------------RT xi = mole fraction of component i T = temperature (K) n = total number of components aij = non-temperature dependent energy parameter between components i and j (cal/gmol) bij = temperature dependent energy parameter between components i and j (cal/gmol-K) αij = NRTL non-randomness constant for binary interaction note that αij = αji for all binaries The five adjustable parameters for the NRTL equation in HYSYS are the aij. The equation will use parameter values stored in HYSYS or any user supplied value for further fitting the equation to a given set of data. bij. bji. The equation is capable of representing LLE. The UNIQUAC equation is significantly more A-26 . but without the need for a nonrandomness factor. and αij terms.

such as polymer solutions. Since the primary concentration variable is a surface fraction as opposed to a mole fraction. Its main advantage is that a good representation of both VLE and LLE can be obtained for a large range of non-electrolyte mixtures using only two adjustable parameters per binary. The UNIQUAC equation can be applied to a wide range of mixtures containing H2O. The UNIQUAC equation utilizes the concept of local composition as proposed by Wilson. amines. aldehydes.5Zq i ln ----- + L i – ----- xi Φ i Φ i n L j x j + q i 1. ketones. The equation will use parameter values stored in HYSYS or any user supplied value for further fitting the equation to a given set of data. it is applicable to systems containing molecules of very different sizes and shape. HYSYS contains the following four-parameter extended form of the UNIQUAC equation.Property Methods and Calculations A-27 detailed and sophisticated than any of the other activity models. halogenated hydrocarbons and hydrocarbons. alcohols. and the bij and bji terms (temperature dependent). nitriles. The four adjustable parameters for the UNIQUAC equation in HYSYS are the aij and aji terms (temperature independent). The fitted parameters usually exhibit a smaller temperature dependence which makes them more valid for extrapolation purposes. Φi θi θi ln γ i = ln ----- + 0.19) where: γi = activity coefficient of component i xi = mole fraction of component i T = temperature (K) n = total number of components A-27 . esters.0 – ln ∑ θ j τ ji ∑ j=1 j=1 n n θ τ j ij – q i ∑ ---------------------- n j = 1 θ k τ kj ∑ k=1 (A.

ln γ i = A i [ 1. Therefore. (A. it cannot predict maxima or minima in the activity coefficient. it generally performs poorly for systems with halogenated hydrocarbons and alcohols. HYSYS uses the following extended. The van Laar equation in HYSYS is a modified form of that described in "Phase Equilibrium in Process Design" by H.5e9) Aw = van der Waals area ri = van der Waals volume parameter . particularly for LLE component distributions.20) A-28 . This equation fits many systems quite well. with acceptable accuracy.0 – z i ] ( 1.R.Awi /(2. caution should be exercised in analyzing multi-component systems.0 + E i z i ) 2 The van Laar equation also performs poorly for dilute systems and CANNOT represent many common systems.17) Vw = van der Waals volume van Laar The van Laar equation was the first Gibbs excess energy representation with physical significance. such as alcoholhydrocarbon mixtures.5Z(rj-qj)-rj+1 qi xi θ i = --------------∑ qj xj a ij + b ij T τ ij = exp – --------------------RT Z = 10. It can be used for systems that exhibit positive or negative deviations from Raoult’s Law.0 co-ordination number aij = non-temperature dependent energy parameter between components i and j (cal/gmol) bij = temperature dependent energy parameter between components i and j (cal/gmol-K) qi = van der Waals area parameter .A-28 Property Methods Lj = 0. however.Vwi /(15. multi-component form of the van Laar equation. Null. It also has a tendency to predict two liquid phases when they do not exist. Due to the empirical nature of the equation. The van Laar equation has some advantages over the other activity models in that it requires less CPU time and can represent limited miscibility as well as three phase equilibrium.

0 Ai xi z i = -----------------------------------------------[ A i x i + B i ( 1. Wilson in 1964. A-29 . Wilson The Wilson equation CANNOT be used for problems involving liquid-liquid equilibrium. Our experience also shows that the Wilson equation can be extrapolated with reasonable confidence to other operating regions with the same set of regressed energy parameters.0 – x i ) E i = – 4.0. and bji terms. The equation will use parameter values stored in HYSYS or any user supplied value for further fitting the equation to a given set of data. otherwise 0. The Wilson equation.0 if Ai Bi < 0.0 – x i ) ] T = temperature (K) n = total number of components aij = non-temperature dependent energy parameter between components i and j bij = temperature dependent energy parameter between components i and j [1/K] aji = non-temperature dependent energy parameter between components j and i bji = temperature dependent energy parameter between components j and i [1/K] The four adjustable parameters for the van Laar equation in HYSYS are the aij. proposed by Grant M.Property Methods and Calculations A-29 where: γi = activity coefficient of component i xi = mole fraction of component i n ( a ij + b ij T ) A i = ∑ x j -------------------------( 1. aji. bij. It offers a thermodynamically consistent approach to predicting multicomponent behaviour from regressed binary equilibrium data. was the first activity coefficient equation that used the local composition model to derive the Gibbs Excess energy expression.0 – x i ) j =1 Bi = ∑ j=1 n ( a ji + b ji T ) x j -------------------------( 1.

Depending upon the available information. and the bij and bji terms (temperature dependent). The four adjustable parameters for the Wilson equation in HYSYS are the aij and aji (temperature independent) terms.0 – ln ∑ j=1 n x j A ij – ∑ k=1 n x k A ki --------------------- ∑ xj Akj j=1 n (A.A-30 Property Methods Although the Wilson equation is more complex and requires more CPU time than either the van Laar or Margules equations. It performs an excellent job of predicting ternary equilibrium using parameters regressed from binary data only. The Wilson equation in HYSYS requires two to four adjustable parameters per binary. caution should be exercised when extrapolating. but maintains a small effect due to molecular size differences represented by the ratio of molar volumes. it can represent almost all non-ideal liquid solutions satisfactorily except electrolytes and solutions exhibiting limited miscibility (LLE or VLLE). but consistently outperforms them for increasingly non-ideal systems.21) where: γi = activity coefficient of component i Vj ( a ij + b ij T ) A ij = ---. The Wilson activity model in HYSYS has the following form: Note that setting all four parameters to zero does not reduce the binary to an ideal solution.exp – -------------------------Vi RT xi = mole fraction of component i T = temperature (K) n = total number of components aij = non-temperature dependent energy parameter between components i and j (cal/gmol) bij = temperature dependent energy parameter between components i and j (cal/gmol-K) A-30 . Although the Wilson equation contains terms for temperature dependency. ln γ i = 1. The Wilson equation will give similar results as the Margules and van Laar equations for weak non-ideal systems. the temperature dependent parameters may be set to zero.

Property Methods and Calculations A-31 Vi = molar volume of pure liquid component i in m3/kgmol (litres/gmol) The equation will use parameter values stored in HYSYS or any user supplied value for further fitting the equation to a given set of data.22) A-31 .+ C ln ( T ) + DT T where: i = solute or "non-condensable" component j = solvent or condensable component (A. The equation has the following form: B ln H ij = A + -. HYSYS will use Henry’s Law when an activity model is selected and "non-condensable" components are included within the component list. "Non-condensable" components are defined as those components that have critical temperatures below the temperature of the system you are modelling. HYSYS considers the following components "non-condensable": Component CH4 C2H6 C2H4 C2H2 H2 He Ar N2 O2 NO H2S CO2 CO Simulation Name Methane Ethane Ethylene Acetylene Hydrogen Helium Argon Nitrogen Oxygen NO H2S CO2 CO The extended Henry’s Law equation in HYSYS is used to model dilute solute/solvent interactions. Henry’s Law Henry’s Law cannot be selected explicitly as a property method in HYSYS. However.

3 C2 is a "non-condensable" component. To supply your own coefficients you must enter them directly into the Aij and Bij matrices. To estimate a coefficient (A or B in this case). HYSYS does not contain a pre-fitted Henry’s Law A coefficient for the ethane/ethanol pair. The coefficients are regressed to fugacities calculated using the Chao-Seader/Prausnitz-Shair correlations for standard state fugacity and Regular Solution. as shown previously. A-32 . Henry’s Law A coefficient for the interaction between C2 and H2O. The NRTL activity model is selected as the property method. you can view the Henry’s Law coefficients for the interaction of ethane and the other components. select the Aij radio button. If HYSYS does not contain pre-fitted Henry’s Law coefficients and Henry’s Law data is not available. Figure A. Henry’s Law D coefficient for the interaction between C2 and H2O. By selecting the Aij radio button. highlight a binary pair and press the Individual Pair button. HYSYS will estimate the missing coefficients. Choose the Bij radio button to enter or view the C and D coefficients in the Henry’s Law equation. There are three components in the Fluid Package. Normal binary interaction coefficient for the H2O/Ethanol pair. ethane. one of which. On the Binary Coeffs tab of the Fluid Package property view. Henry’s Law will be used for the interaction between C2 and the other components in the Fluid Package. is a "noncondensable" component. Henry’s Law B coefficient for the interaction between C2 and H2O. you can view/edit the A and B coefficients. You can estimate it or provide your own value. Henry’s Law C coefficient for the interaction between C2 and H2O.A-32 Property Methods Hij = Henry’s coefficient between i and j in kPa A = A coefficient entered as aij in the parameter matrix B = B coefficient entered as aji in the parameter matrix C = C coefficient entered as bij in the parameter matrix D = D coefficient entered as bji in the parameter matrix T = temperature in degrees K An example of the use of Henry’s Law coefficients is illustrated below.

in cases when you are operating at moderate pressures (less than 5 atm). SRK or RK) as the vapour phase model.2. The choices are: Ideal The ideal gas law will be used to model the vapour phase. choosing Ideal Gas should be satisfactory. However.Equations of State). A. as long as the light components within your Flowsheet can be handled by the selected vapour phase model (i. The choice will depend on specific considerations of your system. A-33 . The PR and SRK vapour phase models handle the same types of situations as the PR and SRK equations of state (refer to Section A. When selecting one of these options (PR. For applications where you have compressors or turbines being modelled within your Flowsheet. C2H4 or C3H6 are fine. Peng Robinson. SRK or RK options can be used in conjunction with an activity model.Property Methods and Calculations A-33 No interaction between "non-condensable" component pairs is taken into account in the VLE calculations. the PR. This model is appropriate for low pressures and for a vapour phase with little intermolecular interaction. SRK or RK To model non-idealities in the vapour phase. You must keep in mind that all the binary parameters in the HYSYS Library have been regressed using the ideal gas vapour model.1 . but alcohols will not be modelled correctly). you must ensure that the binary interaction parameters used for the activity model remain applicable with the chosen vapour model. You will obtain more accurate horsepower values by using PR or SRK.e. PR or SRK will be superior to either the RK or ideal vapour model.2.3 Activity Model Vapour Phase Options There are several models available for calculating the Vapour Phase in conjunction with the selected liquid activity model.

HYSYS contains correlations utilizing the following pure component properties: • • • • • • critical temperature critical pressure dipole moment mean radius of gyration association parameter association parameter for each binary pair This option is restricted to systems where the density is moderate.2. In these cases. This method has also been adopted by and is recommended for use in the API Technical Data Book. A-34 .22 If the virial coefficients need to be calculated. semiempirical methods.23) i A. HYSYS contains temperature dependent coefficients for carboxylic acids. typically less than one-half the critical density. Only the equilibrium results produced by these correlations is used by HYSYS.4 Semi-Empirical Methods The Chao-Seader10 and Grayson-Streed11 methods are older. even at low or moderate pressures. the fugacity coefficient shows large deviations from ideality.-------------------2 m yi Tc ∑ i=1 ∑ yi Pc m i (A. The Virial equation used is valid for the following range: T i=1 P ≤ -. or compounds that have the tendency to form stable H2 bonds in the vapour phase. Typically this occurs in systems containing carboxylic acids.A-34 Property Methods Virial The Virial option enables you to better model vapour phase fugacities of systems displaying strong vapour phase interactions. The Lee-Kesler method is used for liquid and vapour enthalpies and entropies as its results have been shown to be superior to those generated from the CS/ GS correlations. The GS correlation is an extension of the CS method with special emphasis on H2. You can overwrite these by changing the Association (ii) or Solvation (ij) coefficients from the default values.

Modified acentric factors are included in HYSYS’ GS library for most components. A-35 . (kPa) < 10000 < 20000 Conditions of Applicability For all hydrocarbons (except CH4): If CH4 or H2 is present: 0. A. This method of handling H2O is not very accurate for gas systems. such as hydrotreating units. As with the Vapour Pressure models. This includes hydrocarbon systems such as mixtures of ketones or alcohols where the liquid phase behaves approximately ideal. Although three phase calculations are performed for all systems.3 and Prmixture < 0. Special functions have been incorporated for the calculation of liquid phase fugacities for N2.5 The GS correlation is recommended for simulating heavy hydrocarbon systems with a high H2 content. Method CS GS Temp.3 mole fraction dissolved gases < 0. CO2 and H2S.Property Methods and Calculations A-35 The following table gives an approximate range of applicability for these two methods.93 CH4 mole fraction < 0. (psia) < 1500 < 3000 Press.2 When predicting K values for: Paraffinic or Olefinic Mixtures Aromatic Mixtures liquid phase aromatic mole fraction < 0. it is important to note that the aqueous phase is always treated as pure H2O with these correlations. The pure liquid fugacity coefficients are calculated via the principle of corresponding states. (°C) 0 to 500 0 to 800 Temp. The GS correlation can also be used for simulating topping units and heavy ends vacuum applications.8 • • • molal average Tr < 0. and under what conditions they are applicable.5 < Tri < 1.5 liquid phase aromatic mole fraction > 0. The models may also be used for first approximations for nonideal systems. These functions are restricted to hydrocarbon mixtures with less than five percent of each of the above components. H2O is treated using a combination of the steam tables and the kerosene solubility charts from the API data book. (°C) 18 to 260 18 to 425 Press. The vapour phase fugacity coefficients are calculated with the Redlich Kwong equation of state.5 Vapour Pressure Property Packages Vapour pressure K value models may be used for ideal mixtures at low pressures.2.

Vapour pressure coefficients for pseudo components may be entered or calculated from either the Lee-Kesler correlation for hydrocarbons.6 Tci Press. E and F are fitted coefficients and the units of Pvap and T are kPa and K.+ D ln T + ET T+C (A. they are classified as Vapour Pressure Models. Approximate ranges of application for each vapour pressure model are given below: Model Mod. D. and EssoK packages. where A. The Vapour Pressure options include the Modified Antoine. the Gomez-Thodos correlation for chemical compounds or the Reidel equation. B. Antoine BraunK10 EssoK Temperature < 1. C. the Gomez-Thodos correlation for chemical compounds.24) Note that all enthalpy and entropy calculations are performed using the LeeKesler model. Modified Antoine Vapour Pressure Model The modified Antoine equation assumes the form as set out in the DIPPR data bank. (kPa) < 700 < 700 < 700 Because all of the Vapour Pressure options assume an ideal vapour phase.6 Tci 0°F (-17.6 Tci < 1. Vapour pressures used in the calculation of the standard state fugacity are based on HYSYS’ library coefficients and a modified form of the Antoine equation. F B ln P vap = A + -----------. which is treated separately with the steam property correlation. A-36 . BraunK10. These coefficients are available for all HYSYS library components. or the Reidel equation.A-36 Property Methods The Lee-Kesler model is used for enthalpy and entropy calculations for all vapour pressure models and all components with the exception of H2O.4). Vapour pressure coefficients for pseudo components may be entered or calculated from either the Lee-Kesler correlation for hydrocarbons.78°C) < 1. All three phase calculations are performed assuming the aqueous phase is pure H2O and that H2O solubility in the hydrocarbon phase can be described using the kerosene solubility equation from the API data book (Figure 9A1. (psia) < 100 < 100 < 100 Press.

the K value is calculated at system temperature and 10 psia. Accuracy suffers with this model if there are large amounts of acid gases or light hydrocarbons. Esso K Model The Esso Tabular model is strictly applicable to hydrocarbon systems at low pressures. given the normal boiling point of a component. The Lee-Kesler model is used for enthalpy and entropy calculations for all components with the exception of H2O which is treated with the steam tables.Property Methods and Calculations A-37 This model is applicable for low pressure systems that behave ideally. The model employs a modification of the MaxwellBonnel vapour pressure model in the following format: log P vap = ∑ Ai x i (A. where. crude and vacuum towers can be modelled with this equation. it is recommended that the vapour pressure coefficients be replaced with Henry’s Law coefficients. For hydrocarbon components that you have not provided vapour pressure coefficients for.25) A-37 . When using this method for super-critical components. Changing Vapour Pressure coefficients can only be accomplished if your component is being installed as a Hypothetical.4). The K10 value is then corrected for pressure using pressure correction charts. As such. All three phase calculations assume that the aqueous phase is pure H2O and that H2O solubility in the hydrocarbon phase can be described using the kerosene solubility equation from the API data book (Figure 9A1. Braun K10 Model The Braun K10 model is strictly applicable to heavy hydrocarbon systems at low pressures. The model employs the Braun convergence pressure method. the model converts the Lee-Kesler vapour pressure model directly. The K values for any components that are not covered by the charts are calculated at 10 psia using the modified Antoine equation and corrected to system conditions using the pressure correction charts.

0002867T b i T x = ------------------------------------------i 748.2145T b Tbi = normal boiling point corrected to K = 12 T = absolute temperature K = Watson characterisation factor Note that the Lee-Kesler model is used for enthalpy and entropy calculations for all components with the exception of H2O which is treated with the steam tables. CS2 CH4 C7H16 C2=. A-38 . called AMSIM. the results will be comparable to the modified Antoine equation since no pressure correction is applied. Their amine property package is available as an option with HYSYS giving you access to a proven third party property package for reliable amine plant simulation. H2S. A.– 0. H2O For the Amine property method.B.A-38 Property Methods where: Ai = fitted constants Tb i ----. E-Mercaptan H2. COS. O2. i For heavy hydrocarbon systems. All three phase calculations are performed assuming the aqueous phase is pure H2O and that H2O solubility in the hydrocarbon phase can be described using the kerosene solubility equation from the API data book (Figure 9A1. while maintaining the ability to use HYSYS’ powerful flowsheeting capabilities. the K value is calculated using the Antoine equation. C3= M-Mercaptan.1 – 0.4).6 Miscellaneous . For non-hydrocarbon components. CO. Accuracy suffers if there is a large amount of acid gases or light hydrocarbons. The chemical and physical property data base is restricted to amines and the following components: Component Class Acid Gases Hydrocarbons Olefins Mercaptans Non Hydrocarbons Specific Components CO2.2.Special Application Methods Amines Property Package The amines package contains the thermodynamic models developed by D. Robinson & Associates for their proprietary amine plant simulator. the vapour phase is modelled via the PR model. N2.

DEA Triethanolamine. MDEA* Diglycolamine. The following table gives the equilibrium solubility limitations that should be observed when using this property package. phase compositions. temperature.260 77 .Column of the Steady State Modeling manual for details on how to specify or have HYSYS calculate the stage efficiencies.300 0.260 77 . Since kinetic and mass transfer effects are primarily responsible for the H2S selectivity demonstrated by amine solutions. and numerous technical references. MEA Diethanolamine.40 Acid Gas Partial Pressure (psia) 0.260 Alkanolamine Monoethanolamine.300 Temperature (°F) 77 .300 0. The stage efficiency model calculates H2S and CO2 component stage efficiencies based on the tray dimensions given and the calculated internal tower conditions for both absorbers and strippers. DIsoA * The amine mixtures. Robinson’s in-house data. Correlations for the heats of solution are set up as a function of composition and amine type.30 0 . so use the MDEA value for these mixtures.70 0 .00001 .50 0 .260 77 . mechanical tray design and dimensions as well as kinetic and mass transfer parameters. The amines package incorporates a specialized stage efficiency model to permit simulation of columns on a real tray basis.300 0.260 77 . physical properties. Alkanolamine Concentration (wt%) 0 .0 mole acid gas/mole alkanolamine.50 50 . DEA/ MDEA and MEA/MDEA are assumed to be primarily MDEA.00001 .300 0. See Chapter 7 . DGA DIsoPropanolAmine. flow rates. TEA Methyldiethanolamine.50 0 . several unpublished sources.B. The heat effects are an important factor in amine treating processes and are properly taken into account in the amines property package.00001 .00001 .Property Methods and Calculations A-39 Note: this method does not allow any hypotheticals.260 77 . The absorption of H2S and CO2 by aqueous alkanolamine solutions involves exothermic reactions.00001 . A-39 .00001 . The correlations were generated from existing published values or derived from solubility data using the Gibbs-Helmholtz equation. The equilibrium acid gas solubility and kinetic parameters for the aqueous alkanolamine solutions in contact with H2S and CO2 have been incorporated into their property package. this must be accounted for by non unity stage efficiencies. The individual component stage efficiencies are a function of pressure. The amines property package has been fitted to extensive experimental data gathered from a combination of D. It is important to note that data have not been correlated for H2S and CO2 loadings greater than 1.300 0.

e. i. namely H2O.C. a 32-term modified BWR equation of state is used. G. R.26) where: X1 = ρ2T X2 = ρ2T1/2 X3 = X4 = X5 = X7 = ρ2 ρ2/T ρ2/T2 ρ3 X8 = ρ3/T X9 = ρ3/T2 X10 = X11 = X12 = X14 = ρ4T ρ4 ρ4/T ρ6/T X15 = ρ6/T2 X16 = ρ7/T X17 = X18 = X19 = X21 = ρ8/T ρ8/T2 ρ9/T2 ρ3F/T3 X22 = ρ5F/T2 X23 = ρ5F/T4 X24 = X25 = X26 = ρ7F/T2 ρ7F/T3 ρ9F/T2 X29 = ρ11F/T3 X30 = ρ13F/T2 X31 = ρ13F/T3 X32 = ρ13F/T4 X6 = ρ3T X13 = ρ5 X20 = ρ3F/T2 X27 = ρ9F/T4 X28 = ρ11F/T2 F = exp (-0.J.B. which reportedly has better calculations near the Critical Point. ASME Steam accesses the ASME 1967 steam tables.Prepared by C.The American Society of Mechanical Engineers . MBWR In HYSYS. Meyer. The modified BWR may be written in the following form: 32 P = RTρ + i=1 ∑ Ni Xi (A. Spencer Jr. The limitations of this steam package are the same as those of the original ASME steam tables. Silvestri and R..A.0056 r2) A-40 . pressures less than 15000 psia and temperatures greater than 32°F (0°C) and less than 1500°F.A-40 Property Methods Steam Package HYSYS includes two steam packages: • ASME Steam • NBS Steam Both of these property packages are restricted to a single component.20 Selecting NBS_Steam utilizes the NBS 1984 Steam Tables. McClintock. The basic reference is the book "Thermodynamic and Transport Properties of Steam" .

8 .1800 390. (R) 151.+ RT P° ∞ ∫ 1 ∂P 1 -.720 163.3 Note that with semi-empirical and vapour pressure models.= Z – 1 + -----.3420 97.400 161 . (K) 84 .1000 29 .28) A-41 .6 .900 122.720 289.400 0.761.500 68 .4 .Property Methods and Calculations A-41 The modified BWR is applicable only for the following pure components: Component Ar CH4 C2H4 C2H6 C3H8 i-C4 n-C4 CO Note that mixtures of different forms of H2 are also acceptable. .∫ T – P dV ∂ T V RT RT The Ideal Gas Enthalpy basis (HID) used by HYSYS is equal to the ideal gas Enthalpy of Formation at 25°C and 1 atm.2 .8 . CO2 D2 H2 o-H2 p-H2 He N2 O2 Xe Temp. (MPa) 100 200 40 70 100 35 70 30 100 320 120 120 120 200 1000 120 100 Max.400 14 . .1080 243.2700 113.600 114 .8 .1900 54 .600 85 .400 14 .720 25.1000 217 .2 .720 1.720 25.4 25.2 .1800 52.2340 Max.600 104 .4 .400 90 .1080 153. The range of use for these components is shown in this table.400 91 . Press.2 . Press.1080 205. .2 . Enthalpy and Entropy Departure Calculations The Enthalpy and Entropy calculations are performed rigorously by HYSYS using the following exact thermodynamic relations: V 1 ∂P H–H ------------------.2 . a pure liquid water phase will be generated and the solubility of H2O in the hydrocarbon phase will be determined from the kerosene solubility model.dV R ∂ T V V (A.27) S – S° P -----------------. (psia) 14504 29008 5802 10153 14504 5076 10153 4351 14504 46412 17405 17405 17405 29008 145038 17405 14504 A. ∞ ID V ID (A.2 .1080 187.1500 63 .1300 Temp.600 135 .720 162.2 .4 .423 14 . – -.= ln Z – ln ----.

-----------------.5 bRT a d t V + ( 2 0.a – T ln ----------------------------------.29) The Ideal Gas Enthalpy basis (HID) used by HYSYS changes with temperature according to the coefficients on the TDep tab for each individual component.a – T ----.+ -.= ln ( Z – b ) – ln ----.= Z – 1 – --------.42748 ----------------P ci 2 aci A-42 .-----------------.5 – 1 )b ID where: a = ∑ ∑ xi xj ( ai aj ) i = 1 j= 1 N N 0. Z P° B a dt RT (A.= ln ( Z – B ) – ln ----. dt bRT V RT ID ID (A.30) R P° 2 1.Robinson Soave -Redlich .32) S – S° B P A T da .33) A and B term definitions are provided below: Peng .A-42 Enthalpy and Entropy Departure A.3.Kwong bi ai RT ci 0.5 dt RT V + ( 2 0. 1.077796 ---------P ci a ci α i ( RT ci ) 0. 0.5 S – S° T da V + ( 2 + 1 )b A P .08664 ---------P ci a ci α i ( RT ci ) 0..-ln ----------------------------------.ln 1 + -.----.5 – 1 )b 2 bRT (A.= Z – 1 – ------------------.5 1 da V + ( 2 + 1 )b H–H ------------------.31) For the SRK Equation of State: da 1 b H–H ------------------.-.457235 ----------------P ci 2 RT ci 0.5 ( 1 – k ij ) (A.– ------------------.1 Equations of State For the Peng-Robinson Equation of State: ID 0. (A.ln 1 + -..

5 2 κ i = κ 0i ( 1 + T ri ) ( 0.37646 + 1.34) This results in the replacement of the αi term in the definitions of the A and B terms shown previously by the αi term shown above.5 ( 1 – k ij ) R = Ideal Gas constant H = Enthalpy S = Entropy subscripts: ID = Ideal Gas o = reference state PRSV The PRSV equation of state is an extension of the Peng-Robinson equation utilizing an extension of the κ expression as shown below: αi = [ 1 + κi ( 1 – Tr ) ] 0.7 – T ri ) κ 0i = 0.26992ω i where: 2 1 + m i ( 1 – T ri ) 0.5 a = ∑ ∑ xi xj ( ai aj ) i =1 j=1 N N 0.54226ω i – 0. A-43 .5 αi mi 1 + m i ( 1 – T ri ) 0.574ω i – 0.Robinson Soave -Redlich .378893 + 1.Kwong 0.Property Methods and Calculations A-43 Peng .5 0.17131848ω i + 0.176ω i 2 0.4897153ω i – 0.48 + 1.0196554ω i 2 3 (A.

37) ∆H i ° L ( sp ) 2 3 4 2 ------------------------.1 ) ∆H i ° L ( sb ) i ------------------------. and a3 are functions of the Cavett parameter. a2.36) where: 1 – a3 ( T r – 0. The Gas enthalpies and entropies are dependent on the model chosen to represent the vapour phase behaviour: Ideal Gas: ID H = H T2 (A. ------------------------- Tc Tc Tc i i i (A.= max -------------------------.40) A-44 .= max -------------------------. fitted to match one known heat of vapourization.+ R ln -----T V1 C v dT (A.39) V2 S = ID S° = T1 ∫ -----------.= max ( 0.38) where a1.A-44 Enthalpy and Entropy Departure A.3. b 1 + b 2 T r + b 3 T r + b 4 T r + b 5 T r ) i i i i Tc i (A.35) for Tri ≥ 1: L ID ∆H i ° L ( sb ) ∆H i ° L ( sp ) H –H ---------------------. ------------------------- Tc Tc Tc i i i (A.2 Activity Models The Liquid enthalpy and entropy for Activity Models is based on the Cavett Correlation: for Tri < 1: L ID ∆H i ° L ( sb ) ∆H i ° L ( sb ) H –H ---------------------.= a 1 + a 2 ( 1 – T r ) i Tc i (A.

= ln ( Z – b ) – ln ----.2.( Z r – Z ° ) ωr where: Z o = the compressibility factor of a simple fluid Z r = the compressibility factor of a reference fluid They chose the reduced form of the BWR equation of state to represent both Z o and Z r: γ 2 – ----- V r The SRK and PR are given in Section A.+ ( Z – 1 ) V – B dt RT S – S° RT dB V V . (A.8 Tr.+ -----------3 β – ----- e 5 2 2 3 Vr Vr Vr Tr Vr Vr (A. RT P° 2B Z (A.ln 1 + -.– R ln -----------.+ R ln ----V – B dT V° R V–B ID (A.5 H–H b ------------------.-----.+ ----.Property Methods and Calculations A-45 Redlich-Kwong: 1.+ -----.Equations of State.41) S – S° A P B -----------------.+ ----.3 Lee-Kesler Option The Lee and Kesler method is an effort to extend the method originally proposed by Pitzer to temperatures lower than 0.= – -----------.-----.43) (A.45) D γ B C D Z = 1 + ---.1 .3.46) A-45 .= – -----------.ln 1 + -.44) where: B = second virial coefficient of the mixture A.= Z – 1 – --------.------------------. Lee and Kesler expanded Pitzer’s method expressing the compressibility factor as: ω Z = Z ° + ----. bRT RT V ID ID (A.-----------------.42) Virial Equation: ID T dB H–H .

β + 1 – β + 1 + ----- e 3 2 2T r γ Vr (A. The Enthalpy and Entropy departures are computed as follows: b4 b3 c3 b 2 + 2 ---. n-C8) were determined.– ----Tr T 2 T 4 r r c2 c3 C = c 1 – ---.+ 2 ----.= ln Z – ln ----.– ------------------.+ 3 ----.– -------------.+ 3E 2 5 RT c Tr Vr 2T r V r 5T r V r ID (A.– --------2 + 2E 2 Vr 2V r 5V r (A.– ----.49) A-46 .= T r Z – 1 – -----------------------------------.– ------------------.+ ----3 Tr Tr d2 D = d 1 + ---Tr The constants in these equations were determined using experimental compressibility and enthalpy data. c4 γ Vr E = ----------.48) γ – ---.3978.A-46 Enthalpy and Entropy Departure where: VP c V r = --------RT c b2 b3 b4 B = b 1 – ---.47) S – S° P -----------------.c 1 – 3 ----3 2 2 Tr Tr Tr d1 – --------------------------------. Two sets of constants.c 2 – 3 ---- 2 2 d2 Tr Tr Tr H–H ------------------. P° R ID b4 c3 b3 b 1 + ----. one for the simple fluid (ωo = 0) and one for the reference fluid (ωr=0.

085ω ) -------Vc Fugacity Coefficient Soave-Redlich-Kwong b N bi a 1 0.5 0.– --------. + ( Z – 1 ) --.5 3 3 x i x j V c + V c ( T c T c ) i j i j RT c P c = ( 0. b b bRT a V RT j=1 (A.5 a 1 V + ( 2 + 1 )b Pb i .-.2905 – 0.5 0.Property Methods and Calculations A-47 for mixtures.ln φ i = – ln Z – -----. the Critical Properties are defined as follows: ω = i=1 i ∑ xi ωi N z c = 0.0851ω i Z c RT c i V c = -----------------i i Pc i 1 V c = -8 1 T c = -------8V c N ∑ i=1 N N -.5 0.ln 1 + -. -0. -3 3 ∑ xi xj Vci + Vcj j=1 N 1 1 3 1 1 3 ∑∑ i=1 j=1 -. + ( Z – 1 ) --. 2a i ∑ x j a j ( 1 – k ij ) – --.ln ----------------------------------1.51) A-47 . 2a i ∑ x j a j ( 1 – k ij ) – --.ln φ i = – ln Z – -----.2905 – 0.5 bi 0.-.5 b b 2 bRT a RT V – ( 2 – 1 )b j=1 (A.50) Peng Robinson N b 0.– ------------------.5 b Pb i .

H. There is an exception with the pipe and heat exchanger operations. and a modification of the Letsou-Stiel method for predicting the liquid viscosities of non-ideal chemical systems. The parameters for hypothetical components are based on the API gravity and the generalized Lu equation. It is used to predict the density for all systems whose pseudo-reduced temperature is below 1. This method has been adopted as an API standard.1 Liquid Density Saturated liquid volumes are obtained using a corresponding states equation developed by R. and the API data book for components contained in HYSYS’ library. Hankinson and G. For three-phase fluids. it can be applied to sub-cooled liquid densities.e.4 Physical and Transport Properties The physical and transport properties that HYSYS calculates for a given phase are viscosity. the Twu methodology for heavier hydrocarbons. HYSYS uses empirical mixing rules to determine the apparent properties for the combined liquid phases. the transport properties for the mixed phase are meaningless and are reported as <empty>.A-48 Physical and Transport Properties A.. i. For example. at pressures greater than the vapour pressure. A-48 . thermal conductivity and surface tension. All these models have been modified by Hyprotech to improve the accuracy of the correlations. In the case of multiphase streams. The models used for the transport property calculations have all been pre-selected to yield the best fit for the system under consideration. using the Chueh and Prausnitz correction factor for compressed fluids. A complete description of the models used for the prediction of the transport properties can be found in the references listed in each sub-section. A. the equation of state compressibility factor is used to calculate the liquid density.4. density. Above this temperature. Thompson13 which explicitly relates the liquid volume of a pure component to its reduced temperature and a second parameter termed the characteristic volume. the corresponding states model proposed by Ely and Hanley is used for viscosity predictions of light hydrocarbons (NBP<155). W. Although the COSTALD method was developed for saturated liquid densities. The pure compound parameters needed in the corresponding states liquid density (COSTALD) calculations are taken from the original tables published by Hankinson and Thompson.0. although the single phase properties are known.

Property Methods and Calculations

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Pseudo components generated in the Oil Characterization Environment will have their densities either calculated from internal correlations or generated from input curves. Given a bulk density, the densities of the pseudo components are adjusted such that: 1.0 ρ bulk = ------------xi ∑ -----ρ i°

(A.52)

The characteristic volume for each pseudo component is calculated using the adjusted densities and the physical properties. The calculated characteristic volumes are then adjusted such that the bulk density calculated from the COSTALD equation matches the density calculated via above equation. This ensures that a given volume of fluid will contain the same mass whether it is calculated with the sum of the component densities or the COSTALD equation.

A.4.2

Vapour Density

The density for all vapour systems at a given temperature and pressure is calculated using the compressibility factor given by the equation of state or by the appropriate vapour phase model for Activity Models.

A.4.3

Viscosity

HYSYS will automatically select the model best suited for predicting the phase viscosities of the system under study. The model selected will be from one of the three available in HYSYS: a modification of the NBS method (Ely and Hanley), Twu’s model, or a modification of the LetsouStiel correlation. HYSYS will select the appropriate model using the following criteria:

Chemical System Lt Hydrocarbons (NBP<155°F) Hvy Hydrocarbons (NBP>155°F) Non-Ideal Chemicals Vapour Phase Mod Ely & Hanley Mod Ely & Hanley Mod Ely & Hanley Liquid Phase Mod Ely & Hanley Twu Mod Letsou-Stiel

All of the models are based on corresponding states principles and have been modified for more reliable application. Internal validation showed that these models yielded the most reliable results for the chemical systems shown. Viscosity predictions for light hydrocarbon liquid phases and vapour phases were found to be handled more

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Physical and Transport Properties

reliably by an in-house modification of the original Ely and Hanley model, heavier hydrocarbon liquids were more effectively handled by Twu’s model, and chemical systems were more accurately handled by an in-house modification of the original Letsou-Stiel model. A complete description of the original corresponding states (NBS) model used for viscosity predictions is presented by Ely and Hanley in their NBS publication. The original model has been modified to eliminate the iterative procedure for calculating the system shape factors. The generalized Leech-Leland shape factor models have been replaced by component specific models. HYSYS constructs a PVT map for each component using the COSTALD for the liquid region. The shape factors are adjusted such that the PVT map can be reproduced using the reference fluid. The shape factors for all the library components have already been regressed and are included in the Pure Component Library. Pseudo component shape factors are regressed using estimated viscosities. These viscosity estimations are functions of the pseudo component Base Properties and Critical Properties. Pseudo components generated in the Oil Characterization Environment have the additional ability of having their shape factors regressed to match kinematic or dynamic viscosity assays. The general model employs CH4 as a reference fluid and is applicable to the entire range of non-polar fluid mixtures in the hydrocarbon industry. Accuracy for highly aromatic or naphthenic crudes will be increased by supplying viscosity curves when available, since the pure component property generators were developed for average crude oils. The model also handles H2O and acid gases as well as quantum gases. Although the modified NBS model handles these systems very well, the Twu method was found to do a better job of predicting the viscosities of heavier hydrocarbon liquids. The Twu model9 is also based on corresponding states principles, but has implemented a viscosity correlation for n-alkanes as its reference fluid instead of CH4. A complete description of this model is given in the paper entitled "Internally Consistent Correlation for Predicting Liquid Viscosities of Petroleum Fractions"15. For chemical systems the modified NBS model of Ely and Hanley is used for predicting vapour phase viscosities, whereas a modified form of the Letsou-Stiel model is used for predicting the liquid viscosities. This method is also based on corresponding states principles and was found to perform satisfactorily for the components tested.

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Property Methods and Calculations

A-51

The shape factors contained in the HYSYS Pure Component Library have been fit to match experimental viscosity data over a broad operating range. Although this will yield good viscosity predictions as an average over the entire range, improved accuracy over a narrow operating range can be achieved by using the Tabular features (see Chapter 1 - Fluid Package for more information).

A.4.4

Liquid Phase Mixing Rules for Viscosity

The estimates of the apparent liquid phase viscosity of immiscible Hydrocarbon Liquid - Aqueous mixtures are calculated using the following "mixing rules":

**• If the volume fraction of the hydrocarbon phase is greater than or equal to 0.5, the following equation is used17:
**

3.6 ( 1 – ν oil )

µ eff = µ oil e

(A.53)

where: µeff = apparent viscosity µoil = viscosity of Hydrocarbon phase νoil = volume fraction Hydrocarbon phase

**• If the volume fraction of the hydrocarbon phase is less than
**

0.33, the following equation is used18: µ oil + 0.4µ H2 O µ eff = 1 + 2.5ν oil ----------------------------------- µ H O 2 µ oil + µ H2 O where: µeff = apparent viscosity µoil = viscosity of Hydrocarbon phase µH2O= viscosity of Aqueous phase νoil = volume fraction Hydrocarbon phase

(A.54)

• If the volume of the hydrocarbon phase is between 0.33 and 0.5, the effective viscosity for combined liquid phase is calculated using a weighted average between Equation (A.53) and Equation (A.54).

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method. These parameters are tabulated for all library components and may either be input or calculated for hypothetical components. acentric factor and ideal heat capacity for each component. The modifications to the method are identical to those for the viscosity calculations. The method requires molecular weight. The effect of higher pressure on thermal conductivities is taken into account by the Chung et al. the Latini et al. The text by Reid.4. For vapour phase thermal conductivity predictions.A-52 Physical and Transport Properties The remaining properties of the pseudo phase are calculated as follows: MW eff = ∑ xi MWi i (molecular weight) (mixture density) (mixture specific heat) (A. The thermal conductivity for an A-52 . and Chung et al.16 methods are used. The Sato-Reidel method16 is used for liquid phase thermal conductivity predictions of glycols and acids. It is recommended that all of these parameters be supplied for nonhydrocarbon hypotheticals to ensure reliable thermal conductivity coefficients and enthalpy departures. method16 is used for esters. a number of different models and component specific correlations are implemented for prediction of liquid and vapour phase thermal conductivities. Shape factors calculated in the viscosity routines are used directly in the thermal conductivity equations. As with viscosity. Prausnitz and Poling16 was used as a general guideline in determining which model was best suited for each class of components.C7.5 Thermal Conductivity As in viscosity predictions. and the Missenard and Reidel method16 is used for the remaining components. For hydrocarbon systems the corresponding states method proposed by Ely and Hanley14 is generally used. The accuracy of the method will depend on the consistency of the original PVT map. alcohols and light hydrocarbons in the range of C3 .55) 1 ρ eff = ---------------xi ---- ∑ρ Cp eff = ∑ xi Cp i A. the thermal conductivity for two liquid phases is approximated by using empirical mixing rules for generating a single pseudo liquid phase property. the Misic and Thodos.

56) where: λLmix = mixture liquid thermal conductivity at temperature T(K) λ Lmix = ∑ ∑ φi φj kij i j κij = liquid thermal conductivity of pure component i or j at temperature T 2 k ij = ------------------------------------( 1 ⁄ ki ) + ( 1 ⁄ kj ) λL1 = liquid thermal conductivity of liquid phase 1 λL2 = liquid thermal conductivity of liquid phase 2 φ1 = x1 V1 -----------------i=1 ∑ xi Vi 2 2 φ2 = x2 V2 -----------------i=1 ∑ xi Vi xi = mole fraction of component i Vi = molar volume of component i A-53 .Property Methods and Calculations A-53 immiscible binary of liquid phases is calculated by the following equation21: 2 2 λL mix = φ 1 λ L + 2φ 1 φ 2 λ 12 + φ 2 λ L 1 2 (A.

when ever this equation fails to provide an answer HYSYS will fall back to the semi-ideal Cp/Cv method by computing Cp/Cv as Cp/ (Cp-R).1207[1.4. HYSYS employs a polynomial to predict the surface tension.A-54 Physical and Transport Properties A.0 + TBR ln Pc /(1.TBR)] . which is only approximate and valid for ideal gases.57) where: σ = surface tension (dynes/cm2) Q = 0.7 Heat Capacity Heat Capacity is calculated using a rigorous Cv value whenever HYSYS can. It is important to note that HYSYS predicts only liquidvapour surface tensions.58) fails to return an answer The stream has a solid phase abs(dV/dP) < 1e-12 Cp/Cv < 0.6 Surface Tension Surface tensions for hydrocarbon systems are calculated using a modified form of the Brock and Bird equation8.this is outside the range of applicability of the equation used so HYSYS falls back to the ideal method A-54 .1or Cp/Cv > 20 .281 a = parameter fitted for each chemical class b = c0 + c1 ω + c2 ω2 + c3 ω3 (parameter fitted for each chemical class.4. as a function of the reduced and critical properties of the component.0 .0. expanded as a polynomial in acentricity) For aqueous systems. A. Examples of when HYSYS will use the ideal method are: • • • • Equation (A. The basic form of the equation was used to regress parameters for each family of components. The method used is given by the following equations: C p – C v = – T ⋅ ( dV ⁄ dT ) ⁄ ( dV ⁄ dT ) 2 (A. The equation expresses the surface tension. σ. 2⁄3 1⁄3 Tc Q ( 1 σ = Pc – TR ) b a (A.58) However.

In the following sections. are: • • • • • • • Molar Flow Mass Flow Std Ideal Liq Vol Flow Liq Vol Flow @Std Cond Actual Volume Flow Std Gas Flow Actual Gas Flow A-55 .5 Volumetric Flow Rate Calculations HYSYS has the ability to interpret and produce a wide assortment of flow rate data.5. PFD. and the actual formulation of the flow rate calculations is presented. workbook. Flow Rates Reported In The Output The flow rate types available via our numerous reporting methods property views. their phases and their components.1 Available Flow Rates Many types of flow rates appear in HYSYS output. especially when volumetric flow rates are involved. specsheets etc. a final section is provided that outlines techniques to convert your input to mass flow rates. One drawback of the large variety available is that it often leads to some confusion as to what exactly is being specified or reported. It can accept several types of flow rate information for stream specifications as well as report back many different flow rates for streams. However. the available flow rates are listed. only a subset of these are available for stream specifFications. A.Property Methods and Calculations A-55 A. each corresponding density basis is explained. For volumetric flow rate data that is not directly accepted as a stream specification.

at stream T and P). Thus. This is calculated rigorously at the flowing conditions of the stream (i. This is determined directly from the Ideal Gas law. Actual Liquid Density Standard Vapour Density Actual Vapour Density Description This is calculated based on ideal mixing of pure component ideal densities at 60°F. Flow rates based upon these densities automatically take into account any mixing effects exhibited by non-ideal systems. This is calculated rigorously at the flowing conditions of the stream (i. Thus. Calculation of Standard and Actual Liquid Densities The Standard and Actual liquid densities are calculated rigorously at the appropriate T and P using the internal methods of the chosen property package. The calculation is as follows: A-56 . at stream T and P). flow rates that are based upon it will not account for mixing effects and are more empirical in nature. This is calculated rigorously at the standard reference state for volumetric flow rates. the Standard Ideal Liquid Mass density of a stream does not take into account any mixing effects due to its simplistic assumptions. Calculation of Standard Ideal Liquid Mass Density Contrary to the rigorous densities.5.2 Liquid and Vapour Density Basis All calculations for volumetric stream flows are based on density. HYSYS utilizes the following density basis: The volumetric flow rate reference state is defined as 60°F and 1 atm when using Field units or 15°C and 1 atm when using SI units.A-56 Volumetric Flow Rate Calculations Flow Rates Available For Specification You will find that the following flow rate types are available for stream specifications: • Molar Flows • Mass Flows • LiqVol Flows A.e.e. Density Basis Std Ideal Liq Mass Density Liq Mass Density @Std Cond Actual Densities are calculated at the stream Temperature and Pressure. these volumetric flow rates may be considered as "real world".

For all hypothetical components. the HYSYS estimated liquid mass density (at standard conditions) will be used. as described below: Case 1 . the data base contains the density of the component at 60°F and 1 atm. based on the characteristics of the component.Property Methods and Calculations A-57 1 Ideal Density Stream = --------------------xi ∑ -------------Ideal ρi where: xi = molar fraction of component i ρiIdeal = pure component Ideal Liquid density (A. If a density is not supplied. the data base contains the density of the component at 60°F and Saturation Pressure. Case 2 . Case 3 . These values have been determined in one of three ways. bulk property. 60°F is greater than the critical temperature of the component. These densities were experimentally determined by measuring the displacement of hydrocarbon liquids by dissolved non-condensable components.e. the data base contains GPA tabular values of the equivalent liquid density. A-57 .For any component that can be liquefied at 60°F and pressures greater than 1 atm.For any component that is non-condensable at 60°F under any pressure. i.59) HYSYS contains Ideal Liquid densities for all components in the Pure Component Library. the Standard Liquid density (Liquid Mass Density @Std Conditions) in the Base Properties will be used in the Ideal Liquid density (Std Ideal Liq Mass Density) calculation.For any component that is a liquid at 60°F and 1 atm. and flow rate data supplied in the Oil Characterization Environment. Special treatment is given by the Oil Characterization feature to its pseudo components such that the ideal density calculated for its streams match the assay.

Molar Flow × MW Std Liquid Volume Flow = -------------------------------------------Std Liq Density (A. it will still have a LiqVolume flow. based upon the stream’s Standard Ideal Liquid Mass density.A-58 Volumetric Flow Rate Calculations A.5. and will reflect non-ideal mixing effects. Total Molar Flow × MW Stream LiqVolFlow = -------------------------------------------------------------------------Ideal Density Stream (A.61) Std Ideal Liq Vol Flow This volumetric flow rate is calculated using the ideal density of the stream and thus is somewhat empirical in nature.63) A-58 . whose calculation is detailed in the previous section.62) Liq Vol Flow @Std Cond This volumetric flow rate is calculated using a rigorous density calculated at standard conditions.60) Mass Flow Mass Flow = Total Molar Flow × MW Stream (A. based on a known molar flow: Molar Flow Rate Total Molar Flow = Molar FlowStream (A.3 Formulation of Flow Rate Calculations The various procedures used to calculate each of the available flow rates are detailed below. Note that even if a stream is all vapour.

It is a direct conversion from the stream’s molar flow rate.644 m3/kgmole Actual Gas Flow This volumetric flow rate is calculated using a rigorous vapour density calculation at the actual stream T and P conditions.4 Volumetric Flow Rates as Specifications If you require that the flow rate of your stream be specified based on actual density or standard density as opposed to Standard Ideal Mass Liquid density. Use this calculated mass flow as the specification for the stream. 3. and will reflect non-ideal mixing effects. 2.46 ft3/lbmole • Ideal Gas at 15°C and 1 atm occupies 23. based on the following: • Ideal Gas at 60°F and 1 atm occupies 379.65) A. or in the SpreadSheet. you must utilize one of the following procedures: Liq Vol Flow @Std Cond 1. and will reflect non-ideal mixing and compressibility effects. Molar Flow × MW Actual Gas Flow = -------------------------------------------Density (A.5.Property Methods and Calculations A-59 Actual Volume Flow This volumetric flow rate is calculated using a rigorous liquid density calculation at the actual stream T and P conditions. Use the standard ideal liquid mass density reported for the stream and calculate the corresponding mass flow rate either manually. Molar Flow × MW Actual Volume Flow = -------------------------------------------Density (A.64) Standard Gas Flow Standard gas flow is based on the molar volume of an ideal gas at standard conditions. Specify the composition of your stream. A-59 .

HYSYS will print out a warning message that an inconsistency exists for that stream. All other stream properties are treated as dependent variables and are calculated by HYSYS. Use the density reported for the stream and calculate the corresponding mass flow rate either manually. which only performs two phase vapour-liquid calculations. pressure. You never have to instruct HYSYS to perform a flash calculation. but HYSYS back-calculates a different temperature for that stream as a result of an enthalpy balance across a unit operation. In this manner. This also applies to streams where an inconsistency has been created through HYSYS calculations. A. Flash Calculations Rigorous three phase calculations are performed for all equations of state and activity models with the exception of Wilson’s equation. or in our spreadsheet. physical and transport properties. As with the Wilson Equation..e. Once the composition of a stream and two property variables are known. thermodynamic. 3. it will perform the correct flash automatically in the background. For example. i. the thermodynamic state of the stream is defined. Use this calculated mass flow as the specification for the stream. HYSYS will generate an Inconsistency message. the Amines and Steam property packages only support two phase equilibrium calculations.A-60 Flash Calculations Actual Liquid Volume Flow 1. temperature. When HYSYS recognizes that a stream is thermodynamically defined. For example. HYSYS also recognizes when a stream has been overspecified. Specify the composition and the flowing conditions (T and P) of your stream. HYSYS uses built-in intelligence to determine when it can perform a flash calculation on a stream. enthalpy or entropy) one of which must be either temperature or pressure. HYSYS will know all the property values of that stream. and then what type of flash calculation needs to be performed on the stream. Property variables can either be specified by you or back-calculated from another unit operation. This is based completely on the degrees of freedom concept. or SpreadSheet operations. if a stream Temperature and Pressure are specified in a Flowsheet. 2. if you specify three stream properties plus composition.6 Specified variables can only be re-specified by you or via RECYCLE ADJUST. If a flash calculation has been performed on a stream. A specified variable is treated as an independent variable. They will not change through any heat or material balance calculations. A-60 . (vapour fraction.

For Vapour Pressure models or the Semi Empirical methods. See Section 1. simply specify the A-61 . Depending on the known stream information. A. rigorous calculations are performed to determine the coexistence of immiscible liquid phases and the resulting component distributions by minimization of the Gibbs free energy term. Small amounts of non-solids may appear in the "liquid" phase.4 of the API Data Book). while the dependent variables are the vapour fraction. If the mixture is single-phase at the specified conditions. the property package calculates the isothermal compressibility (dv/dp) to determine if the fluid behaves as a liquid or vapour.6. To perform bubble point calculation on a stream of known composition. Fluids in the dense-phase region are assigned the properties of the phase that best represents their current state. Therefore.1 T-P Flash Calculation The independent variables for this type of flash calculation are the temperature and pressure of the system. A. P-H.0 and define the temperature or pressure at which the calculation is desired. P-VF. Note that material solids will appear in the liquid phase of two-phase mixtures. the component distribution is based on the Kerosene solubility data (Figure 9A1. and in the heavy (aqueous/slurry) phase of three-phase systems.2 Vapour Fraction Flash Vapour fraction and either temperature or pressure are the independent variables for this type of calculation.6. This class of calculation embodies all fixed quality points including bubble points (vapour pressure) and dew points.Property Methods and Calculations A-61 HYSYS will automatically perform the appropriate flash calculation when it recognizes that sufficient stream information is known. T-H. or P-S. T-S. With the equations of state and activity models. enthalpy and entropy. T-VF.Stability Test Tab for options on how to instruct HYSYS to perform phase stability tests. For a dew point calculation. the vapour phase will be identical regardless of whether or not solids are present in the feed to the flash drum. HYSYS will perform one of the following flashes: T-P.5 .4. Use caution in specifying solids with systems that are otherwise all vapour. when a separator is solved using a T-P flash. This information may have been either specified by the user or calculated by an operation. simply specify the Vapour Fraction of the stream as 0.

HYSYS will calculate the bubble point temperature.e.0 and 1. Retrograde dew points may be calculated by specifying a vapour fraction of -1. If HYSYS displays an error when calculating vapour fraction.. represents all other phases in the stream (i. i. Bubble and dew points are special cases of quality point calculations. For example. Like the other types of flash calculations. a liquid and a solid). then the dew point temperature will be calculated. the resulting bubble point pressure is the true vapour pressure at 100°F. or the given temperature lies to the right of the cricondentherm on a standard P-T envelope.0 and define the temperature or pressure at which the dew point calculation is desired. if pressure is the independent variable. Note that the vapour fraction is always shown in terms of the total number of moles. 2 liquids. It is important to note that a dew point that is retrograde with respect to temperature can be normal with respect to pressure and vice versa. no initial estimates are required.0 . while the fraction.e. the property package will calculate the unknown T or P variable. Bubble Points/Vapour Pressure A vapour fraction specification of 0. the property package will calculate the other dependent variable (P or T). Quality Points HYSYS will calculate the retrograde condition for the specified vapour quality if the vapour fraction is input as a negative number. As with the dew point calculation. (1. by fixing the temperature at 100°F. HYSYS will calculate the bubble point pressure and conversely. A-62 . Dew Points Given a vapour fraction specification of 1. Given this specification and either temperature or pressure.VF). HYSYS will calculate the dew point pressure. Likewise.0 and either temperature or pressure. given the pressure. a single liquid. For instance.0 by specifying the desired vapour fraction and the corresponding independent variable.A-62 Flash Calculations Vapour Fraction of the stream as 1. Vapour pressure and bubble point pressure are synonymous. if the temperature is known. All of the solids will appear in the liquid phase. Temperatures or pressures can be calculated for any vapour quality between 0. If temperature is the second independent variable. the vapour fraction (VF) represents the fraction of vapour in the stream.0. then this means that the specified vapour fraction doesn't exist under the given conditions.0 defines a bubble point calculation. the specified pressure is above the cricondenbar.

A. such as an impossible heat exchange. Since these bounds are set at quite large values. the property package will calculate the unknown dependent variables. Enthalpy Flash Given the enthalpy and either the temperature or pressure of a stream. it will often occur as the second property variable as a result of energy balances around unit operations such as valves.4 Entropy Flash Given the entropy and either the temperature or pressure of a stream.3 If a specified amount of energy is to be added to a stream. the property package will calculate the unknown dependent variables.Property Methods and Calculations A-63 A. heat exchangers and mixers. Although the enthalpy of a stream cannot be specified directly. A-63 . In these correlations.6. A.5 Handling of Water Water is handled differently depending on the correlation being used. The PR and PRSV equations have been enhanced to handle H2O rigorously whereas the semi-empirical and vapour pressure models treat H2O as a separate phase using steam table correlations. If HYSYS responds with an error message.6. partiallymiscible mixture with the hydrocarbons and its K value is computed from the relationship: p° K ω = -----------( xs P ) where: p° = vapour pressure of H2O from Steam Tables P = system pressure (A. this may be accomplished by specifying the energy stream into either a COOLER/ HEATER or BALANCE operation. there is generally some erroneous input that is directly or indirectly causing the problem.66) xs = solubility of H2O in hydrocarbon liquid at saturation conditions. H2O is assumed to form an ideal.6. and cannot find the specified property (temperature or pressure). this probably means that an internally set temperature or pressure bound has been encountered.

The reason for this is that a significantly different interaction parameter must be supplied for cubic equations of state to match the composition of hydrocarbons in the water phase as opposed to the H2O composition in the hydrocarbon phase. This approach is generally adequate when working with heavy hydrocarbon systems. interaction parameters for each activity model (with the exception of the Wilson equation) that have been fitted to match the solubility of H2O in the liquid hydrocarbon phase and hydrocarbons in the aqueous phase based on the solubility data referred to in that section. it is not recommended for gas systems.2 Activity Models). A-64 . a temperature dependent interaction parameter was used to match the solubility of the acid component in the water phase. HYSYS will generate. the aqueous phase is always forced out of the bottom of a three phase separator. the latter case was assumed more critical. With the activity coefficient models. only the PR and PRSV property package and Activity Models will allow components other than H2O in the second liquid phase. but this value may be somewhat low. even if a light liquid phase (hydrocarbon rich) does not exist. The PR equation considers the solubility of hydrocarbons in H2O.4 of the API Data Book19. Solids will always be carried in the second liquid phase. However. For three phase systems. For the PR equation of state.2. the limited mutual solubility of H2O and hydrocarbons in each phase can be taken into account by implementing the insolubility option (please refer to Section A. upon request. As such. The second binary interaction parameter in the PRSV equation will allow for an improved solubility prediction in the alternate phase.A-64 Flash Calculations The value for xs is estimated by using the solubility data for kerosene as shown in Figure 9A1. For acid gas systems. Note that the Peng-Robinson and SRK property packages will always force the water rich phase into the heavy liquid phase of a three phase stream. Special considerations are given when dealing with the solubilities of glycols and CH3OH.

they will have an effect on heat balance calculations.. Thus. compressibility factor. mass and volume). since solids do have an enthalpy contribution. A-65 . Note that solids will always be carried in the second liquid phase. A solid material component is entered as a hypothetical component in HYSYS. solid type components. however. The HYSYS property package takes this type of component into account in the calculation of the following stream variables: stream total flow rate and composition (molar. However. i.6 Solids HYSYS does not check for solid phase formation of pure components within the flash calculations. enthalpy. the water rich phase. molecular weight. while the results of an Temperature flash will be the same whether or not such components are present. density.6. incipient solid formation conditions for CO2 and hydrates can be predicted with the Utility Package (for more information refer toChapter 8 . an Enthalpy flash will be affected by the presence of solids. Solids do not participate in vapour-liquid equilibrium (VLE) calculations. See Chapter 2 .Utilities of the User’s Guide).e. entropy.Property Methods and Calculations A-65 A. Transport properties are computed on a solids-free basis. Solid materials such as catalyst or coke can be handled as user-defined. Their vapour pressure is taken as zero. specific heat. and the various critical properties.Hypotheticals for more information on Hypotheticals. vapour fraction.

D V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S FB S S S S S A-66 .D FB. Ideal) Volume Flow Std. Volume Flow Energy Molar Enthalpy Mass Enthalpy Molar Entropy Mass Entropy Molar Volume Molar Density Mass Density Std. Gas Flow Std. The following table shows the stream properties that will be calculated for each phase. Liquid Mass Density Molar Heat Capacity Mass Heat Capacity CP/CV Thermal Conductivity Viscosity Kinematic Viscosity Surface Tension Molecular Weight Z Factor Air SG Watson (UOP) K Value Component Mole Fraction Component Mass Fraction Applicable PhasesA F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F FD F F F FB.D F F FB F F F F B B. the information that is returned is dependent on the phases present within the stream.A-66 Flash Calculations A.7 Stream Information When a flash calculation occurs for a stream. Steam Property Vapour Phase Mole Fraction Vapour Phase Mass Fraction Vapour Phase Volume Fraction Temperature Pressure Flow Mass Flow Liquid Volume Flow (Std.6.

"A Two Constant Equation of State".7 1 References Peng. 6.N. No. Ind. No. Chemistry Data Series Vol. 15.. Eng. 1985. Chem Engr. A. 3. Sci. pp. Kabadi. V. CPhysical property queries are allowed on the feed phase only for streams containing vapour and/or liquid phases. Dev. and Robinson. 1197 (1972). R. 1989. Fundamentals. H. I... D.. pp 537-541. 59-64 (1976). Y.P. VI. Knapp. DPhysical property queries are allowed on the feed phase of liquid streams with more than one liquid phase. D.E.Property Methods and Calculations A-67 Steam Property Component Volume Fraction Component Molar Flow Component Mass Flow Component Volume Flow K Value (y/x) Lower Heating Value Mass Lower Heating Value Molar Liquid Fraction Molar Light Liquid Fraction Molar Heavy Liquid Fraction Molar Heat of Vapourization Mass Heat of Vapourization Partial Pressure of CO2 AStream phases: Applicable PhasesA F F F F V V V V L L L L S S S S F F F FC FC F V V V V V V L L L L L L S S S S F V L S Feed Vapour Liquid Solid BPhysical property queries are allowed on the feed phase of single phase streams. Soave.. DECHEMA. A-67 2 3 4 . and Danner. G. "Vapor-Liquid Equilibria for Mixtures of Low Boiling Substances". Volume 24. p. A Modified Soave-Redlich-Kwong Equation of State for Water-Hydrocarbon Phase Equilibria.C. et al. 27. Chem. Process Des.. B.

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