Property Analysis using Aspen PlusTM

Getting started 1. Start → Programs → AspenTech → Aspen Engineering Suite → Aspen Plus 2004.1 → Aspen Plus User interface 2. Once Aspen Plus opens, you have to choose between using a template or a blank flow sheet. Check the Template box and select ok. 3. Then select the template you want to use from the Simulations tab. For this tutorial we will use General with Metric Units. Choose Property Analysis on “Run Type” on the right hand side of the window. 4. When Aspen is ready to connect to the simulation engine, select Local PC from the Server Type pull down menu. 5. On the left, certain specifications will be marked in red. These need to be filled in by the user. Aspen helps the user by providing guidelines on what data needs to be entered. To use this facility, go to the Tools menu and click Next (other alternatives are press F4 or click the Next button in the toolbar) 6. If the Next button is clicked, Aspen asks you to specify the components (chemical species in the process). Continue this process and fill in the following details (click Next after each input is introduced): a) Title of your file b) Components. You can click “find” in this window and search for components using different criteria (name, formula, etc.).

c) Specify Property Method (Ideal, SRK, etc.) d) Specify Property Analysis. This step requires you to click New and give a label and select a type for analysis. Use Generic in “Select type”. e) Specify flow for every component selected. f) Select Fixed and Adjusted variables for the property analysis. Aspen will report a table for different values of the adjusted variable given the fixed variable value. You will have to specify a range for the adjusted value. g) Select the property set you want to obtain. The options are Heat Exchanger Design, Thermal Properties, Transport Properties and Vapor Liquid Equilibrium. 7. When all specifications are given or a complete data file is given, the comment at the bottom right corner turns to Required Input complete. Aspen is now ready to run the simulation. 8. Click the Next button. Aspen asks a confirmation for running the property analysis. Hit ok. If the analysis is obtained successfully, the comment turns to Results available.

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For ANALYSIS TYPE. [Note there is a nice search function here. In the top menu bar. go the Run menu and click Check Results (there is also a button in the toolbar for this). When what you want appears on a search list. A sheet opens. To generate Vapor Liquid Equilibrium diagrams go to the Tools menu and click Analysis. You should obtain the plot. To export the results. Enter WATER and ETHANOL. which is red. Now click properties.] 3. If you close the plot you will also be able to see the corresponding table. click on TOOLS. kust clicking it will automatically enter it into your particular problem. Property. go to the View menu and click Report. 2. 4. Yet another new window pops up. Do 1-4 above. Components and Properties are in red. For Txy Diagrams A Concise Set of Directions 1.y. To view the results. in the drop down menus pick COMMON for PROCESS TYPE and IDEAL for PROPERTY METHOD. In “analysis type” choose Txy or Pxy and click Go. 10. which can be used in other problems. choose T-x. In what opens.9. 5. Binary. 2 . Click components. You should be able to work towards the right as things drop down as Tools > Analysis > Properties > Binary. That means some input is required from you. Notice in the window on the left.

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