Aspen Engineering Suite

What’s New in AES 2006.5

Version Number: 2006.5 October 2007
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Contents
Introduction ..........................................................................................................12 Introduction to the Aspen Engineering Suite™ ...................................................12 aspenONE™ 2006.5.......................................................................................12 Aspen ACOL...........................................................................................................13 Product Description .......................................................................................13 New Features and Enhancements ....................................................................13 Compatibility Notes .......................................................................................13 Aspen Acol+ ..........................................................................................................14 Product Description .......................................................................................14 New Features and Enhancements ....................................................................15 HYSYS simulator interface to provide Design and Rating calculations from an Acol+ model .......................................................................................15 Option for Use of Moore Fans ................................................................16 Data Transfer Capabilities from Acol+ to Plate+ and Tasc+ .......................16 Design Constraint in Acol+ Design Mode .................................................16 Process-Side Heat Transfer Enhancements ..............................................16 Output in Detailed Interval Analysis .......................................................16 Input for Explicitly Setting Plan Dimensions.............................................16 User-Specified Recap Profiles ................................................................17 Pre-defined Plots and User-Saved Plots ..................................................17 File Conversion Utility ..........................................................................17 HYSYS simulator option to transfer Acol+ calculated UA to End Point model in HYSYS ...............................................................................................17 Aspen Plus simulator option to transfer Acol+ calculated UA to End Point model in Aspen Plus.............................................................................17 Acol+ application now supports Aspen OSE Workbook ..............................17 Compatibility Notes .......................................................................................18 What’s Fixed ................................................................................................19 Aspen Adsim .........................................................................................................23 Product Description .......................................................................................23 New Features and Enhancements ....................................................................23 New pUser_g_Pump_Performance2 Procedure .........................................23 Stream Data Displayed on the Flowsheet ................................................24 Support for Visual Studio .NET 2005 ......................................................25 Touched Variables Always Shown in Black...............................................25 Compatibility Notes .......................................................................................25 Aspen Aerotran .....................................................................................................27 Product Description .......................................................................................27

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.............................................................32 Emission control devices in multiple-use..............................27 Compatibility Notes ..........................................................33 Heat transfer operations uses vessel specific minimum approach temperature....................................................................................................29 Product Description ..................................36 Compatibility Notes .....................................................38 Compatibility Notes ......36 BatchSep in Aspen Plus ......................................................................................................................................................................32 Aspen Properties flash option for condensers .......................................................................................................................................................35 New Features and Enhancements .......................................................................................................................31 Automation of simulating Step batches and Production Plan ...........................35 Operating-Steps Upgrades....................................................................29 Compatibility Notes .....................................33 Aspen BatchSep ........................................29 Aspen Batch Plus..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................39 New Features and Enhancements ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................35 Total Reflux Dump.............................................38 Product Description ..................................................................................................33 Vent status for each vessel in operations is reported in Quick Results ...................................36 User Interface Upgrades........................................................................................................27 What’s Fixed ..........37 Compatibility Notes ........30 Simulation Engine and Operations ......................................33 Compatibility Notes ........................31 Consistent way of displaying emission control devices in the schedule view..........................30 Scheduling of Process Campaign for a Production Plan ..........................................................................................................29 New Features and Enhancements ............................................................................37 Aspen CatRef............................32 Blanket pressure added to Set-State operation ......33 Data Management .........37 New Features and Enhancements ..................................................................................................................................33 Open Materials and Equipment Databases..............................................28 Aspen APLE ..................38 New Features and Enhancements .................................................................................................35 Product Description ...31 Campaign Overlap and Batch Overlap for a Production Plan.................................................39 Product Description ...........................32 Pack-Column operation allows column to be partially packed ...................................................................................................................30 New Features and Enhancements .....New Features and Enhancements .......................................39 Introduction 2 ................................................................................................................................32 Reflux-through-Dean-and-Stark operation allows reflux of bottom layer of Decanter.................................................................................................................................................................................30 Product Description ........................................................................................................36 Aspen Case Analysis...............................................37 Product Description .................39 Enhancements to the workflow of the triangle theory form ...........................................................................................................................38 Aspen Chromatography ........................................................................

....dll ....................................43 Compatibility Notes ............49 New Features and Enhancements ...5 with previous versions of Aspen Custom Modeler ...........51 Product Description ..40 Touched variables always shown in black ...............47 Installing Aspen Custom Modeler 2006...............43 Product Description ................45 Deploy Simulations Using Aspen Model Runner ....................................................................59 Introduction 3 .................................................56 Upgrading Customized Aspen Dynamics Library Models.........54 RCSTR supports Liquid-Liquid in dynamics .........53 RadFrac Thermosyphon reboiler supports the ABOVE-STAGE feed convention53 Modeling a fire in a Mixer...................................................53 New models: TeeMixer and TeeSplitter ............46 Compatibility Notes ......................NET 2005 ........................................................................................................................44 Stream Data Displayed on the Flowsheet .........................................................48 Aspen Decision Analyzer ...........................................46 Support for Visual Studio .........58 Simulation using RStoic and RYield with the CSTR option .............................................................................................................................................54 TeeSplitter.................................57 Port Types...........................................................................................................................appdf...................................................................52 Selection of automatically added controllers ................................................................................................................................................52 Sep2 supports pressure driven simulations ................57 Procedure Code Moved from Dynamics........................................54 Compatibility Notes ..............................54 Deploy Simulations Using Aspen Model Runner ............................................................................................................................................... Flash2.............................................................................................55 Regenerating the Property Definition File *................................................................................................................50 Compatibility Notes ..............44 New Features and Enhancements ...........53 TeeMixer........................................41 Aspen COMThermo Workbench ............................................55 Warning Messages When Opening Dynamic Simulation ......................................45 Improved Performance for Exported Models ..............................52 New TimeData model for replay of measured data ................................................................................47 Supported Compilers ...............................................51 Support for true component electrolyte simulations ................................44 Product Description ................................................46 Touched Variables Always Shown in Black..........58 Simulations using RGibbs with the “CSTR” option.....................................................56 Superseded Models.......................................................................................................................................................................................... Flash3 or RCSTR3 tank ...........................................................................41 Compatibility Notes ..................................................................................................................................................................................................43 New Features and Enhancements .............................................................................................dll to Modeler................43 Aspen Custom Modeler ..............................................................................40 Support for Visual Studio ...............50 Aspen Dynamics ..........................Stream data displayed on the flowsheet ...................................................................................49 Product Description ..........................................51 New Features and Enhancements ..................................................................................................................NET 2005 ......

.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................64 New User Interface.............................................................64 Results Output .....................70 Aspen HTFS ................................................................................................................................................................................................63 Fuels.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................66 New Features and Enhancements .......61 Product Description ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................72 Introduction 4 .............................66 What’s Fixed .........................................................................................60 Product Description ...........................................................................................................61 New Features and Enhancements ............................62 Heater Configuration....................................................................................................................................67 Aspen FRAN.......................................................63 Firebox Geometries ...............................68 Compatibility Notes ...............61 Aspen FiredHeater........................................................................................71 Compatibility Notes ..62 Calculation Options............................................................68 Product Description ..........................................................69 Compatibility Notes .................................................. Oxidants and Combustion.............................66 Compatibility Notes ..................................................................................................................................................................69 New Features and Enhancements ........................71 Product Description ..63 Convection Bank Geometries ............................................................65 Compatibility Notes ...............................................................................................66 Product Description ...............................................................60 New Features and Enhancements ............71 New Features and Enhancements ............................................................................................63 Process Stream Physical Properties ................................................65 Aspen FLARENET ..60 Compatibility Notes ........................................................................................................................Flash2 does not use the Out_Relief port.......................................................62 New Features and Enhancements ......................68 New Features and Enhancements ...................60 Aspen FIHR ..................64 Active Input Checking ...............................................61 Compatibility Notes ......................64 Import of FIHR cases ...........................................................................................59 Aspen FCC ...................68 Aspen Hetran ..............................69 What’s Fixed .........................................................................................................................................................................62 Product Description .......................................69 Product Description ............

..............................................................................................................................75 Additional tools are available in the OSE Workbook to select and run HTFS+ models ............86 Enhancements to Oil Environment: Import PIMS assays.................................................................................................................85 Changes to COSTALD Liquid Density Model ....................................75 Aspen HX-Net......................................................................74 Selectable 1st Result screen .............................................................................................3......................................................................74 HTFS Research Network ...85 Glycol Property Package Enhancements ...............................................................................................87 HYSYS Spreadsheet Enhancements.......................81 Aspen HYSYS........78 New Features and Enhancements ............................................................................................................82 New Features and Enhancements ...81 Compatibility Notes ......79 Compatibility Notes ...................................................................................................1 Support .................................... Plate+ and FiredHeater applications now support Aspen OSE Workbook ........................................78 Version Selection Drop-down Menu .....83 Enhancements for Alternative Energy ............................................................80 Aspen Hydrotreater...............................80 Product Description .......................................................................................................................................................................73 New Features and Enhancements .............................................................86 HYSYS Input Summary ............................................................................................... Acol+.............................................80 New Features and Enhancements .........................................................80 Compatibility Notes ................................................................78 Transfer Process Steam Data ................................Aspen HTFS+...........87 Robustness and Usability of HYSYS SQP Optimizer ...............................................................................................88 Introduction 5 .....................................................................................87 TASC+..........................................................................................................................................................75 What’s Fixed .............................................................................................................................81 Product Description .........87 Air Cooler.............82 Product Description ...........................................................................Utility for Design of Shell and Tube Exchangers and Air Coolers.....................................81 New Features and Enhancements ...........................................................................................74 Data Navigator Views Option..................................................86 Approach to Equilibrium...........................................................................................................88 PFD Usability Enhancements ..........................78 Product Description ..............................................86 DBR Amines Property Package Version 7..................82 CAPE-OPEN Thermo 1...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................79 Aspen Hydrocracker .......................................................79 Transfer Heat Exchanger Network Design Data ....................................................74 File Open Dialogue’s .......................................................................................75 Compatibility Notes ....................................................................................................................86 Compressor and Expander Enhancements......................................74 Tasc+....86 Support for Activators (Piperazine) ..................................................................................................................................................83 Enhancements to the Hydrate Utility ...73 Product Description ......................

..........................Aspen HYSYS Dynamics .............110 Sizing of Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers in Aspen ICARUS products using HTFS+ (Teams) .........................................................................................................................................................88 ANSI/ISA Option for Valve Sizing ...................................................................................108 Product Description ...........................89 Fidelity Features Always Active ..............104 Civil Material and Man Hour ................................................................................................89 Holdup Enhancements ...........................................................................................................................99 Aspen Hydraulics Additional Enhancements ...............................................................................98 Product Description ......................................................................91 Aspen HYSYS Upstream.....................................................................................................................................................105 What’s Fixed .........................................................88 Support of Aspen Dynamics in Aspen Simulation Workbook............................................. 104 Wind Exposure Category ................................................................................ 105 Compatibility Notes .............................................................................................................................................98 Compositional OLGA Link.............89 LNG Robustness Enhancements ......................................................................89 Valve Enhancements................................................................................... 102 2007 Cost Basis Update Pricing Changes.................. 104 Piping ..........................102 Technology Description .... 110 Updated Categories for Simulator Units of Measure ..................................................................................108 New Features and Enhancements ..............................109 Instrument Loop Excel Report ..........................................90 Compatibility Notes ..........................89 PI Autotuner Enhancements..................................................................................................................... 110 Introduction 6 ...............................................99 Temperature and Pressure Limits in Dynamic-Solver Property Table.........................98 New Features and Enhancements .......................................109 Indirect Cost Excel Reports: New Reports............................109 Summary Reports in Excel..............................................................110 New Item Summaries & Installation Details Reports by Component ID.....................................98 Aspen Hydraulics Compositional Dynamic Solver................................................................................................................100 Aspen Icarus Evaluation Technology .90 What’s Fixed ........ 102 New project-estimation option for Middle Eastern countries ...... 108 New Icarus Process Evaluator Reports ................................................ 105 Canal and Gutter Model..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................99 Compatibility Notes .............................................................................................................................................. 104 Skirt Thickness ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 109 Equipment Summary and List of Equipment Reports in Excel........................................... 105 Improved Models for Centrifugal Gas Compressor and Cartridge Filter......................................................................................99 What’s Fixed .................................................106 Aspen Icarus Process Evaluator ......................................89 Temperature Cross-Over for Heat Exchanger Models ...........................................................99 Wall and Insulation Temperatures Saved on Switch to Dynamics.......................................99 Production Allocation Utility ................................................................................................................ 105 Hauling and Dumping ..................................... 104 Electrical Grounding................................ 102 New Features and Enhancements .............................................................................

...... 128 What’s Fixed ................................................................................................................113 Product Description ........................................ 133 Introduction 7 ...............132 Aspen MUSE ... 128 Compatibility Notes ...............................124 New Item Summaries & Installation Details Reports by Component ID................................................................................................ 110 Updated Design Defaults .................... 132 Compatibility Notes ......................... 122 Non-graphical volumetric model ...........................................................................................................................................121 Product Description ............................... 119 What’s Fixed .................................................................................................... 123 New Icarus Kbase Reports .............................................119 Support for Vista and Restricted User Installations ...................................................112 Aspen Icarus Project Manager ................ 122 Automatic area sizing.................................................................................................................... 113 New Reports for Icarus Project Manager ...................................................112 What’s Fixed in Release 2006............................................................................................. 123 Equipment Summary and List of Equipment Reports............................................................................................................132 Product Description ................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 111 Compatibility Notes ................................ 113 Equipment Summary and List of Equipment Reports in Excel.......................114 New Item Summaries & Installation Details Reports by Component ID.................. 119 Compatibility Notes ....................................Non-graphical volumetric model ...............................................................120 Aspen Kbase...................................121 New Features and Enhancements ..........................................................123 Indirect Cost Excel Reports: New Reports............................5 .....................123 Summary Reports in Excel..............................................129 Aspen Model Runner ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 125 Vista and Restricted User XP support......................................................................................................................................... 116 Vista and Restricted User XP support....................................................... 122 Sizing of Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers in Aspen ICARUS products using HTFS+ (Teams) .........................................................................................................113 New Features and enhancements ........................................................................................................................................................133 New Features and Enhancements .......114 Summary Reports in Excel............................................... 122 Site Work Excavation ...................................................................................114 Instrument Loop Excel Report ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................128 Support for Vista and Restricted User Installations ....................124 New Folder Locations .......................................................132 New Features and Enhancements .........................................................................................................................................................................133 Product Description ......................................................................................... 121 Piperack Module .........................................124 Instrument Loop Excel Report .....................114 Indirect Cost Excel Reports ................... 115 New Folder Locations ....114 Sizing of Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers in Aspen Icarus products using HTFS+ (Teams) ...........

................................................................133 Aspen OLI Interface ......................................... 141 Aspen Plus Simulator option to Transfer Plate+ Calculated UA to End Point Model in Aspen Plus ...................................................................................................................................................................Compatibility Notes ....................................................................................137 Aspen Open Object Model Framework ......................................................... 143 Workflow and Documentation Improvements.....................145 Electrolyte Enhancements .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................138 Aspen PIPE...............139 Product Description ......................................................................................................................................... 143 Engineering Enhancements ....................................................................146 Solubility Modeling Enhancements ................. 134 OLI Physical Property Databanks ..............................................................................134 New Features and Enhancements ..... 141 User-Specified Recap Profiles .....145 Database and Databank Enhancements........................................................ 134 Compatibility Notes ..................................140 Product Description ........................................................................................................................................................134 Aspen OnLine ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................139 New Features ........................... 134 Chemistry Wizard ............................................... 140 Second compressed plate pitch ............138 New Features and Enhancements ......... 136 Interactive Steady-State Detection Tuning .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................140 New Features and Enhancements ................................137 Compatibility Notes ..................................................................135 Aspen Online Deployment ......................................................................................................................... 144 Physical Property Enhancements ............................................... 138 Compatibility Notes .....................................................................................................................................................................................146 Introduction 8 ...........................................................................................................141 What’s Fixed ......................... 136 Import from Aspen Simulation Workbook........................................................................................................ 145 New Capabilities ........................................................ 140 Input f & Cj for each stream ............................142 Aspen Plus ................................................................................................................................................. 136 Improved Configuration Workflow....................................................................................................................141 Compatibility Notes ............................... 137 OPC Support............................139 Aspen Plate+...................143 New Features and Enhancements .....136 New Features and Enhancements ....................... 141 Pre-defined Plots and User-Saved Plots ........................... 135 Compatibility Notes ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 139 Compatibility Notes ..........................135 New Features and Enhancements ....................................................

164 New Features and Enhancements ..................................................... 166 Hydrocracker enhancements ................................................155 Aspen Properties................................................................................................................................ 159 Aspen Properties Enterprise Database ........................................................................... 153 Polymer Property Enhancements ................................ 148 Aspen Properties Enterprise Database ...................................................................................................................167 What’s Fixed .............147 Polymers Enhancements .... 157 Electrolyte Enhancements .................................................................................................................. 158 Compatibility Notes .................................. 165 FCC enhancements .......................................................................... 156 Database and Databank Enhancements ......................................147 User Model Enhancements ................................................................................................................. 164 Integration ....................................................................................................................................................... 148 Compr ........ 148 Rating and Sizing Packed Columns.....................................................................................................................................................................................160 Aspen RefSYS.......................................................................................................................................................................................Prop-Set Properties ............................................................................................ 164 General enhancements.......... 159 What’s Fixed ...... 167 Compatibility Notes .........................153 New Features and Enhancements ...........................................................................149 Aspen Polymers Plus ........................................................................................168 Introduction 9 ........................................................................... 153 New Copolymer PC-SAFT Model .................... 164 Installation ...........157 Pro-Set Properties ............................................................................................................ 155 Compatibility Notes ..................164 Product Description ...........................................................147 Physical Properties ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 148 What’s Fixed ..............................................................................................................................153 Product Description ........................................................................156 New Features and Enhancements ......159 Physical Properties ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 167 Reformer enhancements ........................................................ 157 Solubility Modeling Enhancements ..........154 Aspen Process Manual........................................................................................................................................................ 153 Solubility Modeling Enhancements ................................................................155 New Features and Enhancements ..................................................................................................................................... 148 RGibbs...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 156 New Capabilities...................................................147 Compatibility Notes ........................................................................................................................................... 158 Polymers Enhancements...............................158 User Model Enhancements ..........................................................154 What’s Fixed .......... 154 Compatibility Notes ...

...........................................................................180 Product Description ....................... 184 Compatibility Notes .................................................................................................................................................................................................. 190 HYSYS simulator option to transfer geometry from HYSYS native model to Tasc+...................................... 188 New and Revised Output ............................................................................................................................................................................................................190 Aspen Plus simulator option to transfer geometry from Heatx block to Tasc+191 Aspen Plus simulator Heatx block option for Maximum Fouling Evaluation using Tasc+ model .................................................................................................................................................189 HYSYS simulator interface for Design.......................................................200 Thick-walled expansion joints ............................... 189 User Interface........................................................ 191 Tasc+ Application and Aspen OSE Workbook Support ...........200 Introduction 10 ......................184 Product Description ...200 Mandatory full radiography ....................................................................199 Product Description ...........182 Aspen TASC ..................................................................................................................................199 New Features and Enhancements .......... 199 Aspen Teams/ASME 2006.................200 Bellows expansion joints................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 190 HYSYS simulator option to transfer Tasc+ calculated UA to End Point model in HYSYS .191 What’s Fixed .......................................................................................................................................................200 2007 ASME materials .....................................180 New Features and Enhancements ...............................184 Aspen Tasc+.........................................................................................................................................................185 New Features and Enhancements ....................................................................................... 188 Process Data Consistency ................................................ 199 Simply supported tube sheet design .................................................................................................184 New Features and Enhancements .................................................... 182 Compatibility Notes ....181 New Features and Enhancements .................................................................................................................................................................................................... 186 Variable Baffle Pitch...............................................................200 Flange Rigidity.................. 186 Advanced Calculation Method....................................................................................................................................................................... 180 Compatibility Notes ............................................200 Additional enhancements ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................185 Product Description ...................................Aspen Remote Simulation Service ............................... Rating.............180 Aspen Simulation Workbook ......................... 191 Compatibility Notes ........................ 187 Exchanger Geometry Options .....................................................................181 Product Description ..... and Maximum Fouling calculations from Tasc+ models......................................................... 187 Heat Transfer Methods .................................................191 Aspen Teams ................................................................ 190 Aspen Plus simulator option to transfer Tasc+ calculated UA to End Point model in Aspen Plus......................................................................................................................................................................5 ....................

.............5 ......................................................................... 213 General Usability Enhancements........Aspen Teams/AD 2006.................................................................................................................................................211 Aspen Zyqad........ 213 Document Grouping for Common Batch Actions ...............................212 New Features ............................................................................................................... 213 User Defined Gauge Pressure ..................................................................... 212 Graphical Undo ........................................... 213 Ad-Hoc Reporting ................................................................................................................................................................211 Product Description .......................................................................................... 212 User Defined Graphical Expansion.........................................213 Smart Deleting of Inline Objects.................................................................................... 211 Compatibility Notes ...................................214 Compatibility Notes ...............................................202 Aspen Tools...201 What’s Fixed ..............5 .........................................................................................212 Product Description ....................211 New Features and Enhancements ......................................214 Introduction 11 ..............................213 Copying Data between Similar Objects ................... 201 Aspen Teams/EN 2006.............................................................................................................................................................................................. 201 Compatibility Notes ..........................................................................................................213 Multiple Insertion of Symbols Onto a Drawing ................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 212 Drawing Editor Usability Enhancements .......................213 Enhanced Client/Server Communications Over a WAN using TCP/IP...........................................

helping customers to make faster decisions and operate more efficiently and profitably within the areas of engineering design.5 release of AES offers exciting new functionality and key enhancements that further advance AspenTech’s products. The 2006. AES 2006. Key capabilities: x x x x Use consistent models to design.5 is the third release of our integrated solutions which includes the former Hyprotech suite of products.5 aspenONETM unifies all of the AspenTech products and capabilities into a single cohesive system that allows users in each process industry vertical to safely and predictably manage and improve the performance of their enterprise operations.5 continues using the Software License Manager (SLM) built upon Sentinel License Manager technology from Rainbow Technologies. AES 2006. run and improve your plant operations Design and de-bottleneck plants and processes for maximum performance Gain control of plants and processes from a business perspective Look ahead to capitalize on opportunities and identify problems before they occur Introduction 12 . simulation and optimization. and deployment of process knowledge throughout the engineering enterprise.Introduction Introduction to the Aspen Engineering Suite™ The Aspen Engineering Suite™ (AES) is an integrated engineering environment that provides business value through the creation. This document provides an overview of product functionality and details the new capabilities and major enhancements for each product in the Aspen Engineering Suite. management. listed alphabetically. aspenONE™ 2006.

Bottlenecks can be identified. The program can also be used to check and rate heat exchangers for required process duties. HYSYS®. or as an integrated product with the AspenTech steady-state process simulation program. allowable pressure drop. and costly maintenance schedules optimized. and other tubular crossflow heat exchangers. New Features and Enhancements There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006. and/or maximum velocity. that can be used standalone by the thermal specialist for exchanger design.5.Aspen ACOL Product Description Aspen ACOL™ is a program for air coolers. Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006. Aspen ACOL can determine the optimum heat exchanger configuration that satisfies the specified heat duty.5. Aspen ACOL provides engineers with the ability to rigorously model heat exchanger operation and identify capital saving opportunities in the overall process configuration. process improvements modeled for various process operating scenarios. When integrated with HYSYS. When used as a stand-alone program in design mode. Aspen ACOL 13 .

The program can be used standalone by the thermal specialist for exchanger design or as an integrated product with AspenTech's steady-state process simulation programs Aspen Plus™ and HYSYS. Aspen Acol+ 14 . Aspen Acol+ can determine the optimum heat exchanger configuration that satisfies the specified heat duty. allowable pressure drop. Bottlenecks can be identified. process improvements modeled for various process operating scenarios. and Simulation of air coolers and other tubular crossflow heat exchangers. When used as a stand-alone program in design mode.Aspen Acol+ Product Description Aspen Acol+ is a program for the Design. Rating/Checking. and/or maximum velocity. and costly maintenance schedules optimized. The program can also be used to check and rate heat exchangers for required process duties. When integrated with Aspen Plus or HYSYS. Aspen Acol+ provide engineers with the ability to rigorously model heat exchanger operation and identify capital saving opportunities in the overall process configuration.

Pre-defined slots and user-saved plots. Design allows you to use the Acol+ design optimization logic to find best exchanger geometry for the current process conditions Rating allows you to evaluate how much over or surface the current exchanger geometry is for the current process conditions. The new Transfer UA to End Point button transfers the calculated UA from Acol+ engine to constant UA input and sets the Air Cooler Model to Air Cooler simple design model. Option for use of Moore Fans. Output in detailed interval analysis. SaveAsEdr utility. Design constraint in Acol+ design mode.New Features and Enhancements Release 2006. Input for explicit setting plan dimension.5 includes the following new features and enhancements: x x x x x x x x x x x x x x Design and rating calculations utility for Acol+ model. The new utility includes the following buttons: o o o o A Run button is used to design or rate the selected air cooler independently from the HYSYS solver. User-specified recap profiles. New Transfer UA to End Point button. Interface option for HYSYS process simulator. Aspen Acol+ 15 . A Transfer geometry from air cooler button is used to transfer geometry from the selected air cooler to do rating calculation A Transfer geometry to air cooler button is used to transfer the calculated geometry from design to the selected air cooler. Support for Aspen OSE Workbook HYSYS simulator interface to provide Design and Rating calculations from an Acol+ model A new HYSYS utility to design or rate any existing air cooler in the flow sheet is now available and includes the following features: x x x x The utility can use either the specified process conditions or copied process condition from the selected air cooler and do a design or rating calculation. Process-side heat transfer enhancements. Interface option for Aspen Plus process simulator. Data Transfer capability from Acol+ to Plate+ and Tasc+.

Aspen Acol+ 16 .Option for Use of Moore Fans Acol+ can use Moore fan correlations to select fan diameter and number of fans. Boiling coefficient in interval analysis for tube side vaporizing application. Design Constraint in Acol+ Design Mode Acol+ can use maximum face velocity as a design constraint to design air-coolers. After fan diameter and number of fans are determined by Moore fan correlations. Input for Explicitly Setting Plan Dimensions Acol+ now allows input to explicitly specify setting plan dimension. Tube-side process conditions and physical properties are transferred to hot. the program then uses the selected fan diameter and number of fans to determine all other fan characteristics. The previous version uses a set inputted dimension ratios to arrive at some approximate fan. Data Transfer Capabilities from Acol+ to Plate+ and Tasc+ Acol+ can transfer input and results to Plate+ and Tasc+. the Moore Fans size selection is a more detailed fan selection based on typical fan size used by the Moore Fan manufacture. the program evaluates all outlet temperature points and corresponding flows. Compared with the standard fan selection method. The new input is placed on the same screen with corresponding ratio. an adjustment was made to the method for calculating the heat transfer coefficient when the liquid heating duty is a large fraction of the total duty in a boiling stream. The explicitly specified setting plan dimensions are only used in setting plan drawing. In Acol+ design mode with varying outside flow. Also. it overrides any specified ratio. Process-Side Heat Transfer Enhancements Experimental and analytical research has shown that the mixture condensation heat transfer methods can be over conservative when there is no non-condensing gas. This enhancement generates higher heat transfer coefficients. then. and plenum dimensions of an air cooler unit. An enhancement was made to the implementation of film mass-transfer correction that gives higher heat transfer coefficients. If actual dimension is specified. the program selects the candidate that has the best maximum face velocity and shows it as the final design. fan motor.or cold-side depending upon whether tube side is being heated or cooled. Output in Detailed Interval Analysis Acol+ now displays the following coefficient information: x x Condensing coefficient in interval analysis for tube side condensing application.

The files maintain the same filename but have the EDR file extension. Acol+ application now supports Aspen OSE Workbook Aspen OSE Workbook is an Excel Add-in tool which links process simulation models to Excel. The Recap feature allows you to easily compare results from different runs side-by-side. The conversion utility converts one or more selected files to the Acol+ input format. Pre-defined Plots and User-Saved Plots Acol+ has always allowed you to plot specific data from the detailed calculation tables using the plot wizard supplied with the program.User-Specified Recap Profiles Acol+ now allows you to establish a number of different Recap Lists of variables using userspecified Profile names. The saved plot is then available for all subsequent application runs. you can also define a custom plot and save it as a default plot for the program. Aspen Plus simulator option to transfer Acol+ calculated UA to End Point model in Aspen Plus The Aspen Plus simulator interface now includes a button that you can use to transfer the calculated UA from the Acol+ engine to constant UA input and set the Heat Exchanger Model to End Point. However each application run required that you redefine the plots you wanted to see. File Conversion Utility You can now convert ACX input files to Acol+ input files using the File Conversion utility on the Windows Start | Programs | Aspen Tech | Aspen Engineering Suite | Aspen HTFS+ 2006. Absolutely no programming knowledge is required to use this tool. A large number of pre-defined plots were added. You always had the capability to customize this list for a given run. and you can now select from these plots to see plotted data. In addition. Aspen Acol+ 17 .5 | Conversion Utility menu. you can save time by not having to customize a list for every run. Aspen OSE Workbook contains tools to link simulation variables from HTFS+ applications to Excel worksheets and via Excel worksheets to other simulators. As a result. HYSYS simulator option to transfer Acol+ calculated UA to End Point model in HYSYS The HYSYS Simulator interface now includes a button that you can use to transfer the calculated UA from the Acol+ engine to a constant UA input and set the Heat Exchanger Model to End Point. you can now save a customized list of variables under a Recap Profile Name and use it with any subsequent application runs. However.

Additional tools are available in OSE Workbook to select and run HTFS+ models. Aspen Acol+ 18 . Aspen OSE Workbook makes it easier to deploy models in Excel and offers performance benefits over previous methods such as OLE links and VBA. Aspen OSE Workbook is part of the Open Simulation Environment Base offering. Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006.5.

This issues was fixed and you can now browse to find templates. at minimum I am going to enter a comment the issues was fixed. This type of information needs to be added. Crash in bundle diagram code when more than 4 tube types are specified. This was resulting in extremely high pressure drops and errors in the property calculations and convergence algorithm. Revised labels on interval analysis table so that plotting parameter descriptions are not blank Acol+ summary page revised to allow page size and text to be increased when printed. Temperature and flow distribution values used by engine where not being initialized whenever there is a change in the element spec.What’s Fixed Need to provide a description and the resolution (I made a pass at the first entry (entries highlighted in yellow). The following provides information about issues fixed in release 2006. They would not show up as available templates in the selection list when you browsed to find them. The HTFS+ user interface was not handling EDR file templates (EDT) filetypes correctly. Material name not appearing on API sheet when specific material number used in input. CQ00265765 CQ00268798 CQ00260077 CQ00260572 Plotting parameter descriptions were not displaying. Revised flash calculation method to perform XP flash instead of TP flash if vapor fraction is CQ00262019 CQ00263223 Aspen Acol+ 19 . Problems printing the Summary page. Acol+ was not exporting the tube layout angle to the Excel template for the Acol+ API sheet. CQ00260658 Molecular wt of the streams now being transferred from calculation engine back to the user interface properly. Issue Number CQ00251838 CQ00255593 Issue Description Non-standard msgbox for security messages.5. Revised user interface code to remove hot side/ cold side label above tube side process data input. CQ00259339 CQ00274679 Initialized temperature and flow distribution values used by engine whenever there is a change in the element spec. Molecular wt of the streams was not being transferred from calculation engine back to the user interface properly. Also corrected flow areas between passes for D type and manifold type headers. If not added. Revised code to prevent crash in bundle diagram code when more than 4 tube types are specified. Issue resolution Removed non-standard msgbox for security messages.

specified as process parameters. Aspen Acol+ 20 .Issue Number CQ00251838 Issue Description Non-standard msgbox for security messages. Issue resolution Removed non-standard msgbox for security messages.

Cost and weights were grossly overestimated. Corrected the design logic for selecting the lowest cost unit based on capital and operating cost. Program was always selecting a fan OD. Acol+ summary screen was revised to include nozzle inlet and outlet rhov2 values. Changed message 8810 text to refer explicitly to liquid and vapor data. Corrected calculation engine mapping for outside tube heat transfer scaling factor. Revised code to use correct default excel template file for Acol+. Fan blade diameter input was being ignored. Revised code to accept cases with streams having properties for a 2nd liquid phase but no 1st liquid phase. Corrected cost analysis for tube in plate fin types. Corrected crashes and abnormal stream property errors generated when switching outside application types between dry air and dry gas and vice versa. Applied fix to allow Acol+ diagrams to be dragged to Excel template. Input value was not being used correctly. Added code to set air outlet temperature correctly for design optimization path when using varying air flow design mode. Revised code to allow in-line bundle to use HTFS3 as outside tube calculation method.Issue Number CQ00263223 Issue Description Need description Issue resolution Revised code to avoid using XP or PT flash to get enthalpy. Enthalpy is solely based on the initial flash calculation. CQ00263239 Need description CQ00264051 Need description CQ00264241 Need description Q00264444 Need description CQ00264822 Need description CQ00264823 Need description CQ00256689 The Aspen Plus to HTFS+ interface was not passing through the liquid mass fraction of the 2nd liquid phase when 2 liquid phases were present in the stream. Order of display of properties now shown in same order as Tasc+ and Plate+. Corrected the Area Ratio result displayed when in Checking mode. Added warning 4033 to indicate that pressure drop calculation doesn't take into account wet air condensation. CQ00220988 CQ00248433 CQ00255881 CQ00256282 CQ00256564 CQ00257285 CQ00257286 CQ00257531 CQ00258174 Aspen Acol+ 21 .

It should have been. Bundle diagram now shows correct number of tubes per pass in layouts with more than one circuit.Issue Number CQ00258384 CQ00258384 Issue Description Issue resolution Corrected calculation of flowrate tubeside entering one bundle. Aspen Acol+ 22 . CQ00267281 CQ00258968 Acol+ in design with varying flow mode was not showing air inlet temp as required when the heat load was specified. Data transfer between Hetran to Tasc+ and Aerotran to Acol+ was revised to correctly transfer negative enthalpy data correctly.

Aspen Adsim 2006. New pUser_g_Pump_Performance2 Procedure A new procedure was added to the library. The application addresses the need of engineers and end users to simulate a wide and varied range of industrial gas adsorption processes with additional support for liquid adsorption processes.5 includes the following new features and enhancements: x x x x A new procedure was added to the library. which enables you to input/change the de-rate factor in the performance curve without having to re-compile the procedure code every time its value changes. It can be used to develop and identify optimal adsorbents. optimization and analysis of adsorption processes.Aspen Adsim Product Description Aspen Adsim® is a comprehensive flowsheet simulator developed for the optimal design. A new Global Data option enables you to view values of stream variables on your flowsheet. similar to the existing pUser_g_Pump_Performance. but including an extra argument. This new argument is a derating factor. New Features and Enhancements Release 2006. If you change the value of a variable from its default. Aspen Adsim 23 . simulation.5 now supports Microsoft Visual C++ . design better adsorption cycles and improve general plant operations. the variable value color changes from blue to black.NET 2005.

You select the variables to be displayed from the Flowsheet menu or from the context menu for a stream. making it easier to visualize what is happening in your process model. You can switch display of Global data on or off from the View menu. Aspen Adsim 24 . see the Aspen Custom Modeler Help.Stream Data Displayed on the Flowsheet A new Global Data option enables you to view values of stream variables on your flowsheet. For more detail.

Theses were included in the 12.1) and Gear (11. The value only reverts to blue if you right-click on the value and select Reset to Default.and tolerance. Touched Variables Always Shown in Black If you change the value of a variable from its default.NET 2003 and Microsoft Visual Basic 6. VSIE (11.5: x The ImpEuler (11. You may see some warning messages when loading an Aspen Adsim file from a previous version into Aspen Adsim 2006. and selects option. Previous versions of Visual C++ are not supported.1 release. it automatically switches to the equivalent newer integrator.ada files.1.0 or 9. which can then be loaded into Aspen Adsim 2006.NET 2005 Aspen Adsim 2006.values that match the old integrator as closely as possible. even though the value is equal to the default.NET 2005 for creating custom forms. This makes it easier to see all values that you have deliberately entered.1). Aspen Adsim 2006. These integrators were withdrawn at version 2006.1 for creating Fortran procedures. This is unchanged from Aspen Adsim 2006.5.5 eliminates these warnings. Saving the file in Aspen Adsim 2006. Aspen Adsim 2006. It now remains in black to show that you have changed the value. the variable value color changes from blue to black.5. Aspen Adsim Document (.5 also supports the use of Microsoft Visual Basic .ada) files generated using previous versions are compatible with Version 2006. It also supports Microsoft Visual Basic .5 at the same time as Aspen Adsim 2006 and other previous versions of Aspen Adsim. Compatibility Notes The following lists and describes compatibility notes and issues for release 2006.1) integrators are old implementations that have been superseded by the Implicit Euler and Gear integrators that were introduced in the 12.5 now supports the use of Microsoft Visual C++ . Aspen Adsim Language (. This is a result of some solver options that have become obsolete or have been renamed.1 versions to give time for transition of existing simulations to the new integrators. it would change back to blue.adb) files exported from previous versions Aspen Adsim cannot be loaded in Aspen Adsim 2006. if you changed the variable value back to its default.NET 2005 for creating C/C++ procedures and for exporting models for use in Aspen Plus. x x Aspen Adsim 25 . Load these files into the previous version and export them as . If you load a simulation that uses one of these integrators. However.Support for Visual Studio .5 supports the use Intel Fortran 9.5: You can now install and use Aspen Adsim 2006. consider the following compatibility issues when upgrading your existing simulations to Aspen Adsim 2006. In previous versions. 2004 and 2004.

you must regenerate the .5.5 or Aspen Properties 2006. To continue. then these files created with earlier versions of that software are not compatible with Aspen Adsim 2006. exit Aspen Adsim before loading any further simulations. If you try to load a physical properties file (.5.aprpdf file.5.5 input file includes the Aspen Properties property package.x When using Aspen Properties/Aspen Plus property package: If your Aspen Adsim 2006. the following error message appears: SAIPIN-F-Error loading Aspen your . If you are using an external property package in the form of an Aspen Plus .aprpdf) that was generated using an earlier version of Aspen Plus or Aspen Properties.appdf file or an Aspen Properties .appdf File.appdf file using Aspen Plus 2006. After you receive this error.appdf or . Aspen Adsim 26 . Please refer to the Aspen Properties error messages first. You should leave the application and reload your input file once you have rectified the problem. you can load it directly into Aspen Adsim 2006. or it may be due to an incompatible PDF file version.

Aspen Aerotran provides engineers with the ability to rigorously model heat exchanger operation and identify capital saving opportunities in the overall process configuration. Bottlenecks can be identified. Aspen Aerotran can determine the optimum heat exchanger configuration that satisfies the specified heat duty. and/or maximum velocity. process improvements modeled for various process operating scenarios.5.Aspen Aerotran Product Description Aspen Aerotran® is a program for air coolers.5. allowable pressure drop. Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006. and other tubular crossflow heat exchangers. The program can also be used to check and rate heat exchangers for required process duties. When integrated with Aspen Plus. and costly maintenance schedules optimized. When used as a stand-alone program in design mode. New Features and Enhancements There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006. Aspen Aerotran 27 . that can be used standalone by the thermal specialist for exchanger design or as an integrated product with the AspenTech steady-state process simulation program Aspen Plus™.

5. Description said single pass exchangers and it should have say multi-pass exchangers. Changed multipass MTD calculation to use 1 pass correlation if concurrent flow specified.What’s Fixed The following provides information about issues fixed in release 2006. Issue Number CQ00260192 Issue Description Incorrect description for flow direction. Aspen Aerotran 28 . Issue Resolution Corrected description for flow direction in the user interface input. Altered code to calculate 1 pass exchangers MTD the same regardless of this input value.

including vaporization and condensation. Aspen APLE 29 . In design mode. and performance simulation of plate heat exchangers. Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006.5. It can also check or simulate geometrically specified heat exchangers allowing you to troubleshoot or de-bottleneck operating units.5. New Features and Enhancements There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006. it can determine the optimum heat exchanger configuration. checking (rating). Aspen APLE handles characteristics common to many commercially available plate and frame heat exchangers. either gasketed plate and frame or welded or brazed plate. They are also an alternative to shell and tube in many applications. These exchangers are used for general heating and cooling duties.Aspen APLE Product Description Aspen APLE™ is a single solution for the design.

enabling companies to bring new products to market at greater speed and reduced cost.Aspen Batch Plus Product Description Batch Plus® is a recipe-oriented batch process modeling environment that spans the batch process development value chain from discovery through manufacturing. Aspen properties flash option for condensers. Vent status for each vessel in operations is reported in quick results. New Features and Enhancements Release 2006. Automation of simulating step batches and production plan. Aspen Batch Plus 30 . Pack-column operation allows column to be partially packed. Emission control devices in multiple-use. Consistent way of displaying emission control devices in the schedule view. Blanket pressure added to set-state operation. Campaign overlap and batch overlap for a production plan. Heat transfer operations use vessel specific minimum approach temperature.5 includes new features and enhancements in the following areas: x x Simulation Engine and Operations Data Management Simulation Engine and Operations Release 2006.5 includes the following new features and enhancement to Simulation Engine and Operations: x x x x x x x x x x Scheduling of process campaign for a production plan.

Then the sequence of Step batches is generated through Step Key Input and Output intermediates to produce its Final Product. “Simulate bathes and Process” can be done in the same way. You can use this option by right-mouse-clicking on the production plan from the Plan explorer and selecting Simulate Batches and Plan item. If 500 kg is specified for the Final Product for the campaign. Release 2006. This new Batch Overlap gives you more flexible production planning. Aspen Batch Plus 31 .5.Scheduling of Process Campaign for a Production Plan When a Process is used for a campaign in a production plan. Then Batch Plus generates the Step batch sequence of 4 batches of Step A. Campaign Overlap and Batch Overlap for a Production Plan Batch Overlap was previously defined as whether or not the current campaign overlaps with the previous campaign. This enables Process campaign to be used more realistically to scheduling and planning. This is another kind of Start-After scheduling constraint at the Step level – in addition to Operation/Unit Procedure Start-After constraints already delivered in the previous version. In previous versions the sequence generated was 20 batches of Step A and 5 batches of Step B. In release 2006. 1 batch of Step B. 4 batches of Step A. Batch Plus calculates that total Step batches required is 25 Step batches. or click on Run main menu as shown in the screenshot below.5 adds automate simulating of all the Step batches and then the Production Plan or Process using one button. the name of Batch Overlap is changed to Campaign Overlap and a new overlap was added: whether or not Step batches belonging to the current campaign overlap each other. 1 batch of Step B. Automation of simulating Step batches and Production Plan Simulate Batch is no longer required for simulating plan. Batch Plus calculates the required number of Step batches belonging to the Process on the basis of quantity specified. For example. In previous versions simulating all the Step batches one-by-one was required before simulating a Production Plan or Process. suppose that a campaign contains a Process comprising Step A and Step B where Step A produces 25 kg of Step B Key Input Intermediate and Step B produces 100 kg of the Final Product of the Process.

In this version. The only state supported was agitation.Consistent way of displaying emission control devices in the schedule view In this version. Aspen Properties flash option for condensers Condenser emissions are calculated using the procedure outlined in the EPA’s Pharmaceutical MACT regulation. Emissions from condensers can optionally be calculated using an iterative flash in Aspen Properties. batch type of devices does not display in schedule view. In this version. blanket Aspen Batch Plus 32 . batch type devices were always displayed regardless if air emission calculation option was turned on. Emission control devices can now be shared resources the same as Buffer Tank. Reflux-through-Dean-and-Stark operation allows reflux of bottom layer of Decanter The Dean & Stark decanter separates the immiscible liquid mixture by density difference. the display of devices in the schedule view depended on the types of devices in an inconsistent way. if the option is turned off. Note that two immiscible phases. This version allows the contents of the bottom layer to be recycled to the distillation column and the content of the top layer to be sent to a receiver. In previous versions the content of the top layer is assumed to be recycled to the distillation column and the content in the bottom layer is sent to a receiver. that is. Emission control devices in multiple-use Emission control devices in multiple-use are no longer scheduling constraints in this version. Moreover. Note that turning on the air emissions calculation under Tools|Options|Simulation Batch is required to take this into account. respectively. turning on the air emission calculation option under Tools|Options|Simulation Batch or …|Simulation Plan becomes a prerequisite for displaying emission control devices in the schedule view. charge ST-A and ST-B are in parallel and both vessels vent to an emission control path containing condenser C-25. If C-25 is not multi-use the Charging of ST-A and ST-B are not scheduled to occur at the same time even though they are parallel operations. Blanket pressure added to Set-State operation In version 2006 we introduced the concept of State that is assigned to equipment through the Set State operation. When multiple-use for control devices is specified. In previous versions. A regulation for batch processing of Miscellaneous Organic chemicals requires the calculation of emissions from condensers using an iterative flash procedure instead. If C-25 is multiple-use. continuous type devices were also displayed if the option was turned on. Quick Results|Streams tab shows all the streams around the decanter. it is possible to have two operations in parallel where the two operations use the same emission control device. then the two operations can occur at the same time. For example. The setting is available in Preferences… | Vapor Emission | Model Parameters | Flash Condenser Calculation. Liquid1 and Liquid2 represent the bottom and top layer.

Batch Plus automatically accesses it for data.5: Aspen Batch Plus 33 .dll or assembly interface functions are written. Batch Plus 2006. Once the custom . Batch Plus 2006. that is. Vent status for each vessel in operations is reported in Quick Results The vent status is reported in Contents tab of Quick Results.5 also uses these interfaces to notify you when the remote database is updated and provides a choice to update the local project. a minimum approach temperature can be specified for each vessel being heated/cooled. the bed-volume is the volume of packed volume instead of physical volume of the chromatography column. The materials and equipment selected from the central (remote) database are imported into your Batch Plus project. a column can be partially packed. Vent status is also stored in MS Access results database. In case of a partially packed column. in the Equipment Contents table. not from end to end.5 includes new features that allow Batch Plus to interface with external Materials and Equipment databases Open Materials and Equipment Databases These features open Batch Plus so that it can read materials and equipment information from any materials and equipment database repositories.pressure is added to maintain pressure in subsequent operations without Purge or Sweep operation first.5. Heat transfer operations uses vessel specific minimum approach temperature In addition to specifying a single minimum approach temperature ( T) between the utility and contents for each project. Through the details dialog box you can set: Blanket Gas Blanket Pressure Pack-Column operation allows column to be partially packed Starting with version 2006.dlls or assemblies can be written to interface any materials and equipment databases to Batch Plus. Compatibility Notes The following lists and describes compatibility notes and issues for release 2006.5 contains a set of public interfaces to which custom . It is reported for initial and final contents for the vessel. Data Management Release 2006.

Previously. The Generic-Batch equipment class is no longer be shown as inventory location in any operation. You must manually update any project created prior to version 2006.5 which contains Pack-Column. For the Line-Blow operation. If the temperature is below the freezing point for a component. This is due to the PackColumn enhancement which requires the source of the packing.x Emissions may be lower in some simulations due to a change in the calculation of vapor pressures. Change in project and step database: the group ID for the Cake group changed from 200.000 to 300.000 to 200. Since the Pack-Column allows the column to be partially packed in version 2006.087. x x x x x Aspen Batch Plus 34 . The Pack-Column is not upward compatible.158. the group index for First Wash has changed from 300. any emission for the operation is different as well. the exhaust stream pressure from the destination vessel is different from the previous version. the Antoine equation was applied out of range at this temperature resulting in a very low or in some cases a negative number. If you are referring to these fields in an Operating Instruction template. the subsequent column operations results might be different. its vapor pressure is 0. you must reenter values for those fields.5.

an operating step must be set up that contains the following steps: x x x Switch on dumping of the drum. Its rigorous simulation capabilities enable you to quickly and cost-effectively determine the optimum design and operating policy for batch distillations.Aspen BatchSep Product Description Aspen BatchSep™ is an advanced tool for design and optimization of batch distillation columns. Aspen BatchSep 35 . New Features and Enhancements Aspen BatchSep 2006. The reflux drum is bypassed by connecting the condenser to the reflux line and closing the product distillate to operate at total reflux. Operating Steps Upgrades. This operation requires setting up a reflux dump receiver (or two if two liquid phases are present). Close the distillate flow to receivers. User interface Upgrades. In addition.5 includes the following new features and enhancements: x x x x Total reflux dump. You can use it to help reduce batch times and/or improve product recovery while maintaining required product purities. Total Reflux Dump Aspen BatchSep includes the ability to dump the contents of the reflux drum straight into a receiver while operating at total reflux. Define the receiver number to where the drum contents is dumped. BatchSep in Aspen Plus. A receiver is required per liquid phase present.

the simulation does not need to be re-initialized again unless you make any changes to the configuration. If the trigger condition is not met within this time. For results forms.5. BatchSep ends the operating step. Stage Pressure Drop.1 file into Aspen BatchSep 2006. You can now specify a Maximum Duration for each operating step. The Aspen BatchSep unit operation can be used when you want to model a semi-batch process containing one or more batch distillation columns and other continuous unit operations.1 input file must be re-generated using Aspen Plus or Aspen Properties 2006.5. it is displayed as grey instead of blue.aprpdf file. User Interface Upgrades The following modifications were made to the user interface to make it more consistent with the Aspen Plus user interface: x For input forms. You can then load your Aspen BatchSep 2004 or 2004.1 input file includes your Aspen Properties property package. changing the units no longer leads to a change in the value of the corresponding field. As a result. the BatchSep 2004 or 2004. If your Aspen BatchSep 2004 or 2004. You can use an Aspen Plus stream to transfer material between Aspen BatchSep and other unit operation blocks on the flowsheet. BatchSep in Aspen Plus Aspen BatchSep is now available as a distinct unit operation within the Aspen Plus unit operations model library. If you are using an external property package in an . and Stage Duty can now be modified in an operating step. you should restart the simulation and save the file. x Compatibility Notes The following describes compatibility notes and issues for release 2006.1 into Aspen BatchSep 2006. you can load this directly into Aspen BatchSep 2006.Operating-Steps Upgrades The following lists and briefly describes operating-steps upgrades: x x x Column Pressure Drop.appdf or .5: If you load a simulation created in Aspen BatchSep 2004 or 2004. it is automatically updated to be compatible with the new capabilities in Aspen BatchSep 2006. When the value in a field is the default value. Aspen BatchSep 36 .5. the behavior is the same as in Aspen BatchSep 2006.5. The Profile Results form was enhanced to display profiles at the end of each operating step. The first time you run the simulation. the Operating Steps regenerates and the simulation is re-initialized at time zero. After running for the first time.

Variable trend data can be viewed in plots (2. Aspen Plus. Aspen Case Analysis is delivered as an installable component of Aspen Simulation Workbook product.5. Each scenario consists of a list of selected input variables to change. Aspen Case Analysis 37 . The case comparison feature includes a number of filtering options to allow you to quickly isolate and identify differences between case files. permitting variable trending and casestudies to be made. These scenarios can be applied to a case. carry out trending studies. Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006. Aspen Case Analysis also includes a feature that allows you to define scenarios.5. compare two or more case files. and a list of output variables to monitor. The case comparison tool identifies variables which are added. deleted or changed compared to the selected base case models. and run multiple simulation studies in a batch execution mode. Scenario batch mode permits multiple scenarios to be applied to multiple cases.and 3-dimensional) via the Plotter facility. Multiple cases can be compared against a base-line case. Cases can be browsed. displaying a hierarchy of variables and their properties. The case browser displays simulation case files in a hierarchical data tree that allows you to step through the model data structure to view data and parameters defining the case. and the layered products based on these technologies such as Aspen Polymers Plus. New Features and Enhancements There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006. Use it to browse simulation cases.Aspen Case Analysis Product Description Aspen Case Analysis® is a simulation analysis tool compatible with HYSYS. Aspen Custom Modeler.

5. Aspen CatRef 38 .Aspen CatRef Product Description Aspen CatRef® is a member of the AspenTech new generation of refinery reactor models. New Features and Enhancements There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006. Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006. It accurately predicts yields and properties resulting from different feedstocks and operating conditions.5.

Aspen Chromatography Product Description Aspen Chromatography® is a comprehensive flowsheet simulator used for the design and simulation of batch and continuous chromatographic processes. product quality. Touched variables always shown in black. Enhancements to the workflow of the triangle theory form Improvements were done in the triangle theory form. fine chemical. capacity. significant benefits in design. Steam data displayed on the workflow sheet. and food product businesses. Support for Visual Studio . The application addresses the needs of both engineers and scientists to model and understand the separation and purification processes normally found in the pharmaceutical. Through the application of Aspen Chromatography. yield.5 includes the following new features and enhancements: x x x x Triangle theory form workflow enhancements. biotechnology.NET 2005. Aspen Chromatography 39 . including updates in the calculations and in the transfer of data back into the flowsheet. New Features and Enhancements Release 2006. and reduced operating costs are possible.

Aspen Chromatography 40 . You can switch display of Global data on or off from the View menu.Stream data displayed on the flowsheet The new Global Data option lets you view values of stream variables on your flowsheet.5 supports the use of: x x x Microsoft Visual C++ . Microsoft Visual Basic . making it easier to visualize what is happening in your process model.NET 2005 Aspen Chromatography 2006. It also supports Microsoft Visual Basic .NET 2005 for creating custom forms. Previous versions of Visual C++ are not supported. Support for Visual Studio .NET 2003 and Microsoft Visual Basic 6. Intel Fortran 9.NET 2005 for creating C/C++ procedures and for exporting models for use in Aspen Plus. This is unchanged from Aspen Chromatography 2006.0 or 9. You select the variables to be displayed from the Flowsheet menu or from the Context menu for a stream.1 for creating Fortran procedures.

and selects option. x x Aspen Chromatography 41 . Load these files into the previous version and export them as . even though the value is equal to the default.5: You can install and use Aspen Chromatography 2006.cra) files generated using previous versions of Aspen Chromatography are compatible with Version 2006. Aspen Chromatography Language (. This change makes it easier to see all values that you have deliberately entered.1. These integrators have been withdrawn from version 2006 and later. In Aspen Chromatography 2006.5. VSIE (11. if you changed the variable value back to its default. it automatically switches to the equivalent newer integrator. Compatibility Notes The following lists and describes compatibility notes and issues for release 2006. which can then be loaded into Version 2006. However.5 at the same time as 2004.cra files. the variable value color changes from blue to black. In previous versions.Touched variables always shown in black If you change the value of a variable from its default.and tolerance.crb) files exported from previous versions Aspen Chromatography cannot be loaded in Version 2006.5.5. The value reverts to blue only if you right click the value and click Reset to Default. observe the following compatibility issues when upgrading your existing simulations to Version 2006.5: x The ImpEuler (11. They were included in the 12.5. and 2004.).1 versions to give time for transition of existing simulations to the new integrators. You may see some warning messages when loading .values that match the old integrator as closely as possible.1) and Gear (11. Aspen Chromatography Document (. the variable now remains displayed in black to show that you have changed the value. If you load a simulation that uses one of these integrators.1 and other previous versions of Aspen Chromatography. This is a result of some solver options that have become obsolete or have been renamed. it would be displayed in blue. 2004.1 release.cra files created with previous versions.5 eliminates these warnings.1) integrators were old implementations that have been superseded by the Implicit Euler and Gear integrators that were introduced in the 12. Saving the file in Aspen Chromatography 2006.

After you receive this error. If you are using an external property package in the form of an Aspen Plus . you can load it directly into Aspen Chromatography 2006.appdf file or an Aspen Properties . then these files created with earlier versions of that software are not compatible with Aspen Chromatography 2006. exit Aspen Chromatography before loading any further simulations.5. the following error message appears: Aspen Properties abort Unable to open properties definition file "cornsyrup.5 input file includes the Aspen Properties property package.aprpdf file. To continue.appdf or . Aspen Chromatography 42 .aprpdf) that was generated using an earlier version of Aspen Plus or Aspen Properties. you must regenerate the . If you try to load a physical properties file (.5 or Aspen Properties 2006.appdf" The file may need to be regenerated from a compatible version of Aspen Plus.5.Note: When using Aspen Properties/Aspen Plus property package: If your Aspen Chromatography 2006.appdf file using Aspen Plus 2006.5.

and analyzing the quality and suitability of the models. New Features and Enhancements There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006.Aspen COMThermo Workbench Product Description COMThermo Workbench® is a user-friendly application for advanced thermodynamic calculations.5.5. It uses COMThermo Engine for all thermophysical property and phase equilibrium calculations. Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006. Aspen COMThermo Workbench 43 . COMThermo Workbench provides the essential tools that enable you to research and create the best possible Fluid Packages for use in your engineering applications by fitting model parameters to laboratory measurements.

Improvements have been made to optimize the performance for Aspen Custom Modeler models exported for use in Aspen Plus or HYSYS.5: x x x x x A new Global Data option enables you to view values of stream variables on your flowsheet. Aspen Custom Modeler 44 . A variable value color changes from blue to black when you change the default variable value. Aspen Custom Modeler 2006. This enables you to fully leverage their existing models. enabling them to fully leverage the benefits of process simulation throughout their company. such as Aspen Plus. and collaborators. New Features and Enhancements The following new features and enhancements were added in release 2006. and helps to ensure consistency of simulation results. Aspen Custom Modeler models can be used within other AspenTech simulation tools. Aspen HYSYS and Aspen Dynamics. making innovation fully available and part of standard process design and operations studies.Aspen Custom Modeler Product Description Aspen Custom Modeler® enables you to quickly create custom models to incorporate their company’s unique expertise and knowledge. A new Aspen Model Runner™ enables you to distribute completed simulation models within your company.NET 2005 for creating C/C++ procedures and for exporting models. to your customers.5 supports the use of Microsoft Visual C++ . Aspen Custom Modeler is designed to enable the quick and easy development and deployment of custom process models.

making it easier to visualize what is happening in your process model. Aspen Model Runner provides control over changes to the model. You then distribute the Aspen Model Runner file to the end users. They can then open and run the simulation. The contents of the simulation file are encrypted to prevent viewing or editing of the contents. export your simulation from Aspen Custom Modeler as an Aspen Model Runner simulation. see the Aspen Custom Modeler Help.Stream Data Displayed on the Flowsheet The new Global Data option enables you to view values of stream variables on your flowsheet. You select the variables to be displayed from the Flowsheet menu or from the context menu for a stream. Aspen Custom Modeler 45 . For more detail. End users need to install and license Aspen Model Runner. Deploy Simulations Using Aspen Model Runner Aspen Model Runner is a new product that enables you to distribute completed simulation models within your company and to your customers and collaborators. and protects the intellectual property within the model. To use this product. but they cannot edit the simulation or view the content of the models. You can switch display of Global data on or off from the View menu. Within Aspen Model Runner they can use all of the Aspen Custom Modeler features relevant to running a simulation.

Support for Visual Studio . It is also supported by Aspen Simulation Workbook. it automatically looks for and uses an Aspen Custom Modeler license. which can be used to develop a customized user interface for your simulation.NET 2005 for creating C/C++ procedures and for exporting models for use in Aspen Plus.NET 2003 and Microsoft Visual Basic 6. x x Touched Variables Always Shown in Black If you change the default value of a variable. even though the value is equal to the default. In previous versions. For information on licensing Aspen Model Runner. The value only reverts to blue if you rightclick on the value and select Reset to Default. To take advantage of this improvement. Improved Performance for Exported Models Improvements have were made to optimize the performance for Aspen Custom Modeler models exported for use in Aspen Plus or HYSYS when using group decomposed solvers. Simulation Options tab. HYSYS and Aspen Dynamics. The solver is selected on the Block Options form.5 supports the use of: x Microsoft Visual C++ . This makes it easier to see all values that you have deliberately entered. you can install Aspen Model Runner and read the online help. This is unchanged from Aspen Custom Modeler 2006. you can use an Aspen Custom Modeler license to run Aspen Model Runner.NET 2005 Aspen Custom Modeler 2006. it would change back to blue. For testing purposes.1 for creating Fortran procedures. If Aspen Model Runner cannot find an Aspen Model Runner license.0 or 9. Previous versions of Visual C++ are not supported. DLSSWP and DDMO. The group decomposed solvers are DSPARSE. the variable value color changes from blue to black. It also supports Microsoft Visual Basic .5. but do not show the performance improvement. you must export the model from Aspen Custom Modeler 2006. Microsoft Visual Basic . Models exported from earlier versions continue to run in Aspen Plus and HYSYS 2006. if you changed the variable value back to its default.5.NET 2005 for creating custom forms. please contact your AspenTech account manager. Intel Fortran 9.Aspen Model Runner also supports Aspen Dynamics simulations. Aspen Custom Modeler 46 . It now remains in black to show that you have changed the value. For more details. Solution of the block in should be significantly faster when using one of these solvers.

we recommend that you use the more powerful Model export capability rather than continue to use Flowsheet export. it automatically switches to using the equivalent newer integrator.5 and regenerate the library file. Supported compilers.appdf File.1) and Gear (11.5: x x Installing Aspen Custom Modeler 2006. Model export enables the model configuration to be changed within Aspen Plus. exported models can be used in HYSYS and Aspen Dynamics. You may see some warning messages when loading .1).5. and to use this flowsheet in Aspen Plus.5 eliminates these warnings. x x x x x x x Aspen Custom Modeler 47 .acmd) files exported from previous versions of Aspen Custom Modeler cannot be loaded in version 2006. If possible. Load these files into the previous version and export them as .5. ACM Library (.5. Aspen Plus .acmf files. These integrators were withdrawn at version 2006. You should leave the application and reload your input file once you have rectified the problem. They were included in the 12. The ImpEuler (11. However.5.5 at the same time as 2006 and other previous versions of Aspen Custom Modeler. Please refer to the Aspen Properties error messages first. If you try to load a physical properties file (.5.Compatibility Notes The following lists and describes compatibility notes and issues for release 2006. You need to export the flowsheet again in Aspen Custom Modeler 2006. Installing Aspen Custom Modeler 2006. This is a result of some solver options that are now obsolete or were renamed. and selects option and tolerance values that match the old integrator as closely as possible.acml) files generated from previous releases of Aspen Custom Modeler cannot be loaded in version 2006. Exported flowsheets can only be used in Aspen Plus. Load the source . ACM Language (.acmf version of these files into Aspen Custom Modeler 2006.acmf) files generated using previous versions of Aspen Custom Modeler are compatible with version 2006. Saving the file in ACM 2006.appdf files created with earlier versions of Aspen Plus are not compatible with Aspen Custom Modeler 2006.1 release. please note the following compatibility issues when upgrading your existing simulations to version 2006.5 with previous versions of Aspen Custom Modeler. the following error message appears: SAIPIN-F-Error loading Aspen your . ACM Document (.acmf files created with previous versions.5.1 versions to give time for transition of existing simulations to the new integrators.appdf) that was generated using an earlier version of Aspen Plus.5.1) integrators are old implementations that were superseded by the Implicit Euler and Gear integrators that were introduced in the 12. the compiled flowsheet does not run in Aspen Plus 2006.5. If you used this feature in a version earlier than 2006.5 with previous versions of Aspen Custom Modeler You can now install and use Aspen Custom Modeler 2006. VSIE (11. x The Export Compiled Flowsheet command enables you to create a dll containing a compiled form of an Aspen Custom Modeler flowsheet.5 before you can use it in Aspen Plus. or it may be due to an incompatible PDF file version.1. If you load a simulation that uses one of these integrators. which can then be loaded into version 2006. 2004 and 2004. Also.

To continue. or .5 Supported Compilers You do not need any compilers installed on your computer to use most of the features of Aspen Custom Modeler. you must regenerate the . Below is a summary of capabilities that require a compiler: Activity Creating procedures in Fortran Supported Compiler(s) Intel Fortran 9.appdf file using Aspen Plus 2006.NET 2005 The compiler must be configured so that it can be used from the command line. Creating procedures in C++ Exporting flowsheets for use in Aspen Plus Exporting models for use in Aspen Plus or HYSYS Creating custom forms Microsoft Visual C++ . some optional capabilities do require a compiler.0 or 9. However.NET 2005 Aspen Custom Modeler 48 .x After you receive this error. Microsoft Visual Basic 6.1 The compiler must be configured so that it can be used from the command line. exit Aspen Custom Modeler before loading any further simulations.

production capacity. Aspen Decision Analyzer is a comprehensive. Further. such as production capacity and plant location. EPC design. analysis. engineering managers and planners with a comprehensive insight into the business investment opportunities of a proposed process manufacturing facility. knowledge-based computation. and schedule to achieve their profit objectives. It does this early. process economics. design and reporting software system. business. and engineering managers can quickly develop alternate "what-if" strategies and analyze decision-oriented results to develop sound strategic plans. Sizing and Design Model Analyzer Scale-Up Module Analyzer Relocation Module Analyzer Economics Module Aspen Decision Analyzer 49 . location. managers can quickly and confidently identify the right chemical process. Aspen Decision Analyzer contains four unique modules: x x x x Cooling Water Selection. Aspen Decision Analyzer provides the key elements for developing sound. With Aspen Decision Analyzer. It provides a unified and consistent basis for making sound business investment decisions. engineer. you can open Aspen Kbase with Aspen Decision Analyzer to gain the combined power of both systems in one session. and decision delays from business concept to production. economic threats and opportunities. confident business decisions. cost.Aspen Decision Analyzer Product Description Aspen Decision Analyzer™ provides executives. From concept to on-stream production. R&D. This means that all IPE functions are contained in Aspen Decision Analyzer. or build. Now. before extensive funds and resources are expended to study. The system is built on a solid foundation as it contains both Aspen Icarus Process Evaluator (IPE) and the evaluation engine in Aspen Kbase.

New Features and Enhancements There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006.5.5. Aspen Decision Analyzer 50 . Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006.

Aspen Dynamics 51 . Aspen Dynamics is AspenTech's easy-to-use dynamic modeling tool for plant operations and process design. fire standards). Selection of automatically added controllers. There are several work flow improvements (or example. You can also use Aspen Custom Modeler to customize the Aspen Dynamics models. thereby achieving increased operability. RCSTR support for liquid-liquid in dynamics. select automatically added controllers. New TimeData model for replay of measured data. Modeling a fire in a Mixer. Time data generator) and other engineering enhancements listed below. Flash3 or RCSTR3 tank. Deploying simulations using Aspen Model Runner. and Specialty Chemicals industries throughout plant operation and engineering organizations.5 and also summarize compatibility considerations in migrating from previous Aspen Dynamics versions. Sep2 supports pressure driven simulations. With Aspen Dynamics you can transform an Aspen Plus steady-state simulation into a rigorous dynamic simulation within a few minutes.Aspen Dynamics Product Description Aspen Dynamics® complements the steady-state simulation capabilities of Aspen Plus. and delivers the benefits of dynamic modeling to the Petrochemicals. New Features and Enhancements This release contains new features enabling the application of dynamic simulation to new processes (or example. The following sections provide information about: x x x x x x x x Support for true component electrolyte simulations. The topics listed in New Features describe the new capabilities in Aspen Dynamics 2006. Finally. Chemicals. RadFrac Thermosyphon reboiler support for the ABOVE-STAGE feed convention. true component electrolytes) and applications (for example. Flash2. Aspen Dynamics simulations may be deployed using Aspen Model Runner. safety and productivity. Aspen Dynamics is closely integrated with other AspenTech products. It enables users to study and understand the dynamics of real plant operations.

On the import dialog box. You can remove any specific controller that you don’t want in the Aspen Dynamics flowsheet by clearing the check box. Selection of automatically added controllers Aspen Dynamics now lets you select which controllers are automatically added when you create your dynamic simulation from Aspen Plus. Any change to the chemistry must be done in Aspen Plus. If you want to use the feed stream results as the input.Support for true component electrolyte simulations Aspen Dynamics now supports true component electrolyte simulations for liquid only and vapor-liquid systems. Aspen Dynamics does not support true component electrolyte simulations for vapor-liquidliquid systems. This lets you view the concentration of salts and ions in each stream. select the chemistry to be updated and check both the Variable update and Definition file only options: x x Variable update updates all variables for the dynamic simulation from the new Aspen Plus results. Note: Aspen Dynamics does not permit a Chemistry object named GLOBAL. or Aspen Plus does not include a detailed model such as solid Aspen Dynamics 52 . Definition file only uses the new . As a result. any change made by a calculator or a design spec to the feed is used. You can then use the Update Dynamics button on the dynamics toolbar to incorporate the modified chemistry into the existing Aspen Dynamics flowsheet. The controllers are selected by default. you can enter the composition in terms of apparent or true components (salts and ions). Since the feed stream uses the input values in a true component electrolyte simulation. and can also improve the performance of the simulation compared to the apparent component approach for electrolytes. This feature is available for the following models: x x x x x x x Flash2 Flash3 Mixer Decanter RYield RStoic RCSTR The Dynamics form for these models now has an additional Controllers tab which is active only if the model is dynamic. the default controllers are automatically added in the same way as in previous versions. Rename the object in Aspen Plus before exporting to Aspen Dynamics. For Feeds.appdf properties file which contains the chemistry reaction constants. you must reconcile the feed stream before exporting. Sep2 is often used for separation equipment where detailed information is not available. Sep2 supports pressure driven simulations Previously it was not possible to export flowsheets containing Sep2 to pressure driven dynamic simulations.

Flash3 or RCSTR3 tank The following recommended practices have been implemented: x x x API recommended practice 521 for vessels with maximum allowable working pressure of 15 psig or greater. Aspen Dynamics 53 . including waste liquids. RadFrac Thermosyphon reboiler supports the ABOVE-STAGE feed convention Simulations containing a RadFrac column with a thermosyphon reboiler can now use the above-stage convention in dynamics. This enables you to subject your model to the same disturbances as measured in the plant or laboratory.8ÛC (100ÛF) or above and those that are liquefied gases or cryogenic liquids. They are used to model a pressure drop and mixing/splitting through a Tee junction. API recommended practice 2000 for low pressure storage tanks.operations in minerals and mining or membranes. except those that are solid at 37. NFPA-30 for vessels containing flammable and combustible liquids. By plotting the output from TimeData on the same axis as the models prediction you can also compare the model’s prediction with measured data. Fire calculations are active only when the tank is configured for dynamic holdup. New TimeData model for replay of measured data Use TimeData to feed time series measured data to a running model. Removing this restriction allows simulations containing component splitters to be simulated in pressure driven mode. Flash2. Modeling a fire in a Mixer. New models: TeeMixer and TeeSplitter Two new models are now available in the PressureRelief folder of the Dynamics library.

It supports reverse flow. To use Aspen Model Runner. It supports reverse flow. delete the vapor stream. The pressure drop along the straight line is negligible and is assumed to be zero. The flow into the leg has a pressure drop calculated by the velocity head equation. Aspen Model Runner provides control over changes to the model. TeeSplitter divides an inlet material stream coming into a straight line (Feed) into two outlet streams. Aspen Dynamics 54 . The model has no dynamic features. Deploy Simulations Using Aspen Model Runner Aspen Model Runner is a new product that lets you distribute completed simulation models within your company and to your customers and collaborators. In pressure driven mode. All outlets have the same composition and properties as the inlet stream.TeeMixer TeeMixer is used to model a tee pipe fitting used to mix the flow on the inlet pipes into an outlet pipe. Both outlets have the same composition and properties as the mixed inlet streams. set Valid Phases to Vapor-Liquid-Liquid. it is used for venting when the vessel is filled (flow driven mode only). Vessel tab . and protects the intellectual property within the model. one on the straight line (Feed to straight line) and the other into a leg at 90Û (Feed to leg) into one outlet stream on the straight line (Product). RCSTR supports Liquid-Liquid in dynamics This new feature. click Liquid-Liquid. On the dynamics page.in this case. Free water is not modeled separately. The configure form for the reactor in Aspen Dynamics then displays Valid Phases as Liquid-Liquid. The pressure drop along the straight line is negligible and is assumed to be zero. Free water is not modeled separately. TeeSplitter TeeSplitter is used to model a tee pipe fitting used to split the flow on the inlet pipe into two other pipes. TeeMixer mixes two inlet material streams. one on the straight line (Product to straight line) and the other into a leg at 90Û (Product to leg). export your simulation from Aspen Dynamics as an Aspen Model Runner simulation. a vapor stream connected to a Liquid-Liquid RCSTR results in over specification . The contents of the simulation file are encrypted to prevent viewing or editing of the contents. The model has no dynamic features. To use this: x x In Aspen Plus. If a vapor stream is connected (optional). The flow into the leg has a pressure drop calculated by the velocity head equation. models the liquid-liquid phase equilibrium rigorously in dynamics without a vapor phase. similar to the previously existing liquid-FreeWater method.

For more details. For information on licensing Aspen Model Runner. which can be used to develop a customized user interface for your simulation. Aspen Model Runner is also supported by Aspen Simulation Workbook.appdf. please contact your AspenTech account manager. An Aspen Dynamics simulation references a property definition file. you can install Aspen Model Runner and read the online help. The end user must install and license Aspen Model Runner. you can use all of the Aspen Dynamics features relevant to running a simulation. for example: 1 Open the Aspen Plus file that was used to create the dynamic simulation. Compatibility Notes The following lists and describes known compatibility notes and issues in release 2006. you should confirm which appdf file is being used: 1 2 3 Open Windows WordPad (Programs | Accessories | WordPad).dll to Modeler. This file is version-dependent and needs to be regenerated. but cannot edit the simulation or view the content of the models.appdf Warning Messages When Opening Dynamic Simulation Upgrading Customized Aspen Dynamics Library Models Superseded Models Port Types Procedure Code Moved from Dynamics.appdf You can open Aspen Dynamics simulations generated from previous releases in Release 2006. The name of this file is usually the prefix part of the dynamic simulation name followed by dyn.appdf file).appdf. The end user can then open and run the simulation. which is automatically created by Aspen Plus when the dynamic simulation is exported.dynf would by default reference a property file GasTraindyn.dynf) to the title bar of the open WordPad application Find the text: RUNID (using Edit | Find or PROPERTIES RUNID: GasTraindyn To regenerate the appdf file: CTRL-F).5 by regenerating the property definition file (. Aspen Dynamics 55 .dll Simulation using RStoic and RYield with the “CSTR” option Flash2 does not use the Out_Relief port Regenerating the Property Definition File *.5: x x x x x x x x Regenerating the Property Definition File *. Drag the dynamic simulation file (*. a dynamic simulation file GasTrain. If there are several appdf files in your simulation folder.You then distribute the Aspen Model Runner file to the end user. Within Aspen Model Runner. For example. The appdf file name is displayed.

Upgrading Customized Aspen Dynamics Library Models If you are using a customized version of an Aspen Dynamics Library model from Aspen Dynamics 11. GasTraindyn). Aspen Dynamics 56 . This is due to improvements to some of the Aspen Dynamics models. mass density and volumetric flow rate of the streams. To upgrade your customized model you can either add the appropriate equations to calculate the outlet port molar volume or.0 = Rho*Out_P. Out_P. If you see warning messages when loading a simulation created in an earlier release.5. if you do not need to calculate the molar volume. This recreates the GasTraindyn.V.0 = Rho*(vf/Rhov + lf/Rhol). Note: These two equations could be combined if the mixture molar density is not needed within the model: for example. Warning Messages When Opening Dynamic Simulation Aspen Dynamics Language (. and do not need to be re-exported from Aspen Plus. you can simply fix the molar volume in the outlet port of your customized model.V = vf/Rhov + lf/Rhol. // Assign the outlet port molar volume 1.1 or earlier. An example of the equations you need to add is: For a Vapor-Liquid Heater model: // Calculate the mixture molar density from the phase densities and phase fractions 1. molar density.appdf file. This adds new variables and the simulation is under specified as the equations to assign a value to the molar volume in the outlet port is not present in the customized model.dynf) files generated using previous versions are compatible with Release 2006. no action is necessary.2 Run it and save-as an Aspen Plus document (apw) format using the previously established appdf file name (for example. it selects the new port definition from the Aspen Dynamics library.

T. zrev adds slip adds Avrev. zrev If you have previously copied any port types from the Modeler or Dynamics libraries into Aspen Custom Modeling. These models are: Model Pipe. hrev. The relationships between port types is now: Port type MainPort MoleFractionPort MaterialPort MaterialPortRev MaterialPortR MaterialPortRRev MaterialPortRP MaterialPortRPRev Inherits from Variables F. hrev. RPlug_Tcool Valve_Dyn Description Pipe model and submodels compatible with Aspen Dynamics 10.1 to 2004. Trev. hrev.1 and earlier Valve dynamics model now incorporated into the Valve model. Reactorbase Rplug. Aspen Dynamics 57 . zrev adds polymer attributes adds Avrev.Superseded Models A number of models are retained in the Aspen Dynamics Library for backward compatibility with previous versions of Aspen Dynamics. Pipe_cdp2 RCSTR RCSTR2 Rgibbs. and also to be used in the same flowsheet as Aspen Dynamics models.1 Rgibbs model compatible with Aspen Dynamics 2004. Pipe_int2.2 Pipe model and submodels compatible with versions 11.1 RCSTR model compatible with Aspen Dynamics 10. Pipe_int. Trev. These models are now grouped together in the Superseded Models folder. RPlug_coolant. you may need to update the definitions in line with these changes.h Available in ACM & AD ACM & AD AD only AD only AD only AD only AD only AD only MainPort MoleFractionPort MaterialPort MaterialPort MaterialPortR MaterialPortR MaterialPortRP adds V adds Av adds Avrev.P. Port Types In order to allow models developed in ACM to be exported to Aspen Plus.z.1 and earlier RPlug model and submodels compatible with versions 12.2 RCSTR model compatible with Aspen Dynamics 12. Trev. Pipe_cdp Pipe2. the port types in ACM and Aspen Dynamics have been merged.

Simulation using RStoic and RYield with the CSTR option In Version 2004. the vessel is initialized at the feed conditions but in order to reach steady state.dll The executable code for the following procedures was moved from Dynamics. Aspen Dynamics 58 . To run the script. in the scripts folder of the Aspen Dynamics library. the dynamic vessel follows the instantaneous reaction so that the products from the reactor are at the same conditions as the dynamic vessel.Procedure Code Moved from Dynamics. double-click Upgrade. when opening a version 2004. The script runs automatically when you open simulations generated in version 2004. you must update the procedure definition to point to Modeler. the tank conditions must change to the product conditions. Thus.5. and the procedures in the Dynamics library have been updated to point to Modeler. x x x x x x x x x pVtvol pLevVes pDivide pChairX pL12Chairx pQSpec pMinRamp pMinRampa pWetAreaVes If you have copied any of these procedures to Custom Modeling. You can also run the script immediately after applying a snapshot saved from the existing simulation.1 or earlier.dll.dll.dll to Modeler. This invokes the script for all RStoic and RYield blocks in the simulation. The mixed output of the vessel was then fed into an instantaneous adiabatic reactor.1 and earlier the CSTR option was modeled by mixing the feed streams into a dynamic vessel.dll instead of Dynamics. In Versions 2006 and later. We have provided an Upgrade script which operates on all RStoic and RYield models in the flowsheet (including those in hierarchies) calculating the initial conditions of the vessel using the results from the older simulation. but you may have to run it manually when using snapshots saved in these older versions.1 or earlier dynamic simulation in Version 2006. Run the script prior to performing an Initialization run so that the script can use the results from the previous simulation.dll to Modeler.dll.

1 or earlier which used the Out_Relief port to load correctly. Flash2 does not use the Out_Relief port In Version 2006 and later we have removed the Out_Relief port and made it possible for you to connect multiple streams to the Out_V port to connect to relief devices.1 and earlier RGibbs supported the “CSTR” option. the mixed output of the vessel was then fed into an instantaneous adiabatic reactor. The Out_Relief port is still included in the model allowing simulations created with Version 2004. although the simulation is underspecified. Prior to Release 2006 Out_V (vapor port – only 1 stream) Out_L (liquid port – only 1 stream) Out_WD (Water decant port – 0 or more streams allowed) Out_Relief (Vapor relief port – 0 or many streams allowed) Release 2006 and later 1 or more streams allowed 1 or more streams allowed No change Not supported Aspen Dynamics 59 . The CSTR option was withdrawn from RGibbs at version 2006. We have also made it possible to connect multiple streams to the Out_L port. You must reconnect relief streams from the Out_Relief port to the Out_V port in order to be able to run the simulation. As with RStoic and RYield this option was modeled by mixing the feed streams into a dynamic vessel.Simulations using RGibbs with the “CSTR” option In Version 2004. Refer to the following table for additional information. If you wish to model an RGibbs reactor dynamically you should add a mixer to the product stream(s) and specify the mixer vessel geometry on its dynamic form.

New Features and Enhancements There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006. It rigorously simulates the riser/reactor and regenerator kinetics. Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006.5. Aspen FCC 60 .Aspen FCC Product Description Aspen FCC® is a member of the AspenTech new generation of refinery reactor models. accurately predicting yields for a wide range of feedstocks and operating conditions.5.

Aspen FIHR 61 . New features and enhancements for firebox and convection sections of fired-process heater simulation are being added to the FiredHeater product.5. such as indicating potential for tube burnout as operating conditions are varied. including the effect of flame shape and heat release.Aspen FIHR Product Description Aspen FIHR™ is a simulation program for fireboxes and convection sections of fired process heaters. such as product and metal temperatures. In simulation mode. Key performance variables.5. it can used for troubleshooting. and to identify the best operating conditions given changes in feedstock or product specifications. New Features and Enhancements There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006. to enable rapid evaluation of operational changes. Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006. are presented graphically.

Aspen FiredHeater

Product Description
Aspen FiredHeater™ is a new product developed using the calculation engine from the HTFS program FIHR, for furnaces and fired heaters, and the user interface adopted in Aspen Tasc+™, Aspen Acol+™ and other HTFS+ products.

New Features and Enhancements
Release 2006.5 includes new and enhanced features in the following areas: x x x x x x x x x x Heater configuration. Calculation options. Firebox geometries. Convection bank geometries. Fuels, oxidants and combustion. Process stream physical properties. Active input checking. Import of FIHR cases. New user interface. A new set of results tables.

Heater Configuration
The heater can comprise just a firebox, just convection banks, or a combination of both. You can also specify a stack. There can be up to nine convection banks and up to ten process fluids, each flowing through one or more banks.

Aspen FiredHeater

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Calculation Options
The standard FIHR options are available: x x x x x Performance calculation, predicting stream outlet conditions for a given firing rate. Rate calculations to determine the firing rate needed to achieve give process outlet conditions for the stream in the firebox. Firebox radiation modeling using either a simple “well stirred” model, or a more detailed zone model. Draught calculation. Firebox heat release profile in zone model can be either user-specified, or calculated from firing rate, with an option to specify flame characteristics.

Firebox Geometries
All the options from FIHR are available, with simplified input: x x x x x Cylindrical fireboxes, with helical coils or vertical tubes. Cabin or box heaters, with horizontal or vertical tubes, either refractory-backed or as a single- or double- central row, and optionally with roof tubes. Multi-cell fireboxes, and twin fireboxes. Changes of tube diameter within the firebox. Fireboxes without tubes.

Convection Bank Geometries
All the options from FIHR are available, with simplified input when the same type of tube is used in more than one bank: x x x x Horizontal or vertical tubes. Horizontal or vertical gas flow. Range of series/parallel flow options within the tubes. Plain, finned, or studded tubes.

Fuels, Oxidants and Combustion
All the options from FIHR are available, plus additonal new features: x x x x x x x Specify explicit fuel, or define fuel mass/molar composition, or define fuel oils on CHONS basis. Specify oxidant as air, or define mass/molar composition. Mixtures of up to four fuels, and up to four oxidants. Specify either excess air, or oxygen in flue gases. Flue gas composition reported on both wet and dry basis. Combustion of fuels and oxidants can be specified as a means of defining flue gas properties even if calculations are only required for convection banks. For convection banks only, any of the methods for defining process stream properties are also available for defining flue gas properties.

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Process Stream Physical Properties
A range of options are available for defining stream properties including: x x x x BJAC data bank, a simple and robust set of property and VLE methods. ComThermo, an extensive properties database, coupled with a full range of VLE (vapor liquid equilibrium) calculation methods. User input of properties, including pasting in tables of properties from an Excel spreadsheet. Properties of one, two, or three phase streams, including two liquid phases.

Active Input Checking
A new input feature improving on the best of the old FIHR user interface and the new HTFS+ Interface. Information displayed in the interface is all based on a full checking of all the input data every time a new input is entered. This information includes: x x x x x Display of calculated defaults for an extended number of input items. Graying out of inputs not need for a particular calculation. Flagging up errors from mandatory input items that are missing. Flagging up errors in specified input items. Recording error conditions on the tab headings and navigation tree, so problem items are easily located.

Import of FIHR cases
You can import any input file (.FHI) from the FIHR program into Aspen FiredHeater. Data translation includes setting alternative property methods for obsolete FIHR facilities.

New User Interface
Standard features of the HTFS+ interface are now available with Aspen FiredHeater and include: x x x x Direct access to Help text from every input item, in parallel with on-screen display of extended item description. Selection of units system used, including user-customizable units sets, alongside a facility to change the units of any individual input or output item shown in the interface. Navigator window allows you to navigate through all input and output. It identifies where input data is required before running the application. Recap of design cases stores all completed runs evaluated during the program session and allows you to compare cases side by side. Any case can be recalled and reviewed in more detail. Interface to MS Excel, MS Word, or VB applications through Active X controls in the interface allows you to access all input and output variables and control the programs execution from any of these 3rd party applications. Interfaces to import data for any stream in the fired heater from a heat exchanger specified in the HYSYS process simulator.

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Results Output
A completely new set of results tables was generated, giving rapid access to key parameters alongside a facility to examine the performance of key elements in the heater in more detail. Output tables include: x x x x x x x Summary of key results. Error and warning messages, divided into categories. Tables of overall performance of each stream. Tables of the overall performance of each convection bank, or each group of firebox tubes. Tables of detailed performance within each convection bank tube or firebox tubes, including a facility to graph this data. Peak and mean tube metal temperatures. Results print-off of selected tables.

Compatibility Notes
There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006.5.

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5. Flarenet development focused on improving quality and performance. contractions. Aspen FLARENET 66 .Aspen FLARENET Product Description FLARENET™ enables the engineer to perform steady-state design. control valves. FLARENET can also be used to identify potentially dangerous relief scenarios during design phase or current operational scenarios. The program can calculate minimum sizes for new flare systems or evaluate alternatives to remove bottlenecks in existing relief networks. rating or debottlenecking of single or multiple flare and vent systems. piping. FLARENET ensures that model development is made as simple and efficient as possible. New Features and Enhancements In release 2006. The program can be used to demonstrate regulatory compliance of the flare and vent systems in relation to over pressure and noise regulations. No new features were added for 2006. Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006.5. A typical model of the flare or vent system may comprise of several hundred inter-connected elements including relief valves.5. connectors (including expansions. standard/sweep tees and orifice plates) separators and flare tips. FLARENET has an intuitive graphical Process Flow Diagram (PFD) environment that presents a clear and precise representation of the network.

(The problem was originally corrected in a patch released for version 2006.5. Issue Resolution A unit conversion error for thermal conductivity during printing has been fixed. it was observed that pipe diameters obtained from the Flarenet design algorithm were decreasing when moving towards the flare tip.5.What’s Fixed The following provides information about issues fixed in release 2006. There was an error in the calculation of pressure drops in the input pipes of relief valves. CQ00277507 This problem is corrected in version 2006. Issue Number CQ00271560 Issue Description For pipe segments there was a thermal conductivity input which was not the same as was printed out in the simulation report In some cases.5.) CQ00286145 This problem is fixed in 2006. Aspen FLARENET 67 .

5. it can be used to determine the optimum heat exchanger configuration or to revamp / retrofit old heaters to improve energy efficiency. Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006. it can used for troubleshooting.Aspen FRAN Product Description Aspen FRAN™ is a unique tool for performance modeling of shell and tube feedwater heaters where boiler feed is heated by steam or condensate extracted at intermediate turbine pressures. In simulation mode. Aspen FRAN 68 . In checking / rating mode.5. in identifying cycle operating constraints or assessing the impact of fouling on plant efficiency. New Features and Enhancements There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006.

In addition. Aspen Hetran 69 . Bottlenecks can be identified.5. and/or maximum velocity. allowable pressure drop. Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006. process improvements modeled for various process operating scenarios. Aspen Hetran provide engineers with the ability to rigorously model heat exchanger operations and identify capital saving opportunities in the overall process configuration.Aspen Hetran Product Description Aspen Hetran® is a shell and tube heat exchanger simulation program that can be used standalone by the thermal specialist for exchanger design or as an integrated product with AspenTech's steady-state process simulation program Aspen Plus™. New Features and Enhancements There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006. Aspen Hetran can determine the optimum heat exchanger configuration that satisfies the specified heat duty. When used as a stand-alone program in design mode. the program allows the designer to rigorously check or rate a configured exchanger for specified duty. When integrated with Aspen Plus. and costly maintenance schedules optimized.5.

Design mode was selecting wrong number of sealing strips for some cases. Tube to tubesheet joint type was not being transferred properly from Hetran to Tasc+. Msg 649 text was misleading. When placed in rating mode different number strips selected and shell side pressure drop was different.5.What’s Fixed The following provides information about issues fixed in release 2006. Issue Number CQ00271366 Issue Description User-specified outlet piping height for thermosiphon was being overridden by program default. CQ00264637 CQ00258561 CQ00258861 Aspen Hetran 70 . Added msg 650 to give better explanation. Issue Resolution The program no longer override userspecific data.

mechanical design. A program for performance modeling of shell and tube feed water heaters A program for simulating multi-stream. Aspen HTFS 71 .Aspen HTFS Product Description The Aspen HTFS™ software includes a number of programs for the thermal design. and performing simulations of plate heat exchangers. cost estimation. New Features and Enhancements There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006. A program for designing. heat exchangers made from brazed aluminum. The major design programs are: Aspen ACOL™ Aspen APLE™ Aspen FIHR™ Aspen FRAN™ Aspen MUSE™ Aspen PIPE™ A program for air coolers and other tubular cross flow heat exchangers. plate-fin. stainless steel or titanium A program for aiding the design and performance checking of unranked pipeline systems carrying single phase or two-phase (single or multi-component) fluids Software for shell and tube heat exchangers that the thermal specialist can use as a stand-alone program for exchanger design or as an integrated product with steady-state simulation programs such as Aspen Plus or Aspen HYSYS. Aspen TASC™ Note: Aspen TICP™ is no longer supported. and drawings for heat exchangers and pressure vessels. A simulation program for fireboxes and convections sections of fired process heaters.5. checking (rating).

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HTFS Research Reports.Aspen HTFS+ Product Description The Aspen HTFS+ software includes a number of programs for the thermal design. and Design Drawings of Shell & Tube Heat Exchangers and Pressure Vessels Thermal Design of Air Cooled Heat Exchangers Thermal Design of Fired Heaters Thermal Design of Plate Heat Exchangers Thermal Design of Shell & Tube Heat Exchangers Thermal Design of Air Cooled Heat Exchangers. cost estimation. Cost Estimation. and Fired Heater Convection Sections` For the research behind the Thermal programs: Research Network On-line access to the HTFS Design Reports. mechanical design. Aspen HTFS+ 73 . The major design programs are: Aspen Tasc+ Aspen Teams™ Aspen Acol+ Aspen FiredHeater Aspen Plate+ Aspen Hetran™ Aspen Aerotran™ Thermal Design of Shell & Tube Heat Exchangers Mechanical Design. Flue Gas Heat Recuperators. and drawings for heat exchangers and pressure vessels. HTFS Handbook and HTFS HEATFLO database.

Previously. This dialogue box opens and shows the applications which already reside in the file as well as all other licensed HTFS+ applications. A new application option was added to the list of available applications that allows you to launch the HTFS web site. Support for Aspen OSE Workbook. By default. A new option that allows you to select how the HTFS+ Data Browser is displayed when opening an application. Data Navigator Views Option A new option was added that allows you to select how the HTFS+ Data Browser is displayed when opening an application. A new option that allows you to select the 1st result form to display. A user name and password is still required to access information on the site. An option found under Program Settings was added that allows you to select an expanded view as the default if you prefer that view. A number of different options were added for the major programs.New Features and Enhancements Release 2006. You can then select only those applications that you want to open. the Data Browser opens in a condensed form showing just the folder titles and not the individual forms. You can turn this new file open dialogue on or off using Program Settings. File Open Dialogue’s A new option to display a file open dialogue box when opening existing input files that contain more than one application was added. Additional tools are available in the OSE Workbook HTFS Research Network The HTFS Research network web site can now be accessed directly from the HTFS+ interface. the program would by default open all applications in the file which would result in licenses being checked out when they might not be required. Selectable 1st Result screen A new option was added under Program Settings that allows you to select the 1st result form to display upon completion of an application run. A new option that allows you to display a file open dialogue when opening existing input files which contain more than one application.5 includes the following new features and enhancements: x x x x x x You can now access the HTFS Research network web site directly from the HTFS+ interface. Aspen HTFS+ 74 .

5. There is currently different behavior depending on whether controls are contained in frames. HTFS+ to Aspen Plus interface now generates the number of isobaric curves based upon number of specified pressures instead of defaulting to four in all cases. If not added. CQ00264533 Aspen HTFS+ 75 . Issue Number CQ00271224 Issue Description Force all help to go through Help Contents including What's This. Resolution Description . at minimum I am going to enter a comment the issue was fixed. Controls in frames go to the Help Contents while those not contained in frames display the help text as a popup. This type of information needs to be added.5. Additional tools are available in the OSE Workbook to select and run HTFS+ models Aspen OSE Workbook makes it easier to deploy models in Excel and offers performance benefits over previous methods such as OLE links and VBA. Aspen OSE Workbook contains tools to link simulation variables from HTFS+ applications to Excel worksheets and via Excel worksheets to other simulators. Aspen OSE Workbook is part of the Open Simulation Environment Base offering. This fix forces the same behavior for all controls. Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues for release 2006. Absolutely no programming knowledge is required to use this tool. What’s Fixed The following provides information about issues fixed in release 2006.Tasc+. Acol+. There is also a problem with hyperlinks in the +products popup help text. Need to provide a description and the resolution (I made a pass at the first entry (entries highlighted in yellow). Plate+ and FiredHeater applications now support Aspen OSE Workbook Aspen OSE Workbook is an Excel Add-in tool which links process simulation models to Excel.

Revised code to always save the EDR file even though an error occurs from Tasc+ engine when run inside Aspen Plus. Program now continues execution even if bubble point could not be determined. Previous version sometimes left the file open which prevented the browser from opening properly SaveAsEDR utility fixed to handle transfer of Hetran BJT file with no results to Tasc+ EDR file. Updated messages for heat balance options and bubble/dew point error avoidance. CQ00266909 CQ00267094 CQ00267708 CQ00267974 CQ00259921 CQ00260068 CQ00261929 CQ00262115 CQ00262127 CQ00264403 CQ00264444 CQ00264545 CQ00266909 CQ00144500 CQ00225891 Aspen HTFS+ 76 . Revised code to prevent applications from requesting Comthermo for more than 24 property points Revised calculation of Duty ratio based on mean stream heat load and not solely the hot stream load. The Aspen Properties databank was not retrieving a VLE curve when it could not calculate a bubble point. This can sometimes happen when a non-condensable component is in the stream. Corrected BJacRegClean utility which was not cleaning registry of all HTFS+ registered values. This caused the HTFS+ UI to crash when it was launched. Internal version number was not displaying correctly in Help About box. Corrected a problem in the HTFS+ UI when launched inside Aspen Plus UI. The Save process was corrupting the file. Eliminated Development message dialogue box from appearing every time there was an error in the interface between HTFS+ and Aspen Plus or HTFS+ and HYSYS Corrected user interface logic for handling pressure levels. Tube side correlations updated to improve tubeside pressure gradients and condensation over a wide temperature range. This problem has been fixed. The APPPDF file used in the accessing Aspen Properties databank was sometimes being corrupted when used inside of the HTFS+ application. The pressure level input remained set in the input field after the user chose to "Delete that Pressure Level Set".Issue Number CQ00266909 Issue Description Resolution Description Altered code to not save appdf file when appdf file is used to reference Aspen Properties databank. Altered code to Save aprbkp file when components are selected from databank. The program default values were not displayed when HTFS+ UI was initially launched and would display only after some input was changed. The HTFS+ temporary file storage area space was being filled up by simulator interface runs.

CQ00245870 CQ00248196 With Office 2003 and no printer setup output goes to Microsoft Document Image Writer and a crash occurs if an attempt is made to set the Printer orientation to landscape. This was due to TwipsperPixel being 4. Transfer of property data between Hetran and Tasc+ and Aerotran and Acol+ was not working properly when there were multiple curves. In fixing this I noticed that the drawings were wrongly positioned an sized if the Htfs+ products print output is sent to an mdi file. Message from Excel about using a different file now fixed. gas only. Values entered for pressure levels other than the first remained red until focus was taken away from and then returned to the properties form.8 for this type of output whereas it is 2. Revised code to prevent Comthermo progress message from being visible when not required. Upon entry the pressures are now black.4 for standard printer output. CQ00256017 CQ00256154 CQ00256250 CQ00258852 CQ00265311 Aspen HTFS+ 77 . Revised data transfer from Hetran to Tasc+. CQ00252827 Corrected problem with retrieval of BJAC and Aspen properties for outside tubes when the tube side application type was set to liquid only. Transfer was not sending Aspen flash option correctly. It was sending vapor-liquid as liquid only and vapor-liquid-liquid as vapor only. HTFS+ Aspen Plus interface used standard Inquire function to check edr file existence instead of IFACE. or two phase. HTFS+ Aspen Plus interface now uses IFACE. The tube side application type was incorrectly being used for the outside application property retrieval.

HX-Net calculates targets for energy and capital investment and enables the development of better heat integration projects – saving operating.5 are selected. Preferences. Changes to the transfer process stream data from Excel fixed table format. you can select in the Tools menu. Version Selection Drop-down Menu Previously. It provides tools for performing process optimization and provides both graphical and algorithmic methods. Aspen HX-Net 78 . For different versions.5. General window different versions of Aspen HYSYS and Aspen Plus from a drop down menu.Aspen HX-Net Product Description Aspen HX-Net® addresses a major aspect of conceptual engineering – Heat Exchanger Networks. and reducing energy-related emissions. you have to open a different version of Aspen HYSYS before data extraction or enter a different version value for Aspen Plus in the preferences box. the current Aspen HYSYS Version 2006. Preferences. By default.5 and Aspen Plus Version 2006. General window box. In Aspen HX-Net 2006.5 includes the following new and enhanced features: x x x Changes to the drop-down menu for version selection of Aspen HYSYS and Aspen Plus. Changes to the transfer heat exchanger network design data from Excel fixed table format. Aspen HX-Net extracted information from the latest opened version of Aspen HYSYS and from the Aspen Plus version specified in the Tools menu. New Features and Enhancements Release 2006. capital and design cost.

In Aspen HX-Net 2006. in Aspen HX-Net. stream by stream) or automatically by using data extraction from a simulation case.5. Transfer Heat Exchanger Network Design Data Previously. Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006. the input of stream data information had to be done either manually (for example. in Aspen HX-Net. In Aspen HX-Net 2006.Transfer Process Steam Data Previously. you have the additional option of opening an Excel fixed table format file and automatically transferring stream data information from this file into a HICase or HIProject structure. constructing a heat exchanger network was carried out either manually or automatically by using data extraction from a simulation case containing an existing heat exchanger network structure. Aspen HX-Net 79 . you have the additional option of opening an Excel fixed table format file and automatically transferring a heat exchanger network structure from this file to a HICase or HIProject structure.

An Aspen Hydrocracker flowsheet simulates all sections of the hydrocracking unit. Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006. Aspen Hydrocracker 80 . It accurately predicts yields and product properties for widely different feedstocks and operating conditions.5.Aspen Hydrocracker Product Description Aspen Hydrocracker™ is a member of the AspenTech new generation of refinery reactor models. It can include simplified or fully rigorous fractionation models. New Features and Enhancements There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006.5.

5. Aspen Hydrotreater 81 .Aspen Hydrotreater Product Description Aspen Hydrotreater™ is a member of the AspenTech new generation of refinery reactor models. New Features and Enhancements There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006. An Aspen Hydrotreater flowsheet simulates all sections of the hydrocracking unit.5. Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006. It accurately predicts yields and product properties for widely different feedstocks and operating conditions. It can include simplified or fully rigorous fractionation models.

optimization. operational improvement. troubleshooting. Enhancements to the PFD. gas processing. Enhancements to compressors and expanders.Aspen HYSYS Product Description Aspen HYSYS® is AspenTech’s process modeling tool for steady-state simulation. Enhancements to the HYSYS spreadsheet. Enhancements to the robustness of the air cooler convergence. and asset management. Heat exchanger and air cooler design can be achieved using new HYSYS utilities that use link the HYSYS-Tasc+. New Features and Enhancements Release 2006. business planning. performance monitoring. It provides an intuitive and interactive process modeling solution that enables engineers to create steady-state models for plant design. Enhancements to the convergence and stability of the Hyprotech SQP optimizer. it reflects our commitment to delivering Process Asset Lifecycle Management within a platform that is the world leader in ease of use and flexibility and sets the standard for an open engineering environment. with more than 25 years experience supplying process simulation tools to the oil and gas and refining industries. design. performance monitoring. Aspen HYSYS 82 .1 interface standards. Aspen HYSYS offers significant advancement in simulation technology. Enhancements to the DBR amines property package version 7. Enhancements for alternative energy. Enhancements to the Hydrate utility. Enhancements to the COSTALD liquid density model. Enhancements were made to the Glycol property package. and business planning for oil and gas production. Added an Input Summary to the HYSYS flowsheet summary. HYSYS is built upon proven technologies. As with every AspenTech product. Enhancements to Aspen HYSYS Dynamics.3.5 includes new and enhanced features in the following areas: x x x x x x x x x x x x x x Support for the new CAPE-OPEN Thermo 1. and petroleum refining industries.

Calculation mode employed in the case of Ice Forms First. Vapor-hydrate and aqueous-vapor-hydrate regions. Hydrate type(s) formed x Discontinuities in hydrate predictions between different equilibrium regions have been eliminated. As shown in the following figures (a mixture of methane and i-butane).1 property package can be used in Aspen HYSYS for process calculations (socket). As with version 1. Aspen HYSYS also continues to support the CAPE-OPEN Thermo 1. the 1. Detailed calculation mode (2-phase or 3-phase models).1 CAPE-OPEN Plug uses Aspen COMThermo Workbench as the physical property engine. Enhancements to the Hydrate Utility The following enhancements have been made to the Hydrate utility: x x Inconsistencies that sometime occur between information shown on the Design and Performance tabs were resolved.0 of the CAPE-OPEN Plug.1 compliant Process Modeling Environment (plug) and any CAPE-OPEN Thermo 1. This support includes both the plug and socket capabilities .CAPE-OPEN Thermo 1. HYSYS 2006 100000 Pressure [kPa] 10000 1000 100 0 5 10 15 Hydrate Form ation Tem perature [C] Aspen HYSYS 83 .0 interface. Additional useful information on the hydrate formation predictions was added to the Design and Performance tabs: o o o o o Equilibrium phases at the hydrate formation condition. Inhibitor calculation inclusion.1 property package can be exported from Aspen HYSYS so that it can be used in any 3rd party CAPEOPEN Thermo 1.1 interface standards.1 Support Aspen HYSYS supports the new CAPE-OPEN Thermo 1. a discontinuity that appears from the hydrate calculation in Aspen HYSYS 2006 does not occur in the 2006.namely a CAPE-OPEN Thermo 1.5 version. Smooth transitions are obtained between: o o Aqueous-vapor-hydrate and aqueous-liquid hydrocarbon-hydrate regions.

As shown in the following figures. HYSYS 2006 100 Gas phase water content [lb/MMscf] 10 1 -5 0 5 10 15 20 Hydrate Form ation Tem perature [C] Aspen HYSYS 84 . a discontinuity that appears from the hydrate calculation in Aspen HYSYS 2006 does not occur in the current version.5 100000 Pressure [kPa] 10000 1000 100 0 5 10 15 Hydrate Form ation Tem perature [C] Hydrate prediction in another transition region between the two-phase (V-H) equilibrium and the three-phase (Lw-H-V) equilibrium has also been improved.HYSYS 2006.

Formation pressure at stream temperature. The new set of binary interaction parameters were satisfactorily tested against experimental data. Enhancements for Alternative Energy To enable the modeling of the bio-diesel process. and nitrogen (3) have been added for 133 binary pairs. As a result. Triolein compound was added to the Aspen HYSYS 2006. Triolein is a triglyceride that is frequently used to represent the reactant oil. the model is more reliable and can reliably predict vapor pressure of pure compounds.5 component library. The display of the BIPs’ values on the Fluid Package. an example of the water-wash unit of a bio-diesel process was added to the sample files delivered with the Aspen HYSYS installation. Glycol Property Package Enhancements The following enhancements were made to the Glycol property package: x Binary interaction parameters (BIPs) for interaction between hydrocarbon components with water (95). Binary Coeffs form now reflects the actual values used by the package and enables you to enter your own values. Hydrate line in the envelope utility. Some deficiencies related to its infinite pressure mixing rules have been resolved. For water-hydrocarbon component pair with missing BIPs. Formation temperature at stream pressure.5 100 Gas phase water content [lb/MMscf] 10 1 -5 0 5 10 15 20 Hydrate Form ation Tem perature [C] With the improved algorithm. a new strategy based on the TST EOS is used to estimate the missing values so that reasonable mutual solubilities (generally low) can be obtained. methanol (35). a consistent and reasonable hydrate prediction is obtained for: x x x x Hydrate formation at stream conditions. x x x Aspen HYSYS 85 .HYSYS 2006. Also. These additional parameters should allow more accurate representation of glycol process using TEG as well as any systems that contain these components.

Parameters form have been enhanced to include the Lee-Kesler and Glycol package EOS in addition to the default Cavett method. so when these properties are imported from PIMS. CO2. and hydrocarbons.3 Release 2006. HYSYS does not support detailed petroleum properties (such as sulphur or RON). MDEA was found to be inadequate in many cases where a large amount of CO2 removal is also required. this new feature opens the possibility of importing assays from many third party vendors. In addition. an issue with the CheuhPrausnitz implementation was corrected. The process can be improved significantly by adding an activator such as Piperazine to the aqueous MDEA solution. HYSYS Input Summary An Input Summary was added to the HYSYS Flowsheet Summary (Flowsheet | Flowsheet Summary | Input Summary tab in the HYSYS main menu or Simulation | View XML and select Input Summary). In this version.5 includes the following enhancements to version 7. This version of the DBR Amine property package supports Piperazine. only assays in binary ".x Enthalpy methods on the Fluid Package. the Chueh-Prausnitz model is used. This view provides a summary of all the user-entered values Aspen HYSYS 86 . However. that is. Since many of the commercial assay generator tools can convert their assay format to PIMS ". DBR Amines Property Package Version 7. Enhancements to Oil Environment: Import PIMS assays Previously. PIMSgenerated assay files in ".oil" format could be imported. the ratio of the partial pressure of an acid gas in rich solution leaving the absorber over that in the feed gas at the bottom condition of the absorber. Approach to Equilibrium In this version. Representation of the approach to equilibrium.csv" format. Support for Activators (Piperazine) The use of aqueous methyldiethanolamine (MDEA) in the sour gas treatment is popular for its selectivity in removing H2S from streams containing H2S. This substitutes the 75 to 80% assumption of previous versions. Changes to COSTALD Liquid Density Model The COSTALD liquid density (molar volume) model includes the effect of pressure. the approach to equilibrium is represented in terms of partial pressure. Parameters form.5. In previous versions. assays are stored as user curves. the Tait equation was added to the Fluid Package. In HYSYS 2006.csv" format can be imported into the Oil Environment.3 of the DBR Amines property package: x x Support for activators (piperazine).

the utility uses one of the built-in HYSYS models. Compressor and Expander Enhancements The following enhancements were made for compressors and expanders: x x x x x Fan Laws were implemented to predict compressor discharge laws with a single curve An option was added that allows you to select the extrapolation algorithm (linear or quadratic) for speeds outside the range provided in the curves. Surge and Stonewall curves are included on the compressor plot. This allows the design results to be part of an optimization run or a case study.in the HYSYS flowsheet. The Hyprotech SQP Optimizer took a long time to converge to a solution. the weighted method. Based on the process information extracted from the heat exchanger. the design results can be transferred to the associated heat exchanger. Also. The IGV (Inlet guide vanes) option is now available for the Expander operation. You now have the option to automatically update the process data from the simulation results and retrigger the design at the end of the simulation run. Aspen HYSYS 87 . Air Cooler Significant enhancements were made to the robustness of the air cooler convergence. The compressor performance map shows the history trail of compressor operating points in dynamics. Existing compressor curves can be duplicated. The utility is associated with a Heat Exchanger or Air Cooler. To add flexibility. you can now also control the maximum number of iterations and the tolerance of the algorithm for the HYSYS air cooler model. such as the end point method. As a result of the transfer. The program gives you options to set the number of points that you want kept on the plot. the model in the exchanger is automatically switched to the TASC+ model. or one of the rating models.Utility for Design of Shell and Tube Exchangers and Air Coolers Heat Exchanger and Air Cooler Design can be achieved through two new HYSYS utilities that use the link HYSYS-Tasc+. When data is pasted into a compressor curve window. the number of rows automatically increases to fit the pasted data. In other words. x x TASC+. and the convergence and stability of the Hyprotech SQP optimization algorithm were addressed in this release x x The Hyprotech SQP solver step converged on many optimization problems. the utility uses TASC+ to perform a detailed design of the exchanger. this summary does not include unit-operation default-values or values calculated by HYSYS when solving the flowsheet. This solved several convergence issues reported in the last year. In the case of the Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger. Robustness and Usability of HYSYS SQP Optimizer The following issues related to usability.

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HYSYS crashed when the Hyprotech SQP Optimizer was used in Restrictor User mode. HYSYS froze when the user switched the solver to Hold mode and then ran a derivative analysis. The Hyprotech SQP Optimizer results differed significantly depending on the use of 1sided or 2-sided derivatives.

HYSYS Spreadsheet Enhancements
The mathematical function for Integer INT() was added to the HYSYS spreadsheet. Text is now allowed in If Then Else function in the spreadsheet, for example, @if(a1>100,"flow is greater than 100 kg/hr","normal flow").

PFD Usability Enhancements
The following enhancements were made to the PFD: x x x x Text values can now be displayed in PFD tables. There are at least 2 cases where this is necessary: spreadsheet cells and user-variables containing text values. Ctrl-J was added as shortcut key to close cases. The old shortcut key used for this purpose (Ctrl-Z) is currently used for “undo” following Microsoft standards. Holding down the B-key enters brake-connection mode (in the same manner as holding down the C-key enters attach mode). In the PFD Automation interface, a new get method can obtain the unit-operation icon name. This information is also used by Aspen Zyqad to display the correct icon when importing the PFD from HYSYS.

Aspen HYSYS Dynamics
Release 2006.5 includes the following new features and enhancements to Aspen HYSYS Dynamics: x x x x x x x x Support of Aspen Dynamics in Aspen Simulation Workbook. Implementation of the industry-standard ANSI/ISA S75.01 (Instrument Society of America). A new algorithm for temperature cross-over for heat exchanger models. LNG Robustness Enhancements. Fidelity features are now always active. Enhancements to controller autotuner. Enhancements to dynamic holdup. Enhancements to valve implementation for handling reverse flow.

Support of Aspen Dynamics in Aspen Simulation Workbook
ASW supports HYSYS Dynamics with this release. In addition to the standard ASW capabilities to access and link variables to an Excel spreadsheet, the following dynamic functionalities are supported: x x Automatic updates of values shown on spreadsheet Automatic updates of results tables as the simulation integrates through time

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ANSI/ISA Option for Valve Sizing
Implementation of the industry-standard ANSI/ISA S75.01 (Instrument Society of America) valve sizing method that better accounts for valve style, fittings, and service conditions. The ISA procedure avoids the use of vendor-specific sizing equations, ensuring consistency in the calculation of the flow coefficient, Cv, compared to other sizing formulations.

Temperature Cross-Over for Heat Exchanger Models
A new algorithm was implemented which prevents erroneous temperature cross-overs in Air Coolers and Heat Exchangers.

LNG Robustness Enhancements
Based upon several industrial test cases, the LNG model was thoroughly reviewed and changes were made to improve robustness at transitional conditions such as shut-down and start-up. Enhancements include heat duty calculations to get correct heat transfers at very low flow rate conditions. In the test cases, the improvements remove wiggling of the temperature profile and help smooth dynamic transitions.

Fidelity Features Always Active
The Fidelity features include the Detailed Heat Model, Nozzles, Control Valve Actuator, Inertia, Static Head, and Startup options. Refer to the Dynamic Modeling manual for more information. Previously, Fidelity was activated by checking its option on the Options tab of the Integrator property view. This option was removed and fidelity features are now always active.

PI Autotuner Enhancements
The Controller autotuner now gives accurate tuning parameters for PI controllers if the integration step size or the Controller execution rates are changed from their defaults (0.5 and 2 respectively).

Holdup Enhancements
Many enhancements were made to the dynamic holdup which impacts all dynamic operations. The following issues were addressed: x x x In some cases, holdups were taking too long to line out to steady state. In some cases, holdup compositions were changing in a closed system. In some cases, holdup volumes exceeded the vessel volume.

Test cases which previously exhibited these issues now behave correctly.

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Valve Enhancements
Several enhancements were made to the valve implementation for handling reverse flow and for generating a more realistic response to rapid changes in flow rate.

Compatibility Notes
There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006.5.

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What’s Fixed
The following provides information about issues fixed in release 2006.5.
Issue Number

Issue Description

Issue Resolution

Unit Operations
Columns CQ00191295 The Assay Curves X-axis labels for the Performance plots in Column had incorrect labels. The graph's X-Axis is now Molar Percent Boiled off in the Assay when Molar basis is selected. When Mass and Liquid Vol are selected in the Basis, X-Axis labels Percent Mass and Percent Liquid Volume Compositions are changed to Mass Percent and Liquid Volume Percent Boiled off in the Assay. The column tray numbers now match in the various locations.

CQ00228661

When a condenser was not attached to the column, the numbers on x-axis and the column tray numbers did not match in various locations such as the composition plot. Column stream specifications were not saved to XML. The Initialize Duty Valve button appeared under Condenser | Dynamics | Heat Exchanger page in the Column environment, even when None was selected for the energy stream or heat exchanger in the condenser. Clicking this button resulted in a HYSYS crash. External outlet streams were not always updated when the case was loaded, even though the column correctly converged during simulation. Column Sparse Solver failed to converge. Certain cases converged in HYSYS 2004.2 but not HYSYS 2006.

CQ00190967

All the Column Specifications in the Design | Specs page of the column are store stored and recalled in XML. The crash is now eliminated, and Initialize Duty Valve does not appear when None is selected.

CQ00259448

CQ00272109

Column now correctly updates outlet streams when loading a case.

CQ00273342

An issue with the VC++ compiler version 7.1 was fixed. The solver now converges.

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If the user is or has been in dynamic mode and deletes a stream connected to a pump. These two parameters are now independent. the Dynamics tab of any reactor property view (Gibbs. CQ00256372 CQ00261675 The link now works without requiring TASC. The correct Air Mass Flow Rate is now reported. Composition Profiles of Plug Flow Reactors (PFRs) with molar/mass/liq vol flow were not displayed correctly. CQ00263097 Aspen HYSYS 92 . HYSYS no longer crashes after deleting a stream when it is loaded from XML. HYSYS crashed when running a simulation that uses the detailed heat model of the dynamic in a steady-state rating model.Issue Number Heat Transfer CQ00256160 Issue Description Issue Resolution HYSYS crashed when deleting energy streams attached to heater/coolers in cases loaded from XML. Error messages have been corrected. Fired Heaters crashed when the user tried to specify the inner wall temperatures. Mass Flow. The check box and its description now only appear when running HYSYS in Dynamics Mode. The HYSYS-MUSE link required the installation of TASC. Incorrect Air Mass Flow Rate was reported in the ACOL+ model of the air cooler. You can now ignore or un-ignore heaters and coolers from the spreadsheet. Heaters and coolers that were linked to a spreadsheet could not be ignored and un-ignored from the spreadsheet. Equilibrium. HYSYS no longer crashes under these circumstances. HTFS+ pressure drop multipliers were not accepted as Aspen HTFS+ user specifications. The Nozzle distance-to-tubesheet on the tube side changed when the Nozzle distance-totube-sheet on the shell side was changed. You can now specify inner wall temperatures with no crash. Compressor curves showed incorrect over-specification. CQ00262275 CQ00267471 HTFS+ pressure drop multipliers are now accepted from the Method Analysis page. HYSYS might crash when the case is saved. CQ00272689 An incorrect unit conversion was fixed. or Liquid Volume Flow. In Steady-state Mode. CQ00267665 CQ00272583 HYSYS no longer crashes in this situation. Rotary Equipment CQ00259040 CQ00284069 Reactors CQ00262326 Composition Profiles of PFR are now displayed when the user switches the component basis to Molar Flow. Conversion) displayed a checkbox without any description.

CQ00267370 CQ00268772 Slug Calculation Tool in the HYSYS Pipe Segment did not work. PIPESYS extension will now load with a previous version of HYSYS installed on the machine. CQ00158019 HYSYS would give a consistency error in a two-phase separator when a three-phase stream was fed to separator and carryover was specified. Electrolyte Operations CQ00262090 The neutralizer operation did not retain the maximum number of iterations specified by the user after saving and reloading the case.dll files has been fixed and the Slug Calculation tool now works. It now works as designed. When you set the pipe segment to calculate heat transfer in air but set the velocity to zero. The pipe segment did not detect pressure over-specification. The following changes in the Horizontal Vessel Carryover correlation for a separator prevent these consistency errors: x The user can only specify values for the Inlet device efficiency when the Inlet device type is User defined x The user can only specify values for and the Gas Load factor when the Exit device type is User defined. the resulting HTC is incorrect. PIPESYS extensions failed to load when there was a previous version of HYSYS installed in the machine. HYSYS crashed if the feed stream to a separator was not pressure specified and had a spreadsheet cell attached to it. Pipe Operations CQ00258970 CQ00265148 An appropriate check was added to the pipe segment. The flow regime for the heat transfer from a HYSYS pipe segment to the environment is now reported to the trace window. CQ00276630 HYSYS no longer crashes in this situation. Aspen HYSYS 93 . HYSYS no longer gives the consistency error in this situation. This message will warn users when the forced convection correlation used to estimate the ambient heat transfer coefficient is not appropriate.Issue Number Separators CQ00148970 Issue Description Issue Resolution Some consistency errors due to invalid input for the Real Separator were not clear. CQ00288615 HYSYS no longer crashes in this situation. HYSYS crashed when updating the column component estimates. A problem with the .

When user selected Fire API 521 mode. User-supplied Binary Interaction Parameters of library components were reset by adding crude assay or recalculating crude assay in the Oil Environment.82 is now given when working with API 521. The recip compressor operation was corrected to calculate the compressor speed when the proper data is available. when calculating bulk kinematic viscosity values based on entered bulk dynamic viscosities. CQ00251376 CQ00251380 User-specified BIPs are now saved. Enthalpy calculation has been redesigned and it now works as intended. An issue in the valve has been fixed.Issue Number Issue Description Issue Resolution Logical Operations CQ00201067 The Adjust operation in certain cases performed only one iteration at a time and it did not converge. This issue has been fixed. Depressuring Utility CQ00244725 A factor used in the valve flow equation has been corrected and now the answers are consistent. The Depressuring utility gave different answers in 2004. Aspen HYSYS 94 . Cutter CQ00251830 The Remove Cutter button in the stream cutter operation was not functional. It now works as designed. Properties/Thermodynamics CQ00239051 Pressure has no effect on enthalpy calculation for Glycol Package. The Glycol property package had a memory leak that could lead to a crash when running a column. CQ00262044 CQ00263814 Memory leak has been fixed.82. The Fisher Valve gave very different initial flow rates in 2006 compared to previous HYSYS versions.2 and 2006. the Adjust now works properly. the C2 could be modified to become 1 instead of 0. In Oil characterization. HYSYS was incorrectly using density at standard conditions. CQ00258952 The user is now able to set or change the binary parameters for COMThermo Property Packages. Different property packages can now have different components for stability testing. After a set of components was selected for the stability test. The user was unable to set or change the binary parameters for COMThermo Property Packages. CQ00287951 CQ00288906 C2=0. the same set needed to be used for every property package. Different components could not be selected for stability tests in different property packages.

HSYSY Dynamics CQ00222963 It now works as designed. Amine package predicted incorrect flash temperature for pure water stream if the vapor fraction of the stream is specified. User was unable to connect compressor On/Off switch to Cause and Effect Matrix. In addition. CQ00284547 HYSYS no longer crashes in this situation. the time taken to attain mass balance at the inlet/outlet streams was unrealistic for this valve option. HYSYS now uses extrapolation towards the heavy end of the curve and now calculates the correct bulk viscosity. The Modify H2 critical properties option on the Fluid Package | Parameter tab was not implemented correctly for PR.1%. Recalculating blend viscosity sometimes crashed the oil manager if the modified assay generated a smaller number of components than the original. and Sour SRK property packages. the total material inventory could significantly exceed the actual physical volume.Issue Number Issue Description Issue Resolution Properties/Thermodynamics CQ00264205 When a user specified bulk viscosity instead of viscosity curves for a heavy oil assay. CQ00284150 An upgrade to the Amine package fixed this problem. CQ00223379 This large discrepancy is now corrected to within 0. In the 2006 release. Aspen HYSYS 95 . Sour PR. Previous releases reported the power generated by centrifugal compressors with reverse fluid flow as negative. SRK. In a few isolated cases in previous releases. The option applied to every property package and not only the selected one. a valve with holdup option and no heat input gave a wrong prediction for the outlet temperature. CQ00248561 This issue has been fixed. even when the generated fluid head and impeller speed rotational speed were positive. HYSYS was not always able to calculate the correct bulk viscosity due to the limitation of Twu correlation model towards the heavy end of the curve. CQ00269137 This issue was fixed. CQ00249721 The Electric Motor now has On/Off functionality. and this option was also modified to include Helium so that critical properties of both H2 and Helium can be modified.

CQ00268140 The area is now displayed. External applications might try to write to a Published Spreadsheet cell containing a formula. Sudden valve opening or closure in the 2006 release resulted in unphysical spikes in the predicted changes in flow rate with time that far exceeds the rated valve capacity. Transfer function offsets were restricted to the specified range.Issue Number Issue Description Issue Resolution Properties/Thermodynamics CQ00258424 Dynamic simulations of pipe networks that required a long running time (e. This limitation has been eliminated. HYSYS did not install files required to connect directly to the Avocet Data Server in the desired path. The valve opening was incorrectly reported for a given Controller OP for a Fail Open valve type in Reverse mode. The Delete command on the context menu for a published variable did not work. CQ00265380 Holdup compositions no longer change in this situation. The valve opening is now correctly reported. but would work correctly with Close component material and energy balance selected. Right-clicking the variable and selecting Delete deletes the variable. Online Connectivity CQ00252935 Published Spreadsheet Cells with formulas are now designated as Read Only. The path for interoperability files with Avocet IAM (former OSE) can now be set through the preferences (Files page).g. It applies to all unit operations using the model in dynamics. The Delete button now works properly. Previous implementation of reverse and low flow rates through valves resulted in ill-conditioned pressureflow matrices that led to premature termination of dynamic simulations. A Valve inserted in the feed stream that is connected to a pipe segment caused incorrect results in dynamic simulations. CQ00255405 CQ00255410 CQ00255891 Aspen HYSYS 96 . The Delete button of Published Variables worked intermittently. Holdup compositions changed when heat was added. Area for detailed heat loss model is not displayed. CQ00276012 CQ00277028 CQ00284034 Current implementation ensures realistic switching of flow direction. a couple of hours) would crash due to a memory leak in the HYSYS Pipe segment. CQ00288996 This issue has been fixed. Memory leak has been eliminated and HYSYS no longer crashes in this situation.. CQ00271260 The material stream properties are now properly updated and the results are now correct.

The Optimizer can now be stopped successfully by pressing the Stop button at any time. CQ00291906 Copy/Paste is now functional. CQ00292582 Copy/Paste is now functional.Issue Number Issue Description Issue Resolution General PFD and Workbook CQ00252400 HYSYS crashed when the user would copy and paste all the selected objects in the flowsheet. CQ00265410 Optimizer CQ00160342 The Objective Function value displayed in the Optimizer window now changes accordingly when the Unit Set is changed in the Optimizer Spreadsheet. HYSYS failed to copy/paste from the surge controller form. CQ00273720 Stop button in the Optimizer did not work. HYSYS no longer crashes in this situation. Vapor phase component mole fraction was not reported correctly in the workbook in the sub-flowsheet. Integration with Aspen Simulation Workbook (ASW) CQ00218852 Many of the HYSYS Dynamic Holdup variables would not copy and paste into ASW. Workbook Components Fractions display now show the correct values. Copy/Paste is now functional. In the HYSYS adapter. the user cannot copy any variables from column sub-flowsheet. The Objective function did not change even though the value of one of the components changed. Aspen HYSYS 97 .

Aspen Hydraulics. and OLGA 2000 from Scandpower. The model supports two mass transfer modes. Additional enhancements to Aspen Hydraulics.Aspen HYSYS Upstream Product Description AspenTech is excited to deliver the next phase of HYSYS Upstream with this release. New Features and Enhancements Release 2006. Black Oils and PVT. advection only and equilibrium-relaxation.5 includes the following new features and enhancements: x x x x Enhancements to Aspen Hydraulics Compositional Dynamic Solver. HYSYS Upstream™ extends the upstream capabilities of the HYSYS simulation environment in two main areas: x x Thermodynamics: HYSYS Upstream extends HYSYS capabilities using the key upstream thermodynamic methods. Aspen Hydraulics Compositional Dynamic Solver The composition of streams can now be tracked by the Aspen Hydraulics solver during dynamic simulations. Aspen HYSYS Upstream 98 . This allows a more accurate prediction of phase composition and the estimation of thermodynamic and transport properties in the pipe network. New product allocation utility. The equilibrium-relaxation model accounts for evaporation and condensation within nonequilibrium conditions. Using the HYSYS Upstream option allows consistent thermodynamics and models across an integrated asset. Hydraulics: HYSYS Upstream delivers mechanisms for integrating with production field models with built-in industry-leading well and flowline modeling tools including PIPESIM from Schlumberger. These holistic models create powerful tools to make better decisions on Oil and Gas assets to improve the return on capital. Enhancement to the composition OLGA link operation.

In addition. AddSourceStream. Aspen Hydraulics used fixed limits on temperature (-100°C to 400°C) and pressure (0. the compositions calculated by OLGA for the outlet streams can be passed back to HYSYS in order to improve the calculations performed in operations downstream from the OLGA link. temperature and pressure limits in the dynamic-solver property table can be modified. Results. the production allocation utility can perform calculations for cases with multiple fluid packages. Also new for this version.5 to 400 Bar) for the property table generation. then the allocation utility can still operate on the flowsheet. Enhancements to temperature and pressure limits. Now. ReportStream. these limits can be customized. This significantly improves the stability of the dynamic simulation.5. This is particularly useful for steam pipeline simulations. Any temperature or pressure outside these limits caused the dynamic solver to fail. Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006. RemoveSourceStream. The composition of the inlet streams to the OLGA link operation can now be included in the simulation performed by OLGA.Compositional OLGA Link The OLGA link extension in HYSYS supports compositional tracking through the pipe network. For example.5 includes the following enhancements to Aspen Hydraulics: x x Enhancements to wall and insulation temperatures in Dynamics. if the number of components of a stream is reduced by a fluid package transition or by a lumper. and lumper/delumper unit operations can be included in the scope of the utility. Aspen HYSYS Upstream 99 . Wall and Insulation Temperatures Saved on Switch to Dynamics Upon switching from steady-state to dynamics. Previously. Aspen Hydraulics Additional Enhancements Release 2006. The following methods are exposed through the new type library: BasisFilter. wall and insulation temperatures are saved from the steady state simulation and are used to initialize the dynamic simulation. Production Allocation Utility A new HYSYS Upstream type-library was created that has an interface for the production allocation utility. Temperature and Pressure Limits in Dynamic-Solver Property Table Also in this version. and SourceStreams.

The problem is fixed in version 2006.What’s Fixed The following provides information about issues fixed in release 2006.5 The problem is fixed in 2006. CQ00272703 An absolute value operation was added so that the dimensionless numbers are properly calculated. This issue is fixed in 2006.5. This issue is fixed in 2006. The Aspen Hydraulics multi-segment pipe did not load correctly when saved in dynamics mode. Aspen Hydraulics CQ00214679 This problem is now fixed and the binary interaction parameters are passed to the COMThermo Property Package used by Aspen Hydraulics. CQ00268894 CQ00271070 This issue is fixed in 2006. Aspen Hydraulics crashed when viewing heat transfer page in multipipe segments where the insulation has inner wall temperature has not been set.5.2 are read into 2006. Hydraulics sub-flowsheets with multiple outlet streams did not solve correctly. Aspen Hydraulics now successfully continues the integration when the integrator is restarted after reloading the case.5 CQ00273600 CQ00273718 Aspen HYSYS Upstream 100 .5. Issue Number CQ00210947 Issue Description The synthetic component balance used in an Aspen Hydraulics dynamic simulation was not working properly for three phase models. Aspen Hydraulics failed to load cases where sub-flowsheet variables are connected to the HYSYS Databook. The dynamic solver was unable to start after loading cases with slugging. CQ00217847 CQ00255390 CQ00268580 Topology changes made during an Aspen Hydraulics dynamic simulation were not accounted for in the simulation.5. The Aspen Hydraulics sub-flowsheet did not use the binary interaction parameters set for HYSYS PengRobinson in the Basis Environment. If there was reverse flow in a pipe.5. Issue Resolution This issue is fixed in 2006. CQ00268635 Now reference temperatures for product blocks are automatically set when models from 2004. a math error occurred because the negative flow rate was raised to a fractional power. The implementation now uses an equivalent diameter based on the gate valve characteristic which requires a constant throat diameter and a variable openness fraction.5. The Steady State Valve was using the throat diameter incorrectly for a gate valve. Changing Property Packages in Dynamics Mode resulted in the case failing to solve.

If a Hydraulics case created in 2004. The problem is fixed in 2006. When using black oil streams. Heat Exchangers gave false temperature cross warnings. When using the General Equation for dead oil viscosity. zero velocity of external medium When using the HTFS method. This avoids crashes in certain situations.5 CQ00276777 The HTFS calculation method now correctly accounts for inclined pipe slopes. HYSYS crashed when estimating Gas Phase composition Issue Resolution The problem is fixed in 2006.5. cases created in 2006 that use the Gas composition option in a black oil model will correctly solve when opened in 2006.5 The issue is fixed in version 2006. Cases with spreadsheet exporting standard liquid volume flow crashed because the properties for black-oil streams did not appear as calculated (in black font) when the values were exported from a spreadsheet. Pipe segment did not solve for Estimate HTC option for heat transfer for black oil streams. streams did not solve correctly because the necessary information is not passed across the unit operation.5 CQ00230081 A three-phase black oil transition now only executes if the inlet stream is black oil and the outlet stream is NOT black oil. This issue is fixed in 2006.Issue Number CQ00275090 Issue Description Multi-pipe segments failed to solve when the heat loss option was on and it was left with default conditions. CQ00240649 HYSYS crashed on opening xml case involving Black Oil Translator. CQ00260611 CQ00273782 CQ00273787 Now.5 CQ00284280 CQ00287802 Black Oils CQ00221229 The problem is fixed in version 2006.5.. Aspen Hydraulics SS calculation resulted in a pressure drop with loss of elevation.g.5. Heat exchangers no longer report a false temperature cross. the case will not be properly recalled in versions 2006. Molar entropy predicted in the Aspen Hydraulics sub-flowsheet was wrong.2 has spreadsheet cells that import from/export to operations in a Hydraulics sub-flowsheet.2 can be read into v2006. XML cases with black oil transitions in stream cutters from v2004. e. Aspen HYSYS Upstream 101 .

Aspen Icarus Evaluation Technology Technology Description The Icarus Evaluation Engine (Icarus Evaluation Technology) provides state-of-the-art economic evaluation services to the entire Aspen Icarus product suite: Aspen Icarus Project Manager. Enhancement to the electrical grounding model. Civil Material and Man-hour quantities are revised for all foundations. A new Dump Charge field is added for Hauling and Dumping. Aspen Icarus Process Evaluator.0 version of Aspen Icarus (that is. Changes to the Canal/Gutter model. The table below summarizes an approximation of the changes from the 2006. In addition to pricing changes. 2006 pricing basis). A field for skirt thickness is provided for equipment with skirts. Your results may differ based on the overall mix of equipment. model enhancements and bug corrections have affected overall percentage differences. bulk items. and Aspen Kbase. New design and estimating methodology for project estimation in Middle Eastern countries.5 includes the following new features and enhancements: x x x x x x x x x x Changes to 2007 cost-basis update pricing. Aspen Icarus Evaluation Technology 102 . and specified materials contained in your project. These results were obtained by running a general benchmark project containing a representative mix of equipment found in a gas processing plant. A field for Wind Exposure category based on ASCE7 is added under project civil specs. New Features and Enhancements Release 2006. Improved Models for Centrifugal Gas Compressor and Cartridge Filter 2007 Cost Basis Update Pricing Changes The pricing basis for this release was updated to the First Quarter 2007. New option to delete sub-headers for steam heat tracing.

3% In general.4% Equipment Piping Civil Steel Instrumentation Electrical Insulation Paint 6. Nickel and Molybdenum prices have increased significantly resulting in substantial price increases for such materials as Hastelloy. Projected or Estimated annual increases have been updated with Actual changes from the past 5 years.7% 3. Changes in copper pricing have resulted in the following: o o o Copper sheet increases on the order of 5% Copper tubing increases on the order of 25% Cable for Area Grounding increases on the order of 150 to 200% (depending on country base) x A recalibration of the Japanese Basis has resulted in significant changes as shown above.1% 12. Based on vendor data. 3% 30.6% 14.9% 15.3% EU 8. Inconel.2% 9.7% 19. the following pricing changes were observed: x x x x Carbon Steel plate pricing has shown nominal increases of approximately 4%.0% 13.7% 8. pricing for structural steel shapes have changed per the following in the US Basis: o o o o o o o o Ladders with Cages ~ +1% Ladders without Cages ~ +6% Grating ~ +17% Handrails no change Stair Channels ~ +16% Stair Treads ~ +6% Platforms ~ +35% Bracing Steel ~ +6% x x x x x x Increased Nickel pricing and continued worldwide demand resulted in significant increases for stainless steel plate (> 30%). Carbon Steel welded tube pricing has shown a slight decrease.2% 8.3% 6. and Monel. Based on vendor data. 2006.3% 10. pricing for stainless steel seamless tubing has changed from –4 to +12%. Based on vendor data.4% 35.1% JP 7.9% 5.1% 2. Aspen Icarus Evaluation Technology 103 .7% 9. pricing for stainless steel welded tubing has increased (10 to 30%).0% 37.9% 8.6% 5.2% -7.7% 14.4% 5.0 US UK 6.0% 4.1% 24. Based on vendor data.1% 2. Carbon Steel seamless tube pricing has shown an increase of approximately 9%. Titanium pricing has increased significantly (> 40%).9% 13.Category Percent Change from 2—6/5 (2007 Basis) vs. Based on vendor data.0% 16.9% 9.

Wind force and seismic calculation details and Icarus defaults for wind coefficients are added to the document. underground conduit etc. Piping An option to delete sub-headers for steam heat tracing was added to the system in the area and project piping design basis. The system will not develop steam supply and return subheaders for steam heat tracing when the delete option is selected. backfilling. You can select “B”. A new country base. ME for Middle Eastern countries was added to the existing list of countries US. x Skirt Thickness A field for Skirt thickness is now provided for equipment items requiring skirts. that value is used for the skirt thickness. the country location is Dhahran. EU. This resulted in a decrease in EU instrument pricing as shown in the table above. UK. Wind Exposure Category x A field for Wind Exposure category based on ASCE7 is added under project civil specs. and JP. C is the default value used by the system. Saudi Arabia and all project costs are reported in Saudi Arabia Riyal (SAR). This option allows cost estimators to create projects based on the design and estimate requirements of Middle Eastern countries. Icarus Project Evaluator. If you specify a skirt thickness. For a ME country based project. New project-estimation option for Middle Eastern countries The design and estimating methodology for project estimation in Middle Eastern countries was added to the Aspen Kbase. “C” or “D” for wind exposure. and Icarus Project Manager products. Electrical Grounding Electrical grounding model was enhanced to include trenching. otherwise the system calculates the skirt thickness. Aspen Icarus Evaluation Technology 104 .x x Japanese and US Engineering wage rates have changed significantly (in some instances) based on recent survey data. A recalibration of EU instrumentation estimation was completed to bring pricing results more in line with expected values.

structure is considered small and Man-hour for concrete pour and finish and man-hour for Formwork installation are adjusted. and you can select either New or Old Civil Table. a new field is available for Dump charges. Canal and Gutter Model For Canal/Gutter model. The revised Material/Man-hour table is the default and there are significant differences between New and Old Table. Improved Models for Centrifugal Gas Compressor and Cartridge Filter The cost estimation models for Centrifugal gas compressor (horizontal) and Cartridge filters have been updated.dat (a new template) and CivMatMH-old.5. the range of inputs for inlet actual flow rate and design gauge pressure at outlet was increased. For centrifugal compressors.dat (the old template) are available. You can now specify the Unit cost of fill and Dump charges separately. the model uses the material and man-hours from the basin (type 10) model. A field at the project level civil specs (Kbase and IPM only) is available. Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006. but if width and depth are less than 3 feet. Dump charges are reported to COA 415 and Unit cost of fill are reported to COA 416. Aspen Icarus Evaluation Technology 105 . For filter the liquid flow rate input range was increased. Hauling and Dumping For Hauling & Dumping. You can select either template and then modify the file or select an existing customer file.Civil Material and Man Hour Civil Material and Man-hour quantities are revised for all foundations. two templates CivMatMH. If you use an external file.

design datasheet.5. details) New Excel Equipment Summary Report Include detailed indirect cost report in Excel reports Instrument Pricing for EU Country Basis needs adjusting for 2007 Update Issue Resolution CQ00215430 CQ00121003 CQ00129749 CQ00153261 CQ00085064 CQ00140503 CQ00097058 CQ00288958 CQ00156416 CQ00272964 Aspen Icarus Evaluation Technology 106 . Need to provide a description and the resolution.What’s Fixed The following provides information about issues fixed in release 2006. Create new instrument loop report with loop modifications listed Request for Area Item Summary Report in Excel Cannot save to word documents in Icarus reporter Reporter: Interested in Excel reports project equipment listing On the Overall Item summary the Key Qty in tonnes does not match the weight in KG Create new multi-item item report(Maxi-block. Issue Number CQ00245721 CQ00132831 CQ00132851 CQ00229420 Issue Description Excel Reporter: Project Metrics Report -no/wrong uom with value Error generating IPM Excel Reports for List of Equipment Reporter Bug: Another Error in Other> Equipment List excel report Project Title field not populated in List of Components & List of Equipment Excel Reports and report locked Word Type documentation cannot generate under Japanese OS. at minimum I am going to enter a comment the issues were fixed. If not added.

it's image still remains on the screen.2 In Icarus Reference Guide. This is nonproductive and confusing.pdf Ability to copy and paste multiple components at the same time. Icarus reference .want pvc conduit with no elbow Electrical grounding item .Remove soil type requirement on form Additional field to the instrumentation bulks for quoted CV. typo errors Allow copy/paste for the Installation bulks manhour additions form When I close a report. make links at beginning of chapters live Issue Resolution CQ00056081 CQ00123908 CQ00123909 CQ00253457 CQ00135597 CQ00255078 CQ00187770 CQ00056958 CQ00161285 CQ00275540 CQ00089809 CQ00088894 CQ00267795 CQ00267796 Aspen Icarus Evaluation Technology 107 .Issue Number CQ00056163 Issue Description Site work item should use area spec for soil type .spelling. 2nd CV online (created new CQ for 2nd CV 061606) Electrical grounding item . Description needs to be changed for the GAS and LIQUID FLOW rate fields Error information display wrong Better error message needed when capital cost report not found Unselecting a library item from project basis Make chapter numbers in Icarus Ref like those in 2004. and trenching and backfill options Make corrections in Chapter 22 of ICRef.wants more wire size options.

better informed. These and other items can be easily added to your scope definition using the graphical interface in Aspen IPE. With more timely and accurate engineering information. Updated design defaults. faster reaction to market developments. and more confident decisions. Most importantly. and other offsite equipment are generally disregarded during process simulation. Updated Categories for Simulator Units of Measure. Pumps.5 includes the following new and enhanced features: x x x x x New Icarus Process Evaluator reports Sizing of Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers in Aspen ICARUS products using HTFS+ (Teams).Aspen Icarus Process Evaluator Product Description Aspen Icarus Process Evaluator® (IPE) provides a window into the economic viability of a particular process or project. Aspen IPE provides these detailed evaluations of process alternatives early in the life of a project. The equipment list. It also produces return-on-investment (ROI) reports. management can make faster. Aspen IPE can work from your sized equipment list or can size equipment from your simulator-generated heat and material balance. designs. Aspen IPE enables management to focus the engineering process on business priorities—by enabling you to integrate business considerations with sophisticated engineering analysis. Aspen IPE automatically selects and creates a sized equipment list. You can identify the impact of your scope definition on cost and profit early. quickly. Non-graphical volumetric model (see Kbase for more information). Aspen IPE enables more effective strategic planning. thereby eliminating the need for expensive change orders for revisions that typically arise during later design stages. Aspen Icarus Process Evaluator 108 . and ROI reports are all directly linked to your flowsheet and /or process simulation output. It then develops detailed designs with the associated capital costs and construction and engineering man-hours. storage tanks. and inexpensively. New Features and Enhancements Release 2006. which enhances your competitive position. and improved efficiency.

presented at an intermediate COA level.5 includes the following new Indirect Cost Excel Reports: x x Project Indirect Summary: Project indirect costs. Indirect Cost Excel Reports: New Reports Release 2006. presented with key quantities as an item level. Summary Reports in Excel.5 includes the following new Evaluator Reports: x x x x x Equipment Summary and List of Equipment Reports. and Bulk costs. presented at an intermediate COA level. Indirect Cost Excel Reports.5 includes the following new equipment summary and list of equipment reports in Excel: x x x x x Equipment Summary report shows Direct Cost.5 includes the following new reports in Excel: x x x x COA Group Summaries – Combined by Area report provides Total Direct Cost (TDC) summary for all accounts at COA group by Area Item Summaries . Instrument Loop Excel Report New Item Summaries & Installation Details Reports by Component ID Equipment Summary and List of Equipment Reports in Excel Release 2006. List of Equipment – Contractor report lists of all Project Equipment and related information at Contractor level List of Equipment – Report Group report lists of all Project Equipment and related information at Report Group level List of Equipment – Area report list of all Project Equipment and related information at Area level Material Unit Costs report provided a listing of all project equipment unit costs per weight unit. Equipment Cost. COA Group Summaries – Combined by Report Group provides the Total Direct Cost (TDC) summary for all accounts at COA group by Report Group Item Summaries .Combined by Area report provides the TDC summary by Area. Summary Reports in Excel Release 2006.New Icarus Process Evaluator Reports Release 2006. Aspen Icarus Process Evaluator 109 .Combined by Report Group report provides the TDC summary by Report Group. presented with key quantities as an item level. Contractor Indirect Summary: Project indirect costs by contractor.

and Icarus Project Manager using the Teams code which is a component of Aspen HTFS+.5) and above and is not be compatible with earlier versions of Aspen HTFS+.Instrument Loop Excel Report Release 2006.5 includes a new Existing Reports Improvements report provides information by Component Name and ID to maintain uniformity with the ‘Cost/Quantity Rollups_Component (Maxiblock)’ report. New Item Summaries & Installation Details Reports by Component ID Release 2006. Temperature and Flowrate. The report includes information about: x x Component . In addition. Icarus Process Evaluator. you may also choose to perform Teams design calculations in the background (without launching the UI) and import the results into Kbase. This feature is supported only with Aspen HTFS+ (2006. This new feature makes it possible for you to launch Teams user interface for mechanical design of shell and tube heat exchangers from the KBase user interface. you can also use the detailed cost and weight estimation for shell and tube heat exchangers performed by Aspen HTFS+ (Teams). for example Pressure. Optionally. Updated Categories for Simulator Units of Measure Many units of measure in the Simulator Units of Measure categories that were classified as Miscellaneous have been moved to the correct category.5 includes an Instrument Loop List report that provides quantity and design information by loop. Non-graphical volumetric model See Kbase for more information Aspen Icarus Process Evaluator 110 . and import it back.Item Summary by ID Overall – Installation Details by ID Sizing of Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers in Aspen ICARUS products using HTFS+ (Teams) Detailed mechanical design of shell and tube heat exchangers can be performed in Icarus Kbase.

46 (9.35 (11.Updated Design Defaults In Release 2006.56 1.85 120 (0. 2001 2006.0775 7. several archaic IPE design defaults have been updated to better reflect common construction practices.76 (21. The table below provides detail as to the old and new design defaults: Prior Versions Estimate Date Civil Design Data Piling Type Instrument Design Data Instrument to Junction Box Thermocouple to Junction Box Electrical Design Data HV cable/wire type MV cable/wire type LV cable/wire type Lighting cable/wire type Control cable/wire type Mapping Default Hysys Column PRO II Column Units Design Criteria Trayed Towers Tray Efficiency Operating Costs Electricity Fuel Cost Utility Specifications Cooling Water IP (SI) LP Steam IP (SI) MP Steam IP (SI) HP Steam IP (SI) 55 (0.77) 0. pump) WC WC WC WC WC WC (with Conduit) WC Wood Jan 1.81) 5.72 (8.77) Cents per KWh $/MM Btu/hr Cost/MM Gal (Cost/M3) Cost/KLB (Cost/Tonne) Cost/KLB (Cost/Tonne) Cost/KLB (Cost/Tonne) Aspen Icarus Process Evaluator 111 .91) 9.5 Jan 1.71 (25.18) 4.0354 2.0 CP GEN SERV CP GEN SERV (refl.0317) 8.48) 11. 200X Comments ‘X’ represents year of Cost Update Same as Kbase CAST WT (with Tray) WT M-TR M-TR M-TR M-TR M-TR CP CENTRIF Same as Aspen + CP CENTRIF Same as Aspen + 0.5.0145) 3.14 (17.7 0.

Issue Resolution Now provides a table of items overwritten when reloading.5. If we don’t provide details. CQ00267611 CQ00287974 CQ00287977 CQ00276048 CQ00277071 CQ00287975 CQ00291465 CQ00276288 Aspen Icarus Process Evaluator 112 . Issue Number CQ00055707 CQ00276791 Issue Description Information lost when a table is overwritten IPE User Guide v2006 documentation is incorrect on page 128 for path to templates. We need to provide information about the resolution (I made a pass at some entries (those highlighted in yellow) – so reviewer needs to add something similar). IC2000 is listed incorrectly as a document type on the Options | Preferences | Document tab. In Icarus Editor. Icarus Editor help file not installed with Icarus. Grating Types in Chapter 20 Steel last page doesn't match the interface. Add Quick Start Guide for SmartPlant 3D Aspen Icarus Interface. at minimum I am going to add a minimum comment that the issue was fixed.5 The following provides information about issues fixed in release 2006.Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006. Add info to dox from CQ258508. Need updated info screen for Iceditor. Reporting menu graphic misplaced in documentation. Clicking File | Properties on Icarus Editor causes "Debug Assertion Failed" Error Message.5. What’s Fixed in Release 2006.

scheduling. and retrofits. New folder locations. a premier scheduling package for the Engineering and Construction market. Vista and restricted user XP support. and reporting system for plant expansions. New Reports for Icarus Project Manager The following new reports are available: x x x x x Equipment summary and lists of equipment reports. revamps.P3® for Windows. Use Aspen IPM to reduce risk in maintenance turnaround planning and maximize the return-oninvestment (ROI) of capital expenditures.Aspen Icarus Project Manager Product Description Aspen Icarus Project Manager® (Aspen IPM) is a fully-integrated design. Sizing of shell and tube heat exchangers in Aspen Icarus products using HTFS+ (Teams). estimating. Instrument Loop Excel Report New item summaries and installation details reports by component ID Aspen Icarus Project Manager 113 . Summary reports in Excel. renovations.5 includes the following new features and enhancements: x x x x New reports. Aspen IPM is the only one of its kind that provides a complete precedence network through an embedded interface to Primavera's Project Planner® . New Features and enhancements Release 2006. Indirect cost Excel reports. cost tracking.

Equipment Summary and List of Equipment Reports in Excel The following new reports are available: x x x Equipment Summary: shows Direct Cost. presented with key quantities as an item level. Indirect Cost Excel Reports The new Project Indirect Summary report project indirect costs.Combined by Area: TDC summary by Area. Equipment Cost. presented at an intermediate COA level. New Item Summaries & Installation Details Reports by Component ID The Existing Reports improvements sorts information by Component Name and ID to maintain uniformity with the ‘Cost/Quantity Rollups_Component (Maxiblock)’ report: x x Component . Summary Reports in Excel The following new summary reports are available: x x COA Group Summaries – Combined by Area: Total Direct Cost (TDC) summary for all accounts at COA group by Area Item Summaries . Instrument Loop Excel Report The new Instrument Loop List report provides quantity and design information by loop. List of Equipment – Area: List of all Project Equipment and related information at Area level Material Unit Costs: Listing of all project equipment unit costs per weight unit.Item Summary by ID Overall – Installation Details by ID Aspen Icarus Project Manager 114 . and Bulk costs.

and Icarus Project Manager using the Teams code which is a component of Aspen HTFS+. Icarus Process Evaluator. you may also choose to perform Teams design calculations in the background (without launching the UI) and import the results into Kbase. In addition. Optionally.Sizing of Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers in Aspen Icarus products using HTFS+ (Teams) Detailed mechanical design of shell and tube heat exchangers can be performed in Icarus Kbase. This feature is supported only with Aspen HTFS+ (2006. This new feature makes it possible for you to launch Teams user interface for mechanical design of shell and tube heat exchangers from the KBase user interface. you can also utilize the detailed cost and weight estimation for shell and tube heat exchangers performed by Aspen HTFS+ (Teams). Aspen Icarus Project Manager 115 .5) and above and is not be compatible with earlier versions of Aspen HTFS+. and import it back.

5\Examples ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Eml ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5 Files\My IPM Projects Link Shared Sample Project Archive Data: Libraries: Data\Archives_Kbase Data\Archives_IPE Data\Archives_IPM AspenTech\Shared Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Inv ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\COA ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Fittings ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Ics ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\API Custom Models Data\ ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Currency ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Instr_Assem ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5 Files\My Kbase Projects AspenTech\Shared Aspen Icarus 2006.5\IPESimTemplates 116 Aspen Icarus Project Manager . New Aspen Icarus Folder Locations Default Folder (Pre-2006.5\Building Libraries(lnk) ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Civil ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5 Files\My Kbase Projects AspenTech\My Aspen Icarus 2006.5) Location SubFolders AspenTech\My Aspen Icarus 2006.5.5 Files\My IPE Projects AspenTech\Shared Aspen Icarus 2006. The following tables show the folder locations before release 2006.New Folder Locations The folder structure was changed for release 2006.5) Location Description Folder SubFolders Data Folder: Aspen Icarus 2006 Data Project Archive Data: Folder My Documents Folder (XP:C:\Documents and Settings\Use rProfileName\My Documents) (Vist a:C:\Users\UserProfileName\Docu ments ) Shared Documents Folder (XP:C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents) (Vista:C:\Users\P ublic\Public Documents ) Shared Documents Folder (XP:C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents) (Vista:C:\Users\P ublic\Public Documents ) New Default Folder (2006.5\Design ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5 Files\My IPM Projects Data\ Samples(lnk) Data\API Custom Models Data\Building Data\Civil Data\COA Data\Currency Data\Design Data\Eml Data\Examples Data\Fittings Data\Ics Data\Indirects Data\Instr_Assem Data\Inv Data\IPESimTemplates ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5 and the new folder structure beginning with release 2006.5\Indirects ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5 Files\My IPE Projects AspenTech\My Aspen Icarus 2006.5.

5\Expert ic_cache\ Local.5\Prod ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Units ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Raw ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Reporter\CrystalRpt ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Reporter ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\PIDs ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\System ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.New Aspen Icarus Folder Locations Default Folder (Pre-2006.5\StdBasis_IPE ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Schedule\Layouts ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Reports ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\op ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5) Location Folder SubFolders Data\Load Data\Map Data\op Data\PIDs Data\PIDs\Drawings Data\Prod Data\Raw Data\Reporter Data\Reporter\CrystalRpt Libraries (con’t) Data\Reporter\Database Data\Reporter\Templates Data\Reports Data\Schedule Data\Schedule\Layouts Data\Schedule\Reports Data\SizingSelection Data\StdBasis_IPE Data\StdBasis_IPM Data\StdBasis_Kbase Data\Ucl Data\Units Data\UserData Data\Utility Cache Folder: Aspen Icarus 2006\ic_cashe ic_cache\Comps Local Cache ic_cache\System System Files ic_cache\Expert Description Folder New Default Folder (2006.5\Schedule ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Reporter\Database Data\ ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Map ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Reporter\Templates Libraries(lnk) ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\PIDs\Drawings ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\UserData ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\SizingSelection ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Ucl ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Schedule\Reports ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\temp Aspen Icarus Project Manager 117 .5\StdBasis_Kbase ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Comps ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Load ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Utility ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\StdBasis_IPM ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.lnk Temporary Files ic_cache\temp Shared Working Files Folder (XP:C\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data) (Vista:C:\ProgramData\) Local User Temporary Files Folder (XP:C:\Documents and Settings\Use rProfileName\Local Settings\Temp) (Vista:C:\Users\UserProfileName\ AppData\Local\Temp) AspenTech\Aspen Icarus 2006.5) Location SubFolders Link ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.

5\Tmplproj_IPM (Vista:C:\ProgramData\) ic_cache\ Local.lnk Note: The default options in Windows Explorer that hide hidden and system operating files can make some of the locations more difficult to find and navigate to.lnk Cached Working Files ic_cache\Projects ic_cache\Backup Local User Working Files Folder (XP:C:\Documents and Settings\Use AspenTech\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Program Program\Sys Program\Docs Program\Help AspenTech\Aspen Icarus 2006.New Aspen Icarus Folder Locations Default Folder (Pre-2006. especially if you don't use the folder links.5) Location SubFolders Link My Documents\ My Aspen Icaru s Projects 2006. 5\ Cached Project.5) Location Description Folder SubFolders Folder New Default Folder (2006.5\Tmplproj_IPE Users\Application Data) AspenTech\Aspen Icarus 2006. Aspen Icarus Project Manager 118 .5\Backups ation Data) (Vista:C:\Users\UserPro fileName\AppData\Local) Program(Binarys) Folders: AspenTech\Aspen Icarus 2006\Program Program\Sys Binary Program\Docs (Executable) Files Program\Help Program\Tmplproj_Kbase Program\Tmplproj_IPE Template Projects Program\Tmplproj_IPM AspenTech\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Tmplproj_Kbase Shared Working Files Folder (XP:C:\Documents and Settings\All AspenTech\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Projects rProfileName\Local Settings\Applic AspenTech\Aspen Icarus 2006.

(See Compatibility Notes below) Compatibility Notes The following section lists and describes compatibility notes and issues in Release 2006. To assist users with navigating to the new locations. By default 2 project archive locations (Where your projects are stored) are created at install.where the installation will configure necessary user configuration initialization the first time it is run but does not require Administrator permissions. it was necessary to re-organize the folder structure of Aspen Icarus products. Doing this will trigger "Resiliency" . The default archive is in the My Documents folder. The second archive is where the sample projects that are installed by default are stored and they are located in the Shared Documents folder that all users on a machine can access. There are 2 locations that cannot have links in the old locations in a multiple user machine operating system like XP. Aspen Icarus Project Manager 119 . We recommend that this is where users store there projects. a folder link Cached Projects has been created in the same folder as the project archives folders. The second is that the project cache folder (ic_cache\Projects) is now in the application working folder(In Windows Logo compliancy) terms which is located in the user profile\Application Data folder. We have adopted a Microsoft Windows Logo compliant folder structure. The library files have been relocated to the shared documents folder(See the following tables). The changes that will impact most users are the following. XP installations still require Local Machine Administrator permissions during the Install but the software can subsequently be run in a different account without the Administrator permissions. Below we have summarized the new locations of the folders.5: Support for Vista and Restricted User Installations To support Vista and restricted user installs. the installation creates some folder links in the old locations (See the Links column below).Vista and Restricted User XP support Release 2006. To make navigating to this folder easier. however a Link was added from the My Documents folder to the less obvious location. Vista supports automatically elevating installations to have Administrator permissions so non-administrator accounts can do installations.5 adds support for Vista and running Aspen Icarus products under accounts that do not have Administrator permissions for Local Machine resources(Restricted Users).

e.000 ft Valve or fitting type DR (extra drains) is not available. but needs to specify 163.What’s Fixed The following provides information about issues fixed in release 2006. Allow item with less than 1 in quantity in IPM spreadsheet library item i. at minimum I’m going to add a minimum comment that the issue was fixed.5. We need to provide information about the resolution (If we don’t provide details. Issue Number CQ00286919 CQ00284279 Issue Description Static mixer element material default is not in the drop down.000 ft of 6" buried pipe. PIPE LENGTH SPECIFIED OUT OF RANGE when specifying over 100. Electrical costs associated with loop specifications are not being deleted when user specifies the DEML option. Issue Resolution CQ00256006 CQ00056617 CQ00286831 CQ00240451 Aspen Icarus Project Manager 120 . ½ ton of steel. Getting errors with above grade or buried pipeline segment.

evaluate projects during the design and construction phases. fully integrated design. making use of time saved by Aspen Kbase. and evaluate process/project design alternatives. Sizing of Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers in Aspen ICARUS products using HTFS+ (Teams). New Icarus Kbase reports. accurately and early in the project life cycle. Using as little information as your list of sized equipment and a general arrangement of your project. You can evaluate projects during the preliminary design phase. you have the accurate. you profit from early information. bid tabs. using self-contained international design. Non-graphical volumetric model. procurement and construction estimate and critical path method (CPM) schedule. Changes to site work excavation items. Aspen Kbase develops a complete. You can evaluate scope changes. Because Aspen Kbase automatically performs mechanical designs for equipment and bulks.Aspen Kbase Product Description Aspen Kbase® is the state-of-the-art. estimating. as well as offer new services with current resources. Automatic area sizing. With Aspen Kbase. New Features and Enhancements Release 2006. Vista and Restricted User XP support Aspen Kbase 121 . detailed answers you need at the 3-5% stage of engineering. estimating and scheduling system designed to help you evaluate the capital cost of process plants and mills worldwide—quickly. change orders. vendor quotes. and scheduling procedures. detailed engineering.5 includes the following new features and enhancements: x x x x x x x x Changes to the foundation for Piperack Module. New folder structure.

Site Work Excavation x x For Site work excavation items.5) and above and is not be compatible with earlier versions of Aspen HTFS+. civil. Non-graphical volumetric model In Kbase (and IPE). and import it back. an internal volumetric model can be replaced by: (1) an external graphical P&ID model and other installation bulks or (2) user-specified set of installation bulk items for piping. paint and insulation) is associated with an equipment item. Sizing of Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers in Aspen ICARUS products using HTFS+ (Teams) Detailed mechanical design of shell and tube heat exchangers can be performed in Icarus Kbase. you can also utilize the detailed cost and weight estimation for shell and tube heat exchangers performed by Aspen HTFS+ (Teams). and Icarus Project Manager using the Teams code which is a component of Aspen HTFS+. When a non-graphical model is attached to an equipment component. Optionally. This expedites editing of these bulk forms since no graphical updates are needed. the default Material (Soil) is now based on the soil type at the area level. This new feature makes it possible for you to launch Teams user interface for mechanical design of shell and tube heat exchangers from the KBase user interface. The current system has no capability to attach a volumetric model created using installation bulks for equipment to other similar equipment in different projects. paint and insulation. an internal volumetric model consisting of P&ID (piping and instrumentation) and other installation bulks (civil. instrumentation. Icarus Process Evaluator. (4) resize piping length and diameter when the design parameters of the parent equipment is changed. electrical. the system calculates the piping length and diameter for the piping model in the library using the parent equipment’s design parameter. In current Kbase system. The system provides default volumetric model libraries that include only piping and instrumentation installation bulks. civil. steel. steel. and the Piperack Module (PRMD) foundation is now designed as FOOTING instead of MASSPOUR. This feature is supported only with Aspen HTFS+ (2006. A new feature in this release populates these installation bulks without opening the graphical PID. The Material field requirement is removed. (3) remove non-graphical volumetric model from equipment. paint and insulation and to use those models to similar equipment in any project.Piperack Module The foundation for Piperack Module was changed. you may also choose to perform Teams design calculations in the background (without launching the UI) and import the results into Kbase. In addition. steel. electrical. electrical. A new option was added in Kbase and IPE to create volumetric models for equipment using installation bulks for piping. (2) attach non-graphical volumetric model to equipment. Aspen Kbase 122 . The system provides options to (1) create and save nongraphical volumetric models for equipment in library files inside a project and outside a project. instrumentation.

length and width (area size) specifications are required for every operational unit in a project. Summary Reports in Excel. COA Group Summaries – Combined by Report Group provides the Total Direct Cost (TDC) summary for all accounts at COA group by Report Group Item Summaries . Indirect Cost Excel Reports. and Bulk costs.Combined by Report Group report provides the TDC summary by Report Group.Automatic area sizing In Aspen Kbase. Aspen Kbase 123 .5 includes the following new equipment summary and list of equipment reports: x x x x x Equipment Summary report shows Direct Cost. Summary Reports in Excel Release 2006. List of Equipment – Contractor report lists of all Project Equipment and related information at Contractor level List of Equipment – Report Group report lists of all Project Equipment and related information at Report Group level List of Equipment – Area report list of all Project Equipment and related information at Area level Material Unit Costs report provided a listing of all project equipment unit costs per weight unit.5 includes the following new Evaluator Reports: x x x x x Equipment Summary and List of Equipment Reports. New Icarus Kbase Reports Release 2006. Instrument Loop Excel Report New Item Summaries & Installation Details Reports by Component ID Equipment Summary and List of Equipment Reports Release 2006. the length and width of an operational unit should not be specified. in order to activate the automatic area size calculation.Combined by Area report provides the TDC summary by Area. Equipment Cost.5 includes the following new in Excel: x x x x COA Group Summaries – Combined by Area report provides Total Direct Cost (TDC) summary for all accounts at COA group by Area Item Summaries . presented with key quantities as an item level. Specifications for height or number of floors are required for structural areas. presented with key quantities as an item level. The system was enhanced to automatically develop the area size from the equipment components contained in each area. This feature is not available for “MODULE” type area. In Kbase.

5 includes a new Existing Reports Improvements report provides information by Component Name and ID to maintain uniformity with the ‘Cost/Quantity Rollups_Component (Maxiblock)’ report: x x Component . Aspen Kbase 124 .Indirect Cost Excel Reports: New Reports Release 2006. Instrument Loop Excel Report Release 2006.5 includes the following new Indirect Cost Excel Reports: x x Project Indirect Summary: Project indirect costs. Overall – Installation Details by ID.Item Summary by ID. New Item Summaries & Installation Details Reports by Component ID Release 2006. presented at an intermediate COA level. presented at an intermediate COA level.5 includes an Instrument Loop List report that provides quantity and design information by loop. Contractor Indirect Summary: Project indirect costs by contractor.

5\Examples ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Design ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Load ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Fittings ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5.5\Instr_Assem ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Civil ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Inv ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5) Location Description Folder SubFolders Data Folder: Aspen Icarus 2006 Data Project Archive Data: Folder My Documents Folder (XP:C:\Documents and Settings\Use rProfileName\My Documents) (Vist a:C:\Users\UserProfileName\Docu ments ) Shared Documents Folder (XP:C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents) (Vista:C:\Users\P ublic\Public Documents ) Shared Documents Folder (XP:C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents) (Vista:C:\Users\P ublic\Public Documents ) New Default Folder (2006.5\Indirects ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5 Files\My IPE Projects AspenTech\Shared Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Building ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5 and the new folder structure beginning with release 2006.5\Ics ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5 Files\My Kbase Projects AspenTech\My Aspen Icarus 2006.5\API Custom Models Data\ Libraries(lnk) ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\COA ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5 Files\My Kbase Projects AspenTech\Shared Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Currency ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006. New Aspen Icarus Folder Locations Default Folder (Pre-2006.5\Eml ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5. The following tables show the folder locations before release 2006.5) Location SubFolders AspenTech\My Aspen Icarus 2006.5\IPESimTemplates ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5 Files\My IPE Projects AspenTech\My Aspen Icarus 2006.New Folder Locations The folder structure was changed for release 2006.5 Files\My IPM Projects Link Shared Sample Project Archive Data: Libraries: Data\Archives_Kbase Data\Archives_IPE Data\Archives_IPM AspenTech\Shared Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Map 125 Aspen Kbase .5 Files\My IPM Projects Data\ Samples(lnk) Data\API Custom Models Data\Building Data\Civil Data\COA Data\Currency Data\Design Data\Eml Data\Examples Data\Fittings Data\Ics Data\Indirects Data\Instr_Assem Data\Inv Data\IPESimTemplates Data\Load Data\Map ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.

5\Schedule ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Units ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Reporter\CrystalRpt ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\System ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\StdBasis_IPE ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\UserData ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5) Location SubFolders Link ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.lnk Temporary Files ic_cache\temp Shared Working Files Folder (XP:C\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data) (Vista:C:\ProgramData\) Local User Temporary Files Folder (XP:C:\Documents and Settings\Use rProfileName\Local Settings\Temp) (Vista:C:\Users\UserProfileName\ AppData\Local\Temp) AspenTech\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Reporter ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\op ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Prod ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5) Location Folder SubFolders Data\op Data\PIDs Data\PIDs\Drawings Data\Prod Data\Raw Data\Reporter Data\Reporter\CrystalRpt Libraries (con’t) Data\Reporter\Database Data\Reporter\Templates Data\Reports Data\Schedule Data\Schedule\Layouts Data\Schedule\Reports Data\SizingSelection Data\StdBasis_IPE Data\StdBasis_IPM Data\StdBasis_Kbase Data\Ucl Data\Units Data\UserData Data\Utility Cache Folder: Aspen Icarus 2006\ic_cashe ic_cache\Comps Local Cache ic_cache\System System Files ic_cache\Expert Description Folder New Default Folder (2006.5\Schedule\Reports ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\temp Aspen Kbase 126 .New Aspen Icarus Folder Locations Default Folder (Pre-2006.5\Comps ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Expert ic_cache\ Local.5\Schedule\Layouts ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Ucl ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\PIDs ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\PIDs\Drawings ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Reporter\Database Data\ ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Reports ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\SizingSelection ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Utility ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\StdBasis_Kbase ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Raw ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\StdBasis_IPM ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Reporter\Templates Libraries(lnk) ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.

lnk Note: The default options in Windows Explorer that hide hidden and system operating files can make some of the locations more difficult to find and navigate to.5\Tmplproj_IPM (Vista:C:\ProgramData\) ic_cache\ Local. especially if you don't use the folder links. 5\ Cached Project.5\Projects rProfileName\Local Settings\Applic AspenTech\Aspen Icarus 2006. Aspen Kbase 127 .New Aspen Icarus Folder Locations Default Folder (Pre-2006.5\Tmplproj_Kbase Shared Working Files Folder (XP:C:\Documents and Settings\All AspenTech\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Backups ation Data) (Vista:C:\Users\UserPro fileName\AppData\Local) Program(Binarys) Folders: AspenTech\Aspen Icarus 2006\Program Program\Sys Binary Program\Docs (Executable) Files Program\Help Program\Tmplproj_Kbase Program\Tmplproj_IPE Template Projects Program\Tmplproj_IPM AspenTech\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Tmplproj_IPE Users\Application Data) AspenTech\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Program Program\Sys Program\Docs Program\Help AspenTech\Aspen Icarus 2006.5) Location SubFolders Link My Documents\ My Aspen Icaru s Projects 2006.5) Location Description Folder SubFolders Folder New Default Folder (2006.lnk Cached Working Files ic_cache\Projects ic_cache\Backup Local User Working Files Folder (XP:C:\Documents and Settings\Use AspenTech\Aspen Icarus 2006.

The changes that will impact most users are the following. By default 2 project archive locations(Where your projects are stored) are created at install.Vista and Restricted User XP support This release adds support for Vista and running Aspen Icarus products under accounts that do not have Administrator permissions for Local Machine resources(Restricted Users). There are 2 locations that cannot have links in the old locations in a multiple user machine operating system like XP. To assist users with navigating to the new locations. Aspen Kbase 128 . The default archive is in the My Documents folder. Compatibility Notes The following sections lists and describes known compatibility issues in Release 2006. To make navigating to this folder easier. XP installations still require Local Machine Administrator permissions during the Install but the software can subsequently be run in a different account without the Administrator permissions. the installation creates some folder links in the old locations(See the Links column below). Below we have summarized the new locations of the folders. See Compatibility Notes. We recommend that this is where users store there projects. The second archive is where the sample projects that are installed by default are stored and they are located in the Shared Documents folder that all users on a machine can access. a folder link Cached Projects has been created in the same folder as the project archives folders. Note: The default options in Windows Explorer that hide hidden and system operating files can make some of the locations more difficult to find and navigate to. it was necessary to re-organize the folder structure of Aspen Icarus products.where the installation will configure necessary user configuration initialization the first time it is run but does not require Administrator permissions.5. especially if you don't use the folder links. The second is that the project cache folder(ic_cache\Projects) is now in the application working folder(In Windows Logo compliancy) terms which is located in the user profile\Application Data folder. The library files have been relocated to the shared documents folder(See the table below). Vista supports automatically elevating installations to have Administrator permissions so non-administrator accounts can do installations. We have adopted a Microsoft Windows Logo compliant folder structure. Support for Vista and Restricted User Installations To support Vista and Restricted User installs. Doing this will trigger "Resiliency" . however a Link was added from the My Documents folder to the less obvious location.

Change design when the width is small Skirt Thickness for Gas DEA Absorber for Wind+Seismic Add Wind and Seismic Calculation to Icarus reference COAMOD for Underground Piping should be 1 Issue Resolution CQ00055577 CQ00284281 CQ00056486 CQ00258631 CQ00286445 CQ00277063 CQ00269827 CQ00269836 CQ00269837 CQ00228641 CQ00228642 CQ00245722 CQ00289425 CQ00283714 Aspen Kbase 129 . at minimum I’m going to add a minimum comment that the issue was fixed.What’s Fixed The following provides information about issues fixed in Release 2006.5.chm and included in Icarus 2007 help Documentation should be changed to reflect IPS as a part of Kbase and Analyzer part of Kbase and IPE Change SD-Fill and Haul COA for Purchased fill to be 416 different from hauling COA415 Concrete Canal and Gutter. We need to provide information about the resolution (If we don’t provide details. Issue Number CQ00168385 CQ00222880 Issue Description Change in civil Wind/seizmic regulations to use latest ASCE code Cannot see changes made to Units of Measure basis except when opening new project Add Sonotubes for Concrete Columns System Crashes if Indirects. Change the foundation for Piperack Module from MassPour to Spread Footing Scales (last page under Solids Conveying) is missing from 2006 Icarus Reference Icarus Help file should be converted to .DAT Allow Quoted Items to use other UNIT OF MEASURE than ITEM COA Documentation Error Adjust the Civil Material/Manhour generated by the system for different types of foundations.DAT file is out of sync with COA.

Cable size option What does Clean do? online help on Specification Form / General Spec / Standard Basis Duplicate unit for pressure in Inputs Unit of Measure Specification Heat Tracing line with CV for Non standard control valves generates extra control valves in supply &return subheader Civil/Structural Steel .OBI contains an invalid path Paint is not being applied to reducers for pipe. The multiple items option is not taken into account when the nozzles are counted for plant bulk pipe please add in dialog box when Issue Resolution CQ00273478 CQ00275757 CQ00276464 CQ00277029 CQ00218828 CQ00287026 CQ00275720 CQ00257600 CQ00227355 CQ00257437 CQ00258413 CQ00292720 CQ00283828 CQ00274686 CQ00269842 CQ00164073 CQ00194651 Aspen Kbase 130 .Increase piperack height to a maximum of 75 LF error when creating new project: PROJECTS.Crashes when not able to select steel shape Icarus manual for pipe MOC is missing for A335g (Closed Incident #722994): RE: [722994] Commuting Tokens Dynamic Instrumentation scroll lists are not initialized properly when editing existing Instrumentation Installation Bulks Database chapter documentation problems Mapping Bookmark in the IPE User guide goes to wrong page Duplicate page in Icarus reference database chapter Mis-spelling on Electrical Class table note GUI Allows multiple workforces to be linked to a contractor Decision Analyzer Error Messages to Close Windows wrong created version in Project Properties General Instrumentation Spec.Issue Number CQ00257773 CQ00266884 CQ00206983 CQ00295114 Issue Description Pipe Truss Bridge .

Issue Number Issue Description selecting DELETE on an entire AREA Issue Resolution CQ00226980 hastalloy material pipe pricing coming out as $0 when selecting PF for pipe connection type Subheaders for traced or jacketed pipe in Kbase renaming area to one with same name causes problems problem with CAP fitting cost (going down significantly) when specifying SW pipe connection type for AG pipe cost discrepancies between some internal P&IDs and graphical P&IDs Undocumented API slot names required for Bulk Additions site development paving roads Paving Stones COA modifier field will not allow 0 for COAMOD. update Icarus Reference for the different type vacuum circuit breakers. and 3rd stage documentation needs to be changed so that COMDTY and COMCOD are updated/changed Personnel protection field will not accept 3 digits Fitting Specs file doesn’t work with Demolition RE: MH calculation logic for AG pipe and export to specs and then reimporting is resulting in different dollar costs ***** shown for area specs after changes removed Custom piping spec not selecting appropriate material Add Quick Start Guide--Import External PID data. Documentation on P&ID from page 31. vacuum circuit breakers 1st. 2nd. interconnect. fuzzy drawings and missing drawing CQ00230920 CQ00231616 CQ00237344 CQ00293494 CQ00275185 CQ00276767 CQ00276961 CQ00259160 CQ00265049 CQ00270129 CQ00259742 CQ00177959 CQ00206459 CQ00247472 CQ00257296 CQ00287976 CQ00242664 Aspen Kbase 131 . when on page 695 of ICREF it indicates that you can use a 0 for COAs 300-399. etc.

New Features and Enhancements There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006. Within Aspen Model Runner they can use all of the Aspen Custom Modeler features relevant to running a simulation. The contents of the simulation file are encrypted to prevent viewing or editing of the contents. Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006. Aspen Model Runner 132 . Aspen Model Runner also supports Aspen Dynamics simulations.Aspen Model Runner Product Description Aspen Model Runner is a new product in the 2006. The end user needs to install and license Aspen Model Runner. export your simulation from Aspen Custom Modeler as an Aspen Model Runner simulation. Aspen Model Runner provides control over changes to the model. which can be used to develop a customized user interface for your simulation.5. To use it. They can then open and run the simulation. It is also supported by Aspen Simulation Workbook. You then distribute the Aspen Model Runner file to the end user. but they cannot edit the simulation or view the content of the models.5 releases that enables you to distribute completed simulation models within your company and to your customers and collaborators.5. and protects the intellectual property within the model.

It can be used to identify capital saving opportunities in the overall process configuration.5. process conditions and fouling cases. where one or more exchanger streams are subject to natural circulation. Bottlenecks can be identified. It can also perform full thermosyphon modeling. It can be used standalone by the thermal specialist for exchanger design or as an integrated product with AspenTech's steady-state process simulation program. Aspen MUSE 133 . stainless steel or titanium. Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006. HYSYS®. Aspen MUSE™ provides engineers with the ability to rigorously model processes that use multi-stream plate-fin heat exchangers.Aspen MUSE Product Description Aspen MUSE™ performs detailed simulation of multi-stream plate-fin heat exchangers made from brazed aluminum. process improvements modeled for various process operating scenarios. such as LNG. Aspen MUSE™ can be used for both ‘first pass’ calculations and detailed layer-by-layer analysis to evaluate new uses. New Features and Enhancements There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006. When integrated with HYSYS. When used as a stand-alone program. revamps. ethylene. or air separation. as well as crossflow streams.5.

and Chemistry Generator products from OLI Systems Inc. Aspen OLI Interface 134 . within the Aspen Engineering Suite environment. The OLI property method provides accurate results for the thermodynamic and transport properties of aqueous mixtures and associated immiscible organic mixtures.0). New Features and Enhancements Release 2006. This manual provides instructions on how to use the combined features of the Aspen OLI Interface and the software you license separately from OLI Systems. Inc. Chemistry Wizard The Chemistry Wizard now supports saving and retrieving wizard case files (.Aspen OLI Interface Aspen OLI™ Interface is a layered product that lets you make full use of the OLI Engine. OLI Physical Property Databanks Release 2006. Aspen OLI Interface refers to the interface that enables you to use OLI products and capabilities within the Aspen Engineering Suite environment. Together with Aspen Plus®-based solids and electrolytes modeling technology. Enhancements to the Chemistry Wizard.5 includes the latest OLI physical property databanks and calculation Engine (Version 7. Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006.5 includes the following new features and enhancements: x x OLI physical property databanks and calculation engine. We refer to these combined products as Aspen OLI.cwa) so that existing Aspen OLI chemistry models created using Chemistry Wizard can be refined easily. Chemistry Wizard. Aspen OLI Interface provides the chemical process industries with comprehensive capability to model aqueous electrolyte systems over the complete concentration range. The Aspen OLI Interface enables process engineers to quickly and reliably perform process modeling and analysis of aqueous electrolyte systems.5. including most of the elements in the periodic table.

New Features and Enhancements There are no new features or enhancements for in Release 2006. Aspen OnLine can drive Aspen Plus. It was used in many real-time closedloop optimization (CLRTO) projects around the world. It is the enabling technology that provides the means for deploying rigorous process models in plant operations. removing the need for engineers to perform the laborious and repetitive task. It is also closely integrated with DMCPlus. Aspen OnLine 135 . ACM (Aspen Custom Modeler) and HYSYS models. Besides the CLRTO application. It is the platform for driving various model types in the AES suite of modeling tools. performance monitoring.Aspen OnLine Aspen OnLine™ allows automation of the transfer of validated plant data to rigorous process models. Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006.5. Aspen OnLine has also been used in inferential property calculation. Aspen OnLine provides all the essential capabilities for communicating with any running DMCPlus controllers.5. and open-loop optimization applications.

Import from Aspen Simulation Workbook Import variable definitions and I/O tag information from Aspen Simulation Workbook to quickly create or update an Aspen Online Deployment application.5 includes the following new features and enhancements: x x x x The ability to import from the Aspen Simulation Workbook. Delete unneeded variables with the delete key or a mouse click. Aspen Plus. New Features and Enhancements Release 2006. Aspen Online Deployment is compatible with HYSYS. Models are executed on a periodic schedule using conditioned on-line plant measurements.Aspen Online Deployment Aspen Online Deployment™ enables the use of models in plant operations for a wide range of real-time process monitoring. and Aspen Custom Modeler simulation cases. Model predictions are published to the historian to populate operator displays or tracked for trend analysis. and operator advisory applications. Aspen Online Deployment 136 . soft sensor. Improved Configuration Workflow x x x x Copy and paste variables from the simulation flowsheet into the Aspen Online Deployment application. Improved configuration workflow. Browse the simulation case or view the flowsheet with one mouse click. OPC support. Quickly update the simulation case for an application. Interactive Steady-State Detection Tuning.

you can save the new tuning into the application. you can browse OPC-DA servers to select IO tags for variables. only one online server can be installed and active on a computer system. Now. The historical data used by the Steady-State Detection Tuning view can be quickly retrieved from the plant historian or from the history of the online application.Interactive Steady-State Detection Tuning This new tool avoids the time-consuming trial-and-error process of tuning the steady-state detection parameters. Aspen Online Deployment 137 . on the desktop. Compatibility Notes The following lists and describes compatibility notes and issues for release 2006.5. Aspen Online Deployment Desktop 2006. During configuration.5: x x x Projects. The online server cannot be installed side-by-side with older versions. Applications. and Datasets created with older versions of the product are automatically upgraded when loaded into Aspen Online Deployment Desktop 2006. Once you are satisfied with your changes.5 can be installed side-by-side with older versions. This new capability compliments the Process Data and Cim-IO protocols already supported. OPC Support Aspen Online Deployment applications can access OPC-DA servers to read plant data and publish calculation results. The Steady-State Detection Tuning view identifies the steady regions on trend charts of historical data. You can experiment with changes to the tuning parameters and see the results in the updated trend charts within seconds. you can use historical data to interactively tune steady-state detection in just a few minutes.

This OOMF task language is an XMLbased language with which the user can write task specifications that can be loaded into the OOMF kernel to automatically carry out certain actions during the execution of a dynamic simulation. OOMF’s ability to support dynamic models was improved. OOMF is also available to internal AspenTech developers and services professionals as a DOS executable. Aspen RefSYS. It is embedded within several AspenTech products such as Aspen Plus. Products that embed OOMF also extend the capabilities of the equation based scripting language by providing application specific commands. When OOMF is embedded within a product. Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006. invoke a loop. if-then-else logic.5. Aspen PIMS. users of the product interact with OOMF via that product’s graphical user interface. These internal users interact with OOMF using the OOMF script language to create and manipulate simulation data. and for-do loops. Aspen Open Object Model Framework 138 .5 release. As part of this enhancement. create a snapshot. In the 2006. such as mathematical and string functions. The OOMF script language has many of the features of an advanced programming language. Improved support for structural optimization of a process flowsheet using discrete variables and mixed integer nonlinear programming. solution and investigation of large-scale numerical problems. a new task language was defined. a task can be used to assign a value to a variable. HYSYS Upstream. Aspen Advisor. New Features and Enhancements Release 2006. print a variable. ramp a variable.Aspen Open Object Model Framework Aspen Open Object Model Framework (OOMF) is an AspenTech corporate component that is used for the configuration. For instance. Aspen MBO and Aspen HYSYS. or perform other actions during the simulation run.5 includes the following enhancements: x x Improved support for simulation of dynamic models.

Aspen PIPE

Product Description
Aspen PIPE™ is a versatile tool aiding the design and performance checking of unbranched pipeline systems carrying single-phase or two-phase (single or multi-component) fluids. It allows you to optimize pipeline size for available pumping power/pressure drop. Aspen PIPE™ can handle large pressure changes where fluid properties vary, including choking flow with single and multiple chokes.

New Features
There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006.5.

Compatibility Notes
There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006.5.

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Aspen Plate+

Product Description
Aspen Plate+ is concerned with the thermal design of Plate Heat Exchangers. The program checks whether a heat exchanger of specified geometry achieves a specified duty, or specified stream outlet conditions. The result of this calculation is the ratio of the actual to the required surface area. The program provides one or more designs, based on a notional set of plates held within the program (Design), or on one specified plate (Design (given plate)), and one or more designs, based on a notional set of plates held within the program. Aspen Plate+ is completely integrated with the Aspen Plus process simulation software.

New Features and Enhancements
Release 2006.5 includes the following new features and enhancements: x x x x x Second compressed plate pitch. Input f & Cj factors for each stream. User-specified recap profiles. Pre-defined plots and user-saved plots. New Aspen Plus simulator option.

Second compressed plate pitch
Plate+ allows asymmetrical arrangement. You can specify a different plate pitch for each side. The different pitches are applied in the calculations of hydraulic diameter, heat transfer and hydraulics.

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Input f & Cj for each stream
Plate+ can handle user input f & Cj factors for each stream. You can provide up to 16 points. You can decide the calculation method for each side when the geometry arrangement is asymmetrical, that is, one side can use Plate+ default method and the other side use user-specified f or Cj or both. Remember, the two sides are using the same methods for all calculations when the geometry arrangement is symmetrical.

User-Specified Recap Profiles
Plate+ now allows you to establish a number of different Recap Lists of variables under user-specified Profile names. The Recap feature allows you to easily compare results from different runs side-by-side. You always had the capability to customize this list for a given run. However, you can now save your customized list of variables under a Recap Profile Name and use it with any subsequent application runs. As a result, you can save time by not having to customize a list for every run.

Pre-defined Plots and User-Saved Plots
Plate+ always allowed you to plot specific data from the detailed calculation tables using the plot wizard supplied with the program. However, each application run required that you redefine the plots you wanted to see. Aspen Plate+ now has a large number of pre-defined plots which you can select from to see plotted data. In addition, you can also define a custom plot and save it as a default plot for the program. This makes it available for all subsequent application runs.

Aspen Plus Simulator option to Transfer Plate+ Calculated UA to End Point Model in Aspen Plus
The Aspen Plus simulator interface now includes a button that you can use to transfer the calculated UA from the Plate+ engine to constant UA input and set the Heat Exchanger Model to End Point.

Compatibility Notes
There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006.5.

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What’s Fixed
The following provides information about issues fixed in release 2006.5.

We need to provide information about the resolution. I made a pass at one – highlighted in yellow. If we don’t provide details, at minimum I’m going to add a minimum comment that the issue was fixed.

Issue Number CQ00260658

Issue Description Molecular wt of streams was not being transferred correctly Aspen Properties property method specified for the hot side was being used for the cold side if no cold side method was specified. If not specified the method used should be Ideal. The Aspen Plus to HTFS+ interface was not passing through the liquid mass fraction of the 2nd liquid phase when 2 liquid phases were present in the stream.

Issue Resolution Molecular wt of streams now being transferred from calculation engine back to the user interface correctly.

CQ00266594

CQ00256689

CQ00250108 CQ00251838 Non-standard message box was used for security messages. HTFS+ UI was not handling EDR file templates (EDT) filetypes correctly. They would not show up as available templates in the selection list when you browsed to find them.

Correct surface area printed value on diagram so it matches that on the other results. Removed non-standard msgbox for security messages.

CQ00255593

CQ00258176

Applied fix to allow Plate+ diagrams to be dragged to Excel template

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and can be selected either for the whole flowsheet (Setup | Simulation Options form) or for any unit operation block (in the block's Block Options form). Aspen Plus with the Aspen Plus Optimizer and Aspen OnLine modules provides the framework to make optimization (including closed loop real-time optimization) a natural extension to simulation. and refining. Workflow and documentation improvements. Equation-oriented formulations were added for the SSplit and ClChng models.5 includes the following new engineering features and enhancements: x New BatchSep unit operation model allows you to use Aspen BatchSep to simulate batch separation processes from within an Aspen Plus simulation. Aspen Plus 2006. Aspen Plus contains a comprehensive library of unit operation models and allows you to easily plug in proprietary custom models. petrochemical.5 is a mixed simulation and optimization environment supporting both sequential modular and equation-oriented solution techniques for process flowsheets. You may wish to use this algorithm when the default inside-out one has difficulty converging 3-phase systems or electrolyte systems with salts and large vapor fractions. process control. New Gibbs flash algorithm allows three-phase true-species electrolytes calculations. Equation-oriented models now support conventional solid (CISOLID) substreams without particle size distributions. In addition. Aspen Plus provides full Windows® interoperability to facilitate the process and design engineer’s work processes. The new Gibbs flash algorithm is especially useful for solving phase equilibrium for polymer/solvent systems.Aspen Plus Aspen Plus® is the AspenTech state-of-the-art steady-state simulation system that can be used for modeling a variety of industrial processes including chemical. x x Aspen Plus 143 .5 includes new and enhanced features in the following areas: x x x Engineering enhancements. Engineering Enhancements Aspen Plus 2006. This algorithm is also available for non-electrolyte flashes. and decision making. making it easier to design specialty chemical processes which include many unit operations in addition to the batch column. New Features and Enhancements Aspen Plus 2006. Physical property enhancements.

You can solve for vapor-phase chemical equilibria for non-electrolyte systems in any block which is defined as vaporonly using the same chemistry. see Using MINLP to Optimize Flowsheet Structure under EO Reference Guide in the online help. When reinitializing specific streams. Workflow and Documentation Improvements Aspen Plus 2006. Equation-oriented models now support conventional solid (CISOLID) substreams without particle size distributions. blocks. Since these parameters were saved in simulations from past versions in the same way as user-entered parameters. you can also specify a temperature approach for any reaction in the chemistry. or convergence blocks. In addition. Blocks with errors or warnings are now indicated with icons on the flowsheet. you now have the option to keep all digits calculated by Aspen Plus rather than using the default rounding. You can solve for vapor-phase chemical equilibria for non-electrolyte systems in any block which is defined as vaporonly using the same chemistry. x x x x x x x x The new BatchSep unit operation model allows you to use Aspen BatchSep to simulate batch separation processes from within an Aspen Plus simulation. New pressure drop correlations and new packing types are available for rating and sizing calculations in columns. you can now select multiple streams or blocks to initialize at once. This allows you to perform structural optimization of the flowsheet using a superstructure model which includes within it all possible flowsheet topologies. Equation-oriented formulations were added for the SSplit and ClChng models. New simulation option allows you to track trace amounts of components by specifying the minimum component fractions and component and stream flows. In addition. For more information including examples. but after using this update tool. x x Aspen Plus 144 . When you generate estimates for a distillation column. Stichlmair constants and packing factors for many packing types have been updated from recent literature. Chemistry flash now supports vapor-only reactions. it is possible to distinguish them and automatically update if you choose to do so.5 contains the following improvements to workflow and usability: x x x Improved flowsheet usability with Break Stream. Sensitivity blocks are no longer limited to 5 manipulated variables. the old parameters are not updated automatically. New pressure drop correlations and new packing types are available for rating and sizing calculations in columns. Click the Update Parameters button on the Specifications sheet in each Pack-Rating or Pack-Sizing section to compare current databank values with ones currently used in your simulation and interactively update them. New equation-oriented solver XSLP (eXtended Successive Linear Programming) allows you to solve MILP (Mixed Integer Linear Programming) and MINLP (Mixed Integer NonLinear Programming) problems. you can also specify a temperature approach for any reaction in the chemistry. Splice Streams. and Insert Block commands accessible by right-clicking streams in the Process Flowsheet window. Stichlmair constants and packing factors for many packing types have been updated from recent literature. The new Stage Wizard allows you to quickly change the number of stages in RadFrac and the main column of PetroFrac more easily when changing the total number of stages.x Chemistry flash now supports vapor-only reactions.

The ternary diagram feature is available in Properties | Analysis and Tools | Analysis | Property | Ternary. Experimental data can also be used in Aspen Plus Data Regression System if you so choose. bioethanol from corn. x x x Database and Databank Enhancements x Due to more stringent security requirements on SQL Server Express. New Copolymer PC-SAFT model which handles copolymers and the association term. it is applicable to hydrocarbon and other chemically non-ideal systems. the phase spec can be solid. CAPE-OPEN property packages generated by Aspen Plus now support property calculations with phase=solid. Although the model was developed primarily for polymers application. More troubleshooting cases added to troubleshooting help.x x x Long filenames for custom stream TFF files are now displayed fully when selecting them in Aspen Plus. This model is based on the work of the PC-SAFT consortium. This model is available in Aspen Plus without the need for an Aspen Polymers Plus license. such as systems containing water and alcohols.5 has the following new features and enhancements related to physical properties: New Capabilities x You can now run the NIST Thermo Data Engine (TDE) from within Aspen Plus to estimate properties for any component with a CAS number or molecular structure.5 contains the following improvements to documentation: x x x x Physical Property Enhancements Aspen Plus 2006. You can now control the dew point check in Compr with options on the Setup | Calculation Options sheet. CO2 capture with MEA. Equation-oriented reference now includes descriptions of all variables for most EO models. Generation of ternary diagrams under liquid-liquid and vapor-liquid-liquid equilibrium conditions. The evaluated results can be used directly in your simulation. Glossary added to online help. This means that in the calcprop interface call.000 pure components and a wide range of estimation methods. all the application examples are now listed in online help. Also. and CO2 capture with MDEA. and you can obtain properties such as solid molar volume or solid enthalpy from the package. but was extended by AspenTech to handle copolymers in a general manner. bioethanol from corn stover. You can choose to have the Custom Stream Summary displayed when you double-click a stream on the flowsheet using a new option in the Tools | Options | Results View dialog box. New application examples have been added for biodiesel. the login name and password for the database server that is installed by Aspen Plus was changed. Please Aspen Plus 145 . Aspen Plus 2006. The NIST Thermo Data Engine is a major new capability that provides you with access to evaluated experimental data for over 17. Equilibrium tie-lines and azeotropic points can be generated.

Electrolyte Enhancements x New Amines property packages for MEA and MDEA with H2S and CO2 have been developed and delivered as application examples. This option can be specified in the Require Engine to load parameters from databanks for electrolyte methods field on the Setup | Simulation Options | Calculations form. and data. These examples include the relevant components. This option can be specified in the Unsymmetric activity coefficient basis field on the Setup | Simulation Options | Reactions form. New routes and methods for calculating liquid mixture molar enthalpy. New simulation option allows you to specify whether or not built-in electrolyte parameters are automatically retrieved from the databanks and used in the simulation. In previous releases. this option allows electrolyte Chemistry to be computed consistently. SLMXELC2. and GLMXELC2. New option code for electrolyte liquid molar volume model to allow the use of quadratic mixing rules to compute molar volume of solvents. Note that the login name and password are case sensitive. The applicability of the property packages is demonstrated by modeling CO2 capture process using RateSep. respectively). these parameters were automatically used. The selected basis affects the calculation of equilibrium constants. (route ids = HLMXELC2. New option code for electrolyte liquid viscosity and surface tension models to allow property handling of Henry components in multiple solvents. entropy and Gibbs energy of electrolyte systems that are consistent with non-electrolyte NRTL-based methods when there are no electrolyte species (ions and salts) present in the mixture . x x x x x x Solubility Modeling Enhancements x Option codes to disable Flory-Huggins term in NRTL-SAC (patent pending) and ENRTLSAC models Aspen Plus 146 . UNIQUAC parameters for Ethylene diamine (C2H8N2) with water. New simulation option allows you to specify the basis for the infinite dilution activity coefficient in the calculation of the unsymmetrical activity coefficient for solutes in the electrolyte system (infinite dilution of the solute in pure water or in the given mixedsolvent mixture). Henry’s constants for NO and water in the Binary databank. electrolyte reaction and chemistry. New option codes for existing electrolyte NRTL enthalpy and Gibbs energy models allow proper handling of Henry components and multiple solvents in these models. property methods. Both equilibrium and kinetics reactions are considered. Since equilibrium constants are generally obtained with infinite dilution of the solute in pure water as the basis. which may be undesirable in instances. SRK parameters for n-pentane and iso-pentane to avoid formation of false azeotrope. These routes are available.use login name = aped065 and password = Aprop100. but are not used in the electrolyte NRTL property method by default because of potential upward compatibility issues. Built-in binary parameters for the following systems have been fixed: o o o o NRTL and UNIQUAC parameters for C4 and C5 normal alcohols (C4H10O-1 and C5H12O-1) to avoid formation of false azeotrope. x x Aspen Properties Enterprise Database now includes reaction databanks for electrolyte chemistry and security options for limited sharing of custom databanks. The last three (3) characters of each are digits.

In most cases.5 and earlier versions are: x Physical properties. New routes for liquid molar enthalpy for activity-coefficient based property methods. entropy. such as polymer NRTL. In previous versions. or to improve ease-of-use. that ensures that pure and mixture enthalpies are consistent with each other. this enhancement is critical in improving the reliability of this algorithm.5. Aspen Tech makes every effort to avoid making changes that result in incompatibilities with previous versions. New method for true-to-apparent component conversion of polymer properties when an EOS model is used. The most important areas where you might encounter differences between Aspen Plus 2006. Polymers Enhancements x New copolymer PC-SAFT model with association – ideal for simulating mixtures of polymers and polar or non-polar solvents over a wide range of temperatures and pressures. such as NRTL. when the mixture does not contain any polymer components.(biological) Oxygen demand Henry's constant of a component in a mixture User Model Enhancements x x New user models for binary liquid and vapor diffusion coefficients (model name = DL0USR and DV0USR.x x Hansen solubility parameter model was added. to implement new features. previous Aspen Plus input files and backup files are completely compatible with Aspen Plus 2006. New user equation of state model that supports calculations of temperature. pressure and composition derivatives . respectively). Prop-Set Properties The following new properties were added: x x x x x Mass-based enthalpy. The changes discussed in this section were necessary to correct problems. Since Gibbs free energy is the key property in RGIBBS and 4 phase flash algorithm. The new method insures that all properties calculated by the conversion satisfy the general thermodynamics relationship among the properties. These routes also ensure consistency with non-polymers property methods.and Biochemical.5 and Aspen Plus 2006. Sigma profiles for the COSMO-SAC model for a large number of components have been added to the PURE20 databank. (model name = ESUSR2). the method used for true-to-apparent conversion leads to the wrong results for mixture Gibbs free energy and entropy. x x Compatibility Notes This section describes the differences that you might encounter between Aspen Plus 2006. Aspen Plus 147 . and density Volume-based enthalpy Sum of mass and mole flow Chemical.

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Aspen properties enterprise database. Compr. RGibbs. Rating and sizing packed columns.

Physical Properties
The Redlich-Kister model was calculating activity coefficients incorrectly for systems with 3 or more components. The calculation was corrected in version 2006.5. The parameter GMUQQ and interaction parameters for the UNIQUAC model for ethylene diamine were incorrect in the pure and binary databanks. These parameters have been fixed.

Aspen Properties Enterprise Database
If Aspen Plus 2006 is installed after Aspen Plus 2006.5 on a computer which did not previously have any form of SQL Server installed, APED does not work correctly for Aspen Plus 2006. This happens because the SQL Express installed by Aspen Plus 2006.5 has new security mechanisms which prevent the Aspen Plus 2006 installation from creating user/password aped/aped. To fix this, open the SQL Express Management Studio and create user aped and give it proper permissions, then re-register the AP06 and NIST06 databases in the Aspen Properties Enterprise Database Manager for Aspen Plus 2006.

Compr
The default method for computing the heat capacity ratio (Cp/Cv) in the Compr results changed to a rigorous method which uses the same method as the Prop-Set for Cv. This causes most problems to show a slightly different value for Cp/Cv and some problems to have different results. You can specify the Approximate method for Inlet Heat Capacity Ratio on the Compr | Setup | Calculation Options sheet to use the method from past versions.

RGibbs
Some .BKP files originating from versions of Aspen Plus before version 10 may have an inconsistency which causes a temperature approach specification in RGibbs not to be obeyed when the problem is solved. This issue does not affect new simulations created with Aspen Plus version 10 or later, and is fixed for all files in Aspen Plus 2006.5.

Rating and Sizing Packed Columns
Many packing parameters were updated from recent literature. This may cause differences in results for packings from Koch-Glitsch, Sulzer, and generic packings. In addition, the pressure drop method is handled differently. In 2006 and earlier versions, it was possible to specify a pressure drop method for a vendor other than Generic, but that method was not used; the vendor method was always used. Now, for vendors other than Sulzer and Raschig, any pressure drop method can be specified and that method is used. This may cause differences in simulations which had a pressure drop method specified and

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vendor other than Generic in past versions. To restore the old behavior, remove the specification of pressure drop method. None of this applies to pressure drop method User, which is allowed and used for all vendors in all versions. There are three options for packing database in Aspen Plus 2006.5, V2006, V2006.5, and LATEST. LATEST is identical to 2006.5 in this version, but specifying it will allow you to automatically update to newer parameters. To make the pressure drop and holdup calculations as much like Aspen Plus 2006 as possible, choose the V2006 database. These specific changes occur only when you use the LATEST or V2006.5 database: x x x Some new Stichlmair constants were added. This may cause some holdup results to be different. A packing parameter for Raschig metal sheet-pack 350Y changed. This may cause pressure drop results to be different. The surface area and void fraction for Sulzer plastic BX changed, but the pressure drop and holdup calculation results will be the same because the Sulzer correlation uses its built-in parameters. You will only notice the different packing parameters in the report file. The void fraction for FLEXI2 packing (only accessible in .inp files) is changed in V2006 and V2006.5, and the holdup results may be different. If you do not specify the vendor for Sulzer packing types, with either database, the holdup calculation results may be different. Some new Stichlmair parameters were added. If Stichlmair is specified as the pressure drop method, some pressure drop results may be different. When a vendor correlation is used, the correlation name that appears in the report file was VENDOR in version 2006. In version 2006.5 the specific vendor such as NORTON or SULZER will appear. For packing material, STEEL is replaced with METAL and POLYPROP is replaced with PLASTIC, for consistency among different packing types. If the vendor was TEC, PERRY, or TSAI, it will be replaced with GENERIC.

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In past versions, parameters retrieved from the packing database were stored with the simulation in the same way as user-entered parameters. New packing specifications in version 2006.5 will only save user-entered parameters with the simulation to make automatic updates possible. To compare or update packing parameters in older simulations, click the Update Parameters button on the Specifications sheet in each Pack-Rating or Pack-Sizing section.

What’s Fixed
The following issues were fixed in release 2006.5.
Issue number CQ00229530 CQ00268193

Issue Description No information in Completion Status dialog when working with the Parameters/UNIFAC Group sheet. Forms for OLI models fail to load.

Issue Resolution Add additional check to avoid this problem. Forms for special UOS blocks (flash and column)

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Issue Resolution in the OLI model library (of the Aspen OLI interface) failed to load.

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Aspen Properties with Analysis crashes when run again after re-init. Aspen Plus 2006 Enterprise Database - some binary databanks missing in the GUI when database was created from legacy DFMS input. Built-in binary parameters for n-C4OH/n-C5OH for NRTL and UNIQUAC models predict false azeotrope. Missing MUP: severe error or warning in viscosity calcs. Wrong specifications possible on Properties Estimation Pure Component sheet. Physical prop error in Aspen Plus. Trying to run workshop example but get error due to cost data. Poor Binary Parameters for EthyleneDiamine/Water for the UNIQUAC model Online help prompt for Free Water Option 5 is incorrect. Incorrect prompt for INITIATO databank in Components | Specifications | Databanks form. When Properties Estimation is set to No, incomplete input form is not ignored. Option code 4 for PR-BM property method does not work for volume translation. Cannot search for components by CAS number when the enterprise databases are enabled Activity coefficient calculation incorrect Redlich-Kister model. User specified solid heat capacity coefficients for the IKCAPE submodel, but Aspen Plus still issues an error that parameter CPSPO1 is missing. Fortran routine gives severe errors in 2006.

Fixed the crash problem. Fixed the legacy file conversion utility so that binary databanks and parameters appear in the Aspen Plus GUI. Determined a new set of binary parameters for these models that do not predict false azeotrope. Lower severity level from Severe to Warning when dipole moment is missing for Lucas Viscosity model (vapor). The estimation method field is dimmed, until the component ID is selected. Entering real values as integers with more than 10 digits performs correctly. Tools | Analysis works when there are custom units defined in the simulation. This used to not work properly. Determine a new set of UNIQUAC binary parameters Fix the prompt to: K-value of water calculated from water-solubility correlation with correction for unsaturated system and vapor fugacity of water by free water phase property method. Provide correct prompt: Polymers Plus Initiator Data Bank. Ignore incomplete specification on the Estimation forms when Properties Estimation is set to No. Fixed the model so that volume translation works correctly. Enabled search by CAS registry number Fix the mixing rules implementation for this model. Fix error checking for this parameter to avoid the erroneous error message. Fixed data overwrite problem when user KVL routine modifies the input vapor mole fraction, y.

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Issue Description Add Input After for ternary parameters. Add new EOS models by usersupplying properties with derivatives (dT, dP, dN and dX). Unifac group count information for triolein is incorrect - incorrect OH group number was used. New routes for liquid enthalpy departure in Polymers Plus. Implement Copolymer PC-SAFT model. Fortran errors when regressing GMUFR, if initial estimate is not provided CAPE-OPEN Property Package supports "internalenergy", which is not in the Thermo 1.1 standards. CAPE-OPEN Vapor Pressure calculation call requires pressure specification, which is incorrect according to Thermo 1.0 standards. Fortran errors in prop-set calculations for properties of solids (CISOLID substream).

Issue Resolution Documented parameters for entering coefficients for Pitzer electrolyte model's ternary parameter PSI. New user equation of state model that supports derivatives of properties including dT, dP, dN and dX. The new user model name. Fix the Unifac group count information for triolein in the databank for UFGRP and UFGRPD New routes for liquid enthalpy departure for Polymers Plus that are consistent with nonpolymer property methods when used with nonpolymer components. New PC-SAFT equation of state that can handle homo and co-polymers. The model includes the association effect. Added check to prevent fortran errors. Remove "internalEnergy". Add "energy", which is in the Thermo 1.0 standards. Removed the need for pressure specification. Only temperature is required.

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Issue number CQ00255298 Issue Description The regression information for binary parameters from Enterprise Database is misleading. Issue Resolution Fixed the information such that the correct component is displayed for the mole fraction range information. RE: Problems with Henry's Law Model in Aspen Plus. resulting in false azeotrope. Improve error message when Henry's constants are missing for a solute with all solvents. respectively. Incorrect kij parameter of SRK model for n-pentane/i-pentane. Set kij = 0 for this pair of components. Functional Group Definitions for Ruzicka Method. Clarified notation in help for Ruzicka method functional groups. CQ00257919 CQ00267937 CQ00283809 CQ00260653 CQ00265170 Add alternate names for these components: SO2 and SO3. Problems with the COSTALD liquid molar volume model: incorrect checking for saturation pressure and mixing rules for water. Aspen Plus 152 . Fixed these problems. Difficult to identify SO2 and SO3 because their aliases are O2S and O3S.

Aspen Polymers Plus includes databases. and reaction kinetics models required to simulate polymerization reactors and processing plants. Aspen Polymers Plus is fully compatible with Aspen Plus. New Features and Enhancements Aspen Polymers Plus 2006. Solubility modeling improvements. Note: Aspen Polymers Plus is a layered product which extends the functionality of Aspen Plus and Aspen Dynamics. Polymer property enhancements. Aspen Polymers Plus 153 . it is applicable to hydrocarbon and other chemically non-ideal systems. Refer to the Aspen Plus and Aspen Dynamics sections for additional improvements that are not specific to the Aspen Polymers Plus layered product. extending the features of the base simulator to characterize polymers and oligomers. property methods and models. New Copolymer PC-SAFT Model x New Copolymer PC-SAFT model which handles copolymers and the association term. such as systems containing water and alcohols. but was extended by AspenTech to handle copolymers in a general manner. Although the model was developed primarily for polymers application. This model is based on the work of the PC-SAFT consortium.Aspen Polymers Plus Product Description Aspen Polymers Plus is AspenTech’s tool for simulating polymer processes. Solubility Modeling Enhancements x x Option codes to disable Flory-Huggins term in NRTL-SAC (patent pending) and ENRTLSAC models Sigma profiles for the COSMO-SAC model for a large number of components have been added to the PURE20 databank.5 includes new features in the following areas: x x x New Copolymer PC-SAFT model.

Issue Resolution New routes for liquid enthalpy departure for Polymers Plus that are consistent with non-polymer property methods when used with non-polymer components. that ensures that pure and mixture enthalpies are consistent with each other.5. x Compatibility Notes See the Aspen Plus and Aspen Dynamics compatibility notes for a full list of the issues which can affect Aspen Polymers Plus simulations. What’s Fixed The following issues were fixed in release 2006. The model includes the association effect. Incorrect prompt for INITIATO databank in Components | Specifications | Databanks form. These routes also ensure consistency with non-polymers property methods. Issue number Issue Description New routes for liquid enthalpy departure in Polymers Plus. non-polymerspecific defects which may affect Polymers Plus. In previous versions. Aspen Polymers Plus 154 . The new method insures that all properties calculated by the conversion satisfy the general thermodynamics relationship among the properties. when the mixture does not contain any polymer components. CQ00226898 CQ00262381 CQ00256680 Note: See the section for defects fixed in Aspen Plus for a list of additional. New PC-SAFT equation of state that can handle homo and co-polymers. New routes for liquid molar enthalpy for activity-coefficient based property methods. Implement Copolymer PC-SAFT model. the method used for true-to-apparent conversion leads to the wrong results for mixture Gibbs free energy and entropy. such as NRTL. Provide correct prompt: Polymers Plus Initiator Data Bank. Since Gibbs free energy is the key property in RGIBBS and 4 phase flash algorithm.Polymer Property Enhancements x New method for true-to-apparent component conversion of polymer properties when an EOS model is used. this enhancement is critical in improving the reliability of these algorithms. such as polymer NRTL. There are no issues specific to Aspen Polymers Plus features.

Aspen Process Manual Process Manual is an Intranet knowledge management tool for the process industries. you are no longer need to install a database server or a Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS). Compatibility Notes The following lists and describes compatibility notes and issues for release 2006. and as a result. The installation program now automatically creates the following web site link: http://server/AspenTech/ProMan Note: This is different from previous releases (there is an additional AspenTech).5 includes the following enhancements to simplify installation and operation. x The administration program was removed. x x x The database was removed. Release 2006. New Features and Enhancements Release 2006. you no longer need to run an authentication service. Licensing was revised. as a result. this release no longer supports notes and contacts against sections.5 does not support Named licenses.5: x x Because the database was removed. engineering contracting or equipment supply companies to access valuable chemical engineering knowledge from their desk. and to address the most common support issues. and administration features are now accessed through a browser using a separate URL. Process Manual enables chemists and chemical engineers in either plant operation. A link to this URL is installed in the Start menu. Aspen Process Manual 155 .

You can use Aspen Properties to estimate a wide range of properties from molecular structure. Generation of ternary diagrams under liquid-liquid and vapor-liquid-liquid equilibrium conditions.5 includes New Features in the following areas: x x x x x x x New Capabilities Database and Databank Enhancements Database and Databank Enhancements Solubility Modeling Enhancements Prop-Set Properties User Model Enhancements Polymers Enhancements New Capabilities x You can now run the NIST Thermo Data Engine (TDE) from within Aspen Properties to estimate properties for any component with a CAS number or molecular structure. Aspen Dynamics. New Copolymer PC-SAFT model which handles copolymers and the association term. regress parameters from laboratory data. The NIST Thermo Data Engine is a major new capability that now provides you with access to evaluated experimental data for over 17. and analyze the behavior of chemical and petroleum systems.000 pure components and a wide range of estimation methods. and Aspen RefSYS. Aspen Custom Modeler. The ternary diagram feature is available in Properties | Analysis and Tools | Analysis | Property Ternary. Experimental data can also be used in Aspen Properties Data Regression System if you so choose. but was extended by AspenTech to handle copolymers in a general manner.Aspen Properties Aspen Properties is AspenTech's physical property calculation and analysis tool. Equilibrium tie-lines and azeotropic points can be generated. New Features and Enhancements Aspen Properties 2006. and Aspen HTFS+. This model is available in Aspen x x Aspen Properties 156 . The evaluated results can be used directly in your simulation. Batch Plus also uses Aspen Properties to model non-ideal solutions for vapor emissions calculations. You can use Aspen Properties to prepare a complete property package to represent an industrial process for use with Aspen Plus. This model is based on the work of the PC-SAFT consortium.

SLMXELC2. x x x x Aspen Properties 157 . and GLMXELC2. Note that the login name and password are case sensitive. but are not used in the electrolyte NRTL property method by default because of potential upward compatibility issues. New simulation option allows you to specify the basis for the infinite dilution activity coefficient in the calculation of the unsymmetrical activity coefficient for solutes in the electrolyte system (infinite dilution of the solute in pure water or in the given mixedsolvent mixture). the login name and password for the database server that is installed by Aspen Plus was changed. such as systems containing water and alcohols. x CAPE-OPEN property packages generated by Aspen Plus and Aspen Properties now support property calculations with phase=solid. it is applicable to hydrocarbon and other chemically non-ideal systems. Aspen Properties Enterprise Database now includes reaction databanks for electrolyte chemistry and security options for limited sharing of custom databanks. entropy and Gibbs energy of electrolyte systems that are consistent with non-electrolyte NRTL-based methods when there are no electrolyte species (ions and salts) present in the mixture . UNIQUAC parameters for Ethylene diamine (C2H8N2) with water. Built-in binary parameters for the following systems have been fixed: o o o o x x NRTL and UNIQUAC parameters for C4 and C5 normal alcohols (C4H10O-1 and C5H12O-1) to avoid formation of false azeotrope. Electrolyte Enhancements x New routes and methods for calculating liquid mixture molar enthalpy. and you can obtain properties such as solid molar volume or solid enthalpy from the package. SRK parameters for n-pentane and iso-pentane to avoid formation of false azeotrope Henry’s constants for NO and water in the Binary databank Solubility Modeling Enhancements x x x Option codes to disable Flory-Huggins term in NRTL-SAC (patent pending) and ENRTLSAC models Hansen solubility parameter model was added Sigma profiles for the COSMO-SAC model for a large number of components have been added to the PURE20 databank. The selected basis affects the calculation of equilibrium constants.Properties without the need for an Aspen Polymers Plus license. the phase spec can be solid. Please use login name = aped065 and password = Aprop100. (route ids = HLMXELC2. These routes are available. New option codes for existing electrolyte NRTL enthalpy and Gibbs energy models allow proper handling of Henry components and multiple solvents in these models. The last three (3) characters of each are digits. This means that in the calcprop interface call. New option code for electrolyte liquid molar volume model to allow the use of quadratic mixing rules to compute molar volume of solvents. Although the model was developed primarily for polymers application. Database and Databank Enhancements x Due to more stringent security requirements on SQL Server Express. New option codes for existing electrolyte liquid viscosity and surface tension models to allow property handling of Henry components in multiple solvents. respectively).

this enhancement is critical in improving the reliability of this algorithm. these parameters were automatically used. In previous releases. The new method insures that all properties calculated by the conversion satisfy the general thermodynamics relationship among the properties. Since Gibbs free energy is the key property in RGIBBS algorithm. This option can be specified in the Require Engine to load parameters from databanks for electrolyte methods field on the Setup | Simulation Options | Calculations form. the method used for true-to-apparent conversion leads to the wrong results for mixture Gibbs free energy and entropy. that ensures that pure and mixture enthalpies are consistent with each other. this option allows electrolyte Chemistry to be computed consistently. entropy. New method for true-to-apparent component conversion of polymer properties when an EOS model is used. x x Aspen Properties 158 . This option can be specified in the Unsymmetric activity coefficient basis field on the Setup | Simulation Options | Reactions form. Pro-Set Properties The following new properties have been added: x x x x x Mass-based enthalpy. New routes for liquid molar enthalpy for activity-coefficient based property methods.Since equilibrium constants are generally obtained with infinite dilution of the solute in pure water as the basis.and Biochemical. These routes also ensure consistency with non-polymers property methods. These new routes are used automatically. New user equation of state model that supports calculations of temperature. pressure and composition derivatives (model name = ESUSR2). and density Volume-based enthalpy Sum of mass and mole flow Chemical. Polymers Enhancements x New copolymer PC-SAFT model with association – ideal for simulating mixtures of polymers and polar or non-polar solvents over a wide range of temperatures and pressures. when the mixture does not contain any polymer components. In previous versions. x New simulation option allows you to specify whether or not built-in electrolyte parameters are automatically retrieved from the databanks and used in the simulation. respectively). such as polymer NRTL.(biological) Oxygen demand Henry's constant of a component in a mixture User Model Enhancements x x New user models for binary liquid and vapor diffusion coefficients coefficients (model name = DL0USR and DV0USR. such as NRTL. which may be undesirable in instances.

5 has new security mechanisms which prevent the Aspen Properties 2006 installation from creating user/password aped/aped. APED does not work correctly for Aspen Properties 2006. These parameters have been fixed. In most cases. then re-register the AP06 and NIST06 databases in the Aspen Properties Enterprise Database Manager for Aspen Properties 2006. Aspen Properties Enterprise Database If Aspen Properties 2006 is installed after Aspen Properties 2006. previous Aspen Properties input files and backup files are completely compatible with Aspen Properties 2006. The calculation was corrected in version 2006. The most important areas where you might encounter differences between Aspen Properties 2006.5 on a computer which did not previously have any form of SQL Server installed. AspenTech makes every effort to avoid making changes that result in incompatibilities with previous versions.5 and earlier versions are: Physical Properties The Redlich-Kister model was calculating activity coefficients incorrectly for systems with 3 or more components. The parameter GMUQQ and interaction parameters for the UNIQUAC model for ethylene diamine were incorrect in the pure and binary databanks.5. This happens because the SQL Express installed by Aspen Properties 2006. or to improve ease-of-use. The changes discussed in this section were necessary to correct problems.5 and Aspen Properties 2006. open the SQL Express Management Studio and create user aped and give it proper permissions. Aspen Properties 159 .Compatibility Notes This section describes the differences that you might encounter between Aspen Properties 2006. to implement new features. To fix this.5.

Provide correct prompt: Polymers Plus Initiator Data Bank. Tools | Analysis works when there are custom units defined in the simulation. Online help prompt for Free Water Option 5 is incorrect. Poor Binary Parameters for Ethylene-Diamine/Water for the UNIQUAC model.some binary databanks missing in the GUI when database was created from legacy DFMS inpu. Issue Resolution Add additional check to avoid this problem. until the component ID is selected. Fix the prompt to: K-value of water calculated from water-solubility correlation with correction for unsaturated system and vapor fugacity of water by free water phase property method. Wrong specifications possible on Properties Estimation Pure Component sheet. Entering real values as integers with more than 10 digits performs correctly. Ignore incomplete specification on the Estimation forms when Properties Estimation is set to No. incomplete input form is not ignored. Issue number Issue Description No information in Completion Status dialog when working with the Parameters/UNIFAC Group sheet. Missing MUP: severe error or warning in viscosity calcs. CQ00229530 Fixed the crash problem. CQ00205988 CQ00224203 CQ00247651 CQ00253294 CQ00256267 CQ00256680 CQ00258064 Aspen Properties 160 . Aspen Properties with Analysis crashes when run again after re-init. The estimation method field is dimmed. Physical prop error in Aspen Plus. When Properties Estimation is set to No. Determine a new set of UNIQUAC binary parameters. CQ00129336 Lower severity level from Severe to Warning when dipole moment is missing for Lucas Viscosity model (vapor).What’s Fixed The following issues were fixed in release 2006. Aspen Plus 2006 Enterprise Database . CQ00248480 CQ00296368 Fixed the legacy file conversion utility so that binary databanks and parameters appear in the Aspen Plus GUI. CQ00039465 Determined a new set of binary parameters for these models that do not predict false azeotrope. Trying to run workshop example but get error due to cost data!. Incorrect prompt for INITIATO databank in Components | Specifications | Databanks form. This used to not work properly.t Built-in binary parameters for n-C4OH/n-C5OH for NRTL and UNIQUAC models predict false azeotrope.5.

Issue number CQ00258504 Issue Description Option code 4 for PR-BM property method does not work for volume translation. Issue Resolution Fixed the model so that volume translation works correctly. Aspen Properties 161 .

Activity coefficient calculation incorrect RedlichKister model. New user equation of state model that supports derivatives of properties including dT. dP. Documented parameters for entering coefficients for Pitzer electrolyte model's ternary parameter PSI. CQ00283495 CQ00256507 CQ00271845 CQ00226898 CQ00262381 CQ00194558 CQ00202670 Remove "internalEnergy". Fortran routine gives severe errors in 2006. dN and dX). which is incorrect according to Thermo 1. Only temperature is required. The new user model name. Fix the Unifac group count information for triolein in the databank for UFGRP and UFGRPD. Add new EOS models by user-supplying properties with derivatives (dT. Implement Copolymer PCSAFT model. CQ00226900 Removed the need for pressure specification. Unifac group count information for triolein is incorrect . CQ00268773 Fix the mixing rules implementation for this model.0 standards. The model includes the association effect. New PC-SAFT equation of state that can handle homo and co-polymers. Aspen Properties 162 . Fortran errors when regressing GMUFR.0 standards. y. New routes for liquid enthalpy departure in Polymers Plus. User specified solid heat capacity coefficients for the IKCAPE submodel.incorrect OH group number was used. CAPE-OPEN Vapor Pressure calculation call requires pressure specification. CQ00229297 Fixed the fortran errors. which is not in the Thermo 1. if initial estimate is not provided. Fix error checking for this parameter to avoid the erroneous error message. Add Input After for ternary parameters. Added check to prevent fortran errors. New routes for liquid enthalpy departure for Polymers Plus that are consistent with nonpolymer property methods when used with non-polymer components. by CAS number when the enterprise databases are enabled. Add "energy". which is in the Thermo 1. but Aspen Plus still issues an error that parameter CPSPO1 is missing. CAPE-OPEN Property Package supports "internalenergy". dP.1 standards. CQ00270102 CQ00276429 Fixed data overwrite problem when user KVL routine modifies the input vapor mole fraction. dN and dX.Issue number CQ00267712 Brief description of the issue Cannot search for components. Fortran errors in prop-set calculations for properties of solids (CISOLID substream) What was done to fix the issue and the new behavior Enabled search by CAS registry number.

resulting in false azeotrope Functional Group Definitions for Ruzicka Method Problems with the COSTALD liquid molar volume model: incorrect checking for saturation pressure and mixing rules for water Difficult to identify SO2 and SO3 because their aliases are O2S and O3S Props What was done to fix the issue and the new behavior Fixed the information such that the correct component is displayed for the mole fraction range information. Fixed these problems CQ00265170 Add alternate names for these components: SO2 and SO3. Set kij = 0 for this pair of components CQ00257919 CQ00267937 CQ00283809 CQ00260653 Clarified notation in help for Ruzicka method functional groups. respectively Props was not accepting user specified component properties properly. model for n-pentane/ipentane. Improve error message when Henry's constants are missing for a solute with all solvents.Issue number CQ00255298 Brief description of the issue The regression information for binary parameters from Enterprise Database is misleading. Incorrect kij parameter of SRK. Revised UI and engine to correct. CQ00256563 Aspen Properties 163 . RE: Problems with Henry's Law Model in Aspen Plus.

This application provides an integrated multi-user environment allowing engineers and applications to store. Hydrocracker enhancements. share and use process data and knowledge in the engineering process. dynamic operability and management.Aspen RefSYS Product Description Aspen RefSYS™ adds powerful new features to HYSYS that dramatically improve multiple unit petroleum refinery simulation and even allow refinery-wide simulation. This will eliminate an additional step required previously for users of RefSYS reactors who had to separately install Aspen Properties before. FCC enhancements. Installation x RefSYS will automatically install Aspen Properties as part of its installation. Aspen RefSYS provides the technology framework to support steady state process design. and in the future. New Features and Enhancements Release 2006. real time optimization. Integration x Aspen Simulation Workbook is now more tightly coupled with RefSYS reactors.5 includes the following new features and enhancements: x x x x x x Enhancements to the installation. Reformer enhancements. General enhancements. and data from Excel can be much more easily linked with RefSYS reactors in calibration and simulation mode. Aspen RefSYS 164 . asset planning and utilization. Simulation Workbook integration.

The match for the distillation curve and petroleum properties is significantly improved while importing assays in PIMS format as shown in the plots below. C 400 200 0 0 -200 Mass % RefSYS Calculated TBP Curve Supplied TBP Curve 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Aspen RefSYS 165 . 1000 800 600 TBP.General enhancements x Significantly improved PIMS format assay import. The previous requirement of at least five points of data has been relaxed to only two points. The PIMS format assay can now contain only two points for a particular property and RefSYS will distribute the properties amongst the pseudo-components.

Enrich O2. where A. The user interface for the petroleum shift reactor has been further simplified – this will enable users to enter data on fewer panes and the need to navigate between many panes is eliminated.0 1. B and C are parameters.0 0. This will enable users to specify sulfur or flash point specifications.0 RefSYS Sulphur. and Flue Gas O2 Aspen RefSYS 166 . Finally. This method is based on the assumption that D2887 by mass is identical to TBP by mass. Bed T. New blending indexes for Freeze point and pour point A new method for ASTM D2887 to TBP inter-conversion is now available. in the HYSYS column.8. Wt% 5. If the flash point assay data was absent. for example. C 600 800 1000 Supplied Values x x The petroleum assay manager now displays assay bulk properties thus making it easier for the user to analyze assay data.0 2.0 7. An additional correlation from octane calculations is now available which uses an indexed based blending approach. x x x x x FCC enhancements x x Added additional factors so that user can tune MAT response Added additional regenerator options so that user can specify any three of the following: Air Flow. The previous implementation performed an indexing based calculation with input as flash point assay data.0 6. Consolidation of methods to calculate RVP between HYSYS and RefSYS has been Several new Flash Point calculation options are now available.1 method. Cat Cooler Duty. it reverted to flash point calculations based on API 2B 7.1 method. A new option to incorporate the petroleum properties from RefSYS as specifications in the HYSYS column is now available.0 3.0 0 200 400 Temp.0 4. a new approach is added which uses the equation: FP = A + B (D86_IBP) + C (D86_5) is also added. Now the user can explicitly choose to use API 2B 7.1 method on individual assay components and then use the indexing approach to calculate overall stream values. A third option is also introduced where the user can choose to use the API 2B 7.

Reformer enhancements x x x x x x User can now exclude terms from objective function. and flow (mass or volume) are now exposed. Reformer kinetic lumps can now be entered on a volume or weight basis. A new term has been added to the objective function for N in R1 effluent. The base RON blending numbers have been exposed so that user can change. The contribution of each term to the overall objective function is now reported. User may also connect an external lift gas stream to an FCC. Lift gas T. The user may include/exclude terms from the reconciliation objective function. Hydrocracker enhancements x x x x x x The user can now try to match product masses. A set of base feed types has been added to all templates. New terms have been added to the objective function for and N and S in distillate product. Some base feed types have been added to all of the hydrocracker templates. P. Kinetics between beds are now connected through a calculator model so that the user can decouple the kinetics of a bed to model LPG units. The contribution of each term in the objective function is now reported Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006. The user can now create a reformer with up to 6 reactors.x x x x x SOx is now exposed as a measurement An calibration averaging utility has been added. Feed adjust for hydrocracker has been modified so that relative amounts of residue and gas oil vary with changes to the feed distillation. product volumes or both.5. Two new feed types (generic and hydrocracker bottoms) have been added. Aspen RefSYS 167 .

Aspen Simulation Workbook integration issues with RefSYS unit operations such as assay manipulator have been addressed CQ00261864 CQ00292638 CQ00292643 CQ00292665 CQ00292667 CQ00292668 CQ00292736 CQ00292737 CQ00292738 CQ00292740 CQ00292742 CQ00277597. Formula for standard liquid density is corrected in document. and so on. We need to provide the description and resolution. Formula for Formaldehyde is corrected in document Formula for NOx emission is corrected in document.5. Issue number Documentation CQ00265263. CQ00295164 Issue Description Issue Resolution Several documentation errors related to incorrect petroleum property calculation equations such as Aniline Point. Formula for VOC (total) is corrected in document Formula for Acetaldehyde is corrected in document Formula for Benzene(exhaust) is corrected in document Formula for Butadiene is corrected in document. Freeze Point. Octane Number correlation from ABML are documented and implemented in RefSYS Unit of copper content was documented wt% but it should be ppmwt. CQ00292634.What’s Fixed The following issues were fixed in release 2006. Formula for Polycyclic is corrected in document Formula for VOC (exhaust) is corrected in document. PIMS format assay import rules have been better documented. CQ00286828 Integration Aspen RefSYS 168 .

as well as Aspen Properties licenses erroneously. Very large viscosities for heavy components were getting incorrectly predicted. RefSYS reactors were consuming crude license. mole. Crude column calibration CQ00285449 Users can now enter data for column product measurement in any basis . 22 DMB content in an assay pseudo-component. For example. such as Benzene content. If a user specified data such that there is no overlap between adjacent products. Aspen RefSYS 169 . were absent in the feed assay.Issue number Issue Description Issue Resolution General framework Deleting streams and unit operations at times resulted in crashes due to incorrect cleanup of stream correlations. mass or liquid volume basis. Naphthene and Aromatic properties (PONA) add up to 100% for every pseudo-component. Before. the program warned the user of incorrect data supplied. Manipulator CQ00267225 If GC properties. the message provided was simply that the calibration failed and the user had no way to know which data was incorrect. Olefin. The user now has the option to ensure that Paraffin. User property propagation from assays attached to the petroleum feeder was broken after a case was recalled. This issue is fixed. This issue has been corrected. A new button is added to transfer feed light ends to products as it is. This is a fairly important defect that was addressed. the user was unable to provide their content in the product of the assay. Viscosity calculation for very heavy crude had errors due to numerical issues. CQ00292862 CQ00287049 CQ00239825 CQ00286823 CQ00286822 Petroleum Feeder CQ00289798 Viscosity calculation CQ00262199 CQ00262414 CQ00268305 CQ00268306 HYSYS and RefSYS now gives improved prediction of viscosity at the heavy end.

despite being unitless. This problem has been corrected/ CQ00272256 CQ00272257 CQ00225867 Consistency between distillation curve calculation in the stream and the petroleum assay utility all across the distribution – specifically at the initial and final boiling points. Refractive index. This was corrected. despite being unitless was displayed as a percentage. This was due to a property propagation defect. was getting displayed in ppmwt. Centroid boiling point was not propagating across the FCC. Calculation of freeze point and cloud point stream level properties gave absurd numbers when there was no freeze point or cloud point assay level data in the stream. Luminometer number mixing rules were using incorrect unit conversion (“m” instead of “mm”) resulting in incorrect luminometer numbers. CQ00223740 CQ00292998 CQ00276522 CQ00292997 CQ00224374 CQ00224375 Aspen RefSYS 170 . This issue has been corrected for new cases. A separator with multiple feeds with different assays in it was not solving correctly with material balance errors.Issue number Issue Description Issue Resolution Petroleum property calculation and propagation CQ00267449 Property propagation issues across a tank have been addressed. Cetane number.

cloud point) were incorrectly imported from a PIMS assay. This leads to correction on several issues where D86 curve plotted against varying composition displayed spikes and was thus non-smooth. Some properties such as paraffin content genuinely have a nonmonotonous distribution and therefore the choice of whether a property is monotonous or not is left to the user. were being not imported. Interpolation of D86 calculations is now performed by interpolating the D86 against its corresponding TBP.. The D86 curve with respect to both temperature and composition is smooth as long as the inherent TBP curve is smooth. CQ00259149 CQ00259153 A new option is added to user properties so that they are forced to stay monotonous. This allows properties such as sulfur to not extrapolate with peaks.Issue number Issue Description Issue Resolution PIMS assay import CQ00294190 Several properties such as Basic Nitrogen. RON (Clear) etc. A TBP curve at times can be non-smooth if very few non-zero pseudo-components are present CQ00259154 CQ00292680 D86 and other distillation curve calculation and interpolation CQ00261968 CQ00262517 CQ00268292 Aspen RefSYS 171 . Issues related properties such as Paraffin content were imported but with large errors is corrected Poor match between TBP curve – supplied and imported data is corrected Properties with temperature units (such as freeze point.

Issue number Issue Description Issue Resolution Component splitter CQ00224470 In HYSYS. The worksheet in the petroleum shift reactor displayed the same product stream twice erroneously. While using the component splitter in RefSYS. IBP and FBP data for each of the products was not getting restored on recalling a case. Assay properties drop down list shown on the Product Properties page did not function properly. The petroleum shift reactor did not function if no independent variables are chosen by the user. this issue is now addressed. if the user specified the TBP cut points. the component splitter can split streams based on a TBP cut points. This issue has been corrected Petroleum shift reactor CQ00293552 CQ00287523 CQ00288524 CQ00290924 CQ00294694 CQ00271048 CQ00272260 CQ00293505 CQ00264779 Aspen RefSYS 172 . Units of measure related to the IBP and FBP of products as well as some pure component products were incorrect.kscfd is added as a molar unit so that gas flow based yields can be expressed in kscfd This issue is now fixed. It is now possible for RefSYS users to use a petroleum shift reactor even when the feed has no assay information. These TBP cut points in turn are used to calculate the composition of each of the products. Now it functions by simply providing the base yield data. The properties shown in list did not relate to the chosen Cut in Assay Properties definition. . Adding a variable also had a crash problem. that did not translate into correct composition at the outlet of the products. Incorrect variables were getting deleted when the Delete Variable button was pressed on the Design | Model data page.

Issue number Issue Description Issue Resolution Equation Oriented simulation CQ00292286 CQ00274766 User can add a pump around to Radfrac column. No inconsistency when a Ryield is run. Every time an SM to EO synchronization is done. Compressor settings work fine on the graphical user interface level. Further streams. RadFrac user interface has been cleaned up. The transition (EO Sub flowsheet) from the external inlet to the internal inlet does an PH flash and solves correctly. The valid phases has now been defaulted to vapor-liquid-freewater. Changing values in the Flowsheet setup->EO Input works fine while in EO mode. This is carried forward to all unit operations. Petrofrac user can create the design specs and the unit of measure is correctly used and displayed. Valid phase specification not available for a flash. Aspen Properties flash requires valid phases specified before performing a flash. the structural changes are also updated to the EO variables CQ00277135 CQ00292121 CQ00292136 CQ00293141 CQ00241274 CQ00291469 CQ00291471 CQ00295269 CQ00291469 CQ00291161 CQ00272450 CQ00267896 CQ00295269 CQ00291256 Aspen RefSYS 173 . at the outlet of each unit operation now take the valid phase option from their upstream unit operation. The Petrofrac column can be resynced from EO to SM several times without crashing Correct units are displayed for Enathalpy in the TPFQ profiles page on Radfrac and Petrofrac.

This will prevent the model from going singular. A warning message has been added warning that regenerator failures with low bed vs. When feed CCR is zero. CQ00289566 CQ00268011 CQ00268032. Several issues related to addition and deletion of spec groups and connections have been addressed. Multiple EO cases loaded in one RefSYS or Upstream session would lead to erratic or incorrect behavior after closing one of the cases. API/SG and CCR/RCR should are no longer considered as independent inputs when calculating feed biases. The user now enters either API or SG and either CCR or RCR. flue delta temp are possible. the value now gets sent to the FCC as 0. Coke calculation for two-stage regenerator validation wizard is now correct.Issue number Issue Description Issue Resolution Equation Oriented simulation CQ00267724 CQ00292303 Several unit operations settings which used a drop-down list to choose a setting were not getting restored correctly upon recall.01 so that FCC does not go singular. Data check ensures that all naphthas have non-zero naphtha component in the light end measurements of calibration environment. The EO variable button is now tied to the bottom right corner so that it moves correctly when the FCC workbook is resized. FCC "Fraction of S processed" is now user input for externally connected feeds. Refsys EO and the Refsys Reactor models work in sequence. CQ00268104 CQ00295294 CQ00267725 FCC CQ00158332 CQ00204914 CQ00216314 CQ00254825 CQ00265348 CQ00267371 CQ00268767 Aspen RefSYS 174 .

Inconsistent labeling for calibration factors in the Hydrocracker. The Notes page is available and functional in the calibration environment. The product stream off of a hydrocracker is now correctly labeled as HPS liquid. and n-butane delumping factors. changed “tuning factors” to “calibration factors” on the Design page in the main environment H2S and NH3 are now included on the yields page. CQ00272682 CQ00274729 CQ00274731 CQ00286035 CQ00288170 CQ00288501 Hydrocracker CQ00215407 CQ00216021 CQ00262174 CQ00262176 CQ00262177 Aspen RefSYS 175 . Regenerator specification options for a predict case now match the options available in a simulate case. propane. Fly-by descriptions have been added for the Sigmas for the hydrocracker.. Failure recovery in the calibration environment Failure recovery in the calibration environment is now correctly taking the option specified in the calibration environment on the Operation | Solver Options page. Import of factor sets now correctly gets values for ethane. ethylene. Zero biases for FCC fingerprint biases now correctly get set to zero (rather than EMPTY) when exported. where allowable) properties. propylene. FCC calibration Analysis/Worksheet and Prediction pages now have correct units and data. Property curve calculations now work properly even if some fractions have zero (or EMPTY.Issue number FCC CQ00270863 Issue Description Issue Resolution External stream is no longer required for the FCC to solve within a main flowsheet.

01) instead. On the Results/Hydrogen system page. For previous versions. CQ00265346 CQ00271953 CQ00272286 CQ00272509 CQ00272861 CQ00273243 CQ00274444 Aspen RefSYS 176 . it was referring to it as SO2. HCR. the vapor flow and composition for the 1st recycle gas loop was reported for both the 1st and 2nd recycle gas loops. The pressure of bed 1 of reactor 2 is now getting properly set. "Bottoms 7001000F". This will prevent any model instability due to a negative Cn concentration.Issue number Hydrocracker CQ00264456 Issue Description Issue Resolution The user can now change the name of internal feed stream for the hydrocracker. Previous versions used Kerosene.cml was modified so that the boiling points of HN1 and HA1 were consistent with OOMF calculations. the label for H2S removal has been correctly set. A check has been added so that if a negative value is calculated for Cn (naphthenic carbon) from the NDM method. In previous versions. and "Resid1000+ F". and Bottoms. an incorrect specification meant that the pressure from the outlet of reactor 1 was not getting passed through to the inlet of reactor 2. Diesel. In previous versions. The hydrocracker now uses the distillation type specified for the feed rather than assuming it is a D2887. The labels for the square cut products on the Results/Product Yields page have been fixed. the model uses a small positive value (0. They now read "Diesel 430-700F". which was incorrect. The vapor flow and composition for the 2nd recycle gas loop are now correctly reported. respectively.

A more realistic default reformer feed fingerprint has been supplied for the 2006. The model will not solve unless the user inputs an end time greater than the start time. In previous versions. The update of the Feed Blend page for a reformer is now nearly instantaneous. The unit for the delta P of the product heater now shows up. the user was only able to specify on a volume basis Feed properties and kinetic lumps have been exposed so that the user may change from a spreadsheet unit or use in a case study. LHSV for the Hydrocracker model is now selectable when you are putting together a databook. This temperature can be used to specify quench gas temperature. default values for the Equilibrium Distribution Factors are now automatically supplied. The user may now specify the reformer feed on a weight or volume basis. A results workbook is now available for reformer units.5 release CQ00286171 CQ00289988 Reformer CQ00204031 CQ00204845 CQ00207235 CQ00214413 CQ00223450 CQ00223454 CQ00226915 CQ00242490 Aspen RefSYS 177 . In previous versions. An error message is generated when the start time is entered with a number larger than the end time for semi-regen reformers. the user can access this from the Reformer menu (4th item). For the hydrocracker. some older cases did not have the correct degrees of freedom. no unit was displayed. the outlet temperature for the recycle gas compressor has now been exposed in the RefSYS interface.Issue number Hydrocracker CQ00285863 Issue Description Issue Resolution Older cases with hydrocrackers should now always come up square. When the user creates a semi-regen reformer. Previously. This check was necessary to prevent model instability due to negative times. In the simulation environment.

All pinning calculations have been disabled for semi-regen reformer units. Volume Flow Columns so that it is clear what is meant. but they did cause the model to open up more than necessary. Issues with the calculation of A8 distribution into ethylbenzene. The calculations didn't affect any results. and p-xylene This issue was fixed so that there is no longer a limit to the m-xylene. o-xylene. and m-xylene. the calculations were taking place.Issue number Reformer CQ00252631 Issue Description Issue Resolution A fly-by description has been added for the detailed volume percent yields so that it is clear the H2. Methane. In previous versions. In previous versions. the model could get to a point where it wouldn't solve. The D86 option for reformer feeds now works. Previously. as m-xylene approached 50%. no API data book conversions were being done and the D86 option would either fail or it would be assumed that it was a TBP distillation. Ethane. Fly-by descriptions have been added for the reformer on the Operation Feeds page for the Volume Flow and Std. it was possible for a simulation case for a different reactor model to not run because of the objective function that was set in a reformer or hydrocracker calibration run. In previous versions. CQ00256123 CQ00258950 CQ00260468 CQ00264236 CQ00264368 Aspen RefSYS 178 . and Ethylene volume yields are on an FOE basis Simulation cases for any reactor model should now run after a reformer or hydrocracker calibration is run.

there was some error in the calculation of the product yields proportional to the mass balance error. In previous versions. In previous versions. unless the data was 100% mass balanced. The completeness check for the reformer calibration environment is now checking to see that all feeds are complete. The calculations for H2/HC ratio and recycle gas rate have been fixed for the objective function. The calculation of total xylenes on the Results | Summary page has been fixed so that the correct value is reported Standard volume flow can now be selected as an independent variable in a case study provided that it was specified in the case CQ00264459 CQ00268303 CQ00270889 CQ00289984 CQ00289986 Aspen RefSYS 179 . The product yields in the objective function are now correctly calculated.Issue number Reformer CQ00264453 Issue Description Issue Resolution The units for catalyst density on the reformer configuration wizard now show up. the H2/HC ratio calculation was incorrect and the recycle gas rate was often set to Empty. In previous versions. it was possible to add a new feed without specifying it and the model thought it was ready to run.

New Features and Enhancements There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006. This tool allows model developers to deploy models onto a server accessible to several client computers.5. Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006. Aspen Remote Simulation Service 180 . making it easier to deploy simulation models to a wider range of casual and business users in the plant. This significantly reduces the installation requirements for the client computers.5. AspenTech simulation software must be installed on the server. and Aspen Online Deployment. Aspen Case Analysis.Aspen Remote Simulation Service Product Description Aspen Remote Simulation Service™ is a new component that provides a remote execution environment for other AspenTech tools including Aspen Simulation Workbook. but it is not required on the client computers.

Aspen Simulation Workbook Product Description Aspen Simulation Workbook (ASW) is a tool for interfacing AspenTech's process simulation models with Microsoft Excel worksheets. PI. x x x x x Aspen Simulation Workbook 181 . These capabilities allow modeling experts to link models and plant data and publish the resulting models as Excel worksheets for use by casual model users. Aspen Simulation Workbook also has tools to link model variables to plant data tags imported using third-party applications. The resulting Excel tables contain live links which communicate with the attached simulation models. Key features include: x Excel toolbars and pull-down menus that allow you to link simulation cases to an Excel sheet. A wizard to import plant data tags into the ASW Organizer and link the plant data tags to model variables. and manipulate simulation variables. (Plant data tags must be imported into Excel using Excel add-in tools from the plant information system such as Aspen Process Explorer. A wizard to create tables of model variables which can be inserted into an Excel sheet. The ASW Organizer acts as a central location in Excel to view.) Excel functions to retrieve information related to the state of the model. sort. Excel macros to automate common tasks such as running simulation cases from within Excel. etc. The Organizer toolbar contains links to carry out other functions described bellow. A copy/paste mechanism is used to create links to simulation model variables using a control called the ASW Organizer. navigate.

ASW now supports the HTFS+ product family.ATMVO extension containing the exported variables) and the other to import selected variables (it imports an ATMVO variable file previously exported from Aspen Simulation Workbook). select a table in the organizer table list and select “Create Table Template” from context menu. ASW now supports the calibration environment for RefSYS reactor models. allowing you to quickly create variable links for multiple objects with similar data structures.) The resulting table templates can include model variable types (rows) in addition to variable attributes (columns). including Polymers Plus and Aspen RateSep. Windows XP or higher is recommended for best performance. This feature reduces the number of steps required to build a table in ASW. Windows XP or Vista environments. and select “Create Table Template” from the context menu. operating under Windows 2000 (or higher). x Aspen Simulation Workbook 182 . Aspen Simulation Workbook 2006. right click on it. Snapshots are used to initialize models. and Aspen Adsim simulations. which are synchronized with the EO variables during simulation runs. and to save intermediate states to allow you to return to these states at a later time. Snapshots allow you to reset models to a previously saved state. Aspen Dynamics.5 includes the following compatibility notes and issues: x Aspen Simulation Workbook is compatible with Microsoft Excel 2000 (or higher).5 includes the following new and enhanced features: x x x x ASW now supports HTSYS Dynamics. Aspen Simulation Workbook fully supports sequential-modular (SM) variables in Aspen Plus. are also supported by Aspen Simulation Workbook. Excel version 2007 and Windows Vista users can view the Design and Run toolbars as ribbon bars. Additional buttons have been added to support new features such as loading snapshots. All layered products of Aspen Plus. (For an alternate method. Imported variables can be manipulated through text substitution. x x x x x Compatibility Notes Release 2006. The enhanced table template allows you select a table in Excel. The Organizer toolbar now has two new buttons: one to export selected variables (it creates an XML file with .1. to recover from convergence failures. This feature is supported for Aspen Custom Modeler.New Features and Enhancements Release 2006. Earlier versions of Aspen Simulation Workbook were not supported under Vista or Office 2007. The instant table feature allows you to create a table using variables already selected in the simulation without having to first paste them into the Variable Organizer.5 can support older versions of Aspen Plus back to release 2004. Equationoriented (EO) models are supported indirectly through the SM variables. The Run toolbar now has a new "simulate" drop down menu to list customer-chosen active simulations. Aspen Chromatography.

x x x Aspen Simulation Workbook 183 .1 of these products. There is limited steady-state support for release 2004. Aspen Dynamics. Aspen Adsim.x Aspen Simulation Workbook supports steady-state and dynamic run models for the Aspen Modeler family of products. Remote execution is not supported with 2004.1 or higher. including Aspen Custom Modeler (ACM). and Aspen Chromatography release 2006 or higher. however 2006 or higher is recommended.5 of the HTFS+ family of products. Acol+. Dynamic simulation is supported only for HYSYS and RefSYS 2006.1 versions of any of the simulators. Teams. Aspen Simulation Workbook supports Aspen HYSYS and Aspen RefSYS in steady-state mode for versions 2004. Aspen Simulation Workbook 2006. Plate+.5 or higher. including Tasc+. RefSYS reactor calibration environments are only supported in release 2006.5 is also compatible with version 2006. and FiredHeater.5 or higher.

Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006. Aspen TASC 184 . and costly maintenance schedules optimized. allowable pressure drop.5. these programs allow the designer to rigorously check or rate a configured exchanger for specified duty. process improvements modeled for various process operating scenarios. Aspen TASC™ provides engineers with the ability to rigorously model heat exchanger operation and identify capital saving opportunities in the overall process configuration.5.Aspen TASC Product Description Aspen TASC™ is a shell & tube heat exchanger simulation programs that can be used standalone by the thermal specialist for exchanger design or as an integrated product with AspenTech's steady-state process simulation programs. and / or maximum velocity. New Features and Enhancements There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006. Aspen Plus™ or HYSYS®. Bottlenecks can be identified. When used as a stand-alone program in design mode. Aspen TASC™ can determine the optimum heat exchanger configuration that satisfies the specified heat duty. In addition. When integrated with Aspen Plus or HYSYS.

Aspen Tasc+ Product Description Aspen Tasc+ is a program for the Design. The program can be used standalone by the thermal specialist for exchanger design or as an integrated product with AspenTech's steady-state process simulation programs Aspen Plus™ and HYSYS. process improvements modeled for various process operating scenarios. The program can also be used to check and rate heat exchangers for required process duties. When integrated with Aspen Plus or HYSYS. and/or maximum velocity. Aspen Tasc+ provides engineers with the ability to rigorously model heat exchanger operation and identify capital saving opportunities in the overall process configuration. Rating/Checking. Bottlenecks can be identified. double pipe. and multitube hairpin heat exchangers. and costly maintenance schedules optimized. When used as a stand-alone program in design mode. Aspen Tasc+ can determine the optimum heat exchanger configuration that satisfies the specified heat duty. and Simulation of shell and tube. allowable pressure drop. Aspen Tasc+ 185 .

Multiple tubeside passes are also calculated individually.H-. as well as in the detailed Program Options section. was extended to Design calculations and to a range of other shell types. You can now use the Advanced Method for F-. first introduced for E-shells in the 2006 release.5 includes the following new features and enhancements: x x x x x x x x x x x x x Advanced calculation method. The Advanced Method uses the same underlying methods for heat transfer and pressure drop as the default Standard calculation. HYSYS simulator option to provide design. HYSYS simulator option to transfer geometry. Process data consistency. Aspen Plus simulator option to transfer geometry. without using the simplifying assumptions of the Standard method The Advanced Method offers a number of new ways in which stream pressure changes can be handled. under Problem definition. Aspen Plus simulator Heatx block option. it calculates the performance of each flow separately.New Features and Enhancements Release 2006. Tasc+ Application Now Supports Aspen OSE Workbook. Advanced Calculation Method The Advanced Calculation Method. rating. Aspen Plus simulator option to transfer Tasc+ calculated UA to Enpoint. not possible under the Standard method. but applies these more rigorously to the local geometry of the exchanger. The first major new feature. The more rigorous structure of the Advanced Method provides the basis for a number of new features in future. Specific features include: x The input to select the Advanced or Standard calculation method now appears at the beginning of the input. and multi-tube hairpins as well as E-shells.I-. For split flow shells. and encompasses a new solution procedure which offers both improved robustness and accuracy as well as facilities for user-control of convergence. Exchanger geometry options. User interface. including calculation of inlet pressure to achieve a specified outlet pressure. Variable baffle pitch. New and revised output.and X-shells. is variable baffle pitch x x x Aspen Tasc+ 186 . Heat transfer methods.J.G-. and maximum fouling calculations.

you can now explicitly define the ratio of external to internal area in the input.and H-shells. for example. or even two different spacing in each half. Use of the manufacturers external to internal area ratio will cause a small change in the calculated results. Manufacturers’ values for this parameter can now be used in place of values calculated assuming a rectangular fin profile. The manufacturer’s name and fin descriptor can now be included in the input as well. three or four different baffle regions. you can specify different baffle spacings in the top and bottom halves of the exchanger. there is a similar facility for the inner cut. as a percentage of the shell of the diameter. These new methods lead to higher heat transfer coefficients. The baffle cuts in the various regions can be the same or different. Similar facilities are available for G. and the cuts for various baffle regions appear on the Tube Layout diagram. and can also be defaulted. and the ratio of the pitch in the first region (nearest inlet) to the pitch in the last. Particular capabilities with this new feature are: x You can specify two.Variable Baffle Pitch The use of different baffle pitch at different points along the shellside flow path provides the opportunity for improved designs in difficult cases. The inner cut (adjacent to the centre line) of the two-piece baffle is defined as for double segmental baffles. and an X-shell recirculation model for flooded evaporators was added. Baffle locations with variable pitch are displayed on the Setting plan. x x x Exchanger Geometry Options The range of exchanger geometries handled by Tasc+ was extended: x You can now specify triple segmental baffles. Flooded Evaporators methods for specifying a flooded evaporator were clarified. and calculation methods improved. where a large baffle pitch is needed in some places to keep pressure losses low. For F-shells. though you can also omit these and have the program them. The new intermediate cut in the three-piece baffle is defined as the baffle edge to baffle-edge distance. For double segmental baffles. There is a facility to Design an exchanger with variable baffle pitch. All these new lowfin parameters are automatically imported when you select a fin from the databank supplied with Tasc+. and can be defaulted in the same way. For Lowfin Tubes Input. The general variable baffle pitch capability outlined above is for simulation and rating calculations. These should be specified as crossflow exchangers (Xshells). each with a different baffle pitch and number of baffles. x x Aspen Tasc+ 187 . but a tight pitch is required in others keep heat transfer coefficients high. You specify the number of baffle regions.

the logic for handling inconsistencies was improved. In addition.Heat Transfer Methods A number of enhancements were made to some of the heat transfer methods. An adjustment was made to the method for calculating the heat transfer coefficient when the liquid heating duty is a large fraction of the total duty in a boiling stream. x For streams which are underspecified. the Hetran method is now available along with the recommended HTFS method. x x x x Process Data Consistency It is usual to specify an incomplete set of Process data and rely on the program to calculate missing values. there is an input which determines how inconsistencies between heat loads and inlet and outlet should be handled and logic which identifies whether at inlet or outlet. Methods were added to handle cases of underfed exchangers. For simulation calculations. probably arising from a mistake in the input. if there are inadequate process data provided. taking a value that should provide a safe starting point for simulation of any exchanger geometry. The Hetran facility benefits you when looking for consistency with previous Hetran predictions. and overfed exchangers. Small heat imbalances between streams are handled by the program. cause a fatal error. where the flow is so large that there is no recirculation and for a flooded evaporator operated in this way. a correction to temperature or quality (vapor fraction) is most plausible. where the bundle is only partly covered. Calculations of recirculation rate in Kettle reboilers and flooded evaporators were improved. For falling film evaporators. or if this is inadequate. The number of ways in which this can be done was extended. they may be experienced in operation outside design conditions. a heat balance with the other stream is assumed. or in Process simulator cases which are far from convergence. x x x Aspen Tasc+ 188 . where the vapor exit nozzle carries two-phase flow. such as a condensing stream condensing completely. an initial heat load is estimated. and is available alongside the recommended HTFS method. and the related messages updated. This is a well known open-literature method. along with new options: x Experimental and analytical research has shown that the mixture condensation heat transfer methods can be over-conservative when there is no non-condensing gas. An improvement has been made to the implementation of film mass-transfer correction that gives higher coefficients. For streams which are over specified. The change generates higher heat transfer coefficients. Messages are produced if such conditions are detected in the final solution case. The differences between the two methods are most noticeable at very high and very low Reynolds numbers. the Chun-Seban method is now available as an option. some standard assumptions are made. These undesirable operating conditions can arise during Design searches. Only large imbalances. For single-phase tubeside heat transfer.

The Recap feature allows you to easily compare results from different runs side-by-side. New outputs were introduced when there are alternative bases on which you can define parameters: x On the TEMA sheet. but tubeside coefficients are also given on a tube ID basis. This utility converts one or more selected files to the Tasc+ input format. x x x x x Aspen Tasc+ 189 . Previously. for both shellside and tubeside. condensate coefficients are also now in these tables.5 | File Conversion Utility menu. Under the View menu.New and Revised Output Additional output was introduced in connection to all the major new features in the program. Any fatal error messages appear on the first tab. coefficients are still given on a reference area basis. Pre-saved plots are now provided. You can now view data in the lowfin database in either US or SI units You can now convert STX input files to Tasc+ input files using the File Conversion utility in the Windows Start | Programs | AspenTech | Aspen Engineering Suite | Aspen HTFS+ 2006. then Input warnings messages. In the detailed output of heat transfer. This means that a license is only used for the program with which you are working. you can now save a customized list of variables under a Recap Profile Name and use it with any subsequent application runs. or standard (nominal bore) size basis. The tab headings give a count of the number of messages in each category. nozzle sizes you can define on either an ID. and for finned tubes. Performance data are plotted against distance along the exchanger – stream temperatures (under tubeside performance) are particularly useful. Operation warnings and Notes messages. Different categories of messages appear on different tabs. The exchanger surface areas shown on the TEMA sheet. Flow pattern information at each calculation point along the exchanger is now included in the Detailed output tables. all coefficients were based on the same reference area. There is a new parameter in the Nozzles Input so you can select which you prefer. Tasc+ now allows you to establish a number of different Recap Lists of variables under user-specified Profile names. x x x User Interface A number of new features are available in Tasc+ as part of the user interface: x When an EDR file containing cases for more than one program (for example Tasc+ and Hetran) is opened. The files maintain the same filename but with the EDR file extension. including properties data and performance data for both shellside and tubeside. are now based on total finned surface area for tubes with fins. shellside coefficients are also reported on a finned area basis. you can select from a number of saved plots. The text of a number of messages was also made clearer. OD. For condensing streams. Results warning messages. you can select which case(s) to open. however. you can save time by not having to customize a list for every. You always had the capability to customize this list for a given run. The facilities remain to generate and save other plots of your own choosing. derived using the tube OD. As a result. A final tab shows all the error messages and warnings together. New user-specified Recap Profiles can be defined. as in previous version of Tasc+. by right-clicking on any output table. and related coefficients.

Aspen Plus simulator option to transfer Tasc+ calculated UA to End Point model in Aspen Plus The new Transfer UA to shortcut button in the Heatx block | Setup form | specifications tab transfers the calculated UA from Tasc+ engine to constant UA input and sets the Heat Exchanger Model to End Point. or evaluate maximum fouling for any existing exchanger in the flowsheet is now available. A Transfer geometry to exchanger button is provided to transfer the calculated geometry from design to the exchanger. x x x x x HYSYS simulator option to transfer Tasc+ calculated UA to End Point model in HYSYS A new Transfer UA to End Point button in Heat Exchanger model->HTFS+Tasc>Exchanger view transfers the calculated UA from the Tasc+ engine to constant UA input and sets the Heat Exchanger Model to End Point. Design allows you to use the Tasc+ design optimization logic to find best exchanger geometry for the current process conditions. and Maximum Fouling calculations from Tasc+ models A new HYSYSY utility to design. rate. Aspen Tasc+ 190 . Maximum Fouling evaluates the fouling resistance that would be consistent with the current exchanger geometry and process conditions. x The new utility can use either the specified process conditions or copied process condition from the exchanger and do a design. Rating allows you to evaluate how much over or surface the current exchanger geometry is for the current process conditions. A Run button is provided to design.HYSYS simulator interface for Design. or evaluate the maximum fouling for the selected exchanger independently from the HYSYS solver. or maximum fouling calculation. Rating. rating. HYSYS simulator option to transfer geometry from HYSYS native model to Tasc+ A Transfer Geometry from HYSYS button in Heat Exchanger model | HTFS+Tasc | Exchanger view transfers geometry from Steady State Rating model to the Tasc+ geometry input. A Transfer geometry from exchanger button is provided to transfer geometry from an existing exchanger to perform a rating or maximum fouling calculation. rate.

Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006.5.G. Aspen OSE Workbook makes it easier to deploy models in Excel and offers performance benefits over previous methods such as OLE links and VBA.F. We need to provide a description and a resolution.I. Aspen Plus simulator Heatx block option for Maximum Fouling Evaluation using Tasc+ model The new option Maximum fouling in Heatx block | Setup form | Specifications tab |Type determines the fouling resistance consistent with current process conditions and the given exchanger geometry.5. Aspen OSE Workbook contains tools to link simulation variables from HTFS+ applications to Excel worksheets and via Excel worksheets to other simulators. Issue Number CQ00260072 Issue Description Issue Resolution The Advanced Calculation Method is now available for X-shells (as well as E. What’s Fixed The following issues were fixed in release 2006. Absolutely no programming knowledge is required to use this tool. If we don’t provide details.Jshells) Aspen Tasc+ 191 .Aspen Plus simulator option to transfer geometry from Heatx block to Tasc+ The new Transfer geometry to Tasc+ button in the Heatx block |HTFS+ options form |Input File tab transfers all Heatx detailed model geometry to the Tasc+ input specifications. Additional tools are available in OSE Workbook to select and run HTFS+ models. Tasc+ Application and Aspen OSE Workbook Support Aspen OSE Workbook is an Excel Add-in tool which links process simulation models to Excel. at minimum I’m going to add a comment that the issue was fixed.H. Aspen OSE Workbook is part of the Open Simulation Environment Base offering.

There is also improved handling of very low flow and very high flow cases in kettles. Corrected access of the user-customized databases for labor rates and material prices. CQ00273502 CQ00220045 CQ00228589 Aspen Tasc+ 192 . A message is output when there is an (OK) design which is cheaper than the best OK design. for design which meet all the heat transfer and pressure drop requirements. OK and (OK) for Designs. Vapour outlet nozzle size limits now imposed by larger shell diameter. Improved nozzle sizing in K-shells. particularly in Simulation. and no internal recirculation.Issue Number CQ00264239 Issue Description Issue Resolution In the optimization path output. Kettle reboilers. there are now two separate categorizations. Improved allowance for preset nozzle sizes when defining the range of shell sizes to be investigated during design. which respectively meet and do not meet TEMA constraints. Improved design logic to incorporate a binary chop search over possible tube lengths. Low flow gives a bundle which is not covered by liquid: High flow gives direct loss of some of the inlet flow to outlet. not small shell.

Also included is better handling of intermediate nozzle losses in Design. CQ00259571 CQ00260033 CQ00264114 CQ00264271 CQ00264444 CQ00264828 CQ00264873 CQ00265282 CQ00268285 CQ00268352 CQ00268359 CQ00270771 CQ00271365 CQ00271659 Aspen Tasc+ 193 . Improved handling of excessive nozzle pressure losses. A consistent default is now set for the nozzle/impingement type input. also permit access to Koch tube insert options Improved robustness in the design of vacuum exchangers Revised default tube pitch for Koch Heat Transfer twisted tubes. on manufacturers recommendation Design logic now ensures that the minimum tube velocity default does not give a maximum number of tubes below the minimum requirement for a knockback condenser. Metal temperatures in the shellside details output have been corrected . Corrected output of inlet and outlet endspaces in I and J shells Correct vapour and liquid components of the twophase heat load output.J-shells against endspaces at the shell ends to minimise the maximum unsupported length.H.I. even if non-physical. for any twophase stream. Cases with a 2nd liquid phase. Fail if a conical head cover. Bubble or dew point inconsistencies. implying a single tubeside pass. is specified along with a U-bend in Design mode Error message if properties have single data point for two-phase data. to prevent implausible exchanger pressures being predicted.Issue Number CQ00257635 Issue Description Issue Resolution For users with the Koch heat transfer dll for twisted tubes. but not 1st liquid phase no longer cause an input error. now result in only a warning. and improved design methods for vapour belt slot area. Also prevent cases running with conical head covers and more than one tubeside pass. when vapour belt or impingement plate data are provided. not a fatal error.the effect is small except when there is a very lage stream to steam temperature difference. A new message is output when this occurs. Correction to output vapour belt internal diameter. Set a revised maximum pressure drop if it is near or above the inlet pressure. Improved logic for balancing the space under central nozzles in G.

Changed label description for BFT shroud nozzle arrangement shell type to be more descriptive. prior to main calculation. and perhaps change the optimum design. This has been fixed. This avoids a log decrement of -1 appearing in vibration results. Ensure that Calculation Details output are produced even if there is a failure in the initial internal 1-pass calculation. performance. or equal division of the fouling resistance between the sides requested. Molecular wt of streams shown in TEMA sheet now being transferred from calculation engine back to the UI properly. CQ00272530 CQ00272804 CQ00274231 CQ00228589 CQ00231082 CQ00258569 CQ00259668 CQ00259916 CQ00260324 CQ00260355 CQ00260658 CQ00261928 Aspen Tasc+ 194 . used in the Tasc+ Standard method. Correction to Maximum Fouling mode.Issue Number CQ00272032 Issue Description Issue Resolution Radiography Type default has been changed from "none" to "spot". properties. This may reduce costs. Also corrected intermediate nozzle pressure losses. Improve design logic and settings for advanced calculation method pressure drop output. It will be comparable to old TASC summary form found in lineprinter output Added logic to prevent crash when two liquid phases present together with vapor data which does not include the dew point. Tasc+ recap summary was displaying some results with incorrect descriptions.affects exchangers with in line pass partition lanes. Allow for preset nozzle size and presence of vapor outlet nozzle in K-shell design shellsize limits. when zero fouling is initially specified. Added logic to allow for large shell size in vapor outlet nozzle sizing. though increased labor costs. Added code to ensure densities. Tube layout consistency when layout created by design is subsequently run by checking . by giving reduced material costs. Added new result form for summary of process. and hence volume fractions are set when calling properties for two liquid phases. and geometry. Added message to try Xshell when K-shell design fails Revised heat balance logic in Tasc+ to handle more process options and provide better warnings.

H. Removed error message when two-phase property data are supplied for single phase streams using RODbaffles Corrected problem with import of legacy TASC input files into Tasc+.J-shells against endspaces at the shell ends to minimise the maximum unsupported length. Added more rigorous consistency of number of baffles and nozzle location in design mode. Heat load will now be imported even if it exists only for the second stream. The Aspen Plus to HTFS+ interface was not passing through the liquid mass fraction of the 2nd liquid phase when 2 liquid phases were present in the stream.I. This gives user control to achieve non-standard layouts in Design. The message text had the property names reversed. Corrected error/warning messages for viscosity and thermal conductivity being outside range or missing. The low finned tube enhancement database was not retrieving finned tube dimensions and placing them in the input fields properly.Issue Number CQ00264114 Issue Description Issue Resolution Design logic now ensures minimum tube velocity default does not give maximum number of tubes below minimum for knockback condenser. Improved logic for balancing the space under central nozzles in G. If not specified the method used should be Ideal. for cases where the maximum and minimum number of passes are the same. The criterion has been made stricter for issuing message 1902 which refers to a low number of baffles making the Tasc+ thermal model less valid. even if not an integral number of length increments below maximum tube length The bundle band orientation is now an accepted input in Design mode. CQ00264166 CQ00264271 CQ00264444 CQ00266594 CQ00256689 CQ00260724 CQ00144198 CQ00184933 CQ00217920 CQ00218260 CQ00222242 CQ00226200 Aspen Tasc+ 195 . Revised code to accept cases with 2nd but not 1st liquid phase and issue warning not error when there are bubble/dew point inconsistencies. Aspen Properties property method specified for the hot side was being used for the cold side if no cold side method was specified. Correction to stop alternate Re-f-Cj data points from being lost upon import from legacy TASC input file. Always try minimum tube length in Design mode.

. Added code to size vapor belts in Design mode and improved modeling of shell entrance and bundle entrance areas for full bundles. Nozzle array was not being fully initialized. so it refers to hot and cold stream inlet and outlet enthalpies. Revised code to NOT disable the input for the Tube layout option when unbaffled excachnager option is selected in rating or simulation modes. The message occurs if hot stream enthalpies increase. HTFS+ UI was not handling EDR file templates (EDT) filetypes correctly. Detailed printed output grid heading was losing Void from title TS Vapor void fraction. This will lead to somewhat higher rho-v-squared values.Issue Number CQ00227817 Issue Description Issue Resolution Corrected the mean shell temperature calculation when using the Advanced calculation method. Remove references to V-heads in message 1650. CQ00231080 CQ00248047 CQ00250481 CQ00251838 CQ00252052 CQ00252207 CQ00255593 CQ00255734 CQ00256043 CQ00256110 CQ00256112 CQ00256112 CQ00256342 CQ00256472 Aspen Tasc+ 196 . Fixed problem in which setting plan is not drawn correctly if option to draw inlet channel on right is selected. while still reporting inlet and outlet temperatures. This is now the same behavior as export to Word and RTF Maximum number of D-shells in series now 12. if they do not have a U-bend rear head. Tasc+ setting plan was showing wrong number of nozzles. They would not show up as available templates in the selection list when you browsed to find them.xls when attempting to export new case to Excel. Message 1023 has been re-phrased. Removed vapor to allow space for Void. where Standard method makes approximations. The message now also refers to possible underlying input data inconsistencies causing the problem. The limits on Shell OD have been relaxed to allow for very high pressure cases. Default to Untitled. or cold stream enthalpies decrease. When going from more nozzles to fewer nozzles. the drawing continued to show extra nozzles. Added additional output giving thermosiphon stream quality and temperature both at exit from the exchanger and return to the column restrict cases when message suggesting use of Advanced method is produced Added message that Advanced method may be better for I.J-shells and >4 tubeside passes. Removed non-standard msgbox for security messages.

Included U-bend heat transfer in calculating area ratio with Advanced Method. Nozzle dome ID and OD can now be input without causing a crash. Nozzle to tubesheet distance input now clarified to"nozzle to front tubesheet". pressure drop and % pressure drop Advanced method now uses correct countercurrent configuration for even number of single-pass E-shells in series. Tasc+ Added line to pressure drop summary showing intermediate nozzle velocities. a note is appended to indicate that intermediate nozzles are involved. Advanced method I. CQ00256538 CQ00256559 CQ00256559 CQ00256561 CQ00256561 CQ00256561 CQ00256618 CQ00256618 CQ00256619 CQ00257548 CQ00257635 CQ00257970 CQ00257995 CQ00258388 Aspen Tasc+ 197 . The intermediate nozzle pressure drop was added to the pressure drop distribution results. and these relate to inlet/outlet at intermediate nozzles. and expected limits revised to give warning message if distance to wrong tubesheet is given.J-shells.Issue Number CQ00256486 Issue Description Issue Resolution Revised thermosiphon element types in the input to NOT show Column and Nozzle which are not valid inputs. where advanced method is not yet implemented) Removed spurious message on surface area needed for condensation which may occur when using the Advanced Calculation method in Tasc+ Advanced method now works with F. Also include userspecified pressure multiplier in all Advanced Method calculations.G. Program was selecting a pipe schedule higher than required. When nozzle-related errors or warnings are issued. in Rating and Simulation modes Added code to model KHT tube inserts Pass layout orientation field was being disabled in Design mode.H-shells. It should be enabled. Revised logic for selecting the pipe schedule which meets TEMA minimum.G-shell preparations for Advanced method) Advanced method will now also work with I and J-shells (except for Design mode. further corrections U-bends and non-symmetric central nozzles (and F.

Data transfer between Hetran to Tasc+ and Aerotran to Acol+ was revised to correctly transfer negative enthalpy data correctly.16 passes in design mode for F.H-shells with U-bends. Added logic to permit 8. CQ00259339 CQ00275425 CQ00267281 Aspen Tasc+ 198 .Issue Number CQ00258415 Issue Description Issue Resolution Advanced Methods not allows correctly for Checking Mode cases with unbalanced heat loads Material name not appearing on TEMA sheet when specific material number used in input.12.G.

AD Merkblätter.5. eliminating the need for data re-entry and ensuring consistency between thermal and mechanical designs. Aspen Teams/AD. Div. and nozzle reinforcement. x x x x x x x Simply support tube sheet design. Aspen Teams/ASME 2006. When used with Tasc+ or Hetran. expansion joints. Bellows expansion joints. 2007 ASME materials. and EN13445. including ASME Section VIII. Thick-walled expansion joints.5 includes the following new and enhanced features in the following areas: x x x Enhancements to Aspen Teams/ASME 2006. This enables engineers to both optimize and efficiently validate the thermal and mechanical designs of shell and tube heat exchangers. CODAP. When used as a stand-alone program in design mode. Aspen Teams provides bi-directional data transfer.Aspen Teams Product Description Aspen Teams is a comprehensive set of tools for the complete mechanical design or rating of shell & tube heat exchangers and basic pressure vessels. They conform to TEMA standards and several international codes including. shell. Improvements to Aspen Teams/EN.5 Release 2006. supports. New Features and Enhancements Release 2006. Flange Rigidity. Aspen Teams 199 . Additional enhancements. Aspen Teams can optimize the design of most components including flanges. Mandatory full radiography.1. tube sheets.5 updated Aspen Teams with the ASME code addenda for 2007 and includes the following.

Mandatory full radiography Added new material classifications that require full radiography of welds above a certain thickness. Consequently. With this design procedure. Some optional type flanges may now have different flange rigidity results.5 incorporated the new 2007 ASME materials database. Enhanced the calculations under mandatory appendix 1-8. 2007 ASME materials Release 2006. you can now ascertain if tubes located anywhere in fixed or floating exchangers are overstressed in tension or compression. tube stresses elsewhere are not being monitored. tube sheets that are welded to cylinders and that are overstressed at the junction can be designed without considering the stiffening effect of the adjacent component. Expanded the calculation of tube stresses across the tube sheet diameter: Current code rules only calculate the tube stresses at the periphery of the bundle.5 includes the following additional enhancements and improvements: x Added additional inputs for designing heat exchangers under different operating pressures and temperatures: This feature greatly improves the overall design. stress analysis and the calculation of the relative expansion/contraction between shell and tubes for special cases such as start-up. Flange Rigidity Updated the flange definitions for the calculation of flange rigidity for integral and loose flanges. rules for reinforcement of cone-to-cylinder junctions under external pressure. This new design procedure enables the design of large openings that previously could not be designed with appendix 1 or that resulted in unreasonable geometries. Thick-walled expansion joints Incorporated new acceptance stress criteria for different parts of the expansion joint.Simply supported tube sheet design With this option. This change helps the acceptance of existing thick-walled expansion joints. shut-down and upset conditions. Bellows expansion joints Updated equations for bellows expansion joint design. x x x Aspen Teams 200 . Additional enhancements Release 2006. Incorporated code case 2398. alternative method for design of reinforcement for large openings in cylindrical vessels under internal pressure.

Incorporated gaskets maximum stress values to verify compression stresses. These values are used to verify the strength of pass partition plates.5 made improvements to the material default files. This feature is particularly useful when you enter average wall tube thickness instead of minimum wall. This input is used when designing dual thickness nozzles (mostly forgings) with standard flanges. Added gaskets with inner rings only. This helps using new gasket specifications that include the maximum gasket compression. tubes) since one side may have a much higher design/operating temperature than the other. 5% for welded tubes.5. x x x x x x x x x Aspen Teams/AD 2006. Previously this feature was only available with a change code. Communication with a thermal program (Tasc+) is required. Added new inputs for nozzle cylinder thickness at the vessel wall end and for pipe OD at the flange end. Aspen Teams 201 . Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues for this release 2006. Improved the calculation of tube stresses when thermal loads are present. Now uses a default material for supports. The tubes material tolerance default for average wall tubes is 10% of thickness for seamless tubes. Communication with a thermal program (Tasc+) is required. Added tubes material tolerance.x Incorporated static pressure in overall heat exchanger design. Improved the calculation of tube sheets with flange moments. Added the capability of superimposing wind and seismic loads on body flange design. This is of particular interest to components that are subject to both the shell side and tube side fluids (tube sheets.5 Release 2006. Previous versions are not using a default material so the supports are not designed unless you enter a support material. Added processing of tube passes pressure drops. This feature completes the calculation of flanges with gaskets with inner/outer or both metal rings. Improved the calculation of embedded diameter ‘d2’ for evaluation of untubed areas in tube sheet design.5 Release 2006. Improved the calculation of the tube unsupported length for no-tubes-in-window baffle designs. Now you can let the program calculate the static pressure based on fluid operating densities obtained from thermal design or enter a static pressure. Added 100% metal replacement in reinforcing pad design to the input interface. Aspen Teams/EN 2006.5 includes the following enhancements and improvements for Aspen Teams/AD: x x x x x Added the calculation of the tube sheet flanged extension thickness per DIN 2505. Provided error messages when a material is used with a design temperature that exceeds the maximum per ASME material specifications.

This occurred when the flange cylinder thickness 'go' was automatically increased and the MAWP search algorithm started searching for a pressure lower than the design pressure. Corrected a problem with the calculation of the flange rigidity for optional type flanges. The program was using the shell side conditions for the tube side flanges. Corrected a problem with flanges MAWP being lower than the design pressure in design mode. Corrected a problem with the program ignoring the user-specified small shell length in a fixed tubesheet kettle. Corrected the calculation of hub thickness 'go' for flanges around a tubesheet. at minimum I’m going to add a comment that the issue was fixed. CQ00271078 CQ00271374 CQ00271492 CQ00271727 CQ00271843 CQ00272152 CQ00274167 CQ00272943 CQ00264719 CQ00264731 CQ00265055 Aspen Teams 202 .5. If the rigidity controls. A variable was not initialized properly so when one nozzle failed. If we don’t provide details. and the flange thickness is increased. the rest of the nozzles failed as well with identical warnings. Now both values will be 'depth'. The calculated depth was also called 'width'. Corrected a problem concerning the incorrect warning about insufficient bolting area for the body flanges. Program warned the User of a design temperature being exceeded during the external pressure calculation when in fact the design temperature was under the allowable. Corrected a problem with the EN default materials file. the program does not use the correct rigidity formula under certain conditions. Corrected a program fatal error for U-tube exchangers with certain material combinations.What’s Fixed The following issues were fixed in release 2006. This file had an entry assigned to tubesheets as a tube material instead of plate or forging. Corrected a problem with an incorrect warning. Issue Number Issue Description Issue Resolution Corrected a discrepancy between a warning concerning saddle depth and calculated depth. We need to provide a description and a resolution. Corrected the application of earthquake loads to support design under special conditions when the User had specified 'No' to earthquake loads in horizontal U-tube exchangers. Corrected a problem with incorrect overstress warnings for external loads nozzle calculations.

Needed support plate and wear plate material names. No external pressure minimum thickness is used. The program code was using an incorrect load case. Corrected the calculation of fixed tubesheets per UHX when the User enters the shell thickness adjacent to the tubesheet ("ts. The program was incorrectly including the groove depth in the tubesheet thickness calculation. Eliminated unnecessary warnings that were confusing to the user. Corrected a problem with the inside diameter of a rear kettle cylinder flange. This was incorrect because the dimensions were already in the corroded c Warning 322 concerning maximum temperature limits for expansion joint design no longer applicable. Corrected problem with the TEMA minimum U-bend tube thickness calculation for Teams/EN (European code). The program was using the small shell diameter instead of the kettle diameter.Issue Number CQ00265193 Issue Description Issue Resolution Corrected a problem with the tubesheet thickness calculation for Utubes during the differential design pressure case. Corrected a problem with the selection of the MDMT curve and the governing thickness for loose flanges. The weights in the Tasc+ setting plan were in Newtons. Under certain conditions the corrosion allowance for this part was not used properly resulting in an incorrect tubesheet th Corrected a problem with the program failing to warn the User when an overstress condition occurred during the corroded design pass for UHX fixed tubesheets and the new condition controlled the design. Corrected a problem in designing body flanges around a tubesheet. The controlling number of bolts was not being used for both flanges. Corrected a problem with calculating the nozzle diameter for hill side nozzles in the reinforcing calculation section. Coverted to Kgf to be consistent with the displayed units and the rest of Teams GUI and Teams setting plan. Under some conditions. Corrected the calculation of the tubesheet flanged extension for Utubes when TEMA is used. The inputted geometry does not provide enough clearance for a nut wrench. only the internal pressure minimum thickness calculation is used. It has been taken out of the ASME code. Added warning.1"). Program does not warn the user of a violation in minimum flange dimensions during a flange rating. CQ00265362 CQ00265367 CQ00265959 CQ00267387 CQ00267691 CQ00267799 CQ00267807 CQ00267965 CQ00268289 CQ00268291 CQ00259244 CQ00259245 CQ00259437 CQ00259835 CQ00260058 Aspen Teams 203 . Corrected missing material names under horizontal saddle supports. The program was using the procedure for floating tubesheets instead of U-tube tubesheets. Corrected calculation output for fixed tubesheets in that the adjacent corroded shell thickness was not being printed. Corrected a problem with the treatment of pass partition grooves in clad tubesheets. the program was selecting the rules for welded flanges instead of nonwelded. The program was adding the corrosion allowance to the result. Teams/EN (European code).

Warning 126 was not providing enough information to trace it back to the WRC-107 calculation. Part D (internal pressure) and Section II.Issue Number CQ00260147 CQ00260184 CQ00260250 CQ00260255 Issue Description Issue Resolution Corrected problem with 2 title lines missing in the detail output for fixed tubesheet design according to UHX. Added additional information. A warning is now provided. Program was using the 3/4 factor on the wrong value. Corrected a problem with the formula for the calculation of the channel stresses when a floating tubesheet is welded to the channel. Corrected a warning when tube-to-tubesheet loads fail in TEMA. The program was not taking into account the stiffening effect of the attached flanges as a line of support. The program was not adding the default corrosion allowance to the thickness when comparing minimum required with inputted. Corrected a problem with the calculation of the maximum allowable working pressure when the flange rigidity controls and the user has entered the flange thickness. Provided an option to not use the flange rigidity calculations for floating head flanges designed per ASME 1-6(d). Corrected a problem with the calculation of the minimum nozzle cylinder thickness per ASME service restrictions for air. Corrected a problem with the calculation of cone lengths for internal and external pressure in fixed tubesheet units. CQ00260270 CQ00260537 CQ00260616 CQ00261516 CQ00261560 CQ00261564 CQ00261658 CQ00261660 CQ00261662 CQ00261825 CQ00261826 CQ00261855 Aspen Teams 204 . Corrected formula for reinforcement calculation for large-diameter nozzles per ASME 1-7. Corrected an infinite loop when the program incorrectly set the bellows expansion joint allowable stress to zero. The calculation was only for ASME so the warning was not applicable. steam and water service. ASME material databank entry for Material SA-179 was corrected for its data on modulus of elasticity. Added warnings when the design temperature for a component exceeds the ASME code allowable temperature per Section II. Part D. Corrected a problem with the user-specified backing ring flange thickness for a floating head. . Corrected a problem with nozzle reinforcement calculation for large nozzles per appendix 1-7. The parallel limit was not being calculated correctly. the program was not calculating the MAWP correctly. The program always used the OD formula even though the User wanted to use the ID formula. Corrected a problem with the program ignoring the user-specified shell cover cylinder length for external pressure. If the flange thickness failed the rigidity calculation. Until now. Corrected a problem with the formula used to calculate the cone reducer thickness. Also provided this options as a preference item in the fabrication standards file. Subpart 3 (external pressure). a run could be finished with allowable stress being omitted.

Issue Number CQ00261932 Issue Description Issue Resolution Corrected a problem with the failure of the program to warn the user that the stress at the junction channel-tubesheet was exceeding the allowable during a rating run. Users are confusing the old B-JAC ASME database with the current annual ASME database as set in Program Settings. Teams . Teams/ASME. Gasket width was OK. ID and thickness of the head. Added input item for the wind load factor according to NBCC 1995. The actual flange thickness and the corrosion allowance was not properly taken into account in the calculations and in the sectional drawing. Corrected a problem with the bundle weight calculation for 'S' type exchangers. Added warning when the unsupported tube spans in U-tube units exceed the TEMA maximum. Corrected a problem with issuing a TEMA stress warning when TEMA was not the tubesheet design method selected. Under some conditions a warning was issued that the flange was failing the rigidity calculation when in fact it was not. Corrected a display problem with the shell stresses in the tubesheet detail section. Incorrect warning issued concerning gasket width not sufficient. Teams/ASME. Added to input and renamed in detail calculation output.75 when it should have been factor 1. Corrected erroneous warning for the flange rigidity calculation. Corrected a problem with the program using the internal pressure moments only for the rigidity calculation of a floating head flange. backing ring for floating head units. These items need to be removed before the bundle can be pulled.5. The bundle weight should not include the rear head. Added input options for specifying corrosion allowance on the OD. Revised the shear calculation results for TEMA 'S' type floating heads to provide more clarification. flange. CQ00262183 CQ00262196 CQ00262224 CQ00262373 CQ00262382 CQ00263122 CQ00263128 CQ00263150 CQ00263151 CQ00263157 CQ00263161 CQ00264073 CQ00264360 CQ00264369 CQ00264544 CQ00252137 CQ00252485 Aspen Teams 205 . The program was using factor 1. floaring head flange and backing ring.Corrected formula for U-tubes UHX calculation variable h'g. Prior program code was not including the length in the U-bends. Added 'for ASME use Metals' to the menu label under the material database utility. Incorrect treatment of the floating head flange thickness input. Corrected problem with program not using the bolt load of an attached flange on the stationary tubesheet for units of types CES and CET. Program was ignoring the external pressure moments which could control. Tube-to-tubesheet joint mean metal temperature not shown. Warning issued before the gasket width optimization was completed. Corrected formula for the area calculation for large nozzles. Added a warning when prohibited materials are used per UCS-6(b) rules.

Issue Number Issue Description Issue Resolution Added the TEMA minimum pass partition thickness to the results. Revised Warning 287 to say: "Cone compression ring added for reinforcement. For the shell side flanges.11(3)) and UHX (UHX-10) are not applicable for tubesheet design because both methods were developed with uniform perforated tube patterns. In rating mode. When the User enters a nozzle thickness and is less than Code minimum. In the calculation of the MAWP. An output item has been added showing the minimum thickness used in the calculation of the pipe tolerance. the tolerance is based on the minimum thickness. The new gasket numbers are 1665. 1390 and 1391). both TEMA (RCB-7. Warnings 548 and 720 have been improved by providing the tube thickness results which explain why the warnings are being issued. With this change if the flange rigidity controls the flange thickness. Now Teams can handle gaskets with outer metal rings only (#1383. Prior to this program change the MAWP was too generous for some particular designs. When used. When a cone is used for the front head. The program has been changed so if the entered thickness is greater than minimum. Added warnings when the user enters a pass partition thickness less than TEMA or less than minimum required per specified pressure drop. The resulting dimensions were not consistent. CQ00252642 CQ00252819 CQ00252926 CQ00252961 CQ00255337 CQ00255571 CQ00255987 CQ00256132 CQ00256134 CQ00256144 CQ00256219 CQ00256277 CQ00256302 Aspen Teams 206 . the program was ignoring the inputted outer metal ring width for the floating head flange. 1666 and 1667. If less than minimum. 1384 and 1388) and gaskets with inner and outer metal rings (#1389. the MAWP calculated for the flanges will be correct. the tolerance is based on the inputted thickness. not the inputted thickness. Corrected a problem with the program ignoring the user-specified floating head outer metal ring width. Corrected the hub flange thickness 'go' calculation following the new appendix 2 rules. Added new note concerning No Tubes in Window baffle design. Please increase cone thickness if reinforcing ring not desired" issued when design did not have a reinforcing ring. the program was not calculating the mandatory requirements per appendix 1-8 for reinforcement of cone-to-cylinder junction under external pressure Gaskets with inner metal rings only have been added. the program was not including the now mandatory body flange rigidity calculation. Corrected problem when the user enters the flange hub thickness 'go' in program Design mode. the program uses a pipe tolerance based on the minimum thickness. It now adjusts all flange dimensions appropriately. Added option input a different pass partition material for the rear head. the program was using the tube side pressure.

132 was incorrect for certain exchanger types. Now it has been added to code details. Added input item to specify the rear pass partition pressure drop when designing the rear head. The problem was corrected. the program calculates a nozzle projection that is later erroneously used for the calculation of the saddles support projection. The calculation and other displays are correct (summary output). The EN code was not being displayed in the setting plan drawing (ASME was shown). The UHX-13 and UHX-13 formulas for cylinder stress at the tubesheet-to-cylinder junction were corrected. V1 and V2 were transposed. In the calculation results for nozzle shear. Added transfer of the tube side nozzle orientation from Teams to Tasc+. This problem has been fixed. The geometry selection of the pass partition plate per TEMA RCB9. The flange rigidity results for the shell cover flange were incorrect. the displayed nominal thickness for the clad cylinder in the code details section did not make sense. CQ00256370 CQ00256513 CQ00256574 CQ00256575 CQ00256606 CQ00256621 CQ00257250 CQ00257360 CQ00257633 CQ00257637 CQ00257639 CQ00257650 CQ00257816 CQ00257849 CQ00257924 CQ00257973 Aspen Teams 207 . For other types. This correction fixed "AL". The actual gasket compression stress was not being shown in the flange calculation. This creates an incorrect pass partition area "AL" that is used in UHX. Added input for front and rear pass partition materials and thicknesses.Issue Number CQ00256307 Issue Description Issue Resolution Correct logic for option to identify the location of the front head (top or bottom). Incorrect limits were being applied to trigger the calculation for large nozzles per 1-7(b)(1). For EN runs. the loads per WRC-107. the pass partition dimensions were also incorrect because the length of attached hub flanges was not taken into account when calculating the pass partition length. The MAWP for U-tube tubesheets was not being calculated under certain conditions. The results used were for the rear shell flange. Prior to this change the hub thickness was calculated per the cylinder formulas but the numbers used in the calculation were not shown in results. Added the rigidity results to warning #491.. For U-tubes tubesheets with rotated square layout. With this correction the shell cover flange rigidity results are correctly processed.dll (drawings). This calculation results in a negative value that later can crash the program. In certain cases where clad for cylinders is specified. The program was using the cylinder OD instead of the ID. The TEMA minimum pass partition thickness was incorrect at the break point of the table (60"). The new mandatory requirement for the calculation of the flange hub thickness per the cylinder formula is now explained in the flange code detail section. When an horizontal exchanger has nozzles on the heads. the program maintains cleaning lanes. Teams/Fabex. It was being ignored by the program for vertical exchangers.

When getting tube counts from HTRI. Corrected a problem with Teams bypassing table UCS-57 for mandatory full radiography. Corrected a problem when the User specifies '0' corrosion allowance for both sides. etc. Issued a new warning in this regard. the tubes do fit if the maximum deviation per pass is relaxed a little bit (default 5%).e. The program was still using a default corrosion allowance for the outside of the dish cover and floating head. It referenced UG-23(e) when it should have been UG-32(e). such as 5A. The program was selecting a pipe material if the head material was a pipe instead of a plate material.Issue Number CQ00258012 CQ00258015 CQ00258017 CQ00258018 CQ00258113 Issue Description Issue Resolution Corrected a problem with inputted flange hub thickness 'go' not being used by the program. i. the program was calculating the junction stress using the shell thickness instead of the channel thickness. 9B. A certain combinations of input parameters can results in a divide by zero in the nozzle section where data is being manipulated to be transferred to Tasc+. Under certain conditions. Teams/AD (German code). Prior to the correction the program was still using TEMA defaults for the side that the User wanted no corrosion allowance for some components. Corrected a problem with the dish-only head inside corrosion allowance. However. the results could be conservative or not. Corrected problem with the program using the incorrect external pressure design temperature for the front head cover. the program was not taking into consideration the effect of the adjacent flange. Corrected a problem with the tubesheet calculation for fixed tubesheet exchangers. CQ00258142 CQ00258252 CQ00258256 CQ00258299 CQ00258411 CQ00259049 CQ00259156 CQ00259182 CQ00275789 CQ00276079 CQ00277093 Aspen Teams 208 . The database creation process was not processing materials with "P" numbers with a letter. Depending on the relative thicknesses. tubesheets. Corrected problem with program not using the inputted plate material tolerance in the external pressure calculations for heads. For U-tube exchangers with a welded channel-to-tubesheet junction. Corrected a problem with the program adding outside corrosion allowance to a floating head flange made of alloy without the User specifying any corrosion allowance(s). Corrected a problem with default corrosion allowances when the User specified '0' for the tube or shell sides. Corrected a problem with the nozzle reinforcing pad outside diameter having a default value of a very small negative number. Corrected Note 89. Corrected a problem with the calculation of the stationary tubesheet diameter when bolted to flanges with gaskets with outer metal rings. Program was using a default value even though User had specified '0' for the whole tube side. in some instances Teams warns the User that the tubes do not fit. Corrected a problem with pass partition materials selected for default.

The distance between saddles used in the force calculation was incorrect under certain conditions. Corrected the calculation of nozzle MAPWs for certain input parameter combinations. Corrected the selection of a fixed tubesheet thickness from the corroded conditions when the controlling condition was the new design for certain fixed tubesheet units. Corrected a problem in the calculation of the MAWP for hillside nozzles. Program had failed to initialize the expansion joint material allowable stress. the German construction code. The program was using the formulas for radial nozzles. Added note 771 to recommend to use code case 2499 when the tubesheet shear stress con Corrected unnecessary flange warnings in rating mode. Corrected an infinite loop when the default material for lifting lugs is used at a temperature exceeding the ASME material tables. Improved the calculation of tube stresses when thermal stresses are present. Corrected a problem with treatment of the corrosion allowance in steel backing ring flanges when the attached floating head is made of a non-ferrous alloy. The new tubesheet thickness was not being displayed properly. Corrected the output for the calculation of fixed tubesheets in both the corroded and non-corroded cases using UHX. Teams/AD (German code). Corrected a problem with the calculation of the tube unsupported span for no-tubes-in-window using ADM. Corrected program hanging during the calculation of a bellows expansion joint. Corrected out-of-synchronization issues with the component design module (TeamsC) in relation to inside floating head designs.Issue Number CQ00277095 Issue Description Issue Resolution Corrected the diameter for a gasket with an inner metal ring for flat bolted covers shown on the flat cover fabrication drawing. Improved and corrected calculations and display for wind and seismic loads in horizontal exchangers. Corrected a problem with the program ignoring external pressure calculations per appendix 1-8 for rear head cones. Under certain conditions the program was accessing the functions outside of their mathematical scope. The resulting MAWP was lower than it needed to be. Teams/AD (German code). Corrected a problem with the program ignoring the user-specified bolted flat cover allowable stress at operating temperature. Corrected problem with the program ignoring the user-specified gusset thickness in saddles design. Corrected a problem with the accessing of the Kelvin functions. CQ00277177 CQ00277254 CQ00277332 CQ00277344 CQ00277502 CQ00277509 CQ00283709 CQ00283863 CQ00283876 CQ00283877 CQ00260097 CQ00260095 CQ00284377 CQ00284781 CQ00285463 CQ00285490 Aspen Teams 209 .

The TEMA paragraph 7. The optimization routines did not yield a results thus the program was freezing.5 flange ratings for group 1. Corrected the required wall thickness for hill-side nozzles when located beyond 80% of the head diameter. Corrected problem with calculating body flanges for large diameter.1. Corrected a problem with Teams/AD (German code) when the minimum bolt diameter is entered and the program cannot find a solution using the minimum bolt diameter. Corrected and updated external pressure tables per ASME section II Part D. Eliminated large pass partition clearances for U-Tube layouts with rotated SQ pitch to match other software results. Corrected a problem with not enough decimal places for proper conversion of Torque units. high temperature. Corrected a problem with the calculation of reinforcing for certain radial nozzles. Program was not designing the bolted flat cover. Corrected pressure units for the operating load cases when in SI or Metric units. CQ00285977 CQ00286019 CQ00286021 CQ00287130 CQ00287257 CQ00260095 CQ00288638 CQ00289638 CQ00289793 CQ00289638 CQ00290041 CQ00296515 Aspen Teams 210 . Program failed to verify the 80% diameter rule under certain conditions. Corrected problem with the TEMA tubesheet design method for differential pressure design. high pressure alloy floating point exchanger.165 was not longer appearing in the detail section. The program was not converting the pressure units correctly. The TEMA paragraph 7. Corrected problem with double tubesheet designs in AEU exchangers. Corrected problem in some nozzles where the parallel limit is incorrectly calculated when the nozzle is flanged and a forging. Corrected problem with the TEMA tubesheet design method for differential pressure design. Revamped warnings.Issue Number CQ00285561 CQ00285572 CQ00285734 Issue Description Issue Resolution Corrected problem with allowing construction with Titanium or Zirconium plates without specifying full X-Ray per UNF-57.165 was not longer appearing in the detail section. The program was using a hill-side method when in fact the nozzle was radial. Corrected pressure-temperature ANSI B16. Corrected and improved processing of LWN type nozzles.

theses programs are based on over 25 years of research experience and industrial applications.Aspen Tools Product Description Aspen Tools are a collection of software programs focusing on solids and separation processes. Compatibility Notes The following lists and describes compatibility notes and issues for release 2006. Similar to Aspen Process Manual tools. New Features and Enhancements There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006.5 x x These programs should install in parallel to previous releases. All data files should be compatible.5. Aspen Tools 211 .

For example.5 includes the following new features and enhancements: x x x x x x User defined graphical expansion and mapping of objects from simulation to PFD equipment and from PFD to Preliminary P&ID. with all associated piping. Document grouping for common batch action. such as Print and Issue. valves. Ad-hoc reporting. Drawing Editor Usability Enhancements The following usability enhancements were made to the Drawing Editor: x x Graphical Undo Smart Deleting of Inline Objects Aspen Zyqad 212 . or to expand an object from the stockpile into a more detailed assembly on the new diagram. You can use a template to place a multi-object assembly from the symbol library. and associated pumps. New Features Release 2006. Enhanced client/server communications over a WAN via TCP/IP. you can define a template to expand a distillation model from a simulator into the tower. and other detail for placement on a Preliminary P&ID. Drawing Editor Usability enhancements. accumulator. User Defined Graphical Expansion You can create and save multiple symbols and connections into “expansion templates” These templates let you quickly expand single objects on one diagram into multiple objects on another diagram.Aspen Zyqad Product Description Aspen Zyqad provides integration of front-end engineering work processes and management of process data and knowledge throughout the engineering lifecycle. reboiler. General Usability enhancements. Additionally. condenser. you can also define a template to expand a pump from the PFD into the pump and standby.

Document Grouping for Common Batch Actions Create a new Document Folder in the Aspen Zyqad Explorer. If the connections have flow or other data associated with them. Zyqad merges any connections of the same class that are co-linear and that connected to the deleted inline item. For example. you can easily print all the documents in a folder with a single command. Enhanced Client/Server Communications Over a WAN using TCP/IP Clients can now specify a TCP/IP transport type and port number for Client/Server communications that allows secure operation of Zyqad through a corporate firewall and over a wide area network. Ad-Hoc Reporting You can select fields from a datasheet and generate a query that outputs the values for the selected fields for all applicable objects to a CSV file for Excel. Aspen Zyqad 213 .x Multiple Insertion of Symbols Onto a Drawing Graphical Undo You can undo up to 10 graphical operations in succession. Perform actions on all datasheets and diagrams in the folder with a single command. Line cuts are made when you release the symbol as active. Smart Deleting of Inline Objects When you delete an inline item. or perform change management operations such as Submit/Check/Issue on a set of documents with a single command. and the data differ. Multiple Insertion of Symbols Onto a Drawing A symbol selected from the library remains active for placement and can be placed in multiple locations before line cuts are made. Zyqad prompts you to specify which data to keep. General Usability Enhancements The following general usability enhancements have been added: x x User Defined Gauge Pressure Copying Data Between Similar Objects User Defined Gauge Pressure Unit conversion operations now use a user defined atmospheric pressure for gauge pressure conversions.

Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006.Copying Data between Similar Objects You may now execute a method to copy data between two existing objects. Aspen Zyqad 214 .5.

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