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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5 continues using the Software License Manager (SLM) built upon Sentinel License Manager technology from Rainbow Technologies. aspenONE™ 2006. and deployment of process knowledge throughout the engineering enterprise. helping customers to make faster decisions and operate more efficiently and profitably within the areas of engineering design. The 2006. Key capabilities: x x x x Use consistent models to design. 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 . listed alphabetically. This document provides an overview of product functionality and details the new capabilities and major enhancements for each product in the Aspen Engineering Suite.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 release of AES offers exciting new functionality and key enhancements that further advance AspenTech’s products. AES 2006.Introduction Introduction to the Aspen Engineering Suite™ The Aspen Engineering Suite™ (AES) is an integrated engineering environment that provides business value through the creation.5 is the third release of our integrated solutions which includes the former Hyprotech suite of products. management. AES 2006. simulation and optimization.

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

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

New Transfer UA to End Point button. Interface option for HYSYS process simulator. User-specified recap profiles. 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. Pre-defined slots and user-saved plots.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. 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. Process-side heat transfer enhancements. Aspen Acol+ 15 . 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.New Features and Enhancements Release 2006. 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. Output in detailed interval analysis. Option for use of Moore Fans. Design constraint in Acol+ design mode. Input for explicit setting plan dimension. Data Transfer capability from Acol+ to Plate+ and Tasc+. SaveAsEdr utility. Interface option for Aspen Plus process simulator. 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.

Option for Use of Moore Fans Acol+ can use Moore fan correlations to select fan diameter and number of fans. the program selects the candidate that has the best maximum face velocity and shows it as the final design. The explicitly specified setting plan dimensions are only used in setting plan drawing.or cold-side depending upon whether tube side is being heated or cooled. fan motor. Design Constraint in Acol+ Design Mode Acol+ can use maximum face velocity as a design constraint to design air-coolers. 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. the program then uses the selected fan diameter and number of fans to determine all other fan characteristics. Boiling coefficient in interval analysis for tube side vaporizing application. 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 program evaluates all outlet temperature points and corresponding flows. If actual dimension is specified. After fan diameter and number of fans are determined by Moore fan correlations. An enhancement was made to the implementation of film mass-transfer correction that gives higher heat transfer coefficients. Compared with the standard fan selection method. the Moore Fans size selection is a more detailed fan selection based on typical fan size used by the Moore Fan manufacture. Also. Input for Explicitly Setting Plan Dimensions Acol+ now allows input to explicitly specify setting plan dimension. 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. Output in Detailed Interval Analysis Acol+ now displays the following coefficient information: x x Condensing coefficient in interval analysis for tube side condensing application. Tube-side process conditions and physical properties are transferred to hot. This enhancement generates higher heat transfer coefficients. and plenum dimensions of an air cooler unit. Aspen Acol+ 16 . then. it overrides any specified ratio. In Acol+ design mode with varying outside flow.

The Recap feature allows you to easily compare results from different runs side-by-side. 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 Acol+ 17 . and you can now select from these plots to see plotted data. The conversion utility converts one or more selected files to the Acol+ input format. A large number of pre-defined plots were added.5 | Conversion Utility menu. As a result. You always had the capability to customize this list for a given run. Absolutely no programming knowledge is required to use this tool. you can now save a customized list of variables under a Recap Profile Name and use it with any subsequent application runs. 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. 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. 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. 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. However. 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. 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. In addition.

Aspen OSE Workbook is part of the Open Simulation Environment Base offering.5. Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006. Aspen Acol+ 18 .Additional tools are available in 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.

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

Aspen Acol+ 20 . specified as process parameters.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. Changed message 8810 text to refer explicitly to liquid and vapor data. 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. Program was always selecting a fan OD. Corrected calculation engine mapping for outside tube heat transfer scaling factor. Corrected the design logic for selecting the lowest cost unit based on capital and operating cost. Corrected cost analysis for tube in plate fin types. Corrected the Area Ratio result displayed when in Checking mode. CQ00220988 CQ00248433 CQ00255881 CQ00256282 CQ00256564 CQ00257285 CQ00257286 CQ00257531 CQ00258174 Aspen Acol+ 21 . Acol+ summary screen was revised to include nozzle inlet and outlet rhov2 values. Revised code to allow in-line bundle to use HTFS3 as outside tube calculation method. Revised code to use correct default excel template file for Acol+.Issue Number CQ00263223 Issue Description Need description Issue resolution Revised code to avoid using XP or PT flash to get enthalpy. 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. Corrected crashes and abnormal stream property errors generated when switching outside application types between dry air and dry gas and vice versa. Revised code to accept cases with streams having properties for a 2nd liquid phase but no 1st liquid phase. Applied fix to allow Acol+ diagrams to be dragged to Excel template. Enthalpy is solely based on the initial flash calculation. Added warning 4033 to indicate that pressure drop calculation doesn't take into account wet air condensation. Order of display of properties now shown in same order as Tasc+ and Plate+. Fan blade diameter input was being ignored.

CQ00267281 CQ00258968 Acol+ in design with varying flow mode was not showing air inlet temp as required when the heat load was specified. 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. It should have been. Data transfer between Hetran to Tasc+ and Aerotran to Acol+ was revised to correctly transfer negative enthalpy data correctly. Aspen Acol+ 22 .

Aspen Adsim Product Description Aspen Adsim® is a comprehensive flowsheet simulator developed for the optimal design. New pUser_g_Pump_Performance2 Procedure A new procedure was added to the library.5 includes the following new features and enhancements: x x x x A new procedure was added to the library. If you change the value of a variable from its default. 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. simulation. It can be used to develop and identify optimal adsorbents.NET 2005. similar to the existing pUser_g_Pump_Performance. This new argument is a derating factor. Aspen Adsim 23 . design better adsorption cycles and improve general plant operations.5 now supports Microsoft Visual C++ . 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. optimization and analysis of adsorption processes. but including an extra argument. the variable value color changes from blue to black. Aspen Adsim 2006. New Features and Enhancements Release 2006. A new Global Data option enables you to view values of stream variables on your flowsheet.

see the Aspen Custom Modeler Help. For more detail. You can switch display of Global data on or off from the View menu. Aspen Adsim 24 .Stream Data Displayed on the Flowsheet A 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. making it easier to visualize what is happening in your process model.

which can then be loaded into Aspen Adsim 2006. 2004 and 2004.1 for creating Fortran procedures.0 or 9.5 now supports the use of Microsoft Visual C++ .values that match the old integrator as closely as possible.ada files. Aspen Adsim 2006.1 release.5. it would change back to blue. it automatically switches to the equivalent newer integrator. In previous versions. consider the following compatibility issues when upgrading your existing simulations to Aspen Adsim 2006.1) integrators are old implementations that have been superseded by the Implicit Euler and Gear integrators that were introduced in the 12. It also supports Microsoft Visual Basic . Previous versions of Visual C++ are not supported.1).Support for Visual Studio . Compatibility Notes The following lists and describes compatibility notes and issues for release 2006. This makes it easier to see all values that you have deliberately entered.5 supports the use Intel Fortran 9. This is a result of some solver options that have become obsolete or have been renamed. It now remains in black to show that you have changed the value.1) and Gear (11.5: You can now install and use Aspen Adsim 2006. Aspen Adsim Document (. Load these files into the previous version and export them as . These integrators were withdrawn at version 2006.5 also supports the use of Microsoft Visual Basic .NET 2003 and Microsoft Visual Basic 6. Saving the file in Aspen Adsim 2006. Theses were included in the 12.ada) files generated using previous versions are compatible with Version 2006. VSIE (11.5 at the same time as Aspen Adsim 2006 and other previous versions of Aspen Adsim. x x Aspen Adsim 25 . Aspen Adsim Language (. The value only reverts to blue if you right-click on the value and select Reset to Default. and selects option.adb) files exported from previous versions Aspen Adsim cannot be loaded in Aspen Adsim 2006. the variable value color changes from blue to black.and tolerance.NET 2005 for creating C/C++ procedures and for exporting models for use in Aspen Plus. Touched Variables Always Shown in Black If you change the value of a variable from its default. However.NET 2005 for creating custom forms. if you changed the variable value back to its default. You may see some warning messages when loading an Aspen Adsim file from a previous version into Aspen Adsim 2006.1. even though the value is equal to the default.5 eliminates these warnings. Aspen Adsim 2006.NET 2005 Aspen Adsim 2006. If you load a simulation that uses one of these integrators.1 versions to give time for transition of existing simulations to the new integrators. This is unchanged from Aspen Adsim 2006.5.5: x The ImpEuler (11.

appdf file using Aspen Plus 2006.5 or Aspen Properties 2006.5 input file includes the Aspen Properties property package. To continue. you must regenerate the . If you try to load a physical properties file (.x When using Aspen Properties/Aspen Plus property package: If your Aspen Adsim 2006. Aspen Adsim 26 . If you are using an external property package in the form of an Aspen Plus . You should leave the application and reload your input file once you have rectified the problem. exit Aspen Adsim before loading any further simulations.aprpdf) that was generated using an earlier version of Aspen Plus or Aspen Properties.5.appdf file or an Aspen Properties . or it may be due to an incompatible PDF file version. Please refer to the Aspen Properties error messages first. you can load it directly into Aspen Adsim 2006.appdf or . After you receive this error.aprpdf file.5.5.appdf File. the following error message appears: SAIPIN-F-Error loading Aspen your . then these files created with earlier versions of that software are not compatible with Aspen Adsim 2006.

Aspen Aerotran can determine the optimum heat exchanger configuration that satisfies the specified heat duty.5. and other tubular crossflow heat exchangers. Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006. 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™. Aspen Aerotran 27 . allowable pressure drop. The program can also be used to check and rate heat exchangers for required process duties. New Features and Enhancements There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006. process improvements modeled for various process operating scenarios. When integrated with Aspen Plus. 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. and/or maximum velocity. and costly maintenance schedules optimized.Aspen Aerotran Product Description Aspen Aerotran® is a program for air coolers.5. When used as a stand-alone program in design mode.

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

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

Campaign overlap and batch overlap for a production plan. Blanket pressure added to set-state operation.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. Pack-column operation allows column to be partially packed. Heat transfer operations use vessel specific minimum approach temperature. Consistent way of displaying emission control devices in the schedule view. Aspen Batch Plus 30 . New Features and Enhancements Release 2006. Automation of simulating step batches and production plan.5 includes new features and enhancements in the following areas: x x Simulation Engine and Operations Data Management Simulation Engine and Operations Release 2006. enabling companies to bring new products to market at greater speed and reduced cost. Vent status for each vessel in operations is reported in quick results.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. Emission control devices in multiple-use.

Then Batch Plus generates the Step batch sequence of 4 batches of Step A. 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. 1 batch of Step B. For example. 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 release 2006. If 500 kg is specified for the Final Product for the campaign. Aspen Batch Plus 31 . Release 2006. Automation of simulating Step batches and Production Plan Simulate Batch is no longer required for simulating plan. This new Batch Overlap gives you more flexible production planning. 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. You can use this option by right-mouse-clicking on the production plan from the Plan explorer and selecting Simulate Batches and Plan item. Batch Plus calculates the required number of Step batches belonging to the Process on the basis of quantity specified. 4 batches of Step A. 1 batch of Step B. or click on Run main menu as shown in the screenshot below. In previous versions simulating all the Step batches one-by-one was required before simulating a Production Plan or Process. In previous versions the sequence generated was 20 batches of Step A and 5 batches of Step B.5 adds automate simulating of all the Step batches and then the Production Plan or Process using one button. Batch Plus calculates that total Step batches required is 25 Step batches. 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. 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.Scheduling of Process Campaign for a Production Plan When a Process is used for a campaign in a production plan.5. This enables Process campaign to be used more realistically to scheduling and planning.

The setting is available in Preferences… | Vapor Emission | Model Parameters | Flash Condenser Calculation. Moreover. continuous type devices were also displayed if the option was turned on. respectively. Aspen Properties flash option for condensers Condenser emissions are calculated using the procedure outlined in the EPA’s Pharmaceutical MACT regulation. Liquid1 and Liquid2 represent the bottom and top layer.Consistent way of displaying emission control devices in the schedule view In this version. 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. If C-25 is multiple-use. Note that two immiscible phases. then the two operations can occur at the same time. blanket Aspen Batch Plus 32 . the display of devices in the schedule view depended on the types of devices in an inconsistent way. 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. that is. The only state supported was agitation. charge ST-A and ST-B are in parallel and both vessels vent to an emission control path containing condenser C-25. Emissions from condensers can optionally be calculated using an iterative flash in Aspen Properties. batch type devices were always displayed regardless if air emission calculation option was turned on. 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. For example. 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. In this version. Note that turning on the air emissions calculation under Tools|Options|Simulation Batch is required to take this into account. 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. A regulation for batch processing of Miscellaneous Organic chemicals requires the calculation of emissions from condensers using an iterative flash procedure instead. batch type of devices does not display in schedule view. Quick Results|Streams tab shows all the streams around the decanter. When multiple-use for control devices is specified. 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. In this version. it is possible to have two operations in parallel where the two operations use the same emission control device. if the option is turned off. Emission control devices in multiple-use Emission control devices in multiple-use are no longer scheduling constraints in this version. Emission control devices can now be shared resources the same as Buffer Tank. In previous versions.

not from end to end. that is.5 contains a set of public interfaces to which custom .dlls or assemblies can be written to interface any materials and equipment databases to Batch Plus. Batch Plus 2006. In case of a partially packed column.5. a column can be partially packed. 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.dll or assembly interface functions are written.5 also uses these interfaces to notify you when the remote database is updated and provides a choice to update the local project. Vent status is also stored in MS Access results database. The materials and equipment selected from the central (remote) database are imported into your Batch Plus project. Vent status for each vessel in operations is reported in Quick Results The vent status is reported in Contents tab of Quick Results. Batch Plus automatically accesses it for data. Once the custom . It is reported for initial and final contents for the vessel. 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. Batch Plus 2006. a minimum approach temperature can be specified for each vessel being heated/cooled.5: Aspen Batch Plus 33 . the bed-volume is the volume of packed volume instead of physical volume of the chromatography column. Compatibility Notes The following lists and describes compatibility notes and issues for release 2006. Data Management Release 2006. in the Equipment Contents table.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.

087. its vapor pressure is 0.x Emissions may be lower in some simulations due to a change in the calculation of vapor pressures. the Antoine equation was applied out of range at this temperature resulting in a very low or in some cases a negative number. you must reenter values for those fields. For the Line-Blow operation.158. If you are referring to these fields in an Operating Instruction template.000 to 200. Previously. the subsequent column operations results might be different.000 to 300. The Pack-Column is not upward compatible. Since the Pack-Column allows the column to be partially packed in version 2006. the group index for First Wash has changed from 300. Change in project and step database: the group ID for the Cake group changed from 200. You must manually update any project created prior to version 2006.5 which contains Pack-Column. If the temperature is below the freezing point for a component.5. any emission for the operation is different as well. x x x x x Aspen Batch Plus 34 . the exhaust stream pressure from the destination vessel is different from the previous version. The Generic-Batch equipment class is no longer be shown as inventory location in any operation. This is due to the PackColumn enhancement which requires the source of the packing.

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

the behavior is the same as in Aspen BatchSep 2006.1 file into Aspen BatchSep 2006. When the value in a field is the default value.Operating-Steps Upgrades The following lists and briefly describes operating-steps upgrades: x x x Column Pressure Drop. x Compatibility Notes The following describes compatibility notes and issues for release 2006.5. The first time you run the simulation. 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.5.1 input file must be re-generated using Aspen Plus or Aspen Properties 2006. You can use an Aspen Plus stream to transfer material between Aspen BatchSep and other unit operation blocks on the flowsheet. As a result. If the trigger condition is not met within this time. BatchSep ends the operating step. changing the units no longer leads to a change in the value of the corresponding field. 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. You can now specify a Maximum Duration for each operating step.1 input file includes your Aspen Properties property package. If your Aspen BatchSep 2004 or 2004. You can then load your Aspen BatchSep 2004 or 2004. Aspen BatchSep 36 .appdf or .5. For results forms. it is automatically updated to be compatible with the new capabilities in Aspen BatchSep 2006. and Stage Duty can now be modified in an operating step. After running for the first time. Stage Pressure Drop. the simulation does not need to be re-initialized again unless you make any changes to the configuration.aprpdf file. you can load this directly into Aspen BatchSep 2006.1 into Aspen BatchSep 2006. BatchSep in Aspen Plus Aspen BatchSep is now available as a distinct unit operation within the Aspen Plus unit operations model library.5: If you load a simulation created in Aspen BatchSep 2004 or 2004. you should restart the simulation and save the file. it is displayed as grey instead of blue. the Operating Steps regenerates and the simulation is re-initialized at time zero.5. the BatchSep 2004 or 2004. If you are using an external property package in an . The Profile Results form was enhanced to display profiles at the end of each operating step.

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

New Features and Enhancements There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006.5. It accurately predicts yields and properties resulting from different feedstocks and operating conditions.5. Aspen CatRef 38 . Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006.Aspen CatRef Product Description Aspen CatRef® is a member of the AspenTech new generation of refinery reactor models.

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

This is unchanged from Aspen Chromatography 2006.Stream data displayed on the flowsheet The new Global Data option lets you view values of stream variables on your flowsheet.NET 2005 Aspen Chromatography 2006.NET 2005 for creating custom forms. Aspen Chromatography 40 .NET 2003 and Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 or 9. Intel Fortran 9. Previous versions of Visual C++ are not supported. Support for Visual Studio .1 for creating Fortran procedures.5 supports the use of: x x x Microsoft Visual C++ . You select the variables to be displayed from the Flowsheet menu or from the Context menu for a stream. Microsoft Visual Basic . It also supports Microsoft Visual Basic .NET 2005 for creating C/C++ procedures and for exporting models for use in Aspen Plus. 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.

if you changed the variable value back to its default.1 and other previous versions of Aspen Chromatography. The value reverts to blue only if you right click the value and click Reset to Default.5: x The ImpEuler (11.crb) files exported from previous versions Aspen Chromatography cannot be loaded in Version 2006.cra) files generated using previous versions of Aspen Chromatography are compatible with Version 2006.values that match the old integrator as closely as possible. In previous versions. x x Aspen Chromatography 41 . However. it would be displayed in blue.). which can then be loaded into Version 2006.1) and Gear (11.5.cra files created with previous versions. the variable value color changes from blue to black. VSIE (11. 2004. Aspen Chromatography Document (.5. Compatibility Notes The following lists and describes compatibility notes and issues for release 2006. You may see some warning messages when loading .1 release.5. Saving the file in Aspen Chromatography 2006.1) integrators were old implementations that have been superseded by the Implicit Euler and Gear integrators that were introduced in the 12.1. even though the value is equal to the default.1 versions to give time for transition of existing simulations to the new integrators.5: You can install and use Aspen Chromatography 2006. it automatically switches to the equivalent newer integrator.5 eliminates these warnings. In Aspen Chromatography 2006. and 2004. Aspen Chromatography Language (. If you load a simulation that uses one of these integrators. These integrators have been withdrawn from version 2006 and later. the variable now remains displayed in black to show that you have changed the value. They were included in the 12.5 at the same time as 2004.Touched variables always shown in black If you change the value of a variable from its default.and tolerance. Load these files into the previous version and export them as . observe the following compatibility issues when upgrading your existing simulations to Version 2006. and selects option. This is a result of some solver options that have become obsolete or have been renamed. This change makes it easier to see all values that you have deliberately entered.cra files.5.

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

Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006. and analyzing the quality and suitability of the models. 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. 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. It uses COMThermo Engine for all thermophysical property and phase equilibrium calculations.5.

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

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

For testing purposes. In previous versions.5.5. If Aspen Model Runner cannot find an Aspen Model Runner license. HYSYS and Aspen Dynamics. The group decomposed solvers are DSPARSE.5 supports the use of: x Microsoft Visual C++ . Intel Fortran 9. you must export the model from Aspen Custom Modeler 2006. even though the value is equal to the default. Microsoft Visual Basic . To take advantage of this improvement. Aspen Custom Modeler 46 . For information on licensing Aspen Model Runner. It is also supported by Aspen Simulation Workbook. Solution of the block in should be significantly faster when using one of these solvers. it would change back to blue. It now remains in black to show that you have changed the value. the variable value color changes from blue to black.NET 2005 Aspen Custom Modeler 2006. DLSSWP and DDMO.NET 2003 and Microsoft Visual Basic 6.1 for creating Fortran procedures. which can be used to develop a customized user interface for your simulation. The value only reverts to blue if you rightclick on the value and select Reset to Default. but do not show the performance improvement. It also supports Microsoft Visual Basic . please contact your AspenTech account manager. Simulation Options tab.NET 2005 for creating C/C++ procedures and for exporting models for use in Aspen Plus. x x Touched Variables Always Shown in Black If you change the default value of a variable. you can use an Aspen Custom Modeler license to run Aspen Model Runner. Support for Visual Studio .Aspen Model Runner also supports Aspen Dynamics simulations. This makes it easier to see all values that you have deliberately entered.NET 2005 for creating custom forms. you can install Aspen Model Runner and read the online help. Models exported from earlier versions continue to run in Aspen Plus and HYSYS 2006. 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. it automatically looks for and uses an Aspen Custom Modeler license.0 or 9. This is unchanged from Aspen Custom Modeler 2006. The solver is selected on the Block Options form. if you changed the variable value back to its default. Previous versions of Visual C++ are not supported. For more details.

5: x x Installing Aspen Custom Modeler 2006.5 with previous versions of Aspen Custom Modeler. the following error message appears: SAIPIN-F-Error loading Aspen your . and selects option and tolerance values that match the old integrator as closely as possible.1) integrators are old implementations that were superseded by the Implicit Euler and Gear integrators that were introduced in the 12. we recommend that you use the more powerful Model export capability rather than continue to use Flowsheet export.acmf files. Model export enables the model configuration to be changed within Aspen Plus. These integrators were withdrawn at version 2006. Please refer to the Aspen Properties error messages first.5.5. exported models can be used in HYSYS and Aspen Dynamics. or it may be due to an incompatible PDF file version.1 release. However. ACM Library (. Saving the file in ACM 2006. please note the following compatibility issues when upgrading your existing simulations to version 2006. Aspen Plus . the compiled flowsheet does not run in Aspen Plus 2006.appdf File. You should leave the application and reload your input file once you have rectified the problem.1).acmf files created with previous versions.5. If you used this feature in a version earlier than 2006. You need to export the flowsheet again in Aspen Custom Modeler 2006.5 before you can use it in Aspen Plus. Also. which can then be loaded into version 2006. Load these files into the previous version and export them as . The ImpEuler (11. Exported flowsheets can only be used in Aspen Plus. If you load a simulation that uses one of these integrators.acmf) files generated using previous versions of Aspen Custom Modeler are compatible with version 2006. x x x x x x x Aspen Custom Modeler 47 .5 and regenerate the library file. Installing Aspen Custom Modeler 2006.5.5. Load the source .5. VSIE (11.acmd) files exported from previous versions of Aspen Custom Modeler cannot be loaded in version 2006.5. ACM Language (.5 eliminates these warnings.5 at the same time as 2006 and other previous versions of Aspen Custom Modeler.1) and Gear (11. Supported compilers.1. it automatically switches to using the equivalent newer integrator.1 versions to give time for transition of existing simulations to the new integrators. x The Export Compiled Flowsheet command enables you to create a dll containing a compiled form of an Aspen Custom Modeler flowsheet.5.Compatibility Notes The following lists and describes compatibility notes and issues for release 2006.appdf) that was generated using an earlier version of Aspen Plus. ACM Document (.acml) files generated from previous releases of Aspen Custom Modeler cannot be loaded in version 2006.acmf version of these files into Aspen Custom Modeler 2006. If possible. 2004 and 2004.appdf files created with earlier versions of Aspen Plus are not compatible with Aspen Custom Modeler 2006. If you try to load a physical properties file (.5 with previous versions of Aspen Custom Modeler You can now install and use Aspen Custom Modeler 2006. They were included in the 12. and to use this flowsheet in Aspen Plus. This is a result of some solver options that are now obsolete or were renamed. You may see some warning messages when loading .

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

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

5.New Features and Enhancements There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006. Aspen Decision Analyzer 50 .5. Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006.

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

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

Flash2.8ÛC (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. 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. Fire calculations are active only when the tank is configured for dynamic holdup. including waste liquids. Aspen Dynamics 53 . 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. This enables you to subject your model to the same disturbances as measured in the plant or laboratory. 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. New models: TeeMixer and TeeSplitter Two new models are now available in the PressureRelief folder of the Dynamics library. API recommended practice 2000 for low pressure storage tanks.operations in minerals and mining or membranes. except those that are solid at 37. Removing this restriction allows simulations containing component splitters to be simulated in pressure driven mode. Modeling a fire in a Mixer. New TimeData model for replay of measured data Use TimeData to feed time series measured data to a running model. NFPA-30 for vessels containing flammable and combustible liquids.

The model has no dynamic features. TeeMixer mixes two inlet material streams. It supports reverse flow. and protects the intellectual property within the model. delete the vapor stream. On the dynamics page. Vessel tab . If a vapor stream is connected (optional). TeeSplitter divides an inlet material stream coming into a straight line (Feed) into two outlet streams. The flow into the leg has a pressure drop calculated by the velocity head equation. 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. To use this: x x In Aspen Plus. Aspen Dynamics 54 . 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. In pressure driven mode.in this case. TeeSplitter TeeSplitter is used to model a tee pipe fitting used to split the flow on the inlet pipe into two other pipes. Both outlets have the same composition and properties as the mixed inlet streams. RCSTR supports Liquid-Liquid in dynamics This new feature. 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. All outlets have the same composition and properties as the inlet stream. Aspen Model Runner provides control over changes to 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). it is used for venting when the vessel is filled (flow driven mode only). click Liquid-Liquid. 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.TeeMixer TeeMixer is used to model a tee pipe fitting used to mix the flow on the inlet pipes into an outlet pipe. The pressure drop along the straight line is negligible and is assumed to be zero. The configure form for the reactor in Aspen Dynamics then displays Valid Phases as Liquid-Liquid. similar to the previously existing liquid-FreeWater method. Free water is not modeled separately. Free water is not modeled separately. The pressure drop along the straight line is negligible and is assumed to be zero. To use Aspen Model Runner. set Valid Phases to Vapor-Liquid-Liquid. It supports reverse flow.

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

mass density and volumetric flow rate of the streams. This is due to improvements to some of the Aspen Dynamics models. if you do not need to calculate the molar volume. Out_P. GasTraindyn).0 = Rho*(vf/Rhov + lf/Rhol).0 = Rho*Out_P.V = vf/Rhov + lf/Rhol. // Assign the outlet port molar volume 1. Note: These two equations could be combined if the mixture molar density is not needed within the model: for example. 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.V. it selects the new port definition from the Aspen Dynamics library.2 Run it and save-as an Aspen Plus document (apw) format using the previously established appdf file name (for example. If you see warning messages when loading a simulation created in an earlier release.1 or earlier.appdf file. To upgrade your customized model you can either add the appropriate equations to calculate the outlet port molar volume or.dynf) files generated using previous versions are compatible with Release 2006. molar density. no action is necessary. you can simply fix the molar volume in the outlet port of your customized model. Upgrading Customized Aspen Dynamics Library Models If you are using a customized version of an Aspen Dynamics Library model from Aspen Dynamics 11.5. Aspen Dynamics 56 . 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. This recreates the GasTraindyn. Warning Messages When Opening Dynamic Simulation Aspen Dynamics Language (. and do not need to be re-exported from Aspen Plus.

P. Aspen Dynamics 57 .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. hrev. hrev. Port Types In order to allow models developed in ACM to be exported to Aspen Plus. These models are now grouped together in the Superseded Models folder.2 Pipe model and submodels compatible with versions 11. Trev. Pipe_cdp Pipe2.2 RCSTR model compatible with Aspen Dynamics 12.1 RCSTR model compatible with Aspen Dynamics 10. RPlug_coolant. Pipe_cdp2 RCSTR RCSTR2 Rgibbs. and also to be used in the same flowsheet as Aspen Dynamics models.T. you may need to update the definitions in line with these changes.Superseded Models A number of models are retained in the Aspen Dynamics Library for backward compatibility with previous versions of Aspen Dynamics. the port types in ACM and Aspen Dynamics have been merged. The relationships between port types is now: Port type MainPort MoleFractionPort MaterialPort MaterialPortRev MaterialPortR MaterialPortRRev MaterialPortRP MaterialPortRPRev Inherits from Variables F.1 and earlier Valve dynamics model now incorporated into the Valve model. Pipe_int2.z.1 Rgibbs model compatible with Aspen Dynamics 2004. Pipe_int. zrev adds polymer attributes adds Avrev. hrev.1 and earlier RPlug model and submodels compatible with versions 12. zrev If you have previously copied any port types from the Modeler or Dynamics libraries into Aspen Custom Modeling. zrev adds slip adds Avrev. RPlug_Tcool Valve_Dyn Description Pipe model and submodels compatible with Aspen Dynamics 10. These models are: Model Pipe. Trev. Reactorbase Rplug.1 to 2004. Trev.

Thus. 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.1 or earlier. Simulation using RStoic and RYield with the CSTR option In Version 2004. The mixed output of the vessel was then fed into an instantaneous adiabatic reactor.Procedure Code Moved from Dynamics.1 and earlier the CSTR option was modeled by mixing the feed streams into a dynamic vessel.dll.dll to Modeler. This invokes the script for all RStoic and RYield blocks in the simulation. double-click Upgrade.5. the dynamic vessel follows the instantaneous reaction so that the products from the reactor are at the same conditions as the dynamic vessel. when opening a version 2004.dll The executable code for the following procedures was moved from Dynamics. the tank conditions must change to the product conditions. Aspen Dynamics 58 .dll to Modeler.dll instead of Dynamics.dll. The script runs automatically when you open simulations generated in version 2004. in the scripts folder of the Aspen Dynamics library. To run the script. you must update the procedure definition to point to Modeler. Run the script prior to performing an Initialization run so that the script can use the results from the previous simulation. In Versions 2006 and later.dll. You can also run the script immediately after applying a snapshot saved from the existing simulation. the vessel is initialized at the feed conditions but in order to reach steady state. 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. and the procedures in the Dynamics library have been updated to point to Modeler.

The CSTR option was withdrawn from RGibbs at version 2006. 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. We have also made it possible to connect multiple streams to the Out_L port.1 or earlier which used the Out_Relief port to load correctly. You must reconnect relief streams from the Out_Relief port to the Out_V port in order to be able to run the simulation. 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. although the simulation is underspecified.Simulations using RGibbs with the “CSTR” option In Version 2004.1 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. As with RStoic and RYield this option was modeled by mixing the feed streams into a dynamic vessel. Refer to the following table for additional information. 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 .

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

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

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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The program can be used to demonstrate regulatory compliance of the flare and vent systems in relation to over pressure and noise regulations. FLARENET ensures that model development is made as simple and efficient as possible. connectors (including expansions. The program can calculate minimum sizes for new flare systems or evaluate alternatives to remove bottlenecks in existing relief networks. contractions.5. standard/sweep tees and orifice plates) separators and flare tips. Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006. Flarenet development focused on improving quality and performance.Aspen FLARENET Product Description FLARENET™ enables the engineer to perform steady-state design. FLARENET can also be used to identify potentially dangerous relief scenarios during design phase or current operational scenarios. control valves. A typical model of the flare or vent system may comprise of several hundred inter-connected elements including relief valves. rating or debottlenecking of single or multiple flare and vent systems. FLARENET has an intuitive graphical Process Flow Diagram (PFD) environment that presents a clear and precise representation of the network. No new features were added for 2006.5.5. Aspen FLARENET 66 . New Features and Enhancements In release 2006. piping.

There was an error in the calculation of pressure drops in the input pipes of relief valves. (The problem was originally corrected in a patch released for version 2006.5. it was observed that pipe diameters obtained from the Flarenet design algorithm were decreasing when moving towards the flare tip. Aspen FLARENET 67 .) CQ00286145 This problem is fixed in 2006.What’s Fixed The following provides information about issues fixed in release 2006.5. 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. CQ00277507 This problem is corrected in version 2006.5. Issue Resolution A unit conversion error for thermal conductivity during printing has been fixed.

Aspen FRAN 68 . it can be used to determine the optimum heat exchanger configuration or to revamp / retrofit old heaters to improve energy efficiency.5. New Features and Enhancements There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006. In simulation mode. 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.5. in identifying cycle operating constraints or assessing the impact of fouling on plant efficiency. In checking / rating mode. Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006.

and costly maintenance schedules optimized. New Features and Enhancements There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006. process improvements modeled for various process operating scenarios. When integrated with Aspen Plus. When used as a stand-alone program in design mode. and/or maximum velocity.5.5. Aspen Hetran provide engineers with the ability to rigorously model heat exchanger operations and identify capital saving opportunities in the overall process configuration. the program allows the designer to rigorously check or rate a configured exchanger for specified duty. Aspen Hetran can determine the optimum heat exchanger configuration that satisfies the specified heat duty. In addition.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™. Aspen Hetran 69 . Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006. Bottlenecks can be identified. allowable pressure drop.

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

5. A program for designing. Aspen TASC™ Note: Aspen TICP™ is no longer supported. 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. and performing simulations of plate heat exchangers. plate-fin. heat exchangers made from brazed aluminum. Aspen HTFS 71 . mechanical design. and drawings for heat exchangers and pressure vessels. A program for performance modeling of shell and tube feed water heaters A program for simulating multi-stream. New Features and Enhancements There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006. checking (rating).Aspen HTFS Product Description The Aspen HTFS™ software includes a number of programs for the thermal design. 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. cost estimation. A simulation program for fireboxes and convections sections of fired process heaters.

Aspen HTFS 72 .Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006.5.

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. mechanical design. Cost Estimation.Aspen HTFS+ Product Description The Aspen HTFS+ software includes a number of programs for the thermal design. HTFS Research Reports. Aspen HTFS+ 73 . cost estimation. and Fired Heater Convection Sections` For the research behind the Thermal programs: Research Network On-line access to the HTFS Design Reports. HTFS Handbook and HTFS HEATFLO database. and drawings for heat exchangers and pressure vessels. Flue Gas Heat Recuperators. 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.

A new option that allows you to display a file open dialogue when opening existing input files which contain more than one application. A new option that allows you to select the 1st result form to display. By default. An option found under Program Settings was added that allows you to select an expanded view as the default if you prefer that view.New Features and Enhancements Release 2006. the Data Browser opens in a condensed form showing just the folder titles and not the individual forms. 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. A user name and password is still required to access information on the site. Support for Aspen OSE Workbook. Aspen HTFS+ 74 .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. A number of different options were added for the major programs. A new application option was added to the list of available applications that allows you to launch the HTFS web site. 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. You can turn this new file open dialogue on or off using Program Settings. Previously. 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. You can then select only those applications that you want to open. This dialogue box opens and shows the applications which already reside in the file as well as all other licensed HTFS+ applications. 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. A new option that allows you to select how the HTFS+ Data Browser is displayed when opening an application. 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.

CQ00264533 Aspen HTFS+ 75 . 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. What’s Fixed The following provides information about issues fixed in release 2006. Resolution Description . 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. Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues for release 2006. 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. Absolutely no programming knowledge is required to use this tool.Tasc+. at minimum I am going to enter a comment the issue was fixed.5. Controls in frames go to the Help Contents while those not contained in frames display the help text as a popup. Issue Number CQ00271224 Issue Description Force all help to go through Help Contents including What's This. Acol+. If not added. There is also a problem with hyperlinks in the +products popup help text. This type of information needs to be added. 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. Need to provide a description and the resolution (I made a pass at the first entry (entries highlighted in yellow).5. This fix forces the same behavior for all controls.

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. Tube side correlations updated to improve tubeside pressure gradients and condensation over a wide temperature range. Altered code to Save aprbkp file when components are selected from databank. The pressure level input remained set in the input field after the user chose to "Delete that Pressure Level Set". Updated messages for heat balance options and bubble/dew point error avoidance. The program default values were not displayed when HTFS+ UI was initially launched and would display only after some input was changed. Corrected BJacRegClean utility which was not cleaning registry of all HTFS+ registered values. CQ00266909 CQ00267094 CQ00267708 CQ00267974 CQ00259921 CQ00260068 CQ00261929 CQ00262115 CQ00262127 CQ00264403 CQ00264444 CQ00264545 CQ00266909 CQ00144500 CQ00225891 Aspen HTFS+ 76 . The Aspen Properties databank was not retrieving a VLE curve when it could not calculate a bubble point.Issue Number CQ00266909 Issue Description Resolution Description Altered code to not save appdf file when appdf file is used to reference Aspen Properties databank. 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. The APPPDF file used in the accessing Aspen Properties databank was sometimes being corrupted when used inside of the HTFS+ application. This problem has been fixed. Internal version number was not displaying correctly in Help About box. The Save process was corrupting the file. Revised code to always save the EDR file even though an error occurs from Tasc+ engine when run inside Aspen Plus. This caused the HTFS+ UI to crash when it was launched. The HTFS+ temporary file storage area space was being filled up by simulator interface runs. This can sometimes happen when a non-condensable component is in the stream. Program now continues execution even if bubble point could not be determined. 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. Corrected a problem in the HTFS+ UI when launched inside Aspen Plus UI.

It was sending vapor-liquid as liquid only and vapor-liquid-liquid as vapor 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.4 for standard printer output. The tube side application type was incorrectly being used for the outside application property retrieval. CQ00252827 Corrected problem with retrieval of BJAC and Aspen properties for outside tubes when the tube side application type was set to liquid only. or two phase. Transfer was not sending Aspen flash option correctly. CQ00256017 CQ00256154 CQ00256250 CQ00258852 CQ00265311 Aspen HTFS+ 77 . Transfer of property data between Hetran and Tasc+ and Aerotran and Acol+ was not working properly when there were multiple curves. Upon entry the pressures are now black. Message from Excel about using a different file now fixed. Revised code to prevent Comthermo progress message from being visible when not required. Revised data transfer from Hetran to Tasc+. This was due to TwipsperPixel being 4. 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. HTFS+ Aspen Plus interface used standard Inquire function to check edr file existence instead of IFACE.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. HTFS+ Aspen Plus interface now uses IFACE. gas only.8 for this type of output whereas it is 2.

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

Transfer Heat Exchanger Network Design Data Previously. in Aspen HX-Net. in Aspen HX-Net. 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. stream by stream) or automatically by using data extraction from a simulation case.5. the input of stream data information had to be done either manually (for example. In Aspen HX-Net 2006. Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006.Transfer Process Steam Data Previously. In Aspen HX-Net 2006. 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. 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. Aspen HX-Net 79 .

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. It accurately predicts yields and product properties for widely different feedstocks and operating conditions.5. Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006. New Features and Enhancements There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006.5. An Aspen Hydrocracker flowsheet simulates all sections of the hydrocracking unit. Aspen Hydrocracker 80 .

An Aspen Hydrotreater flowsheet simulates all sections of the hydrocracking unit.5.Aspen Hydrotreater Product Description Aspen Hydrotreater™ is a member of the AspenTech new generation of refinery reactor models. Aspen Hydrotreater 81 . It accurately predicts yields and product properties for widely different feedstocks and operating conditions. It can include simplified or fully rigorous fractionation models. Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006. New Features and Enhancements There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006.5.

Enhancements to the robustness of the air cooler convergence. Heat exchanger and air cooler design can be achieved using new HYSYS utilities that use link the HYSYS-Tasc+. business planning. performance monitoring. and business planning for oil and gas production. Enhancements to Aspen HYSYS Dynamics. Aspen HYSYS 82 . As with every AspenTech product.1 interface standards. Enhancements for alternative energy. with more than 25 years experience supplying process simulation tools to the oil and gas and refining industries. Enhancements to the convergence and stability of the Hyprotech SQP optimizer. and petroleum refining industries. and asset management. performance monitoring. Aspen HYSYS offers significant advancement in simulation technology. Enhancements to the Hydrate utility.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. It provides an intuitive and interactive process modeling solution that enables engineers to create steady-state models for plant design.3. optimization. troubleshooting. 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. operational improvement.Aspen HYSYS Product Description Aspen HYSYS® is AspenTech’s process modeling tool for steady-state simulation. HYSYS is built upon proven technologies. Enhancements were made to the Glycol property package. design. Enhancements to the HYSYS spreadsheet. Enhancements to the PFD. Added an Input Summary to the HYSYS flowsheet summary. Enhancements to compressors and expanders. Enhancements to the DBR amines property package version 7. Enhancements to the COSTALD liquid density model. New Features and Enhancements Release 2006. gas processing.

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

HYSYS 2006.5 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. a discontinuity that appears from the hydrate calculation in Aspen HYSYS 2006 does not occur in the current version. 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 . As shown in the following figures.

Binary Coeffs form now reflects the actual values used by the package and enables you to enter your own values. a consistent and reasonable hydrate prediction is obtained for: x x x x Hydrate formation at stream conditions. x x x Aspen HYSYS 85 . Enhancements for Alternative Energy To enable the modeling of the bio-diesel process. As a result.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.5 component library. Triolein compound was added to the Aspen HYSYS 2006. an example of the water-wash unit of a bio-diesel process was added to the sample files delivered with the Aspen HYSYS installation. These additional parameters should allow more accurate representation of glycol process using TEG as well as any systems that contain these components. Some deficiencies related to its infinite pressure mixing rules have been resolved. 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. The display of the BIPs’ values on the Fluid Package. the model is more reliable and can reliably predict vapor pressure of pure compounds. Formation pressure at stream temperature.HYSYS 2006. Also. The new set of binary interaction parameters were satisfactorily tested against experimental data. Hydrate line in the envelope utility. Formation temperature at stream pressure. Triolein is a triglyceride that is frequently used to represent the reactant oil. and nitrogen (3) have been added for 133 binary pairs. 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). For water-hydrocarbon component pair with missing BIPs. methanol (35).

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

the weighted method. or one of the rating models. such as the end point method. When data is pasted into a compressor curve window. Air Cooler Significant enhancements were made to the robustness of the air cooler convergence. The Hyprotech SQP Optimizer took a long time to converge to a solution. As a result of the transfer. the model in the exchanger is automatically switched to the TASC+ model. The compressor performance map shows the history trail of compressor operating points in dynamics. the utility uses one of the built-in HYSYS models. the utility uses TASC+ to perform a detailed design of the exchanger. The utility is associated with a Heat Exchanger or Air Cooler. x x TASC+. this summary does not include unit-operation default-values or values calculated by HYSYS when solving the flowsheet. Robustness and Usability of HYSYS SQP Optimizer The following issues related to usability. the number of rows automatically increases to fit the pasted data. To add flexibility. This allows the design results to be part of an optimization run or a case study. 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. The program gives you options to set the number of points that you want kept on the plot. Aspen HYSYS 87 .in the HYSYS flowsheet. Based on the process information extracted from the heat exchanger.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+. Surge and Stonewall curves are included on the compressor plot. In other words. you can now also control the maximum number of iterations and the tolerance of the algorithm for the HYSYS air cooler model. Existing compressor curves can be duplicated. the design results can be transferred to the associated heat exchanger. This solved several convergence issues reported in the last year. The IGV (Inlet guide vanes) option is now available for the Expander operation. In the case of the Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger. Also. 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. 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.

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

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. Pipe Operations CQ00258970 CQ00265148 An appropriate check was added to the pipe segment. It now works as designed.dll files has been fixed and the Slug Calculation tool now works. When you set the pipe segment to calculate heat transfer in air but set the velocity to zero. CQ00267370 CQ00268772 Slug Calculation Tool in the HYSYS Pipe Segment did not work. the resulting HTC is incorrect. HYSYS no longer gives the consistency error in this situation. A problem with the . Electrolyte Operations CQ00262090 The neutralizer operation did not retain the maximum number of iterations specified by the user after saving and reloading the case. 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. HYSYS crashed when updating the column component estimates. 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.Issue Number Separators CQ00148970 Issue Description Issue Resolution Some consistency errors due to invalid input for the Real Separator were not clear. CQ00276630 HYSYS no longer crashes in this situation. CQ00288615 HYSYS no longer crashes in this situation. PIPESYS extension will now load with a previous version of HYSYS installed on the machine. Aspen HYSYS 93 . This message will warn users when the forced convection correlation used to estimate the ambient heat transfer coefficient is not appropriate. The flow regime for the heat transfer from a HYSYS pipe segment to the environment is now reported to the trace window. The pipe segment did not detect pressure over-specification.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aspen Hydraulics failed to load cases where sub-flowsheet variables are connected to the HYSYS Databook. CQ00217847 CQ00255390 CQ00268580 Topology changes made during an Aspen Hydraulics dynamic simulation were not accounted for in the simulation.5 The problem is fixed in 2006. The dynamic solver was unable to start after loading cases with slugging. Aspen Hydraulics now successfully continues the integration when the integrator is restarted after reloading the case.5. CQ00272703 An absolute value operation was added so that the dimensionless numbers are properly calculated. Hydraulics sub-flowsheets with multiple outlet streams did not solve correctly. a math error occurred because the negative flow rate was raised to a fractional power. Issue Number CQ00210947 Issue Description The synthetic component balance used in an Aspen Hydraulics dynamic simulation was not working properly for three phase models. Issue Resolution This issue is fixed in 2006. CQ00268894 CQ00271070 This issue is fixed in 2006.5. Changing Property Packages in Dynamics Mode resulted in the case failing to solve. The implementation now uses an equivalent diameter based on the gate valve characteristic which requires a constant throat diameter and a variable openness fraction. The Steady State Valve was using the throat diameter incorrectly for a gate valve. The problem is fixed in version 2006. If there was reverse flow in a pipe.5. CQ00268635 Now reference temperatures for product blocks are automatically set when models from 2004. Aspen Hydraulics crashed when viewing heat transfer page in multipipe segments where the insulation has inner wall temperature has not been set.2 are read into 2006.5. This issue is fixed in 2006.5.What’s Fixed The following provides information about issues fixed in release 2006. Aspen Hydraulics CQ00214679 This problem is now fixed and the binary interaction parameters are passed to the COMThermo Property Package used by Aspen Hydraulics. The Aspen Hydraulics sub-flowsheet did not use the binary interaction parameters set for HYSYS PengRobinson in the Basis Environment. The Aspen Hydraulics multi-segment pipe did not load correctly when saved in dynamics mode. This issue is fixed in 2006.5 CQ00273600 CQ00273718 Aspen HYSYS Upstream 100 .5.

If a Hydraulics case created in 2004. XML cases with black oil transitions in stream cutters from v2004. This issue is fixed in 2006.g. Aspen HYSYS Upstream 101 .5.5 CQ00276777 The HTFS calculation method now correctly accounts for inclined pipe slopes. CQ00260611 CQ00273782 CQ00273787 Now. 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.2 can be read into v2006. Molar entropy predicted in the Aspen Hydraulics sub-flowsheet was wrong.5 CQ00284280 CQ00287802 Black Oils CQ00221229 The problem is fixed in version 2006. The problem is fixed in 2006.5. Heat Exchangers gave false temperature cross warnings. cases created in 2006 that use the Gas composition option in a black oil model will correctly solve when opened in 2006. When using the General Equation for dead oil viscosity. streams did not solve correctly because the necessary information is not passed across the unit operation. e. When using black oil streams. zero velocity of external medium When using the HTFS method.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..5. Pipe segment did not solve for Estimate HTC option for heat transfer for black oil streams. Aspen Hydraulics SS calculation resulted in a pressure drop with loss of elevation. HYSYS crashed when estimating Gas Phase composition Issue Resolution The problem is fixed in 2006. Heat exchangers no longer report a false temperature cross.5 The issue is fixed in version 2006. CQ00240649 HYSYS crashed on opening xml case involving Black Oil Translator.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. This avoids crashes in certain situations.2 has spreadsheet cells that import from/export to operations in a Hydraulics sub-flowsheet. the case will not be properly recalled in versions 2006.

A field for Wind Exposure category based on ASCE7 is added under project civil specs. In addition to pricing changes.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. Aspen Icarus Process Evaluator. New option to delete sub-headers for steam heat tracing. New Features and Enhancements Release 2006. Aspen Icarus Evaluation Technology 102 . Your results may differ based on the overall mix of equipment. model enhancements and bug corrections have affected overall percentage differences. and Aspen Kbase. bulk items.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. 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. These results were obtained by running a general benchmark project containing a representative mix of equipment found in a gas processing plant.0 version of Aspen Icarus (that is. New design and estimating methodology for project estimation in Middle Eastern countries. The table below summarizes an approximation of the changes from the 2006. 2006 pricing basis). Enhancement to the electrical grounding model. A field for skirt thickness is provided for equipment with skirts. A new Dump Charge field is added for Hauling and Dumping. and specified materials contained in your project. Changes to the Canal/Gutter model. Civil Material and Man-hour quantities are revised for all foundations.

3% EU 8.0% 16.4% 35.2% -7. Carbon Steel seamless tube pricing has shown an increase of approximately 9%.1% JP 7. pricing for stainless steel welded tubing has increased (10 to 30%).Category Percent Change from 2—6/5 (2007 Basis) vs. the following pricing changes were observed: x x x x Carbon Steel plate pricing has shown nominal increases of approximately 4%.1% 12.3% In general. Titanium pricing has increased significantly (> 40%).0 US UK 6. Based on vendor data.2% 8. Based on vendor data. and Monel.6% 14.4% Equipment Piping Civil Steel Instrumentation Electrical Insulation Paint 6.3% 10. 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%). 3% 30.7% 14.1% 2.7% 19. 2006.7% 3.9% 9.9% 13.2% 9.1% 24.1% 2. pricing for stainless steel seamless tubing has changed from –4 to +12%. Based on vendor data. Based on vendor data.9% 15. 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. Nickel and Molybdenum prices have increased significantly resulting in substantial price increases for such materials as Hastelloy. Inconel. Based on vendor data. Aspen Icarus Evaluation Technology 103 .7% 9.4% 5. Projected or Estimated annual increases have been updated with Actual changes from the past 5 years.7% 8.9% 8.0% 37. Carbon Steel welded tube pricing has shown a slight decrease.0% 13.9% 5.6% 5.0% 4.3% 6.

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

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

If not added. 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 . at minimum I am going to enter a comment the issues were fixed. 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. 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.What’s Fixed The following provides information about issues fixed in release 2006. Need to provide a description and the resolution.

typo errors Allow copy/paste for the Installation bulks manhour additions form When I close a report. 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. it's image still remains on the screen. Icarus reference .spelling.2 In Icarus Reference Guide. This is nonproductive and confusing. 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 .wants more wire size options. and trenching and backfill options Make corrections in Chapter 22 of ICRef.want pvc conduit with no elbow Electrical grounding item .Remove soil type requirement on form Additional field to the instrumentation bulks for quoted CV.pdf Ability to copy and paste multiple components at the same time. 2nd CV online (created new CQ for 2nd CV 061606) Electrical grounding item .

Pumps. The equipment list. New Features and Enhancements Release 2006. It also produces return-on-investment (ROI) reports. Aspen IPE automatically selects and creates a sized equipment list. thereby eliminating the need for expensive change orders for revisions that typically arise during later design stages. better informed. storage tanks. Updated design defaults. Aspen Icarus Process Evaluator 108 . Non-graphical volumetric model (see Kbase for more information). With more timely and accurate engineering information. 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. and inexpensively. quickly.Aspen Icarus Process Evaluator Product Description Aspen Icarus Process Evaluator® (IPE) provides a window into the economic viability of a particular process or project. which enhances your competitive position. designs. Aspen IPE enables more effective strategic planning. You can identify the impact of your scope definition on cost and profit early. faster reaction to market developments.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). and other offsite equipment are generally disregarded during process simulation. management can make faster. 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 provides these detailed evaluations of process alternatives early in the life of a project. Most importantly. Updated Categories for Simulator Units of Measure. Aspen IPE can work from your sized equipment list or can size equipment from your simulator-generated heat and material balance. These and other items can be easily added to your scope definition using the graphical interface in Aspen IPE. and improved efficiency. and more confident decisions.

Instrument Loop Excel Report New Item Summaries & Installation Details Reports by Component ID Equipment Summary and List of Equipment Reports in Excel Release 2006. Aspen Icarus Process Evaluator 109 . and Bulk costs.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. presented with key quantities as an item level.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 . 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.5 includes the following new Indirect Cost Excel Reports: x x Project Indirect Summary: Project indirect costs.Combined by Report Group report provides the TDC summary by Report Group. Summary Reports in Excel. Indirect Cost Excel Reports. 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. presented at an intermediate COA level. Indirect Cost Excel Reports: New Reports Release 2006. presented with key quantities as an item level. Equipment Cost.5 includes the following new Evaluator Reports: x x x x x Equipment Summary and List of Equipment Reports. presented at an intermediate COA level. Summary Reports in Excel Release 2006. Contractor Indirect Summary: Project indirect costs by contractor.New Icarus Process Evaluator Reports Release 2006.

you can also use the detailed cost and weight estimation for shell and tube heat exchangers performed by Aspen HTFS+ (Teams). you may also choose to perform Teams design calculations in the background (without launching the UI) and import the results into Kbase. 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. The report includes information about: x x Component . and Icarus Project Manager using the Teams code which is a component of Aspen HTFS+.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. Icarus Process Evaluator. Optionally.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. and import it back. Temperature and Flowrate. for example Pressure. 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.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 .Instrument Loop Excel Report Release 2006. In addition. This feature is supported only with Aspen HTFS+ (2006.5) and above and is not be compatible with earlier versions of Aspen HTFS+.

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 (0.0354 2. 2001 2006.81) 5.77) 0.5.Updated Design Defaults In Release 2006.46 (9.71 (25.77) 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 .56 1.18) 4.14 (17.0145) 3. 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 + 0.85 120 (0.35 (11.48) 11.76 (21.0 CP GEN SERV CP GEN SERV (refl.72 (8.7 0. pump) WC WC WC WC WC WC (with Conduit) WC Wood Jan 1.0775 7.91) 9.0317) 8.5 Jan 1. several archaic IPE design defaults have been updated to better reflect common construction practices.

5 The following provides information about issues fixed in release 2006. Issue Resolution Now provides a table of items overwritten when reloading. at minimum I am going to add a minimum comment that the issue was fixed. Clicking File | Properties on Icarus Editor causes "Debug Assertion Failed" Error Message. In Icarus Editor. CQ00267611 CQ00287974 CQ00287977 CQ00276048 CQ00277071 CQ00287975 CQ00291465 CQ00276288 Aspen Icarus Process Evaluator 112 . Add Quick Start Guide for SmartPlant 3D Aspen Icarus Interface. 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). If we don’t provide details.5. IC2000 is listed incorrectly as a document type on the Options | Preferences | Document tab. Reporting menu graphic misplaced in documentation. Need updated info screen for Iceditor.Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006.5. What’s Fixed in Release 2006. 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. Add info to dox from CQ258508. Icarus Editor help file not installed with Icarus. Grating Types in Chapter 20 Steel last page doesn't match the interface.

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

Equipment Summary and List of Equipment Reports in Excel The following new reports are available: x x x Equipment Summary: shows Direct Cost. Indirect Cost Excel Reports The new Project Indirect Summary report project indirect costs. and Bulk costs. presented at an intermediate COA level. 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. presented with key quantities as an item level.Combined by Area: TDC summary by Area. 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 . Equipment Cost. Instrument Loop Excel Report The new Instrument Loop List report provides quantity and design information by loop.Item Summary by ID Overall – Installation Details by ID Aspen Icarus Project Manager 114 . 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 .

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

5\Civil ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5 Files\My Kbase Projects AspenTech\My Aspen Icarus 2006.5\IPESimTemplates 116 Aspen Icarus Project Manager .5\COA ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5 and the new folder structure beginning with release 2006.5\Fittings ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5.5 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 Files\My Kbase Projects AspenTech\Shared Aspen Icarus 2006.5.5\API Custom Models Data\ ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Currency ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Indirects ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Building Libraries(lnk) ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Eml ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006. The following tables show the folder locations before release 2006.5\Inv ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Instr_Assem ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5 Files\My IPE Projects AspenTech\Shared 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) Location SubFolders AspenTech\My Aspen Icarus 2006. New Aspen Icarus Folder Locations Default Folder (Pre-2006.5\Design ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 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 Files\My IPE Projects AspenTech\My Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Examples ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Ics 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\UserData ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Raw ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\StdBasis_IPM ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Prod ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\System ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5) Location SubFolders Link ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\StdBasis_Kbase ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Map ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\StdBasis_IPE 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\PIDs\Drawings ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.New Aspen Icarus Folder Locations Default Folder (Pre-2006.5\SizingSelection ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Ucl ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Schedule\Layouts ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\PIDs ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Reports ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Load ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\op ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Utility ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Schedule\Reports ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\temp Aspen Icarus Project Manager 117 .5\Reporter\Templates Libraries(lnk) ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Schedule ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Reporter\CrystalRpt ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Reporter\Database Data\ ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Expert ic_cache\ Local.5\Comps ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Units ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.

especially if you don't use the folder links.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\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_IPM (Vista:C:\ProgramData\) ic_cache\ Local.5) Location Description Folder SubFolders Folder New Default Folder (2006. 5\ Cached Project.New Aspen Icarus Folder Locations Default Folder (Pre-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_Kbase Shared Working Files Folder (XP:C:\Documents and Settings\All AspenTech\Aspen Icarus 2006.5) Location SubFolders Link My Documents\ My Aspen Icaru s Projects 2006.5\Projects rProfileName\Local Settings\Applic AspenTech\Aspen Icarus 2006. Aspen Icarus Project Manager 118 .5\Program Program\Sys Program\Docs Program\Help AspenTech\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Tmplproj_IPE Users\Application Data) AspenTech\Aspen Icarus 2006.

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. 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.5: Support for Vista and Restricted User Installations To support Vista and restricted user installs. Aspen Icarus Project Manager 119 . the installation creates some folder links in the old locations (See the Links column below). The changes that will impact most users are the following.Vista and Restricted User XP support Release 2006. however a Link was added from the My Documents folder to the less obvious location. 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. Doing this will trigger "Resiliency" . 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.where the installation will configure necessary user configuration initialization the first time it is run but does not require Administrator permissions. Vista supports automatically elevating installations to have Administrator permissions so non-administrator accounts can do installations. The default archive is in the My Documents folder. Below we have summarized the new locations of the folders. it was necessary to re-organize the folder structure of Aspen Icarus products. a folder link Cached Projects has been created in the same folder as the project archives folders. We recommend that this is where users store there projects. We have adopted a Microsoft Windows Logo compliant folder structure.5 adds support for Vista and running Aspen Icarus products under accounts that do not have Administrator permissions for Local Machine resources(Restricted Users). The library files have been relocated to the shared documents folder(See the following tables). (See Compatibility Notes below) Compatibility Notes The following section lists and describes compatibility notes and issues in Release 2006. By default 2 project archive locations (Where your projects are stored) are created at install. To make navigating to this folder easier.

000 ft of 6" buried pipe. Electrical costs associated with loop specifications are not being deleted when user specifies the DEML option.000 ft Valve or fitting type DR (extra drains) is not available. 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. Issue Number CQ00286919 CQ00284279 Issue Description Static mixer element material default is not in the drop down. Getting errors with above grade or buried pipeline segment.e. PIPE LENGTH SPECIFIED OUT OF RANGE when specifying over 100. but needs to specify 163.5.What’s Fixed The following provides information about issues fixed in release 2006. Issue Resolution CQ00256006 CQ00056617 CQ00286831 CQ00240451 Aspen Icarus Project Manager 120 . We need to provide information about the resolution (If we don’t provide details. ½ ton of steel.

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

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

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

Overall – Installation Details by ID.Item Summary by ID. Instrument Loop Excel Report Release 2006.5 includes the following new Indirect Cost Excel Reports: x x Project Indirect Summary: Project indirect costs. Contractor Indirect Summary: Project indirect costs by contractor.5 includes an Instrument Loop List report that provides quantity and design information by loop. presented at an intermediate COA level. New Item Summaries & Installation Details Reports by Component ID Release 2006.Indirect Cost Excel Reports: New Reports Release 2006. presented at an intermediate COA level. Aspen Kbase 124 .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 .

5\IPESimTemplates ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5 Files\My Kbase Projects AspenTech\My Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Load ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5.5.5\Building ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Civil ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Map 125 Aspen Kbase .5\Design ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006. The following tables show the folder locations before 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\Indirects 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 Data\Load Data\Map ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Ics ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5 and the new folder structure beginning with release 2006.5\Fittings ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.New Folder Locations The folder structure was changed for release 2006. New Aspen Icarus Folder Locations Default Folder (Pre-2006.5 Files\My IPE Projects AspenTech\My Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Instr_Assem ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\COA ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Eml ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Examples ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\API Custom Models Data\ Libraries(lnk) ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5 Files\My IPE Projects AspenTech\Shared 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 Files\My Kbase Projects AspenTech\Shared Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Inv ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Currency ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5) Location SubFolders AspenTech\My Aspen Icarus 2006.

5\Reports ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\StdBasis_Kbase ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Units 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\op ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Comps ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Schedule ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\System ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Raw ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Reporter ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.New Aspen Icarus Folder Locations Default Folder (Pre-2006.5\Prod ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Ucl ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Schedule\Layouts ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5) Location SubFolders Link ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\StdBasis_IPM ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\UserData ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\PIDs\Drawings ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Schedule\Reports ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\SizingSelection ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\StdBasis_IPE ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Reporter\CrystalRpt ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Reporter\Database Data\ ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Utility ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Expert ic_cache\ Local.5\Reporter\Templates Libraries(lnk) ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\PIDs 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\temp Aspen Kbase 126 .

5) Location Description Folder SubFolders Folder New Default Folder (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_Kbase Shared Working Files Folder (XP:C:\Documents and Settings\All AspenTech\Aspen Icarus 2006. especially if you don't use the folder links. 5\ Cached Project. Aspen Kbase 127 .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) Location SubFolders Link My Documents\ My Aspen Icaru s Projects 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.New Aspen Icarus Folder Locations Default Folder (Pre-2006.5\Program Program\Sys Program\Docs Program\Help AspenTech\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Projects rProfileName\Local Settings\Applic AspenTech\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Tmplproj_IPE Users\Application Data) AspenTech\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Tmplproj_IPM (Vista:C:\ProgramData\) ic_cache\ Local.

We have adopted a Microsoft Windows Logo compliant folder structure. especially if you don't use the folder links. To make navigating to this folder easier. Vista supports automatically elevating installations to have Administrator permissions so non-administrator accounts can do installations. Doing this will trigger "Resiliency" . it was necessary to re-organize the folder structure of Aspen Icarus products. The library files have been relocated to the shared documents folder(See the table below). The changes that will impact most users are the following.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). a folder link Cached Projects has been created in the same folder as the project archives folders. We recommend that this is where users store there projects. See Compatibility Notes.where the installation will configure necessary user configuration initialization the first time it is run but does not require Administrator permissions. The default archive is in the My Documents folder. 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. Below we have summarized the new locations of the folders. Compatibility Notes The following sections lists and describes known compatibility issues in Release 2006. There are 2 locations that cannot have links in the old locations in a multiple user machine operating system like XP. By default 2 project archive locations(Where your projects are stored) are created at install. however a Link was added from the My Documents folder to the less obvious location. 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. Support for Vista and Restricted User Installations To support Vista and Restricted User installs. 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. To assist users with navigating to the new locations. Aspen Kbase 128 . the installation creates some folder links in the old locations(See the Links column below). 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.

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.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. 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 . at minimum I’m going to add a minimum comment that the issue was fixed.5. 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.What’s Fixed The following provides information about issues fixed in Release 2006.DAT file is out of sync with COA. We need to provide information about the resolution (If we don’t provide details.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 .

Increase piperack height to a maximum of 75 LF error when creating new project: PROJECTS. 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 .Issue Number CQ00257773 CQ00266884 CQ00206983 CQ00295114 Issue Description Pipe Truss Bridge .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. 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.

vacuum circuit breakers 1st. 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 .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. 2nd. interconnect. when on page 695 of ICREF it indicates that you can use a 0 for COAs 300-399. Documentation on P&ID from page 31. etc.

Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006. Aspen Model Runner provides control over changes to the model. but they cannot edit the simulation or view the content of the models. The contents of the simulation file are encrypted to prevent viewing or editing of the contents. Within Aspen Model Runner they can use all of the Aspen Custom Modeler features relevant to running a simulation. The end user needs to install and license Aspen Model Runner.Aspen Model Runner Product Description Aspen Model Runner is a new product in the 2006. You then distribute the Aspen Model Runner file to the end user. New Features and Enhancements There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006. Aspen Model Runner also supports Aspen Dynamics simulations. Aspen Model Runner 132 .5. To use it. They can then open and run the simulation. and protects the intellectual property within the model.5.5 releases that enables you to distribute completed simulation models within your company and to your customers and collaborators. which can be used to develop a customized user interface for your simulation. It is also supported by Aspen Simulation Workbook. export your simulation from Aspen Custom Modeler as an Aspen Model Runner simulation.

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

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

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

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

This new capability compliments the Process Data and Cim-IO protocols already supported.5 can be installed side-by-side with older versions. Once you are satisfied with your changes. During configuration. Aspen Online Deployment Desktop 2006. you can browse OPC-DA servers to select IO tags for variables.Interactive Steady-State Detection Tuning This new tool avoids the time-consuming trial-and-error process of tuning the steady-state detection parameters. only one online server can be installed and active on a computer system. and Datasets created with older versions of the product are automatically upgraded when loaded into Aspen Online Deployment Desktop 2006. Now. on the desktop. The online server cannot be installed side-by-side with older versions.5.5: x x x Projects. you can use historical data to interactively tune steady-state detection in just a few minutes. 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. you can save the new tuning into the application. Compatibility Notes The following lists and describes compatibility notes and issues for release 2006. 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. OPC Support Aspen Online Deployment applications can access OPC-DA servers to read plant data and publish calculation results. Applications. Aspen Online Deployment 137 .

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

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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Equation-oriented models now support conventional solid (CISOLID) substreams without particle size distributions. and decision making. In addition. making it easier to design specialty chemical processes which include many unit operations in addition to the batch column. Workflow and documentation improvements. 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. Equation-oriented formulations were added for the SSplit and ClChng models. Physical property enhancements. New Features and Enhancements Aspen Plus 2006.5 is a mixed simulation and optimization environment supporting both sequential modular and equation-oriented solution techniques for process flowsheets.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. petrochemical. 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. The new Gibbs flash algorithm is especially useful for solving phase equilibrium for polymer/solvent systems.5 includes new and enhanced features in the following areas: x x x Engineering enhancements. x x Aspen Plus 143 . Aspen Plus 2006. Aspen Plus provides full Windows® interoperability to facilitate the process and design engineer’s work processes. Engineering Enhancements Aspen Plus 2006. New Gibbs flash algorithm allows three-phase true-species electrolytes calculations. process control.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. Aspen Plus contains a comprehensive library of unit operation models and allows you to easily plug in proprietary custom models. This algorithm is also available for non-electrolyte flashes.

Workflow and Documentation Improvements Aspen Plus 2006. New simulation option allows you to track trace amounts of components by specifying the minimum component fractions and component and stream flows. Blocks with errors or warnings are now indicated with icons on the flowsheet. blocks. Equation-oriented models now support conventional solid (CISOLID) substreams without particle size distributions. Since these parameters were saved in simulations from past versions in the same way as user-entered parameters. you can now select multiple streams or blocks to initialize at once. the old parameters are not updated automatically. You can solve for vapor-phase chemical equilibria for non-electrolyte systems in any block which is defined as vaporonly using the same chemistry. For more information including examples. New pressure drop correlations and new packing types are available for rating and sizing calculations in columns. you can also specify a temperature approach for any reaction in the chemistry. Stichlmair constants and packing factors for many packing types have been updated from recent literature. You can solve for vapor-phase chemical equilibria for non-electrolyte systems in any block which is defined as vaporonly using the same chemistry. This allows you to perform structural optimization of the flowsheet using a superstructure model which includes within it all possible flowsheet topologies. 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.5 contains the following improvements to workflow and usability: x x x Improved flowsheet usability with Break Stream. Chemistry flash now supports vapor-only reactions. When reinitializing specific streams. you now have the option to keep all digits calculated by Aspen Plus rather than using the default rounding. see Using MINLP to Optimize Flowsheet Structure under EO Reference Guide in the online help. Equation-oriented formulations were added for the SSplit and ClChng models. Sensitivity blocks are no longer limited to 5 manipulated variables.x Chemistry flash now supports vapor-only reactions. you can also specify a temperature approach for any reaction in the chemistry. In addition. or convergence blocks. but after using this update tool. x x Aspen Plus 144 . it is possible to distinguish them and automatically update if you choose to do so. When you generate estimates for a distillation column. 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. 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. In addition. Stichlmair constants and packing factors for many packing types have been updated from recent literature. and Insert Block commands accessible by right-clicking streams in the Process Flowsheet window. New pressure drop correlations and new packing types are available for rating and sizing calculations in columns. 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. Splice Streams.

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

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. UNIQUAC parameters for Ethylene diamine (C2H8N2) with water. Electrolyte Enhancements x New Amines property packages for MEA and MDEA with H2S and CO2 have been developed and delivered as application examples. In previous releases. 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. 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 . and data. x x Aspen Properties Enterprise Database now includes reaction databanks for electrolyte chemistry and security options for limited sharing of custom databanks. (route ids = HLMXELC2. 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. 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 . Both equilibrium and kinetics reactions are considered. but are not used in the electrolyte NRTL property method by default because of potential upward compatibility issues. The last three (3) characters of each are digits. SLMXELC2. The selected basis affects the calculation of equilibrium constants. The applicability of the property packages is demonstrated by modeling CO2 capture process using RateSep. which may be undesirable in instances. and GLMXELC2. Henry’s constants for NO and water in the Binary databank. 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). SRK parameters for n-pentane and iso-pentane to avoid formation of false azeotrope. New routes and methods for calculating liquid mixture molar enthalpy.use login name = aped065 and password = Aprop100. These routes are available. respectively). these parameters were automatically used. electrolyte reaction and chemistry. Note that the login name and password are case sensitive. this option allows electrolyte Chemistry to be computed consistently. 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. New option code for electrolyte liquid molar volume model to allow the use of quadratic mixing rules to compute molar volume of solvents. Since equilibrium constants are generally obtained with infinite dilution of the solute in pure water as the basis. 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.

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

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

Refer to the Aspen Plus and Aspen Dynamics sections for additional improvements that are not specific to the Aspen Polymers Plus layered product.Aspen Polymers Plus Product Description Aspen Polymers Plus is AspenTech’s tool for simulating polymer processes. New Features and Enhancements Aspen Polymers Plus 2006.5 includes new features in the following areas: x x x New Copolymer PC-SAFT model. Aspen Polymers Plus is fully compatible with Aspen Plus. New Copolymer PC-SAFT Model x New Copolymer PC-SAFT model which handles copolymers and the association term. property methods and models. such as systems containing water and alcohols. Solubility modeling improvements. extending the features of the base simulator to characterize polymers and oligomers. Although the model was developed primarily for polymers application. but was extended by AspenTech to handle copolymers in a general manner. 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. and reaction kinetics models required to simulate polymerization reactors and processing plants. Aspen Polymers Plus 153 . Note: Aspen Polymers Plus is a layered product which extends the functionality of Aspen Plus and Aspen Dynamics. This model is based on the work of the PC-SAFT consortium. Aspen Polymers Plus includes databases. Polymer property enhancements. it is applicable to hydrocarbon and other chemically non-ideal systems.

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

Licensing was revised.5: x x Because the database was removed. you are no longer need to install a database server or a Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS). x The administration program was removed. 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). A link to this URL is installed in the Start menu. as a result. x x x The database was removed.5 includes the following enhancements to simplify installation and operation. Process Manual enables chemists and chemical engineers in either plant operation. and to address the most common support issues.Aspen Process Manual Process Manual is an Intranet knowledge management tool for the process industries. New Features and Enhancements Release 2006.5 does not support Named licenses. you no longer need to run an authentication service. engineering contracting or equipment supply companies to access valuable chemical engineering knowledge from their desk. and administration features are now accessed through a browser using a separate URL. this release no longer supports notes and contacts against sections. Aspen Process Manual 155 . and as a result. Release 2006. Compatibility Notes The following lists and describes compatibility notes and issues for release 2006.

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

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). 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. Aspen Properties Enterprise Database now includes reaction databanks for electrolyte chemistry and security options for limited sharing of custom databanks. (route ids = HLMXELC2. New option codes for existing electrolyte NRTL enthalpy and Gibbs energy models allow proper handling of Henry components and multiple solvents in these models. Database and Databank Enhancements x Due to more stringent security requirements on SQL Server Express. SLMXELC2. Although the model was developed primarily for polymers application. The last three (3) characters of each are digits. These routes are available. Note that the login name and password are case sensitive. x CAPE-OPEN property packages generated by Aspen Plus and Aspen Properties now support property calculations with phase=solid. respectively). but are not used in the electrolyte NRTL property method by default because of potential upward compatibility issues. the login name and password for the database server that is installed by Aspen Plus was changed.Properties without the need for an Aspen Polymers Plus license. and you can obtain properties such as solid molar volume or solid enthalpy from the package. The selected basis affects the calculation of equilibrium constants. New option code for electrolyte liquid molar volume model to allow the use of quadratic mixing rules to compute molar volume of solvents. the phase spec can be solid. x x x x Aspen Properties 157 . Electrolyte Enhancements x New routes and methods for calculating liquid mixture molar enthalpy. Please use login name = aped065 and password = Aprop100. 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. This means that in the calcprop interface call. New option codes for existing electrolyte liquid viscosity and surface tension models to allow property handling of Henry components in multiple solvents. UNIQUAC parameters for Ethylene diamine (C2H8N2) with water. and GLMXELC2. 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 . such as systems containing water and alcohols. it is applicable to hydrocarbon and other chemically non-ideal systems.

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.and Biochemical. The new method insures that all properties calculated by the conversion satisfy the general thermodynamics relationship among the properties. New user equation of state model that supports calculations of temperature. 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. 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. New routes for liquid molar enthalpy for activity-coefficient based property methods. In previous releases. This option can be specified in the Unsymmetric activity coefficient basis field on the Setup | Simulation Options | Reactions form.Since equilibrium constants are generally obtained with infinite dilution of the solute in pure water as the basis. These routes also ensure consistency with non-polymers property methods. In previous versions. the method used for true-to-apparent conversion leads to the wrong results for mixture Gibbs free energy and entropy. when the mixture does not contain any polymer components. Since Gibbs free energy is the key property in RGIBBS algorithm. respectively). this option allows electrolyte Chemistry to be computed consistently. These new routes are used automatically. these parameters were automatically used. which may be undesirable in instances. pressure and composition derivatives (model name = ESUSR2). x x Aspen Properties 158 . and density Volume-based enthalpy Sum of mass and mole flow Chemical. this enhancement is critical in improving the reliability of this algorithm. such as polymer NRTL. New method for true-to-apparent component conversion of polymer properties when an EOS model is used. such as NRTL. entropy. that ensures that pure and mixture enthalpies are consistent with each other.(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. Pro-Set Properties The following new properties have been added: x x x x x Mass-based enthalpy.

The calculation was corrected in version 2006. The changes discussed in this section were necessary to correct problems. The most important areas where you might encounter differences between Aspen Properties 2006. The parameter GMUQQ and interaction parameters for the UNIQUAC model for ethylene diamine were incorrect in the pure and binary databanks. To fix this. Aspen Properties 159 .5.5 on a computer which did not previously have any form of SQL Server installed. or to improve ease-of-use.5 and earlier versions are: Physical Properties The Redlich-Kister model was calculating activity coefficients incorrectly for systems with 3 or more components. 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. In most cases. These parameters have been fixed.5 and Aspen Properties 2006. to implement new features. previous Aspen Properties input files and backup files are completely compatible with Aspen Properties 2006. open the SQL Express Management Studio and create user aped and give it proper permissions.5 has new security mechanisms which prevent the Aspen Properties 2006 installation from creating user/password aped/aped. This happens because the SQL Express installed by Aspen Properties 2006.Compatibility Notes This section describes the differences that you might encounter between Aspen Properties 2006. AspenTech makes every effort to avoid making changes that result in incompatibilities with previous versions.5. APED does not work correctly for Aspen Properties 2006.

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

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

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

Set kij = 0 for this pair of components CQ00257919 CQ00267937 CQ00283809 CQ00260653 Clarified notation in help for Ruzicka method functional groups. RE: Problems with Henry's Law Model in Aspen Plus. respectively Props was not accepting user specified component properties properly. Incorrect kij parameter of SRK. Improve error message when Henry's constants are missing for a solute with all solvents. Fixed these problems CQ00265170 Add alternate names for these components: SO2 and SO3. CQ00256563 Aspen Properties 163 . model for n-pentane/ipentane.Issue number CQ00255298 Brief description of the issue The regression information for binary parameters from Enterprise Database is misleading. 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. Revised UI and engine to correct.

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

The PIMS format assay can now contain only two points for a particular property and RefSYS will distribute the properties amongst the pseudo-components.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. 1000 800 600 TBP. 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 .

0 RefSYS Sulphur.0 1. 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. where A. An additional correlation from octane calculations is now available which uses an indexed based blending approach. Now the user can explicitly choose to use API 2B 7. Finally. Consolidation of methods to calculate RVP between HYSYS and RefSYS has been Several new Flash Point calculation options are now available. This method is based on the assumption that D2887 by mass is identical to TBP by mass. it reverted to flash point calculations based on API 2B 7.0 0. B and C are parameters. Wt% 5. 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.0 4. The previous implementation performed an indexing based calculation with input as flash point assay data. and Flue Gas O2 Aspen RefSYS 166 .1 method on individual assay components and then use the indexing approach to calculate overall stream values.1 method. in the HYSYS column.0 2.1 method. Cat Cooler Duty. 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. a new approach is added which uses the equation: FP = A + B (D86_IBP) + C (D86_5) is also added. Enrich O2. for example.0 0 200 400 Temp.0 6.8. Bed T.0 3. A new option to incorporate the petroleum properties from RefSYS as specifications in the HYSYS column is now available.0 7. New blending indexes for Freeze point and pour point A new method for ASTM D2887 to TBP inter-conversion is now available. A third option is also introduced where the user can choose to use the API 2B 7. If the flash point assay data was absent. This will enable users to specify sulfur or flash point specifications.

Hydrocracker enhancements x x x x x x The user can now try to match product masses. The user may include/exclude terms from the reconciliation objective function. 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. User may also connect an external lift gas stream to an FCC. A set of base feed types has been added to all templates.5. Some base feed types have been added to all of the hydrocracker templates. Two new feed types (generic and hydrocracker bottoms) have been added. New terms have been added to the objective function for and N and S in distillate product. A new term has been added to the objective function for N in R1 effluent. Lift gas T. Aspen RefSYS 167 . Reformer kinetic lumps can now be entered on a volume or weight basis. product volumes or both. The user can now create a reformer with up to 6 reactors. Feed adjust for hydrocracker has been modified so that relative amounts of residue and gas oil vary with changes to the feed distillation. 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.x x x x x SOx is now exposed as a measurement An calibration averaging utility has been added. The base RON blending numbers have been exposed so that user can change. Reformer enhancements x x x x x x User can now exclude terms from objective function. The contribution of each term to the overall objective function is now reported. and flow (mass or volume) are now exposed. P.

What’s Fixed The following issues were fixed in release 2006. Formula for Formaldehyde is corrected in document Formula for NOx emission is corrected in document. 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. CQ00295164 Issue Description Issue Resolution Several documentation errors related to incorrect petroleum property calculation equations such as Aniline Point. Octane Number correlation from ABML are documented and implemented in RefSYS Unit of copper content was documented wt% but it should be ppmwt. Issue number Documentation CQ00265263. CQ00286828 Integration Aspen RefSYS 168 . PIMS format assay import rules have been better documented. Freeze Point. and so on.5. CQ00292634. Formula for standard liquid density is corrected in document. Formula for Polycyclic is corrected in document Formula for VOC (exhaust) is corrected in document. 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. We need to provide the description and resolution.

RefSYS reactors were consuming crude license. Very large viscosities for heavy components were getting incorrectly predicted. 22 DMB content in an assay pseudo-component. The user now has the option to ensure that Paraffin. Olefin. Naphthene and Aromatic properties (PONA) add up to 100% for every pseudo-component. were absent in the feed assay. 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. the message provided was simply that the calibration failed and the user had no way to know which data was incorrect. the user was unable to provide their content in the product of the assay. User property propagation from assays attached to the petroleum feeder was broken after a case was recalled. For example. Aspen RefSYS 169 . such as Benzene content. A new button is added to transfer feed light ends to products as it is. Crude column calibration CQ00285449 Users can now enter data for column product measurement in any basis . This issue is fixed. the program warned the user of incorrect data supplied. Manipulator CQ00267225 If GC properties. Before.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. Viscosity calculation for very heavy crude had errors due to numerical issues. mole. If a user specified data such that there is no overlap between adjacent products. as well as Aspen Properties licenses erroneously. This issue has been corrected. This is a fairly important defect that was addressed.

CQ00223740 CQ00292998 CQ00276522 CQ00292997 CQ00224374 CQ00224375 Aspen RefSYS 170 . This issue has been corrected for new cases.Issue number Issue Description Issue Resolution Petroleum property calculation and propagation CQ00267449 Property propagation issues across a tank have been addressed. despite being unitless. despite being unitless was displayed as a percentage. This was due to a property propagation defect. 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. 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. Luminometer number mixing rules were using incorrect unit conversion (“m” instead of “mm”) resulting in incorrect luminometer numbers. A separator with multiple feeds with different assays in it was not solving correctly with material balance errors. Cetane number. This was corrected. was getting displayed in ppmwt. Refractive index. Centroid boiling point was not propagating across the FCC.

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. CQ00259149 CQ00259153 A new option is added to user properties so that they are forced to stay monotonous.Issue number Issue Description Issue Resolution PIMS assay import CQ00294190 Several properties such as Basic Nitrogen. Interpolation of D86 calculations is now performed by interpolating the D86 against its corresponding TBP. 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 . were being not imported. The D86 curve with respect to both temperature and composition is smooth as long as the inherent TBP curve is smooth. cloud point) were incorrectly imported from a PIMS assay.. RON (Clear) etc. 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. This allows properties such as sulfur to not extrapolate with peaks.

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

The transition (EO Sub flowsheet) from the external inlet to the internal inlet does an PH flash and solves correctly. Further streams. Aspen Properties flash requires valid phases specified before performing a flash. Compressor settings work fine on the graphical user interface level. Valid phase specification not available for a flash. at the outlet of each unit operation now take the valid phase option from their upstream unit operation. Changing values in the Flowsheet setup->EO Input works fine while in EO mode. No inconsistency when a Ryield is run. 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. Every time an SM to EO synchronization is done. RadFrac user interface has been cleaned up. 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 . Petrofrac user can create the design specs and the unit of measure is correctly used and displayed. The valid phases has now been defaulted to vapor-liquid-freewater.Issue number Issue Description Issue Resolution Equation Oriented simulation CQ00292286 CQ00274766 User can add a pump around to Radfrac column. This is carried forward to all unit operations.

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

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

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

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

and m-xylene. Previously.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. In previous versions. 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. o-xylene. CQ00256123 CQ00258950 CQ00260468 CQ00264236 CQ00264368 Aspen RefSYS 178 . as m-xylene approached 50%. Ethane. but they did cause the model to open up more than necessary. All pinning calculations have been disabled for semi-regen reformer units. Issues with the calculation of A8 distribution into ethylbenzene. 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. the model could get to a point where it wouldn't solve. and p-xylene This issue was fixed so that there is no longer a limit to the m-xylene. In previous versions. The D86 option for reformer feeds now works. the calculations were taking place. The calculations didn't affect any results. Methane. 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. Volume Flow Columns so that it is clear what is meant. In previous versions.

The completeness check for the reformer calibration environment is now checking to see that all feeds are complete.Issue number Reformer CQ00264453 Issue Description Issue Resolution The units for catalyst density on the reformer configuration wizard now show up. there was some error in the calculation of the product yields proportional to the mass balance error. In previous versions. The product yields in the objective function are now correctly calculated. it was possible to add a new feed without specifying it and the model thought it was ready to run. In previous versions. The calculations for H2/HC ratio and recycle gas rate have been fixed for the objective function. In previous versions. 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 . unless the data was 100% mass balanced. the H2/HC ratio calculation was incorrect and the recycle gas rate was often set to Empty.

New Features and Enhancements There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006. Aspen Remote Simulation Service 180 . This tool allows model developers to deploy models onto a server accessible to several client computers.5.5. Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006. This significantly reduces the installation requirements for the client computers. but it is not required on the client computers. making it easier to deploy simulation models to a wider range of casual and business users in the plant. and Aspen Online Deployment.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. AspenTech simulation software must be installed on the server. Aspen Case Analysis.

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

5 includes the following compatibility notes and issues: x Aspen Simulation Workbook is compatible with Microsoft Excel 2000 (or higher). which are synchronized with the EO variables during simulation runs. Aspen Simulation Workbook 2006. and select “Create Table Template” from the context menu. right click on it.5 includes the following new and enhanced features: x x x x ASW now supports HTSYS Dynamics. allowing you to quickly create variable links for multiple objects with similar data structures.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). Windows XP or higher is recommended for best performance. All layered products of Aspen Plus. The Organizer toolbar now has two new buttons: one to export selected variables (it creates an XML file with . Earlier versions of Aspen Simulation Workbook were not supported under Vista or Office 2007. including Polymers Plus and Aspen RateSep. to recover from convergence failures. (For an alternate method. 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. x Aspen Simulation Workbook 182 . Windows XP or Vista environments. are also supported by Aspen Simulation Workbook. ASW now supports the calibration environment for RefSYS reactor models. Excel version 2007 and Windows Vista users can view the Design and Run toolbars as ribbon bars. Aspen Simulation Workbook fully supports sequential-modular (SM) variables in Aspen Plus.) The resulting table templates can include model variable types (rows) in addition to variable attributes (columns). and to save intermediate states to allow you to return to these states at a later time.5 can support older versions of Aspen Plus back to release 2004. This feature reduces the number of steps required to build a table in ASW. Equationoriented (EO) models are supported indirectly through the SM variables. x x x x x Compatibility Notes Release 2006. Snapshots are used to initialize models. Imported variables can be manipulated through text substitution.1. select a table in the organizer table list and select “Create Table Template” from context menu. Aspen Chromatography. Aspen Dynamics. ASW now supports the HTFS+ product family. This feature is supported for Aspen Custom Modeler. operating under Windows 2000 (or higher). The Run toolbar now has a new "simulate" drop down menu to list customer-chosen active simulations.New Features and Enhancements Release 2006. The enhanced table template allows you select a table in Excel. Additional buttons have been added to support new features such as loading snapshots. Snapshots allow you to reset models to a previously saved state. and Aspen Adsim simulations.

Aspen Simulation Workbook supports Aspen HYSYS and Aspen RefSYS in steady-state mode for versions 2004. Dynamic simulation is supported only for HYSYS and RefSYS 2006. Acol+.5 or higher.5 of the HTFS+ family of products. Teams. Aspen Adsim. including Aspen Custom Modeler (ACM). There is limited steady-state support for release 2004.x Aspen Simulation Workbook supports steady-state and dynamic run models for the Aspen Modeler family of products. and FiredHeater. x x x Aspen Simulation Workbook 183 . Aspen Dynamics.1 of these products. RefSYS reactor calibration environments are only supported in release 2006. Remote execution is not supported with 2004.5 or higher. Aspen Simulation Workbook 2006.1 or higher. and Aspen Chromatography release 2006 or higher.1 versions of any of the simulators. including Tasc+. however 2006 or higher is recommended.5 is also compatible with version 2006. Plate+.

In addition. Aspen TASC 184 . process improvements modeled for various process operating scenarios. allowable pressure drop. Aspen TASC™ can determine the optimum heat exchanger configuration that satisfies the specified heat duty. and / or maximum velocity. Aspen Plus™ or HYSYS®. Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006. New Features and Enhancements There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006. Aspen TASC™ 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. When used as a stand-alone program in design mode.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.5. and costly maintenance schedules optimized. these programs allow the designer to rigorously check or rate a configured exchanger for specified duty. When integrated with Aspen Plus or HYSYS.

and costly maintenance schedules optimized. When integrated with Aspen Plus or HYSYS. process improvements modeled for various process operating scenarios. Aspen Tasc+ 185 . Aspen Tasc+ can determine the optimum heat exchanger configuration that satisfies the specified heat duty. Rating/Checking. The program can also be used to check and rate heat exchangers for required process duties. and multitube hairpin heat exchangers.Aspen Tasc+ Product Description Aspen Tasc+ is a program for the Design. Aspen Tasc+ 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. allowable pressure drop. and Simulation of shell and tube. When used as a stand-alone program in design mode. and/or maximum velocity. 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. double pipe.

Aspen Plus simulator option to transfer Tasc+ calculated UA to Enpoint. The Advanced Method uses the same underlying methods for heat transfer and pressure drop as the default Standard calculation. and encompasses a new solution procedure which offers both improved robustness and accuracy as well as facilities for user-control of convergence. Multiple tubeside passes are also calculated individually. Aspen Plus simulator option to transfer geometry. Heat transfer methods. Advanced Calculation Method The Advanced Calculation Method. first introduced for E-shells in the 2006 release. was extended to Design calculations and to a range of other shell types.I-. You can now use the Advanced Method for F-. not possible under the Standard method.New Features and Enhancements Release 2006.5 includes the following new features and enhancements: x x x x x x x x x x x x x Advanced calculation method. under Problem definition.and X-shells. Specific features include: x The input to select the Advanced or Standard calculation method now appears at the beginning of the input. as well as in the detailed Program Options section. it calculates the performance of each flow separately. Tasc+ Application Now Supports Aspen OSE Workbook. and maximum fouling calculations. Variable baffle pitch. Aspen Plus simulator Heatx block option. but applies these more rigorously to the local geometry of the exchanger. HYSYS simulator option to transfer geometry. and multi-tube hairpins as well as E-shells. 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. User interface. is variable baffle pitch x x x Aspen Tasc+ 186 . HYSYS simulator option to provide design. The more rigorous structure of the Advanced Method provides the basis for a number of new features in future. including calculation of inlet pressure to achieve a specified outlet pressure. New and revised output. For split flow shells. Process data consistency. The first major new feature. Exchanger geometry options.H-. rating.J.G-.

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

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

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

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. Design allows you to use the Tasc+ design optimization logic to find best exchanger geometry for the current 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. rate. A Transfer geometry to exchanger button is provided to transfer the calculated geometry from design to the exchanger. rate. A Transfer geometry from exchanger button is provided to transfer geometry from an existing exchanger to perform a rating or maximum fouling calculation.HYSYS simulator interface for Design. Aspen Tasc+ 190 . and Maximum Fouling calculations from Tasc+ models A new HYSYSY utility to design. A Run button is provided to design. or evaluate maximum fouling for any existing exchanger in the flowsheet is now available. or maximum fouling calculation. 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. rating. or evaluate the maximum fouling for the selected exchanger independently from the HYSYS solver. Rating. Maximum Fouling evaluates the fouling resistance that would be consistent with the current exchanger geometry and process conditions. 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.

Aspen OSE Workbook contains tools to link simulation variables from HTFS+ applications to Excel worksheets and via Excel worksheets to other simulators. Compatibility Notes There are no known compatibility notes or issues in release 2006. Issue Number CQ00260072 Issue Description Issue Resolution The Advanced Calculation Method is now available for X-shells (as well as E.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. Aspen OSE Workbook is part of the Open Simulation Environment Base offering. at minimum I’m going to add a comment that the issue was fixed.I. Aspen OSE Workbook makes it easier to deploy models in Excel and offers performance benefits over previous methods such as OLE links and VBA. We need to provide a description and a resolution. Additional tools are available in OSE Workbook to select and run HTFS+ models. What’s Fixed The following issues were fixed in release 2006.Jshells) Aspen Tasc+ 191 .5. 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. If we don’t provide details. Tasc+ Application and Aspen OSE Workbook Support Aspen OSE Workbook is an Excel Add-in tool which links process simulation models to Excel.F.G.5.H. Absolutely no programming knowledge is required to use this tool.

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

Correction to output vapour belt internal diameter. implying a single tubeside pass. to prevent implausible exchanger pressures being predicted. Improved handling of excessive nozzle pressure losses.I. now result in only a warning. 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. Cases with a 2nd liquid phase. Improved logic for balancing the space under central nozzles in G. Metal temperatures in the shellside details output have been corrected . Fail if a conical head cover. Corrected output of inlet and outlet endspaces in I and J shells Correct vapour and liquid components of the twophase heat load output. CQ00259571 CQ00260033 CQ00264114 CQ00264271 CQ00264444 CQ00264828 CQ00264873 CQ00265282 CQ00268285 CQ00268352 CQ00268359 CQ00270771 CQ00271365 CQ00271659 Aspen Tasc+ 193 . A new message is output when this occurs. Also included is better handling of intermediate nozzle losses in Design. 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.J-shells against endspaces at the shell ends to minimise the maximum unsupported length. is specified along with a U-bend in Design mode Error message if properties have single data point for two-phase data.the effect is small except when there is a very lage stream to steam temperature difference.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. A consistent default is now set for the nozzle/impingement type input. Set a revised maximum pressure drop if it is near or above the inlet pressure. Also prevent cases running with conical head covers and more than one tubeside pass. when vapour belt or impingement plate data are provided. and improved design methods for vapour belt slot area.H. Bubble or dew point inconsistencies. for any twophase stream. not a fatal error. even if non-physical.

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. Improve design logic and settings for advanced calculation method pressure drop output. Tube layout consistency when layout created by design is subsequently run by checking . 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. or equal division of the fouling resistance between the sides requested. used in the Tasc+ Standard method. Added new result form for summary of process. This may reduce costs. Added code to ensure densities. Allow for preset nozzle size and presence of vapor outlet nozzle in K-shell design shellsize limits. Tasc+ recap summary was displaying some results with incorrect descriptions. Ensure that Calculation Details output are produced even if there is a failure in the initial internal 1-pass calculation. Molecular wt of streams shown in TEMA sheet now being transferred from calculation engine back to the UI properly. This avoids a log decrement of -1 appearing in vibration results. CQ00272530 CQ00272804 CQ00274231 CQ00228589 CQ00231082 CQ00258569 CQ00259668 CQ00259916 CQ00260324 CQ00260355 CQ00260658 CQ00261928 Aspen Tasc+ 194 . when zero fouling is initially specified. though increased labor costs. Correction to Maximum Fouling mode. and perhaps change the optimum design. prior to main calculation. This has been fixed. by giving reduced material costs. Added logic to allow for large shell size in vapor outlet nozzle sizing.affects exchangers with in line pass partition lanes. Also corrected intermediate nozzle pressure losses. properties. Changed label description for BFT shroud nozzle arrangement shell type to be more descriptive. and hence volume fractions are set when calling properties for two liquid phases. performance. and geometry.Issue Number CQ00272032 Issue Description Issue Resolution Radiography Type default has been changed from "none" to "spot".

Added more rigorous consistency of number of baffles and nozzle location in design mode. 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. 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. If not specified the method used should be Ideal. CQ00264166 CQ00264271 CQ00264444 CQ00266594 CQ00256689 CQ00260724 CQ00144198 CQ00184933 CQ00217920 CQ00218260 CQ00222242 CQ00226200 Aspen Tasc+ 195 . 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.H. Revised code to accept cases with 2nd but not 1st liquid phase and issue warning not error when there are bubble/dew point inconsistencies. Always try minimum tube length in Design mode. This gives user control to achieve non-standard layouts in Design. Improved logic for balancing the space under central nozzles in G. 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+. 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. Corrected error/warning messages for viscosity and thermal conductivity being outside range or missing.I.J-shells against endspaces at the shell ends to minimise the maximum unsupported length. The low finned tube enhancement database was not retrieving finned tube dimensions and placing them in the input fields properly. for cases where the maximum and minimum number of passes are the same. Heat load will now be imported even if it exists only for the second stream. The message text had the property names reversed.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.

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

The intermediate nozzle pressure drop was added to the pressure drop distribution results. and expected limits revised to give warning message if distance to wrong tubesheet is given.G-shell preparations for Advanced method) Advanced method will now also work with I and J-shells (except for Design mode. pressure drop and % pressure drop Advanced method now uses correct countercurrent configuration for even number of single-pass E-shells in series. Included U-bend heat transfer in calculating area ratio with Advanced Method.H-shells. Program was selecting a pipe schedule higher than required. It should be enabled.J-shells. 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. Advanced method I.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. Revised logic for selecting the pipe schedule which meets TEMA minimum. When nozzle-related errors or warnings are issued. Tasc+ Added line to pressure drop summary showing intermediate nozzle velocities. a note is appended to indicate that intermediate nozzles are involved. Nozzle dome ID and OD can now be input without causing a crash. and these relate to inlet/outlet at intermediate nozzles. Nozzle to tubesheet distance input now clarified to"nozzle to front tubesheet". Also include userspecified pressure multiplier in all Advanced Method calculations. further corrections U-bends and non-symmetric central nozzles (and F. CQ00256538 CQ00256559 CQ00256559 CQ00256561 CQ00256561 CQ00256561 CQ00256618 CQ00256618 CQ00256619 CQ00257548 CQ00257635 CQ00257970 CQ00257995 CQ00258388 Aspen Tasc+ 197 . in Rating and Simulation modes Added code to model KHT tube inserts Pass layout orientation field was being disabled in Design mode.G.

12. CQ00259339 CQ00275425 CQ00267281 Aspen Tasc+ 198 .16 passes in design mode for F. Added logic to permit 8.H-shells with U-bends.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. Data transfer between Hetran to Tasc+ and Aerotran to Acol+ was revised to correctly transfer negative enthalpy data correctly.G.

Additional enhancements. When used as a stand-alone program in design mode. Mandatory full radiography. x x x x x x x Simply support tube sheet design. Thick-walled expansion joints. Aspen Teams/AD. Flange Rigidity.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. tube sheets.1. Aspen Teams/ASME 2006. supports. Improvements to Aspen Teams/EN. Aspen Teams 199 . Aspen Teams can optimize the design of most components including flanges.5 includes the following new and enhanced features in the following areas: x x x Enhancements to Aspen Teams/ASME 2006.5 Release 2006. Aspen Teams provides bi-directional data transfer.5. When used with Tasc+ or Hetran. This enables engineers to both optimize and efficiently validate the thermal and mechanical designs of shell and tube heat exchangers. They conform to TEMA standards and several international codes including. Div. New Features and Enhancements Release 2006. AD Merkblätter. CODAP.5 updated Aspen Teams with the ASME code addenda for 2007 and includes the following. Bellows expansion joints. eliminating the need for data re-entry and ensuring consistency between thermal and mechanical designs. including ASME Section VIII. and EN13445. 2007 ASME materials. and nozzle reinforcement. shell. expansion joints.

2007 ASME materials Release 2006. Flange Rigidity Updated the flange definitions for the calculation of flange rigidity for integral and loose flanges. Thick-walled expansion joints Incorporated new acceptance stress criteria for different parts of the expansion joint. alternative method for design of reinforcement for large openings in cylindrical vessels under internal pressure. rules for reinforcement of cone-to-cylinder junctions under external pressure. This change helps the acceptance of existing thick-walled expansion joints. Bellows expansion joints Updated equations for bellows expansion joint design. Mandatory full radiography Added new material classifications that require full radiography of welds above a certain thickness. Additional enhancements Release 2006. 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. shut-down and upset conditions. Consequently.Simply supported tube sheet design With this option. 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. Some optional type flanges may now have different flange rigidity results. stress analysis and the calculation of the relative expansion/contraction between shell and tubes for special cases such as start-up. 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. With this design procedure.5 incorporated the new 2007 ASME materials database. Enhanced the calculations under mandatory appendix 1-8.5 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. tube stresses elsewhere are not being monitored. x x x Aspen Teams 200 . Incorporated code case 2398. you can now ascertain if tubes located anywhere in fixed or floating exchangers are overstressed in tension or compression.

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

at minimum I’m going to add a comment that the issue was fixed. the rest of the nozzles failed as well with identical warnings. CQ00271078 CQ00271374 CQ00271492 CQ00271727 CQ00271843 CQ00272152 CQ00274167 CQ00272943 CQ00264719 CQ00264731 CQ00265055 Aspen Teams 202 . Corrected a problem with the EN default materials file. Corrected a problem with the calculation of the flange rigidity for optional type flanges. Corrected a program fatal error for U-tube exchangers with certain material combinations. 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.5. Issue Number Issue Description Issue Resolution Corrected a discrepancy between a warning concerning saddle depth and calculated depth. The program was using the shell side conditions for the tube side flanges. If we don’t provide details. 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.What’s Fixed The following issues were fixed in release 2006. Corrected a problem with incorrect overstress warnings for external loads nozzle calculations. Corrected a problem with an incorrect warning. and the flange thickness is increased. Corrected a problem with flanges MAWP being lower than the design pressure in design mode. Corrected a problem concerning the incorrect warning about insufficient bolting area for the body flanges. 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. We need to provide a description and a resolution. A variable was not initialized properly so when one nozzle failed. 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. Now both values will be 'depth'. the program does not use the correct rigidity formula under certain conditions. If the rigidity controls. The calculated depth was also called 'width'. This file had an entry assigned to tubesheets as a tube material instead of plate or forging.

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

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

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

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

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

9B. Teams/AD (German code). i. Corrected a problem with the calculation of the stationary tubesheet diameter when bolted to flanges with gaskets with outer metal rings. CQ00258142 CQ00258252 CQ00258256 CQ00258299 CQ00258411 CQ00259049 CQ00259156 CQ00259182 CQ00275789 CQ00276079 CQ00277093 Aspen Teams 208 . Corrected a problem when the User specifies '0' corrosion allowance for both sides. Corrected problem with program not using the inputted plate material tolerance in the external pressure calculations for heads. tubesheets. Corrected Note 89. the results could be conservative or not. Corrected a problem with the dish-only head inside corrosion allowance. the program was calculating the junction stress using the shell thickness instead of the channel thickness. such as 5A. For U-tube exchangers with a welded channel-to-tubesheet junction. Corrected problem with the program using the incorrect external pressure design temperature for the front head cover. Corrected a problem with the tubesheet calculation for fixed tubesheet exchangers. Depending on the relative thicknesses. in some instances Teams warns the User that the tubes do not fit. 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). etc. 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+.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. The program was selecting a pipe material if the head material was a pipe instead of a plate material. Program was using a default value even though User had specified '0' for the whole tube side. However. It referenced UG-23(e) when it should have been UG-32(e). When getting tube counts from HTRI.e. The database creation process was not processing materials with "P" numbers with a letter. Corrected a problem with the nozzle reinforcing pad outside diameter having a default value of a very small negative number. The program was still using a default corrosion allowance for the outside of the dish cover and floating head. Prior to the correction the program was still using TEMA defaults for the side that the User wanted no corrosion allowance for some components. the program was not taking into consideration the effect of the adjacent flange. the tubes do fit if the maximum deviation per pass is relaxed a little bit (default 5%). Corrected a problem with pass partition materials selected for default. Corrected a problem with default corrosion allowances when the User specified '0' for the tube or shell sides. Under certain conditions. Issued a new warning in this regard. Corrected a problem with Teams bypassing table UCS-57 for mandatory full radiography.

Teams/AD (German code). Corrected out-of-synchronization issues with the component design module (TeamsC) in relation to inside floating head designs. The program was using the formulas for radial nozzles. 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. Corrected a problem with the program ignoring the user-specified bolted flat cover allowable stress at operating temperature. Improved the calculation of tube stresses when thermal stresses are present. 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. The new tubesheet thickness was not being displayed properly. Corrected program hanging during the calculation of a bellows expansion joint. Corrected problem with the program ignoring the user-specified gusset thickness in saddles design. Corrected the output for the calculation of fixed tubesheets in both the corroded and non-corroded cases using UHX.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. Corrected an infinite loop when the default material for lifting lugs is used at a temperature exceeding the ASME material tables. 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. Corrected a problem in the calculation of the MAWP for hillside nozzles. Under certain conditions the program was accessing the functions outside of their mathematical scope. 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. Teams/AD (German code). the German construction code. Added note 771 to recommend to use code case 2499 when the tubesheet shear stress con Corrected unnecessary flange warnings in rating mode. Corrected a problem with the accessing of the Kelvin functions. Corrected a problem with the calculation of the tube unsupported span for no-tubes-in-window using ADM. The resulting MAWP was lower than it needed to be. CQ00277177 CQ00277254 CQ00277332 CQ00277344 CQ00277502 CQ00277509 CQ00283709 CQ00283863 CQ00283876 CQ00283877 CQ00260097 CQ00260095 CQ00284377 CQ00284781 CQ00285463 CQ00285490 Aspen Teams 209 . Program had failed to initialize the expansion joint material allowable stress.

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.165 was not longer appearing in the detail section.5 flange ratings for group 1. The program was using a hill-side method when in fact the nozzle was radial. Corrected and improved processing of LWN type nozzles. The program was not converting the pressure units correctly. Corrected a problem with not enough decimal places for proper conversion of Torque units. Program failed to verify the 80% diameter rule under certain conditions. Corrected problem in some nozzles where the parallel limit is incorrectly calculated when the nozzle is flanged and a forging. Revamped warnings. The TEMA paragraph 7. high temperature. Corrected problem with double tubesheet designs in AEU exchangers. The optimization routines did not yield a results thus the program was freezing. The TEMA paragraph 7. Corrected problem with the TEMA tubesheet design method for differential pressure design. Corrected pressure-temperature ANSI B16. Corrected a problem with the calculation of reinforcing for certain radial nozzles. Corrected problem with the TEMA tubesheet design method for differential pressure design. Corrected the required wall thickness for hill-side nozzles when located beyond 80% of the head diameter.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. high pressure alloy floating point exchanger. Corrected pressure units for the operating load cases when in SI or Metric units. Eliminated large pass partition clearances for U-Tube layouts with rotated SQ pitch to match other software results. Corrected and updated external pressure tables per ASME section II Part D.165 was not longer appearing in the detail section. CQ00285977 CQ00286019 CQ00286021 CQ00287130 CQ00287257 CQ00260095 CQ00288638 CQ00289638 CQ00289793 CQ00289638 CQ00290041 CQ00296515 Aspen Teams 210 . Program was not designing the bolted flat cover. Corrected problem with calculating body flanges for large diameter.1.

All data files should be compatible.5.5 x x These programs should install in parallel to previous releases. Compatibility Notes The following lists and describes compatibility notes and issues for release 2006.Aspen Tools Product Description Aspen Tools are a collection of software programs focusing on solids and separation processes. New Features and Enhancements There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006. Aspen Tools 211 . theses programs are based on over 25 years of research experience and industrial applications. Similar to Aspen Process Manual tools.

or to expand an object from the stockpile into a more detailed assembly on the new diagram. 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. such as Print and Issue. You can use a template to place a multi-object assembly from the symbol library. and associated pumps. accumulator. with all associated piping. New Features Release 2006. condenser. you can define a template to expand a distillation model from a simulator into the tower. For example. and other detail for placement on a Preliminary P&ID. reboiler. you can also define a template to expand a pump from the PFD into the pump and standby. Enhanced client/server communications over a WAN via TCP/IP. Additionally. valves. 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 . General Usability enhancements. Document grouping for common batch action. Drawing Editor Usability enhancements. Ad-hoc reporting.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.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.

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. Zyqad prompts you to specify which data to keep. you can easily print all the documents in a folder with a single command. Document Grouping for Common Batch Actions Create a new Document Folder in the Aspen Zyqad Explorer. Line cuts are made when you release the symbol as active. If the connections have flow or other data associated with them. and the data differ. or perform change management operations such as Submit/Check/Issue on a set of documents with a single command. For example. 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. Perform actions on all datasheets and diagrams in the folder with a single command. Smart Deleting of Inline Objects When you delete an inline item. Zyqad merges any connections of the same class that are co-linear and that connected to the deleted inline item. 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. 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.

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

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