Anda di halaman 1dari 52

Aspen Engineering

Known Issues in V8.0

Version Number: V8.0 December 2012


Copyright (c) 2012 by Aspen Technology, Inc. All rights reserved. Aspen Acol+, Aspen Adsim, Aspen Adsorption , Aspen Air Cooled Exchanger, Aspen Basic Engineering, Aspen Batch Process Developer, Aspen Batch Modeler , Aspen Batch Plus, Aspen BatchSep, Aspen Capital Cost Estimator, Aspen CatRef, Aspen Chromatography, Aspen COMThermo, Aspen Custom Modeler, Aspen Distillation Synthesis, Aspen Dynamics, Aspen Energy Analyzer, Aspen FCC, Aspen Fired Heater, Aspen FiredHeater, Aspen Flare System Analyzer, Aspen FLARENET , Aspen HTFS Research Network, Aspen HX-Net, Aspen Hydrocracker, Aspen Hydrotreater , Aspen HYSYS Amines, Aspen HYSYS Dynamics, Aspen HYSYS OLGAS 3-Phase, Aspen HYSYS OLGAS, Aspen HYSYS PIPESYS, Aspen HYSYS RTO Offline, Aspen HYSYS Upstream Dynamics, Aspen HYSYS Upstream Dynamics, Aspen HYSYS Upstream, Aspen HYSYS Upstream, Aspen HYSYS, Aspen HYSYS Thermodynamics COM Interface, Aspen HYSYS, Aspen HYSYS Pipeline Hydraulics - OLGAS 2-Phase, Aspen HYSYS Pipeline Hydraulics - OLGAS 3-Phase, Aspen HYSYS Pipeline Hydraulics - PIPESYS, Aspen HYSYS Offline Optimizer, Aspen HYSYS Hydrocracker, Aspen HYSYS Reformer, Aspen HYSYS CatCracker, Aspen HYSYS Petroleum Refining, Aspen Icarus Process Evaluator, Aspen Icarus Project Manager, Aspen In-Plant Cost Estimator, Aspen Kbase, Aspen MINLP Optimization, Aspen Mixed Integer Optimizer, Aspen Model Runner, Aspen MPIMS, Aspen MUSE, Aspen Online Deployment, Aspen OnLine, Aspen OnLine, Aspen OTS Framework, Aspen PIMS Advanced Optimization , Aspen PIMS Submodel Calculator, Aspen PIMS, Aspen Plate Exchanger, Aspen Plate+, Aspen Plus Optimizer, Aspen Plus, Aspen Plus CatCracker, Aspen Plus Dynamics, Aspen Plus Hydrocracker, Aspen Plus Hydrotreater, Aspen Plus Reformer, Aspen Polymers, Aspen Polymers Plus, Aspen Process Economic Analyzer, Aspen Process Manual, Aspen Process Tools, Aspen Properties, Aspen Properties Mobile, Aspen Rate-Based Distillation, Aspen RateSep, Aspen RefSYS Catcracker, Aspen RefSYS Hydrocracker, Aspen RefSYS Reformer, Aspen RefSYS, Aspen Shell & Tube Exchanger, Aspen Shell & Tube Mechanical, Aspen Simulation Workbook , Aspen Solubility Modeler, Aspen Split, Aspen Tasc+, Aspen Teams, Aspen Utilities On-Line Optimizer, Aspen Utilities Operations, Aspen Utilities Planner, Aspen Zyqad, SLM, SLM Commute, SLM Config Wizard, the Aspen leaf logo, and Plantelligence are trademarks or registered trademarks of Aspen Technology, Inc., Burlington, MA. All other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. This documentation contains AspenTech proprietary and confidential information and may not be disclosed, used, or copied without the prior consent of AspenTech or as set forth in the applicable license agreement. Users are solely responsible for the proper use of the software and the application of the results obtained. Although AspenTech has tested the software and reviewed the documentation, the sole warranty for the software may be found in the applicable license agreement between AspenTech and the user. ASPENTECH MAKES NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THIS DOCUMENTATION, ITS QUALITY, PERFORMANCE, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Aspen Technology, Inc. 200 Wheeler Road Burlington, MA 01803-5501 USA Phone: (1) 781-221-6400 Toll Free: (1) (888) 996-7100 URL: http://www.aspentech.com

Contents

Contents.................................................................................................................iii Introduction ............................................................................................................5 aspenONE Overview .........................................................................................5 Known Issues Release Notes..............................................................................5 Accessing aspenONE Documentation ..................................................................5 Aspen Exchange ......................................................................................................7 Aspen Exchange V8.0 .......................................................................................7 Process Modeling (Aspen Plus) ...............................................................................9 Aspen Plus V8.0 ...............................................................................................9 OLI Interface V8.0.......................................................................................... 11 Aspen Properties V8.0..................................................................................... 11 Aspen Properties Mobile .................................................................................. 12 Aspen Custom Modeler V8.0 ............................................................................ 12 Aspen Model Runner V8.0 ............................................................................... 13 Aspen Plus Dynamics V8.0 .............................................................................. 13 Aspen Adsorption V8.0.................................................................................... 14 Aspen Chromatography V8.0 ........................................................................... 14 Aspen Utilities Planner V8.0 ............................................................................. 15 Aspen Batch Modeler V8.0............................................................................... 16 Process Modeling (HYSYS) ....................................................................................18 Aspen Aspen Aspen Aspen HYSYS HYSYS HYSYS HYSYS V8.0 ......................................................................................... 18 Dynamics V8.0........................................................................... 19 Upstream V8.0 ........................................................................... 20 Petroleum Refining V8.0 .............................................................. 20

Exchanger Design and Rating................................................................................21 Exchanger Design and Rating Products V8.0 ...................................................... 21 Aspen Air Cooled Exchanger V8.0 ..................................................................... 22 Aspen Fired Heater V8.0 ................................................................................. 23 Aspen Shell & Tube Exchanger V8.0 ................................................................. 23 Aspen Shell & Tube Mechanical V8.0................................................................. 24 Aspen Plate Exchanger V8.0 ............................................................................ 24 Aspen HTFS Research Network V8.0 ................................................................. 25

Contents

iii

Aspen MUSE V8.0........................................................................................... 25 Aspen Plate Fin Exchanger V8.0 ....................................................................... 26 Economic Evaluation .............................................................................................27 Economic Evaluation V8.0 Product Family.......................................................... 27 Aspen Process Economic Analyzer V8.0 ............................................................. 32 Aspen In-Plant Cost Estimator V8.0 .................................................................. 32 Aspen Capital Cost Estimator V8.0 ................................................................... 33 Icarus Evaluation Engine V8.0 ......................................................................... 34 Energy and Flare Analysis .....................................................................................35 Aspen Energy Analyzer V8.0 ............................................................................ 35 Aspen Flare System Analyzer V8.0 ................................................................... 36 Aspen HYSYS Thermodynamics COM Interface V8.0 ........................................... 36 Aspen Simulation Workbook .................................................................................37 Aspen Simulation Workbook V8.0 ..................................................................... 37 Process Development ............................................................................................39 Aspen Aspen Aspen Aspen Batch Process Developer V8.0 ................................................................ 39 Solubility Modeler V8.0 .......................................................................... 40 Process Tools V8.0 ............................................................................... 41 Process Manual V8.0 ............................................................................. 41

Aspen Basic Engineering .......................................................................................43 Aspen Basic Engineering V8.0 .......................................................................... 43 Operations Support ...............................................................................................45 Aspen Online Deployment V8.0 ........................................................................ 45 Aspen OTS Framework V8.0 ............................................................................ 46 Aspen Online V8.0.......................................................................................... 46 Aspen Plus Based Refinery Reactors .....................................................................47 Aspen Aspen Aspen Aspen Plus Plus Plus Plus Catcracker V8.0 ............................................................................. 47 Hydrocracker V8.0 ......................................................................... 48 Hydrotreater V8.0 .......................................................................... 48 Reformer V8.0 ............................................................................... 49

Aspen Open Object Model Framework ...................................................................51 Aspen Open Object Model Framework ............................................................... 51

iv

Contents

Introduction

aspenONE Overview
aspenONE is the comprehensive set of software solutions and professional services provided by AspenTech; these are designed to help process companies achieve their operational excellence objectives.

Known Issues Release Notes


This document contains a summary of known issues or limitations relating to this release. Workarounds are suggested where possible. Known issues are listed as those relating to: Coexistence issues (different versions of products on the same computer). Installation issues (potential problems arising during the install or uninstall procedure). Usability issues.

Please refer to the tables in each product section for issues relating to the products you are using.

Accessing aspenONE Documentation


aspenONE V8.0 includes new ways to access documentation associated with the aspenONE products. Documentation is now available directly from the applications. This eliminates the need to search for the Documentation DVD to find the documents that you need and ensures that you can always find the most current version of the document that you are looking for. Documentation can be found in the following ways: Installation Guides and Release Notes can be found by clicking the corresponding link on the first page of the Installation Browser.

Introduction

Context-sensitive help can be accessed by:


o o o

Clicking the Help button on an application dialog box Pressing F1 Clicking the application Help menu and selecting Help Clicking the Online Documentation link on the products Start page or Start tab or selecting Documentation from the products Help menu. This will open the Online Documentation Center from which you can view and/or download the product-specific documents. Logging onto the AspenTech Customer Support site and browsing the Documentation page. Downloading all of the available documentation from the Customer website by downloading the zip file that contains the documentation.

Additional documents in PDF format can be accessed by:


o

o o

Note: The aspenONE Documentation DVD is no longer included in the DVD package. If you want a DVD that contains all PDF documents, you may request one from AspenTech Support.

Introduction

Aspen Exchange

Aspen Exchange V8.0


Coexistence Issues No known issues Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Installation Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

General Usability Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Aspen Exchange

Aspen Exchange

Process Modeling (Aspen Plus)

Aspen Plus V8.0


Coexistence Issues No known issues Workaround/Comment Not applicable

Installation Issues No known issues

Workaround/Comment Not applicable

General Usability Issues If you use multiple flowsheet sections and choose to hide some of them on the flowsheet, then attempt to move the icon representing a stream flowing into the hidden section, Aspen Plus may crash. Sometimes property tables which reference streams are not regenerated after making changes to a run.

Workaround/Comment

This happens when the changes you make are handled via an Edit Run. To force the tables to update, reinitialize the simulation and re-run it. You can turn off Interactively Load Results on the Tools | Options | Run tab to ensure this is always updated. Avoid using the period character (.) in filenames except before the actual file extension. Copy the Aspen Plus file to a writable folder and open it from this location before using it with Aspen Energy Analyzer.

If you use a filename which includes extra dots (such as file.name.bkp), some functions may not work. When you attempt to use Aspen Energy Analyzer from an Aspen Plus run in which you opened a file from a nonwritable folder, Aspen Energy Analyzer will crash.

Process Modeling (Aspen Plus)

If, in Aspen Simulation Workbook, you run an Aspen Plus case with Economic Analysis active, and that case fails to converge, Economic Analysis does not run but Aspen Simulation Workbook may hang while waiting for economic results. In the Find Variables dialog box for the Custom Tables feature, the search capability does not work. Aspen Plus might crash If you enter an invalid plant data URL. If you add a variable which is displayed in a grid of results with only a common unit of measure for the whole column of data (as in RadFrac profiles) to a custom table, and then change the unit for that variable from the custom table, the value converts to the new units both in the custom table and in the grid, but in the grid there is no indication of the new units. The variable will be displayed in a different unit in the grid than the rest of its column of data. You can add variables to Custom Tables from the tree view of the Find Variables dialog box, or by copying and pasting them form forms, etc. Set the URL after saving your work and use Save As Default so that the URL only needs to be entered once. Avoid doing this and be aware of this possibility when using custom tables. You can reset the units for the grid column by changing them to any other unit, then changing the back.

10

Process Modeling (Aspen Plus)

OLI Interface V8.0


Coexistence Issues No known issues Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Installation Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

General Usability Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Aspen Properties V8.0


Coexistence Issues No known issues Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Installation Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

General Usability Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Process Modeling (Aspen Plus)

11

Aspen Properties Mobile


Coexistence Issues No known issues Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Installation Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

General Usability Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Aspen Custom Modeler V8.0


Coexistence Issues No known issues Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Installation Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

General Usability Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

12

Process Modeling (Aspen Plus)

Aspen Model Runner V8.0


Coexistence Issues No known issues Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Installation Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

General Usability Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Aspen Plus Dynamics V8.0


Coexistence Issues No known issues Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Installation Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

General Usability Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Process Modeling (Aspen Plus)

13

Aspen Adsorption V8.0


Coexistence Issues No known issues Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Installation Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

General Usability Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Aspen Chromatography V8.0


Coexistence Issues No known issues Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Installation Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

General Usability Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

14

Process Modeling (Aspen Plus)

Aspen Utilities Planner V8.0


Coexistence Issues No known issues Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Installation Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

General Usability Issues


Aspen Utilities Planner simulations cannot be loaded if Aspen Plus is not installed.

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Process Modeling (Aspen Plus)

15

Aspen Batch Modeler V8.0


Coexistence Issues No known issues Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Installation Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

General Usability Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

16

Process Modeling (Aspen Plus)

Process Modeling (Aspen Plus)

17

Process Modeling (HYSYS)

Aspen HYSYS V8.0


Coexistence Issues Extensions delivered with HYSYS V8.0 can stop working after uninstalling HYSYS V7.3 in a machine having both versions installed. Workaround or Comment You can reregister the extensions. Go to the Customize tab in the ribbon and select register extension. Browse to the extensions folder and select the extension you want to register.

Installation Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

General Usability Issues Plant View: HYSYS might crash if you enter an invalid plant data URL. HYSYS Equation Oriented (HYSYS EO): Some pages in the EO block forms do not show correctly, e.g. Local Scripts and Script Methods. Synchronization was found to fail in some cases. When selecting a language that uses the comma decimal separator in Windows Regional Settings, Aspen HYSYS still keeps the dot as the decimal separator. The Animated Tutorials link in the Aspen HYSYS Start Page incorrectly points to the Aspen Plus Animated Tutorials page.

Workaround or Comment Set the URL after saving your work and use Save As Default so that the URL only needs to be entered once. No workaround

No workaround

Workaround: Click Support Center in the Aspen HYSYS Start Page. Then in the Support Center page select the Aspen HYSYS link and then the Animated Tutorials Link.

18

Process Modeling (HYSYS)

Aspen HYSYS Dynamics V8.0


Coexistence Issues No known issues Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Installation Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

General Usability Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment No known issues

Process Modeling (HYSYS)

19

Aspen HYSYS Upstream V8.0


Coexistence Issues No known issues Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Installation Issues No known issues General Usability Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Aspen HYSYS Petroleum Refining V8.0


Coexistence Issues No known issues Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Installation Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

General Usability Issues Some very large reactor models fail to load because of memory issues.

Workaround or Comment We recommend to use Windows 7 64 bit and for XP machines to set the 3GB Option. This may resolve some of the issues.

20

Process Modeling (HYSYS)

Exchanger Design and Rating

Exchanger Design and Rating Products V8.0


This section contains a summary of known issues or limitations that apply to the family of Exchanger Design and Rating products in the release. These known issues include issues related to the Aspen Plus integration. Workarounds are suggested where possible.
Coexistence Issues No known issues Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Installation Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

General Usability Issues CQ00392063 Labels are missing in Headings / Remarks In Input | Problem Definition | Headings/Remarks, the labels such as Company:, Location:, Service of Unit:, etc., are missing for new cases. Affects all EDR applications. CQ00397130 File-Open crashes if EDR has exported to Excel. Affects all EDR applications. CQ00404319 Process conditions should be grayed out, as they are determined by the relevant information from Aspen Plus interface. CQ00479429 When the embedded EDR browser in Aspen Plus has input focus

Workaround or Comment Select Tools | Program Settings, Headings/Drawing tab and click OK. This only need be done one time; thereafter, the labels are present.

If an EDR file has been exported to Excel and then File-Open is selected, EDR will crash. The workaround is to export to Excel and then close and reopen EDR. Any user changes to process conditions within the embedded EDR Browser will be overwritten by the next Aspen Plus run. Open a different tab before starting the Aspen Plus run.

Exchanger Design and Rating

21

General Usability Issues during the Aspen Plus simulation run, the run status changes to Input changed. CQ00485626 AspenPlus.exe remains in memory if you close the EDR Sizing Console using the window close (X) button.

Workaround or Comment

This will cause files to be locked and cause problems in subsequent Aspen Plus runs. The workaround is to close the EDR Sizing Console using the Cancel button.

Aspen Air Cooled Exchanger V8.0


Coexistence Issues No known issues Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Installation Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

General Usability Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

22

Exchanger Design and Rating

Aspen Fired Heater V8.0


Coexistence Issues No known issues Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Installation Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

General Usability Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Aspen Shell & Tube Exchanger V8.0


Coexistence Issues No known issues Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Installation Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

General Usability Issues The Advanced method is not yet available for kettles. Affects Shell&Tube Exchanger. Nozzles on the side of an exchanger, as against on the top or bottom, are not correctly displayed on the Setting Plan. The Example Files provided with the program have exchanger materials (and other text strings) omitted from the output. Shell & Tube crashes when printing for X and K shells. Affects Shell&Tube Exchanger

Workaround or Comment None. The Standard Method gives well proven results.

If the files are re-run, the missing outputs will re-appear.

Export to Microsoft Word or Excel and print from there.

Exchanger Design and Rating

23

Aspen Shell & Tube Mechanical V8.0


Coexistence Issues No known issues Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Installation Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

General Usability Issues The Advanced method is not yet available for kettles. Affects Shell&Tube. Nozzles on the side of an exchanger, as against on the top or bottom, are not correctly displayed on the Setting Plan The Example Files provided with the program have exchanger materials (and other text strings) omitted from the output.

Workaround or Comment None. The Standard Method gives well proven results.

If the files are re-run, the missing outputs will re-appear.

Aspen Plate Exchanger V8.0


Coexistence Issues No known issues Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Installation Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

General Usability Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

24

Exchanger Design and Rating

Aspen HTFS Research Network V8.0


Coexistence Issues No known issues Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Installation Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

General Usability Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Aspen MUSE V8.0


Coexistence Issues No known issues Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Installation Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

General Usability Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Exchanger Design and Rating

25

Aspen Plate Fin Exchanger V8.0


Coexistence Issues No known issues Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Installation Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

General Usability Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

26

Exchanger Design and Rating

Economic Evaluation

Economic Evaluation V8.0 Product Family


The following section describes known issues that can apply to Economic Evaluation V8.0 Product Family.
Coexistence Issues Machines having multiple versions of Aspen Economic Evaluation installed will experience the following behavior: Once V8.0 Aspen Economic Evaluation is installed, it will become the default version on the machine. This means the V8.0 version of the Economic Evaluation API will become the default (or current) version. This could affect the behavior for users who run the Spreadsheet Import/Export feature in V7.3.2 Workaround or Comment 1. On a Windows XP machine, once V7.3.2 ACCE is launched, the ACCE API current version will become V7.3.2 and the Spreadsheet Import/Export feature will work in the normal manner. Note: simultaneously running ACCE V8 and V7.3.2 will cause problems in determining the current API version. When this happens, shut down both versions of ACCE and start the version where running the Spreadsheet Import/Export feature is desired.

2. On a Windows 7 machine, the API current version does not change at runtime (as it does on an XP machine). Thus, once ACCE V8.0 is installed, this will become the default/current EE API version. If users desire to run the Spreadsheet Import/Export feature in V7.3.2, the V7.3.2 ICAPICOM.dll will need to be re-registered. This can be done via the following steps: a. b. Close all Economic Evaluation programs. Open the command prompt as an administrator. NOTE: It is not sufficient to have administrator privileges. The User has to right click on the DOS shell application to run as administrator.

Economic Evaluation

27

c.

Browse to the EE V7.3.2 Program\Sys directory: E.G.: \Program Files(x86)\AspenTech\Economic Evaluation V7.3.2\Program\Sys. Run the command: regsvr32 icapicom.dll A message dialog saying DLL register server was successful etc. should be obtained.

d. e.

f. Open V7.3.2 and run spreadsheet import/export. Note: follow the same instructions to re-register V8.0 as the current API version (except run the command from the V8.0 Sys directory).
Installation Issues No known issues Workaround or Comment Not applicable

28

Economic Evaluation

General Usability Issues CQ 404999 Source media may be required when Resiliency is triggered. The software will trigger Resiliency to configure the application for a new or Restricted user on a machine. This will occur the first time any EE application is launched (by the user) and will not occur again once it has successfully completed. Thus, in order for the system to behave as designed, it is important to let the Resiliency process complete. Under normal situations, Resiliency can be completed without requiring the Source Media from which the application was installed from. However, there have been complications where a request is made during the Resiliency Process for the source media. During testing, we have determined potential cause for the source media requirement. If another user on the same machine ran MS Excel from within the EE system, even if the Excel spreadsheet is merely opened and closed without saving, some file attributes change in Excel that cause the installer to think the installation has changed (the attributes that are changed are invisible to the user). Once this happens, the source media requirement is made by the installer. The root cause of this issue is a Microsoft Excel 2003 design issue (it does not happen with Word 2003 or Excel 2007) and cannot be fully addressed within the application or installer. As a reference, the following MS KB link describes the Excel behavior. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/840169 CQ 485811 This is a documentation issue: The COA's for Communication and Alarm systems need to be updated in the Icarus Reference Guide (CODE of ACCOUNTS chapter Page 34-15). 781 Telephone System 782 Public Addess Gen. Alarm 783 Intrusion Det. System 784 Access Control System 785 Closed Circuit TV 786 Radio Systems 787 Area Network Systems 788 Meteorological Systems In addition, the following Subytype needs to be added to the DATABASE RELATIONS chapter page 35-47. 650 PAGA system cabinets

Workaround or Comment If the source media is available, the user should make it available during this process. This media can be the download location, network drive, or DVD (when available). If the source media is not available, the original user that ran MS Excel from the EE application will need to run the same test (under the original account). If the Reporter was run, the user should open the corresponding template xls file in Excel and save the file (w/o any changes). This will change the time stamp on the file and the installer will ignore it when the Resiliency process is run. The Excel template files are located in: \Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\AspenTech\Shared Economic Evaluation V8.0\Reporter\Templates

Not applicable

Economic Evaluation

29

CQ - 467389 Running any Decision Analyzer Utility Module AUM (e.g. Cooling Water or Instrument Air) on a machine having Microsoft Office 64 bit installed is not supported in EE V8.0. This feature is functional on 64 bit Operating Systems (e.g. Windows 7 64 bit) with Microsoft Office 32 bit installed.

Not applicable

30

Economic Evaluation

Running Economics from Aspen Plus or HYSYS V8.0 for the first time may result in the following error:

Shutdown Aspen Plus or HYSYS V8.0. Launch APEA V8.0 and let the program configuration (i.e. Resiliency) complete. After Resiliency has completed, shutdown APEA and launch either Aspen Plus or HYSYS V8.0 and resume desired

workflow.

CQ - 486287 For a custom pipe spec with sanitary pipe material (304PS, 316PS), incorrect warning messages for flange type are generated during project scan even when the flange type fields in the spec are blank (no input).

The warning messages will not get generated if user specifies lap flange type (B) for each diameter break in the sanitary pipe custom pipe spec.

WARN > 'EXT4' WARNING IN THE EXTERNAL PIPE SPEC FILE, FOR SPEC:304PS X-SMALL : FOR SANITARY PIPE MATL. ONLY LAP FLANGE IS ALLOWED INPUT WILL BE IGNORED. WARN > 'EXT4' WARNING IN THE EXTERNAL PIPE SPEC FILE, FOR SPEC:304PS SMALL : FOR SANITARY PIPE MATL. ONLY LAP FLANGE IS ALLOWED INPUT WILL BE IGNORED. WARN > 'EXT4' WARNING IN THE EXTERNAL PIPE SPEC FILE, FOR SPEC:304PS MEDIUM : FOR SANITARY PIPE MATL. ONLY LAP FLANGE IS ALLOWED INPUT WILL BE IGNORED. WARN > 'EXT4' WARNING IN THE EXTERNAL PIPE SPEC FILE, FOR SPEC:304PS LARGE : FOR SANITARY PIPE MATL. ONLY LAP FLANGE IS ALLOWED INPUT WILL BE IGNORED. WARN > 'EXT4' WARNING IN THE EXTERNAL PIPE SPEC FILE, FOR SPEC:304PS X-LARGE : FOR SANITARY PIPE MATL. ONLY LAP FLANGE IS ALLOWED INPUT WILL BE IGNORED.
The warning messages do not prevent the project evaluation or use of the custom pipe spec. The pipe spec gets applied correctly.

Economic Evaluation

31

Aspen Process Economic Analyzer V8.0


Coexistence Issues No known issues Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Installation Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

General Usability Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment

Not applicable

Aspen In-Plant Cost Estimator V8.0


Coexistence Issues No known issues Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Installation Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment

Not applicable

General Usability Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment

Not applicable

32

Economic Evaluation

Aspen Capital Cost Estimator V8.0


Coexistence Issues No known issues Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Installation Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

General Usability Issues While working in a created worksheet for a component, there may be duplicate materials listed in the corresponding materials drop-down list (e.g. 2 selections for 304L). CQ 450680 In Foreign Operating systems (e.g. German Windows), the instrumentation bulk sheet will not show dependent scrolls for sensor type, sensor element type.

Workaround or Comment NA. This is a result of flattening the subscroll material lists from the ACCE GUI. Selecting either material instance is acceptable. Use the pivot table embedded in the instrumentation worksheet as a guide for entering the desired sensor type/sensor element type values.

Economic Evaluation

33

Icarus Evaluation Engine V8.0


Coexistence Issues No known issues Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Installation Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

General Usability Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

34

Economic Evaluation

Energy and Flare Analysis

Aspen Energy Analyzer V8.0


Coexistence Issues No known issues Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Installation Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

General Usability Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Energy and Flare Analysis

35

Aspen Flare System Analyzer V8.0


Coexistence Issues No known issues Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Installation Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

General Usability Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Aspen HYSYS Thermodynamics COM Interface V8.0


Coexistence Issues No known issues Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Installation Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

General Usability Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

36

Energy and Flare Analysis

Aspen Simulation Workbook

Aspen Simulation Workbook V8.0


Coexistence Issues No known issues Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Installation Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

General Usability Issues Automatic Economic Evaluation with Scenarios When running a scenario study with a simulation case that has automatic Economic Evaluation turned on, you must make the simulation case visible in order for the scenario study to operate properly.

Workaround/Comment To do this, make sure that the Visible checkbox is checked on the Simulations group of the ASW ribbon bar in Excel.

Aspen Simulation Workbook

37

38

Aspen Simulation Workbook

Process Development

Aspen Batch Process Developer V8.0


Coexistence Issues No known issues Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Installation Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

General Usability Issues On Windows 7 remote desktops, some APBD dialog boxes might not show the complete label for a field. On Windows 7 remote desktops, certain atoms connected at an angle in molecular structures might not be displayed in the structure. When generating Operating Instructions using a user template, Word might apparently freeze on responding to pop up message: Some errors occurred while generating the document Would you like to view the error log now? The actual text will not be visible but the file is still generated in the expected location.

Workaround or Comment On your remote Win7 desktop, change to Windows 7 Classic Theme using Control Panel | Appearance and Personalization | Personalization. On your remote Win7 desktop, change to Windows 7 Classic Theme using Control Panel | Appearance and Personalization | Personalization. The file is still saved correctly and can be opened independently in Word.

Process Development

39

When running a batch including vapor emissions calculations using Aspen Properties, a software crash may happen. The top level Online Help only shows the top level Index and Searches will only find keywords contained at the top level, rather than finding entries in every topic of the Online Help. When moving to different topics in the Contents tab, the Index and keyword search will only find entries contained in those topics. There is an Alias field in the Pure Component Editor that may be edited by the user. This Alias is used to identify the component in the Aspen Properties databanks and must therefore match a value in those databanks. If the user enters an Alias that is not known by Aspen Properties, the component will be treated as a user component and no parameters available, unless they are entered in the Pure Component Dialog. If the user entered Alias contains invalid characters for Aspen Properties, the software may crash.

Run the batch again without deleting the Aspen Properties files that were generated in the working folder.

Use the Contents to navigate through the online help, or making local searches under the relevant topic.

The Alias is usually filled in when selecting a component from the Aspen Properties databanks. If the information is entered manually instead, the user must be aware of the above and ensure that no invalid characters are entered. Please observe Aspen Properties rules. If the user intends to use a component from the Aspen Properties databanks and is not sure of what its Alias may be, it is useful to start Aspen Properties, use the Component Search Wizard and check the component Alias retrieved

Aspen Solubility Modeler V8.0


Coexistence Issues No known issues Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Installation Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

General Usability Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

40

Process Development

Aspen Process Tools V8.0


Coexistence Issues No known issues Workaround/Comment Not applicable

Installation Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

General Usability Issues

Workaround or Comment

Aspen Process Manual V8.0


Coexistence Issues No known issues Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Installation Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

General Usability Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Process Development

41

42

Process Development

Aspen Basic Engineering

Aspen Basic Engineering V8.0


Coexistence Issues When Aspen Basic Engineering V8.0 is installed concurrently with a V7.x version and the user tries to open the help from V7.x, the help for V8.0 opens Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Installation Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

General Usability Issues When using Simulation Importer to import a HYSYS simulation, the connection times out and not all of the data is imported. For a typical V8.0 Aspen Basic Engineering installation where only the End User Tools have been installed, the Drawing Editor Copy and Cut operations will fail to copy the selected region to the clipboard. Paste will return an error indicating that there is nothing to paste.

Workaround or Comment Open HYSYS one time before importing any simulations to initialize APED.

Use the Symbol Replication Tool, i.e., run ZyqadSymbolsReplication.exe in UserServices\bin, to copy the symbol library to the client system.

Aspen Basic Engineering

43

44

Aspen Basic Engineering

Operations Support

Aspen Online Deployment V8.0


Coexistence Issues Simulator Support. Workaround or Comment Aspen Online Deployment V8.0 supports versions V7.1, V7.3, and V8.0 of Aspen Plus, Aspen HYSYS, Aspen Custom Modeler, Aspen Model Runner, and Exchanger Design and Rating. Earlier versions are not supported. Version V7.3.2 of Aspen Plus is not supported. Simulator version specification. A specific simulator version cannot be specified for Exchanger Design and Rating (EDR) cases; the default version of EDR is used. A specific version can be specified for Aspen Plus, Aspen HYSYS, Aspen Model Runner and Aspen Custom Modeler.

Installation Issues Installing the online servers for AOD requires software from the Aspen Manufacturing suite.

Workaround or Comment Detailed installation guidelines for installing the Manufacturing Suite software is provided in the Aspen Engineering Installation Guide. Before installing the online application server and web server, please carefully read the Aspen Online Deployment sections in the Installation Guide.

General Usability Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Operations Support

45

Aspen OTS Framework V8.0


Coexistence Issues No known issues Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Installation Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

General Usability Issues Aspen OTS V8.0 can stop working when uninstalling Aspen OTS V7.3.

Workaround or Comment Contact Aspentech Customer Support for more information how to repair the V8.0 installation.

Aspen Online V8.0


Coexistence Issues No known issues Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Installation Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

General Usability Issues Location of project files

Workaround or Comment On Windows 2008 Server, project files created in certain locations (e.g. C:\) do not have sufficient default permissions in order to allow Aspen OnLine to update database files. It is recommended that project files are created and stored in the Aspen OnLine working directory. This location is C:\AspenTech\AspenOnLineV8.0. Alternatively, ensure that the project folder has full access for all users in order for Aspen OnLine to function properly.

46

Operations Support

Aspen Plus Based Refinery Reactors

Aspen Plus Catcracker V8.0


Coexistence Issues No known issues Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Installation Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

General Usability Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Aspen Plus Based Refinery Reactors

47

Aspen Plus Hydrocracker V8.0


Coexistence Issues No known issues Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Installation Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

General Usability Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Aspen Plus Hydrotreater V8.0


Coexistence Issues No known issues Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Installation Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

General Usability Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

48

Aspen Plus Based Refinery Reactors

Aspen Plus Reformer V8.0


Coexistence Issues No known issues Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Installation Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

General Usability Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Aspen Plus Based Refinery Reactors

49

50

Aspen Plus Based Refinery Reactors

Aspen Open Object Model Framework

Aspen Open Object Model Framework


Coexistence Issues No known issues Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Installation Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

General Usability Issues No known issues

Workaround or Comment Not applicable

Aspen Open Object Model Framework

51

52

Aspen Open Object Model Framework