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Aspen Exchanger Design and Rating V7.3.

Release Notes

Version Number: V7.3.2 November 2011


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Contents
1 Introduction .........................................................................................................5 Related Documentation .....................................................................................5 Technical Support ............................................................................................5 2 Whats New ..........................................................................................................7 Aspen Aspen Aspen Aspen Aspen Aspen Aspen Exchanger Design and Rating ...................................................................7 Air Cooled Exchanger ..............................................................................8 Fired Heater ......................................................................................... 10 Plate Exchanger.................................................................................... 13 Plate Fin Exchanger............................................................................... 14 Shell & Tube Exchanger ......................................................................... 15 Shell & Tube Mechanical ........................................................................ 20

3 Software Fixes ...................................................................................................31 Aspen Aspen Aspen Aspen Aspen Aspen Aspen Exchanger Design and Rating ................................................................. 31 Air Cooled Exchanger ............................................................................ 31 Fired Heater ......................................................................................... 32 Plate Exchanger.................................................................................... 32 Plate Fin Exchanger............................................................................... 33 Shell & Tube Exchanger ......................................................................... 33 Shell & Tube Mechanical ........................................................................ 34

4 Known Issues.....................................................................................................39 Aspen Aspen Aspen Aspen Exchanger Design and Rating ................................................................. 39 Fired Heater ......................................................................................... 40 Shell and Tube Exchanger...................................................................... 40 Plate Fin Exchanger............................................................................... 41

Aspen Exchanger Design and Rating V7.3.2 Release Notes

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Aspen Exchanger Design and Rating V7.3.2 Release Notes

1 Introduction

This document describes the New Features and Known Issues for the Aspen Exchanger Design and Rating applications, which include the following: Aspen Air Cooled Exchanger (AirCooled) Aspen Shell & Tube Exchanger (Shell&Tube) Aspen Shell & Tube Mechanical (Shell&TubeMech) Aspen Fired Heater (FiredHeater) Aspen Plate Exchanger (Plate) Aspen Plate Fin Exchanger (PlateFin)

Related Documentation
In addition to this guide, the following additional documentation is available. Aspen Exchanger Design and Rating Help Aspen Exchanger Design and Rating Installation Guide

Technical Support
AspenTech customers with a valid license and software maintenance agreement can register to access the online AspenTech Support Center at: http://support.aspentech.com This Web support site allows you to: Access current product documentation Search for tech tips, solutions and frequently asked questions (FAQs) Search for and download application examples Search for and download service packs and product updates Submit and track technical issues Send suggestions Report product defects Review lists of known deficiencies and defects

Introduction

Registered users can also subscribe to our Technical Support e-Bulletins. These e-Bulletins are used to alert users to important technical support information such as: Technical advisories Product updates and releases

Customer support is also available by phone, fax, and email. The most up-todate contact information is available at the AspenTech Support Center at http://support.aspentech.com.

Introduction

2 Whats New

This chapter lists all of the new features included with V7.3.2.

Aspen Exchanger Design and Rating


New Features and Enhancements
The following new features and enhancements were added in release V7.3.2: Product Training

Product Training
A new page has been added to the Online Training Center to act as a focal point for EDR product information and training materials. It is accessed by selecting from the toolbar drop-down box Help | Product Training.

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Under Featured Training Materials you will find direct links to Online Training Materials organized under the headings: Best Practices Getting Started Multi-Product Integration Whats New

Within the EDR Online Training Center the following actions are available: Search for on-line training materials Access the AspenTech Customer Support Center Access the Submit an Incident section on the AspenTech Customer Support Center Access the Live Chat section on the AspenTech Customer Support Center Access the Training Class catalog Access the Training Class schedules Access the EDR LinkedIn page

This online content will help you become more familiar with the EDR products and their capabilities through direct access to the latest tutorials, best practice articles, and other self-help tools.

Aspen Air Cooled Exchanger


Product Description
Aspen Air Cooled Exchanger (AirCooled) is a program for the Design, Rating/Checking, and Simulation of air coolers and other tubular crossflow heat exchangers. 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 Aspen HYSYS. When used as a stand-alone program in design mode, AirCooled can determine the optimum heat exchanger configuration that satisfies the specified heat duty, allowable pressure drop, and/or maximum velocity. The program can also be used to check and rate heat exchangers for required process duties. When integrated with Aspen Plus or Aspen HYSYS, AirCooled 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, process improvements can be modeled for various process operating scenarios, and costly maintenance schedules can be optimized.

Software Fixes

New Features and Enhancements


The following new features and enhancements were added in release V7.3.2: Improved method for handling the viscosity of two liquid phases Specification of a scaling factor for heat transfer coefficients is now available as an option for outside enhancement Improved reporting of humidity ratio when wet air is cooled below its dew point Corrected output for nozzle velocities with multiple bundles per unit Improved calculation method for single phase heat transfer in horizontal tubes

Improved method for handling the viscosity of two liquid phases


An improved method has been incorporated for calculating the effective viscosity of two immiscible liquid phases, usually oil and water. There is a new prediction of the inversion point at which the continuous phase changes from water to oil, with the result that the oil dominant region will extend to lower oil volume fractions. This means that the effective viscosity will tend to be higher than predicted by the previous method when the oil volume fraction is between the old and new inversion point. The new HTFS method gives slightly lower effective viscosities than the old method in the water dominant region and somewhat larger reductions in the oil dominant region. Thus the new effective viscosity can be greater or smaller than from the previous method depending on the oil volume fraction. In addition, the HYSYS method for oil-water viscosities is now available as an option. The major difference in the HYSYS method is that the oil is assumed to be dominant for oil volume fractions above 0.5, and the water is dominant below 0.33. A weighted mean is used in the transition region. Differences between the predictions of the three methods will generally be larger for heavy oils than for light oils. It is also now possible to specify that the program uses the higher of the oil and water viscosities, and this is the default for condensation and falling film evaporation. A final option is that it is possible to apply the former HTFS method (the only option in V7.3.1 and earlier).

Improved calculation method for single phase heat transfer in horizontal tubes
The calculation method for single phase heat transfer in horizontal tubes has been improved so enhancements to laminar heat transfer from natural convection have an upper limit. This could result in lower coefficients towards the high Reynolds number end of the laminar range.

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Compatibility Notes
Aspen Air Cooled Exchanger V7.3.2 can be installed and used at the same time as V7.3.1 and other previous versions of Aspen Air Cooled Exchanger.

Aspen Fired Heater


Product Description
Aspen Fired Heater (FiredHeater) is a program for the simulation and rating of furnaces and fired heaters. The program calculates heat transfer and other key parameters in a variety of tube configurations in both box and cylindrical fireboxes using the well stirred, imperfectly stirred, or long-furnace models. In addition, the heat transfer in up to nine convection banks can be handled.

New Features and Enhancements


The following new features and enhancements were added in release V7.3.2: Calculation and reporting of flue gas properties using Aspen Properties Detailed reporting the draft calculation and flue gas properties Improved treatment of the air pre-heater Detailed reporting of peak tube calculation parameters Improvements to the Firebox diagrams (inclusion of roof tubes) Increased allowance for pressure losses in U-bends and fittings

Calculation of flue gas properties using Aspen Properties


All flue gas property calculations in FiredHeater are now performed using Aspen Properties (except when specified by the user). All the flue gas property calculations are performed under-the-hood and require no actions by the user and there is no discernible impact on speed of calculation. Using Aspen Properties gives the benefits of improved accuracy in property calculations and resultant energy balances. Flue gas properties are reported in Results | Calculation Details | Flue Gas Properties.

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Detailed reporting of draught calculation


A new form detailing draught (pressure) losses on the flue gas side for major items has been added to the output forms (see Results | Calculation Details | Draught Details). This reports the total and individual components (friction, buoyancy, acceleration) of draught loss for major items on the flue gas side. The draught calculation is based on the methods described in HTFS Research Network report RM20.

Improvements to Air Preheater


By default, FiredHeater now performs an energy balance on the air preheater (if specified) so that the heat load on the combustion air side balance the heat load on the flue gas side. The air preheater is specified on the Program Options | Thermal Analysis | Preheater form (see below). If the preheater is designated as an included flue component, then the user has the option to either calculate or specifiy the flue gas temperature drop. If Calculate gas DT is selected then an energy balance is used to calculate the temperature drop of the flue gas based on the required combustion oxidant (air) temperature at the burner, and the preheater draw-off fraction. The results for the preheater, including a calculated UA value are reported on Results | Thermal Hydraulic Summary | Flue Gas | Air Preheater.

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Detailed Reporting of Peak Tube Temperature Parameters


Parameters in the API 530 peak tube calculation are now reported on Results | Thermal Hydraulic Summary | Firebox | Peak Temperatures and Fluxes.

Firebox diagram: Inclusion of Roof Tubes


Roof tubes are now included in the firebox diagram.

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Increased pressure drop in U-Bends and Fittings


The default allowance for pressure drop in process-side U-Bends has been increased from 0.5 to 1.0 velocity heads (approximately equivalent to 50 tube diameters). This is believed to be more in line with experience. This default value can be overridden on Program Options | Pressure drop.

Compatibility Notes
Aspen Fired Heater V7.3.2 can be installed and used at the same time as V7.3.1 and other previous versions of Aspen Fired Heater. FiredHeater is compatible with all versions of Aspen Properties. No further action is required if Aspen Properties V7.3 (installed automatically with V7.3.2 of EDR), V7.2, or V7.1 is registered. If another version of Aspen Properties is registered, compatible versions of FlueGasxx.x.aprpdf and Steamxx.x.aprpdf should be placed in the <EDR>/Dat/Props folder. These are generated by opening FlueGas.aprbkp and Steam.aprbkp and exporting the above aprpdf files with the version number included in the name (i.e., xx.x = 25.0, 26.0 ).

Aspen Plate Exchanger


Product Description
Aspen Plate Exchanger enables the optimum design, rating, and simulation of plate and frame heat exchangers.

New Features and Enhancements


The following new features and enhancements were added in release V7.3.2: Fully Implemented Active Input Checking

Fully Implemented Active Input Checking


Aspen Plate Exchanger V7.3.2 now has the same input functionality as Shell and Tube and other heat exchanger programs. With each new input, all defaults are recalculated, and all inputs are rechecked. Mandatory inputs display with a blue-green background until a value is supplied. If any input value would generate a fatal error, then the background to the input shows red. Any inputs which are not used for a particular calculation type are grayed out, making the input process much simpler for new users. Some of this functionality was available previously, but the graying out, the blue-green background, and the red background have been extended and improved by the fully implemented input checking. The input checking process has in places been made more rigorous, preventing inconsistencies not checked for in previous versions. Some cases

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which previously ran, may thus now fail, but it should be clear which missing or incorrect inputs are causing the problem.

Compatibility Notes
Aspen Plate Exchanger V7.3.2 can be installed and used at the same time as V7.3.1 and other previous versions of Aspen Plate Exchanger.

Aspen Plate Fin Exchanger


Product Description
Aspen Plate Fin Exchanger (PlateFin) enables you to simulate the performance of plate-fin heat exchangers, either the large brazed aluminum cores used for cryogenic duties, with up to 20 process streams, or units in other metals used for duties at ambient temperatures and above. It also provides facilities for doing a first shot design of this type of exchanger and for modeling thermosiphon reboilers.

New Features and Enhancements


The following new features and enhancements were added in release V7.3.2: Option to specify flow maldistribution on a layer by layer basis for each stream. More robust iteration for recirculating flows in thermosiphons and kettles; heat balance is preserved when the flow changes. Mass flux output for X-flow streams. Use correct mass flux in calculations for multi-pass layer elements in Xflow exchangers (single passes in X-flow, and multi-pass elements in axial flow are unaffected). Improved exchanger weight calculation in Design Properties recalculation at the beginning of a run is now an option, rather than automatic. Application Control options, mainly for future use when matching facilities are put in Simulators, to speed up solution times. Specification of heat load as a fraction of stream maximum load. Exchanger effectiveness (fraction of maximum possible heat load) as an input and output. Option to specify minimum pressure in calculations. The default for this is no longer tied to maximum pressure drop, so messages that pressure changes have been scaled (based on maximum pressure change /minimum pressure) will now be much less likely to occur. Multiple repeated near-identical messages are now suppressed, unless a new option to show all messages is invoked. Streams with only hardway fin are now permitted.

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The layer schematic on the Layer types input is now generated even if no exchanger length is input.

Compatibility Notes
Aspen Plate Fin Exchanger V7.3.2 can be installed and used at the same time as V7.3.1 and other previous versions of Aspen Plate Fin Exchanger.

Aspen Shell & Tube Exchanger


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

New Features and Enhancements


The following new features and enhancements were added in release V7.3.2: A more comprehensive set of tubes is selected for vibration checks. User can specify additional tubes on the input tube layout for vibration checks. Vibration-check tubes can be highlighted on the tube layout output including an indication of any vibration risks, from fluid elastic instabilities or resonances. Improved handling of U-bends and local shellside velocities in vibration checks. Improved tabular output from vibration and resonance checks. Plugged tubes can be individually identified in the tube layout input and will appear in the tube layout output. Properties recalculation at the beginning of a run is now an option, rather than automatic. Application Control options, mainly for future use when matching facilities are put in Simulators, to speed up solution times.

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Exchanger effectiveness (fraction of maximum possible heat load) as an input and output. Option to specify minimum pressure in calculations. The default for this is no longer tied to maximum pressure drop, so messages that pressure changes have been scaled (based on maximum pressure change /minimum pressure) will now be much less likely to occur. Multiple repeated near-identical messages are now suppressed, unless a new option to show all messages is invoked. Improved default nozzle locations for vertical E-shells. No-U-bend-heat-transfer option now available in unbaffled exchangers. Improved bundle entrance calculations with use-existing-layout and with no-tubes-in-window. Improved calculation of kettle large shell diameters. Sealing strip orientation under user control, and always defaulting to transverse. Additional information in Recap of Designs table. The calculation method for single phase heat transfer in horizontal tubes has been improved so enhancements to laminar heat transfer from natural convection have an upper limit. This could result in lower coefficients towards the high Reynolds number end of the laminar range.

Details of Vibration Analysis Improvements


New Methods for Selection of Representative Tubes
In previous versions of Aspen Shell & Tube Exchanger, the program selected 5 representative tubes on which to perform vibration analysis. For many arrangements of E-type shell exchangers, this was adequate to establish where vibration problems would occur within a tube bundle. However as the vibration methods and the shellside modeling were improved and better modeling of divided flow shells, U-bend bundles, and impingement devices was available, it was clear that the analysis required extension. In Aspen Shell & Tube Exchanger V7.3.2, the program will select up to 9 tubes for vibration analysis depending on: shell type baffle type & baffle cut rear head type (rear tubesheet or U-bends) presence of impingement devices nozzle orientation

Vibration Result Reporting


The vibration reports have been modified and improved to enable viewing of results for a larger number of tubes. Design of these reports has been reviewed by the Tubular Exchangers Review Panel. The new reports have been configured to list the tubes analyzed in columns and the key vibration parameters in rows.

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This arrangement allows more tubes to be shown. If required, scroll bars appear.

Tube Layout Vibration Results Display


Go to Results | Mechanical Summary | Setting Plan & Tube Layout and the Tube Layout tab. This can now show the tubes selected for vibration analysis. Click the Vibration tubes button.

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Tubes included in the vibration analysis have a red v superimposed over the tube circle. The table below the tube layout shows data on both program-selected and user-selected tubes and indicates which tubes might be at risk from resonance or fluid elastic instability.

User-specified Tubes for Vibration Checks


Shell&Tube selects representative tubes for analysis which it deems should cover the worst cases for all TEMA geometries. Now, in addition to the program-selected tubes, the user can nominate addition tubes that are deemed important to analyze. To allow you to interactively edit any aspect of the tube layout, first navigate to Input | Exchanger Geometry | Geometry Summary. Make sure that you have selected Use existing layout. Now navigate to the next tab on Input | Exchanger Geometry | Geometry Summary | Tube Layout. Right-click the tube you want to nominate and from the drop down list which appears, select Vibration Tube and Mark.

The vibration characteristics of this tube will now be amongst those analyzed, appearing in the short summary table beneath the Tube Layout within Results. These user-specified tubes also appear in the full vibration reports.

Interactive Specification of Plugged Tubes


If tubes in an operating exchanger are found to be leaking, this is often repaired by inserting plugs in both ends of the tube at the tubesheets. In previous releases, the user could designate the total number of tubes

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plugged, and there was also an option in the Pass Details to designate the number of tubes plugged in each pass. In Aspen Shell & Tube Exchanger V7.3.2, the user may interactively specify tubes in any pass which are plugged. To mark a tube in any pass as plugged, navigate to Input | Exchanger Geometry | Geometry Summary | Tube Layout. Right-click the tube you want to nominate and from the drop down list which appears, select Plugged Tube and Mark.

As illustrated, for user-specified vibration tubes, you need to be able to interactively edit the tube layout to designate specific tubes that are plugged. Make sure you have selected Use Existing Layout in the Geometry Summary tab. The program will take account of these plugged tubes assuming they are no longer being available for heat transfer and modeling the effect on the tube side pressure drop and tube side heat transfer coefficient.

Compatibility Notes
Aspen Shell & Tube Exchanger V7.3.2 can be installed and used at the same time as V7.3.1 and other previous versions of Aspen Shell & Tube Exchanger.

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Aspen Shell & Tube Mechanical


Product Description
Aspen Shell & Tube Mechanical (Shell&TubeMech) is a comprehensive set of tools for the complete mechanical design or rating of shell & tube heat exchangers and basic pressure vessels. When used with Shell&Tube, Shell&TubeMech provides bi-directional data transfer, eliminating the need for data re-entry and ensuring consistency between thermal and mechanical designs. This enables engineers to both optimize and efficiently validate the thermal and mechanical designs of shell and tube heat exchangers. When used as a stand-alone program in design mode, Shell&TubeMech can optimize the design of most components including flanges, tubesheets, expansion joints, supports, shell, and nozzle reinforcement. They conform to TEMA standards and several international codes including, ASME Section VIII Div.1, AD Merkbltter, CODAP, and EN13445.

New Features and Enhancements


The following new features and enhancements were added in release V7.3.2: The 2011a addenda of the ASME 2010 Code and material properties update. Among the highlights in the 2011a addenda of the ASME 2010 code are:
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Revised shell longitudinal stress calculation for distributor belts Revised tubesheet effective bolt loads Revised appendix 26, expansion joints Updated acceptable editions of referenced standards, e.g. B16.5

Updated wind and seismic load calculations per ASCE/SEI 7-10 Finned tubes calculations per ASME VIII-1-UG-8(4) Maximum nozzle external loads per TEMA RGP-RGB-10.7 Nozzle external loads per WRC-537 Metric bolt dimensions per PD 5500 and EN 13445 Added bolt tensioner clearances in flange design/rating Improved the application of UCS-68(c) PWHT for the reduction in impact testing exemption temperature Hydrostatic pressure based on MAWP (new and cold) or MAWP (hot and corroded) Improved processing of combined loadings New input for desired MDMT

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The 2011a addenda of the ASME 2010 Code and material properties update
Aspen Shell and Tube Mechanical has been updated with the 2011a addenda of the 2010 ASME code. New materials were added and obsolete materials were deleted. The Code and material standard year is shown below.

Among the highlights in the 2011a addenda of the ASME 2010 code are: Revised shell longitudinal stress calculation for distributor belts Revised tubesheet effective bolt loads Revised appendix 26, expansion joints Updated acceptable editions of referenced standards, e.g. B16.5

Revised shell longitudinal stress calculation for distributor belts

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When a distributor belt is present, the shell stress calculations will now include the net shell cross sectional area after deducting the shell cut-out area. The User can control the total percentage of the shell cut-out(s) via this input under Nozzles-General | Domes/Distributor Belts.

The program defaults to 33% total cut-out.

Revised tubesheet effective bolt loads


Table UHX-8.1 has been introduced in UHX that determines which bolt load should be used in the design of tubesheets. This table dictates that the flange operating bolt load should be used instead of the maximum of the operating or gasket seating condition for the pressure-only load cases (1 to 3). If such cases control the design, the tubesheet may benefit if the flange design is governed by the gasket seating condition (e.g. a hard gasket). This effect is only applicable to flanged tubesheets.

Revised appendix 26, expansion joints


Several corrections were made affecting nomenclature, sketches, and axial displacement calculations.

Updated acceptable editions of referenced standards, e.g. B16.5

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Updated wind and seismic load calculations per ASCE/SEI 7-10


The program now calculates the wind and seismic load calculations per ASCE/SEI 7-10. This procedure substituted the previously used method, ASCE/SEI 7-05.

Finned tubes calculations per ASME VIII-1-UG8(4)


The program now calculates the maximum allowable working pressure (MAWP) using the root diameter and the minimum wall thickness of the finned section and also using the plain diameter and thickness. The program then selects the case that results in the lower MAWP. Prior program versions calculated the MAWP using the plain tube geometry under the assumption that the fins added strength. The program can use a low-fin tubes databank from the thermal program (Shell & Tube Exchanger) or one built into Shell & Tube Mechanical. The program will also use the low-fin tube geometry from Shell & Tube Exchanger when data is transferred to Shell & Tube Mechanical. The User can also override the finned tube geometry, as shown here:

Maximum nozzle external loads per TEMA RGPRGB-10.7


The program now calculates the maximum nozzle external loads per TEMA RGP-RGB-10.7. The User can also select nozzle external load calculations per TEMA or in combination with HEI and WRC:

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If the User does not enter nozzle external loads, the program will calculate the maximum co-current external nozzle loads (radial forces with moments). If the geometry parameters exceed the limits on design, the program will provide the option of using extrapolated results in conjunction with U-2(g).

Nozzle external loads per WRC-537


The program can now calculate the nozzle external loads per bulletin WRC537. If the WRC chart parameters are exceeded, the program extrapolates to finish the calculation. When the chart parameters are exceeded, U-2(g) is used and a note is provided. If the User selects the older WRC-107 design procedure, the program will also extrapolate if necessary using the new WRC537 design procedure to finish the calculations.

Typical warning message if User selects nozzle external load calculations per WRC-107 and the geometric parameters are exceeded:

A warning message is also provided in the WRC detail calculations report.

Metric bolt dimensions per PD 5500 and EN 13445


Added processing of metric bolt dimensions per PD 5500 and EN 13445 allows the designer to use the British code bolt specifications per PD 5500, table 3.82 or the European code bolt specifications per EN 13445 Table GA.8-1 in the design of body flanges. Dimensions not shown on applicable standards were taken from TEMA metric bolt tolerances or otherwise interpolated from metric minimum flange geometry.

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Added bolt tensioner clearances in flange design/rating


Added processing of bolt tensioner clearances in flange design or ratings allows the User to design body flanges taking into consideration the various clearances necessary to use hydraulic bolt tensioners. If the body flange geometry is specified, the program will issue a warning if not enough clearance is available to use hydraulic bolt tensioners.

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Improved the application of UCS-68(c) PWHT for the reduction in impact testing exemption temperature
An additional input item has been added to better process the governing testing exemption temperature by the use of Post Weld Heat Treating when it is not otherwise a requirement of ASME VIII Div 1.

Hydrostatic pressure based on MAWP (new and cold) or MAWP (hot and corroded)
An input option has been added that will allow the User to select the basis for the calculation of the hydrostatic test pressure. The default will continue to be the design pressure.

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The option is also in the Costing Database:

Improved processing of combined loadings


Processing of combined loadings per ASME VIII-2 section 4.3.10 has been enhanced. Now the User will have access to an input screen to override program-calculated values. The results have been enhanced with additional intermediate values using the governing case per table 4.1.2., design load combinations. Typical input screen if User desires to override program default results:

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Example of output: Design Load Combination load Case 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 P + Ps P + Ps P + Ps 0.9P + 0.9P + 0.9P + 0.6D + Ps + D + D + D + L + D + S Ps + D + 0.75L +0.75S Ps + D + (W or 7E) Ps + D + 0.75(W or 7E) + 0.75L + 0.75S (W or 0.7E) + F Bending Moment lbf*in 0 0 0 0 3048000 2286000 3048000 0 Torsional Moment lbf*in 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 stresses sigma1
(4.3.41)

**Effective** Pressure Force psi lbf*in 356 356 356 320.4 320.4 320.4 0 0 66152 66152 66152 66152 66152 66152 0 66152

Allowable vs (4.3.44) psi 20000 20000 20000 20000 20000 20000 20000 20000 *************************** sigma2 sigma3 Limit
(4.3.42) (4.3.43) (4.3.44)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

load Case
psi

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(4.3.32) (4.3.33) (4.3.34)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

16242 16242 16242 14618 14618 14618 0 0

7713 7713 7713 6919 7390 7272 471 -231

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

16242 16242 16242 14618 14618 14618 471 0

7713 7713 7713 6919 7390 7272 0 -231

-178 -178 -178 -160 -160 -160 0 0

14224 14224 14224 12802 12799 12798 471 231

New input for desired MDMT


The User can now enter the desired MDMT:

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The summary Design Specifications will report the calculated MDMT:

If the calculated MDMT is higher than the desired MDMT, is warning is issued.

Compatibility Notes
Aspen Shell & Tube Mechanical V7.3.2 can be installed and used at the same time as V7.3.1 and other previous versions of Aspen Shell & Tube Mechanical.

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Aspen Exchanger Design and Rating includes a number of software fixes that further improve the product.

Aspen Exchanger Design and Rating


This section describes the software fixes to the overall Aspen Exchanger Design and Rating program.
CQ Number CQ00431362 CQ00450331 CQ00405390 Description Fixed incomplete hyperlinks in import from Aspen Plus (HYSYS) Fixed EDR import from Aspen Plus failure due to "ActiveX component can't create object" Fixed a significant memory leak in bjacwin.exe

Aspen Air Cooled Exchanger


This section describes the software fixes to Aspen Air Cooled Exchanger.
CQ Number CQ00448487 CQ00447651 CQ00446357 CQ00444313 CQ00439350 CQ00436962 Description Corrected blank or zero x-side pressure drops when no fans selected Corrected tube length calculation error in Air Cooled Condenser design mode Corrected bubble point calculation for a vapor only stream Add scaling factor for outside heat transfer coefficients Fixed incorrect nozzle velocity Corrected outlet summary reporting of liquid properties at inlet when liquid fraction is zero

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Aspen Fired Heater


This section describes the software fixes to Aspen Fired Heater.
CQ Number CQ00445573 CQ00441564 CQ00440448 CQ00437854 CQ00432406 CQ00431142 CQ00430924 CQ00387718 CQ00386012 Description Fixed a case not running and no error message given when no gaseous fuel composition set Increased the temperature limits for flue gases Report tube and fin peak temperatures separately Output more details of peak tube temperature calculation Automatically calculate temperature drop of flue gas given combustion air preheat Correct missing roof tubes in Firebox diagram Corrected flue gas properties not being reloaded Draught calculations added to results Flue gas properties added to results

Aspen Plate Exchanger


This section describes the software fixes to Aspen Plate Exchanger.
CQ Number CQ00440911 CQ00411757 CQ00403857 CQ00386029 CQ00367649 CQ00273264 Description Fixed heat balance method Fixed range checking for input parameters in the Process Data section Added plate thermal conductivity to results Input Diagram: Correct plate area in Input Diagram Corrected crash in temperature cross cases Corrected Dew/Bubble point in results forms

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Aspen Plate Fin Exchanger


This section describes the software fixes to Aspen Plate Fin Exchanger.
CQ Number CQ00450146 CQ00449391 CQ00448670 Description Fixed negative stream 1 Outlet distributor length in design mode Corrected a problem loading a MUI file with single phase vapor stream with T-h data Corrected Labeling of Overall Summary > "Outlet temperature as input", to allow for the fact that it may not match Process Data > "Outlet temperature" Corrected several issues in crossflow exchangers with multi-pass crossflow finning for multiple streams Fixed blank Hardway Hydraulic Diameter and Flow Area Per Unit Width Improved thermosiphon/kettle flow iteration that preserves a heat balance when the flow is updated Enhanced the program to handle hardway fin only Fixed incorrect height of return to column for thermosiphons in MUSE file output Corrected PlateFin kettle calculating significantly different recirculation rates than MUSE crossflow PlateFin printing: output missing labels, there are extra blank pages The EDR install now correctly registers the COM component which displays the layer type diagram. Fixed a crash with 20 stream exchanger

CQ00448267 CQ00445808 CQ00441651 CQ00435733 CQ00430429 CQ00429206 CQ00385036 CQ00435300 CQ00256072

Aspen Shell & Tube Exchanger


This section describes the software fixes to Aspen Shell & Tube Exchanger.
CQ Number CQ00450814 CQ00449084 CQ00448875 CQ00446108 Description Fixed estimation of a kettle diameter when not supplied is outside of the expected range Fixed labeling: Area reqd./act. should be Area act./reqd. Fixed a problem with No-U-bend heat transfer with unbaffled exchangers (and a bug with Longitudinal fins and U-bends) Fixed a problem with unit of tube OD shown incorrectly in Mechanical Summary

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CQ Number CQ00441173 CQ00439927 CQ00438754 CQ00438211 CQ00437689 CQ00436168 CQ00431701 CQ00413614 CQ00417579

Description Fixed a problem where components are not displayed completely on the Input Summary Fixed a problem opening a HETRAN file when no license is available Corrected shellside knockback condenser for a one pass unit showing the tubes side nozzles on the same head Corrected area in the overall summary for double pipe HX Fixed a problem with NTIW and use existing layout Improved documentation for the interactive tubesheet layout Corrected setting plan for vertical E shell side knock back condenser Clarified documentation for distances in X shell Fixed displaying of Latent heat in TEMA sheet for Advanced mode

Aspen Shell & Tube Mechanical


This section describes the software fixes to Aspen Shell & Tube Mechanical.
CQ Number CQ00450103 CQ00449993 CQ00449823 CQ00449586 CQ00449453 CQ00448297 Description Corrected the static head calculation output for kettle shells. The program was using the wrong kettle diameter. Corrected a problem with the lifting lugs calculation for kettle units. The program was using the wrong shell radius. Changed panel output formulas for UHH-13 to better match the actual formulas in the code. Corrected the equivalent diameter for the tubesheet shear calculation for U-tubes under the EN code. Changed the C factor in the tubesheet calculation when calculating the unperforated area using UG-34. Corrected a problem with the Minimum Design Metal Temperature (MDMT). It was being calculated incorrectly for the body flanges under certain situations. Added saddle fillet weld leg sizes to differentiate the saddle base depth dimension from the saddle depth dimension at the shell-tosaddle contact point. Provided additional warnings when the gasket compression stress is larger than the yield stress of the flange material. Under these conditions, the gasket may damage the flange bearing surfaces. Added a message to alert the User when he/she enters a gasket design factor 'm' that could result in poorly designed body flanges. Corrected a problem with the mean gasket diameter for the rear head flange at tubesheet for a 'W' type head. It did not match the inputted data provided by the User.

CQ00448284

CQ00448060

CQ00447872 CQ00447662

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CQ Number CQ00447282

Description Corrected a problem with issuing Note 810 instead of note 809. When the tube-to-tubesheet joint is expanded-only, if the calculated UHX tubesheet thickness is less than the clearances required for the expansion process, a warning will be issued if the User specified the tubesheet thickness. Otherwise, a note will be issued if the program increases the tubesheet thickness to accommodate the expansion clearances. Corrected user interface (UI) problem. The User selection of nozzle external loads calculation type was being changed by the UI when the file had the old list (prior versions). Also corrected name of method from 'RGB' to the correct 'RGP'. Corrected a problem with the weights. The program was not processing correctly User specified empty, piping and accessories weights. Upgraded output for wind and seismic load calculations per NBCC. Added overturning moment to detail output. Corrected an output problem with the allowable stresses being shown in the elastic-plastic procedure for a fixed tubesheet exchanger. Corrected the appearance of warning 335 for cases when the warning was not needed. Added nozzle descriptions and accessory weights descriptions to input and output. Corrected a problem with the program attempting to design a shell cover cylinder when none is required. Corrected a problem with the saddle support friction factor. Under certain conditions the saddle friction factor was being applied twice to the horizontal loads. Corrected a problem with the floating head backing ring flange recess dimension. Corrected a problem with nozzle external loads per WRC-107 when the nozzles are located on formed heads. The program was using an incorrect head dish radius. Corrected a problem with an overstressed design. The program was designing a unit that was overstressed at the tubesheet-tochannel junction and now warning was given. Corrected a problem with the tube compressive stress. It was flagged as exceeding the allowable in the tubesheet detail calculation section when in fact the tube compressive stress was under the allowable. Corrected the default saddle location for second saddle. The program was placing the saddle too far away from the flange/tubesheet. Changed the calculation of allowable stresses for ASME austenitic materials in the European code (EN). The available yields for ASME materials are different than specified in the EN code. Will use the available yield for the calculation of the allowable stress. Corrected a problem with the nozzle weld size in the nozzle reinforcement area calculation. The reinforcement area for the nozzle weld was incorrect.

CQ00447440

CQ00447212

CQ00446274 CQ00446730

CQ00446467 CQ00446069 CQ00445961 CQ00445571

CQ00445462 CQ00445446

CQ00445173

CQ00445098

CQ00444843

CQ00444566

CQ00444486

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CQ Number CQ00443841

Description Corrected a problem with the differential design pressure for Utube exchangers. The program was not using the correct differential design pressure specified. Clarified the Code detail ouput in tubesheet design under differential pressure for U-tube exchangers. Corrected a problem with inputted liftling lugs dimensions. No warnings were being provided when the inputted lifting lugs geometry values were less than recommended. Corrected a problem with the exchanger side specification in the MAWP output for nozzle number 10. The program was placing the nozzle in the wrong side. Corrected a problem with body flange design in the European code. The program was not using the gasket rib area in the body flange calculation. Corrected a problem with the warnings concerning overstressing of the front shell flange. The flange in fact was not overstressed. Corrected a problem with the nozzles piping interconnecting weights (IW). The shell side weights were being included twice. The tube side nozzle piping IW were being ignored. Neither were being added to the operating weight, only to the full weight. Corrected a problem with the input for the bolt area ratio. The program was violating the minimum bolt spacing in design mode when the user selected input for minimum bolt area ratio. Corrected a problem with the tube expanded length. It was not being provided in the TEMA tubesheet calculation. Corrected a problem with the calculation of the cone length for external pressure compressive stress calculations per ASME VIII-1 App. 8. Corrected a problem with the floating head cross over area calculation per TEMA RCB-5.11. It was not being correctly calculated and was not being shown in version V7.3.1. Corrected a problem with the calculation of nozzle reinforcement per VIII-2 section 4.5. The program was not calculating the shell compressive stress correctly. Incorrect Stiffness Multiplier per figure TEMA 1999 RCB-8.51. Program was using the wrong expansion joint radius. Corrected a problem with the lifting lugs. A warning was not being provided in the detail lifting lugs section when the Userspecified geometry was not adequate. Corrected a problem with the Minimum Design Metal Temperature (MDMT) incorrect. The program was defaulting to the wrong material. Corrected a problem with the output for external nozzle loads per WRC-107 in component design module. The calculation engine changes and the component module panel format were out of synchronization. Corrected a problem with the tubesheet flanged extension thickness calculation. It was not being performed correctly for a CEU type exchanger. Corrected a problem with the lap joint ring flanges shear stress calculation. It was not being shown on the calculation report.

CQ00442381 CQ00442364

CQ00442266

CQ00442264

CQ00441878 CQ00441877

CQ00440903

CQ00440761 CQ00440589

CQ00440218

CQ00440104

CQ00439967 CQ00439385

CQ00439200

CQ00438587

CQ00438476

CQ00438240

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CQ Number CQ00438262

Description Corrected a problem with the number of baffles in the Bill of Materials. For some exchangers, the BOM was showing one extra baffle. Corrected a problem with the inputted accessory weight. It was not being added to the empty or operating weights. Changed method to calculate the material design strength values for certain ASME materials (e.g. Titanium) when used with the European code (EN) Corrected a problem with shell side weld overlay thickness. The program was not properly taking the OL thk into account Corrected a problem with the nozzle reinforcing material in the European code (EN). The material was not being shown in the nozzle reinforcing detail calculation for the European code. Changed formula for lap joint body flanges to show LJ ring contact diameter G1 instead of gasket reaction diameter G. Corrected these issues with a 'P'-type rear head exchanger: No input material cells for the rear head cover flange and incorrect barrel OD for the floating tubesheet. Corrected a problem with the hydrostatic test pressures on summary report. The values reported where incorrect for the hydro calculation case. Corrected a problem with the backing ring flange rigidity calculation. The BR flange rigidity thickness was not being used for the actual BR flange thickness. Corrected wind longitudinal and tranversed load labels. They were incorrect in detail calculation report for NBCC 1995. Separated gasket reaction diameters G and G1 per ASME code changes for lap joint flanges. Doing this makes the gasket treatment the same for all ASME flanges. Corrected the rear head cone length calculation. The program was using the wrong small cone diameter. Corrected problem with the floating head flange inputted gasket thickness. It was being ignored by program. Corrected minimum thickness calculation in component design module. Simply supported tubesheet design procedure incorrectly apply. Some coefficients were not being zeroed out as required by the procedure and a warning (528) was being issued in error. Mean metal temperatures data transfer from multiple shells. Now mechanical will use the mean metal temperatures from the first shell transferred from thermal. A message will be issued. Corrected a problem with the rear head cover. It was not being designed for a floating head type exchanger, required for this exchanger type. No warning was being issued when the User selects the TEMA bolt spacing correction factor and ASME lethal service. These are contradictory specifications. Actual bolt spacing correction factor calculated not shown. Added it to detail output.

CQ00438120 CQ00438044

CQ00437952 CQ00437801

CQ00436397 CQ00437500

CQ00437367

CQ00437070

CQ00436659 CQ00436397

CQ00436263 CQ00435394 CQ00435792 CQ00435094

CQ00435044

CQ00434389

CQ00434386

CQ00434373

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CQ Number CQ00434302

Description Corrected a problem with the nozzle external load calculations per WRC-107. It was not being performed even though the geometry parameters were within acceptable range of the design procedure. Corrected a problem with inputted nozzle flange ratings. The selection of 'Tri-clamp' is not a valid nozzle flange rating option so it is being discarded in processing the nozzle flange rating. Corrected refreshing of drawing labels in input summary form. Now the User will see the drawing descriptions. Corrected a problem with the calculation of the thickness for the tubesheet unperforated area in a No-Tubes-In-Window design. The unperforated area height and chord lengths were incorrect. Corrected the calculation of the final backing ring flange thickness when a recess is present. The program was not properly taken into account the recess and the corrosion allowance on the same side. Corrected issue with the User-specified nozzle dome weld leg size. The program was ignoring this input. Corrected the bolt circle calculation for a reverse flange. Corrected a problem with the tube stress calculations. The program was not assigning the correct calculated values against the allowable values. This resulted in no warnings in some cases and incorrect warnings in others Corrected a problem with the fabrication tolerance. The program was not taking off the fabrication thickness tolerance from the vessel wall thickness in the nozzle reinforcement calculations. Corrected the material default file entries for generic material #6 (304SS). The pointer was also set for some 304L materials. Corrected a problem with warnings in detail calculations of nozzle external loads per TEMA RCB-10.7. Corrected a problem with the head minimum thickness per compressed air service or steam service. The program was not including in the final thickness the material tolerance. Corrected a problem with the implementation of UG-99(b) ASME 2010. The hydro test exemption for bolting material calculation was not clearly shown. Made the flanged-and-flued TEMA-type expansion joint outer cylinder thickness the same as the flexible element thickness is design mode. Corrected a problem with the channel stress. The value shown on the warning could not be found on the detail output. Also, the option to display both conditions, new and corroded, was not working properly. Corrected a problem with the dished-only head radiography level and joint efficiency shown on output.

CQ00433624

CQ00433398 CQ00433316

CQ00432971

CQ00432962 CQ00432731 CQ00432538

CQ00432440

CQ00432133 CQ00432109 CQ00432035

CQ00431500

CQ00431222

CQ00430911

CQ00430829

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4 Known Issues

This chapter contains a summary of known issues or limitations relating to this release. Workarounds are suggested where possible.

Aspen Exchanger Design and Rating


Known Issue 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 Selecting File | Open after exporting an EDR file to Excel causes EDR to crash. Affects all EDR applications. CQ00378264 EDR fails to identify the property method specified in the Aspen Properties aprbkp file. Affects all EDR applications. EDR does not display the Aspen Properties property method in imported .aprbkp or referenced .aprpdf files; EDR always displays AMINES. This is a display issue only; the Aspen Properties method specified in the Aspen Properties file is used. Run the following command to allow the registry editing tools be used on the machine: Export to Excel, and then close and reopen EDR. Workaround/Comment Select Tools | Program Settings, Headings/Drawing tab and click OK. This only need be done one time; thereafter, the labels are present.

CQ00448491 - On systems where the machine policy disables the launch of the registry editing tool, installing Exchanger Design & Rating V7.3.2 or Economic Evaluation V7.3.2 may cause the following error: Registry editing has been disabled by your administrator

REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableRegistryTools /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

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Aspen Fired Heater


Known Issue CQ00452232 - FiredHeater has incorrect enumeration items for the Peak tube temperature calculation method (Program Options | Thermal Analysis | Firebox). The enumerations items should be: 0 Set Default 1 Fixed heat flux ratio 2 Adjusted heat flux ratio. Workaround/Comment Substitute the existing enumeration items with the items described to the left.

Aspen Shell and Tube Exchanger


Known Issue CQ00430263 Import from an Aspen Plus block, such as HEATER, shows a negative pressure drop in EDR Process data. Affects Shell&Tube. Workaround/Comment If the inlet stream pressure is less than the block pressure, a negative pressure drop will be imported. The workaround is either to specify a pressure drop for the block or change the inlet and/or block pressures to ensure a positive pressure drop. For a block with multiple feed streams, the lowest stream pressure is used in the EDR Process data. One workaround is to add a mixer block upstream of the block and make sure a positive pressure drop results. 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. If the option [undefined] is selected for Gasket Materials in Input | Construction Specification | Materials of Construction | Cladding/Gasket Material, the program will not run. Re-run the files and the missing outputs re-appear. None. The Standard Method gives wellproven results.

A gasket material must be selected.

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There are problems in some areas with calculated shellside heat transfer coefficients and pressure gradients for X shells using the Advanced method. Shellside heat transfer coefficients might be inaccurate for X-shells with 4 or more passes Shellside pressure drops might be underestimated by a factor of up to 4 if there is an in-line pass partition lane, and possibly by a larger factor if there are multiple pass partition lanes.

The Standard method should be used as an alternative in such cases.

Aspen Plate Fin Exchanger


Known Issue The Layer Types form in Input | Exchanger Geometry is blank in Windows 7 64-bit running the German language pack. Workaround/Comment The problem is caused by a failed component registration. To fix: 1. Run the EDR Version Control Utility from the Start Menu. 2. Select Version 26.0. 3. Click the Fix current version button.

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