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aspenONE Engineering Product Catalog

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The product names used in this catalog are updated to those introduced in aspenONE
Engineering V9 (released in May 2016). For more detailed product descriptions and additional
supporting collateral, please click on the product name in the left column. If you have access to
the Internet, the link will direct you to the appropriate product page on AspenTechs website
www.aspentech.com.

PRODUCT BRIEF DESCRIPTION

A comprehensive flowsheet simulator for the optimal design, simulation,


optimization and analysis of industrial gas and liquid adsorption
processes.
Aspen Adsorption enables process simulation and optimization for a wide
Aspen Adsorption range of industrial gas and liquid adsorption processes including reactive
adsorption, ion exchange and cyclic processes such as pressure-swing,
temperature-swing, and vacuum-swing adsorption. It is used to select
optimal adsorbents, design better adsorption cycles, and improve general
plant operations.

Aspen Air Cooled Exchanger enables designing and rating air-cooled


heat exchangers for process applications.
Designing and rating air cooled exchangers using Aspen EDR provides
optimized equipment designs. Air cooler simulation models and
correlations are based on over 40 years of Aspen (HTFS) proprietary
Aspen Air Cooled
research. Capabilities include extensive tube layout drawings, graphing
Exchanger
capabilities and design optimization for both capital cost and operating
cost. By designing and rating air cooled exchangers using Aspen EDR
users are able to save about 10-30% on their equipment cost.
Aspen Air Cooled Exchanger can also be used within the Aspen HYSYS
and Aspen Plus simulation environment.

Delivers significant improvements in productivity, agility and time-to-


delivery in basic engineering.

Aspen Basic Aspen Basic Engineering (formerly ZYQAD) is proven on world-scale


Engineering projects to deliver basic engineering packages faster and with fewer
resources, promote agility and integrate global design teams. Using a
central repository Aspen Basic Engineering allows easy data sharing and
consistency and up-to-date diagrams and datasheets.

Aspen Batch Modeler combines reaction kinetics with conceptual design,


analysis and optimization of batch processes resulting in reduction of
Aspen Batch
batch times while ensuring product quality and production.
Modeler
Aspen Batch Modeler is a comprehensive simulation tool for conceptual
design, analysis, and optimization of batch distillation processes. Batch

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distillation simulation can be performed standalone using Aspen Batch


Modeler, or as part of a larger flowsheet simulation within the Aspen Plus
environment. An easy-to-use, workflow-oriented capability for chemists
and engineers is available to identify reaction kinetics from experimental
data and from Aspen Properties.

Innovative recipe-based modeling technology for batch processes used


for developing a process from early route selection to full scale
manufacturing.

Aspen Batch Aspen Batch Process Developer quickly evaluates process alternatives,
Process Developer generates material balances, performs cycle-time calculations and
develops cost estimates during the early stages of process definition. It
can be used to compare process alternatives in the laboratory, evaluate
make versus buy decisions and select synthetic routes for new
molecules.

Aspen Capital Cost Estimator software is capable of generating AACE


Class IV through Class II estimates for capital projects in the oil and gas,
refining and chemicals industries.
Aspen Capital Cost Estimator is built on Aspen Icarus technology and
Aspen Capital Cost is designed for use throughout the estimating lifecycle to generate both
Estimator conceptual and detailed estimates. Based on highly scalable engineering
models of process equipment, ACCE accurately predicts total installed
costs of process equipment and associated bulks, instrumentation,
electrical, and civil. It can also be used with Aspen Process Economic
Analyzer to enable companies to leverage detailed estimating knowledge
into engineering process evaluation and business decision analysis.

Aspen Chromatography is a comprehensive simulation software for batch


and continuous chromatographic processes, compatible with both Aspen
Plus and Aspen Plus Dynamics.
Aspen
Chromatography Aspen Chromatography allows engineers and scientists to model and
understand the separation and purification processes normally found in
the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, fine chemical, and food product
businesses.

Aspen Custom Modeler is a software platform for creating unique process


and equipment simulations to suit custom needs.
Aspen Custom Aspen Custom Modeler lets you quickly create rigorous models for
Modeler process equipment -using an easy-to-learn task language. These can be
used inside Aspen Plus and Aspen HYSYS flowsheets or linked to Excel
via Aspen Simulation WorkbookTM

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Simplifies the synthesis of complex non-ideal distillation systems


Aspen Distillation Synthesis enables rapid conceptual design of
Aspen Distillation distillation schemes for the separation of chemical mixtures with non-ideal
Synthesis vapor-liquid equilibrium. Engineers and chemists can use Aspen
Distillation Synthesis to reveal the limits of feasible separations for
individual columns and to design advanced distillation schemes for the
separation of such mixtures.

Aspen Energy Analyzer is a powerful conceptual design package for


performing optimal heat exchanger network design.
Aspen Energy Analyzer, working in concert with flowsheet simulators like
Aspen HYSYS and Aspen Plus, provides an easy environment to perform
Aspen Energy
optimal heat exchanger network design and pinch analysis.
Analyzer
The same Aspen Energy Analyzer technology is available within the
Aspen HYSYS and Aspen Plus environments, known as Activated
Energy Analysis, providing an easy and automated energy optimization
workflow

Aspen Fired HeaterTM is a simulation and rating program for


troubleshooting process furnace operational performance to maximize
efficiency or identify potential for tube burnout or excessive coking.
Aspen Fired
Aspen Fired Heater is used to model a complete fired process heater
Heater
system, including both radiant and convection sections.
Aspen Fired Heater can also be used within the Aspen HYSYS simulation
environment.

Aspen Flare System Analyzer can be used to design, rate and


debottleneck flare and vent systems.
Aspen Flare System Analyzer enables engineers to perform steady-state
design, rating or debottlenecking of single or multiple flare and vent
systems. The program can calculate minimum sizes for new flare
systems or evaluate alternatives to remove bottlenecks in existing relief
Aspen Flare System
networks. Aspen Flare System Analyzer can also be used to identify
Analyzer
potentially dangerous relief scenarios during design phase or current
operational scenarios. Further users can complete acoustically induced
vibration (AIV) analysis with this tool.
Aspen Flare System Analyzer is integrated with Aspen HYSYS and
Aspen Plus simulation and is capable of importing stream information as
well as Pressure Safety Valve information.

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A comprehensive reference to the science and technology supporting the


Aspen Exchanger Design & Rating suite of thermal design programs
The Aspen HTFS Research Network provides online access to
Aspen HTFS comprehensive references to heat exchanger theory and practice,
Research detailed derivation and comparisons of design methods, validation of
Network design procedures, description of the technical methods used by the
Aspen Exchanger Design & Rating thermal suite of products, and over 40
years of HTFS research. HTFS Research Reports are available, at no
additional cost, to all users of Aspen EDR, Aspen Plus and Aspen
HYSYS Versions 8.8 and upwards.

The energy industrys leading process simulation software, used by the


worlds leading oil & gas producers, refineries, and engineering
companies to optimize process design and operations.
Aspen HYSYS is a market-leading process modeling tool for conceptual
design, optimization, business planning, asset management and
Aspen HYSYS performance monitoring for oil & gas production, gas processing and ,
petroleum refining industries. Aspen HYSYS has a broad array of
features and functionalities that address the process engineering
challenges of the energy industry, including specialized capabilities in the
area or gas dehydration, acid gas cleaning and LNG making it the best
choice for modeling and optimization of hydrocarbon processes from
wellhead to sales point.

Enhanced crude oil simulation capabilities.


Aspen HYSYS Aspen HYSYS Crude characterizes the hydrocarbon fluid by determining
Crude the hypothetical components that make up the oil and predicts their
thermophysical and transport properties.

Aspen HYSYS Dynamics Run-Time allows customers to deploy and use


Aspen HYSYS Dynamics models in a restricted run-only environment. Its
Aspen HYSYS
key targeted application is the Operator Training Simulator (OTS) market,
Dynamics Run-Time
but it can also be used for on-line applications. It works with Aspen OTS
Framework.

Aspen HYSYS Dynamics enables dynamic simulation of oil & gas, gas
processing, petroleum refining, and other industry processes within the
Aspen HYSYS Aspen HYSYS environment.
Dynamics
Aspen HYSYS Dynamics extends Aspen HYSYS steady-state models
into dynamic process models, enabling design and verification of process
control schemes, safety studies, relief valve sizing, failure analysis, and

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development of startup, shutdown, and operating mode changes.

Optional optimization algorithm available for use with Aspen HYSYS.


Aspen HYSYS Offline Optimizer is an advanced algorithm for
optimization based on third party technology. It provides a tool for both
Aspen HYSYS design optimization and online or offline performance monitoring and
Offline Optimizer optimization applications within the plant.
Aspen HYSYS also supports a SQP optimizer (part of Aspen HYSYS
standard functionality) and an Equation Oriented-based Aspen Plus
Optimizer.

Aspen HYSYS Petroleum Refining layers powerful features onto Aspen


HYSYS to simplify and improve petroleum refining simulations.
Aspen HYSYS Petroleum Refining is based on the well accepted
Aspen HYSYS
Aspen HYSYS interface. Aspen HYSYS Petroleum Refining streams
Petroleum
are driven by Aspen Assay Management (a shared component with
Refining
Aspen PIMS) to support an extensive set of stream petroleum
properties. Complex multi-unit simulations can be quickly configured
incorporating key conversion units from a complete set of all major
refinery reactor models and associated fractionation.
Aspen HYSYS Upstream Dynamics enables simulation of transient
multiphase flow of oil, water, and gas in wells and pipelines.

Aspen HYSYS Aspen HYSYS Upstream Dynamics enables dynamic modeling of oil &
Upstream Dynamics gas production processes through the integration of transient pipeline
networks with processing facilities. The product includes a hydraulics
subflowsheet with 2 phase and 3 phase transient solvers for modeling
branched and looped networks.

Aspen HYSYS Upstream provides methods and techniques for handling


petroleum fluids and brings together the disciplines of petroleum and
process engineering. Production field data can be input directly in the
Aspen HYSYS stream, or in the PVT Environment which provides access to third party
Upstream tools that can be separately purchased and linked to HYSYS to create an
asset-wide model from the reservoir to the back end of the facility. The
pipe segment unit can use pressure drop correlations from TULSA
consortium.

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Aspen In-Plant Cost Estimator is cost estimating software for small capital
and maintenance projects in chemicals, oil & gas, refining and other
Aspen In-Plant Cost process industries.
Estimator Aspen In-Plant Cost Estimator is a powerful economic project
management tool for in-plant capital and maintenance projects where an
existing process or facility infrastructure is in place.

Deploy models securely and more cost effectively.

Aspen Model Aspen Model Runner enables model authoring engineers to deploy their
Runner Aspen Custom Modeler based models to a wider range of users at
reduced costs while simultaneously protecting intellectual property
contained within the model.

Aspen OnLine enables the online execution of Aspen Plus, Aspen


HYSYS, Aspen EDR, Aspen Utilities or Aspen Custom Modeler models
for real-time operations support.
Aspen OnLine enables closed loop real-time optimization (CLRTO) with
Aspen OnLine Aspen Plus Equation-Oriented (EO) models. The integration between the
optimizer and Aspen DMCPLUS is seamless. At the end of each
optimization cycle, optimized setpoints are communicated to Aspen
DMCPLUS automatically. Aspen OnLine is also a core element of
AspenTechs aspenONE Advanced Process Control applications.

Aspen Operator Training Simulator Framework is used to configure and


build Operator Training Simulator applications based on Aspen HYSYS
Dynamics, Aspen Plus Dynamics, or Aspen Custom Modeler.
Aspen OTS AspenTech has a rich heritage in the Operator Training Simulator (OTS)
Framework market and offers a single integrated platform for Process Training and
Operator Training Simulators using best-in-class software components.
This technology is used by a network of AspenTech partners to build and
deploy Process Training and OTS applications for joint customers.

Aspen Plate Exchanger software is a single solution for the design,


checking, and performance simulation of gasketed, welded, or brazed
plate heat exchangers.
Aspen Plate Aspen Plate Exchanger models and correlations are based on more than
Exchanger 40 years of Aspen HTFS proprietary research, providing the user with
assurance of reliable designs. . This includes gasketed plate & frame,
welded, or brazed plate of the type used for general heating and cooling
duties, including vaporization and condensation. It automates the plate
exchanger design optimization process, allowing for cost savings of up to

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30% or more. It can be used standalone by the thermal specialist for


exchanger design or as an integrated product with AspenTechs steady-
state process simulation program, Aspen Plus.

Aspen Plate Fin Exchanger is the latest generation of thermal design


software for the design, simulation, and rating of plate-fin exchangers
(multi-stream).
Plate-fin heat exchangers are vital to the profitable operation of many
Aspen Plate Fin modern gas processing applications. Aspen Plate Fin Exchanger
Exchanger performs a detailed simulation of multi-stream plate-fin heat exchangers
made from brazed aluminum, stainless steel or titanium. It can be used
standalone by the thermal specialist for exchanger design or as an
integrated product with AspenTech's steady-state process simulation
program, Aspen HYSYS.

Aspen Plus is the industrys leading process simulation software for the
Chemical industry. Aspen Plus is a comprehensive chemical process
modeling system, used by the worlds leading chemical and specialty
chemical organizations, and related industries to design and improve their
Aspen Plus
process plants. Aspen Plus provides the widest array of tools to construct
and optimize process models including best-in-class physical properties,
ability to handle solid, liquid, and gas processes, advanced electrolytes
and equation-oriented (EO) modeling mode.

Aspen Plus Dynamics allows the creation of powerful dynamic


simulations, starting with steady state models, for better analysis of plant
behavior and safety.
Aspen Plus Aspen Dynamics extends Aspen Plus steady-state models into dynamic
Dynamics process models, enabling design and verification of process control
schemes, safety studies (e.g., pressure relief), relief valve sizing, failure
analysis, and development of startup, shutdown, rate-change, and grade
transition policies.

Aspen Polymers is a market leading first-principles polymer modeling


technology for accurate and reliable simulation and optimization of
polymer processes.
Aspen Polymers is fully integrated with industry-standard simulators
Aspen Polymers including Aspen Plus, Aspen Dynamics, and Aspen Custom Modeler.
Aspen Polymers includes the most comprehensive set of polymerization
kinetic schemes available on the market. Built-in kinetics include step-
growth condensation, free radical (bulk/solutions), emulsion
polymerization, Ziegler-Natta/metallocene polymerization, ionic
polymerization, and power law for polymers. User-defined reactions can

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be included to account for new or unusual chemistries.

Aspen Process Economic Analyzer is cost estimating software that


provides CAPEX estimates and OPEX estimates for comparing and
screening multiple process schemes. Aspen Process Economic Analyzer
(APEA) is a powerful project scoping tool that enables process engineers
to evaluate the economic impact of their process designs (including
generation of overall investment cash flow curves to quantify the
Aspen Process contribution of the plant or the owners business). APEA is most useful in
Economic Analyzer the early phases of the conceptual design to compare competing
technologies and/or evaluate alternative process configurations. It can
expand unit operations from simulator output to equipment models using
proprietary mapping technology, and calculate preliminary sizes for these
equipment items.
APEA is presented as Activated Economics in Aspen HYSYS and Aspen
Plus

Aspen Process Manual is a unique collection of chemical engineering


knowledge and information
Aspen Process Manual provides access to in-depth specialized
information on process selection, design, optimization and
troubleshooting of solids and separation unit operations not easily
described by first principles thermodynamics. They can be used to
Aspen Process improve productivity by accessing a web-based on-line library on bulk
Manual solids and slurry handling, crystallization, drying, gas cleaning, solid-liquid
separation (including filtration and centrifugation), solvent extraction, and
wastewater treatment. Other sections include instrumentation, property
measurement, adsorption, comminution, granulation, and overall process
design.
Available from inside Aspen Plus, Aspen HYSYS, and Aspen EDR via
aspenONE Exchange.

Aspen Properties is the industry standard for thermophysical properties


modeling throughout the product and process lifecycle.
Aspen Properties provides state-of-the-art physical property methods,
Aspen Properties models, algorithms, and data that enables chemists and engineers to
easily perform engineering calculations based on rigorous and proven
thermophysical property models and data. It also makes possible the
capture and deployment of consistent physical property data and
knowledge across the enterprise.

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Aspen Properties is available as a desktop tool or as an Excel Add-in to


enable properties calculations inside spreadsheets.

Aspen Rate-Based Distillation extends the distillation model for more


accurate simulation and maximum reliability over a wide range of
operating conditions.
Aspen Rate-Based Distillation extends the functionality of the Aspen Plus
RadFrac distillation model with second-generation rate-based technology,
ensuring more accurate simulation predictions over a wider range of
Aspen Rate-Based operating conditions. Aspen Rate-Based distillation is also available in the
Distillation Aspen HYSYS column while using Acid Gas or ENRTL property package.
Aspen Rate-Based Distillation uses state-of-the-art mass and heat
transfer correlations to predict column performance, eliminating the need
for efficiency factors or HETPs. This added degree of rigor is especially
critical for modeling gas scrubbers, sour water strippers, azeotropic
systems, reactive distillations, nitric acid absorption columns, narrow-
boiling separations, and other highly non-ideal separation processes.

Aspen Shell and Tube Exchanger provides design and rating for all major
industrial shell and tube heat exchanger equipment types and
applications, including single-phase, condensation, and evaporation.
Aspen Shell and Tube Exchanger provides design, checking, &
Aspen Shell & Tube simulation of shell & tube, double pipe or multi-tube hairpin exchangers.
Exchanger The shell and tube heat exchanger models and correlations are based on
more than 35 years of Aspen HTFS proprietary research, providing the
user with assurance of reliable designs. Aspen Shell & Tube Exchanger
is available as a standalone program as well as from inside Aspen
HYSYS and Aspen Plus environments.

Aspen Shell & Tube Mechanical provides complete mechanical design or


rating of shell & tube heat exchangers and basic pressure vessels.
When used in design mode, Aspen Shell & Tube Mechanical optimizes
Aspen Shell & Tube the thicknesses of the majority of exchanger components including
Mechanical flanges, tubesheets, expansion joints, supports, cylinder thicknesses, and
nozzle reinforcement. In rating mode, Aspen Shell & Tube Mechanical
determines if the component thickness for an existing exchanger are
adequate for a given set of design temperatures and pressures.

Aspen Simulation Workbook allows engineers to deploy engineering


Aspen Simulation models and automate conceptual design workflows using Microsoft Excel.
Workbook
Aspen Simulation Workbook (ASW) provides easy and robust integration
between AspenTechs process simulators and Microsoft Excel, allowing

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you to deploy models to a wider range of users without writing a single


line of code. It is tightly integrated with the Aspen Plus, Aspen HYSYS,
Aspen Custom Modeler, and the Aspen Exchanger Design & Rating
(EDR) product families.
Aspen HYSYS and Aspen Plus offers one click export functionality to
export variables to ASW.

Aspen Utilities Online Optimizer allows optimization of energy


performance in real-time to provide consistent and timely responses to
process disruptions.

Aspen Utilities Aspen Utilities Online Optimizer provides advice on how to supply energy
Online Optimizer demands at the lowest cost by modeling process unit energy demands
and utility equipment performance using real-time plant information.
Optimization results are delivered to the operator in terms of specific
changes that are needed. Aspen Utilities Online Optimizer is a bundle of
Aspen Utilities Planner and Aspen OnLine.

Aspen Utilities Planner is a tactical and strategic advice system to


improve utilities planning and site energy decisions
Aspen Utilities Planner uses production plans and schedules to develop a
corresponding optimal plan for the purchase, generation, and distribution
Aspen Utilities of utilities. Integration with site production schedules allows the
Planner production of tactical utilities plans and nominations to external utilities
suppliers.
The library of models in Aspen Utilities Planner has been specially
developed for utility consuming systems. Equipment blocks and process
streams can be visually placed to provide utility diagrams.

With aspenONE Drive, users can access Aspen Plus or Aspen HYSYS
models form a web browser or share it with their colleagues by
uploading them to the aspenONE Drive, installed in their companys
aspenONE Drive
network.
Users can protect IP by allowing colleagues to search, view, and run
models from the web without downloading them.

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Key Functionality in Aspen HYSYS and Aspen Plus

Acid Gas Cleaning in Aspen HYSYS uses rigorous rate-based


calculations, considering the mass transfer resistance and column
configurations, and specialized property packages to deliver predictive
results. The mass transfer resistance is the rate limiting step at the VL
Acid Gas Cleaning interface, and simulating this effect results in superior modeling accuracy.
Model a large set of amine solvents (V8.3), a DEPG physical solvent
(V8.6), and acid gas extraction with liquid treating (V9). Track key
contaminants, sulfur species, stripping agents, and heat stable salts.

Aspen Assay Management is a shared feature between Aspen HYSYS


Petroleum Refining and Aspen PIMS. The Assay Management
functionality includes a library of hundreds of assays, the ability to import
assay data in multiple formats, the ability to share assays directly with
Aspen Assay
Aspen PIMS, and an easy-to-use interface for manual entry of assay
Management
data. The powerful characterization capabilities can fit or estimate over
140 property curves to assay data and advanced visualization capabilities
allow for study and analysis of assays before using characterized results
to define Aspen HYSYS Petroleum Refining streams.

Alkylation Unit(s) refers to two rigorous reactor models to simulate


Alkylation processes: one for sulfuric acid-based alkylation and one for
Alkylation Unit(s) hydrofluoric acid-based alkylation process. These models can be used in
the Aspen HYSYS flowsheets like any other unit operation. The models
can be calibrated to plant data and used for general simulation, unit
monitoring or to update Aspen PIMS sub-models for refinery planning.

BLOWDOWN software technology, developed by Doctor Graham Saville


and Professor Stephen Richardson of Imperial College London, is now
available within Aspen HYSYS. This validated technology has been used
in hundreds of studies in the oil and gas and chemical industries to
BLOWDOWN
identify locations in a system where temperatures can decline
Technology
dramatically during depressurization. Use this tool now in Aspen HYSYS
to accurately determine where low temperatures form, helping to
minimize project CAPEX, but more importantly improve safety of the
plant.

CatCracker is a rigorous reactor model in the Aspen HYSYS Petroleum


Refining reactor suite used to simulate a refinery Fluid Catalytic Cracker
(FCC) unit.
CatCracker
CatCracker is based on a rigorous multiple lump reactor and regenerator
system that is accessed from easy-to-use Aspen HYSYS-style interfaces.
It accurately predicts yields and properties for a wide range of feedstocks

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and operating conditions. It is deeply and conveniently integrated into
more complex flowsheets using standard Aspen HYSYS models and
work processes, bringing high fidelity FCC modeling to a broader
audience with its friendly Aspen HYSYS-based interface.

CatGas Hydrotreater refers to a pair of models in the Aspen HYSYS


Petroleum Refining reactor suite that simulate the treatment of gasoline
CatGas streams fed directly to the blending pool from other major process units,
Hydrotreater typically the FCC. The pair of models is comprised of a selective
hydrogenation unit (SHU) designed to remove di-olefins and convert
sulfides in order to clean the lighter part of the naphtha. The second unit
of the pair is a hydro-desulfurization (HDS) unit designed to remove sulfur
and other contaminants while preserving the octane number.

Column Analysis in Aspen HYSYS and Aspen Plus (V9) includes an


expansive set of hydraulic correlation for trays and packing as well as an
interactive interface. Column Analysis allows you to view the whole
Column Analysis column, identify any hydraulic issues, understand the operating range,
and communicate your findings. With an intuitive interface, users can see
how modifications in packing and trays change the hydraulic plots and the
operating range of the columns.

Delayed Coker is a rigorous delayed coker model in the Aspen HYSYS


Petroleum Refining reactor suite that can be fully calibrated and used for
Delayed Coker
operations support and to update Aspen PIMS sub-models for improved
optimization.

Hydrocracker is a rigorous model in the Aspen HYSYS Petroleum


Refining reactor suite that simulates hydrocrackers and hydrotreaters
consisting of reactor beds and associated elements such as recycle gas
quench streams. Aspen HYSYS Hydrocracker is based on a rigorous,
Hydrocracker multiple-lump reaction system with over 150 components. Aspen HYSYS
Hydrocracker is integrated into more complex flowsheets using standard
Aspen HYSYS models and work processes, bringing high fidelity
hydroprocessing modeling to a broader audience with its friendly Aspen
HYSYS-based interface.

Isomerization Unit offers a detailed kinetic model in the Aspen HYSYS


Petroleum Refining reactor suite. It models various reactions such as
Isomerization Unit isomerization, ring-opening, saturation, and more. Isomerization models
can be used together in an Aspen HYSYS Flowsheet to represent lead
and lag reactors.

Naphtha Naphtha Hydrotreater is a kinetic model in the Aspen HYSYS Petroleum


Hydrotreater Refining reactor suite that can be used to model the hydro processing of
naphtha streams to catalytic processes, such as the naphtha reformer or
isomerization unit. Removal of olefins, sulfur, and other contaminants

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from naphtha streams to prevent poisoning and degradation of catalysts
in downstream units can be easily simulated using the Naphtha
Hydrotreater model. The model can be calibrated to plant data and used
for operations support and to update Aspen PIMS sub-models for
improved optimization.

Reformer is a rigorous reactor model in the Aspen HYSYS Petroleum


Refining reactor suite that simulates a naphtha reforming unit producing
reformate for gasoline blends in refineries. Aspen HYSYS Reformer is
based on a rigorous reaction system with kinetic lumps similar to full gas
chromatographs of the feed and reformate. It accurately predicts yields
Reformer
and properties resulting from different feedstocks and operating
conditions. It is integrated into more complex flowsheets using standard
Aspen HYSYS models and work processes, bringing high fidelity reformer
modeling to a broader audience with its friendly Aspen HYSYS-based
interface.

Aspen Plus and Aspen HYSYS offers the Safety Environment for sizing
and documenting Pressure Relief Devices.
Use Aspen HYSYS or Aspen Plus to ensure that proper relief valve and
rupture disk sizing methods are used throughout the overpressure
Safety Analysis analysis. Calculate relief loads and size and document relief device using
industry accepted standards API 520, 521 implemented in Aspen HYSYS
and Aspen Plus. Rigorously calculate fire scenario relief loads, consider
multiple valves, and protect storage tanks in accordance with API 2000
standards.

Aspen Plus offers the ability to rigorously model chemical processes that
involve both fluids and solids with Aspen Plus and the integration of solids
models from SolidSim.
Solids process modeling in Aspen Plus supports rigorous descriptions of
solids processing steps. Aspen Plus incorporates a comprehensive library
Solids Modeling of 20 solids unit operations (such as convective and spray dryers,
granulators, crystallizers, fluidized bed reactors, crushers, gas/solid and
liquid/solid separators, classifiers, and conveying systems) representing
more than 70 pieces of equipment and can allow for a detailed
description of granular solids. With conceptual solids models, modeling
solids processing equipment is more accessible to everyone.

Sulsim by Sulphur Experts has been used by top energy companies for
rigorous sulfur recovery modeling for over 25 years. After the acquisition
of this technology, AspenTech incorporated this software into Aspen
Sulsim Sulfur
HYSYS V9.
Recovery
Sulsim Sulfur Recovery in Aspen HYSYS uses a specialized property
package and a sub-flow sheet with 33 unit operations. The property
package was constructed using empirical data provided by customers of

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Sulfur Experts in their consulting work. The Sulsim property package in
Aspen HYSYS has been validated against plant data as well as the
standalone Sulsim by Sulfur Experts.

Visbreaker is a rigorous visbreaking reactor model in the Aspen HYSYS


Petroleum Refining reactor suite that can be fully calibrated and used for
Visbreaker operations support and to update Aspen PIMS sub-models for improved
optimization. The Aspen HYSYS Visbreaker supports units with or without
a soaker drum.

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