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Aspen Engineering Suite

Whats New in AES 2006.5

Version Number: 2006.5 October 2007


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

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

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Stream data displayed on the flowsheet .................................................40 Support for Visual Studio .NET 2005 ......................................................40 Touched variables always shown in black ................................................41 Compatibility Notes .......................................................................................41 Aspen COMThermo Workbench .............................................................................43 Product Description .......................................................................................43 New Features and Enhancements ....................................................................43 Compatibility Notes .......................................................................................43 Aspen Custom Modeler ..........................................................................................44 Product Description .......................................................................................44 New Features and Enhancements ....................................................................44 Stream Data Displayed on the Flowsheet ................................................45 Deploy Simulations Using Aspen Model Runner ........................................45 Improved Performance for Exported Models ............................................46 Support for Visual Studio .NET 2005 ......................................................46 Touched Variables Always Shown in Black...............................................46 Compatibility Notes .......................................................................................47 Installing Aspen Custom Modeler 2006.5 with previous versions of Aspen Custom Modeler ..................................................................................47 Supported Compilers ...........................................................................48 Aspen Decision Analyzer .......................................................................................49 Product Description .......................................................................................49 New Features and Enhancements ....................................................................50 Compatibility Notes .......................................................................................50 Aspen Dynamics ....................................................................................................51 Product Description .......................................................................................51 New Features and Enhancements ....................................................................51 Support for true component electrolyte simulations ..................................52 Selection of automatically added controllers ............................................52 Sep2 supports pressure driven simulations .............................................52 New TimeData model for replay of measured data ...................................53 RadFrac Thermosyphon reboiler supports the ABOVE-STAGE feed convention53 Modeling a fire in a Mixer, Flash2, Flash3 or RCSTR3 tank .........................53 New models: TeeMixer and TeeSplitter ...................................................53 TeeMixer.............................................................................................................................54 TeeSplitter...........................................................................................................................54 RCSTR supports Liquid-Liquid in dynamics ..............................................54 Deploy Simulations Using Aspen Model Runner ........................................54 Compatibility Notes .......................................................................................55 Regenerating the Property Definition File *.appdf.....................................55 Warning Messages When Opening Dynamic Simulation .............................56 Upgrading Customized Aspen Dynamics Library Models.............................56 Superseded Models..............................................................................57 Port Types..........................................................................................57 Procedure Code Moved from Dynamics.dll to Modeler.dll ...........................58 Simulation using RStoic and RYield with the CSTR option ..........................58 Simulations using RGibbs with the CSTR option.....................................59

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

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Aspen HTFS+.........................................................................................................73 Product Description .......................................................................................73 New Features and Enhancements ....................................................................74 HTFS Research Network .......................................................................74 Data Navigator Views Option.................................................................74 Selectable 1st Result screen ..................................................................74 File Open Dialogues ............................................................................74 Tasc+, Acol+, Plate+ and FiredHeater applications now support Aspen OSE Workbook ..........................................................................................75 Additional tools are available in the OSE Workbook to select and run HTFS+ models ..............................................................................................75 Compatibility Notes .......................................................................................75 Whats Fixed ................................................................................................75 Aspen HX-Net........................................................................................................78 Product Description .......................................................................................78 New Features and Enhancements ....................................................................78 Version Selection Drop-down Menu ........................................................78 Transfer Process Steam Data ................................................................79 Transfer Heat Exchanger Network Design Data ........................................79 Compatibility Notes .......................................................................................79 Aspen Hydrocracker ..............................................................................................80 Product Description .......................................................................................80 New Features and Enhancements ....................................................................80 Compatibility Notes .......................................................................................80 Aspen Hydrotreater...............................................................................................81 Product Description .......................................................................................81 New Features and Enhancements ....................................................................81 Compatibility Notes .......................................................................................81 Aspen HYSYS.........................................................................................................82 Product Description .......................................................................................82 New Features and Enhancements ....................................................................82 CAPE-OPEN Thermo 1.1 Support ...........................................................83 Enhancements to the Hydrate Utility ......................................................83 Enhancements for Alternative Energy .....................................................85 Glycol Property Package Enhancements ..................................................85 Changes to COSTALD Liquid Density Model .............................................86 DBR Amines Property Package Version 7.3..............................................86 Support for Activators (Piperazine) ....................................................................................86 Approach to Equilibrium.....................................................................................................86 Enhancements to Oil Environment: Import PIMS assays............................86 HYSYS Input Summary ........................................................................86 Compressor and Expander Enhancements...............................................87 TASC+- Utility for Design of Shell and Tube Exchangers and Air Coolers......87 Air Cooler...........................................................................................87 Robustness and Usability of HYSYS SQP Optimizer ...................................87 HYSYS Spreadsheet Enhancements........................................................88 PFD Usability Enhancements .................................................................88

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

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Non-graphical volumetric model .......................................................... 110 Updated Design Defaults .................................................................... 111 Compatibility Notes .....................................................................................112 Whats Fixed in Release 2006.5 .....................................................................112 Aspen Icarus Project Manager ............................................................................113 Product Description .....................................................................................113 New Features and enhancements .................................................................. 113 New Reports for Icarus Project Manager ............................................... 113 Equipment Summary and List of Equipment Reports in Excel.........................................114 Summary Reports in Excel................................................................................................114 Indirect Cost Excel Reports ..............................................................................................114 Instrument Loop Excel Report ..........................................................................................114 New Item Summaries & Installation Details Reports by Component ID..........................114 Sizing of Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers in Aspen Icarus products using HTFS+ (Teams) ................................................................................ 115 New Folder Locations ......................................................................... 116 Vista and Restricted User XP support.................................................... 119 Compatibility Notes .....................................................................................119 Support for Vista and Restricted User Installations ................................. 119 Whats Fixed ..............................................................................................120 Aspen Kbase........................................................................................................121 Product Description .....................................................................................121 New Features and Enhancements .................................................................. 121 Piperack Module ................................................................................ 122 Site Work Excavation ......................................................................... 122 Sizing of Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers in Aspen ICARUS products using HTFS+ (Teams) ................................................................................ 122 Non-graphical volumetric model .......................................................... 122 Automatic area sizing......................................................................... 123 New Icarus Kbase Reports .................................................................. 123 Equipment Summary and List of Equipment Reports.......................................................123 Summary Reports in Excel................................................................................................123 Indirect Cost Excel Reports: New Reports........................................................................124 Instrument Loop Excel Report ..........................................................................................124 New Item Summaries & Installation Details Reports by Component ID..........................124 New Folder Locations ......................................................................... 125 Vista and Restricted User XP support.................................................... 128 Compatibility Notes .....................................................................................128 Support for Vista and Restricted User Installations ................................. 128 Whats Fixed ..............................................................................................129 Aspen Model Runner ...........................................................................................132 Product Description .....................................................................................132 New Features and Enhancements .................................................................. 132 Compatibility Notes .....................................................................................132 Aspen MUSE ........................................................................................................133 Product Description .....................................................................................133 New Features and Enhancements .................................................................. 133

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

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

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Aspen Remote Simulation Service .......................................................................180 Product Description .....................................................................................180 New Features and Enhancements .................................................................. 180 Compatibility Notes .....................................................................................180 Aspen Simulation Workbook ...............................................................................181 Product Description .....................................................................................181 New Features and Enhancements .................................................................. 182 Compatibility Notes .....................................................................................182 Aspen TASC .........................................................................................................184 Product Description .....................................................................................184 New Features and Enhancements .................................................................. 184 Compatibility Notes .....................................................................................184 Aspen Tasc+........................................................................................................185 Product Description .....................................................................................185 New Features and Enhancements .................................................................. 186 Advanced Calculation Method.............................................................. 186 Variable Baffle Pitch........................................................................... 187 Exchanger Geometry Options .............................................................. 187 Heat Transfer Methods ....................................................................... 188 Process Data Consistency ................................................................... 188 New and Revised Output .................................................................... 189 User Interface...................................................................................189 HYSYS simulator interface for Design, Rating, and Maximum Fouling calculations from Tasc+ models........................................................... 190 HYSYS simulator option to transfer Tasc+ calculated UA to End Point model in HYSYS ............................................................................................. 190 HYSYS simulator option to transfer geometry from HYSYS native model to Tasc+.............................................................................................. 190 Aspen Plus simulator option to transfer Tasc+ calculated UA to End Point model in Aspen Plus...........................................................................190 Aspen Plus simulator option to transfer geometry from Heatx block to Tasc+191 Aspen Plus simulator Heatx block option for Maximum Fouling Evaluation using Tasc+ model ............................................................................ 191 Tasc+ Application and Aspen OSE Workbook Support ............................. 191 Compatibility Notes .....................................................................................191 Whats Fixed ..............................................................................................191 Aspen Teams .......................................................................................................199 Product Description .....................................................................................199 New Features and Enhancements .................................................................. 199 Aspen Teams/ASME 2006.5 ................................................................ 199 Simply supported tube sheet design ..................................................................................200 Bellows expansion joints...................................................................................................200 Mandatory full radiography ..............................................................................................200 Thick-walled expansion joints ..........................................................................................200 Flange Rigidity..................................................................................................................200 2007 ASME materials .......................................................................................................200 Additional enhancements ..................................................................................................200

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Aspen Teams/AD 2006.5 .................................................................... 201 Aspen Teams/EN 2006.5 .................................................................... 201 Compatibility Notes .....................................................................................201 Whats Fixed ..............................................................................................202 Aspen Tools.........................................................................................................211 Product Description .....................................................................................211 New Features and Enhancements .................................................................. 211 Compatibility Notes .....................................................................................211 Aspen Zyqad........................................................................................................212 Product Description .....................................................................................212 New Features ............................................................................................. 212 User Defined Graphical Expansion........................................................ 212 Drawing Editor Usability Enhancements ................................................ 212 Graphical Undo .................................................................................................................213 Smart Deleting of Inline Objects.......................................................................................213 Multiple Insertion of Symbols Onto a Drawing ................................................................213 Enhanced Client/Server Communications Over a WAN using TCP/IP.......... 213 Document Grouping for Common Batch Actions ..................................... 213 Ad-Hoc Reporting .............................................................................. 213 General Usability Enhancements.......................................................... 213 User Defined Gauge Pressure ...........................................................................................213 Copying Data between Similar Objects ............................................................................214 Compatibility Notes .....................................................................................214

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Introduction

Introduction to the Aspen Engineering Suite


The Aspen Engineering Suite (AES) is an integrated engineering environment that provides business value through the creation, management, and deployment of process knowledge throughout the engineering enterprise. The 2006.5 release of AES offers exciting new functionality and key enhancements that further advance AspenTechs products, helping customers to make faster decisions and operate more efficiently and profitably within the areas of engineering design, simulation and optimization. AES 2006.5 is the third release of our integrated solutions which includes the former Hyprotech suite of products. AES 2006.5 continues using the Software License Manager (SLM) built upon Sentinel License Manager technology from Rainbow Technologies. This document provides an overview of product functionality and details the new capabilities and major enhancements for each product in the Aspen Engineering Suite, listed alphabetically.

aspenONE 2006.5
aspenONETM unifies all of the AspenTech products and capabilities into a single cohesive system that allows users in each process industry vertical to safely and predictably manage and improve the performance of their enterprise operations.
Key capabilities:

x x x x

Use consistent models to design, run and improve your plant operations Design and de-bottleneck plants and processes for maximum performance Gain control of plants and processes from a business perspective Look ahead to capitalize on opportunities and identify problems before they occur

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Aspen ACOL

Product Description
Aspen ACOL is a program for air coolers, and other tubular crossflow heat exchangers, that can be used standalone by the thermal specialist for exchanger design, or as an integrated product with the AspenTech steady-state process simulation program, HYSYS. When used as a stand-alone program in design mode, Aspen ACOL 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 HYSYS, Aspen ACOL 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


There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006.5.

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

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Aspen Acol+

Product Description
Aspen Acol+ 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 HYSYS. When used as a stand-alone program in design mode, Aspen Acol+ 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, Aspen Acol+ provide 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.

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New Features and Enhancements


Release 2006.5 includes the following new features and enhancements: x x x x x x x x x x x x x x Design and rating calculations utility for Acol+ model. New Transfer UA to End Point button. Option for use of Moore Fans. Data Transfer capability from Acol+ to Plate+ and Tasc+. Design constraint in Acol+ design mode. Output in detailed interval analysis. Input for explicit setting plan dimension. User-specified recap profiles. Pre-defined slots and user-saved plots. SaveAsEdr utility. Process-side heat transfer enhancements. Interface option for HYSYS process simulator. Interface option for Aspen Plus process simulator. Support for Aspen OSE Workbook

HYSYS simulator interface to provide Design and Rating calculations from an Acol+ model
A new HYSYS utility to design or rate any existing air cooler in the flow sheet is now available and includes the following features: x x x x The utility can use either the specified process conditions or copied process condition from the selected air cooler and do a design or rating calculation. Design allows you to use the Acol+ design optimization logic to find best exchanger geometry for the current process conditions Rating allows you to evaluate how much over or surface the current exchanger geometry is for the current process conditions. The new utility includes the following buttons:
o o o o

A Run button is used to design or rate the selected air cooler independently from the HYSYS solver. A Transfer geometry from air cooler button is used to transfer geometry from the selected air cooler to do rating calculation A Transfer geometry to air cooler button is used to transfer the calculated geometry from design to the selected air cooler. The new Transfer UA to End Point button transfers the calculated UA from Acol+ engine to constant UA input and sets the Air Cooler Model to Air Cooler simple design model.

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Option for Use of Moore Fans


Acol+ can use Moore fan correlations to select fan diameter and number of fans. Compared with the standard fan selection method, the Moore Fans size selection is a more detailed fan selection based on typical fan size used by the Moore Fan manufacture. After fan diameter and number of fans are determined by Moore fan correlations, the program then uses the selected fan diameter and number of fans to determine all other fan characteristics.

Data Transfer Capabilities from Acol+ to Plate+ and Tasc+


Acol+ can transfer input and results to Plate+ and Tasc+. Tube-side process conditions and physical properties are transferred to hot- or cold-side depending upon whether tube side is being heated or cooled.

Design Constraint in Acol+ Design Mode


Acol+ can use maximum face velocity as a design constraint to design air-coolers. In Acol+ design mode with varying outside flow, the program evaluates all outlet temperature points and corresponding flows, then, the program selects the candidate that has the best maximum face velocity and shows it as the final design.

Process-Side Heat Transfer Enhancements


Experimental and analytical research has shown that the mixture condensation heat transfer methods can be over conservative when there is no non-condensing gas. An enhancement was made to the implementation of film mass-transfer correction that gives higher heat transfer coefficients. Also, an adjustment was made to the method for calculating the heat transfer coefficient when the liquid heating duty is a large fraction of the total duty in a boiling stream. This enhancement generates higher heat transfer coefficients.

Output in Detailed Interval Analysis


Acol+ now displays the following coefficient information: x x Condensing coefficient in interval analysis for tube side condensing application. Boiling coefficient in interval analysis for tube side vaporizing application.

Input for Explicitly Setting Plan Dimensions


Acol+ now allows input to explicitly specify setting plan dimension. The previous version uses a set inputted dimension ratios to arrive at some approximate fan, fan motor, and plenum dimensions of an air cooler unit. The new input is placed on the same screen with corresponding ratio. If actual dimension is specified, it overrides any specified ratio. The explicitly specified setting plan dimensions are only used in setting plan drawing.

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User-Specified Recap Profiles


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

Pre-defined Plots and User-Saved Plots


Acol+ has always allowed you to plot specific data from the detailed calculation tables using the plot wizard supplied with the program. However each application run required that you redefine the plots you wanted to see. A large number of pre-defined plots were added, and you can now select from these plots to see plotted data. In addition, you can also define a custom plot and save it as a default plot for the program. The saved plot is then available for all subsequent application runs.

File Conversion Utility


You can now convert ACX input files to Acol+ input files using the File Conversion utility on the Windows Start | Programs | Aspen Tech | Aspen Engineering Suite | Aspen HTFS+ 2006.5 | Conversion Utility menu. The conversion utility converts one or more selected files to the Acol+ input format. The files maintain the same filename but have the EDR file extension.

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

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

Acol+ application now supports Aspen OSE Workbook


Aspen OSE Workbook is an Excel Add-in tool which links process simulation models to Excel. Absolutely no programming knowledge is required to use this tool. Aspen OSE Workbook contains tools to link simulation variables from HTFS+ applications to Excel worksheets and via Excel worksheets to other simulators.

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Additional tools are available in OSE Workbook to select and run HTFS+ models. Aspen OSE Workbook makes it easier to deploy models in Excel and offers performance benefits over previous methods such as OLE links and VBA. Aspen OSE Workbook is part of the Open Simulation Environment Base offering.

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

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Whats Fixed
Need to provide a description and the resolution (I made a pass at the first entry (entries highlighted in yellow). This type of information needs to be added. If not added, at minimum I am going to enter a comment the issues was fixed.
The following provides information about issues fixed in release 2006.5.

Issue Number CQ00251838 CQ00255593

Issue Description Non-standard msgbox for security messages. The HTFS+ user interface was not handling EDR file templates (EDT) filetypes correctly. They would not show up as available templates in the selection list when you browsed to find them. Material name not appearing on API sheet when specific material number used in input. Temperature and flow distribution values used by engine where not being initialized whenever there is a change in the element spec.

Issue resolution Removed non-standard msgbox for security messages. This issues was fixed and you can now browse to find templates.

CQ00259339

CQ00274679

Initialized temperature and flow distribution values used by engine whenever there is a change in the element spec. Revised user interface code to remove hot side/ cold side label above tube side process data input. Also corrected flow areas between passes for D type and manifold type headers. This was resulting in extremely high pressure drops and errors in the property calculations and convergence algorithm.

CQ00265765

CQ00268798 CQ00260077 CQ00260572

Plotting parameter descriptions were not displaying. Problems printing the Summary page. Acol+ was not exporting the tube layout angle to the Excel template for the Acol+ API sheet. Molecular wt of the streams was not being transferred from calculation engine back to the user interface properly. Crash in bundle diagram code when more than 4 tube types are specified.

Revised labels on interval analysis table so that plotting parameter descriptions are not blank Acol+ summary page revised to allow page size and text to be increased when printed.

CQ00260658

Molecular wt of the streams now being transferred from calculation engine back to the user interface properly. Revised code to prevent crash in bundle diagram code when more than 4 tube types are specified. Revised flash calculation method to perform XP flash instead of TP flash if vapor fraction is

CQ00262019

CQ00263223

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Issue Number CQ00251838

Issue Description Non-standard msgbox for security messages.

Issue resolution Removed non-standard msgbox for security messages. specified as process parameters.

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Issue Number CQ00263223

Issue Description Need description

Issue resolution Revised code to avoid using XP or PT flash to get enthalpy. Enthalpy is solely based on the initial flash calculation. Corrected calculation engine mapping for outside tube heat transfer scaling factor. Input value was not being used correctly. Corrected the design logic for selecting the lowest cost unit based on capital and operating cost. Added code to set air outlet temperature correctly for design optimization path when using varying air flow design mode. Revised code to accept cases with streams having properties for a 2nd liquid phase but no 1st liquid phase. Corrected cost analysis for tube in plate fin types. Cost and weights were grossly overestimated. Corrected crashes and abnormal stream property errors generated when switching outside application types between dry air and dry gas and vice versa.

CQ00263239

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CQ00264051

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CQ00264241

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Q00264444

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CQ00264822

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CQ00264823

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CQ00256689

The Aspen Plus to HTFS+ interface was not passing through the liquid mass fraction of the 2nd liquid phase when 2 liquid phases were present in the stream. Added warning 4033 to indicate that pressure drop calculation doesn't take into account wet air condensation. Changed message 8810 text to refer explicitly to liquid and vapor data. Acol+ summary screen was revised to include nozzle inlet and outlet rhov2 values. Revised code to allow in-line bundle to use HTFS3 as outside tube calculation method. Corrected the Area Ratio result displayed when in Checking mode. Revised code to use correct default excel template file for Acol+. Fan blade diameter input was being ignored. Program was always selecting a fan OD. Order of display of properties now shown in same order as Tasc+ and Plate+. Applied fix to allow Acol+ diagrams to be dragged to Excel template.

CQ00220988

CQ00248433 CQ00255881 CQ00256282 CQ00256564 CQ00257285 CQ00257286

CQ00257531

CQ00258174

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Issue Number CQ00258384 CQ00258384

Issue Description

Issue resolution Corrected calculation of flowrate tubeside entering one bundle. Bundle diagram now shows correct number of tubes per pass in layouts with more than one circuit. Data transfer between Hetran to Tasc+ and Aerotran to Acol+ was revised to correctly transfer negative enthalpy data correctly.

CQ00267281

CQ00258968

Acol+ in design with varying flow mode was not showing air inlet temp as required when the heat load was specified. It should have been.

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Aspen Adsim

Product Description
Aspen Adsim is a comprehensive flowsheet simulator developed for the optimal design, simulation, optimization and analysis of adsorption processes. The application addresses the need of engineers and end users to simulate a wide and varied range of industrial gas adsorption processes with additional support for liquid adsorption processes. It can be used to develop and identify optimal adsorbents, design better adsorption cycles and improve general plant operations.

New Features and Enhancements


Release 2006.5 includes the following new features and enhancements: x x x x A new procedure was added to the library. A new Global Data option enables you to view values of stream variables on your flowsheet. Aspen Adsim 2006.5 now supports Microsoft Visual C++ .NET 2005. If you change the value of a variable from its default, the variable value color changes from blue to black.

New pUser_g_Pump_Performance2 Procedure


A new procedure was added to the library, similar to the existing pUser_g_Pump_Performance, but including an extra argument. This new argument is a derating factor, which enables you to input/change the de-rate factor in the performance curve without having to re-compile the procedure code every time its value changes.

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Stream Data Displayed on the Flowsheet


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

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Support for Visual Studio .NET 2005


Aspen Adsim 2006.5 now supports the use of Microsoft Visual C++ .NET 2005 for creating C/C++ procedures and for exporting models for use in Aspen Plus. Previous versions of Visual C++ are not supported. Aspen Adsim 2006.5 also supports the use of Microsoft Visual Basic .NET 2005 for creating custom forms. It also supports Microsoft Visual Basic .NET 2003 and Microsoft Visual Basic 6. Aspen Adsim 2006.5 supports the use Intel Fortran 9.0 or 9.1 for creating Fortran procedures. This is unchanged from Aspen Adsim 2006.

Touched Variables Always Shown in Black


If you change the value of a variable from its default, the variable value color changes from blue to black. In previous versions, if you changed the variable value back to its default, it would change back to blue. It now remains in black to show that you have changed the value, even though the value is equal to the default. The value only reverts to blue if you right-click on the value and select Reset to Default. This makes it easier to see all values that you have deliberately entered.

Compatibility Notes
The following lists and describes compatibility notes and issues for release 2006.5: You can now install and use Aspen Adsim 2006.5 at the same time as Aspen Adsim 2006 and other previous versions of Aspen Adsim. However, consider the following compatibility issues when upgrading your existing simulations to Aspen Adsim 2006.5: x The ImpEuler (11.1), VSIE (11.1) and Gear (11.1) integrators are old implementations that have been superseded by the Implicit Euler and Gear integrators that were introduced in the 12.1 release. Theses were included in the 12.1, 2004 and 2004.1 versions to give time for transition of existing simulations to the new integrators. These integrators were withdrawn at version 2006. If you load a simulation that uses one of these integrators, it automatically switches to the equivalent newer integrator, and selects option- and tolerance- values that match the old integrator as closely as possible. Aspen Adsim Language (.ada) files generated using previous versions are compatible with Version 2006.5. You may see some warning messages when loading an Aspen Adsim file from a previous version into Aspen Adsim 2006.5. This is a result of some solver options that have become obsolete or have been renamed. Saving the file in Aspen Adsim 2006.5 eliminates these warnings. Aspen Adsim Document (.adb) files exported from previous versions Aspen Adsim cannot be loaded in Aspen Adsim 2006. Load these files into the previous version and export them as .ada files, which can then be loaded into Aspen Adsim 2006.

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

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Aspen Aerotran

Product Description
Aspen Aerotran is a program for air coolers, and other tubular crossflow heat exchangers, that can be used standalone by the thermal specialist for exchanger design or as an integrated product with the AspenTech steady-state process simulation program Aspen Plus. When used as a stand-alone program in design mode, Aspen Aerotran 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, Aspen Aerotran provides engineers with the ability to rigorously model heat exchanger operation and identify capital saving opportunities in the overall process configuration. Bottlenecks can be identified, process improvements modeled for various process operating scenarios, and costly maintenance schedules optimized.

New Features and Enhancements


There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006.5.

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

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Whats Fixed
The following provides information about issues fixed in release 2006.5.
Issue Number CQ00260192 Issue Description Incorrect description for flow direction. Issue Resolution Corrected description for flow direction in the user interface input. Description said single pass exchangers and it should have say multi-pass exchangers. Altered code to calculate 1 pass exchangers MTD the same regardless of this input value. Changed multipass MTD calculation to use 1 pass correlation if concurrent flow specified.

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Aspen APLE

Product Description
Aspen APLE is a single solution for the design, checking (rating), and performance simulation of plate heat exchangers, either gasketed plate and frame or welded or brazed plate. In design mode, it can determine the optimum heat exchanger configuration. It can also check or simulate geometrically specified heat exchangers allowing you to troubleshoot or de-bottleneck operating units. These exchangers are used for general heating and cooling duties, including vaporization and condensation. They are also an alternative to shell and tube in many applications. Aspen APLE handles characteristics common to many commercially available plate and frame heat exchangers.

New Features and Enhancements


There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006.5.

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

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Aspen Batch Plus

Product Description
Batch Plus is a recipe-oriented batch process modeling environment that spans the batch process development value chain from discovery through manufacturing, enabling companies to bring new products to market at greater speed and reduced cost.

New Features and Enhancements


Release 2006.5 includes new features and enhancements in the following areas: x x Simulation Engine and Operations Data Management

Simulation Engine and Operations


Release 2006.5 includes the following new features and enhancement to Simulation Engine and Operations: x x x x x x x x x x Scheduling of process campaign for a production plan. Campaign overlap and batch overlap for a production plan. Automation of simulating step batches and production plan. Consistent way of displaying emission control devices in the schedule view. Emission control devices in multiple-use. Aspen properties flash option for condensers. Blanket pressure added to set-state operation. Pack-column operation allows column to be partially packed. Vent status for each vessel in operations is reported in quick results. Heat transfer operations use vessel specific minimum approach temperature.

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Scheduling of Process Campaign for a Production Plan


When a Process is used for a campaign in a production plan, Batch Plus calculates the required number of Step batches belonging to the Process on the basis of quantity specified. Then the sequence of Step batches is generated through Step Key Input and Output intermediates to produce its Final Product. For example, suppose that a campaign contains a Process comprising Step A and Step B where Step A produces 25 kg of Step B Key Input Intermediate and Step B produces 100 kg of the Final Product of the Process. If 500 kg is specified for the Final Product for the campaign, Batch Plus calculates that total Step batches required is 25 Step batches. Then Batch Plus generates the Step batch sequence of 4 batches of Step A, 1 batch of Step B, 4 batches of Step A, 1 batch of Step B. In previous versions the sequence generated was 20 batches of Step A and 5 batches of Step B. This enables Process campaign to be used more realistically to scheduling and planning.

Campaign Overlap and Batch Overlap for a Production Plan


Batch Overlap was previously defined as whether or not the current campaign overlaps with the previous campaign. In release 2006.5, the name of Batch Overlap is changed to Campaign Overlap and a new overlap was added: whether or not Step batches belonging to the current campaign overlap each other. This new Batch Overlap gives you more flexible production planning. This is another kind of Start-After scheduling constraint at the Step level in addition to Operation/Unit Procedure Start-After constraints already delivered in the previous version.

Automation of simulating Step batches and Production Plan


Simulate Batch is no longer required for simulating plan. In previous versions simulating all the Step batches one-by-one was required before simulating a Production Plan or Process. Release 2006.5 adds automate simulating of all the Step batches and then the Production Plan or Process using one button. You can use this option by right-mouse-clicking on the production plan from the Plan explorer and selecting Simulate Batches and Plan item, or click on Run main menu as shown in the screenshot below. Simulate bathes and Process can be done in the same way.

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Consistent way of displaying emission control devices in the schedule view


In this version, turning on the air emission calculation option under Tools|Options|Simulation Batch or |Simulation Plan becomes a prerequisite for displaying emission control devices in the schedule view. In previous versions, the display of devices in the schedule view depended on the types of devices in an inconsistent way, that is, batch type devices were always displayed regardless if air emission calculation option was turned on. Moreover, continuous type devices were also displayed if the option was turned on. In this version, if the option is turned off, batch type of devices does not display in schedule view.

Emission control devices in multiple-use


Emission control devices in multiple-use are no longer scheduling constraints in this version. Emission control devices can now be shared resources the same as Buffer Tank. When multiple-use for control devices is specified, it is possible to have two operations in parallel where the two operations use the same emission control device. For example, charge ST-A and ST-B are in parallel and both vessels vent to an emission control path containing condenser C-25. If C-25 is multiple-use, then the two operations can occur at the same time. If C-25 is not multi-use the Charging of ST-A and ST-B are not scheduled to occur at the same time even though they are parallel operations. Note that turning on the air emissions calculation under Tools|Options|Simulation Batch is required to take this into account.

Aspen Properties flash option for condensers


Condenser emissions are calculated using the procedure outlined in the EPAs Pharmaceutical MACT regulation. A regulation for batch processing of Miscellaneous Organic chemicals requires the calculation of emissions from condensers using an iterative flash procedure instead. Emissions from condensers can optionally be calculated using an iterative flash in Aspen Properties. The setting is available in Preferences | Vapor Emission | Model Parameters | Flash Condenser Calculation.

Reflux-through-Dean-and-Stark operation allows reflux of bottom layer of Decanter


The Dean & Stark decanter separates the immiscible liquid mixture by density difference. In previous versions the content of the top layer is assumed to be recycled to the distillation column and the content in the bottom layer is sent to a receiver. This version allows the contents of the bottom layer to be recycled to the distillation column and the content of the top layer to be sent to a receiver. Quick Results|Streams tab shows all the streams around the decanter. Note that two immiscible phases, Liquid1 and Liquid2 represent the bottom and top layer, respectively.

Blanket pressure added to Set-State operation


In version 2006 we introduced the concept of State that is assigned to equipment through the Set State operation. The only state supported was agitation. In this version, blanket

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pressure is added to maintain pressure in subsequent operations without Purge or Sweep operation first. Through the details dialog box you can set: Blanket Gas Blanket Pressure

Pack-Column operation allows column to be partially packed


Starting with version 2006.5, a column can be partially packed, that is, not from end to end. In case of a partially packed column, the bed-volume is the volume of packed volume instead of physical volume of the chromatography column.

Vent status for each vessel in operations is reported in Quick Results


The vent status is reported in Contents tab of Quick Results. It is reported for initial and final contents for the vessel. Vent status is also stored in MS Access results database, in the Equipment Contents table.

Heat transfer operations uses vessel specific minimum approach temperature


In addition to specifying a single minimum approach temperature ( T) between the utility and contents for each project, a minimum approach temperature can be specified for each vessel being heated/cooled.

Data Management
Release 2006.5 includes new features that allow Batch Plus to interface with external Materials and Equipment databases

Open Materials and Equipment Databases


These features open Batch Plus so that it can read materials and equipment information from any materials and equipment database repositories. Batch Plus 2006.5 contains a set of public interfaces to which custom .dlls or assemblies can be written to interface any materials and equipment databases to Batch Plus. Once the custom .dll or assembly interface functions are written, Batch Plus automatically accesses it for data. The materials and equipment selected from the central (remote) database are imported into your Batch Plus project. Batch Plus 2006.5 also uses these interfaces to notify you when the remote database is updated and provides a choice to update the local project.

Compatibility Notes
The following lists and describes compatibility notes and issues for release 2006.5:

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

x x x x

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Aspen BatchSep

Product Description
Aspen BatchSep is an advanced tool for design and optimization of batch distillation columns. Its rigorous simulation capabilities enable you to quickly and cost-effectively determine the optimum design and operating policy for batch distillations. You can use it to help reduce batch times and/or improve product recovery while maintaining required product purities.

New Features and Enhancements


Aspen BatchSep 2006.5 includes the following new features and enhancements: x x x x Total reflux dump. Operating Steps Upgrades. BatchSep in Aspen Plus. User interface Upgrades.

Total Reflux Dump


Aspen BatchSep includes the ability to dump the contents of the reflux drum straight into a receiver while operating at total reflux. The reflux drum is bypassed by connecting the condenser to the reflux line and closing the product distillate to operate at total reflux. This operation requires setting up a reflux dump receiver (or two if two liquid phases are present). In addition, an operating step must be set up that contains the following steps: x x x Switch on dumping of the drum. Define the receiver number to where the drum contents is dumped. A receiver is required per liquid phase present. Close the distillate flow to receivers.

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Operating-Steps Upgrades
The following lists and briefly describes operating-steps upgrades: x x x Column Pressure Drop, Stage Pressure Drop, and Stage Duty can now be modified in an operating step. You can now specify a Maximum Duration for each operating step. If the trigger condition is not met within this time, BatchSep ends the operating step. The Profile Results form was enhanced to display profiles at the end of each operating step.

BatchSep in Aspen Plus


Aspen BatchSep is now available as a distinct unit operation within the Aspen Plus unit operations model library. The Aspen BatchSep unit operation can be used when you want to model a semi-batch process containing one or more batch distillation columns and other continuous unit operations. You can use an Aspen Plus stream to transfer material between Aspen BatchSep and other unit operation blocks on the flowsheet.

User Interface Upgrades


The following modifications were made to the user interface to make it more consistent with the Aspen Plus user interface: x For input forms, changing the units no longer leads to a change in the value of the corresponding field. For results forms, the behavior is the same as in Aspen BatchSep 2006. When the value in a field is the default value, it is displayed as grey instead of blue.

Compatibility Notes
The following describes compatibility notes and issues for release 2006.5: If you load a simulation created in Aspen BatchSep 2004 or 2004.1 into Aspen BatchSep 2006.5, it is automatically updated to be compatible with the new capabilities in Aspen BatchSep 2006.5. The first time you run the simulation, the Operating Steps regenerates and the simulation is re-initialized at time zero. After running for the first time, you should restart the simulation and save the file. As a result, the simulation does not need to be re-initialized again unless you make any changes to the configuration. If your Aspen BatchSep 2004 or 2004.1 input file includes your Aspen Properties property package, you can load this directly into Aspen BatchSep 2006.5. If you are using an external property package in an .appdf or .aprpdf file, the BatchSep 2004 or 2004.1 input file must be re-generated using Aspen Plus or Aspen Properties 2006. You can then load your Aspen BatchSep 2004 or 2004.1 file into Aspen BatchSep 2006.5.

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Aspen Case Analysis

Product Description
Aspen Case Analysis is a simulation analysis tool compatible with HYSYS, Aspen Plus, Aspen Custom Modeler, and the layered products based on these technologies such as Aspen Polymers Plus. Use it to browse simulation cases, compare two or more case files, carry out trending studies, and run multiple simulation studies in a batch execution mode. Cases can be browsed, displaying a hierarchy of variables and their properties. The case browser displays simulation case files in a hierarchical data tree that allows you to step through the model data structure to view data and parameters defining the case. Multiple cases can be compared against a base-line case. The case comparison tool identifies variables which are added, deleted or changed compared to the selected base case models. The case comparison feature includes a number of filtering options to allow you to quickly isolate and identify differences between case files. Aspen Case Analysis also includes a feature that allows you to define scenarios. Each scenario consists of a list of selected input variables to change, and a list of output variables to monitor. These scenarios can be applied to a case, permitting variable trending and casestudies to be made. Scenario batch mode permits multiple scenarios to be applied to multiple cases. Variable trend data can be viewed in plots (2- and 3-dimensional) via the Plotter facility. Aspen Case Analysis is delivered as an installable component of Aspen Simulation Workbook product.

New Features and Enhancements


There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006.5.

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

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Aspen CatRef

Product Description
Aspen CatRef is a member of the AspenTech new generation of refinery reactor models. It accurately predicts yields and properties resulting from different feedstocks and operating conditions.

New Features and Enhancements


There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006.5.

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

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Aspen Chromatography

Product Description
Aspen Chromatography is a comprehensive flowsheet simulator used for the design and simulation of batch and continuous chromatographic processes. The application addresses the needs of both engineers and scientists to model and understand the separation and purification processes normally found in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, fine chemical, and food product businesses. Through the application of Aspen Chromatography, significant benefits in design, yield, product quality, capacity, and reduced operating costs are possible.

New Features and Enhancements


Release 2006.5 includes the following new features and enhancements: x x x x Triangle theory form workflow enhancements. Steam data displayed on the workflow sheet. Support for Visual Studio .NET 2005. Touched variables always shown in black.

Enhancements to the workflow of the triangle theory form


Improvements were done in the triangle theory form, including updates in the calculations and in the transfer of data back into the flowsheet.

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Stream data displayed on the flowsheet

The new Global Data option lets you view values of stream variables on your flowsheet, making it easier to visualize what is happening in your process model. You can switch display of Global data on or off from the View menu. You select the variables to be displayed from the Flowsheet menu or from the Context menu for a stream.

Support for Visual Studio .NET 2005


Aspen Chromatography 2006.5 supports the use of: x x x Microsoft Visual C++ .NET 2005 for creating C/C++ procedures and for exporting models for use in Aspen Plus. Previous versions of Visual C++ are not supported. Microsoft Visual Basic .NET 2005 for creating custom forms. It also supports Microsoft Visual Basic .NET 2003 and Microsoft Visual Basic 6. Intel Fortran 9.0 or 9.1 for creating Fortran procedures. This is unchanged from Aspen Chromatography 2006.

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Touched variables always shown in black


If you change the value of a variable from its default, the variable value color changes from blue to black. In previous versions, if you changed the variable value back to its default, it would be displayed in blue. In Aspen Chromatography 2006.5, the variable now remains displayed in black to show that you have changed the value, even though the value is equal to the default. The value reverts to blue only if you right click the value and click Reset to Default. This change makes it easier to see all values that you have deliberately entered.

Compatibility Notes
The following lists and describes compatibility notes and issues for release 2006.5: You can install and use Aspen Chromatography 2006.5 at the same time as 2004.1 and other previous versions of Aspen Chromatography. However, observe the following compatibility issues when upgrading your existing simulations to Version 2006.5: x The ImpEuler (11.), VSIE (11.1) and Gear (11.1) integrators were old implementations that have been superseded by the Implicit Euler and Gear integrators that were introduced in the 12.1 release. They were included in the 12.1, 2004, and 2004.1 versions to give time for transition of existing simulations to the new integrators. These integrators have been withdrawn from version 2006 and later. If you load a simulation that uses one of these integrators, it automatically switches to the equivalent newer integrator, and selects option- and tolerance- values that match the old integrator as closely as possible. Aspen Chromatography Language (.cra) files generated using previous versions of Aspen Chromatography are compatible with Version 2006.5. You may see some warning messages when loading .cra files created with previous versions. This is a result of some solver options that have become obsolete or have been renamed. Saving the file in Aspen Chromatography 2006.5 eliminates these warnings. Aspen Chromatography Document (.crb) files exported from previous versions Aspen Chromatography cannot be loaded in Version 2006.5. Load these files into the previous version and export them as .cra files, which can then be loaded into Version 2006.5.

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

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Aspen COMThermo Workbench

Product Description
COMThermo Workbench is a user-friendly application for advanced thermodynamic calculations. It uses COMThermo Engine for all thermophysical property and phase equilibrium calculations. COMThermo Workbench provides the essential tools that enable you to research and create the best possible Fluid Packages for use in your engineering applications by fitting model parameters to laboratory measurements, and analyzing the quality and suitability of the models.

New Features and Enhancements


There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006.5.

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

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Aspen Custom Modeler

Product Description
Aspen Custom Modeler enables you to quickly create custom models to incorporate their companys unique expertise and knowledge, enabling them to fully leverage the benefits of process simulation throughout their company. Aspen Custom Modeler is designed to enable the quick and easy development and deployment of custom process models. Aspen Custom Modeler models can be used within other AspenTech simulation tools, such as Aspen Plus, Aspen HYSYS and Aspen Dynamics, making innovation fully available and part of standard process design and operations studies. This enables you to fully leverage their existing models, and helps to ensure consistency of simulation results.

New Features and Enhancements


The following new features and enhancements were added in release 2006.5: x x x x x A new Global Data option enables you to view values of stream variables on your flowsheet. A new Aspen Model Runner enables you to distribute completed simulation models within your company, to your customers, and collaborators. Improvements have been made to optimize the performance for Aspen Custom Modeler models exported for use in Aspen Plus or HYSYS. Aspen Custom Modeler 2006.5 supports the use of Microsoft Visual C++ .NET 2005 for creating C/C++ procedures and for exporting models. A variable value color changes from blue to black when you change the default variable value.

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Stream Data Displayed on the Flowsheet


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

Deploy Simulations Using Aspen Model Runner


Aspen Model Runner is a new product that enables you to distribute completed simulation models within your company and to your customers and collaborators. Aspen Model Runner provides control over changes to the model, and protects the intellectual property within the model. To use this product, export your simulation from Aspen Custom Modeler as an Aspen Model Runner simulation. The contents of the simulation file are encrypted to prevent viewing or editing of the contents. You then distribute the Aspen Model Runner file to the end users. End users need to install and license Aspen Model Runner. They can then open and run the simulation. Within Aspen Model Runner they can use all of the Aspen Custom Modeler features relevant to running a simulation, but they cannot edit the simulation or view the content of the models.

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Aspen Model Runner also supports Aspen Dynamics simulations. It is also supported by Aspen Simulation Workbook, which can be used to develop a customized user interface for your simulation. For more details, you can install Aspen Model Runner and read the online help. For testing purposes, you can use an Aspen Custom Modeler license to run Aspen Model Runner. If Aspen Model Runner cannot find an Aspen Model Runner license, it automatically looks for and uses an Aspen Custom Modeler license. For information on licensing Aspen Model Runner, please contact your AspenTech account manager.

Improved Performance for Exported Models


Improvements have were made to optimize the performance for Aspen Custom Modeler models exported for use in Aspen Plus or HYSYS when using group decomposed solvers. The solver is selected on the Block Options form, Simulation Options tab. The group decomposed solvers are DSPARSE, DLSSWP and DDMO. Solution of the block in should be significantly faster when using one of these solvers. To take advantage of this improvement, you must export the model from Aspen Custom Modeler 2006.5. Models exported from earlier versions continue to run in Aspen Plus and HYSYS 2006.5, but do not show the performance improvement.

Support for Visual Studio .NET 2005


Aspen Custom Modeler 2006.5 supports the use of: x Microsoft Visual C++ .NET 2005 for creating C/C++ procedures and for exporting models for use in Aspen Plus, HYSYS and Aspen Dynamics. Previous versions of Visual C++ are not supported. Microsoft Visual Basic .NET 2005 for creating custom forms. It also supports Microsoft Visual Basic .NET 2003 and Microsoft Visual Basic 6. Intel Fortran 9.0 or 9.1 for creating Fortran procedures. This is unchanged from Aspen Custom Modeler 2006.

x x

Touched Variables Always Shown in Black


If you change the default value of a variable, the variable value color changes from blue to black. In previous versions, if you changed the variable value back to its default, it would change back to blue. It now remains in black to show that you have changed the value, even though the value is equal to the default. The value only reverts to blue if you rightclick on the value and select Reset to Default. This makes it easier to see all values that you have deliberately entered.

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Compatibility Notes
The following lists and describes compatibility notes and issues for release 2006.5: x x Installing Aspen Custom Modeler 2006.5 with previous versions of Aspen Custom Modeler. Supported compilers.

Installing Aspen Custom Modeler 2006.5 with previous versions of Aspen Custom Modeler
You can now install and use Aspen Custom Modeler 2006.5 at the same time as 2006 and other previous versions of Aspen Custom Modeler. However, please note the following compatibility issues when upgrading your existing simulations to version 2006.5. x The Export Compiled Flowsheet command enables you to create a dll containing a compiled form of an Aspen Custom Modeler flowsheet, and to use this flowsheet in Aspen Plus. If you used this feature in a version earlier than 2006.5, the compiled flowsheet does not run in Aspen Plus 2006.5. You need to export the flowsheet again in Aspen Custom Modeler 2006.5 before you can use it in Aspen Plus. If possible, we recommend that you use the more powerful Model export capability rather than continue to use Flowsheet export. Model export enables the model configuration to be changed within Aspen Plus. Also, exported models can be used in HYSYS and Aspen Dynamics. Exported flowsheets can only be used in Aspen Plus. The ImpEuler (11.1), VSIE (11.1) and Gear (11.1) integrators are old implementations that were superseded by the Implicit Euler and Gear integrators that were introduced in the 12.1 release. They were included in the 12.1, 2004 and 2004.1 versions to give time for transition of existing simulations to the new integrators. These integrators were withdrawn at version 2006. If you load a simulation that uses one of these integrators, it automatically switches to using the equivalent newer integrator, and selects option and tolerance values that match the old integrator as closely as possible. ACM Language (.acmf) files generated using previous versions of Aspen Custom Modeler are compatible with version 2006.5. You may see some warning messages when loading .acmf files created with previous versions. This is a result of some solver options that are now obsolete or were renamed. Saving the file in ACM 2006.5 eliminates these warnings. ACM Document (.acmd) files exported from previous versions of Aspen Custom Modeler cannot be loaded in version 2006.5. Load these files into the previous version and export them as .acmf files, which can then be loaded into version 2006.5. ACM Library (.acml) files generated from previous releases of Aspen Custom Modeler cannot be loaded in version 2006.5. Load the source .acmf version of these files into Aspen Custom Modeler 2006.5 and regenerate the library file. Aspen Plus .appdf files created with earlier versions of Aspen Plus are not compatible with Aspen Custom Modeler 2006.5. If you try to load a physical properties file (.appdf) that was generated using an earlier version of Aspen Plus, the following error message appears: SAIPIN-F-Error loading Aspen your .appdf File. Please refer to the Aspen Properties error messages first, or it may be due to an incompatible PDF file version. You should leave the application and reload your input file once you have rectified the problem.

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After you receive this error, exit Aspen Custom Modeler before loading any further simulations. To continue, you must regenerate the .appdf file using Aspen Plus 2006.5

Supported Compilers
You do not need any compilers installed on your computer to use most of the features of Aspen Custom Modeler. However, some optional capabilities do require a compiler. Below is a summary of capabilities that require a compiler:

Activity Creating procedures in Fortran

Supported Compiler(s) Intel Fortran 9.0 or 9.1 The compiler must be configured so that it can be used from the command line.

Creating procedures in C++ Exporting flowsheets for use in Aspen Plus Exporting models for use in Aspen Plus or HYSYS Creating custom forms

Microsoft Visual C++ .NET 2005 The compiler must be configured so that it can be used from the command line.

Microsoft Visual Basic 6, or .NET 2005

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Aspen Decision Analyzer

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

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New Features and Enhancements


There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006.5.

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

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Aspen Dynamics

Product Description
Aspen Dynamics complements the steady-state simulation capabilities of Aspen Plus, and delivers the benefits of dynamic modeling to the Petrochemicals, Chemicals, and Specialty Chemicals industries throughout plant operation and engineering organizations. Aspen Dynamics is AspenTech's easy-to-use dynamic modeling tool for plant operations and process design. It enables users to study and understand the dynamics of real plant operations, thereby achieving increased operability, safety and productivity. Aspen Dynamics is closely integrated with other AspenTech products. With Aspen Dynamics you can transform an Aspen Plus steady-state simulation into a rigorous dynamic simulation within a few minutes. You can also use Aspen Custom Modeler to customize the Aspen Dynamics models. The topics listed in New Features describe the new capabilities in Aspen Dynamics 2006.5 and also summarize compatibility considerations in migrating from previous Aspen Dynamics versions.

New Features and Enhancements


This release contains new features enabling the application of dynamic simulation to new processes (or example, true component electrolytes) and applications (for example, fire standards). There are several work flow improvements (or example, select automatically added controllers, Time data generator) and other engineering enhancements listed below. Finally, Aspen Dynamics simulations may be deployed using Aspen Model Runner. The following sections provide information about: x x x x x x x x Support for true component electrolyte simulations. Selection of automatically added controllers. Sep2 supports pressure driven simulations. New TimeData model for replay of measured data. RadFrac Thermosyphon reboiler support for the ABOVE-STAGE feed convention. Modeling a fire in a Mixer, Flash2, Flash3 or RCSTR3 tank. RCSTR support for liquid-liquid in dynamics. Deploying simulations using Aspen Model Runner.

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Support for true component electrolyte simulations


Aspen Dynamics now supports true component electrolyte simulations for liquid only and vapor-liquid systems. This lets you view the concentration of salts and ions in each stream, and can also improve the performance of the simulation compared to the apparent component approach for electrolytes. For Feeds, you can enter the composition in terms of apparent or true components (salts and ions). Since the feed stream uses the input values in a true component electrolyte simulation, any change made by a calculator or a design spec to the feed is used. If you want to use the feed stream results as the input, you must reconcile the feed stream before exporting. Note: Aspen Dynamics does not permit a Chemistry object named GLOBAL. Rename the object in Aspen Plus before exporting to Aspen Dynamics. Any change to the chemistry must be done in Aspen Plus. You can then use the Update Dynamics button on the dynamics toolbar to incorporate the modified chemistry into the existing Aspen Dynamics flowsheet. On the import dialog box, select the chemistry to be updated and check both the Variable update and Definition file only options: x x Variable update updates all variables for the dynamic simulation from the new Aspen Plus results. Definition file only uses the new .appdf properties file which contains the chemistry reaction constants.

Aspen Dynamics does not support true component electrolyte simulations for vapor-liquidliquid systems.

Selection of automatically added controllers


Aspen Dynamics now lets you select which controllers are automatically added when you create your dynamic simulation from Aspen Plus. This feature is available for the following models: x x x x x x x Flash2 Flash3 Mixer Decanter RYield RStoic RCSTR

The Dynamics form for these models now has an additional Controllers tab which is active only if the model is dynamic. The controllers are selected by default. As a result, the default controllers are automatically added in the same way as in previous versions. You can remove any specific controller that you dont want in the Aspen Dynamics flowsheet by clearing the check box.

Sep2 supports pressure driven simulations


Previously it was not possible to export flowsheets containing Sep2 to pressure driven dynamic simulations. Sep2 is often used for separation equipment where detailed information is not available, or Aspen Plus does not include a detailed model such as solid

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operations in minerals and mining or membranes. Removing this restriction allows simulations containing component splitters to be simulated in pressure driven mode.

New TimeData model for replay of measured data


Use TimeData to feed time series measured data to a running model. This enables you to subject your model to the same disturbances as measured in the plant or laboratory. By plotting the output from TimeData on the same axis as the models prediction you can also compare the models prediction with measured data.

RadFrac Thermosyphon reboiler supports the ABOVE-STAGE feed convention


Simulations containing a RadFrac column with a thermosyphon reboiler can now use the above-stage convention in dynamics.

Modeling a fire in a Mixer, Flash2, Flash3 or RCSTR3 tank


The following recommended practices have been implemented: x x x API recommended practice 521 for vessels with maximum allowable working pressure of 15 psig or greater. API recommended practice 2000 for low pressure storage tanks. NFPA-30 for vessels containing flammable and combustible liquids, including waste liquids, except those that are solid at 37.8C (100F) or above and those that are liquefied gases or cryogenic liquids.

Fire calculations are active only when the tank is configured for dynamic holdup.

New models: TeeMixer and TeeSplitter


Two new models are now available in the PressureRelief folder of the Dynamics library. They are used to model a pressure drop and mixing/splitting through a Tee junction.

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TeeMixer
TeeMixer is used to model a tee pipe fitting used to mix the flow on the inlet pipes into an outlet pipe. It supports reverse flow. Free water is not modeled separately. The model has no dynamic features. TeeMixer mixes two inlet material streams, one on the straight line (Feed to straight line) and the other into a leg at 90 (Feed to leg) into one outlet stream on the straight line (Product). Both outlets have the same composition and properties as the mixed inlet streams. The flow into the leg has a pressure drop calculated by the velocity head equation. The pressure drop along the straight line is negligible and is assumed to be zero.

TeeSplitter
TeeSplitter is used to model a tee pipe fitting used to split the flow on the inlet pipe into two other pipes. It supports reverse flow. Free water is not modeled separately. The model has no dynamic features. TeeSplitter divides an inlet material stream coming into a straight line (Feed) into two outlet streams, one on the straight line (Product to straight line) and the other into a leg at 90 (Product to leg). All outlets have the same composition and properties as the inlet stream. The flow into the leg has a pressure drop calculated by the velocity head equation. The pressure drop along the straight line is negligible and is assumed to be zero.

RCSTR supports Liquid-Liquid in dynamics


This new feature, similar to the previously existing liquid-FreeWater method, models the liquid-liquid phase equilibrium rigorously in dynamics without a vapor phase.
To use this:

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In Aspen Plus, set Valid Phases to Vapor-Liquid-Liquid. On the dynamics page, Vessel tab , click Liquid-Liquid.

The configure form for the reactor in Aspen Dynamics then displays Valid Phases as Liquid-Liquid. If a vapor stream is connected (optional), it is used for venting when the vessel is filled (flow driven mode only). In pressure driven mode, a vapor stream connected to a Liquid-Liquid RCSTR results in over specification - in this case, delete the vapor stream.

Deploy Simulations Using Aspen Model Runner


Aspen Model Runner is a new product that lets you distribute completed simulation models within your company and to your customers and collaborators. Aspen Model Runner provides control over changes to the model, and protects the intellectual property within the model. To use Aspen Model Runner, export your simulation from Aspen Dynamics as an Aspen Model Runner simulation. The contents of the simulation file are encrypted to prevent viewing or editing of the contents.

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You then distribute the Aspen Model Runner file to the end user. The end user must install and license Aspen Model Runner. The end user can then open and run the simulation. Within Aspen Model Runner, you can use all of the Aspen Dynamics features relevant to running a simulation, but cannot edit the simulation or view the content of the models. Aspen Model Runner is also supported by Aspen Simulation Workbook, which can be used to develop a customized user interface for your simulation. For more details, you can install Aspen Model Runner and read the online help. For information on licensing Aspen Model Runner, please contact your AspenTech account manager.

Compatibility Notes
The following lists and describes known compatibility notes and issues in release 2006.5: x x x x x x x x Regenerating the Property Definition File *.appdf Warning Messages When Opening Dynamic Simulation Upgrading Customized Aspen Dynamics Library Models Superseded Models Port Types Procedure Code Moved from Dynamics.dll to Modeler.dll Simulation using RStoic and RYield with the CSTR option Flash2 does not use the Out_Relief port

Regenerating the Property Definition File *.appdf


You can open Aspen Dynamics simulations generated from previous releases in Release 2006.5 by regenerating the property definition file (.appdf file). An Aspen Dynamics simulation references a property definition file, which is automatically created by Aspen Plus when the dynamic simulation is exported. This file is version-dependent and needs to be regenerated. The name of this file is usually the prefix part of the dynamic simulation name followed by dyn.appdf. For example, a dynamic simulation file GasTrain.dynf would by default reference a property file GasTraindyn.appdf. If there are several appdf files in your simulation folder, you should confirm which appdf file is being used: 1 2 3 Open Windows WordPad (Programs | Accessories | WordPad). Drag the dynamic simulation file (*.dynf) to the title bar of the open WordPad application Find the text: RUNID (using Edit | Find or PROPERTIES RUNID: GasTraindyn
To regenerate the appdf file:
CTRL-F).

The appdf file name is displayed, for example:

Open the Aspen Plus file that was used to create the dynamic simulation.

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Run it and save-as an Aspen Plus document (apw) format using the previously established appdf file name (for example, GasTraindyn).

This recreates the GasTraindyn.appdf file.

Warning Messages When Opening Dynamic Simulation


Aspen Dynamics Language (.dynf) files generated using previous versions are compatible with Release 2006.5, and do not need to be re-exported from Aspen Plus. If you see warning messages when loading a simulation created in an earlier release, no action is necessary. This is due to improvements to some of the Aspen Dynamics models.

Upgrading Customized Aspen Dynamics Library Models


If you are using a customized version of an Aspen Dynamics Library model from Aspen Dynamics 11.1 or earlier, it selects the new port definition from the Aspen Dynamics library. This adds new variables and the simulation is under specified as the equations to assign a value to the molar volume in the outlet port is not present in the customized model. To upgrade your customized model you can either add the appropriate equations to calculate the outlet port molar volume or, if you do not need to calculate the molar volume, molar density, mass density and volumetric flow rate of the streams, you can simply fix the molar volume in the outlet port of your customized model. An example of the equations you need to add is: For a Vapor-Liquid Heater model: // Calculate the mixture molar density from the phase densities and phase fractions 1.0 = Rho*(vf/Rhov + lf/Rhol); // Assign the outlet port molar volume 1.0 = Rho*Out_P.V; Note: These two equations could be combined if the mixture molar density is not needed within the model: for example, Out_P.V = vf/Rhov + lf/Rhol;

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Superseded Models
A number of models are retained in the Aspen Dynamics Library for backward compatibility with previous versions of Aspen Dynamics. These models are now grouped together in the Superseded Models folder. These models are:

Model Pipe, Pipe_int, Pipe_cdp Pipe2, Pipe_int2, Pipe_cdp2 RCSTR RCSTR2 Rgibbs, Reactorbase Rplug, RPlug_coolant, RPlug_Tcool Valve_Dyn

Description Pipe model and submodels compatible with Aspen Dynamics 10.2 Pipe model and submodels compatible with versions 11.1 to 2004.1 RCSTR model compatible with Aspen Dynamics 10.2 RCSTR model compatible with Aspen Dynamics 12.1 Rgibbs model compatible with Aspen Dynamics 2004.1 and earlier RPlug model and submodels compatible with versions 12.1 and earlier Valve dynamics model now incorporated into the Valve model.

Port Types
In order to allow models developed in ACM to be exported to Aspen Plus, and also to be used in the same flowsheet as Aspen Dynamics models, the port types in ACM and Aspen Dynamics have been merged. The relationships between port types is now:

Port type MainPort MoleFractionPort MaterialPort MaterialPortRev MaterialPortR MaterialPortRRev MaterialPortRP MaterialPortRPRev

Inherits from

Variables F,z,T,P,h

Available in ACM & AD ACM & AD AD only AD only AD only AD only AD only AD only

MainPort MoleFractionPort MaterialPort MaterialPort MaterialPortR MaterialPortR MaterialPortRP

adds V adds Av adds Avrev, Trev, hrev, zrev adds slip adds Avrev, Trev, hrev, zrev adds polymer attributes adds Avrev, Trev, hrev, zrev

If you have previously copied any port types from the Modeler or Dynamics libraries into Aspen Custom Modeling, you may need to update the definitions in line with these changes.

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Procedure Code Moved from Dynamics.dll to Modeler.dll


The executable code for the following procedures was moved from Dynamics.dll to Modeler.dll, and the procedures in the Dynamics library have been updated to point to Modeler.dll. x x x x x x x x x pVtvol pLevVes pDivide pChairX pL12Chairx pQSpec pMinRamp pMinRampa pWetAreaVes

If you have copied any of these procedures to Custom Modeling, you must update the procedure definition to point to Modeler.dll instead of Dynamics.dll.

Simulation using RStoic and RYield with the CSTR option


In Version 2004.1 and earlier the CSTR option was modeled by mixing the feed streams into a dynamic vessel. The mixed output of the vessel was then fed into an instantaneous adiabatic reactor. In Versions 2006 and later, the dynamic vessel follows the instantaneous reaction so that the products from the reactor are at the same conditions as the dynamic vessel. Thus, when opening a version 2004.1 or earlier dynamic simulation in Version 2006.5, the vessel is initialized at the feed conditions but in order to reach steady state, the tank conditions must change to the product conditions. We have provided an Upgrade script which operates on all RStoic and RYield models in the flowsheet (including those in hierarchies) calculating the initial conditions of the vessel using the results from the older simulation. The script runs automatically when you open simulations generated in version 2004.1 or earlier, but you may have to run it manually when using snapshots saved in these older versions. Run the script prior to performing an Initialization run so that the script can use the results from the previous simulation. You can also run the script immediately after applying a snapshot saved from the existing simulation. To run the script, in the scripts folder of the Aspen Dynamics library, double-click Upgrade. This invokes the script for all RStoic and RYield blocks in the simulation.

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Simulations using RGibbs with the CSTR option


In Version 2004.1 and earlier RGibbs supported the CSTR option. As with RStoic and RYield this option was modeled by mixing the feed streams into a dynamic vessel, the mixed output of the vessel was then fed into an instantaneous adiabatic reactor. The CSTR option was withdrawn from RGibbs at version 2006. If you wish to model an RGibbs reactor dynamically you should add a mixer to the product stream(s) and specify the mixer vessel geometry on its dynamic form.

Flash2 does not use the Out_Relief port


In Version 2006 and later we have removed the Out_Relief port and made it possible for you to connect multiple streams to the Out_V port to connect to relief devices. We have also made it possible to connect multiple streams to the Out_L port. The Out_Relief port is still included in the model allowing simulations created with Version 2004.1 or earlier which used the Out_Relief port to load correctly, although the simulation is underspecified. You must reconnect relief streams from the Out_Relief port to the Out_V port in order to be able to run the simulation. Refer to the following table for additional information.
Prior to Release 2006 Out_V (vapor port only 1 stream) Out_L (liquid port only 1 stream) Out_WD (Water decant port 0 or more streams allowed) Out_Relief (Vapor relief port 0 or many streams allowed) Release 2006 and later 1 or more streams allowed 1 or more streams allowed No change Not supported

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Aspen FCC

Product Description
Aspen FCC is a member of the AspenTech new generation of refinery reactor models. It rigorously simulates the riser/reactor and regenerator kinetics, accurately predicting yields for a wide range of feedstocks and operating conditions.

New Features and Enhancements


There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006.5.

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

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Aspen FIHR

Product Description
Aspen FIHR is a simulation program for fireboxes and convection sections of fired process heaters. In simulation mode, it can used for troubleshooting, such as indicating potential for tube burnout as operating conditions are varied, and to identify the best operating conditions given changes in feedstock or product specifications. Key performance variables, such as product and metal temperatures, are presented graphically, to enable rapid evaluation of operational changes, including the effect of flame shape and heat release.

New Features and Enhancements


There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006.5. New features and enhancements for firebox and convection sections of fired-process heater simulation are being added to the FiredHeater product.

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

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Aspen FiredHeater

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

New Features and Enhancements


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

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

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

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

Convection Bank Geometries


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

Fuels, Oxidants and Combustion


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

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Process Stream Physical Properties


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

Active Input Checking


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

Import of FIHR cases


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

New User Interface


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

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

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

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Aspen FLARENET

Product Description
FLARENET enables the engineer 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 networks. FLARENET can also be used to identify potentially dangerous relief scenarios during design phase or current operational scenarios. The program can be used to demonstrate regulatory compliance of the flare and vent systems in relation to over pressure and noise regulations. FLARENET has an intuitive graphical Process Flow Diagram (PFD) environment that presents a clear and precise representation of the network. A typical model of the flare or vent system may comprise of several hundred inter-connected elements including relief valves, control valves, piping, connectors (including expansions, contractions, standard/sweep tees and orifice plates) separators and flare tips. FLARENET ensures that model development is made as simple and efficient as possible.

New Features and Enhancements


In release 2006.5, Flarenet development focused on improving quality and performance. No new features were added for 2006.5.

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

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Whats Fixed
The following provides information about issues fixed in release 2006.5.
Issue Number CQ00271560 Issue Description For pipe segments there was a thermal conductivity input which was not the same as was printed out in the simulation report In some cases, it was observed that pipe diameters obtained from the Flarenet design algorithm were decreasing when moving towards the flare tip. There was an error in the calculation of pressure drops in the input pipes of relief valves. Issue Resolution A unit conversion error for thermal conductivity during printing has been fixed.

CQ00277507

This problem is corrected in version 2006.5. (The problem was originally corrected in a patch released for version 2006.)

CQ00286145

This problem is fixed in 2006.5.

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Aspen FRAN

Product Description
Aspen FRAN is a unique tool for performance modeling of shell and tube feedwater heaters where boiler feed is heated by steam or condensate extracted at intermediate turbine pressures. In simulation mode, it can be used to determine the optimum heat exchanger configuration or to revamp / retrofit old heaters to improve energy efficiency. In checking / rating mode, it can used for troubleshooting, in identifying cycle operating constraints or assessing the impact of fouling on plant efficiency.

New Features and Enhancements


There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006.5.

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

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Aspen Hetran

Product Description
Aspen Hetran is a shell and tube heat exchanger simulation program that can be used standalone by the thermal specialist for exchanger design or as an integrated product with AspenTech's steady-state process simulation program Aspen Plus. When used as a stand-alone program in design mode, Aspen Hetran can determine the optimum heat exchanger configuration that satisfies the specified heat duty, allowable pressure drop, and/or maximum velocity. In addition, the program allows the designer to rigorously check or rate a configured exchanger for specified duty. When integrated with Aspen Plus, Aspen Hetran provide engineers with the ability to rigorously model heat exchanger operations 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


There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006.5.

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

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Whats Fixed
The following provides information about issues fixed in release 2006.5.
Issue Number CQ00271366 Issue Description User-specified outlet piping height for thermosiphon was being overridden by program default. Tube to tubesheet joint type was not being transferred properly from Hetran to Tasc+. Design mode was selecting wrong number of sealing strips for some cases. When placed in rating mode different number strips selected and shell side pressure drop was different. Msg 649 text was misleading. Added msg 650 to give better explanation. Issue Resolution The program no longer override userspecific data.

CQ00264637

CQ00258561

CQ00258861

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Aspen HTFS

Product Description
The Aspen HTFS software includes a number of programs for the thermal design, mechanical design, cost estimation, and drawings for heat exchangers and pressure vessels. The major design programs are:

Aspen ACOL Aspen APLE Aspen FIHR Aspen FRAN Aspen MUSE Aspen PIPE

A program for air coolers and other tubular cross flow heat exchangers. A program for designing, checking (rating), and performing simulations of plate heat exchangers. A simulation program for fireboxes and convections sections of fired process heaters. A program for performance modeling of shell and tube feed water heaters A program for simulating multi-stream, plate-fin, heat exchangers made from brazed aluminum, stainless steel or titanium A program for aiding the design and performance checking of unranked pipeline systems carrying single phase or two-phase (single or multi-component) fluids Software for shell and tube heat exchangers that the thermal specialist can use as a stand-alone program for exchanger design or as an integrated product with steady-state simulation programs such as Aspen Plus or Aspen HYSYS.

Aspen TASC

Note: Aspen TICP is no longer supported.

New Features and Enhancements


There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006.5.

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

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Aspen HTFS+

Product Description
The Aspen HTFS+ software includes a number of programs for the thermal design, mechanical design, cost estimation, and drawings for heat exchangers and pressure vessels. The major design programs are:

Aspen Tasc+ Aspen Teams Aspen Acol+ Aspen FiredHeater Aspen Plate+ Aspen Hetran Aspen Aerotran

Thermal Design of Shell & Tube Heat Exchangers Mechanical Design, Cost Estimation, and Design Drawings of Shell & Tube Heat Exchangers and Pressure Vessels Thermal Design of Air Cooled Heat Exchangers Thermal Design of Fired Heaters Thermal Design of Plate Heat Exchangers Thermal Design of Shell & Tube Heat Exchangers Thermal Design of Air Cooled Heat Exchangers, Flue Gas Heat Recuperators, and Fired Heater Convection Sections`

For the research behind the Thermal programs: Research Network On-line access to the HTFS Design Reports, HTFS Research Reports, HTFS Handbook and HTFS HEATFLO database.

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New Features and Enhancements


Release 2006.5 includes the following new features and enhancements: x x x x x x You can now access the HTFS Research network web site directly from the HTFS+ interface. A new option that allows you to select how the HTFS+ Data Browser is displayed when opening an application. A new option that allows you to select the 1st result form to display. A new option that allows you to display a file open dialogue when opening existing input files which contain more than one application. Support for Aspen OSE Workbook. Additional tools are available in the OSE Workbook

HTFS Research Network


The HTFS Research network web site can now be accessed directly from the HTFS+ interface. A new application option was added to the list of available applications that allows you to launch the HTFS web site. A user name and password is still required to access information on the site.

Data Navigator Views Option


A new option was added that allows you to select how the HTFS+ Data Browser is displayed when opening an application. By default, the Data Browser opens in a condensed form showing just the folder titles and not the individual forms. An option found under Program Settings was added that allows you to select an expanded view as the default if you prefer that view.

Selectable 1st Result screen


A new option was added under Program Settings that allows you to select the 1st result form to display upon completion of an application run. A number of different options were added for the major programs.

File Open Dialogues


A new option to display a file open dialogue box when opening existing input files that contain more than one application was added. This dialogue box opens and shows the applications which already reside in the file as well as all other licensed HTFS+ applications. You can then select only those applications that you want to open. Previously, the program would by default open all applications in the file which would result in licenses being checked out when they might not be required. You can turn this new file open dialogue on or off using Program Settings.

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Tasc+, Acol+, Plate+ and FiredHeater applications now support Aspen OSE Workbook
Aspen OSE Workbook is an Excel Add-in tool which links process simulation models to Excel. Absolutely no programming knowledge is required to use this tool. Aspen OSE Workbook contains tools to link simulation variables from HTFS+ applications to Excel worksheets and via Excel worksheets to other simulators.

Additional tools are available in the OSE Workbook to select and run HTFS+ models
Aspen OSE Workbook makes it easier to deploy models in Excel and offers performance benefits over previous methods such as OLE links and VBA. Aspen OSE Workbook is part of the Open Simulation Environment Base offering.

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

Whats Fixed
The following provides information about issues fixed in release 2006.5.

Need to provide a description and the resolution (I made a pass at the first entry (entries highlighted in yellow). This type of information needs to be added. If not added, at minimum I am going to enter a comment the issue was fixed.
Issue Number CQ00271224 Issue Description Force all help to go through Help Contents including What's This. There is currently different behavior depending on whether controls are contained in frames. Controls in frames go to the Help Contents while those not contained in frames display the help text as a popup. This fix forces the same behavior for all controls. There is also a problem with hyperlinks in the +products popup help text. HTFS+ to Aspen Plus interface now generates the number of isobaric curves based upon number of specified pressures instead of defaulting to four in all cases. Resolution Description .

CQ00264533

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Issue Number CQ00266909

Issue Description

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

CQ00266909 CQ00267094

CQ00267708 CQ00267974

CQ00259921

CQ00260068 CQ00261929

CQ00262115

CQ00262127

CQ00264403 CQ00264444

CQ00264545 CQ00266909

CQ00144500 CQ00225891

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CQ00245870 CQ00248196 With Office 2003 and no printer setup output goes to Microsoft Document Image Writer and a crash occurs if an attempt is made to set the Printer orientation to landscape. In fixing this I noticed that the drawings were wrongly positioned an sized if the Htfs+ products print output is sent to an mdi file. This was due to TwipsperPixel being 4.8 for this type of output whereas it is 2.4 for standard printer output.

Message from Excel about using a different file now fixed.

CQ00252827

Corrected problem with retrieval of BJAC and Aspen properties for outside tubes when the tube side application type was set to liquid only, gas only, or two phase. The tube side application type was incorrectly being used for the outside application property retrieval. Revised data transfer from Hetran to Tasc+. Transfer was not sending Aspen flash option correctly. It was sending vapor-liquid as liquid only and vapor-liquid-liquid as vapor only. Values entered for pressure levels other than the first remained red until focus was taken away from and then returned to the properties form. Upon entry the pressures are now black. Revised code to prevent Comthermo progress message from being visible when not required. Transfer of property data between Hetran and Tasc+ and Aerotran and Acol+ was not working properly when there were multiple curves. HTFS+ Aspen Plus interface used standard Inquire function to check edr file existence instead of IFACE. HTFS+ Aspen Plus interface now uses IFACE.

CQ00256017

CQ00256154

CQ00256250 CQ00258852

CQ00265311

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Aspen HX-Net

Product Description
Aspen HX-Net addresses a major aspect of conceptual engineering Heat Exchanger Networks. HX-Net calculates targets for energy and capital investment and enables the development of better heat integration projects saving operating, capital and design cost, and reducing energy-related emissions. It provides tools for performing process optimization and provides both graphical and algorithmic methods.

New Features and Enhancements


Release 2006.5 includes the following new and enhanced features: x x x Changes to the drop-down menu for version selection of Aspen HYSYS and Aspen Plus. Changes to the transfer process stream data from Excel fixed table format. Changes to the transfer heat exchanger network design data from Excel fixed table format.

Version Selection Drop-down Menu


Previously, Aspen HX-Net extracted information from the latest opened version of Aspen HYSYS and from the Aspen Plus version specified in the Tools menu, Preferences, General window box. For different versions, you have to open a different version of Aspen HYSYS before data extraction or enter a different version value for Aspen Plus in the preferences box. In Aspen HX-Net 2006.5, you can select in the Tools menu, Preferences, General window different versions of Aspen HYSYS and Aspen Plus from a drop down menu. By default, the current Aspen HYSYS Version 2006.5 and Aspen Plus Version 2006.5 are selected.

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Transfer Process Steam Data


Previously, in Aspen HX-Net, the input of stream data information had to be done either manually (for example, stream by stream) or automatically by using data extraction from a simulation case. In Aspen HX-Net 2006, you have the additional option of opening an Excel fixed table format file and automatically transferring stream data information from this file into a HICase or HIProject structure.

Transfer Heat Exchanger Network Design Data


Previously, in Aspen HX-Net, constructing a heat exchanger network was carried out either manually or automatically by using data extraction from a simulation case containing an existing heat exchanger network structure. In Aspen HX-Net 2006, you have the additional option of opening an Excel fixed table format file and automatically transferring a heat exchanger network structure from this file to a HICase or HIProject structure.

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

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Aspen Hydrocracker

Product Description
Aspen Hydrocracker is a member of the AspenTech new generation of refinery reactor models. It accurately predicts yields and product properties for widely different feedstocks and operating conditions. An Aspen Hydrocracker flowsheet simulates all sections of the hydrocracking unit. It can include simplified or fully rigorous fractionation models.

New Features and Enhancements


There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006.5.

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

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Aspen Hydrotreater

Product Description
Aspen Hydrotreater is a member of the AspenTech new generation of refinery reactor models. It accurately predicts yields and product properties for widely different feedstocks and operating conditions. An Aspen Hydrotreater flowsheet simulates all sections of the hydrocracking unit. It can include simplified or fully rigorous fractionation models.

New Features and Enhancements


There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006.5.

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

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Aspen HYSYS

Product Description
Aspen HYSYS is AspenTechs process modeling tool for steady-state simulation, design, performance monitoring, optimization, and business planning for oil and gas production, gas processing, and petroleum refining industries. HYSYS is built upon proven technologies, with more than 25 years experience supplying process simulation tools to the oil and gas and refining industries. It provides an intuitive and interactive process modeling solution that enables engineers to create steady-state models for plant design, performance monitoring, troubleshooting, operational improvement, business planning, and asset management. Aspen HYSYS offers significant advancement in simulation technology. As with every AspenTech product, it reflects our commitment to delivering Process Asset Lifecycle Management within a platform that is the world leader in ease of use and flexibility and sets the standard for an open engineering environment.

New Features and Enhancements


Release 2006.5 includes new and enhanced features in the following areas: x x x x x x x x x x x x x x Support for the new CAPE-OPEN Thermo 1.1 interface standards. Enhancements to the Hydrate utility. Enhancements for alternative energy. Enhancements were made to the Glycol property package. Enhancements to the COSTALD liquid density model. Enhancements to the DBR amines property package version 7.3. Added an Input Summary to the HYSYS flowsheet summary. Enhancements to compressors and expanders. Heat exchanger and air cooler design can be achieved using new HYSYS utilities that use link the HYSYS-Tasc+. Enhancements to the robustness of the air cooler convergence. Enhancements to the convergence and stability of the Hyprotech SQP optimizer. Enhancements to the HYSYS spreadsheet. Enhancements to the PFD. Enhancements to Aspen HYSYS Dynamics.

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CAPE-OPEN Thermo 1.1 Support


Aspen HYSYS supports the new CAPE-OPEN Thermo 1.1 interface standards. This support includes both the plug and socket capabilities - namely a CAPE-OPEN Thermo 1.1 property package can be exported from Aspen HYSYS so that it can be used in any 3rd party CAPEOPEN Thermo 1.1 compliant Process Modeling Environment (plug) and any CAPE-OPEN Thermo 1.1 property package can be used in Aspen HYSYS for process calculations (socket). As with version 1.0 of the CAPE-OPEN Plug, the 1.1 CAPE-OPEN Plug uses Aspen COMThermo Workbench as the physical property engine. Aspen HYSYS also continues to support the CAPE-OPEN Thermo 1.0 interface.

Enhancements to the Hydrate Utility


The following enhancements have been made to the Hydrate utility: x x Inconsistencies that sometime occur between information shown on the Design and Performance tabs were resolved. Additional useful information on the hydrate formation predictions was added to the Design and Performance tabs:
o o o o o

Equilibrium phases at the hydrate formation condition. Inhibitor calculation inclusion. Detailed calculation mode (2-phase or 3-phase models). Calculation mode employed in the case of Ice Forms First. Hydrate type(s) formed

Discontinuities in hydrate predictions between different equilibrium regions have been eliminated. Smooth transitions are obtained between:
o o

Aqueous-vapor-hydrate and aqueous-liquid hydrocarbon-hydrate regions. Vapor-hydrate and aqueous-vapor-hydrate regions.

As shown in the following figures (a mixture of methane and i-butane), a discontinuity that appears from the hydrate calculation in Aspen HYSYS 2006 does not occur in the 2006.5 version.
HYSYS 2006
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Pressure [kPa]

10000

1000

100 0 5 10 15 Hydrate Form ation Tem perature [C]

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HYSYS 2006.5
100000

Pressure [kPa]

10000

1000

100 0 5 10 15 Hydrate Form ation Tem perature [C]

Hydrate prediction in another transition region between the two-phase (V-H) equilibrium and the three-phase (Lw-H-V) equilibrium has also been improved. As shown in the following figures, a discontinuity that appears from the hydrate calculation in Aspen HYSYS 2006 does not occur in the current version.
HYSYS 2006
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Gas phase water content [lb/MMscf]

10

1 -5 0 5 10 15 20 Hydrate Form ation Tem perature [C]

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HYSYS 2006.5
100
Gas phase water content [lb/MMscf]

10

1 -5 0 5 10 15 20 Hydrate Form ation Tem perature [C]

With the improved algorithm, a consistent and reasonable hydrate prediction is obtained for: x x x x Hydrate formation at stream conditions. Formation temperature at stream pressure. Formation pressure at stream temperature. Hydrate line in the envelope utility.

Enhancements for Alternative Energy


To enable the modeling of the bio-diesel process, Triolein compound was added to the Aspen HYSYS 2006.5 component library. Triolein is a triglyceride that is frequently used to represent the reactant oil. Also, an example of the water-wash unit of a bio-diesel process was added to the sample files delivered with the Aspen HYSYS installation.

Glycol Property Package Enhancements


The following enhancements were made to the Glycol property package: x Binary interaction parameters (BIPs) for interaction between hydrocarbon components with water (95), methanol (35), and nitrogen (3) have been added for 133 binary pairs. These additional parameters should allow more accurate representation of glycol process using TEG as well as any systems that contain these components. The new set of binary interaction parameters were satisfactorily tested against experimental data. Some deficiencies related to its infinite pressure mixing rules have been resolved. As a result, the model is more reliable and can reliably predict vapor pressure of pure compounds. The display of the BIPs values on the Fluid Package, Binary Coeffs form now reflects the actual values used by the package and enables you to enter your own values. For water-hydrocarbon component pair with missing BIPs, a new strategy based on the TST EOS is used to estimate the missing values so that reasonable mutual solubilities (generally low) can be obtained.

x x

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Enthalpy methods on the Fluid Package, Parameters form have been enhanced to include the Lee-Kesler and Glycol package EOS in addition to the default Cavett method.

Changes to COSTALD Liquid Density Model


The COSTALD liquid density (molar volume) model includes the effect of pressure. In previous versions, the Chueh-Prausnitz model is used. In this version, the Tait equation was added to the Fluid Package, Parameters form. In addition, an issue with the CheuhPrausnitz implementation was corrected.

DBR Amines Property Package Version 7.3


Release 2006.5 includes the following enhancements to version 7.3 of the DBR Amines property package: x x Support for activators (piperazine). Representation of the approach to equilibrium.

Support for Activators (Piperazine)


The use of aqueous methyldiethanolamine (MDEA) in the sour gas treatment is popular for its selectivity in removing H2S from streams containing H2S, CO2, and hydrocarbons. However, MDEA was found to be inadequate in many cases where a large amount of CO2 removal is also required. The process can be improved significantly by adding an activator such as Piperazine to the aqueous MDEA solution. This version of the DBR Amine property package supports Piperazine.

Approach to Equilibrium
In this version, the approach to equilibrium is represented in terms of partial pressure, that is, the ratio of the partial pressure of an acid gas in rich solution leaving the absorber over that in the feed gas at the bottom condition of the absorber. This substitutes the 75 to 80% assumption of previous versions.

Enhancements to Oil Environment: Import PIMS assays


Previously, only assays in binary ".oil" format could be imported. In HYSYS 2006.5, PIMSgenerated assay files in ".csv" format can be imported into the Oil Environment. Since many of the commercial assay generator tools can convert their assay format to PIMS ".csv" format, this new feature opens the possibility of importing assays from many third party vendors. HYSYS does not support detailed petroleum properties (such as sulphur or RON), so when these properties are imported from PIMS, assays are stored as user curves.

HYSYS Input Summary


An Input Summary was added to the HYSYS Flowsheet Summary (Flowsheet | Flowsheet Summary | Input Summary tab in the HYSYS main menu or Simulation | View XML and select Input Summary). This view provides a summary of all the user-entered values

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in the HYSYS flowsheet. In other words, this summary does not include unit-operation default-values or values calculated by HYSYS when solving the flowsheet.

Compressor and Expander Enhancements


The following enhancements were made for compressors and expanders: x x x x x Fan Laws were implemented to predict compressor discharge laws with a single curve An option was added that allows you to select the extrapolation algorithm (linear or quadratic) for speeds outside the range provided in the curves. When data is pasted into a compressor curve window, the number of rows automatically increases to fit the pasted data. The IGV (Inlet guide vanes) option is now available for the Expander operation. The compressor performance map shows the history trail of compressor operating points in dynamics. The program gives you options to set the number of points that you want kept on the plot. Surge and Stonewall curves are included on the compressor plot. Existing compressor curves can be duplicated.

x x

TASC+- Utility for Design of Shell and Tube Exchangers and Air Coolers
Heat Exchanger and Air Cooler Design can be achieved through two new HYSYS utilities that use the link HYSYS-Tasc+. The utility is associated with a Heat Exchanger or Air Cooler. In the case of the Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger, the utility uses one of the built-in HYSYS models, such as the end point method, the weighted method, or one of the rating models. Based on the process information extracted from the heat exchanger, the utility uses TASC+ to perform a detailed design of the exchanger. You now have the option to automatically update the process data from the simulation results and retrigger the design at the end of the simulation run. This allows the design results to be part of an optimization run or a case study. Also, the design results can be transferred to the associated heat exchanger. As a result of the transfer, the model in the exchanger is automatically switched to the TASC+ model.

Air Cooler
Significant enhancements were made to the robustness of the air cooler convergence. This solved several convergence issues reported in the last year. To add flexibility, you can now also control the maximum number of iterations and the tolerance of the algorithm for the HYSYS air cooler model.

Robustness and Usability of HYSYS SQP Optimizer


The following issues related to usability, and the convergence and stability of the Hyprotech SQP optimization algorithm were addressed in this release x x The Hyprotech SQP solver step converged on many optimization problems. The Hyprotech SQP Optimizer took a long time to converge to a solution.

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x x x

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

HYSYS Spreadsheet Enhancements


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

PFD Usability Enhancements


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

Aspen HYSYS Dynamics


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

Support of Aspen Dynamics in Aspen Simulation Workbook


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

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Trend plots and profile plots

ANSI/ISA Option for Valve Sizing


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

Temperature Cross-Over for Heat Exchanger Models


A new algorithm was implemented which prevents erroneous temperature cross-overs in Air Coolers and Heat Exchangers.

LNG Robustness Enhancements


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

Fidelity Features Always Active


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

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

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

Test cases which previously exhibited these issues now behave correctly.

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

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

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Whats Fixed
The following provides information about issues fixed in release 2006.5.
Issue Number

Issue Description

Issue Resolution

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

CQ00228661

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

CQ00190967

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

CQ00259448

CQ00272109

Column now correctly updates outlet streams when loading a case.

CQ00273342

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

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Issue Number Heat Transfer CQ00256160

Issue Description

Issue Resolution

HYSYS crashed when deleting energy streams attached to heater/coolers in cases loaded from XML. The HYSYS-MUSE link required the installation of TASC. Fired Heaters crashed when the user tried to specify the inner wall temperatures. Heaters and coolers that were linked to a spreadsheet could not be ignored and un-ignored from the spreadsheet. HTFS+ pressure drop multipliers were not accepted as Aspen HTFS+ user specifications. The Nozzle distance-to-tubesheet on the tube side changed when the Nozzle distance-totube-sheet on the shell side was changed. HYSYS crashed when running a simulation that uses the detailed heat model of the dynamic in a steady-state rating model. Incorrect Air Mass Flow Rate was reported in the ACOL+ model of the air cooler. Compressor curves showed incorrect over-specification. If the user is or has been in dynamic mode and deletes a stream connected to a pump, HYSYS might crash when the case is saved. Composition Profiles of Plug Flow Reactors (PFRs) with molar/mass/liq vol flow were not displayed correctly. In Steady-state Mode, the Dynamics tab of any reactor property view (Gibbs, Equilibrium, Conversion) displayed a checkbox without any description.

HYSYS no longer crashes after deleting a stream when it is loaded from XML.

CQ00256372 CQ00261675

The link now works without requiring TASC. You can now specify inner wall temperatures with no crash. You can now ignore or un-ignore heaters and coolers from the spreadsheet.

CQ00262275

CQ00267471

HTFS+ pressure drop multipliers are now accepted from the Method Analysis page. These two parameters are now independent.

CQ00267665

CQ00272583

HYSYS no longer crashes in this situation.

CQ00272689

An incorrect unit conversion was fixed. The correct Air Mass Flow Rate is now reported. Error messages have been corrected. HYSYS no longer crashes under these circumstances.

Rotary Equipment CQ00259040 CQ00284069

Reactors CQ00262326 Composition Profiles of PFR are now displayed when the user switches the component basis to Molar Flow, Mass Flow, or Liquid Volume Flow. The check box and its description now only appear when running HYSYS in Dynamics Mode.

CQ00263097

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Issue Number Separators CQ00148970

Issue Description

Issue Resolution

Some consistency errors due to invalid input for the Real Separator were not clear.

The following changes in the Horizontal Vessel Carryover correlation for a separator prevent these consistency errors: x The user can only specify values for the Inlet device efficiency when the Inlet device type is User defined x The user can only specify values for and the Gas Load factor when the Exit device type is User defined. HYSYS no longer gives the consistency error in this situation.

CQ00158019

HYSYS would give a consistency error in a two-phase separator when a three-phase stream was fed to separator and carryover was specified. HYSYS crashed if the feed stream to a separator was not pressure specified and had a spreadsheet cell attached to it. The pipe segment did not detect pressure over-specification. PIPESYS extensions failed to load when there was a previous version of HYSYS installed in the machine. When you set the pipe segment to calculate heat transfer in air but set the velocity to zero, the resulting HTC is incorrect.

CQ00276630

HYSYS no longer crashes in this situation.

Pipe Operations CQ00258970 CQ00265148 An appropriate check was added to the pipe segment. PIPESYS extension will now load with a previous version of HYSYS installed on the machine. The flow regime for the heat transfer from a HYSYS pipe segment to the environment is now reported to the trace window. This message will warn users when the forced convection correlation used to estimate the ambient heat transfer coefficient is not appropriate. A problem with the .dll files has been fixed and the Slug Calculation tool now works. It now works as designed.

CQ00267370

CQ00268772

Slug Calculation Tool in the HYSYS Pipe Segment did not work.

Electrolyte Operations CQ00262090 The neutralizer operation did not retain the maximum number of iterations specified by the user after saving and reloading the case. HYSYS crashed when updating the column component estimates.

CQ00288615

HYSYS no longer crashes in this situation.

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Issue Number

Issue Description

Issue Resolution

Logical Operations CQ00201067 The Adjust operation in certain cases performed only one iteration at a time and it did not converge. The recip compressor operation was corrected to calculate the compressor speed when the proper data is available; the Adjust now works properly. It now works as designed.

Cutter CQ00251830 The Remove Cutter button in the stream cutter operation was not functional. The Depressuring utility gave different answers in 2004.2 and 2006. The Fisher Valve gave very different initial flow rates in 2006 compared to previous HYSYS versions. When user selected Fire API 521 mode, the C2 could be modified to become 1 instead of 0.82.

Depressuring Utility CQ00244725 A factor used in the valve flow equation has been corrected and now the answers are consistent. An issue in the valve has been fixed.

CQ00287951

CQ00288906

C2=0.82 is now given when working with API 521.

Properties/Thermodynamics CQ00239051 Pressure has no effect on enthalpy calculation for Glycol Package. Different components could not be selected for stability tests in different property packages. After a set of components was selected for the stability test, the same set needed to be used for every property package. User-supplied Binary Interaction Parameters of library components were reset by adding crude assay or recalculating crude assay in the Oil Environment. The user was unable to set or change the binary parameters for COMThermo Property Packages. In Oil characterization, when calculating bulk kinematic viscosity values based on entered bulk dynamic viscosities, HYSYS was incorrectly using density at standard conditions. The Glycol property package had a memory leak that could lead to a crash when running a column. Enthalpy calculation has been redesigned and it now works as intended. Different property packages can now have different components for stability testing.

CQ00251376

CQ00251380

User-specified BIPs are now saved.

CQ00258952

The user is now able to set or change the binary parameters for COMThermo Property Packages. This issue has been fixed.

CQ00262044

CQ00263814

Memory leak has been fixed.

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Issue Number

Issue Description

Issue Resolution

Properties/Thermodynamics CQ00264205 When a user specified bulk viscosity instead of viscosity curves for a heavy oil assay, HYSYS was not always able to calculate the correct bulk viscosity due to the limitation of Twu correlation model towards the heavy end of the curve. The Modify H2 critical properties option on the Fluid Package | Parameter tab was not implemented correctly for PR, SRK, Sour PR, and Sour SRK property packages. The option applied to every property package and not only the selected one. Amine package predicted incorrect flash temperature for pure water stream if the vapor fraction of the stream is specified. Recalculating blend viscosity sometimes crashed the oil manager if the modified assay generated a smaller number of components than the original. Previous releases reported the power generated by centrifugal compressors with reverse fluid flow as negative, even when the generated fluid head and impeller speed rotational speed were positive. In a few isolated cases in previous releases, the total material inventory could significantly exceed the actual physical volume. In the 2006 release, a valve with holdup option and no heat input gave a wrong prediction for the outlet temperature. In addition, the time taken to attain mass balance at the inlet/outlet streams was unrealistic for this valve option. User was unable to connect compressor On/Off switch to Cause and Effect Matrix. HYSYS now uses extrapolation towards the heavy end of the curve and now calculates the correct bulk viscosity.

CQ00269137

This issue was fixed, and this option was also modified to include Helium so that critical properties of both H2 and Helium can be modified.

CQ00284150

An upgrade to the Amine package fixed this problem.

CQ00284547

HYSYS no longer crashes in this situation.

HSYSY Dynamics CQ00222963 It now works as designed.

CQ00223379

This large discrepancy is now corrected to within 0.1%.

CQ00248561

This issue has been fixed.

CQ00249721

The Electric Motor now has On/Off functionality.

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Issue Number

Issue Description

Issue Resolution

Properties/Thermodynamics CQ00258424 Dynamic simulations of pipe networks that required a long running time (e.g., a couple of hours) would crash due to a memory leak in the HYSYS Pipe segment. Holdup compositions changed when heat was added, but would work correctly with Close component material and energy balance selected. Area for detailed heat loss model is not displayed. It applies to all unit operations using the model in dynamics. A Valve inserted in the feed stream that is connected to a pipe segment caused incorrect results in dynamic simulations. Transfer function offsets were restricted to the specified range. The valve opening was incorrectly reported for a given Controller OP for a Fail Open valve type in Reverse mode. Previous implementation of reverse and low flow rates through valves resulted in ill-conditioned pressureflow matrices that led to premature termination of dynamic simulations. Sudden valve opening or closure in the 2006 release resulted in unphysical spikes in the predicted changes in flow rate with time that far exceeds the rated valve capacity. External applications might try to write to a Published Spreadsheet cell containing a formula. The Delete command on the context menu for a published variable did not work. HYSYS did not install files required to connect directly to the Avocet Data Server in the desired path. The Delete button of Published Variables worked intermittently. Memory leak has been eliminated and HYSYS no longer crashes in this situation.

CQ00265380

Holdup compositions no longer change in this situation.

CQ00268140

The area is now displayed.

CQ00271260

The material stream properties are now properly updated and the results are now correct. This limitation has been eliminated. The valve opening is now correctly reported.

CQ00276012 CQ00277028

CQ00284034

Current implementation ensures realistic switching of flow direction.

CQ00288996

This issue has been fixed.

Online Connectivity CQ00252935 Published Spreadsheet Cells with formulas are now designated as Read Only. Right-clicking the variable and selecting Delete deletes the variable. The path for interoperability files with Avocet IAM (former OSE) can now be set through the preferences (Files page). The Delete button now works properly.

CQ00255405

CQ00255410

CQ00255891

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Issue Number

Issue Description

Issue Resolution

General PFD and Workbook CQ00252400 HYSYS crashed when the user would copy and paste all the selected objects in the flowsheet. Vapor phase component mole fraction was not reported correctly in the workbook in the sub-flowsheet. The Objective function did not change even though the value of one of the components changed. HYSYS no longer crashes in this situation. Workbook Components Fractions display now show the correct values.

CQ00265410

Optimizer CQ00160342 The Objective Function value displayed in the Optimizer window now changes accordingly when the Unit Set is changed in the Optimizer Spreadsheet. The Optimizer can now be stopped successfully by pressing the Stop button at any time. Copy/Paste is now functional.

CQ00273720

Stop button in the Optimizer did not work.

Integration with Aspen Simulation Workbook (ASW) CQ00218852 Many of the HYSYS Dynamic Holdup variables would not copy and paste into ASW. In the HYSYS adapter, the user cannot copy any variables from column sub-flowsheet. HYSYS failed to copy/paste from the surge controller form.

CQ00291906

Copy/Paste is now functional.

CQ00292582

Copy/Paste is now functional.

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Aspen HYSYS Upstream

Product Description
AspenTech is excited to deliver the next phase of HYSYS Upstream with this release. HYSYS Upstream extends the upstream capabilities of the HYSYS simulation environment in two main areas: x x Thermodynamics: HYSYS Upstream extends HYSYS capabilities using the key upstream thermodynamic methods, Black Oils and PVT. Hydraulics: HYSYS Upstream delivers mechanisms for integrating with production field models with built-in industry-leading well and flowline modeling tools including PIPESIM from Schlumberger, Aspen Hydraulics, and OLGA 2000 from Scandpower.

Using the HYSYS Upstream option allows consistent thermodynamics and models across an integrated asset. These holistic models create powerful tools to make better decisions on Oil and Gas assets to improve the return on capital.

New Features and Enhancements


Release 2006.5 includes the following new features and enhancements: x x x x Enhancements to Aspen Hydraulics Compositional Dynamic Solver. Enhancement to the composition OLGA link operation. New product allocation utility. Additional enhancements to Aspen Hydraulics.

Aspen Hydraulics Compositional Dynamic Solver


The composition of streams can now be tracked by the Aspen Hydraulics solver during dynamic simulations. This allows a more accurate prediction of phase composition and the estimation of thermodynamic and transport properties in the pipe network. The model supports two mass transfer modes, advection only and equilibrium-relaxation. The equilibrium-relaxation model accounts for evaporation and condensation within nonequilibrium conditions.

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Compositional OLGA Link


The OLGA link extension in HYSYS supports compositional tracking through the pipe network. The composition of the inlet streams to the OLGA link operation can now be included in the simulation performed by OLGA. In addition, the compositions calculated by OLGA for the outlet streams can be passed back to HYSYS in order to improve the calculations performed in operations downstream from the OLGA link.

Production Allocation Utility


A new HYSYS Upstream type-library was created that has an interface for the production allocation utility. The following methods are exposed through the new type library: BasisFilter, AddSourceStream, RemoveSourceStream, ReportStream, Results, and SourceStreams. Also new for this version, the production allocation utility can perform calculations for cases with multiple fluid packages, and lumper/delumper unit operations can be included in the scope of the utility. For example, if the number of components of a stream is reduced by a fluid package transition or by a lumper, then the allocation utility can still operate on the flowsheet.

Aspen Hydraulics Additional Enhancements


Release 2006.5 includes the following enhancements to Aspen Hydraulics: x x Enhancements to wall and insulation temperatures in Dynamics. Enhancements to temperature and pressure limits.

Wall and Insulation Temperatures Saved on Switch to Dynamics


Upon switching from steady-state to dynamics, wall and insulation temperatures are saved from the steady state simulation and are used to initialize the dynamic simulation. This significantly improves the stability of the dynamic simulation.

Temperature and Pressure Limits in Dynamic-Solver Property Table


Also in this version, temperature and pressure limits in the dynamic-solver property table can be modified. Previously, Aspen Hydraulics used fixed limits on temperature (-100C to 400C) and pressure (0.5 to 400 Bar) for the property table generation. Any temperature or pressure outside these limits caused the dynamic solver to fail. Now, these limits can be customized. This is particularly useful for steam pipeline simulations.

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

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Whats Fixed
The following provides information about issues fixed in release 2006.5.
Issue Number CQ00210947 Issue Description The synthetic component balance used in an Aspen Hydraulics dynamic simulation was not working properly for three phase models. The Aspen Hydraulics sub-flowsheet did not use the binary interaction parameters set for HYSYS PengRobinson in the Basis Environment. The dynamic solver was unable to start after loading cases with slugging. The Steady State Valve was using the throat diameter incorrectly for a gate valve. Issue Resolution This issue is fixed in 2006.5.

Aspen Hydraulics CQ00214679 This problem is now fixed and the binary interaction parameters are passed to the COMThermo Property Package used by Aspen Hydraulics. Aspen Hydraulics now successfully continues the integration when the integrator is restarted after reloading the case. The implementation now uses an equivalent diameter based on the gate valve characteristic which requires a constant throat diameter and a variable openness fraction. This issue is fixed in 2006.5.

CQ00217847

CQ00255390

CQ00268580

Topology changes made during an Aspen Hydraulics dynamic simulation were not accounted for in the simulation. Hydraulics sub-flowsheets with multiple outlet streams did not solve correctly. The Aspen Hydraulics multi-segment pipe did not load correctly when saved in dynamics mode. Changing Property Packages in Dynamics Mode resulted in the case failing to solve. If there was reverse flow in a pipe, a math error occurred because the negative flow rate was raised to a fractional power. Aspen Hydraulics failed to load cases where sub-flowsheet variables are connected to the HYSYS Databook. Aspen Hydraulics crashed when viewing heat transfer page in multipipe segments where the insulation has inner wall temperature has not been set.

CQ00268635

Now reference temperatures for product blocks are automatically set when models from 2004.2 are read into 2006.5. This issue is fixed in 2006.5.

CQ00268894

CQ00271070

This issue is fixed in 2006.5.

CQ00272703

An absolute value operation was added so that the dimensionless numbers are properly calculated. The problem is fixed in version 2006.5 The problem is fixed in 2006.5

CQ00273600

CQ00273718

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Issue Number CQ00275090

Issue Description Multi-pipe segments failed to solve when the heat loss option was on and it was left with default conditions, e.g., zero velocity of external medium When using the HTFS method, Aspen Hydraulics SS calculation resulted in a pressure drop with loss of elevation. If a Hydraulics case created in 2004.2 has spreadsheet cells that import from/export to operations in a Hydraulics sub-flowsheet, the case will not be properly recalled in versions 2006. Molar entropy predicted in the Aspen Hydraulics sub-flowsheet was wrong. When using the General Equation for dead oil viscosity, streams did not solve correctly because the necessary information is not passed across the unit operation. HYSYS crashed when estimating Gas Phase composition

Issue Resolution The problem is fixed in 2006.5

CQ00276777

The HTFS calculation method now correctly accounts for inclined pipe slopes. The problem is fixed in 2006.5

CQ00284280

CQ00287802 Black Oils CQ00221229

The problem is fixed in version 2006.5 The issue is fixed in version 2006.5

CQ00230081

A three-phase black oil transition now only executes if the inlet stream is black oil and the outlet stream is NOT black oil. This avoids crashes in certain situations. XML cases with black oil transitions in stream cutters from v2004.2 can be read into v2006.5. Heat exchangers no longer report a false temperature cross. This issue is fixed in 2006.5.

CQ00240649

HYSYS crashed on opening xml case involving Black Oil Translator. When using black oil streams, Heat Exchangers gave false temperature cross warnings. Cases with spreadsheet exporting standard liquid volume flow crashed because the properties for black-oil streams did not appear as calculated (in black font) when the values were exported from a spreadsheet. Pipe segment did not solve for Estimate HTC option for heat transfer for black oil streams.

CQ00260611

CQ00273782

CQ00273787

Now, cases created in 2006 that use the Gas composition option in a black oil model will correctly solve when opened in 2006.5.

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Aspen Icarus Evaluation Technology

Technology Description
The Icarus Evaluation Engine (Icarus Evaluation Technology) provides state-of-the-art economic evaluation services to the entire Aspen Icarus product suite: Aspen Icarus Project Manager, Aspen Icarus Process Evaluator, and Aspen Kbase.

New Features and Enhancements


Release 2006.5 includes the following new features and enhancements: x x x x x x x x x x Changes to 2007 cost-basis update pricing. New design and estimating methodology for project estimation in Middle Eastern countries. New option to delete sub-headers for steam heat tracing. Enhancement to the electrical grounding model. A field for Wind Exposure category based on ASCE7 is added under project civil specs. A field for skirt thickness is provided for equipment with skirts. Civil Material and Man-hour quantities are revised for all foundations. A new Dump Charge field is added for Hauling and Dumping. Changes to the Canal/Gutter model. Improved Models for Centrifugal Gas Compressor and Cartridge Filter

2007 Cost Basis Update Pricing Changes


The pricing basis for this release was updated to the First Quarter 2007. The table below summarizes an approximation of the changes from the 2006.0 version of Aspen Icarus (that is, 2006 pricing basis). These results were obtained by running a general benchmark project containing a representative mix of equipment found in a gas processing plant. In addition to pricing changes, model enhancements and bug corrections have affected overall percentage differences. Your results may differ based on the overall mix of equipment, bulk items, and specified materials contained in your project.

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Category

Percent Change from 26/5 (2007 Basis) vs. 2006.0 US UK 6.9% 5.2% 8.9% 13.1% 2.4% 5.9% 9.0% 4.1% JP 7. 3% 30.7% 19.1% 24.9% 15.7% 8.4% 35.0% 37.3% EU 8.0% 13.7% 14.0% 16.2% -7.6% 14.6% 5.7% 3.4%

Equipment Piping Civil Steel Instrumentation Electrical Insulation Paint

6.9% 8.3% 6.2% 9.7% 9.3% 10.1% 12.1% 2.3%

In general, the following pricing changes were observed: x x x x Carbon Steel plate pricing has shown nominal increases of approximately 4%. Based on vendor data, Carbon Steel seamless tube pricing has shown an increase of approximately 9%. Based on vendor data, Carbon Steel welded tube pricing has shown a slight decrease. Based on vendor data, pricing for structural steel shapes have changed per the following in the US Basis:
o o o o o o o o

Ladders with Cages ~ +1% Ladders without Cages ~ +6% Grating ~ +17% Handrails no change Stair Channels ~ +16% Stair Treads ~ +6% Platforms ~ +35% Bracing Steel ~ +6%

x x x x x x

Increased Nickel pricing and continued worldwide demand resulted in significant increases for stainless steel plate (> 30%). Based on vendor data, pricing for stainless steel welded tubing has increased (10 to 30%). Based on vendor data, pricing for stainless steel seamless tubing has changed from 4 to +12%. Titanium pricing has increased significantly (> 40%). Nickel and Molybdenum prices have increased significantly resulting in substantial price increases for such materials as Hastelloy, Inconel, and Monel. Changes in copper pricing have resulted in the following:
o o o

Copper sheet increases on the order of 5% Copper tubing increases on the order of 25% Cable for Area Grounding increases on the order of 150 to 200% (depending on country base)

A recalibration of the Japanese Basis has resulted in significant changes as shown above. Projected or Estimated annual increases have been updated with Actual changes from the past 5 years.

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x x

Japanese and US Engineering wage rates have changed significantly (in some instances) based on recent survey data. A recalibration of EU instrumentation estimation was completed to bring pricing results more in line with expected values. This resulted in a decrease in EU instrument pricing as shown in the table above.

New project-estimation option for Middle Eastern countries


The design and estimating methodology for project estimation in Middle Eastern countries was added to the Aspen Kbase, Icarus Project Evaluator, and Icarus Project Manager products. A new country base, ME for Middle Eastern countries was added to the existing list of countries US, UK, EU, and JP. This option allows cost estimators to create projects based on the design and estimate requirements of Middle Eastern countries. For a ME country based project, the country location is Dhahran, Saudi Arabia and all project costs are reported in Saudi Arabia Riyal (SAR).

Piping
An option to delete sub-headers for steam heat tracing was added to the system in the area and project piping design basis. The system will not develop steam supply and return subheaders for steam heat tracing when the delete option is selected.

Electrical Grounding
Electrical grounding model was enhanced to include trenching, backfilling, underground conduit etc.

Wind Exposure Category


x A field for Wind Exposure category based on ASCE7 is added under project civil specs. You can select B, C or D for wind exposure. C is the default value used by the system. Wind force and seismic calculation details and Icarus defaults for wind coefficients are added to the document.

Skirt Thickness
A field for Skirt thickness is now provided for equipment items requiring skirts. If you specify a skirt thickness, that value is used for the skirt thickness, otherwise the system calculates the skirt thickness.

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Civil Material and Man Hour


Civil Material and Man-hour quantities are revised for all foundations. A field at the project level civil specs (Kbase and IPM only) is available, and you can select either New or Old Civil Table. The revised Material/Man-hour table is the default and there are significant differences between New and Old Table. If you use an external file, two templates CivMatMH.dat (a new template) and CivMatMH-old.dat (the old template) are available. You can select either template and then modify the file or select an existing customer file.

Hauling and Dumping


For Hauling & Dumping, a new field is available for Dump charges. You can now specify the Unit cost of fill and Dump charges separately. Dump charges are reported to COA 415 and Unit cost of fill are reported to COA 416.

Canal and Gutter Model


For Canal/Gutter model, the model uses the material and man-hours from the basin (type 10) model, but if width and depth are less than 3 feet, structure is considered small and Man-hour for concrete pour and finish and man-hour for Formwork installation are adjusted.

Improved Models for Centrifugal Gas Compressor and Cartridge Filter


The cost estimation models for Centrifugal gas compressor (horizontal) and Cartridge filters have been updated. For centrifugal compressors, the range of inputs for inlet actual flow rate and design gauge pressure at outlet was increased. For filter the liquid flow rate input range was increased.

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

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Whats Fixed
The following provides information about issues fixed in release 2006.5.

Need to provide a description and the resolution. If not added, at minimum I am going to enter a comment the issues were fixed.

Issue Number CQ00245721 CQ00132831 CQ00132851 CQ00229420

Issue Description Excel Reporter: Project Metrics Report -no/wrong uom with value Error generating IPM Excel Reports for List of Equipment Reporter Bug: Another Error in Other> Equipment List excel report Project Title field not populated in List of Components & List of Equipment Excel Reports and report locked Word Type documentation cannot generate under Japanese OS. Create new instrument loop report with loop modifications listed Request for Area Item Summary Report in Excel Cannot save to word documents in Icarus reporter Reporter: Interested in Excel reports project equipment listing On the Overall Item summary the Key Qty in tonnes does not match the weight in KG Create new multi-item item report(Maxi-block, design datasheet, details) New Excel Equipment Summary Report Include detailed indirect cost report in Excel reports Instrument Pricing for EU Country Basis needs adjusting for 2007 Update

Issue Resolution

CQ00215430 CQ00121003 CQ00129749 CQ00153261 CQ00085064 CQ00140503

CQ00097058

CQ00288958 CQ00156416 CQ00272964

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Issue Number CQ00056163

Issue Description Site work item should use area spec for soil type - Remove soil type requirement on form Additional field to the instrumentation bulks for quoted CV, 2nd CV online (created new CQ for 2nd CV 061606) Electrical grounding item - want pvc conduit with no elbow Electrical grounding item - wants more wire size options, and trenching and backfill options Make corrections in Chapter 22 of ICRef.pdf Ability to copy and paste multiple components at the same time. Icarus reference - spelling, typo errors Allow copy/paste for the Installation bulks manhour additions form When I close a report, it's image still remains on the screen. This is nonproductive and confusing. Description needs to be changed for the GAS and LIQUID FLOW rate fields Error information display wrong Better error message needed when capital cost report not found Unselecting a library item from project basis Make chapter numbers in Icarus Ref like those in 2004.2 In Icarus Reference Guide, make links at beginning of chapters live

Issue Resolution

CQ00056081

CQ00123908 CQ00123909

CQ00253457 CQ00135597 CQ00255078 CQ00187770 CQ00056958

CQ00161285

CQ00275540 CQ00089809 CQ00088894 CQ00267795 CQ00267796

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Aspen Icarus Process Evaluator

Product Description
Aspen Icarus Process Evaluator (IPE) provides a window into the economic viability of a particular process or project. Aspen IPE automatically selects and creates a sized equipment list. It then develops detailed designs with the associated capital costs and construction and engineering man-hours. It also produces return-on-investment (ROI) reports. The equipment list, designs, and ROI reports are all directly linked to your flowsheet and /or process simulation output. Most importantly, Aspen IPE provides these detailed evaluations of process alternatives early in the life of a project. Aspen IPE enables management to focus the engineering process on business prioritiesby enabling you to integrate business considerations with sophisticated engineering analysis. With more timely and accurate engineering information, management can make faster, better informed, and more confident decisions. Aspen IPE enables more effective strategic planning, faster reaction to market developments, and improved efficiency; which enhances your competitive position. Aspen IPE can work from your sized equipment list or can size equipment from your simulator-generated heat and material balance. You can identify the impact of your scope definition on cost and profit early, quickly, and inexpensively, thereby eliminating the need for expensive change orders for revisions that typically arise during later design stages. Pumps, storage tanks, and other offsite equipment are generally disregarded during process simulation. These and other items can be easily added to your scope definition using the graphical interface in Aspen IPE.

New Features and Enhancements


Release 2006.5 includes the following new and enhanced features: x x x x x New Icarus Process Evaluator reports Sizing of Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers in Aspen ICARUS products using HTFS+ (Teams). Updated Categories for Simulator Units of Measure. Non-graphical volumetric model (see Kbase for more information). Updated design defaults.

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New Icarus Process Evaluator Reports


Release 2006.5 includes the following new Evaluator Reports: x x x x x Equipment Summary and List of Equipment Reports. Summary Reports in Excel. Indirect Cost Excel Reports. Instrument Loop Excel Report New Item Summaries & Installation Details Reports by Component ID

Equipment Summary and List of Equipment Reports in Excel


Release 2006.5 includes the following new equipment summary and list of equipment reports in Excel: x x x x x Equipment Summary report shows Direct Cost, Equipment Cost, and Bulk costs. List of Equipment Contractor report lists of all Project Equipment and related information at Contractor level List of Equipment Report Group report lists of all Project Equipment and related information at Report Group level List of Equipment Area report list of all Project Equipment and related information at Area level Material Unit Costs report provided a listing of all project equipment unit costs per weight unit.

Summary Reports in Excel


Release 2006.5 includes the following new reports in Excel: x x x x COA Group Summaries Combined by Area report provides Total Direct Cost (TDC) summary for all accounts at COA group by Area Item Summaries - Combined by Area report provides the TDC summary by Area, presented with key quantities as an item level. COA Group Summaries Combined by Report Group provides the Total Direct Cost (TDC) summary for all accounts at COA group by Report Group Item Summaries - Combined by Report Group report provides the TDC summary by Report Group, presented with key quantities as an item level.

Indirect Cost Excel Reports: New Reports


Release 2006.5 includes the following new Indirect Cost Excel Reports: x x Project Indirect Summary: Project indirect costs, presented at an intermediate COA level. Contractor Indirect Summary: Project indirect costs by contractor, presented at an intermediate COA level.

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Instrument Loop Excel Report


Release 2006.5 includes an Instrument Loop List report that provides quantity and design information by loop.

New Item Summaries & Installation Details Reports by Component ID


Release 2006.5 includes a new Existing Reports Improvements report provides information by Component Name and ID to maintain uniformity with the Cost/Quantity Rollups_Component (Maxiblock) report. The report includes information about: x x Component - Item Summary by ID Overall Installation Details by ID

Sizing of Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers in Aspen ICARUS products using HTFS+ (Teams)
Detailed mechanical design of shell and tube heat exchangers can be performed in Icarus Kbase, Icarus Process Evaluator, and Icarus Project Manager using the Teams code which is a component of Aspen HTFS+. This new feature makes it possible for you to launch Teams user interface for mechanical design of shell and tube heat exchangers from the KBase user interface. In addition, you can also use the detailed cost and weight estimation for shell and tube heat exchangers performed by Aspen HTFS+ (Teams), and import it back. Optionally, you may also choose to perform Teams design calculations in the background (without launching the UI) and import the results into Kbase. This feature is supported only with Aspen HTFS+ (2006.5) and above and is not be compatible with earlier versions of Aspen HTFS+.

Updated Categories for Simulator Units of Measure


Many units of measure in the Simulator Units of Measure categories that were classified as Miscellaneous have been moved to the correct category, for example Pressure, Temperature and Flowrate.

Non-graphical volumetric model


See Kbase for more information

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Updated Design Defaults


In Release 2006.5, several archaic IPE design defaults have been updated to better reflect common construction practices. The table below provides detail as to the old and new design defaults:

Prior Versions Estimate Date Civil Design Data Piling Type Instrument Design Data Instrument to Junction Box Thermocouple to Junction Box Electrical Design Data HV cable/wire type MV cable/wire type LV cable/wire type Lighting cable/wire type Control cable/wire type Mapping Default Hysys Column PRO II Column Units Design Criteria Trayed Towers Tray Efficiency Operating Costs Electricity Fuel Cost Utility Specifications Cooling Water IP (SI) LP Steam IP (SI) MP Steam IP (SI) HP Steam IP (SI) 55 (0.0145) 3.72 (8.18) 4.46 (9.81) 5.35 (11.77) 0.0354 2.56 1.0 CP GEN SERV CP GEN SERV (refl. pump) WC WC WC WC WC WC (with Conduit) WC Wood Jan 1, 2001

2006.5 Jan 1, 200X

Comments X represents year of Cost Update Same as Kbase

CAST WT (with Tray) WT

M-TR M-TR M-TR M-TR M-TR

CP CENTRIF

Same as Aspen +

CP CENTRIF

Same as Aspen +

0.7 0.0775 7.85 120 (0.0317) 8.14 (17.91) 9.76 (21.48) 11.71 (25.77) Cents per KWh $/MM Btu/hr Cost/MM Gal (Cost/M3) Cost/KLB (Cost/Tonne) Cost/KLB (Cost/Tonne) Cost/KLB (Cost/Tonne)

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

Whats Fixed in Release 2006.5


The following provides information about issues fixed in release 2006.5.

We need to provide information about the resolution (I made a pass at some entries (those highlighted in yellow) so reviewer needs to add something similar). If we dont provide details, at minimum I am going to add a minimum comment that the issue was fixed.
Issue Number CQ00055707 CQ00276791

Issue Description Information lost when a table is overwritten IPE User Guide v2006 documentation is incorrect on page 128 for path to templates. Reporting menu graphic misplaced in documentation. Icarus Editor help file not installed with Icarus. Add Quick Start Guide for SmartPlant 3D Aspen Icarus Interface. Clicking File | Properties on Icarus Editor causes "Debug Assertion Failed" Error Message. Grating Types in Chapter 20 Steel last page doesn't match the interface. Need updated info screen for Iceditor. Add info to dox from CQ258508. In Icarus Editor, IC2000 is listed incorrectly as a document type on the Options | Preferences | Document tab.

Issue Resolution Now provides a table of items overwritten when reloading.

CQ00267611 CQ00287974 CQ00287977

CQ00276048

CQ00277071

CQ00287975 CQ00291465 CQ00276288

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Aspen Icarus Project Manager

Product Description
Aspen Icarus Project Manager (Aspen IPM) is a fully-integrated design, estimating, scheduling, cost tracking, and reporting system for plant expansions, renovations, revamps, and retrofits. Aspen IPM is the only one of its kind that provides a complete precedence network through an embedded interface to Primavera's Project Planner - P3 for Windows, a premier scheduling package for the Engineering and Construction market. Use Aspen IPM to reduce risk in maintenance turnaround planning and maximize the return-oninvestment (ROI) of capital expenditures.

New Features and enhancements


Release 2006.5 includes the following new features and enhancements: x x x x New reports. Sizing of shell and tube heat exchangers in Aspen Icarus products using HTFS+ (Teams). New folder locations. Vista and restricted user XP support.

New Reports for Icarus Project Manager


The following new reports are available: x x x x x Equipment summary and lists of equipment reports. Summary reports in Excel. Indirect cost Excel reports. Instrument Loop Excel Report New item summaries and installation details reports by component ID

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Equipment Summary and List of Equipment Reports in Excel


The following new reports are available: x x x Equipment Summary: shows Direct Cost, Equipment Cost, and Bulk costs. List of Equipment Area: List of all Project Equipment and related information at Area level Material Unit Costs: Listing of all project equipment unit costs per weight unit.

Summary Reports in Excel


The following new summary reports are available: x x COA Group Summaries Combined by Area: Total Direct Cost (TDC) summary for all accounts at COA group by Area Item Summaries - Combined by Area: TDC summary by Area, presented with key quantities as an item level.

Indirect Cost Excel Reports


The new Project Indirect Summary report project indirect costs, presented at an intermediate COA level.

Instrument Loop Excel Report


The new Instrument Loop List report provides quantity and design information by loop.

New Item Summaries & Installation Details Reports by Component ID


The Existing Reports improvements sorts information by Component Name and ID to maintain uniformity with the Cost/Quantity Rollups_Component (Maxiblock) report: x x Component - Item Summary by ID Overall Installation Details by ID

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Sizing of Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers in Aspen Icarus products using HTFS+ (Teams)
Detailed mechanical design of shell and tube heat exchangers can be performed in Icarus Kbase, Icarus Process Evaluator, and Icarus Project Manager using the Teams code which is a component of Aspen HTFS+. This new feature makes it possible for you to launch Teams user interface for mechanical design of shell and tube heat exchangers from the KBase user interface. In addition, you can also utilize the detailed cost and weight estimation for shell and tube heat exchangers performed by Aspen HTFS+ (Teams), and import it back. Optionally, you may also choose to perform Teams design calculations in the background (without launching the UI) and import the results into Kbase. This feature is supported only with Aspen HTFS+ (2006.5) and above and is not be compatible with earlier versions of Aspen HTFS+.

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New Folder Locations


The folder structure was changed for release 2006.5. The following tables show the folder locations before release 2006.5 and the new folder structure beginning with release 2006.5.

New Aspen Icarus Folder Locations


Default Folder (Pre-2006.5) Location
Description Folder SubFolders Data Folder: Aspen Icarus 2006 Data Project Archive Data: Folder My Documents Folder (XP:C:\Documents and Settings\Use rProfileName\My Documents) (Vist a:C:\Users\UserProfileName\Docu ments ) Shared Documents Folder (XP:C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents) (Vista:C:\Users\P ublic\Public Documents ) Shared Documents Folder (XP:C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents) (Vista:C:\Users\P ublic\Public Documents )

New Default Folder (2006.5) Location


SubFolders
AspenTech\My Aspen Icarus 2006.5 Files\My Kbase Projects AspenTech\My Aspen Icarus 2006.5 Files\My IPE Projects AspenTech\My Aspen Icarus 2006.5 Files\My IPM Projects

Link

Shared Sample Project Archive Data: Libraries:

Data\Archives_Kbase Data\Archives_IPE Data\Archives_IPM

AspenTech\Shared Aspen Icarus 2006.5 Files\My Kbase Projects AspenTech\Shared Aspen Icarus 2006.5 Files\My IPE Projects AspenTech\Shared Aspen Icarus 2006.5 Files\My IPM Projects

Data\ Samples(lnk)

Data\API Custom Models Data\Building Data\Civil Data\COA Data\Currency Data\Design Data\Eml Data\Examples Data\Fittings Data\Ics Data\Indirects Data\Instr_Assem Data\Inv Data\IPESimTemplates

ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\API Custom Models Data\ ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Building Libraries(lnk) ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Civil ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\COA ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Currency ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Design ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Eml ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Examples ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Fittings ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Ics ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Indirects ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Instr_Assem ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Inv ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\IPESimTemplates
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New Aspen Icarus Folder Locations


Default Folder (Pre-2006.5) Location
Folder SubFolders Data\Load Data\Map Data\op Data\PIDs Data\PIDs\Drawings Data\Prod Data\Raw Data\Reporter Data\Reporter\CrystalRpt Libraries (cont) Data\Reporter\Database Data\Reporter\Templates Data\Reports Data\Schedule Data\Schedule\Layouts Data\Schedule\Reports Data\SizingSelection Data\StdBasis_IPE Data\StdBasis_IPM Data\StdBasis_Kbase Data\Ucl Data\Units Data\UserData Data\Utility Cache Folder: Aspen Icarus 2006\ic_cashe ic_cache\Comps Local Cache ic_cache\System System Files ic_cache\Expert Description Folder

New Default Folder (2006.5) Location


SubFolders Link ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Load ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Map ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\op ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\PIDs ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\PIDs\Drawings ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Prod ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Raw ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Reporter ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Reporter\CrystalRpt ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Reporter\Database Data\ ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Reporter\Templates Libraries(lnk) ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Reports ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Schedule ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Schedule\Layouts ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Schedule\Reports ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\SizingSelection ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\StdBasis_IPE ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\StdBasis_IPM ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\StdBasis_Kbase ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Ucl ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Units ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\UserData ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Utility ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Comps ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\System ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Expert ic_cache\ Local.lnk

Temporary Files

ic_cache\temp

Shared Working Files Folder (XP:C\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data) (Vista:C:\ProgramData\) Local User Temporary Files Folder (XP:C:\Documents and Settings\Use rProfileName\Local Settings\Temp) (Vista:C:\Users\UserProfileName\ AppData\Local\Temp)

AspenTech\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\temp

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New Aspen Icarus Folder Locations


Default Folder (Pre-2006.5) Location
Description Folder SubFolders Folder

New Default Folder (2006.5) Location


SubFolders Link My Documents\ My Aspen Icaru s Projects 2006. 5\ Cached Project.lnk

Cached Working Files

ic_cache\Projects ic_cache\Backup

Local User Working Files Folder (XP:C:\Documents and Settings\Use AspenTech\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Projects rProfileName\Local Settings\Applic AspenTech\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Backups ation Data) (Vista:C:\Users\UserPro fileName\AppData\Local)

Program(Binarys) Folders: AspenTech\Aspen Icarus 2006\Program Program\Sys Binary Program\Docs (Executable) Files Program\Help Program\Tmplproj_Kbase Program\Tmplproj_IPE Template Projects Program\Tmplproj_IPM

AspenTech\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Program Program\Sys Program\Docs Program\Help AspenTech\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Tmplproj_Kbase Shared Working Files Folder (XP:C:\Documents and Settings\All AspenTech\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Tmplproj_IPE Users\Application Data) AspenTech\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Tmplproj_IPM (Vista:C:\ProgramData\)

ic_cache\ Local.lnk

Note: The default options in Windows Explorer that hide hidden and system operating files can make some of the locations more difficult to find and navigate to, especially if you don't use the folder links.

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Vista and Restricted User XP support


Release 2006.5 adds support for Vista and running Aspen Icarus products under accounts that do not have Administrator permissions for Local Machine resources(Restricted Users). XP installations still require Local Machine Administrator permissions during the Install but the software can subsequently be run in a different account without the Administrator permissions. Doing this will trigger "Resiliency" - where the installation will configure necessary user configuration initialization the first time it is run but does not require Administrator permissions. Vista supports automatically elevating installations to have Administrator permissions so non-administrator accounts can do installations. (See Compatibility Notes below)

Compatibility Notes
The following section lists and describes compatibility notes and issues in Release 2006.5:

Support for Vista and Restricted User Installations


To support Vista and restricted user installs, it was necessary to re-organize the folder structure of Aspen Icarus products. We have adopted a Microsoft Windows Logo compliant folder structure. To assist users with navigating to the new locations, the installation creates some folder links in the old locations (See the Links column below). Below we have summarized the new locations of the folders. There are 2 locations that cannot have links in the old locations in a multiple user machine operating system like XP, however a Link was added from the My Documents folder to the less obvious location. The changes that will impact most users are the following. By default 2 project archive locations (Where your projects are stored) are created at install. The default archive is in the My Documents folder. We recommend that this is where users store there projects. The second archive is where the sample projects that are installed by default are stored and they are located in the Shared Documents folder that all users on a machine can access. The second is that the project cache folder (ic_cache\Projects) is now in the application working folder(In Windows Logo compliancy) terms which is located in the user profile\Application Data folder. To make navigating to this folder easier, a folder link Cached Projects has been created in the same folder as the project archives folders. The library files have been relocated to the shared documents folder(See the following tables).

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Whats Fixed
The following provides information about issues fixed in release 2006.5.

We need to provide information about the resolution (If we dont provide details, at minimum Im going to add a minimum comment that the issue was fixed.

Issue Number CQ00286919 CQ00284279

Issue Description Static mixer element material default is not in the drop down. Electrical costs associated with loop specifications are not being deleted when user specifies the DEML option. Getting errors with above grade or buried pipeline segment. Allow item with less than 1 in quantity in IPM spreadsheet library item i.e. ton of steel. PIPE LENGTH SPECIFIED OUT OF RANGE when specifying over 100,000 ft of 6" buried pipe, but needs to specify 163,000 ft Valve or fitting type DR (extra drains) is not available.

Issue Resolution

CQ00256006 CQ00056617 CQ00286831

CQ00240451

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Aspen Kbase

Product Description
Aspen Kbase is the state-of-the-art, fully integrated design, estimating and scheduling system designed to help you evaluate the capital cost of process plants and mills worldwidequickly, accurately and early in the project life cycle. Using as little information as your list of sized equipment and a general arrangement of your project, Aspen Kbase develops a complete, detailed engineering, procurement and construction estimate and critical path method (CPM) schedule. Because Aspen Kbase automatically performs mechanical designs for equipment and bulks, using self-contained international design, estimating, and scheduling procedures, you have the accurate, detailed answers you need at the 3-5% stage of engineering. With Aspen Kbase, you profit from early information. You can evaluate projects during the preliminary design phase, evaluate projects during the design and construction phases, and evaluate process/project design alternatives. You can evaluate scope changes, bid tabs, vendor quotes, change orders, as well as offer new services with current resources, making use of time saved by Aspen Kbase.

New Features and Enhancements


Release 2006.5 includes the following new features and enhancements: x x x x x x x x Changes to the foundation for Piperack Module. Changes to site work excavation items. Sizing of Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers in Aspen ICARUS products using HTFS+ (Teams). Non-graphical volumetric model. Automatic area sizing. New Icarus Kbase reports. New folder structure. Vista and Restricted User XP support

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Piperack Module
The foundation for Piperack Module was changed, and the Piperack Module (PRMD) foundation is now designed as FOOTING instead of MASSPOUR.

Site Work Excavation


x x For Site work excavation items, the default Material (Soil) is now based on the soil type at the area level. The Material field requirement is removed.

Sizing of Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers in Aspen ICARUS products using HTFS+ (Teams)
Detailed mechanical design of shell and tube heat exchangers can be performed in Icarus Kbase, Icarus Process Evaluator, and Icarus Project Manager using the Teams code which is a component of Aspen HTFS+. This new feature makes it possible for you to launch Teams user interface for mechanical design of shell and tube heat exchangers from the KBase user interface. In addition, you can also utilize the detailed cost and weight estimation for shell and tube heat exchangers performed by Aspen HTFS+ (Teams), and import it back. Optionally, you may also choose to perform Teams design calculations in the background (without launching the UI) and import the results into Kbase. This feature is supported only with Aspen HTFS+ (2006.5) and above and is not be compatible with earlier versions of Aspen HTFS+.

Non-graphical volumetric model


In Kbase (and IPE), an internal volumetric model consisting of P&ID (piping and instrumentation) and other installation bulks (civil, steel, electrical, paint and insulation) is associated with an equipment item. A new feature in this release populates these installation bulks without opening the graphical PID. This expedites editing of these bulk forms since no graphical updates are needed. In current Kbase system, an internal volumetric model can be replaced by: (1) an external graphical P&ID model and other installation bulks or (2) user-specified set of installation bulk items for piping, instrumentation, civil, steel, electrical, paint and insulation. The current system has no capability to attach a volumetric model created using installation bulks for equipment to other similar equipment in different projects. A new option was added in Kbase and IPE to create volumetric models for equipment using installation bulks for piping, instrumentation, civil, steel, electrical, paint and insulation and to use those models to similar equipment in any project. When a non-graphical model is attached to an equipment component, the system calculates the piping length and diameter for the piping model in the library using the parent equipments design parameter. The system provides default volumetric model libraries that include only piping and instrumentation installation bulks. The system provides options to (1) create and save nongraphical volumetric models for equipment in library files inside a project and outside a project, (2) attach non-graphical volumetric model to equipment, (3) remove non-graphical volumetric model from equipment, (4) resize piping length and diameter when the design parameters of the parent equipment is changed.

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Automatic area sizing


In Aspen Kbase, length and width (area size) specifications are required for every operational unit in a project. The system was enhanced to automatically develop the area size from the equipment components contained in each area. In Kbase, in order to activate the automatic area size calculation, the length and width of an operational unit should not be specified. This feature is not available for MODULE type area. Specifications for height or number of floors are required for structural areas.

New Icarus Kbase Reports


Release 2006.5 includes the following new Evaluator Reports: x x x x x Equipment Summary and List of Equipment Reports. Summary Reports in Excel. Indirect Cost Excel Reports. Instrument Loop Excel Report New Item Summaries & Installation Details Reports by Component ID

Equipment Summary and List of Equipment Reports


Release 2006.5 includes the following new equipment summary and list of equipment reports: x x x x x Equipment Summary report shows Direct Cost, Equipment Cost, and Bulk costs. List of Equipment Contractor report lists of all Project Equipment and related information at Contractor level List of Equipment Report Group report lists of all Project Equipment and related information at Report Group level List of Equipment Area report list of all Project Equipment and related information at Area level Material Unit Costs report provided a listing of all project equipment unit costs per weight unit.

Summary Reports in Excel


Release 2006.5 includes the following new in Excel: x x x x COA Group Summaries Combined by Area report provides Total Direct Cost (TDC) summary for all accounts at COA group by Area Item Summaries - Combined by Area report provides the TDC summary by Area, presented with key quantities as an item level. COA Group Summaries Combined by Report Group provides the Total Direct Cost (TDC) summary for all accounts at COA group by Report Group Item Summaries - Combined by Report Group report provides the TDC summary by Report Group, presented with key quantities as an item level.

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Indirect Cost Excel Reports: New Reports


Release 2006.5 includes the following new Indirect Cost Excel Reports: x x Project Indirect Summary: Project indirect costs, presented at an intermediate COA level. Contractor Indirect Summary: Project indirect costs by contractor, presented at an intermediate COA level.

Instrument Loop Excel Report


Release 2006.5 includes an Instrument Loop List report that provides quantity and design information by loop.

New Item Summaries & Installation Details Reports by Component ID


Release 2006.5 includes a new Existing Reports Improvements report provides information by Component Name and ID to maintain uniformity with the Cost/Quantity Rollups_Component (Maxiblock) report: x x Component - Item Summary by ID. Overall Installation Details by ID.

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New Folder Locations


The folder structure was changed for release 2006.5. The following tables show the folder locations before release 2006.5 and the new folder structure beginning with release 2006.5.

New Aspen Icarus Folder Locations


Default Folder (Pre-2006.5) Location
Description Folder SubFolders Data Folder: Aspen Icarus 2006 Data Project Archive Data: Folder My Documents Folder (XP:C:\Documents and Settings\Use rProfileName\My Documents) (Vist a:C:\Users\UserProfileName\Docu ments ) Shared Documents Folder (XP:C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents) (Vista:C:\Users\P ublic\Public Documents ) Shared Documents Folder (XP:C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents) (Vista:C:\Users\P ublic\Public Documents )

New Default Folder (2006.5) Location


SubFolders
AspenTech\My Aspen Icarus 2006.5 Files\My Kbase Projects AspenTech\My Aspen Icarus 2006.5 Files\My IPE Projects AspenTech\My Aspen Icarus 2006.5 Files\My IPM Projects

Link

Shared Sample Project Archive Data: Libraries:

Data\Archives_Kbase Data\Archives_IPE Data\Archives_IPM

AspenTech\Shared Aspen Icarus 2006.5 Files\My Kbase Projects AspenTech\Shared Aspen Icarus 2006.5 Files\My IPE Projects AspenTech\Shared Aspen Icarus 2006.5 Files\My IPM Projects

Data\ Samples(lnk)

Data\API Custom Models Data\Building Data\Civil Data\COA Data\Currency Data\Design Data\Eml Data\Examples Data\Fittings Data\Ics Data\Indirects Data\Instr_Assem Data\Inv Data\IPESimTemplates Data\Load Data\Map

ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\API Custom Models Data\ Libraries(lnk) ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Building ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Civil ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\COA ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Currency ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Design ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Eml ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Examples ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Fittings ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Ics ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Indirects ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Instr_Assem ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Inv ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\IPESimTemplates ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Load ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Map
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New Aspen Icarus Folder Locations


Default Folder (Pre-2006.5) Location
Folder SubFolders Data\op Data\PIDs Data\PIDs\Drawings Data\Prod Data\Raw Data\Reporter Data\Reporter\CrystalRpt Libraries (cont) Data\Reporter\Database Data\Reporter\Templates Data\Reports Data\Schedule Data\Schedule\Layouts Data\Schedule\Reports Data\SizingSelection Data\StdBasis_IPE Data\StdBasis_IPM Data\StdBasis_Kbase Data\Ucl Data\Units Data\UserData Data\Utility Cache Folder: Aspen Icarus 2006\ic_cashe ic_cache\Comps Local Cache ic_cache\System System Files ic_cache\Expert Description Folder

New Default Folder (2006.5) Location


SubFolders Link ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\op ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\PIDs ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\PIDs\Drawings ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Prod ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Raw ASPENTECH\ Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Reporter ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Reporter\CrystalRpt ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Reporter\Database Data\ ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Reporter\Templates Libraries(lnk) ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Reports ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Schedule ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Schedule\Layouts ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Schedule\Reports ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\SizingSelection ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\StdBasis_IPE ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\StdBasis_IPM ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\StdBasis_Kbase ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Ucl ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Units ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\UserData ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Utility ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Comps ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\System ASPENTECH\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Expert ic_cache\ Local.lnk

Temporary Files

ic_cache\temp

Shared Working Files Folder (XP:C\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data) (Vista:C:\ProgramData\) Local User Temporary Files Folder (XP:C:\Documents and Settings\Use rProfileName\Local Settings\Temp) (Vista:C:\Users\UserProfileName\ AppData\Local\Temp)

AspenTech\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\temp

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New Aspen Icarus Folder Locations


Default Folder (Pre-2006.5) Location
Description Folder SubFolders Folder

New Default Folder (2006.5) Location


SubFolders Link My Documents\ My Aspen Icaru s Projects 2006. 5\ Cached Project.lnk

Cached Working Files

ic_cache\Projects ic_cache\Backup

Local User Working Files Folder (XP:C:\Documents and Settings\Use AspenTech\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Projects rProfileName\Local Settings\Applic AspenTech\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Backups ation Data) (Vista:C:\Users\UserPro fileName\AppData\Local)

Program(Binarys) Folders: AspenTech\Aspen Icarus 2006\Program Program\Sys Binary Program\Docs (Executable) Files Program\Help Program\Tmplproj_Kbase Program\Tmplproj_IPE Template Projects Program\Tmplproj_IPM

AspenTech\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Program Program\Sys Program\Docs Program\Help AspenTech\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Tmplproj_Kbase Shared Working Files Folder (XP:C:\Documents and Settings\All AspenTech\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Tmplproj_IPE Users\Application Data) AspenTech\Aspen Icarus 2006.5\Tmplproj_IPM (Vista:C:\ProgramData\)

ic_cache\ Local.lnk

Note: The default options in Windows Explorer that hide hidden and system operating files can make some of the locations more difficult to find and navigate to, especially if you don't use the folder links.

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Vista and Restricted User XP support


This release adds support for Vista and running Aspen Icarus products under accounts that do not have Administrator permissions for Local Machine resources(Restricted Users). XP installations still require Local Machine Administrator permissions during the Install but the software can subsequently be run in a different account without the Administrator permissions. Doing this will trigger "Resiliency" - where the installation will configure necessary user configuration initialization the first time it is run but does not require Administrator permissions. Vista supports automatically elevating installations to have Administrator permissions so non-administrator accounts can do installations. See Compatibility Notes.

Compatibility Notes
The following sections lists and describes known compatibility issues in Release 2006.5.

Support for Vista and Restricted User Installations


To support Vista and Restricted User installs, it was necessary to re-organize the folder structure of Aspen Icarus products. We have adopted a Microsoft Windows Logo compliant folder structure. To assist users with navigating to the new locations, the installation creates some folder links in the old locations(See the Links column below). Below we have summarized the new locations of the folders. There are 2 locations that cannot have links in the old locations in a multiple user machine operating system like XP, however a Link was added from the My Documents folder to the less obvious location. The changes that will impact most users are the following. By default 2 project archive locations(Where your projects are stored) are created at install. The default archive is in the My Documents folder. We recommend that this is where users store there projects. The second archive is where the sample projects that are installed by default are stored and they are located in the Shared Documents folder that all users on a machine can access. The second is that the project cache folder(ic_cache\Projects) is now in the application working folder(In Windows Logo compliancy) terms which is located in the user profile\Application Data folder. To make navigating to this folder easier, a folder link Cached Projects has been created in the same folder as the project archives folders. The library files have been relocated to the shared documents folder(See the table below). Note: The default options in Windows Explorer that hide hidden and system operating files can make some of the locations more difficult to find and navigate to, especially if you don't use the folder links.

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Whats Fixed
The following provides information about issues fixed in Release 2006.5.

We need to provide information about the resolution (If we dont provide details, at minimum Im going to add a minimum comment that the issue was fixed.
Issue Number CQ00168385 CQ00222880

Issue Description Change in civil Wind/seizmic regulations to use latest ASCE code Cannot see changes made to Units of Measure basis except when opening new project Add Sonotubes for Concrete Columns System Crashes if Indirects.DAT file is out of sync with COA.DAT Allow Quoted Items to use other UNIT OF MEASURE than ITEM COA Documentation Error Adjust the Civil Material/Manhour generated by the system for different types of foundations. Change the foundation for Piperack Module from MassPour to Spread Footing Scales (last page under Solids Conveying) is missing from 2006 Icarus Reference Icarus Help file should be converted to .chm and included in Icarus 2007 help Documentation should be changed to reflect IPS as a part of Kbase and Analyzer part of Kbase and IPE Change SD-Fill and Haul COA for Purchased fill to be 416 different from hauling COA415 Concrete Canal and Gutter- Change design when the width is small Skirt Thickness for Gas DEA Absorber for Wind+Seismic Add Wind and Seismic Calculation to Icarus reference COAMOD for Underground Piping should be 1

Issue Resolution

CQ00055577 CQ00284281 CQ00056486 CQ00258631 CQ00286445

CQ00277063

CQ00269827

CQ00269836

CQ00269837

CQ00228641

CQ00228642 CQ00245722 CQ00289425 CQ00283714

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Issue Number CQ00257773 CQ00266884 CQ00206983 CQ00295114

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

Issue Resolution

CQ00273478 CQ00275757 CQ00276464 CQ00277029 CQ00218828 CQ00287026 CQ00275720 CQ00257600 CQ00227355 CQ00257437 CQ00258413

CQ00292720

CQ00283828

CQ00274686

CQ00269842 CQ00164073

CQ00194651

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Issue Number

Issue Description selecting DELETE on an entire AREA

Issue Resolution

CQ00226980

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

CQ00230920 CQ00231616 CQ00237344

CQ00293494 CQ00275185 CQ00276767 CQ00276961

CQ00259160

CQ00265049

CQ00270129 CQ00259742 CQ00177959 CQ00206459

CQ00247472 CQ00257296 CQ00287976

CQ00242664

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Aspen Model Runner

Product Description
Aspen Model Runner is a new product in the 2006.5 releases that enables you to distribute completed simulation models within your company and to your customers and collaborators. Aspen Model Runner provides control over changes to the model, and protects the intellectual property within the model. To use it, export your simulation from Aspen Custom Modeler as an Aspen Model Runner simulation. The contents of the simulation file are encrypted to prevent viewing or editing of the contents. You then distribute the Aspen Model Runner file to the end user. The end user needs to install and license Aspen Model Runner. They can then open and run the simulation. Within Aspen Model Runner they can use all of the Aspen Custom Modeler features relevant to running a simulation, but they cannot edit the simulation or view the content of the models. Aspen Model Runner also supports Aspen Dynamics simulations. It is also supported by Aspen Simulation Workbook, which can be used to develop a customized user interface for your simulation.

New Features and Enhancements


There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006.5.

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

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Aspen MUSE

Product Description
Aspen MUSE performs 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, HYSYS. When used as a stand-alone program, Aspen MUSE can be used for both first pass calculations and detailed layer-by-layer analysis to evaluate new uses, revamps, process conditions and fouling cases. It can also perform full thermosyphon modeling, where one or more exchanger streams are subject to natural circulation, as well as crossflow streams. When integrated with HYSYS, Aspen MUSE provides engineers with the ability to rigorously model processes that use multi-stream plate-fin heat exchangers, such as LNG, ethylene, or air separation. It can be used to identify capital saving opportunities in the overall process configuration. Bottlenecks can be identified, process improvements modeled for various process operating scenarios.

New Features and Enhancements


There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006.5.

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

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Aspen OLI Interface

Aspen OLI Interface is a layered product that lets you make full use of the OLI Engine, Chemistry Wizard, and Chemistry Generator products from OLI Systems Inc. within the Aspen Engineering Suite environment. The Aspen OLI Interface enables process engineers to quickly and reliably perform process modeling and analysis of aqueous electrolyte systems. Together with Aspen Plus-based solids and electrolytes modeling technology, Aspen OLI Interface provides the chemical process industries with comprehensive capability to model aqueous electrolyte systems over the complete concentration range, including most of the elements in the periodic table. The OLI property method provides accurate results for the thermodynamic and transport properties of aqueous mixtures and associated immiscible organic mixtures. Aspen OLI Interface refers to the interface that enables you to use OLI products and capabilities within the Aspen Engineering Suite environment. This manual provides instructions on how to use the combined features of the Aspen OLI Interface and the software you license separately from OLI Systems, Inc. We refer to these combined products as Aspen OLI.

New Features and Enhancements


Release 2006.5 includes the following new features and enhancements: x x OLI physical property databanks and calculation engine. Enhancements to the Chemistry Wizard.

OLI Physical Property Databanks


Release 2006.5 includes the latest OLI physical property databanks and calculation Engine (Version 7.0).

Chemistry Wizard
The Chemistry Wizard now supports saving and retrieving wizard case files (.cwa) so that existing Aspen OLI chemistry models created using Chemistry Wizard can be refined easily.

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

Aspen OnLine allows automation of the transfer of validated plant data to rigorous process models, removing the need for engineers to perform the laborious and repetitive task. It is also closely integrated with DMCPlus. Aspen OnLine provides all the essential capabilities for communicating with any running DMCPlus controllers. It was used in many real-time closedloop optimization (CLRTO) projects around the world. Besides the CLRTO application, Aspen OnLine has also been used in inferential property calculation, performance monitoring, and open-loop optimization applications. It is the platform for driving various model types in the AES suite of modeling tools. Aspen OnLine can drive Aspen Plus, ACM (Aspen Custom Modeler) and HYSYS models. It is the enabling technology that provides the means for deploying rigorous process models in plant operations.

New Features and Enhancements


There are no new features or enhancements for in Release 2006.5.

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

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Aspen Online Deployment

Aspen Online Deployment enables the use of models in plant operations for a wide range of real-time process monitoring, soft sensor, and operator advisory applications. Models are executed on a periodic schedule using conditioned on-line plant measurements. Model predictions are published to the historian to populate operator displays or tracked for trend analysis. Aspen Online Deployment is compatible with HYSYS, Aspen Plus, and Aspen Custom Modeler simulation cases.

New Features and Enhancements


Release 2006.5 includes the following new features and enhancements: x x x x The ability to import from the Aspen Simulation Workbook. Improved configuration workflow. Interactive Steady-State Detection Tuning. OPC support.

Import from Aspen Simulation Workbook


Import variable definitions and I/O tag information from Aspen Simulation Workbook to quickly create or update an Aspen Online Deployment application.

Improved Configuration Workflow


x x x x Copy and paste variables from the simulation flowsheet into the Aspen Online Deployment application. Quickly update the simulation case for an application. Delete unneeded variables with the delete key or a mouse click. Browse the simulation case or view the flowsheet with one mouse click.

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Interactive Steady-State Detection Tuning


This new tool avoids the time-consuming trial-and-error process of tuning the steady-state detection parameters. Now, on the desktop, you can use historical data to interactively tune steady-state detection in just a few minutes. The Steady-State Detection Tuning view identifies the steady regions on trend charts of historical data. You can experiment with changes to the tuning parameters and see the results in the updated trend charts within seconds. Once you are satisfied with your changes, you can save the new tuning into the application. The historical data used by the Steady-State Detection Tuning view can be quickly retrieved from the plant historian or from the history of the online application.

OPC Support
Aspen Online Deployment applications can access OPC-DA servers to read plant data and publish calculation results. During configuration, you can browse OPC-DA servers to select IO tags for variables. This new capability compliments the Process Data and Cim-IO protocols already supported.

Compatibility Notes
The following lists and describes compatibility notes and issues for release 2006.5: x x x Projects, Applications, and Datasets created with older versions of the product are automatically upgraded when loaded into Aspen Online Deployment Desktop 2006.5. Aspen Online Deployment Desktop 2006.5 can be installed side-by-side with older versions. The online server cannot be installed side-by-side with older versions; only one online server can be installed and active on a computer system.

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Aspen Open Object Model Framework

Aspen Open Object Model Framework (OOMF) is an AspenTech corporate component that is used for the configuration, solution and investigation of large-scale numerical problems. It is embedded within several AspenTech products such as Aspen Plus, Aspen RefSYS, HYSYS Upstream, Aspen Advisor, Aspen PIMS, Aspen MBO and Aspen HYSYS. When OOMF is embedded within a product, users of the product interact with OOMF via that products graphical user interface. OOMF is also available to internal AspenTech developers and services professionals as a DOS executable. These internal users interact with OOMF using the OOMF script language to create and manipulate simulation data. The OOMF script language has many of the features of an advanced programming language, such as mathematical and string functions, if-then-else logic, and for-do loops. Products that embed OOMF also extend the capabilities of the equation based scripting language by providing application specific commands. In the 2006.5 release, OOMFs ability to support dynamic models was improved. As part of this enhancement, a new task language was defined. This OOMF task language is an XMLbased language with which the user can write task specifications that can be loaded into the OOMF kernel to automatically carry out certain actions during the execution of a dynamic simulation. For instance, a task can be used to assign a value to a variable, ramp a variable, invoke a loop, create a snapshot, print a variable, or perform other actions during the simulation run.

New Features and Enhancements


Release 2006.5 includes the following enhancements: x x Improved support for simulation of dynamic models. Improved support for structural optimization of a process flowsheet using discrete variables and mixed integer nonlinear programming.

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

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Aspen PIPE

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

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

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

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Aspen Plate+

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

New Features and Enhancements


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

Second compressed plate pitch


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

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Input f & Cj for each stream


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

User-Specified Recap Profiles


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

Pre-defined Plots and User-Saved Plots


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

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

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

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Whats Fixed
The following provides information about issues fixed in release 2006.5.

We need to provide information about the resolution. I made a pass at one highlighted in yellow. If we dont provide details, at minimum Im going to add a minimum comment that the issue was fixed.

Issue Number CQ00260658

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

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

CQ00266594

CQ00256689

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

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

CQ00255593

CQ00258176

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

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Aspen Plus

Aspen Plus is the AspenTech state-of-the-art steady-state simulation system that can be used for modeling a variety of industrial processes including chemical, petrochemical, and refining. Aspen Plus contains a comprehensive library of unit operation models and allows you to easily plug in proprietary custom models. In addition, Aspen Plus provides full Windows interoperability to facilitate the process and design engineers work processes. Aspen Plus with the Aspen Plus Optimizer and Aspen OnLine modules provides the framework to make optimization (including closed loop real-time optimization) a natural extension to simulation, process control, and decision making. Aspen Plus 2006.5 is a mixed simulation and optimization environment supporting both sequential modular and equation-oriented solution techniques for process flowsheets.

New Features and Enhancements


Aspen Plus 2006.5 includes new and enhanced features in the following areas: x x x Engineering enhancements. Workflow and documentation improvements. Physical property enhancements.

Engineering Enhancements
Aspen Plus 2006.5 includes the following new engineering features and enhancements: x New BatchSep unit operation model allows you to use Aspen BatchSep to simulate batch separation processes from within an Aspen Plus simulation, making it easier to design specialty chemical processes which include many unit operations in addition to the batch column. New Gibbs flash algorithm allows three-phase true-species electrolytes calculations. This algorithm is also available for non-electrolyte flashes, and can be selected either for the whole flowsheet (Setup | Simulation Options form) or for any unit operation block (in the block's Block Options form). You may wish to use this algorithm when the default inside-out one has difficulty converging 3-phase systems or electrolyte systems with salts and large vapor fractions. The new Gibbs flash algorithm is especially useful for solving phase equilibrium for polymer/solvent systems. Equation-oriented models now support conventional solid (CISOLID) substreams without particle size distributions. Equation-oriented formulations were added for the SSplit and ClChng models.

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Chemistry flash now supports vapor-only reactions. You can solve for vapor-phase chemical equilibria for non-electrolyte systems in any block which is defined as vaporonly using the same chemistry. In addition, you can also specify a temperature approach for any reaction in the chemistry. New pressure drop correlations and new packing types are available for rating and sizing calculations in columns. Stichlmair constants and packing factors for many packing types have been updated from recent literature. New simulation option allows you to track trace amounts of components by specifying the minimum component fractions and component and stream flows. When you generate estimates for a distillation column, you now have the option to keep all digits calculated by Aspen Plus rather than using the default rounding. New equation-oriented solver XSLP (eXtended Successive Linear Programming) allows you to solve MILP (Mixed Integer Linear Programming) and MINLP (Mixed Integer NonLinear Programming) problems. This allows you to perform structural optimization of the flowsheet using a superstructure model which includes within it all possible flowsheet topologies. For more information including examples, see Using MINLP to Optimize Flowsheet Structure under EO Reference Guide in the online help. Equation-oriented models now support conventional solid (CISOLID) substreams without particle size distributions. Equation-oriented formulations were added for the SSplit and ClChng models. Chemistry flash now supports vapor-only reactions. You can solve for vapor-phase chemical equilibria for non-electrolyte systems in any block which is defined as vaporonly using the same chemistry. In addition, you can also specify a temperature approach for any reaction in the chemistry. New pressure drop correlations and new packing types are available for rating and sizing calculations in columns. Stichlmair constants and packing factors for many packing types have been updated from recent literature. Click the Update Parameters button on the Specifications sheet in each Pack-Rating or Pack-Sizing section to compare current databank values with ones currently used in your simulation and interactively update them. Since these parameters were saved in simulations from past versions in the same way as user-entered parameters, the old parameters are not updated automatically, but after using this update tool, it is possible to distinguish them and automatically update if you choose to do so.

x x x

The new BatchSep unit operation model allows you to use Aspen BatchSep to simulate batch separation processes from within an Aspen Plus simulation.

Workflow and Documentation Improvements


Aspen Plus 2006.5 contains the following improvements to workflow and usability: x x x Improved flowsheet usability with Break Stream, Splice Streams, and Insert Block commands accessible by right-clicking streams in the Process Flowsheet window. Sensitivity blocks are no longer limited to 5 manipulated variables. The new Stage Wizard allows you to quickly change the number of stages in RadFrac and the main column of PetroFrac more easily when changing the total number of stages. When reinitializing specific streams, blocks, or convergence blocks, you can now select multiple streams or blocks to initialize at once. Blocks with errors or warnings are now indicated with icons on the flowsheet.

x x

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x x x

Long filenames for custom stream TFF files are now displayed fully when selecting them in Aspen Plus. You can now control the dew point check in Compr with options on the Setup | Calculation Options sheet. You can choose to have the Custom Stream Summary displayed when you double-click a stream on the flowsheet using a new option in the Tools | Options | Results View dialog box. Glossary added to online help. More troubleshooting cases added to troubleshooting help. Equation-oriented reference now includes descriptions of all variables for most EO models. New application examples have been added for biodiesel, bioethanol from corn, bioethanol from corn stover, CO2 capture with MEA, and CO2 capture with MDEA. Also, all the application examples are now listed in online help.

Aspen Plus 2006.5 contains the following improvements to documentation: x x x x

Physical Property Enhancements


Aspen Plus 2006.5 has the following new features and enhancements related to physical properties:

New Capabilities
x You can now run the NIST Thermo Data Engine (TDE) from within Aspen Plus to estimate properties for any component with a CAS number or molecular structure. The NIST Thermo Data Engine is a major new capability that provides you with access to evaluated experimental data for over 17,000 pure components and a wide range of estimation methods. The evaluated results can be used directly in your simulation. Experimental data can also be used in Aspen Plus Data Regression System if you so choose. Generation of ternary diagrams under liquid-liquid and vapor-liquid-liquid equilibrium conditions. Equilibrium tie-lines and azeotropic points can be generated. The ternary diagram feature is available in Properties | Analysis and Tools | Analysis | Property | Ternary. New Copolymer PC-SAFT model which handles copolymers and the association term. This model is based on the work of the PC-SAFT consortium, but was extended by AspenTech to handle copolymers in a general manner. This model is available in Aspen Plus without the need for an Aspen Polymers Plus license. Although the model was developed primarily for polymers application, it is applicable to hydrocarbon and other chemically non-ideal systems, such as systems containing water and alcohols. CAPE-OPEN property packages generated by Aspen Plus now support property calculations with phase=solid. This means that in the calcprop interface call, the phase spec can be solid, and you can obtain properties such as solid molar volume or solid enthalpy from the package.

Database and Databank Enhancements


x Due to more stringent security requirements on SQL Server Express, the login name and password for the database server that is installed by Aspen Plus was changed. Please

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use login name = aped065 and password = Aprop100. Note that the login name and password are case sensitive. The last three (3) characters of each are digits. x x Aspen Properties Enterprise Database now includes reaction databanks for electrolyte chemistry and security options for limited sharing of custom databanks. Built-in binary parameters for the following systems have been fixed:
o o o o

NRTL and UNIQUAC parameters for C4 and C5 normal alcohols (C4H10O-1 and C5H12O-1) to avoid formation of false azeotrope. UNIQUAC parameters for Ethylene diamine (C2H8N2) with water. SRK parameters for n-pentane and iso-pentane to avoid formation of false azeotrope. Henrys constants for NO and water in the Binary databank.

Electrolyte Enhancements
x New Amines property packages for MEA and MDEA with H2S and CO2 have been developed and delivered as application examples. These examples include the relevant components, electrolyte reaction and chemistry, property methods, and data. Both equilibrium and kinetics reactions are considered. The applicability of the property packages is demonstrated by modeling CO2 capture process using RateSep. New routes and methods for calculating liquid mixture molar enthalpy, entropy and Gibbs energy of electrolyte systems that are consistent with non-electrolyte NRTL-based methods when there are no electrolyte species (ions and salts) present in the mixture . (route ids = HLMXELC2, SLMXELC2, and GLMXELC2, respectively). These routes are available, but are not used in the electrolyte NRTL property method by default because of potential upward compatibility issues. New option codes for existing electrolyte NRTL enthalpy and Gibbs energy models allow proper handling of Henry components and multiple solvents in these models. New option code for electrolyte liquid molar volume model to allow the use of quadratic mixing rules to compute molar volume of solvents. New option code for electrolyte liquid viscosity and surface tension models to allow property handling of Henry components in multiple solvents. New simulation option allows you to specify the basis for the infinite dilution activity coefficient in the calculation of the unsymmetrical activity coefficient for solutes in the electrolyte system (infinite dilution of the solute in pure water or in the given mixedsolvent mixture). The selected basis affects the calculation of equilibrium constants. Since equilibrium constants are generally obtained with infinite dilution of the solute in pure water as the basis, this option allows electrolyte Chemistry to be computed consistently. This option can be specified in the Unsymmetric activity coefficient basis field on the Setup | Simulation Options | Reactions form. New simulation option allows you to specify whether or not built-in electrolyte parameters are automatically retrieved from the databanks and used in the simulation. In previous releases, these parameters were automatically used, which may be undesirable in instances. This option can be specified in the Require Engine to load parameters from databanks for electrolyte methods field on the Setup | Simulation Options | Calculations form.

x x x x

Solubility Modeling Enhancements


x Option codes to disable Flory-Huggins term in NRTL-SAC (patent pending) and ENRTLSAC models

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x x

Hansen solubility parameter model was added. Sigma profiles for the COSMO-SAC model for a large number of components have been added to the PURE20 databank.

Prop-Set Properties
The following new properties were added: x x x x x Mass-based enthalpy, entropy, and density Volume-based enthalpy Sum of mass and mole flow Chemical- and Biochemical- (biological) Oxygen demand Henry's constant of a component in a mixture

User Model Enhancements


x x New user models for binary liquid and vapor diffusion coefficients (model name = DL0USR and DV0USR, respectively). New user equation of state model that supports calculations of temperature, pressure and composition derivatives . (model name = ESUSR2).

Polymers Enhancements
x New copolymer PC-SAFT model with association ideal for simulating mixtures of polymers and polar or non-polar solvents over a wide range of temperatures and pressures. New method for true-to-apparent component conversion of polymer properties when an EOS model is used. In previous versions, the method used for true-to-apparent conversion leads to the wrong results for mixture Gibbs free energy and entropy. The new method insures that all properties calculated by the conversion satisfy the general thermodynamics relationship among the properties. Since Gibbs free energy is the key property in RGIBBS and 4 phase flash algorithm, this enhancement is critical in improving the reliability of this algorithm. New routes for liquid molar enthalpy for activity-coefficient based property methods, such as polymer NRTL, that ensures that pure and mixture enthalpies are consistent with each other. These routes also ensure consistency with non-polymers property methods, such as NRTL, when the mixture does not contain any polymer components.

Compatibility Notes
This section describes the differences that you might encounter between Aspen Plus 2006.5 and Aspen Plus 2006. In most cases, previous Aspen Plus input files and backup files are completely compatible with Aspen Plus 2006.5. Aspen Tech makes every effort to avoid making changes that result in incompatibilities with previous versions. The changes discussed in this section were necessary to correct problems, to implement new features, or to improve ease-of-use. The most important areas where you might encounter differences between Aspen Plus 2006.5 and earlier versions are: x Physical properties.

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x x x x

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

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

Aspen Properties Enterprise Database


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

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

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

Rating and Sizing Packed Columns


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

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

The following changes can occur for any choice of packing database: x x

x x

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

Whats Fixed
The following issues were fixed in release 2006.5.
Issue number CQ00229530 CQ00268193

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

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

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Issue number

Issue Description

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

CQ00248480

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

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

CQ00296368

CQ00039465

CQ00129336

CQ00205988 CQ00224203 CQ00247651

CQ00253294

CQ00256267

CQ00256680

CQ00258064

CQ00258504

CQ00267712 CQ00268773

CQ00270102

CQ00276429

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Issue number CQ00283495

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

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

CQ00256507

CQ00271845

CQ00226898

CQ00262381

CQ00194558

CQ00202670

CQ00226900

CQ00229297

Fixed the fortran errors.

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Issue number CQ00255298

Issue Description The regression information for binary parameters from Enterprise Database is misleading. RE: Problems with Henry's Law Model in Aspen Plus. Incorrect kij parameter of SRK model for n-pentane/i-pentane, resulting in false azeotrope. Functional Group Definitions for Ruzicka Method. Problems with the COSTALD liquid molar volume model: incorrect checking for saturation pressure and mixing rules for water. Difficult to identify SO2 and SO3 because their aliases are O2S and O3S.

Issue Resolution Fixed the information such that the correct component is displayed for the mole fraction range information. Improve error message when Henry's constants are missing for a solute with all solvents. Set kij = 0 for this pair of components. Clarified notation in help for Ruzicka method functional groups. Fixed these problems.

CQ00257919 CQ00267937 CQ00283809

CQ00260653

CQ00265170

Add alternate names for these components: SO2 and SO3, respectively.

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Aspen Polymers Plus

Product Description
Aspen Polymers Plus is AspenTechs tool for simulating polymer processes. Aspen Polymers Plus is fully compatible with Aspen Plus, extending the features of the base simulator to characterize polymers and oligomers. Aspen Polymers Plus includes databases, property methods and models, and reaction kinetics models required to simulate polymerization reactors and processing plants. Note: Aspen Polymers Plus is a layered product which extends the functionality of Aspen Plus and Aspen Dynamics. Refer to the Aspen Plus and Aspen Dynamics sections for additional improvements that are not specific to the Aspen Polymers Plus layered product.

New Features and Enhancements


Aspen Polymers Plus 2006.5 includes new features in the following areas: x x x New Copolymer PC-SAFT model. Solubility modeling improvements. Polymer property enhancements.

New Copolymer PC-SAFT Model


x New Copolymer PC-SAFT model which handles copolymers and the association term. This model is based on the work of the PC-SAFT consortium, but was extended by AspenTech to handle copolymers in a general manner. Although the model was developed primarily for polymers application, it is applicable to hydrocarbon and other chemically non-ideal systems, such as systems containing water and alcohols.

Solubility Modeling Enhancements


x x Option codes to disable Flory-Huggins term in NRTL-SAC (patent pending) and ENRTLSAC models Sigma profiles for the COSMO-SAC model for a large number of components have been added to the PURE20 databank.

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Polymer Property Enhancements


x New method for true-to-apparent component conversion of polymer properties when an EOS model is used. In previous versions, the method used for true-to-apparent conversion leads to the wrong results for mixture Gibbs free energy and entropy. The new method insures that all properties calculated by the conversion satisfy the general thermodynamics relationship among the properties. Since Gibbs free energy is the key property in RGIBBS and 4 phase flash algorithm, this enhancement is critical in improving the reliability of these algorithms. New routes for liquid molar enthalpy for activity-coefficient based property methods, such as polymer NRTL, that ensures that pure and mixture enthalpies are consistent with each other. These routes also ensure consistency with non-polymers property methods, such as NRTL, when the mixture does not contain any polymer components.

Compatibility Notes
See the Aspen Plus and Aspen Dynamics compatibility notes for a full list of the issues which can affect Aspen Polymers Plus simulations. There are no issues specific to Aspen Polymers Plus features.

Whats Fixed
The following issues were fixed in release 2006.5.
Issue number

Issue Description New routes for liquid enthalpy departure in Polymers Plus. Implement Copolymer PC-SAFT model. Incorrect prompt for INITIATO databank in Components | Specifications | Databanks form.

Issue Resolution New routes for liquid enthalpy departure for Polymers Plus that are consistent with non-polymer property methods when used with non-polymer components. New PC-SAFT equation of state that can handle homo and co-polymers. The model includes the association effect. Provide correct prompt: Polymers Plus Initiator Data Bank.

CQ00226898

CQ00262381

CQ00256680

Note: See the section for defects fixed in Aspen Plus for a list of additional, non-polymerspecific defects which may affect Polymers Plus.

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Aspen Process Manual

Process Manual is an Intranet knowledge management tool for the process industries. Process Manual enables chemists and chemical engineers in either plant operation, engineering contracting or equipment supply companies to access valuable chemical engineering knowledge from their desk.

New Features and Enhancements


Release 2006.5 includes the following enhancements to simplify installation and operation, and to address the most common support issues. x x x The database was removed; as a result, you are no longer need to install a database server or a Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS). Licensing was revised, and as a result, you no longer need to run an authentication service. The installation program now automatically creates the following web site link: http://server/AspenTech/ProMan Note: This is different from previous releases (there is an additional AspenTech). x The administration program was removed, and administration features are now accessed through a browser using a separate URL. A link to this URL is installed in the Start menu.

Compatibility Notes
The following lists and describes compatibility notes and issues for release 2006.5: x x Because the database was removed, this release no longer supports notes and contacts against sections. Release 2006.5 does not support Named licenses.

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Aspen Properties

Aspen Properties is AspenTech's physical property calculation and analysis tool. You can use Aspen Properties to prepare a complete property package to represent an industrial process for use with Aspen Plus, Aspen Dynamics, Aspen Custom Modeler, and Aspen RefSYS, and Aspen HTFS+. Batch Plus also uses Aspen Properties to model non-ideal solutions for vapor emissions calculations. You can use Aspen Properties to estimate a wide range of properties from molecular structure, regress parameters from laboratory data, and analyze the behavior of chemical and petroleum systems.

New Features and Enhancements


Aspen Properties 2006.5 includes New Features in the following areas: x x x x x x x New Capabilities Database and Databank Enhancements Database and Databank Enhancements Solubility Modeling Enhancements Prop-Set Properties User Model Enhancements Polymers Enhancements

New Capabilities
x You can now run the NIST Thermo Data Engine (TDE) from within Aspen Properties to estimate properties for any component with a CAS number or molecular structure. The NIST Thermo Data Engine is a major new capability that now provides you with access to evaluated experimental data for over 17,000 pure components and a wide range of estimation methods. The evaluated results can be used directly in your simulation. Experimental data can also be used in Aspen Properties Data Regression System if you so choose. Generation of ternary diagrams under liquid-liquid and vapor-liquid-liquid equilibrium conditions. Equilibrium tie-lines and azeotropic points can be generated. The ternary diagram feature is available in Properties | Analysis and Tools | Analysis | Property Ternary. New Copolymer PC-SAFT model which handles copolymers and the association term. This model is based on the work of the PC-SAFT consortium, but was extended by AspenTech to handle copolymers in a general manner. This model is available in Aspen

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Properties without the need for an Aspen Polymers Plus license. Although the model was developed primarily for polymers application, it is applicable to hydrocarbon and other chemically non-ideal systems, such as systems containing water and alcohols. x CAPE-OPEN property packages generated by Aspen Plus and Aspen Properties now support property calculations with phase=solid. This means that in the calcprop interface call, the phase spec can be solid, and you can obtain properties such as solid molar volume or solid enthalpy from the package.

Database and Databank Enhancements


x Due to more stringent security requirements on SQL Server Express, the login name and password for the database server that is installed by Aspen Plus was changed. Please use login name = aped065 and password = Aprop100. Note that the login name and password are case sensitive. The last three (3) characters of each are digits. Aspen Properties Enterprise Database now includes reaction databanks for electrolyte chemistry and security options for limited sharing of custom databanks. Built-in binary parameters for the following systems have been fixed:
o o o o

x x

NRTL and UNIQUAC parameters for C4 and C5 normal alcohols (C4H10O-1 and C5H12O-1) to avoid formation of false azeotrope. UNIQUAC parameters for Ethylene diamine (C2H8N2) with water. SRK parameters for n-pentane and iso-pentane to avoid formation of false azeotrope Henrys constants for NO and water in the Binary databank

Solubility Modeling Enhancements


x x x Option codes to disable Flory-Huggins term in NRTL-SAC (patent pending) and ENRTLSAC models Hansen solubility parameter model was added Sigma profiles for the COSMO-SAC model for a large number of components have been added to the PURE20 databank.

Electrolyte Enhancements
x New routes and methods for calculating liquid mixture molar enthalpy, entropy and Gibbs energy of electrolyte systems that are consistent with non-electrolyte NRTL-based methods when there are no electrolyte species (ions and salts) present in the mixture . (route ids = HLMXELC2, SLMXELC2, and GLMXELC2, respectively). These routes are available, but are not used in the electrolyte NRTL property method by default because of potential upward compatibility issues. New option codes for existing electrolyte NRTL enthalpy and Gibbs energy models allow proper handling of Henry components and multiple solvents in these models. New option code for electrolyte liquid molar volume model to allow the use of quadratic mixing rules to compute molar volume of solvents. New option codes for existing electrolyte liquid viscosity and surface tension models to allow property handling of Henry components in multiple solvents. New simulation option allows you to specify the basis for the infinite dilution activity coefficient in the calculation of the unsymmetrical activity coefficient for solutes in the electrolyte system (infinite dilution of the solute in pure water or in the given mixedsolvent mixture). The selected basis affects the calculation of equilibrium constants.

x x x x

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Since equilibrium constants are generally obtained with infinite dilution of the solute in pure water as the basis, this option allows electrolyte Chemistry to be computed consistently. This option can be specified in the Unsymmetric activity coefficient basis field on the Setup | Simulation Options | Reactions form. x New simulation option allows you to specify whether or not built-in electrolyte parameters are automatically retrieved from the databanks and used in the simulation. In previous releases, these parameters were automatically used, which may be undesirable in instances. This option can be specified in the Require Engine to load parameters from databanks for electrolyte methods field on the Setup | Simulation Options | Calculations form.

Pro-Set Properties
The following new properties have been added: x x x x x Mass-based enthalpy, entropy, and density Volume-based enthalpy Sum of mass and mole flow Chemical- and Biochemical- (biological) Oxygen demand Henry's constant of a component in a mixture

User Model Enhancements


x x New user models for binary liquid and vapor diffusion coefficients coefficients (model name = DL0USR and DV0USR, respectively). New user equation of state model that supports calculations of temperature, pressure and composition derivatives (model name = ESUSR2).

Polymers Enhancements
x New copolymer PC-SAFT model with association ideal for simulating mixtures of polymers and polar or non-polar solvents over a wide range of temperatures and pressures. New method for true-to-apparent component conversion of polymer properties when an EOS model is used. In previous versions, the method used for true-to-apparent conversion leads to the wrong results for mixture Gibbs free energy and entropy. The new method insures that all properties calculated by the conversion satisfy the general thermodynamics relationship among the properties. Since Gibbs free energy is the key property in RGIBBS algorithm, this enhancement is critical in improving the reliability of this algorithm. New routes for liquid molar enthalpy for activity-coefficient based property methods, such as polymer NRTL, that ensures that pure and mixture enthalpies are consistent with each other. These routes also ensure consistency with non-polymers property methods, such as NRTL, when the mixture does not contain any polymer components. These new routes are used automatically.

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Compatibility Notes
This section describes the differences that you might encounter between Aspen Properties 2006.5 and Aspen Properties 2006. In most cases, previous Aspen Properties input files and backup files are completely compatible with Aspen Properties 2006.5. AspenTech makes every effort to avoid making changes that result in incompatibilities with previous versions. The changes discussed in this section were necessary to correct problems, to implement new features, or to improve ease-of-use. The most important areas where you might encounter differences between Aspen Properties 2006.5 and earlier versions are:

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

Aspen Properties Enterprise Database


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

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Whats Fixed
The following issues were fixed in release 2006.5.
Issue number Issue Description No information in Completion Status dialog when working with the Parameters/UNIFAC Group sheet. Aspen Properties with Analysis crashes when run again after re-init. Aspen Plus 2006 Enterprise Database - some binary databanks missing in the GUI when database was created from legacy DFMS inpu.t Built-in binary parameters for n-C4OH/n-C5OH for NRTL and UNIQUAC models predict false azeotrope. Missing MUP: severe error or warning in viscosity calcs. Wrong specifications possible on Properties Estimation Pure Component sheet. Physical prop error in Aspen Plus. Trying to run workshop example but get error due to cost data!. Poor Binary Parameters for Ethylene-Diamine/Water for the UNIQUAC model. Online help prompt for Free Water Option 5 is incorrect. Incorrect prompt for INITIATO databank in Components | Specifications | Databanks form. When Properties Estimation is set to No, incomplete input form is not ignored. Issue Resolution Add additional check to avoid this problem.

CQ00229530

Fixed the crash problem.

CQ00248480

CQ00296368

Fixed the legacy file conversion utility so that binary databanks and parameters appear in the Aspen Plus GUI.

CQ00039465

Determined a new set of binary parameters for these models that do not predict false azeotrope.

CQ00129336

Lower severity level from Severe to Warning when dipole moment is missing for Lucas Viscosity model (vapor). The estimation method field is dimmed, until the component ID is selected. Entering real values as integers with more than 10 digits performs correctly. Tools | Analysis works when there are custom units defined in the simulation. This used to not work properly. Determine a new set of UNIQUAC binary parameters. Fix the prompt to: K-value of water calculated from water-solubility correlation with correction for unsaturated system and vapor fugacity of water by free water phase property method. Provide correct prompt: Polymers Plus Initiator Data Bank. Ignore incomplete specification on the Estimation forms when Properties Estimation is set to No.

CQ00205988 CQ00224203 CQ00247651

CQ00253294

CQ00256267

CQ00256680

CQ00258064

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Issue number CQ00258504

Issue Description Option code 4 for PR-BM property method does not work for volume translation.

Issue Resolution Fixed the model so that volume translation works correctly.

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Issue number CQ00267712

Brief description of the issue Cannot search for components. by CAS number when the enterprise databases are enabled. Activity coefficient calculation incorrect RedlichKister model. User specified solid heat capacity coefficients for the IKCAPE submodel, but Aspen Plus still issues an error that parameter CPSPO1 is missing. Fortran routine gives severe errors in 2006. Add Input After for ternary parameters. Add new EOS models by user-supplying properties with derivatives (dT, dP, dN and dX). Unifac group count information for triolein is incorrect - incorrect OH group number was used. New routes for liquid enthalpy departure in Polymers Plus. Implement Copolymer PCSAFT model. Fortran errors when regressing GMUFR, if initial estimate is not provided. CAPE-OPEN Property Package supports "internalenergy", which is not in the Thermo 1.1 standards. CAPE-OPEN Vapor Pressure calculation call requires pressure specification, which is incorrect according to Thermo 1.0 standards. Fortran errors in prop-set calculations for properties of solids (CISOLID substream)

What was done to fix the issue and the new behavior Enabled search by CAS registry number.

CQ00268773

Fix the mixing rules implementation for this model. Fix error checking for this parameter to avoid the erroneous error message.

CQ00270102

CQ00276429

Fixed data overwrite problem when user KVL routine modifies the input vapor mole fraction, y. Documented parameters for entering coefficients for Pitzer electrolyte model's ternary parameter PSI. New user equation of state model that supports derivatives of properties including dT, dP, dN and dX. The new user model name. Fix the Unifac group count information for triolein in the databank for UFGRP and UFGRPD. New routes for liquid enthalpy departure for Polymers Plus that are consistent with nonpolymer property methods when used with non-polymer components. New PC-SAFT equation of state that can handle homo and co-polymers. The model includes the association effect. Added check to prevent fortran errors.

CQ00283495

CQ00256507

CQ00271845

CQ00226898

CQ00262381

CQ00194558

CQ00202670

Remove "internalEnergy". Add "energy", which is in the Thermo 1.0 standards.

CQ00226900

Removed the need for pressure specification. Only temperature is required.

CQ00229297

Fixed the fortran errors.

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Issue number CQ00255298

Brief description of the issue The regression information for binary parameters from Enterprise Database is misleading. RE: Problems with Henry's Law Model in Aspen Plus. Incorrect kij parameter of SRK. model for n-pentane/ipentane, resulting in false azeotrope Functional Group Definitions for Ruzicka Method Problems with the COSTALD liquid molar volume model: incorrect checking for saturation pressure and mixing rules for water Difficult to identify SO2 and SO3 because their aliases are O2S and O3S Props

What was done to fix the issue and the new behavior Fixed the information such that the correct component is displayed for the mole fraction range information. Improve error message when Henry's constants are missing for a solute with all solvents. Set kij = 0 for this pair of components

CQ00257919

CQ00267937

CQ00283809 CQ00260653

Clarified notation in help for Ruzicka method functional groups. Fixed these problems

CQ00265170

Add alternate names for these components: SO2 and SO3, respectively Props was not accepting user specified component properties properly. Revised UI and engine to correct.

CQ00256563

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Aspen RefSYS

Product Description
Aspen RefSYS adds powerful new features to HYSYS that dramatically improve multiple unit petroleum refinery simulation and even allow refinery-wide simulation. Aspen RefSYS provides the technology framework to support steady state process design, dynamic operability and management, asset planning and utilization, and in the future, real time optimization. This application provides an integrated multi-user environment allowing engineers and applications to store, share and use process data and knowledge in the engineering process.

New Features and Enhancements


Release 2006.5 includes the following new features and enhancements: x x x x x x Enhancements to the installation. Simulation Workbook integration. General enhancements. FCC enhancements. Hydrocracker enhancements. Reformer enhancements.

Installation
x RefSYS will automatically install Aspen Properties as part of its installation. This will eliminate an additional step required previously for users of RefSYS reactors who had to separately install Aspen Properties before.

Integration
x Aspen Simulation Workbook is now more tightly coupled with RefSYS reactors, and data from Excel can be much more easily linked with RefSYS reactors in calibration and simulation mode.

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General enhancements
x Significantly improved PIMS format assay import. The match for the distillation curve and petroleum properties is significantly improved while importing assays in PIMS format as shown in the plots below. The previous requirement of at least five points of data has been relaxed to only two points. The PIMS format assay can now contain only two points for a particular property and RefSYS will distribute the properties amongst the pseudo-components.

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TBP, C

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0 0 -200 Mass % RefSYS Calculated TBP Curve Supplied TBP Curve 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100

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Sulphur, Wt%

5.0 4.0 3.0 2.0 1.0 0.0 0 200 400 Temp, C 600 800 1000

Supplied Values

x x

The petroleum assay manager now displays assay bulk properties thus making it easier for the user to analyze assay data. Consolidation of methods to calculate RVP between HYSYS and RefSYS has been Several new Flash Point calculation options are now available. The previous implementation performed an indexing based calculation with input as flash point assay data. If the flash point assay data was absent, it reverted to flash point calculations based on API 2B 7.1 method. Now the user can explicitly choose to use API 2B 7.1 method. A third option is also introduced where the user can choose to use the API 2B 7.1 method on individual assay components and then use the indexing approach to calculate overall stream values. Finally, a new approach is added which uses the equation: FP = A + B (D86_IBP) + C (D86_5) is also added, where A, B and C are parameters. An additional correlation from octane calculations is now available which uses an indexed based blending approach. New blending indexes for Freeze point and pour point A new method for ASTM D2887 to TBP inter-conversion is now available. This method is based on the assumption that D2887 by mass is identical to TBP by mass. A new option to incorporate the petroleum properties from RefSYS as specifications in the HYSYS column is now available. This will enable users to specify sulfur or flash point specifications, for example, in the HYSYS column. The user interface for the petroleum shift reactor has been further simplified this will enable users to enter data on fewer panes and the need to navigate between many panes is eliminated.

x x x x

FCC enhancements
x x Added additional factors so that user can tune MAT response Added additional regenerator options so that user can specify any three of the following: Air Flow, Enrich O2, Cat Cooler Duty, Bed T, and Flue Gas O2

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x x x x x

SOx is now exposed as a measurement An calibration averaging utility has been added. A set of base feed types has been added to all templates. Two new feed types (generic and hydrocracker bottoms) have been added. Lift gas T, P, and flow (mass or volume) are now exposed. User may also connect an external lift gas stream to an FCC.

Hydrocracker enhancements
x x x x x x The user can now try to match product masses, product volumes or both. Some base feed types have been added to all of the hydrocracker templates. The user may include/exclude terms from the reconciliation objective function. The contribution of each term to the overall objective function is now reported. New terms have been added to the objective function for and N and S in distillate product. A new term has been added to the objective function for N in R1 effluent. Feed adjust for hydrocracker has been modified so that relative amounts of residue and gas oil vary with changes to the feed distillation.

Reformer enhancements
x x x x x x User can now exclude terms from objective function. The base RON blending numbers have been exposed so that user can change. Reformer kinetic lumps can now be entered on a volume or weight basis. Kinetics between beds are now connected through a calculator model so that the user can decouple the kinetics of a bed to model LPG units. The user can now create a reformer with up to 6 reactors. The contribution of each term in the objective function is now reported

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

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Whats Fixed
The following issues were fixed in release 2006.5.

We need to provide the description and resolution.

Issue number Documentation CQ00265263, CQ00292634, CQ00295164

Issue Description

Issue Resolution

Several documentation errors related to incorrect petroleum property calculation equations such as Aniline Point, Freeze Point, and so on. Octane Number correlation from ABML are documented and implemented in RefSYS Unit of copper content was documented wt% but it should be ppmwt. Formula for standard liquid density is corrected in document. Formula for VOC (total) is corrected in document Formula for Acetaldehyde is corrected in document Formula for Benzene(exhaust) is corrected in document Formula for Butadiene is corrected in document. Formula for Formaldehyde is corrected in document Formula for NOx emission is corrected in document. Formula for Polycyclic is corrected in document Formula for VOC (exhaust) is corrected in document. PIMS format assay import rules have been better documented. Aspen Simulation Workbook integration issues with RefSYS unit operations such as assay manipulator have been addressed

CQ00261864 CQ00292638 CQ00292643 CQ00292665 CQ00292667 CQ00292668 CQ00292736 CQ00292737 CQ00292738 CQ00292740 CQ00292742 CQ00277597, CQ00286828 Integration

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Issue number

Issue Description

Issue Resolution

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

CQ00292862 CQ00287049 CQ00239825

CQ00286823

CQ00286822

Petroleum Feeder CQ00289798

Viscosity calculation CQ00262199 CQ00262414 CQ00268305 CQ00268306 HYSYS and RefSYS now gives improved prediction of viscosity at the heavy end.

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Issue number

Issue Description

Issue Resolution

Petroleum property calculation and propagation CQ00267449 Property propagation issues across a tank have been addressed. A separator with multiple feeds with different assays in it was not solving correctly with material balance errors. This was due to a property propagation defect, This problem has been corrected/

CQ00272256 CQ00272257

CQ00225867

Consistency between distillation curve calculation in the stream and the petroleum assay utility all across the distribution specifically at the initial and final boiling points. Refractive index, despite being unitless was displayed as a percentage. This was corrected. Cetane number, despite being unitless, was getting displayed in ppmwt. This issue has been corrected for new cases. Calculation of freeze point and cloud point stream level properties gave absurd numbers when there was no freeze point or cloud point assay level data in the stream. Luminometer number mixing rules were using incorrect unit conversion (m instead of mm) resulting in incorrect luminometer numbers. Centroid boiling point was not propagating across the FCC.

CQ00223740

CQ00292998

CQ00276522

CQ00292997

CQ00224374 CQ00224375

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Issue number

Issue Description

Issue Resolution

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

CQ00259154

CQ00292680

D86 and other distillation curve calculation and interpolation CQ00261968 CQ00262517 CQ00268292

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Issue number

Issue Description

Issue Resolution

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

Petroleum shift reactor CQ00293552

CQ00287523

CQ00288524

CQ00290924

CQ00294694

CQ00271048 CQ00272260

CQ00293505

CQ00264779

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Issue number

Issue Description

Issue Resolution

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

CQ00277135 CQ00292121 CQ00292136 CQ00293141 CQ00241274 CQ00291469 CQ00291471 CQ00295269 CQ00291469 CQ00291161 CQ00272450

CQ00267896

CQ00295269

CQ00291256

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Issue number

Issue Description

Issue Resolution

Equation Oriented simulation CQ00267724 CQ00292303 Several unit operations settings which used a drop-down list to choose a setting were not getting restored correctly upon recall. Several issues related to addition and deletion of spec groups and connections have been addressed. Multiple EO cases loaded in one RefSYS or Upstream session would lead to erratic or incorrect behavior after closing one of the cases. Refsys EO and the Refsys Reactor models work in sequence. API/SG and CCR/RCR should are no longer considered as independent inputs when calculating feed biases. The user now enters either API or SG and either CCR or RCR. A warning message has been added warning that regenerator failures with low bed vs. flue delta temp are possible. FCC "Fraction of S processed" is now user input for externally connected feeds. The EO variable button is now tied to the bottom right corner so that it moves correctly when the FCC workbook is resized. Coke calculation for two-stage regenerator validation wizard is now correct. When feed CCR is zero, the value now gets sent to the FCC as 0.01 so that FCC does not go singular. Data check ensures that all naphthas have non-zero naphtha component in the light end measurements of calibration environment. This will prevent the model from going singular.

CQ00289566 CQ00268011 CQ00268032, CQ00268104

CQ00295294 CQ00267725 FCC CQ00158332

CQ00204914

CQ00216314

CQ00254825

CQ00265348

CQ00267371

CQ00268767

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Issue number FCC CQ00270863

Issue Description

Issue Resolution

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

CQ00272682

CQ00274729

CQ00274731

CQ00286035

CQ00288170

CQ00288501

Hydrocracker CQ00215407

CQ00216021 CQ00262174

CQ00262176

CQ00262177

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Issue number Hydrocracker CQ00264456

Issue Description

Issue Resolution

The user can now change the name of internal feed stream for the hydrocracker. The hydrocracker now uses the distillation type specified for the feed rather than assuming it is a D2887. HCR.cml was modified so that the boiling points of HN1 and HA1 were consistent with OOMF calculations. On the Results/Hydrogen system page, the label for H2S removal has been correctly set. For previous versions, it was referring to it as SO2. A check has been added so that if a negative value is calculated for Cn (naphthenic carbon) from the NDM method, the model uses a small positive value (0.01) instead. This will prevent any model instability due to a negative Cn concentration. The labels for the square cut products on the Results/Product Yields page have been fixed. They now read "Diesel 430-700F", "Bottoms 7001000F", and "Resid1000+ F". Previous versions used Kerosene, Diesel, and Bottoms, respectively, which was incorrect. The pressure of bed 1 of reactor 2 is now getting properly set. In previous versions, an incorrect specification meant that the pressure from the outlet of reactor 1 was not getting passed through to the inlet of reactor 2. The vapor flow and composition for the 2nd recycle gas loop are now correctly reported. In previous versions, the vapor flow and composition for the 1st recycle gas loop was reported for both the 1st and 2nd recycle gas loops.

CQ00265346

CQ00271953

CQ00272286

CQ00272509

CQ00272861

CQ00273243

CQ00274444

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Issue number Hydrocracker CQ00285863

Issue Description

Issue Resolution

Older cases with hydrocrackers should now always come up square. Previously, some older cases did not have the correct degrees of freedom. For the hydrocracker, the outlet temperature for the recycle gas compressor has now been exposed in the RefSYS interface. This temperature can be used to specify quench gas temperature. LHSV for the Hydrocracker model is now selectable when you are putting together a databook. A results workbook is now available for reformer units. In the simulation environment, the user can access this from the Reformer menu (4th item). The user may now specify the reformer feed on a weight or volume basis. In previous versions, the user was only able to specify on a volume basis Feed properties and kinetic lumps have been exposed so that the user may change from a spreadsheet unit or use in a case study. The unit for the delta P of the product heater now shows up. In previous versions, no unit was displayed. When the user creates a semi-regen reformer, default values for the Equilibrium Distribution Factors are now automatically supplied. The update of the Feed Blend page for a reformer is now nearly instantaneous. An error message is generated when the start time is entered with a number larger than the end time for semi-regen reformers. The model will not solve unless the user inputs an end time greater than the start time. This check was necessary to prevent model instability due to negative times. A more realistic default reformer feed fingerprint has been supplied for the 2006.5 release

CQ00286171

CQ00289988

Reformer CQ00204031

CQ00204845

CQ00207235

CQ00214413

CQ00223450

CQ00223454

CQ00226915

CQ00242490

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Issue number Reformer CQ00252631

Issue Description

Issue Resolution

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

CQ00256123

CQ00258950

CQ00260468

CQ00264236

CQ00264368

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Issue number Reformer CQ00264453

Issue Description

Issue Resolution

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

CQ00264459

CQ00268303

CQ00270889

CQ00289984

CQ00289986

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Aspen Remote Simulation Service

Product Description
Aspen Remote Simulation Service is a new component that provides a remote execution environment for other AspenTech tools including Aspen Simulation Workbook, Aspen Case Analysis, and Aspen Online Deployment. This tool allows model developers to deploy models onto a server accessible to several client computers. AspenTech simulation software must be installed on the server, but it is not required on the client computers. This significantly reduces the installation requirements for the client computers, making it easier to deploy simulation models to a wider range of casual and business users in the plant.

New Features and Enhancements


There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006.5.

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

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Aspen Simulation Workbook

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

x x

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New Features and Enhancements


Release 2006.5 includes the following new and enhanced features: x x x x ASW now supports HTSYS Dynamics. ASW now supports the HTFS+ product family. ASW now supports the calibration environment for RefSYS reactor models. Excel version 2007 and Windows Vista users can view the Design and Run toolbars as ribbon bars. Earlier versions of Aspen Simulation Workbook were not supported under Vista or Office 2007. The Organizer toolbar now has two new buttons: one to export selected variables (it creates an XML file with .ATMVO extension containing the exported variables) and the other to import selected variables (it imports an ATMVO variable file previously exported from Aspen Simulation Workbook). Imported variables can be manipulated through text substitution, allowing you to quickly create variable links for multiple objects with similar data structures. The instant table feature allows you to create a table using variables already selected in the simulation without having to first paste them into the Variable Organizer. This feature reduces the number of steps required to build a table in ASW. The enhanced table template allows you select a table in Excel, right click on it, and select Create Table Template from the context menu. (For an alternate method, select a table in the organizer table list and select Create Table Template from context menu.) The resulting table templates can include model variable types (rows) in addition to variable attributes (columns). The Run toolbar now has a new "simulate" drop down menu to list customer-chosen active simulations. Additional buttons have been added to support new features such as loading snapshots. Snapshots allow you to reset models to a previously saved state. Snapshots are used to initialize models; to recover from convergence failures; and to save intermediate states to allow you to return to these states at a later time. This feature is supported for Aspen Custom Modeler, Aspen Dynamics, Aspen Chromatography, and Aspen Adsim simulations.

Compatibility Notes
Release 2006.5 includes the following compatibility notes and issues: x Aspen Simulation Workbook is compatible with Microsoft Excel 2000 (or higher), operating under Windows 2000 (or higher), Windows XP or Vista environments. Windows XP or higher is recommended for best performance. Aspen Simulation Workbook 2006.5 can support older versions of Aspen Plus back to release 2004.1. All layered products of Aspen Plus, including Polymers Plus and Aspen RateSep, are also supported by Aspen Simulation Workbook. Aspen Simulation Workbook fully supports sequential-modular (SM) variables in Aspen Plus. Equationoriented (EO) models are supported indirectly through the SM variables, which are synchronized with the EO variables during simulation runs.

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

x x

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Aspen TASC

Product Description
Aspen TASC is a shell & tube heat exchanger simulation programs that can be used standalone by the thermal specialist for exchanger design or as an integrated product with AspenTech's steady-state process simulation programs, Aspen Plus or HYSYS. When used as a stand-alone program in design mode, Aspen TASC can determine the optimum heat exchanger configuration that satisfies the specified heat duty, allowable pressure drop, and / or maximum velocity. In addition, these programs allow the designer to rigorously check or rate a configured exchanger for specified duty. When integrated with Aspen Plus or HYSYS, Aspen TASC provides engineers with the ability to rigorously model heat exchanger operation and identify capital saving opportunities in the overall process configuration. Bottlenecks can be identified, process improvements modeled for various process operating scenarios, and costly maintenance schedules optimized.

New Features and Enhancements


There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006.5.

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

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Aspen Tasc+

Product Description
Aspen Tasc+ 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, Aspen Tasc+ 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, Aspen Tasc+ provides engineers with the ability to rigorously model heat exchanger operation and identify capital saving opportunities in the overall process configuration. Bottlenecks can be identified, process improvements modeled for various process operating scenarios, and costly maintenance schedules optimized.

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New Features and Enhancements


Release 2006.5 includes the following new features and enhancements: x x x x x x x x x x x x x Advanced calculation method. Variable baffle pitch. Exchanger geometry options. Heat transfer methods. Process data consistency. New and revised output. User interface. HYSYS simulator option to provide design, rating, and maximum fouling calculations. HYSYS simulator option to transfer geometry. Aspen Plus simulator option to transfer Tasc+ calculated UA to Enpoint. Aspen Plus simulator option to transfer geometry. Aspen Plus simulator Heatx block option. Tasc+ Application Now Supports Aspen OSE Workbook.

Advanced Calculation Method


The Advanced Calculation Method, first introduced for E-shells in the 2006 release, was extended to Design calculations and to a range of other shell types. The Advanced Method uses the same underlying methods for heat transfer and pressure drop as the default Standard calculation, but applies these more rigorously to the local geometry of the exchanger, and encompasses a new solution procedure which offers both improved robustness and accuracy as well as facilities for user-control of convergence. Specific features include: x The input to select the Advanced or Standard calculation method now appears at the beginning of the input, under Problem definition, as well as in the detailed Program Options section. You can now use the Advanced Method for F-,G-,H-,I-,J- and X-shells, and multi-tube hairpins as well as E-shells. For split flow shells, it calculates the performance of each flow separately. Multiple tubeside passes are also calculated individually, without using the simplifying assumptions of the Standard method The Advanced Method offers a number of new ways in which stream pressure changes can be handled, including calculation of inlet pressure to achieve a specified outlet pressure. The more rigorous structure of the Advanced Method provides the basis for a number of new features in future. The first major new feature, not possible under the Standard method, is variable baffle pitch

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Variable Baffle Pitch


The use of different baffle pitch at different points along the shellside flow path provides the opportunity for improved designs in difficult cases, for example, where a large baffle pitch is needed in some places to keep pressure losses low, but a tight pitch is required in others keep heat transfer coefficients high. Particular capabilities with this new feature are: x You can specify two, three or four different baffle regions, each with a different baffle pitch and number of baffles. The baffle cuts in the various regions can be the same or different. For double segmental baffles, there is a similar facility for the inner cut, though you can also omit these and have the program them. For F-shells, you can specify different baffle spacings in the top and bottom halves of the exchanger, or even two different spacing in each half. Similar facilities are available for G- and H-shells. Baffle locations with variable pitch are displayed on the Setting plan, and the cuts for various baffle regions appear on the Tube Layout diagram. The general variable baffle pitch capability outlined above is for simulation and rating calculations. There is a facility to Design an exchanger with variable baffle pitch. You specify the number of baffle regions, and the ratio of the pitch in the first region (nearest inlet) to the pitch in the last.

x x

Exchanger Geometry Options


The range of exchanger geometries handled by Tasc+ was extended: x You can now specify triple segmental baffles. The inner cut (adjacent to the centre line) of the two-piece baffle is defined as for double segmental baffles, and can be defaulted in the same way. The new intermediate cut in the three-piece baffle is defined as the baffle edge to baffle-edge distance, as a percentage of the shell of the diameter, and can also be defaulted. For Lowfin Tubes Input, you can now explicitly define the ratio of external to internal area in the input. Manufacturers values for this parameter can now be used in place of values calculated assuming a rectangular fin profile. The manufacturers name and fin descriptor can now be included in the input as well. All these new lowfin parameters are automatically imported when you select a fin from the databank supplied with Tasc+. Use of the manufacturers external to internal area ratio will cause a small change in the calculated results. Flooded Evaporators methods for specifying a flooded evaporator were clarified, and calculation methods improved. These should be specified as crossflow exchangers (Xshells), and an X-shell recirculation model for flooded evaporators was added. These new methods lead to higher heat transfer coefficients.

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Heat Transfer Methods


A number of enhancements were made to some of the heat transfer methods, along with new options: x Experimental and analytical research has shown that the mixture condensation heat transfer methods can be over-conservative when there is no non-condensing gas. An improvement has been made to the implementation of film mass-transfer correction that gives higher coefficients. For falling film evaporators, the Chun-Seban method is now available as an option. This is a well known open-literature method, and is available alongside the recommended HTFS method. For single-phase tubeside heat transfer, the Hetran method is now available along with the recommended HTFS method. The differences between the two methods are most noticeable at very high and very low Reynolds numbers. The Hetran facility benefits you when looking for consistency with previous Hetran predictions. Calculations of recirculation rate in Kettle reboilers and flooded evaporators were improved. Methods were added to handle cases of underfed exchangers, where the bundle is only partly covered, and overfed exchangers, where the flow is so large that there is no recirculation and for a flooded evaporator operated in this way, where the vapor exit nozzle carries two-phase flow. These undesirable operating conditions can arise during Design searches, or in Process simulator cases which are far from convergence. In addition, they may be experienced in operation outside design conditions. Messages are produced if such conditions are detected in the final solution case. An adjustment was made to the method for calculating the heat transfer coefficient when the liquid heating duty is a large fraction of the total duty in a boiling stream. The change generates higher heat transfer coefficients.

Process Data Consistency


It is usual to specify an incomplete set of Process data and rely on the program to calculate missing values. The number of ways in which this can be done was extended, the logic for handling inconsistencies was improved, and the related messages updated. x For streams which are underspecified, a heat balance with the other stream is assumed, or if this is inadequate, some standard assumptions are made, such as a condensing stream condensing completely. For streams which are over specified, there is an input which determines how inconsistencies between heat loads and inlet and outlet should be handled and logic which identifies whether at inlet or outlet, a correction to temperature or quality (vapor fraction) is most plausible. Small heat imbalances between streams are handled by the program. Only large imbalances, probably arising from a mistake in the input, cause a fatal error. For simulation calculations, if there are inadequate process data provided, an initial heat load is estimated, taking a value that should provide a safe starting point for simulation of any exchanger geometry.

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New and Revised Output


Additional output was introduced in connection to all the major new features in the program. New outputs were introduced when there are alternative bases on which you can define parameters: x On the TEMA sheet, nozzle sizes you can define on either an ID, OD. or standard (nominal bore) size basis. There is a new parameter in the Nozzles Input so you can select which you prefer. The exchanger surface areas shown on the TEMA sheet, and related coefficients, are now based on total finned surface area for tubes with fins. Previously, all coefficients were based on the same reference area, derived using the tube OD. In the detailed output of heat transfer, coefficients are still given on a reference area basis, but tubeside coefficients are also given on a tube ID basis, and for finned tubes, shellside coefficients are also reported on a finned area basis. Flow pattern information at each calculation point along the exchanger is now included in the Detailed output tables, for both shellside and tubeside. For condensing streams, condensate coefficients are also now in these tables.

User Interface
A number of new features are available in Tasc+ as part of the user interface: x When an EDR file containing cases for more than one program (for example Tasc+ and Hetran) is opened, you can select which case(s) to open. This means that a license is only used for the program with which you are working. Different categories of messages appear on different tabs. Any fatal error messages appear on the first tab, then Input warnings messages, Results warning messages, Operation warnings and Notes messages. A final tab shows all the error messages and warnings together, as in previous version of Tasc+. The tab headings give a count of the number of messages in each category. The text of a number of messages was also made clearer. New user-specified Recap Profiles can be defined. Tasc+ now allows you to establish a number of different Recap Lists of variables under user-specified Profile names. The Recap feature allows you to easily compare results from different runs side-by-side. You always had the capability to customize this list for a given run, however, you can now save a customized list of variables under a Recap Profile Name and use it with any subsequent application runs. As a result, you can save time by not having to customize a list for every. Pre-saved plots are now provided. Under the View menu, you can select from a number of saved plots, including properties data and performance data for both shellside and tubeside. Performance data are plotted against distance along the exchanger stream temperatures (under tubeside performance) are particularly useful. The facilities remain to generate and save other plots of your own choosing, by right-clicking on any output table. You can now view data in the lowfin database in either US or SI units You can now convert STX input files to Tasc+ input files using the File Conversion utility in the Windows Start | Programs | AspenTech | Aspen Engineering Suite | Aspen HTFS+ 2006.5 | File Conversion Utility menu. This utility converts one or more selected files to the Tasc+ input format. The files maintain the same filename but with the EDR file extension.

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

x x x x x

HYSYS simulator option to transfer Tasc+ calculated UA to End Point model in HYSYS
A new Transfer UA to End Point button in Heat Exchanger model->HTFS+Tasc>Exchanger view transfers the calculated UA from the Tasc+ engine to constant UA input and sets the Heat Exchanger Model to End Point.

HYSYS simulator option to transfer geometry from HYSYS native model to Tasc+
A Transfer Geometry from HYSYS button in Heat Exchanger model | HTFS+Tasc | Exchanger view transfers geometry from Steady State Rating model to the Tasc+ geometry input.

Aspen Plus simulator option to transfer Tasc+ calculated UA to End Point model in Aspen Plus
The new Transfer UA to shortcut button in the Heatx block | Setup form | specifications tab transfers the calculated UA from Tasc+ engine to constant UA input and sets the Heat Exchanger Model to End Point.

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Aspen Plus simulator option to transfer geometry from Heatx block to Tasc+
The new Transfer geometry to Tasc+ button in the Heatx block |HTFS+ options form |Input File tab transfers all Heatx detailed model geometry to the Tasc+ input specifications.

Aspen Plus simulator Heatx block option for Maximum Fouling Evaluation using Tasc+ model
The new option Maximum fouling in Heatx block | Setup form | Specifications tab |Type determines the fouling resistance consistent with current process conditions and the given exchanger geometry.

Tasc+ Application and Aspen OSE Workbook Support


Aspen OSE Workbook is an Excel Add-in tool which links process simulation models to Excel. Absolutely no programming knowledge is required to use this tool. Aspen OSE Workbook contains tools to link simulation variables from HTFS+ applications to Excel worksheets and via Excel worksheets to other simulators. Additional tools are available in OSE Workbook to select and run HTFS+ models. Aspen OSE Workbook makes it easier to deploy models in Excel and offers performance benefits over previous methods such as OLE links and VBA. Aspen OSE Workbook is part of the Open Simulation Environment Base offering.

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

Whats Fixed
The following issues were fixed in release 2006.5.

We need to provide a description and a resolution. If we dont provide details, at minimum Im going to add a comment that the issue was fixed.

Issue Number CQ00260072

Issue Description

Issue Resolution The Advanced Calculation Method is now available for X-shells (as well as E,F,G,H,I,Jshells)

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Issue Number CQ00264239

Issue Description

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

CQ00273502

CQ00220045 CQ00228589

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Issue Number CQ00257635

Issue Description

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

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Issue Number CQ00272032

Issue Description

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

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CQ00228589

CQ00231082 CQ00258569

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CQ00260324 CQ00260355

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Issue Number CQ00264114

Issue Description

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

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Issue Number CQ00227817

Issue Description

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

CQ00231080

CQ00248047 CQ00250481

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Issue Number CQ00256486

Issue Description

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

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Issue Number CQ00258415

Issue Description

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

CQ00259339 CQ00275425 CQ00267281

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Aspen Teams

Product Description
Aspen Teams is a comprehensive set of tools for the complete mechanical design or rating of shell & tube heat exchangers and basic pressure vessels. When used with Tasc+ or Hetran, Aspen Teams 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, Aspen Teams can optimize the design of most components including flanges, tube sheets, expansion joints, supports, shell, and nozzle reinforcement. They conform to TEMA standards and several international codes including, including ASME Section VIII, Div.1, CODAP, AD Merkbltter, and EN13445.

New Features and Enhancements


Release 2006.5 includes the following new and enhanced features in the following areas: x x x Enhancements to Aspen Teams/ASME 2006.5. Aspen Teams/AD. Improvements to Aspen Teams/EN.

Aspen Teams/ASME 2006.5


Release 2006.5 updated Aspen Teams with the ASME code addenda for 2007 and includes the following. x x x x x x x Simply support tube sheet design. Bellows expansion joints. Mandatory full radiography. Thick-walled expansion joints. Flange Rigidity. 2007 ASME materials. Additional enhancements.

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Simply supported tube sheet design


With this option, tube sheets that are welded to cylinders and that are overstressed at the junction can be designed without considering the stiffening effect of the adjacent component.

Bellows expansion joints


Updated equations for bellows expansion joint design.

Mandatory full radiography


Added new material classifications that require full radiography of welds above a certain thickness.

Thick-walled expansion joints


Incorporated new acceptance stress criteria for different parts of the expansion joint. This change helps the acceptance of existing thick-walled expansion joints.

Flange Rigidity
Updated the flange definitions for the calculation of flange rigidity for integral and loose flanges. Some optional type flanges may now have different flange rigidity results.

2007 ASME materials


Release 2006.5 incorporated the new 2007 ASME materials database.

Additional enhancements
Release 2006.5 includes the following additional enhancements and improvements: x Added additional inputs for designing heat exchangers under different operating pressures and temperatures: This feature greatly improves the overall design, stress analysis and the calculation of the relative expansion/contraction between shell and tubes for special cases such as start-up, shut-down and upset conditions. Expanded the calculation of tube stresses across the tube sheet diameter: Current code rules only calculate the tube stresses at the periphery of the bundle. Consequently, tube stresses elsewhere are not being monitored. With this design procedure, you can now ascertain if tubes located anywhere in fixed or floating exchangers are overstressed in tension or compression. Incorporated code case 2398, alternative method for design of reinforcement for large openings in cylindrical vessels under internal pressure. This new design procedure enables the design of large openings that previously could not be designed with appendix 1 or that resulted in unreasonable geometries. Enhanced the calculations under mandatory appendix 1-8, rules for reinforcement of cone-to-cylinder junctions under external pressure.

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Incorporated static pressure in overall heat exchanger design. Now you can let the program calculate the static pressure based on fluid operating densities obtained from thermal design or enter a static pressure. Added the capability of superimposing wind and seismic loads on body flange design. Added gaskets with inner rings only. This feature completes the calculation of flanges with gaskets with inner/outer or both metal rings. Incorporated gaskets maximum stress values to verify compression stresses. This helps using new gasket specifications that include the maximum gasket compression. Added processing of tube passes pressure drops. These values are used to verify the strength of pass partition plates. Communication with a thermal program (Tasc+) is required. Provided error messages when a material is used with a design temperature that exceeds the maximum per ASME material specifications. Communication with a thermal program (Tasc+) is required. This is of particular interest to components that are subject to both the shell side and tube side fluids (tube sheets, tubes) since one side may have a much higher design/operating temperature than the other. Added tubes material tolerance. This feature is particularly useful when you enter average wall tube thickness instead of minimum wall. The tubes material tolerance default for average wall tubes is 10% of thickness for seamless tubes, 5% for welded tubes. Added 100% metal replacement in reinforcing pad design to the input interface. Previously this feature was only available with a change code. Added new inputs for nozzle cylinder thickness at the vessel wall end and for pipe OD at the flange end. This input is used when designing dual thickness nozzles (mostly forgings) with standard flanges. Now uses a default material for supports. Previous versions are not using a default material so the supports are not designed unless you enter a support material.

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Aspen Teams/AD 2006.5


Release 2006.5 includes the following enhancements and improvements for Aspen Teams/AD: x x x x x Added the calculation of the tube sheet flanged extension thickness per DIN 2505. Improved the calculation of tube sheets with flange moments. Improved the calculation of embedded diameter d2 for evaluation of untubed areas in tube sheet design. Improved the calculation of the tube unsupported length for no-tubes-in-window baffle designs. Improved the calculation of tube stresses when thermal loads are present.

Aspen Teams/EN 2006.5


Release 2006.5 made improvements to the material default files.

Compatibility Notes
There are no known compatibility notes or issues for this release 2006.5.
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Whats Fixed
The following issues were fixed in release 2006.5.

We need to provide a description and a resolution. If we dont provide details, at minimum Im going to add a comment that the issue was fixed.

Issue Number

Issue Description

Issue Resolution Corrected a discrepancy between a warning concerning saddle depth and calculated depth. The calculated depth was also called 'width'. Now both values will be 'depth'. Corrected a problem concerning the incorrect warning about insufficient bolting area for the body flanges. Corrected a problem with the program ignoring the user-specified small shell length in a fixed tubesheet kettle. Corrected a program fatal error for U-tube exchangers with certain material combinations. Corrected a problem with incorrect overstress warnings for external loads nozzle calculations. A variable was not initialized properly so when one nozzle failed, the rest of the nozzles failed as well with identical warnings. Corrected a problem with flanges MAWP being lower than the design pressure in design mode. This occurred when the flange cylinder thickness 'go' was automatically increased and the MAWP search algorithm started searching for a pressure lower than the design pressure. Corrected the application of earthquake loads to support design under special conditions when the User had specified 'No' to earthquake loads in horizontal U-tube exchangers. Corrected a problem with the EN default materials file. This file had an entry assigned to tubesheets as a tube material instead of plate or forging. Corrected a problem with an incorrect warning. Program warned the User of a design temperature being exceeded during the external pressure calculation when in fact the design temperature was under the allowable. Corrected the calculation of hub thickness 'go' for flanges around a tubesheet. The program was using the shell side conditions for the tube side flanges. Corrected a problem with the calculation of the flange rigidity for optional type flanges. If the rigidity controls, and the flange thickness is increased, the program does not use the correct rigidity formula under certain conditions.

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Issue Number CQ00265193

Issue Description

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

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Issue Number CQ00260147 CQ00260184 CQ00260250 CQ00260255

Issue Description

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

CQ00260270

CQ00260537

CQ00260616

CQ00261516

CQ00261560

CQ00261564

CQ00261658 CQ00261660

CQ00261662

CQ00261825

CQ00261826

CQ00261855

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Issue Number CQ00261932

Issue Description

Issue Resolution Corrected a problem with the failure of the program to warn the user that the stress at the junction channel-tubesheet was exceeding the allowable during a rating run. Corrected formula for the area calculation for large nozzles. The program was using factor 1.75 when it should have been factor 1.5. Tube-to-tubesheet joint mean metal temperature not shown. Added to input and renamed in detail calculation output. Corrected problem with program not using the bolt load of an attached flange on the stationary tubesheet for units of types CES and CET. Corrected erroneous warning for the flange rigidity calculation. Under some conditions a warning was issued that the flange was failing the rigidity calculation when in fact it was not. Added input item for the wind load factor according to NBCC 1995. Added a warning when prohibited materials are used per UCS-6(b) rules. Added warning when the unsupported tube spans in U-tube units exceed the TEMA maximum. Prior program code was not including the length in the U-bends. Incorrect warning issued concerning gasket width not sufficient. Gasket width was OK. Warning issued before the gasket width optimization was completed. Corrected a problem with the program using the internal pressure moments only for the rigidity calculation of a floating head flange. Program was ignoring the external pressure moments which could control. Corrected a problem with the bundle weight calculation for 'S' type exchangers. The bundle weight should not include the rear head, floaring head flange and backing ring. These items need to be removed before the bundle can be pulled. Added 'for ASME use Metals' to the menu label under the material database utility. Users are confusing the old B-JAC ASME database with the current annual ASME database as set in Program Settings. Teams/ASME. Corrected a display problem with the shell stresses in the tubesheet detail section. Teams - Corrected formula for U-tubes UHX calculation variable h'g. Incorrect treatment of the floating head flange thickness input. The actual flange thickness and the corrosion allowance was not properly taken into account in the calculations and in the sectional drawing. Teams/ASME. Corrected a problem with issuing a TEMA stress warning when TEMA was not the tubesheet design method selected. Added input options for specifying corrosion allowance on the OD, ID and thickness of the head, flange, backing ring for floating head units. Revised the shear calculation results for TEMA 'S' type floating heads to provide more clarification.

CQ00262183 CQ00262196 CQ00262224

CQ00262373 CQ00262382 CQ00263122 CQ00263128

CQ00263150

CQ00263151

CQ00263157

CQ00263161

CQ00264073 CQ00264360

CQ00264369

CQ00264544

CQ00252137 CQ00252485

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Issue Number

Issue Description

Issue Resolution Added the TEMA minimum pass partition thickness to the results. Added warnings when the user enters a pass partition thickness less than TEMA or less than minimum required per specified pressure drop. Corrected a problem with the program ignoring the user-specified floating head outer metal ring width. In rating mode, the program was ignoring the inputted outer metal ring width for the floating head flange. Added option input a different pass partition material for the rear head. Warnings 548 and 720 have been improved by providing the tube thickness results which explain why the warnings are being issued. In the calculation of the MAWP, the program was not including the now mandatory body flange rigidity calculation. Prior to this program change the MAWP was too generous for some particular designs. With this change if the flange rigidity controls the flange thickness, the MAWP calculated for the flanges will be correct. Added new note concerning No Tubes in Window baffle design. When used, both TEMA (RCB-7.11(3)) and UHX (UHX-10) are not applicable for tubesheet design because both methods were developed with uniform perforated tube patterns. Revised Warning 287 to say: "Cone compression ring added for reinforcement. Please increase cone thickness if reinforcing ring not desired" issued when design did not have a reinforcing ring. Corrected problem when the user enters the flange hub thickness 'go' in program Design mode, The resulting dimensions were not consistent. It now adjusts all flange dimensions appropriately. Corrected the hub flange thickness 'go' calculation following the new appendix 2 rules. For the shell side flanges, the program was using the tube side pressure. When a cone is used for the front head, the program was not calculating the mandatory requirements per appendix 1-8 for reinforcement of cone-to-cylinder junction under external pressure Gaskets with inner metal rings only have been added. The new gasket numbers are 1665, 1666 and 1667. Now Teams can handle gaskets with outer metal rings only (#1383, 1384 and 1388) and gaskets with inner and outer metal rings (#1389, 1390 and 1391). When the User enters a nozzle thickness and is less than Code minimum, the program uses a pipe tolerance based on the minimum thickness, not the inputted thickness. The program has been changed so if the entered thickness is greater than minimum, the tolerance is based on the inputted thickness. If less than minimum, the tolerance is based on the minimum thickness. An output item has been added showing the minimum thickness used in the calculation of the pipe tolerance.

CQ00252642

CQ00252819 CQ00252926 CQ00252961 CQ00255337

CQ00255571

CQ00255987

CQ00256132

CQ00256134

CQ00256144

CQ00256219

CQ00256277

CQ00256302

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Issue Number CQ00256307

Issue Description

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

CQ00256370

CQ00256513

CQ00256574 CQ00256575 CQ00256606 CQ00256621

CQ00257250

CQ00257360

CQ00257633

CQ00257637 CQ00257639 CQ00257650 CQ00257816

CQ00257849

CQ00257924 CQ00257973

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Issue Number CQ00258012 CQ00258015 CQ00258017 CQ00258018 CQ00258113

Issue Description

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

CQ00258142

CQ00258252

CQ00258256

CQ00258299

CQ00258411

CQ00259049 CQ00259156

CQ00259182

CQ00275789

CQ00276079

CQ00277093

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Issue Number CQ00277095

Issue Description

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

CQ00277177 CQ00277254 CQ00277332

CQ00277344 CQ00277502

CQ00277509 CQ00283709

CQ00283863 CQ00283876 CQ00283877 CQ00260097

CQ00260095

CQ00284377

CQ00284781 CQ00285463

CQ00285490

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Issue Number CQ00285561 CQ00285572 CQ00285734

Issue Description

Issue Resolution Corrected problem with allowing construction with Titanium or Zirconium plates without specifying full X-Ray per UNF-57. Corrected a problem with not enough decimal places for proper conversion of Torque units. Corrected and improved processing of LWN type nozzles. Revamped warnings. Corrected a problem with Teams/AD (German code) when the minimum bolt diameter is entered and the program cannot find a solution using the minimum bolt diameter. Corrected pressure-temperature ANSI B16.5 flange ratings for group 1.1. Corrected pressure units for the operating load cases when in SI or Metric units. The program was not converting the pressure units correctly. Corrected problem in some nozzles where the parallel limit is incorrectly calculated when the nozzle is flanged and a forging. Corrected problem with double tubesheet designs in AEU exchangers. Program was not designing the bolted flat cover. Corrected and updated external pressure tables per ASME section II Part D. Corrected problem with calculating body flanges for large diameter, high temperature, high pressure alloy floating point exchanger. The optimization routines did not yield a results thus the program was freezing. Corrected problem with the TEMA tubesheet design method for differential pressure design. The TEMA paragraph 7.165 was not longer appearing in the detail section. Eliminated large pass partition clearances for U-Tube layouts with rotated SQ pitch to match other software results. Corrected problem with the TEMA tubesheet design method for differential pressure design. The TEMA paragraph 7.165 was not longer appearing in the detail section. Corrected the required wall thickness for hill-side nozzles when located beyond 80% of the head diameter. Program failed to verify the 80% diameter rule under certain conditions. Corrected a problem with the calculation of reinforcing for certain radial nozzles. The program was using a hill-side method when in fact the nozzle was radial.

CQ00285977 CQ00286019

CQ00286021 CQ00287130 CQ00287257 CQ00260095

CQ00288638

CQ00289638 CQ00289793

CQ00289638

CQ00290041

CQ00296515

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Aspen Tools

Product Description
Aspen Tools are a collection of software programs focusing on solids and separation processes. Similar to Aspen Process Manual tools, theses programs are based on over 25 years of research experience and industrial applications.

New Features and Enhancements


There are no new features or enhancements in release 2006.5.

Compatibility Notes
The following lists and describes compatibility notes and issues for release 2006.5 x x These programs should install in parallel to previous releases. All data files should be compatible.

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Aspen Zyqad

Product Description
Aspen Zyqad provides integration of front-end engineering work processes and management of process data and knowledge throughout the engineering lifecycle.

New Features
Release 2006.5 includes the following new features and enhancements: x x x x x x User defined graphical expansion and mapping of objects from simulation to PFD equipment and from PFD to Preliminary P&ID. Drawing Editor Usability enhancements. Enhanced client/server communications over a WAN via TCP/IP. Ad-hoc reporting. Document grouping for common batch action, such as Print and Issue. General Usability enhancements.

User Defined Graphical Expansion


You can create and save multiple symbols and connections into expansion templates These templates let you quickly expand single objects on one diagram into multiple objects on another diagram. For example, you can define a template to expand a distillation model from a simulator into the tower, condenser, reboiler, accumulator, and associated pumps. Additionally, you can also define a template to expand a pump from the PFD into the pump and standby, with all associated piping, valves, and other detail for placement on a Preliminary P&ID. You can use a template to place a multi-object assembly from the symbol library, or to expand an object from the stockpile into a more detailed assembly on the new diagram.

Drawing Editor Usability Enhancements


The following usability enhancements were made to the Drawing Editor: x x Graphical Undo Smart Deleting of Inline Objects

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Multiple Insertion of Symbols Onto a Drawing

Graphical Undo
You can undo up to 10 graphical operations in succession.

Smart Deleting of Inline Objects


When you delete an inline item, Zyqad merges any connections of the same class that are co-linear and that connected to the deleted inline item. If the connections have flow or other data associated with them, and the data differ, Zyqad prompts you to specify which data to keep.

Multiple Insertion of Symbols Onto a Drawing


A symbol selected from the library remains active for placement and can be placed in multiple locations before line cuts are made. Line cuts are made when you release the symbol as active.

Enhanced Client/Server Communications Over a WAN using TCP/IP


Clients can now specify a TCP/IP transport type and port number for Client/Server communications that allows secure operation of Zyqad through a corporate firewall and over a wide area network.

Document Grouping for Common Batch Actions


Create a new Document Folder in the Aspen Zyqad Explorer. Perform actions on all datasheets and diagrams in the folder with a single command. For example, you can easily print all the documents in a folder with a single command, or perform change management operations such as Submit/Check/Issue on a set of documents with a single command.

Ad-Hoc Reporting
You can select fields from a datasheet and generate a query that outputs the values for the selected fields for all applicable objects to a CSV file for Excel.

General Usability Enhancements


The following general usability enhancements have been added: x x User Defined Gauge Pressure Copying Data Between Similar Objects

User Defined Gauge Pressure


Unit conversion operations now use a user defined atmospheric pressure for gauge pressure conversions.

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Copying Data between Similar Objects


You may now execute a method to copy data between two existing objects.

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

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