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Title: Advanced System for Process Engineering

Abstract

ASPEN (Advanced System for Process Engineering) is a state of the art process simulator and economic evaluation package which was designed for use in engineering fossil energy conversion processes. ASPEN can represent multiphase streams including solids, and handle complex substances such as coal. The system can perform steady state material and energy balances, determine equipment size and cost, and carry out preliminary economic evaluations. It is supported by a comprehensive physical property system for computation of major properties such as enthalpy, entropy, free energy, molar volume, equilibrium ratio, fugacity coefficient, viscosity, thermal conductivity, and diffusion coefficient for specified phase conditions; vapor, liquid, or solid. The properties may be computed for pure components, mixtures, or components in a mixture, as appropriate. The ASPEN Input Language is oriented towards process engineers.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Federal Energy Technology Center, Morgantown
Sponsoring Org.:
DOE/FE
OSTI Identifier:
1230105
Report Number(s):
ASPEN; 000214D078000
DOE Contract Number:
AC21-81MC14521
Resource Type:
Software
Software Revision:
00
Software Package Number:
000214
Software Package Contents:
Software Abstract; Media Directory; Media includes Source Code; DOE/MC/14521-1942; DOE/MC/14521-1943; DOE/MC/16481-1201 Vols. 1 & 2; DOE/MC/16481-1203 Vols. 1 & 2; Media Directory;\ 1 CD Rom
Software CPU:
D0780
Open Source:
No
Source Code Available:
Yes
Other Software Info:
The DEC VAX version contains 1952 files of which 1779 are of type FOR (FORTRAN). The remainder are of types INP, DAT, COM, DOC, INF, TMP, MSG, MAR, PG, SPL, OUT, SMP, XRF, and HLP. These files are either used during system generation or represent output files generated by the system for use in checking for correct implementation. The command procedures (COM files) are designed for use with VAX/VMS version 4.0 or later. The DEC VAX version contains the ASPEN Graphics System. This system uses calls to subroutines to generate actual terminal control sequences rather than formal meta code. While eliminating the need for a separate device driver for each different device, this necessitates editing of some of the code for addition of new devices. The devices currently supported are: Tektronix 401x, 411x, 410x, and 4027; AED767; SELANAR adapted VT-100; ZETA11 and 34 plotters, and the Varian printer-plotter.
Country of Publication:
United States

Citation Formats

Williams, K. E., Saus, L. S., and Regenhardt, P. A. Advanced System for Process Engineering. Computer software. Vers. 00. DOE/FE. 1 Feb. 1992. Web.
Williams, K. E., Saus, L. S., & Regenhardt, P. A. (1992, February 1). Advanced System for Process Engineering (Version 00) [Computer software].
Williams, K. E., Saus, L. S., and Regenhardt, P. A. Advanced System for Process Engineering. Computer software. Version 00. February 1, 1992.
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  • ASPEN (Advanced System for Process Engineering) is a state-of-the-art process simulator and economic evaluation package which was designed for use in engineering fossil energy conversion processes. ASPEN can represent multiphase streams, including solids, and handle complex substances such as coal. The system can perform steady-state material and energy balances, determine equipment size and cost, and carry out preliminary economic evaluations. It is supported by a comprehensive physical property system for computation of major properties such as enthalpy, entropy, free energy, molar volume, equilibrium ratio, fugacity coefficient, viscosity, thermal conductivity, diffusion coefficient, and thermal conductivity for specified phase conditions - vapor,more » liquid, or solid. The properties may be computed for pure components, mixtures, or components in a mixture, as appropriate. The ASPEN Input Language is oriented towards process engineers.IBM303x;DEC VAX11/780; FORTRAN IV (99%) and Assembly language (1%) for the IBM CMS version. All of ASPEN except easily replaceable system utilities is written in ANS FORTRAN X3.9-1966. THE DEC VAX version is completely FORTRAN IV.; VM/CMS (IBM303x), VMS 2.4,2.5 (DEC VAX11/780); The IBM CMS transmittal tape is recorded at 6250 bpi. The IBM version CMS edition requires approximately 200 cylinders of IBM3350 or equivalent disk storage for the ASPEN system account, using three minidisks of 115, 30, and 35 cylinders, respectively, on an IBM3350 or equivalent disk drive and 2 megabytes of virtual storage. In addition, 5 cylinders of IBM3350 or equivalent disk storage and 2 megabytes of virtual storage are needed for each user account. The DEC VAX version requires approximately 3 megabytes of virtual storage in addition to approximately 150K blocks of disk storage for the system account, and 20K blocks of disk storage for each user account..« less
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  • ASPEN (Advanced System for Process Engineering) is a state of the art process simulator and economic evaluation package which was designed for use in engineering fossil energy conversion processes. ASPEN can represent multiphase streams including solids, and handle complex substances such as coal. The system can perform steady state material and energy balances, determine equipment size and cost, and carry out preliminary economic evaluations. It is supported by a comprehensive physical property system for computation of major properties such as enthalpy, entropy, free energy, molar volume, equilibrium ratio, fugacity coefficient, viscosity, thermal conductivity, and diffusion coefficient for specified phase conditions;more » vapor, liquid, or solid. The properties may be computed for pure components, mixtures, or components in a mixture, as appropriate. The ASPEN Input Language is oriented towards process engineers.« less
  • ASPEN (Advanced System for Process Engineering) is a state of the art process simulator and economic evaluation package which was designed for use in engineering fossil energy conversion processes. ASPEN can represent multiphase streams including solids, and handle complex substances such as coal. The system can perform steady state material and energy balances, determine equipment size and cost, and carry out preliminary economic evaluations. It is supported by a comprehensive physical property system for computation of major properties such as enthalpy, entropy, free energy, molar volume, equilibrium ratio, fugacity coefficient, viscosity, thermal conductivity, and diffusion coefficient for specified phase conditionsmore » vapor, liquid, or solid. The properties may be computed for pure components, mixtures, or components in a mixture, as appropriate. The ASPEN Input Language is oriented towards process engineers.« less
  • ASPEN (Advanced System for Process Engineering) is a state of the art process simulator and economic evaluation package which was designed for use in engineering fossil energy conversion processes. ASPEN can represent multiphase streams including solids, and handle complex substances such as coal. The system can perform steady state material and energy balances, determine equipment size and cost, and carry out preliminary economic evaluations. It is supported by a comprehensive physical property system for computation of major properties such as enthalpy, entropy, free energy, molar volume, equilibrium ratio, fugacity coefficient, viscosity, thermal conductivity, and diffusion coefficient for specified phase conditionsmore » vapor, liquid, or solid. The properties may be computed for pure components, mixtures, or components in a mixture, as appropriate. The ASPEN Input Language is oriented towards process engineers.« less

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