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Mixers/Splitters Mixer* Mixing of two or more (material or energy) streams to form

one product stream (material or energy). Model for a mixer.

FSplit Splitting of a stream/substream (material or energy) into two or more p


SSplt stream splitter or a fluid-solid separator.

Separators Flash2* Separation of a feed stream into two product streams using
rigorous vapor-liquid or vapor-liquid-liquid equilibrium.
Model for a flash unit, a partial vaporizer or condenser.

Flash3 Separation of a feed stream into three product streams using


rigorous vapor-liquid or vapor-liquid-liqu
Model for a single-stage separator with
liquid streams.

Decanter Separation of a feed stream into two liquid product streams.


Model for an oil-water decanter.

Sep Separation of a mixture stream into components with no


consideration to phase equilibrium. Mo
component separators.

2-Sep Separation of a mixture stream into two component streams


with no consideration to phase equilib
simple-minded 2-component separators

Heat Exchangers Heater* Heating, cooling, total vaporization or total condensation of a


feed stream. Model for a heater, cooler
condenser.

HeatX* Heat exchange between two material streams. Model for a


Hetran two-stream shell-and-tube heat exchanger.

MHeatX Heat exchange between multiple hot streams and multiple


cold streams. Model for a LNG heat exch

Aerotran Air cooling of a hot stream. Model for an air cooler.

HxFlux Convective heat exchange between a heat source and a heat


sink. Model for estimating heat transfer

HTRIST Heat exchange in a shell-and-tube exchanger. Model for a


kettle-boiler.

Columns DSTWU* Simple distillation of a feed stream into overhead and bottom
product streams. Model for a simple d
whose reflux ratio or number of stages
determined (design calculation).

DISTL* Similar to DSTWU except that it is used in rating or


performance calculation to determine p
for specified reflux ratio and number of

SCFrac Simple fractionation of a complex feed stream into overhead


and bottom product steams. Model for

RadFrac RadFrac
y) streams to form
Model for a mixer.

or energy) into two or more product streams (material or energy). Model for a

duct streams using


d equilibrium.
or condenser.

oduct streams using


apor-liquid or vapor-liquid-liquid equilibrium.
a single-stage separator with one vapor and two

d product streams.
an oil-water decanter.

ponents with no
tion to phase equilibrium. Model for simple-minded
nt separators.

component streams
consideration to phase equilibrium. Model for a
nded 2-component separators.

al condensation of a
m. Model for a heater, cooler, total vaporizer or

eams. Model for a

ams and multiple


ms. Model for a LNG heat exchanger.

an air cooler.

t source and a heat


el for estimating heat transfer rate.

nger. Model for a


verhead and bottom
treams. Model for a simple distillation column
flux ratio or number of stages needs to be
ed (design calculation).

nce calculation to determine product compositions


ed reflux ratio and number of stages.

ream into overhead


m product steams. Model for a crude oil fractionator.
Unit Operation Models
Type Model
Mixers/ Mixer
Splitters
FSplit
SSplit

Separators Flash2
Flash3
Decanter
Sep
2-Sep

Heat Heater
Exchangers
HeatX
MheatX
HxFlux
Hetran
Aerotran
HTRIIST

Columns DSTWU
Distl
RadFrac
Extract
MultiFrac
SCFrac
PetroFrac
RateFrac
BatchFrac

Reactors RStoic
RYield
REquil
RGibbs
RCSTR
RPlug
RBatch

Pressure Pump
Changers
Compr
MCompr
Pipeline
Pipe
Valve

Manipulators Mult
Dupl
ClChng
Selector

Solids Crystallizer
Crusher
Screen
FabFl
Cyclone
VScrub
ESP
HyCyc
CFuge
Filter
SWash
CCD
Unit Operation Models
Description

Stream mixer
Stream splitter
Substream splitter

Two-outlet flash
Three-outlet flash
Liquid-liquid decanter
Multi outlet component separator
Two-outlet component separator

Heater/cooler
Two-stream heat exchanger
Multistream heat exchanger
Interface to BJAC Shell & Tube heat exchanger program
Interface to BJAC air cooled heat exchanger program
Interface to the Aspen Aerotran program
Interface to the IST program

Shortcut distillation design Aspen Plus provides four rigorous multistage separation models:
Shortcut distillation rating Model Purpose
Rigorous distillation RadFrac General vapor-liquid multistage separation
Rigorous liquid-liquid extractor MultiFrac General systems of interlinked multistage dis
Rigorous distillation for complex columns PetroFrac Petroleum refining fractionation units
Shortcut distillation for petroleum RateFrac Rate-based non-equilibrium separation
Rigorous distillation for petroleum Extract is a rigorous model for simulating liquid-liquid extractors. I
Rate-based distillation appropriate only for rating calculations.
Rigorous batch distillation

Aspen Plus provides seven models for chemical reactor simulation


Model Purpose
Stoichiometric reactor RStoic Conversion reactor with known stoichiometr
Yield reactor RYield Yield reactor with known product yields
Equilibrium reactor REquil Two-phase chemical equilibrium reactor (sto
Equilibrium reactor RGibbs Multiphase chemical equilibrium reactor (no
Continuous-stirred tank reactor RCSTR Continuous stirred tank reactor with known
Plug flow reactor RPlug Plug flow reactor with known kinetics
Batch reactor RBatch Batch or semi-batch reactor with known kine

Pump/hydraulic turbine
Compressor/turbine
Multistage compressor/turbine
Multi segment pipeline pressure drop
Single segment pipeline pressure drop
Rigorous valve pressure drop

Stream multiplier
Stream duplicator
Stream class changer
Stream selector
Model Purpose
Mixed suspension mixed product removal crystallizer Crystallizer A mixed suspension, mixed product removal
Solids crusher Crusher Breaking solid particles in a crusher
Solids separator Screen Separating solid particles in a screen
Fabric filter FabFl Solids separation from a gas stream
Cyclone separator Cyclone Solids separation from a gas stream
Venturi scrubber Vscrub Solids separation from a gas stream
Electrostatic precipitator ESP Solids separation from a gas stream
Hydrocyclone HyCyc The separation of liquids from solids
Centrifuge filter CFuge The separation of liquids from solids
Rotary vacuum filter Filter The separation of liquids from solids
Single-stage solids washer SWash Solids washers that recover dissolved compo
Counter-current decanter CCD Multistage solids washers that recover disso
age separation models:

d multistage separation
nterlinked multistage distillation units
ractionation units
uilibrium separation
liquid-liquid extractors. It is

emical reactor simulations:

with known stoichiometry


nown product yields
l equilibrium reactor (stoichiometric)
l equilibrium reactor (non-stoichiometric)
ank reactor with known kinetics
th known kinetics
reactor with known kinetics
, mixed product removal (MSMPR) crystallizer.
les in a crusher
ticles in a screen
om a gas stream
om a gas stream
om a gas stream
om a gas stream
quids from solids
quids from solids
quids from solids
recover dissolved components from an entrained liquid of a solids stream
ashers that recover dissolved components from an entrained liquid of a solids stream