A three-stage method to find refining schedules of crude oil operations in refinery

Naiqi Wu, Liping Bai, Mengchu Zhou

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Abstract

A short-term scheduling problem for crude oil operations is highly challenging. There lack efficient techniques and software tools for its solution. Our prior research shows that it may be solved in a hierarchical way. At the upper level, we find a realizable refining schedule to optimize concerned objectives. At the lower level, a detailed schedule is obtained to realize it. This work attempts to present a three-stage method to solve the the upper level problem from a control perspective. The first stage solves a linear programming problem to determine the maximal production rate. The second one solves a transportation problem to optimally assign crude oil types and volume to the distillers. The last one adjusts and sequences oil parcels. Consequently, the proposed method is computationally efficient. An industrial case study is presented to show the result.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2011 IEEE International Conference on Service Operations, Logistics and Informatics, SOLI 2011
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event2011 IEEE International Conference on Service Operations, Logistics and Informatics, SOLI 2011 - Beijing, China
Duration: Jul 10 2011Jul 12 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2011 IEEE International Conference on Service Operations, Logistics and Informatics, SOLI 2011

Other

Other2011 IEEE International Conference on Service Operations, Logistics and Informatics, SOLI 2011
Country/TerritoryChina
CityBeijing
Period7/10/117/12/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Keywords

  • Crude oil operation
  • Scheduling
  • transportation

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