Schedulability analysis of short-term schedule for crude oil operations using Petri nets

Nai Qi Wu, Feng Chu, Chengbin Chu, Mengchu Zhou

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Abstract

The feasibility of a schedule is essential to the operation of a complex system involving both discrete and continuous processes. This paper studies the short-term scheduling problem for crude oil operations in a control theory perspective. A short-term schedule is composed of a series of operation decisions, each of which can be seen as control. Their execution transfers the system from one state to another. To guarantee a schedule's feasibility, the system must always be kept in safe states. It is modeled by a Petri net that is under the control of operation decisions. With this model, safeness or schedulability conditions are presented. They reveal the relationship among the number of charging tanks, oil transportation flow rate of the pipeline, and production rate. Based on them, if a refining schedule is found schedulable, a detailed short-term schedule is created as well.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2007 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2007
Pages3481-3486
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event2007 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2007 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: Oct 7 2007Oct 10 2007

Other

Other2007 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2007
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period10/7/0710/10/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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