For short-term scheduling of crude oil operations, oil residency time and high fusion crude oil transportation constraints are difficult to model. With high setup cost for high fusion point oil transportation, it is desired that the volume of such oil should be transported as much as possible by a single setup. To do so and obtain a feasible schedule, charging tank cycling is an effective strategy. With a hybrid Petri net model, scheduling analysis is carried out and schedulability conditions under a charging tank cycling strategy are presented. They can be used for determining a refining schedule and checking if a target refining schedule is realizable. If so, a detailed feasible schedule can be easily obtained by creating the operation decisions one by one and put into immediate industrial use.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Computer Science Applications
- Crude oil operations
- Petri net