Formulation of a scheduling problem for crude oil unloading operations

Khairiyah Mohd-Siraj, Nooryusmiza Yusoff

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Abstract

Scheduling involves allocation of plant resources to comply with orders as well as constraints, and thus it defines which run-mode to use and when to perform changeovers. This study will focus on the formulation of scheduling problem for crude oil unloading at the front end of a refinery. This problem involves crude oil vessels, storage tanks, charge tanks and crude distillation units. Among the benefits of having a good schedule include having optimized crude storage, ensuring safe refinery operations and may help maintain profit margins. Refinery scheduling is often a complex problem, but its successful implementation with the help of suitable mathematical models can result in significant cost savings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 National Postgraduate Conference
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Print)9781457718847
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jan 2012
Event3rd National Postgraduate Conference - Energy and Sustainability: Exploring the Innovative Minds 2011 - Perak, Malaysia
Duration: 19 Sep 201120 Sep 2011

Conference

Conference3rd National Postgraduate Conference - Energy and Sustainability: Exploring the Innovative Minds 2011
Abbreviated titleNPC 2011
CountryMalaysia
CityPerak
Period19/09/1120/09/11

Keywords

  • mixed integer programming
  • optimization
  • Refinery
  • scheduling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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