Simultaneous optimization of planning and scheduling in an oil refinery

E. Zondervan, T.P.J. van Boekel, J.C. Fransoo, A.B. Haan de, E.N. Postikopoulos (Editor), M.C. Georgiadis (Editor), A. Kokossis (Editor)

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In earlier work we have developed and tested a scheduling model [1] in the AIMMS software. In this follow-up contribution we will develop a planning model. Next we will identify the information flow between scheduling model and the planning model. Lastly we will integrate the two models in a straight-forward fashion using run-modes and rolling-horizon methodology. With a case study we prove that the overall strategy aids systematic integration of the two levels, which allows fast optimization of the short-term as well as the long-term decisions without significantly affecting the quality of the solution.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)925-929
JournalComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


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