Linking process control and scheduling in an oil refinery

E. Zondervan, J.D.J. Hoekstra, S.D.P. Flapper, A.B. Haan, de

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In earlier work we have developed and tested a scheduling [4] and planning model [5] in the AIMMS software. In this follow-up contribution we will develop a model that can be used to blend crudes from the storage tanks to the right API's required for the CDU's. This so called control level model optimizes the refinery activities at a shorter time scale than the scheduling model, typically at the minutes to hour scales. We will make a first step to identify the information flow between the scheduling model and the control level model. Especially the development of the crude oil layering constraints in the tanks is brought under the attention. With case studies we further demonstrate how the model works.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd European Engineering Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering, 17 - 20 June 2012, London.
EditorsI.D.L. Bogle, M. Fairweather
ISBN (Print)978-0-444-59431-0
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event22nd European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE 22) - University College, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 17 Jun 201220 Jun 2012
Conference number: 22

Publication series

NameComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
ISSN (Print)1570-7946


Conference22nd European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE 22)
Abbreviated titleESCAPE
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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