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Formulation of a scheduling problem for crude oil unloading operations

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2 Author(s)
Mohd-Siraj, K. ; Dept. of Chem. Eng., Univ. Teknol. Petronas, Tronoh, Malaysia ; Yusoff, N.

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.

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National Postgraduate Conference (NPC), 2011

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19-20 Sept. 2011