In earlier work we have developed and tested a scheduling  and planning model  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.
|Number of pages
|Computer Aided Chemical Engineering
|Published - 2012
|22nd European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering, ESCAPE 2012 - University College London, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 17 Jun 2012 → 20 Jun 2012
Conference number: 22
- Oil refinery