Simultaneous Optimization of Planning and Scheduling in an Oil Refinery

Edwin Zondervan*, Tijn P.J. Van Boekel, Jan C. Fransoo, André B. De Haan

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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
Number of pages5
JournalComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event21st European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering - Porto Carras Resort, Chalkidiki, Greece
Duration: 29 May 20111 Jun 2011


  • MILP
  • Oil refinery
  • Optimization
  • Planning
  • Rolling-horizon
  • Scheduling


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