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23rd European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering by Ilkka Turunen, Andrzej Kraslawski

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An Efficient MILP Approach for the Short-Term Planning of Refined Products Blending and Distribution Operations

Agustín F. Montagnaa, Diego C. Cafaroa, b and Jaime Cerdáa, b,    aFIQ-UNL, Santiago del Estero 2829, (3000) Santa Fe, Argentina, bINTEC (UNL-CONICET), Güemes 3450, (3000) Santa Fe, Argentina

Abstract

Among the refined petroleum products obtained in an oil refinery, gasoline contributes with more than half of the total profits. This work is focused on the last stage of the gasoline processing in which different "cuts" are blended together with additives and oil fractions in order to fulfill customers’ demands with the right product at the right time. The short-term planning of these operations becomes a complex task due to the need ...

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