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    • ISSN: 2010-0221 (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Chem. Eng. Appl.
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    • DOI: 10.18178/IJCEA
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Prof. Dr. Shen-Ming Chen
National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan

IJCEA 2014 Vol.5(6): 439-445 ISSN: 2010-0221
DOI: 10.7763/IJCEA.2014.V5.425

Optimization Model for Scheduling of a Lube-Oil Production Plant

Sanjeev Yadav
Abstract—In this paper, a short-term scheduling model is developed for lube-oil production plant using unit-specific event-based continuous time representation and state-tasknetwork (STN) based process representation. Important operational features of a lube-oil production plant such as stream splitting, stream addition, intermediate storage management, product changeover, and continuous feed stream are addressed in much simpler way using STN. The resulting model is a mixed integer linear programming (MILP) model which is solved using GAMS software.

Index Terms—Mixed integer linear programming (MILP), short-term scheduling, state-task-network (STN) representation, unit-specific event-based representation.

Sanjeev Yadav is with Department of Chemical Engineering, Shiv Nadar University, Village Chithera, Tehsil Dadri, Dist. Gautam Budhnagar-203207, Uttar Pradesh, India (email:; tel.: 91-9911419807).


Cite: Sanjeev Yadav, "Optimization Model for Scheduling of a Lube-Oil Production Plant," International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 5, no. 6, pp. 439-445, 2014.

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