Rights accessRestricted access - publisher's policy
Refinery economics are extremely complex and involve massive amounts of operational data and decision-making processes; therefore,
most refinery planners model and solve each sub-problem sequentially and independently. Obviously, this does not guarantee the globally optimal operation of the refinery because several features in a single and integrated model are not considered. Each sub-problem of integrated refinery planning (IRP) has been modelled, solved and
well-published in the literature. Currently, research efforts are directed towards integrating the sub-problems and solving the resulting problem. In this article, the IRP problem is introduced and the solution methods with results are then outlined.
CitationAlabi, A.; Castro, J. A mathematical model of refinery operations characterised by complete horizontal integration of subsystems from purchase to product distribution. "Hydrocarbon World", 2009, vol. 4, núm. 2, p. 55-56.
All rights reserved. This work is protected by the corresponding intellectual and industrial property rights. Without prejudice to any existing legal exemptions, reproduction, distribution, public communication or transformation of this work are prohibited without permission of the copyright holder. If you wish to make any use of the work not provided for in the law, please contact: email@example.com