Petroleum refinery optimization.

*(English)*Zbl 1390.90623Summary: In the face of lower margins, stiffer competition, and ever more stringent product and environmental specifications, petroleum refineries have increasingly relied on optimization approaches to maintain their survival and competitive edge. In this paper, we present a comprehensive overview of the current state of the art role of optimization methods in refineries for wide-ranging multiscale applications and activities spanning the traditional planning linear programming to supply chain that extends to outside-the-fence considerations. The paper aims to provide an integrated treatment of techniques and tools, and a survey of representative work in the burgeoning literature of this field with an emphasis on comparisons between industrial practices and academic research.

##### MSC:

90C90 | Applications of mathematical programming |

90B90 | Case-oriented studies in operations research |

90B30 | Production models |

90B06 | Transportation, logistics and supply chain management |

##### Keywords:

optimization; petroleum refinery; modeling; refinery supply chain; refinery planning; real-time optimization##### Software:

Aspen Refinery Multi-Blend Optimizer; Aspen Petroleum Scheduler; Aspen Custom Modeler; Ipopt; Aspen InfoPlus; Aspen PIMS; DMCplus; MSNLP; CORO; Aspen Fleet Optimizer; ANTIGONE; ProSched; aspenONE; OMNI; GRTMPS; ProPlan
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\textit{C. S. Khor} and \textit{D. Varvarezos}, Optim. Eng. 18, No. 4, 943--989 (2017; Zbl 1390.90623)

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