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Algorithms for pipeline transfer scheduling

Young, John Andrew (1992) Algorithms for pipeline transfer scheduling. Research Master thesis, Victoria University of Technology.

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A common logistics problem in the petroleum industry is the scheduling of the pipeline transfer of petroleum fuels from oil refineries to distribution terminals. With a fixed set of pipelines, each with its own restrictions and constraints, the scheduler must organize the products and timing of transfers through each pipeline so as to deliver the required quantity of each product to the appropriate terminals to meet the demands of the market. Of the many possible approaches to the scheduling problem which are reviewed in this thesis one basic approach was chosen for future research. Specifically this thesis results from an investigation of the feasibility of using a tree-search algorithm based upon a similar approach successfully used in paper machine trim scheduling.

Item Type: Thesis (Research Master thesis)
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Master of Applied Science

Uncontrolled Keywords: Petroleum pipelines, scheduling, algorithm, pipeline transfer, petroleum industry, oil refineries
Subjects: FOR Classification > 0102 Applied Mathematics
FOR Classification > 0910 Manufacturing Engineering
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2010 22:59
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:43
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