Category Archives: 19 Coke and refined petroleum

More on Crude Blend Optimization


I’ve got some feedback from careful readers noting that I did not explain the crude blending optimization problem very well. I thought I would get away with it 🙂  I’ll try to do better, becoming a bit more technical. By … Continue reading

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Oil Refinery Scheduling


Oil refineries are quite likely the most complex factories for which I have ever developed constraint-based scheduling tools. They often consist of over 50 distinct processing units, each specialized for a particular task in converting crude oil into gasoline, kerosene … Continue reading

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