Integration of Scheduling and Vessel Routing in Pipeless Plants

Munawar A. Shaik, Pulkit Mathur

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A novel methodology for integrating scheduling and routing of moveable vessels for the optimal operation of pipeless plants is presented in this work. Herring-bone layout is assumed for processing stations. The proposed mathematical model is based on state-task-network process representation and unit-specific event based continuous-time formulation. Vessels are treated as states, the feasible routes for vessel transfer between different stations are considered as units and the movement of vessels on a route is considered as a routing task. The computational performance of the proposed formulation is illustrated through an example drawn from literature.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
PublisherElsevier B.V.
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
ISSN (Print)1570-7946


  • Pipeless Plants
  • Routing
  • Scheduling
  • Vessels

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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