Accession Number : AD0604309

Title :   PETROLEUM REFINERY OPERATIONS SCHEDULING. CHAP. VI. CRACKING, RECYCLING, AND BLENDING AN INTEGRATED REFINERY PROBLEM,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Manne,A. S.

Report Date : 01 MAY 1954

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : This paper is concerned with a simplified version of a hypothetical representative thermal cracking refinery scheduling problem. It was possible to convert into the language of linear programming an engineering analysis that had originally involved numerous non-linearities. The mathematical analysis does not eliminate the fundamental uncertainties facing an oil company but the scheduling calculations do enable the refinery people to present the executive group with a detailed program for dealing with each of several possible contingencies.

Descriptors :   (*SCHEDULING, REFINERIES), (*PETROLEUM INDUSTRY, SCHEDULING), LINEAR PROGRAMMING, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, ECONOMICS, COSTS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, COMPUTERS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, OPTIMIZATION, PRODUCTION, OPERATIONS RESEARCH

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE