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Use a simulation tool for multi-commodity pipeline scheduling

08.01.2013  |  Ortega-Mier, M. ,  Polytechnic University of Madrid, Madrid, SpainGarcía-Sánchez, A. ,  Polytechnic University of Madrid, Madrid, SpainGoti, A.,  Natra SA, Madrid, Spain

Keywords: [pipelines] [modeling] [simulation]

Pipeline transport represents one of the most important means of moving oil derivatives to different locations. It is both a reliable and inexpensive means of transport, and it yields small variable costs along with a great degree of reliability. Pipeline scheduling is not a trivial task; it involves considerable time from schedulers. Discussed here is a real-application case of a tool that helps schedulers simulate pipeline performance as a means of creating a feasible schedule for a particular time span.

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