Abstract

The management of oil-product pipelines represents a critical task in the daily operation of petroleum supply chains. Efficient computational tools are needed to perform this activity in a reliable and cost-effective manner. This work presents a novel discrete event simulation system developed on Arena® for the detailed scheduling of a multiproduct pipeline consisting of a sequence of pipes that connect a single input station to several receiving terminals. The pipeline is modeled as a non-traditional multi-server queuing system involving a number of servers at every pipe-end that perform their tasks in a synchronized manner. Based on priority rules, the model decides which server should dispatch the entity waiting for service to the associated depot. Each priority rule can lead to a different delivery schedule, which is evaluated by using several criteria. Combined with optimization tools, the proposed simulation technique permits to easily manage real-world pipelines operations with low computational effort.


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https://dblp.uni-trier.de/db/conf/wsc/wsc2010.html#CafaroCMC10,
http://yadda.icm.edu.pl/yadda/element/bwmeta1.element.ieee-000005678864,
http://simulation.su/uploads/files/default/2010-cafaro-cafaro-mendez-cerda.pdf,
https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2433768,
https://academic.microsoft.com/#/detail/2134499976
http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/wsc.2010.5678864
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Published on 01/01/2011

Volume 2011, 2011
DOI: 10.1109/wsc.2010.5678864
Licence: CC BY-NC-SA license

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