Optimal Operation of Pipeline Transportation Systems
|Author||Camacho, Eduardo F.
Ridao Carlini, Miguel Ángel
Ternero Muñiz, Juan Antonio
|Department||Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Ingeniería de Sistemas y Automática
Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Ingeniería Telemática
|Abstract||This paper presents a simulator of an oil pipeline for scheduling purposes. The simulator includes an algorithm for optimizing the energy operating costs. The optimization algorithm works in two steps. The first one consists ...
This paper presents a simulator of an oil pipeline for scheduling purposes. The simulator includes an algorithm for optimizing the energy operating costs. The optimization algorithm works in two steps. The first one consists of the computation of a function that measures the estimated mininltun cost to the goal node. This computation involves the use of Bellman's optimality principle and of some heuristic rules in order to avoid the combinatorial explosion. During the second step the optinltmum trajectory is obtained with the help of the function mentioned above and using an accurate simulation of the transportation system. The simulation considers those aspects which are relevant t.o the optimization problem and takes into account the following factors: topology and topography of the network. non-linear characteristics of pumps and pipelines, variable demands of consumers, time changing prices of electrical energy and hydraulic equations throughout the system. The simulator is being used by CAMPSA (the major oil distribution company in Spain) Some results obtained with an oil pipeline system in Northern Spain are presented in the paper.
|Citation||Camacho, E.F., Ridao Carlini, M.Á., Ternero Muñiz, J.A. y Rodríguez, J.M. (1990). Optimal Operation of Pipeline Transportation Systems. En Triennial World Congress of the International Federation (455-460), Tallinn (Estonia): Elsevier.|