(343f) An Integrated Data-Driven Modeling & Global Optimization Approach for Production Planning Under Uncertainty
AIChE Annual Meeting
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 2:05pm to 2:24pm
Traditional production planning approaches rely on LP principles with fixed-yield planning models, even though refinery operations such as distillation, processing, and pooling are highly nonlinear in nature. While there are commercially available highly detailed mathematical models for simulation of processing units, such detailed models cannot be used in enterprise-wide optimization-based approaches due to high computational expense. Recent studies showed that, data-driven modeling offers a promising way to obtain inexpensive nonlinear models, which can relate relevant inputs to relevant outputs to describe each individual process accurately, and therefore making a plant- or enterprise-wide optimization-based approach realizable [3,4]. The increase in computational power of global optimization solvers such as ANTIGONE and BARON can open the door to planning frameworks that are formulated as NLPs or MINLPs [5,6].
In this work, we are proposing a framework for integrated data-driven modeling and global optimization to solve production planning problems. In the first step of the work, we organize, analyze, and process the real plant data provided by Hyundai Oilbankâs Daesan Refinery located in South Korea. Linear and nonlinear models of different complexities are trained, validated, and then compared to find the best models to describe the processes. In the second step of the work, we create a superstructure containing all possible connections and operating modes in the refinery. The resulting multi-period planning model is a non-convex nonlinear optimization model (NLP), which is solved to e-global optimality using ANTIGONE. Results of several case studies are provided to illustrate the efficiency of our proposed model and global optimization approach compared to the actual plant operation. Multi-period formulation is compared with single-period formulation, and the uncertainty in demands and prices are addressed by robust optimization.
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