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Design of a chemical batch plant : a study of dedicated parallel lines with intermediate storage and the plant performance

Johan Springael; Trijntje Cornelissens; Floor Verbiest;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2016 Journal: Proceedings of the 26th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering, June 12th-15th, 2016, Portoroz, Slovenia / Kravanja, Zdravko [edit.] (issn: 1570-7946, Copyright policy)
  • Country: Belgium
Abstract Production plants worldwide face huge challenges in satisfying high service levels and outperforming competition. These challenges require appropriate strategic decisions on plant design and production strategies. In this paper, we focus on multiproduct chemical batch plants, which are typically equipped with multiple production lines and intermediate storage tanks. First we extend the existing MI(N)LP design models with the concept of parallel production lines, and optimise the assignment of products to these lines, together with the number and size of the equipment, by minimising capital costs. Next, we examine the cost effectiveness and asset efficie...
free text keywords: Economics, Mathematics, Engineering, business.industry, business, Opportunity cost, Capital cost, Supply-chain operations reference, Production line, Installation, Industrial engineering, Cost effectiveness, Service level, Process engineering, Parallel
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