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Software for optimal operation

This result is a software package for optimal oil pipeline operation. This result can be used in any pipeline and provides a strategy that minimizes the operating cost while fulfilling the transport needs. The software package computes the schedule for the operating strategy in a chosen period of time, calculating the optimal actions to be taken in pumps and valves in that period of time. The cost includes the pumping energy and the DRA cost.

The innovative aspect of this result is the inclusion of the influence that DRA has on the transport capabilities. The software packages use models of DRA effectiveness and degradation and can be integrated with a pipeline simulation package. The software is ready to be used and up to now have been integrated with PLS.

The expected benefit of the result is a reduction in the operating cost of the pipeline. This program gives the exploitation manager a decision support tool.

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Asociacion para la investigacion y cooperacion industrial de andalucia (AICIA)
Camino de los descubrimientos s/n
419902 Sevilla
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