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Applications of artificial intelligence for optimization of compressor scheduling

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Applications of artificial intelligence for optimization of compressor scheduling
This paper presents a feasibility study of evolutionary scheduling for gas pipeline operations. The problem is complex because of several constraints that must be taken into consideration during the optimization process. The objective of gas pipeline operations is to transfer sufficient gas from gas stations to consumers so as to satisfy customer demand with minimum costs. The scheduling involves selection of a set of compressors to operate during a shift. The scheduling decision has to be made so as to satisfy the dual objectives of minimizing the sum of fuel cost, start-up cost, the cost of gas wasted due to oversupply, and satisfying minimal operative and inoperative time of the compressors. The problem was decomposed into the two subproblems of gas load forecast and selection of compressors. Neural networks were used for forecasting the load; and genetic algorithms were used to search for a near optimal combination of compressors. The study was conducted on a subsystem of the pipe...
Hanh H. Nguyen, Christine W. Chan
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Type Journal
Year 2006
Where EAAI
Authors Hanh H. Nguyen, Christine W. Chan
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