Multiproduct software sets optimal pump use

Simulation software developed by China University of Petroleum-Beijing in conjunction with China National Petroleum Corp. allows automatic determination of optimal pump use on multiproduct pipelines.The rapid expansion of China’s economy has led to the construction of several new multiproduct pipelines in the country, with still others in the construction or design stages to meet future demand for refined products.Current multiproduct pipelines include CNPC’s 587.7-km Luwan pipeline (Fig. 1).1 The pipeline originates at Qilu refinery in Shandong province, includes three stripping stations at Zibo, Tai’an, and Xuzho, one input and boosting station at Jinan, and two juncti...

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