An optimization model for 3D pipe routing with flexibility constraints

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Abstract

Optimizing the layout of the equipment and connecting pipes that form a chemical plant is an important problem, where the aim is to minimize the total cost of the plant while ensuring its safety and correct operation. The complexity of this problem is such that it is still solved manually, taking multiple engineers several years to complete. Most research in this area focuses on the simpler subproblem of placing the equipment, while the approaches that take pipe routing into account are either based on heuristics or do not consider sufficiently realistic scenarios. Our work presents a new model of the pipe routing subproblem that integrates realistic requirements, such as flexibility constraints, and aims for optimality while solving the largest problem instance considered in the literature. The model is being developed in collaboration with Woodside Energy Ltd. for their Liquefied Natural Gas plants, and is implemented in the high-level modeling language MiniZinc. The use of MiniZinc has both reduced the amount of time required to develop the model, and allowed us to easily experiment with different solvers.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationPrinciples and Practice of Constraint Programming
Subtitle of host publication 23rd International Conference CP 2017, Proceedings
EditorsChristopher Beck
Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
PublisherSpringer
Pages321-337
Number of pages17
Volume10416
ISBN (Electronic)9783319661582
ISBN (Print)9783319661575
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017
EventInternational Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming 2017 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 28 Aug 20171 Sep 2017
Conference number: 23rd
http://cp2017.a4cp.org/
https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-66158-2 (Conference Proceedings)

Publication series

Name1Lecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer
Volume10416
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming 2017
Abbreviated titleCP 2017
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period28/08/171/09/17
OtherThe International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming will take place in Melbourne, Australia alongside SAT 2017 and ICLP 2017 from August 28th to September 1st, 2017 which is the week immediately following IJCAI 2017.
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Belov, G., Czauderna, T., Dzaferovic, A., de la Banda, M. G., Wybrow, M., & Wallace, M. (2017). An optimization model for 3D pipe routing with flexibility constraints. In C. Beck (Ed.), Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming : 23rd International Conference CP 2017, Proceedings (Vol. 10416 , pp. 321-337). (1Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 10416 ). Cham Switzerland: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-66158-2_21
Belov, Gleb ; Czauderna, Tobias ; Dzaferovic, Amel ; de la Banda, Maria Garcia ; Wybrow, Michael ; Wallace, Mark. / An optimization model for 3D pipe routing with flexibility constraints. Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming : 23rd International Conference CP 2017, Proceedings. editor / Christopher Beck . Vol. 10416 Cham Switzerland : Springer, 2017. pp. 321-337 (1Lecture Notes in Computer Science).
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Belov, G, Czauderna, T, Dzaferovic, A, de la Banda, MG, Wybrow, M & Wallace, M 2017, An optimization model for 3D pipe routing with flexibility constraints. in C Beck (ed.), Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming : 23rd International Conference CP 2017, Proceedings. vol. 10416 , 1Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 10416 , Springer, Cham Switzerland, pp. 321-337, International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming 2017, Melbourne, Australia, 28/08/17. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-66158-2_21

An optimization model for 3D pipe routing with flexibility constraints. / Belov, Gleb; Czauderna, Tobias; Dzaferovic, Amel; de la Banda, Maria Garcia; Wybrow, Michael; Wallace, Mark.

Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming : 23rd International Conference CP 2017, Proceedings. ed. / Christopher Beck . Vol. 10416 Cham Switzerland : Springer, 2017. p. 321-337 (1Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 10416 ).

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Belov G, Czauderna T, Dzaferovic A, de la Banda MG, Wybrow M, Wallace M. An optimization model for 3D pipe routing with flexibility constraints. In Beck C, editor, Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming : 23rd International Conference CP 2017, Proceedings. Vol. 10416 . Cham Switzerland: Springer. 2017. p. 321-337. (1Lecture Notes in Computer Science). Available from, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-66158-2_21