Title: Presenting a model for scheduling natural gas transmission via pipeline using a mathematical programming model

Authors: Amir Abbas Shojaie; Tayebe Baghaei

Addresses: School of Industrial Engineering, Islamic Azad University, South Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran ' School of Industrial Engineering, Islamic Azad University, South Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran

Abstract: The need for natural gas transmission facilities for dispatching from production hubs to the consumption nodes has been grown increasingly. Considering the high cost of such facilities, optimal design of the facilities and optimisation of the gas transmission operation are of paramount importance. The aim of research is to present a hybrid model based on weighted sum and scale method to optimise the operation of gas transmission networks. The model has two objective functions: 1) minimisation of the operation and annual maintenance costs; 2) optimisation of the system performance during its useful life. Hybridisation of the two objective functions has been the main focus of this research. The proposed model was tested on a real case, which data was provided by National Iranian Gas Company, and solved using particle swarm optimisation (PSO) algorithm, with the results indicating appropriate efficiency of the presented model for solving real cases.

Keywords: hybrid model; weighted sum method; scale method; particle swarm optimisation; PSO; optimisation; gas transmission.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLSM.2020.107213

International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 2020 Vol.36 No.1, pp.46 - 60

Received: 30 Dec 2017
Accepted: 12 Aug 2018

Published online: 06 May 2020 *

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