AVEVA Unified Supply Chain Infuses Refinery Scheduling

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 6/7/2022, Location: Europe

AVEVA, a global leader in industrial software, driving digital transformation and sustainability, has elevated refinery scheduling with the addition of the AVEVA Unified Supply Chain, Schedule AI Assistant. Using the power of artificial intelligence (AI), Schedule AI Assistant analyzes hundreds of scenarios within seconds to provide a choice of optimized schedules, doing away with the need to manually run repetitive tasks.

“Schedulers' strategic capabilities will be transformed by the latest offering as they will be supported by an AI-powered system that recommends the most practical course of action, saving time and enhancing productivity by allowing schedulers to focus on value-added tasks and encouraging them to exceed objectives. This can be a huge enabler of enterprise agility, allowing operations to respond faster to market changes or disruptions in the supply chain,” said Harpreet Gulati, Senior Vice President, Planning, Simulation and Optimization Business, AVEVA.

Scenarios ranked for efficiency, profitability, and emissions

AVEVA Unified Supply Chain, Schedule AI Assistant, is an optimization and AI-infused cloud-based solution. The offer is designed to enable operational schedulers at refineries and petrochemicals plants to explore and rank various scenarios for efficiency, profitability, and emissions. The new solution accomplishes days’ worth of work in mere seconds, optimizing decision-making and boosting business agility.

Across the entire supply chain, analytics automatically produce and assess multiple schedules and anticipated events, offering planners a range of choices for optimized schedules. AVEVA’s Schedule AI Assistant then recommends a scheduling strategy that best meets the organization's safety, sustainability, and value chain optimization objectives.

To increase productivity and stabilize production flows, refineries attempt to enhance their planning and scheduling operations. Management teams can take responsibility and prepare for changing situations by optimizing schedules. A production scheduler coordinates the flow of crude oil through a refinery, from the point of unloading through transfer to storage tanks. They prepare charging schedules for distillation units, perform tank maintenance, and manage end-product delivery to maximize spot market profitability – all while taking into account unit capacity, flow, and compositions. Along the way, human fallibility and time limits can hinder efficiency. The multi-step procedure and multiple variables can lead to mistakes, making overall optimization challenging.

Customers can now leverage AVEVA Unified Supply Chain, Schedule AI Assistant to make scheduling decisions easily, while capitalizing on economic opportunities and unlocking additional value across the production process.

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