Scheduling of a mixed batch/continuous sugar milling plant using Petri nets
Ghaeli, M., Bahri, P.A. and Lee, P.L. (2008) Scheduling of a mixed batch/continuous sugar milling plant using Petri nets. Computers & Chemical Engineering, 32 (3). pp. 580-589.
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Scheduling of processes in mixed batch/continuous plants, due to their hybrid nature, can become very complex. This paper presents the Timed Hybrid Petrinet (THPN) as a suitable tool for modelling and scheduling of hybrid systems. One of the major benefits over traditional methods is a significant reduction in complexity during problem formulation. A sugar milling plant containing both batch and continuous processing units is used to illustrate the application of the proposed scheduling algorithm.
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