Process Plant Design: Project Management from Inquiry to Acceptance / Edition 1

Process Plant Design: Project Management from Inquiry to Acceptance / Edition 1

by Frank Peter Helmus
     
 

This book describes the fascinating wealth of activities as they occur in the design, construction and commissioning of a chemical plant - a jigsaw puzzle of the work of chemical engineers, chemists, constructors, architects, electrical engineers, process automation engineers, economists and legal staff.
The author first takes the reader through the conceptual

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This book describes the fascinating wealth of activities as they occur in the design, construction and commissioning of a chemical plant - a jigsaw puzzle of the work of chemical engineers, chemists, constructors, architects, electrical engineers, process automation engineers, economists and legal staff.
The author first takes the reader through the conceptual phase, in which the economic relevance and environmental impact need to be considered and supplemented by accurate estimates of capital requirements and profitability. This so called feasibility study results in the choice of an appropriate engineering firm and the conclusion of the contract. The engineering company will have to perform the so called basic engineering which includes a large variety of engineering activities such as mass, material and energy balances, the basic and flow diagrams, the basic civil engineering, the design of the main components, the materials concept, the layout, the electrical and control part and finally the determination of the offer price.
With respect to the contract process engineers are required to have a basic knowledge of business administration. The most important sections usually included in sales contracts for process plants are explained in a way comprehensible to an engineer and aligned with his tasks and obligations. Special emphasis is laid on the important field of variations and claims.
In the next step the reader is guided through all aspects of the execution phase from the so called detail engineering of the process plant to equipment and material procurement, the erection phase, the commissioning and the successful test run, after which the new facility is handed over to its owner.
The book also illustrates many potential sources of errors by means of examples from practice, and how, aside professional skills, teamwork and communication are also absolutely essential to keep such a complex project on track.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783527313136
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/21/2008
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
6.97(w) x 9.76(h) x 0.57(d)

Meet the Author

Frank Peter Helmus studied chemical engineering in Aachen, Germany and obtained the PhD for his work on membrane processes. Afterwards he worked as a project manager in the Babcock Balcke-Dürr company. During his industrial career he carried out several medium sized projects (waste water treatment plants up to 18 million Euro), some of them abroad, as a project manager from the beginning to the end. Since 1998 he is professor for chemical engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Osnabrück. His main field of activity is mechanical processes and process plant design. He is related to his former field of activities by performing claims management courses for senior engineers. His research activities focus on waste water treatment.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
General Aspects of Plant Design
Definition of a Project
Survey of Activities
PROJECT PHASE
The Employer
The Contractor
THE CONTRACT
General Part
Technical Part
PROJECT EXECUTION
Project Management
Authority Approval
Procurement of Equipment
Piping an Instrumentation Diagrams
Electrical Part/
Measurement and Control Systems
Civil Engineering/
Detailed Layout
Piping Engineering
Documentation
Erection
Commissioning
Performance Checks/
Acceptance

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