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By Peter Watermeyer

This glorious booklet systematically identifies the problems surrounding the powerful linking of venture administration recommendations and engineering purposes. it's not a technical guide, neither is it procedure-led. as an alternative, it encourages artistic studying of venture engineering method that may be utilized and converted in numerous occasions.

in brief, it deals a distillation of functional ‘on-the activity’ event to aid undertaking engineers practice extra successfully. whereas this booklet particularly addresses strategy crops, the foundations are acceptable to different forms of engineering venture the place multidisciplinary engineering talents are required, resembling strength plant and basic manufacturing unit development.

It makes a speciality of the technical points, which usually effect the configuration of the plant as a complete, at the interface among a number of the disciplines concerned, and how during which paintings is completed – the problems relevant to the co-ordination of the final engineering attempt.

It develops an wisdom of relationships with different events – consumers, providers, package deal contractors, and development managers – and of ways the constitution and administration of those relationships influence without delay at the functionality of the undertaking engineer. Readers will welcome the author’s ordinary strategy in tackling delicate matters head on.


  • advent
  • A technique plant
  • A venture and its administration
  • A short evaluate
  • The engineering paintings and its administration
  • The project’s commercial surroundings
  • The advertisement atmosphere
  • The contracting atmosphere
  • The fiscal atmosphere
  • Studies and suggestions
  • Plant structure and modelling
  • Value engineering and plant optimization
  • Hazards, loss, and protection
  • Specification, choice and buy
  • Fluid shipping
  • Bulk solids delivery
  • Slurries and two-phase shipping
  • Hydraulic layout and plant drainage
  • Observations on multidiscipline engineering
  • Detail layout and drafting
  • The association of labor
  • Construction
  • Construction contracts
  • Commissioning
  • Communication
  • Change and chaos
  • Fast-track tasks
  • Advanced details administration
  • Project approach improvement
  • Key matters precis

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The cost control system. This requires an understanding of the level of control – the breakdown of expenditure items (purchased items and engineering and management activities) by which costs will be authorized, reported, and controlled. There inevitably follows a need 34 • • Handbook for Process Plant Project Engineers for a consistent numbering system by which each item is recognized, usually called the code of accounts. The project time schedule control (or planning) system. Generally the same remarks apply as for cost control.

And so on for most activities, but the iterations are kept to a minimum. The limitations of the project schedule, and the drive for reduction of project engineering and management manhours, seldom permit a completely sequential information flow. Usually, the design schedule has to be shortened. We should remember that the design process is not an end in itself – it is the servant of the project. Its various outputs have to be available according to a schedule that is co-ordinated with the procurement and construction needs.

However, the project engineer must still carefully review the scope definition before commencing the design process, clarify any ambiguities, and where choices exist, try to resolve them, before expending detail design manhours. Some choices may have to be deferred to a later stage, when further information is available, but he should at least define the basis on which the choices will be made. A detailed checklist for the plant design criteria can run to 50 pages or more and varies with the type of process; most organizations that deal with plant construction or design have their own checklist.

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