Step 2 Engineering and Construction Planning

Once an alternative has been selected and approved by the owner, preliminary engineering is started to develop the general design criteria. These include specific site information such as process heat and power requirements, fuel availability and pricing, system type definition, modes of operation, system interface, review of alternatives under more detailed load and equipment data, confirm selected alternative and finally size the plant equipment and systems to match the application.

Step 3. Design Documentation. This includes the preparation of project flow charts, piping and instrument diagrams, general arrangement drawings, equipment layouts, process interface layouts, building, structural and foundation drawings, electrical diagrams, and specifying an energy management system, if required.

Several methodologies and manuals have been developed to carry out Step 1, i.e. screening analysis and preliminary feasibility studies. Some of them are briefly discussed in the next sections. Steps 2 and 3 usually require ad-hoc approaches according to the characteristics of each particular site. Therefore, a general methodology is not applicable for such activities.

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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