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Pioneer Plants Study User’s Manual

Published 1983

by R. E. Horvath


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This manual supplies the material needed to apply the results of the Pioneer Plants Study analysis. Users could find this manual a useful tool in predicting the cost growth and performance of a first-of-a-kind process plant. Section II describes the best sources for the information the user will require and provides two tables that summarize that information. Section III describes what technical information is needed and how to interpret it. Section IV describes what project information is needed and again provides examples using the same facility. Finally, Section V ties all the examples together to demonstrate the use of the cost estimation error and performance equations.

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