By John S.

This up-to-date version of this estimating guide offers contractors, engineers and executives speedy and cheap equipment for estimating life like layout and development expenses of chemical/petrochemical crops, refineries and related commercial amenities. One technique, with an accuracy variety of +/- 30 in step with cent, is acceptable for choosing plant feasibility within the early planning/evaluating phases; one other approach produces an estimate of overall plant bills with +/- 10 in step with cent.

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Packaged unit graphs include the total skid-mounted cost of the equipment and piping, electrical components and instrumentation, which may be an integral part of the package. Sub-contract equipment graphs include the total sub-contractors cost and profit for the furnishing and installing of the equipment. All equipment graphs include an average allowance for freight cost within the continental forty-eight states. I caution the engineer/estimator to be thoroughly familiar with the introduction to this manual before applying this information.

Note: Does not include any like or similar item which is a part of a union fringe benefit. Direct premium charges only. Note: Does not include any like or similar item which is a part of a union fringe benefit. Insurance—employees' life and hospitalization (for overhead and indirect personnel only) Insurance—W/C, B/I, and P/D Taxes—payroll Vacation pay (for overhead and indirect personnel only) Premium expense based on payrolls. Limits conform to the requirements for the state as specified in the contract.

All installation manhours include offloading equipment at job site, hauling up to 2,000 feet and rigging, picking, setting, and aligning of the equipment. The equipment graphs include the total cost of the equipment, but do not include structural steel or miscellaneous iron such as supports, ladders, walkways, platforms, or handrails. See other sections for these items. AU shop fabricated equipment graphs, as in the case of vessels, include the total shop cost, overhead, and profit for fabricating and furnishing of all material and components required for that piece of equipment.

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