CONCEPT: a computer code for conceptual cost estimates of steam-electric power plants

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CONCEPT (Computer program language), Steam power plants -- United States -- Costs -- Computer programs., Electric power-plants -- United States -- Costs -- Computer prog
StatementDivision of Reactor Development and Technology, U. S. Atomic Energy Commission.
SeriesWASH-1180, AEC research and development reports -- WASH-1180.
ContributionsOak Ridge National Laboratory.
The Physical Object
Pagination37 p. :
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Open LibraryOL22385330M

Get this from a library. CONCEPT - a computer code for conceptual cost estimates of steam-electric power plants: phase IV user's manual. [United States. Energy Research and Development Administration. Division of Reactor Research and Development.; Holifield National Laboratory.].

CONCEPT: a computer code for conceptual cost estimates of steam-electric power plants. Washington: The Division, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: U.S.

Atomic Energy Commission. Division of Reactor Development and Technology. The CONCEPT computer code package was developed to provide conceptual capital cost estimates for nuclear and fossil-fueled power plants.

Cost estimates can be made as a function of plant type, size, location, and date of operation. Cost estimating is one of the most important steps in project management. A cost estimate establishes the base line of the project cost at different stages of development of the project.

A cost estimate at a given stage of project development represents a prediction provided by the cost engineer or estimator on the basis of available data. Cost estimating and cost management tools continue to be developed and will be added to the department’s estimating tool box as they become available.

Please note that while cost estimating in support of design-bid-build projects is covered in depth in this manual, there are certain other conditions, such as design-build project delivery, File Size: KB.

The concept of decomposition is illustrated by the example of estimating the costs of a building foundation excluding excavation as shown in Table in which the decomposed design elements are. We use cookies to offer you a better experience, personalize content, tailor advertising, provide social media features, and better understand the use of our services.

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DFA Process Product Information: functional requirements Functional analysis Identify parts that can be standardized Determine part count efficiencies Step 2 Step 1 Analyze data for new design Step 3 Step 4 Identify handling (grasp & orientation) opportunities Step 5 Identify insertion (locate & secure) opportunities Step 6 Identify opportunities to reduce secondary operations.

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Their efficacy was shown by estimating the runoff reduction and two financial assessments: (1) the required investment costs converted to costs per 1 m2 of residential area and as per 1 household. The national, local or company design codes that must be followed. Details of raw materials that are available.

Information on potential sites where the plant might be located, including climate data, seismic conditions, and infrastructure availability. Vice versa, any change in time or cost or resource can make the project scope altered.

And each corner of this triangle in turn has cost implication e.g. any addition of resource to project can increase cost of project, any delay in delivery can increase cost of project, any compromise can quality can have further effect on cost of the project. Project Management Cost Estimate Worksheet calculates project fee which, in most cases, is the driving force behind every design and construction project.

Project fee determines what the building looks like – size, shape, structure, building materials, air conditioning and heating systems, lighting, landscaping, etc., how much time the design professionals can devote to the project, how. The conceptual engineering project phase serves to identify the technical and economic feasibility of the project, and how we can set the course for the development of basic and detailed engineering.

This process serves to provide a project cost estimate closer to reality. its graphic design and source codes, are the exclusive property.

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Methods, Models & Data Behind Industry Leading Cost Estimation Software. Discover why Aspen Capital Cost Estimator (ACCE) is much more than just a spreadsheet or database.

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In Chapter 20 we introduce different concepts related to solar thermal energy. In Chap which is the last chapter of the regular text, we discuss solar fuels, which allow to store solar energy on the long term in the form of chemical energy.

The book is concluded with an Appendix, where some derivations that are too lengthy for. The CONCEPT computer code system was developed to provide conceptual capital cost estimates for nuclear and coal-fired power plants.

Cost estimates can be made as a function of plant type, size. A computer code, titled GEOCOST, has been developed at Battelle, Pacific Northwest Laboratories, to rapidly and systematically calculate the potential costs of geothermal power. A description of the cost models in GEOCOST for the geothermal power plants is given here.

Plant cost models include the flashed steam and binary systems. The computer program WAM is employed for the analysis of basic system fault trees. An estimate of time dependency is developed by repeating the fault tree calculation at various points in time.

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Page 4Classification: Restricted FEED DOCUMENTS OVERVIEW CONCEPTUAL DESIGN:The conceptual design is a study phase in which ideas and possibilities are evaluated. This phase results in a basic process concept, a preliminary schedule and a rough cost estimate.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT PRACTICES 2 Work Breakdown Structure (Rev E, June ) • Measurable—can be used to measure progress; has start and completion dates and measurable interim milestones. • Adaptable—sufficiently flexible so the addition/elimination of work scope can be readily accommodated in the WBS framework.

This approach uses win-win solutions, including those having the best balance of cost, function, efficiency, maintainability, and delivery for a particular today's competitive construction market, there are almost as many project delivery methodologies as projects.

But tailoring your choice to the individual project's specifications and circumstances will help ensure success. Using a coding method, each part is given a numeric or alphabetic code, based on its geometrical shape, complexity, dimension, accuracy, and raw material. Using this concept, composite components can be identified.

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