Appendix A. Cost Equations and Curves for the CAPCOST Program

The purpose of this appendix is to present the equations and figures that describe the relationships used in the capital equipment-costing program CAPCOST introduced in Chapter 7 and used throughout the text. The program is based on the module factor approach to costing that was originally introduced by Guthrie [1, 2] and modified by Ulrich [3].

A.1. Purchased Equipment Costs

All the data for the purchased cost of equipment for the second edition of this book were obtained from a survey of equipment manufacturers during the period May to September of 2001, so an average value of the CEPCI of 397 over this period should be used when accounting for inflation.

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