WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
It takes up-front capital to construct a chemical plant.
There are different levels of capital-cost estimation, roughly corresponding to the different levels of process diagrams discussed in Chapter 1.
There are methods for estimating the cost of equipment for a chemical plant.
In Chapter 1, the information provided on a process flow diagram (PFD), including a stream table and an equipment summary table, was presented. In the next four chapters, this information will be used as a basis for estimating
How much money (capital cost) it takes to build a new chemical plant
How much money (operating cost) it takes to operate a chemical plant
How to combine items 1 and 2 to provide several ...