Dixit, P.

Consultant, Baroda, India

Pramod Dixit works as a freelance Consultant in Baroda, India. He spent 20 yr at Engineers India Ltd., working as a tray and tower internals specialist. He has another 20 yr of senior-level experience at Larsen & Toubro and Essar Offshore. He provides training, consulting services and troubleshooting to operating and engineering companies for static equipment, trays and tower internals. He holds a BTech degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology at Roorkee, India.

Project Management: Reduce installation schedule for column trays

Dixit, P., Consultant

The implementation of a project schedule must avoid slippage, which can lead to budget overruns and delays in commissioning and production. Conversely, a reduction in project schedule results in an early startup of the plant, creating advantage for stakeholders. Customers often demand reductions in schedule timelines, which can be difficult for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors to implement. New innovations like concurrent engineering, modular construction, prefabricated pipe racks and structures, etc., are already in practice.