April 2002

Special Report: Plant Design and Retrofitting

Survival guide for a fieldwork assignment

Here are practical tips to help prepare for a journey to the real world of process plants

Gay, J. L., E-Technology, LLC

Many HPI operating companies today are concentrating on unit expansions, retrofits and revamp work to increase productivity and comply with increasingly stringent environmental regulations-both domestic and international. While most of an engineer's or designer's work on such projects will take place in the office, there will inevitably be some field assignments. These could range from a simple site visit to performing physical verification that your design has been implemented (a mechanical punch). Whatever the scope of work for the field, your primary objective as an engineer or designer is to gather usable information-safely and efficiently. There are many types of field a

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