June 2004

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: Standardized design practices reduce project man-hours

As operating companies and EPCs weathered the downturns and mergers of the past two decades, they have not been able to devote resources to keep their internal specifications updated or to follow the ..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

As operating companies and EPCs weathered the downturns and mergers of the past two decades, they have not been able to devote resources to keep their internal specifications updated or to follow the changes in official codes and standards. Success stories in adopting process industry practices (PIP) when designing and specifying HPI plant projects was the topic of a workshop conducted during PIP's recent annual meeting. Presenters shared the value owner/ operators, EPCs and suppliers obtained from implementing these practices. Advantages cited included reduced man-hours. Labor costs were reduced 70% on small projects ($10,000 to $150,000) by incorporating PIP standards, accor

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