PROCESS EQUIPMENT DATABASEHEAT TRANSFER EQUIPMENT
CLOUD DEDICATED COST DATABASE FOR COST ESTIMATING TEAMS
CAF-CAPEX DATABASE is a structured and comprehensive knowledge base designed to Cost Estimating professionals, the estimators can choose from parametric equipment models to detailed unit-rate data for all typical project disciplines, which include other parameters like Installation Mhrs and weights.
With the central database architecture of CAF-CORPORATION, client knowledge remains secure and available when they need it, and options for customized databases are available as per client request.
The CAF-CAPEX DATABASE information has been previously benchmarked with other third parties Databases, for example, some well-known datasets such as Compass International, Richardson and Page & Nations. In that benchmarking process, CAF-CORPORATION has applied the International statistic standards to obtain trusted data based on regression analysis methodology which include the feature to be real time updated using an owned Cost Index Database (CAF-COST INDEX DATABASE).
D1100 – HEAT EXCHANGERS, FUEL OIL HEATERS, EVAPORATORS, CONDENSERS, COOLERS
Heat exchanger is a device used to efficiently transfer heat from one fluid to another. The fluids may be separated to avoid direct contact or mixing. Two fluids, of different starting temperatures, flow through the heat exchanger. One flows through the tubes (the tube side) and the other flows outside the tubes but inside the shell (the shell side). Heat is transferred from one fluid to the other through the tube walls, either from tube side to shell side or vice versa. The fluids can be either liquids or gases on either the shell or the tube side. In order to transfer heat efficiently, a large heat transfer area should be used, leading to the use of many tubes. In this way, waste heat can be put to use. This is an efficient way to conserve energy. This Database was designed to perform Heat Transfer Equipment Cost Estimates, based on generic cost curves for several equipment families types generated using benchmarking techniques. The benchmarked curves give Purchased Equipment Cost as a function of a capacity variable or combination of variables. The cost curves and other information contained in this application can be used to develop the overall process plant capital cost.
D1200 – BOILERS, FEEDWATER HEATERS, FIRED HEATERS AND TANK HEATING COILS
Thermal fluid heating is a type of indirect heating in which a liquid phase heat transfer medium is heated and circulated to one or more heat energy users within a closed loop system. Thermal oil, glycol, and water are common heat transfer mediums for these systems. This Database was designed to perform Heat Transfer Equipment Cost Estimates, based on generic cost curves for several equipment families types generated using benchmarking techniques. The benchmarked curves give Purchased Equipment Cost as a function of a capacity variable or combination of variables. The cost curves and other information contained in this application can be used to develop the overall process plant capital cost.
Available Database Families
- D1110 – FUEL OIL HEATERS
- D1120 – HAIRPIN TYPE HEAT EXCHANGERS
- D1130 – HEAT EXCHANGERS FOR HEATING WATER
- D1140 – TEMA R SHELL AND TUBE HEAT EXCHANGERS
- D1150 – VERTICAL TUBE SURFACE CONDENSERS AND RECEIVERS
- D1160 – ACID COOLERS
- D1170 – PROCESS PLANT COOLING TOWERS
D1180 – INERT GAS GENERATORS
D1190 – VERTICAL CYLINDER TYPE FIRED HEATER & BOX TYPE FIRED HEATER
- D1210 – PACKAGED BOILERS
- D1220 – DEAERATING FEEDWATER HEATERS
- D1230 – STEEL STACKS FOR BOILERS
- D1240 – TANK HEATING COILS
- D1250 – FIRED TANK IMMERSION HEATERS
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You can find the databases, tools and techniques to Estimate your Project, or we can tailor it to suit your needs.
These Databases were designed with the objective of providing information necessary to carry out cost estimates for Industrial Projects, based on generic cost curves for several types of equipment families, generated through benchmarking techniques and Multiple Regression Analysis.
The comparative curves simulate Component Cost as a function of a capacity variable or combination of variables. The cost curves, man hours of installation and other information contained in this application can be used to develop the total cost of capital (CAPEX) of a process plant or any construction infrastructure.
These databases are time & location adjustable online.
At your disposal cost index and location factor tools, you can adjust them using “Caf-Cost-Index” and “Caf-Capex Location Factor” online, do not waste time waiting for an updated edition, you will always have the information up to date.