PROCESS PIPING & PIPELINES DATABASENON-FERROUS METALS & NON-METALLIC PIPING
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).
Pipe is made out of many types of material including ceramic, glass, fiberglass, many metals, concrete and plastic. In the past, wood and lead (Latin plumbum, from which comes the word ‘plumbing’) were commonly used. Typically metallic piping is made of steel or iron, such as unfinished, black (lacquer) steel, carbon steel, stainless steel, galvanized steel, brass, and ductile iron. Iron based piping is subject to corrosion if used within a highly oxygenated water stream. Aluminum pipe or tubing may be utilized where iron is incompatible with the service fluid or where weight is a concern; aluminum is also used for heat transfer tubing such as in refrigerant systems. Copper tubing is popular for domestic water (potable) plumbing systems; copper may be used where heat transfer is desirable (i.e. radiators or heat exchangers). Inconel, chrome moly, and titanium steel alloys are used in high temperature and pressure piping in process and power facilities. When specifying alloys for new processes, the known issues of creep and sensitization effect must be taken into account. This Database was designed to perform Non-Ferrous Metals & Non-Metallic Piping Cost Estimates, based on generic cost curves for several Activity 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
- PA1201 – ALUMINIUM PIPING SYSTEMS
- PA1202 – COPPER PIPING SYSTEMS
- PA1203 – RED BRASS PIPING SYSTEMS
- PA1204 – FLANGED PLASTIC LINED PIPING SYSTEMS
- PA1205 – PVDF (KYNAR) ™ PLASTIC PIPING SYSTEMS
- PA1206 – FIBERGLASS REINFORCED PIPING SYSTEMS (RTRP)
- PA1207 – (HDPE) HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE PIPE
- PA1208 – CPVC PLASTIC PIPING SYSTEMS
- PA1209 – POLYPROPYLENE DRAIN, WASTE AND VENT PIPING SYSTEMS
- PA1210 – PVC DRAIN, WASTE AND VENT PIPING SYSTEMS
- PA1211 – ABS DRAIN, WASTE AND VENT PIPING SYSTEMS
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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.
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