Chemical Industry Digest- Feb 18

Articles covered in this issue:

Cost Estimation and Cost Control of EPC Projects in Hydrocarbon Verticals
Rajat Kumar Dasgupta, RDMA Consultants Pvt Ltd.
This article talks about various aspects of cost estimation and cost control in EPC projects.

Handling Packaging units – Balancing Act for the EPC contractor between client and vendor needs
Neil Iyer, Project Management Consultant.
The author explains how different perspectives of handling package units from the client and the EPC contractor lead to differences and consequent delays. The article describes ways to manage these issues.

Prevent Purchase Requisition Pitfalls
S Raghava Chari, Industry Consultant.
Inadequately prepared purchase requisitions might lead to delayed deliveries, inappropriate supplies and cause unnecessary expenses. The author explains these pitfalls through many case studies and emphasises the need for accuracy in wording.

One Key Challenge in Instrumentation – P&IDs
Shivendra Kapoor, Chola MS Risk Services.
This article explains some of the issues related to documentation and drawings, particularly in P&IDs. The author shares his experience related to P&IDs.

Tips on overcoming obstacles to implement Green Chemistry
Nitesh H. Mehta, Newreka Green Synth Technologies P Ltd., Krishna B. Padia, Green ChemisTree Foundation.
There are challenges in adopting green chemistry, mainly mind-set myths which are discussed in the article. Highlights of recently held Green Chemistry Conference Exhibition are also presented.

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