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Availability Engineering and Management for Manufacturing Plant Performance by PE, CPA Richard G. Lamb

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Chapter 15 Construction and Planning for Startup

Introduction

This chapter explores the purpose, role, and requirements of availability engineering and management during plant construction and startup.

Two Cases of Construction and Startup

There are two types of construction and startup. The first is the construction or major expansion of a plant. This part of the book is concerned with this type.

The second type is construction that occurs periodically during the plant’s producing life. This type of construction and startup is capital projects triggered by cycles of strategic planning, applied research and development, planning to match production capacity to longer-term demand, productivity testing and evaluation, etc. These cycles are part ...

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