1.0.1 What is Brown field project?
The term ‘Brown field’ has many definitions, they all aresame in meaning but the presentation of the term is in differentmanner.
‘...land previously used for industrial purposes, orcertain commercial uses, and that may be contaminated bylow concentrations of hazardous waste or pollution andhas the potential to be reused once it is cleaned up’
. If wetranslate into software term then
‘...project or codebase thatwas previously created and may be infected with poorpractices, structure, implementations and moral but hasthe potential to be revived through comprehensive anddirected refactoring’
. At last we can say that Brownfield isabandoned or underused industrial and commercial facilitiesavailable for re-use.A project implemented in the precincts of a working plant orworking facility is a brown-field project (BFP). Revamping,retrofitting, technology upgradation, replacement, rehabilitationreconstruction, modernization etc come under the category of BFPs.The most common BFP is the modernization or partialrenovation of a running plant. The most important success criteriaof a BFP are:
Minimum obstruction to production operations, caused byplant shutdowns and supply disruptions.
Successful new construction.
Minimum damage to the existing installations.
Perfect tie-in and matching of the new facilities with theexisting ones.