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Chapter 6

Insuring that all factors with potential cost impact are taken into account so that they can be included in the cost estimates and considered in the project schedule. HelpingtheTechnicalManager inthedevelopment layouts and equipment arrangements. of cost-effective

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Insuring that the specifications are adequate and do not include unnecessary gold plating: 1. Excessive corrosion allowances and minimum vessel thickness. 2 . Ultraconservative materials of construction. 3. Superfluous blocks and bypasses for control valves. 4. Unnecessaryinstalled sparepumpswhen process allows for short unit shutdowns. 5. Structural design for concurrent adverse conditions.

Phase 1 Review
The Project Manager is not supposed to be an expert in every project-related field but should be knowledgeable and astute enough to ask the right questions, promote constructivethinking,andascertain if othershavedone their homework.The Project Manager should have a healthy skepticism, be bold enough to challenge the expertstojustifytheir position and/or recommendations,andbeadamant in demanding quality work from team members as well as contractors. The following is not intended as a complete checklist but a reminder for the Project Manager of theimportant points to becovered as part of a Phase 1 package review.
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Compliance to the process design and engineering specification. Inputheview by appropriate groupshndividuals: 1. R&D. 2. Production. 3. Maintenance. 4. Environmental. 5. CorporateHealth/Safety/Hazards. 6. CED Specialists. Schedule viability.

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Coordination withplant: 1. Work in operating areas. 2 . Shutdown. 3. Tie-ins.

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