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Project Management

The primary goal of a project manager and the project team, is to finish the project as specified, on schedule and within budget.

Here is a good example of Project Management of A Distillation System

Keys of Project Management

1. Plan, Organize, and Control - This applies to virtually every activity on the project - starting with the kick off meeting and extending to all engineering, procurement and construction activities.

2. KISS - Keep It Simple Stupid - Over detailed plan, budgets, schedules, and control systems do not automatically equate to more successful projects.


The general planning activities include:

  1. The project execution plan

  2. The time plan / schedule

  3. The money plan

  4. The material and resource plan


The general organizational activities include:

  1. Prepare organizational charts

  2. Prepare personnel loading curves

  3. Issue project procedures


The general control activities include:

  1. Quality control of engineering, materials, and construction

  2. Control project schedule

  3. Control budget and cash flow

Typical Project Scope

Stage One

Engineering Study, Site Investigation & Process Engineering

Stage Two

Process and Mechanical Design, Equipment Selection

Stage Three

Procurement, Fabrication and Assembly

Technical White Paper - Contracting Strategy of Project Management

Stage Four

Installation and Quality Control

Stage Five

Operations Training and Commissioning Support

Stage Six

Service Support and Maintenance

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