Note: This edition is out of print. A new and improved version will be available mid-2014.
Rawlinsons Process Engineering Handbook.
Viable mining, oil and gas, process engineering projects depend on well-prepared estimates. Capital works projects are a major investment and to succeed, projects must be economically and functionally viable and risk minimised. Time and money invested must be allocated effectively, thus ensuring maximum returns.

Rawlinsons Process Engineering Handbook is a knowledge base of project and construction data with an in-depth estimating data source aimed at benchmarking the estimating process, whilst explaining some of the fundamental language of estimating and construction management. Establishing a benchmark for the basis of estimation processes is critical, and a logical basis of comparison is essential. This publication covers multi-disciplinary estimating based on metric measurements, and designed around the complete gambit of process engineering requirements.

Rawlinsons’ believes that this is the only publication of its type, offering facts and figures across all disciplines, detailing labour norms from light switches to ball mills and covering electrical, through structural, mechanical, piping and civil concrete.

Rawlinsons’ Process Engineering Handbook is compiled from over 25 years of experience. The estimating figures used have been based where possible on actual data – installation times taken from schedules used to track the processes on real construction sites. Where no actual data was available on a similar item, a calculated extrapolation of time has been rationally developed from those known numbers.

Developed as an aid to the experienced estimator or project manager and a learning resource to the inexperienced estimator, this book provides project and construction management data as well as installation, fabrication methods and theory, thereby assisting those already in the know and providing a higher level of understanding.

Content includes:

  • How to estimate, plan and execute a project – details of the work break-up by discipline
  • Installations and times with hours for specific types of equipment
  • Structural steel, piping, concrete, welding procedures as well as installation and fabrication methods
  • Piping fabrication and installation data for low pressure, non-aggressive fluids to oil and gas installations, details of crew sizes and equipment types
  • Comprehensive plastics technical and estimation references
  • Labour man-hours for all skill sets and ease of use at all levels
  • Mechanical, structural, platework, earthworks, concrete, piping, electrical labour norms
  • Workshop fabrication methodologies and labour norms to full on-site installation information