2018 Cost Of Reboiler

Itemised costs for all equipment used in the construction of the pilot plant are given in Table 1 I 6 excluding labour. The vendors and suppliers are indicated where standard Curtin University materials were not used. Some of the costs have been estimated where accurate data was not available or could not be found. The total cost, spent over a period of two years, was approximately $27,000.

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Figure 11.7 - Piping & Instrumentation Diagram fP&ID) for the Reactive Distillation Pilot Plant
Table 11.6- Pilot Plant Capital Costs

Item

Vendor

Cost

Non-Consumables

Column materials (shell, ends and flanges)

$1897

Novel structured packing

Expamet

$512

Electric elements

JG Thomas

$395

Variable frequency drive

NHP Electrical Engineering

$2200

Insulation

CSR Building Materials

$205

Seals (o-rings)

Transeals

$225

Feed and product tanks (non-pressure)

$85

Pressurised feed tank

Bendigo Metals

$688

Pressure cylinders and hoses

Kleenheat

$660

Feed pump (including new stator)

Challenge Pumps (Mono)

$3416

Stainless steel tube

$550

Compression fittings, elbows, joints, etc.

Perth Valve & Fitting

-$1200

Valves (including PRV and NRVs)

Braeco, Perth Valve & Fitting

$1430

Sight glass

Glen Whiting

$25

Pressure gauges

Braeco, Budenberg

$689

Thermocouples and digital display

Technitemp

$893

Flow meters and digital display

Hrnco

$1762

Pressure transmitter, differential pressure

Honeywell

$5000

transmitter, controllers (3)

Ammeter

NHP Electrical Engineering

120

Rotameter

RS Components

$102

Control valves (1 x Vi in., 2 x Va in.)

Western Process Controls

$2796

Transducers(3)

AMS Technical services

$909

Air regulator and filter

nil

Air hoses and fittings

Fluidair Services

$119

Digital bathroom scales

Bunnings

$56

Scaffolding and frame

-$400

Sub-Total

$26,334

Consumables

Hydrocarbon feed

BP, Kwinana Refinery

free

Ethanol

$322

Catalyst

Rohm & Haas

$300

Sub-Total

$622

Total Installed Cost

$26,956

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