Nelson-Farrar Quarterly: Indexes for selected equipment show moderate increase

Costs for six selected equipment items used in refining construction operations have been surveyed for the 3 years, 2002-04.The accompanying table shows Nelson-Farrar equipment indexes for these items. Click here to enlarge imageBubble trays showed the greatest increases in cost, rising from 1,079.2 in the first quarter of 2002 to 1,411.3 in the last quarter of 2004. Click here to enlarge imageFour other items showed more modest increases. The tanks and pressure vessels category rose from 779.3 to 924.9 during the 36-month span. Tube stills increased from 374.9 to 549.9. Valves and fittings showed an index gain from 1,590.4 to 1,682.1. Fractionating towers showed a 197-point gain, incr...

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