Nelson-Farrar Quarterly Costimating: Equipment costs rise moderately

Costs for the five equipment items that make up the Nelson-Farrar miscellaneous equipment cost index were mixed during 2004-05. The miscellaneous equipment index average rose to 1,073.5 from 959.8 in the 24-month period.The greatest increase among the components making up the equipment average was that of heat exchangers, which increased to 1,079.2 in December 2005 from 732.7 in January 2004.Engines increased only slightly during the period. Instruments gained 46.0 during the 2004-05 period examined.Electrical machinery dropped to 509.6 in December 2005 from 516.4 in January 2004.The pumps and compressors average increased to 1,721.8 in December 2005 from 1,557.3 in 2004. Click here to e...

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