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The Typical PHASES of good Project Management
 



Phase 1 - Pre Project

     
The MOST critical phase of all
  The Pre-Project phase is critical in that this is the phase in which the project SCOPE and PREMISES are decided. Without a proper scoping exercise and defined roles and responsibilities, the project will fail. We, at AET Partners, can assist the Client/Customer in this endeavor to ensure that the Pre-Project phase achieves the stated objectives.

The Bubble Chart shown below identifies the milestones that are typically necessary to ensure a smooth project.

Phase 2 - Project Development Process (PDP)

     
The Design Process starts here
  The PDP Phase of the project begins by translating the Scope and Premises into Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs), engineering layouts, equipment selection and overall operating objectives. This stage allows for preliminary cost estimating and schedule development. During this phase, Client economics and ROI can be quantified for the project in order to determine if the project is a "GO".

The Bubble Chart shown below identifies the milestones that are typically necessary to ensure a successful Project Development Process (PDP).

Phase 3 - Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC)

     
Buying and Building Things
  The EPC Phase (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) is the phase in which things that were only on paper are now being bought and built. Before now, the primary expense has been for engineering dollars. Now, equipment is being purchased, site work is being done and construction is underway. The bulk of the money is being spent during this phase.

The Bubble Chart shown below identifies the milestones that are typically necessary to ensure a successful EPC phase.

Phase 4 - Startup and Guarantee Run Phase

     
Commissioning Plans and Plant Startup
  This phase is highlighted by the startup and operation of the facility. Operating manuals have been developed, operator training has been completed and a final facility walkthru has been performed. The facility is commissioned, started up and run in order to establish and verify the guaranteed operating performance. Once a stable operating envelope has been achieved all emergency shutdown parameters are tested and verified as outlined in the Process Hazard Analysis (PHA's) exercises.

The Bubble Chart shown below identifies the milestones that are typically necessary to ensure a successful Startup and Guarantee Run phase.



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