Create Pressure Vessel and Heat Exchanger Cost Estimates Paul Daniel
What is COSTER?
The COSTER Excel add-in imports files from COMPRESS or INSPECT and creates user customizable pressure vessel cost estimates in spreadsheet format. COSTER helps fabricators quickly create consistent, accurate quotations. COSTER benefits pressure vessel Owner/Operators by providing Process Engineers with budget prices for new equipment and Maintenance Departments with replacement equipment costs. When used with the COMPRESS Division 2 option, COSTER can help quickly determine if Division 2 is more cost efficient for your application than Division 1 as well.
COSTER organizes equipment into purchased and fabricated components and groups identical pieces into convenient spreadsheet lists. It estimates labor using a cost factor system that can be adjusted to suit a variety of shop fabrication practices. COSTER is included with each current license of COMPRESS or INSPECT at no additional charge.
Design your vessel or exchanger in COMPRESS or INSPECT...
Then COSTER imports the equipment details into Excel
Generates costed bills of materials by creating interactive Excel spreadsheets
Creates and costs nozzle cut lists broken down by pipe size and length
Has an option for cylinders purchased rolled or fully fabricated in house
Creates tube bend schedules and costs heat exchanger tube bundles
Calculates longitudinal and circumferential seam weld lengths
Accounts for purchased flanges, gaskets, studs or bolts, washers and nuts
Considers impact tested material, PWHT, x-ray and hydrogen service steel costs
Displays components as individual items or grouped into assemblies
Provides pressure vessel cost estimating functionality that is not available from competing software