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Feasibility studies

 

Aluminium fluoride from FSA (wet process)

Aluminium fluoride / HF from fluorspar

Aluminium fluoride / HF from FSA (dry process)

Hydrofluoric acid from fluorspar

Hydrofluoric acid from fluosilicic acid

Fluorspar (AGF) flotation plant

Potassium sulphate from potash (SOP Mannheim process)

Di-calcium phosphate from HCl process (pre-feasibility)

MCP, DCP, MDCP from phos acid

Purified phosphoric acid

 

 


Cost estimating

 

All methods are used including capacity factor, relevant equipment cost curve, inhouse information with appropriate factors for materials FM and other complexity parameters, factors for cost CEPCI, M&S, etc, factors for bare module FMB, factors for location FL, etc.

Typical example

ProcessPlantCostEstimating 

---for chemical plants, fertilizer plants, open-pit and underground mines, hydrometallurgical plants, thermal plants, wastewater and other environmental control units, etc

 


Import / Export Matrix ( Table source -destination)

 

Volumes and prices of fluorspar, aluminium fluoride, hydrofluoric acid, etc

 

 

Typical example for aluminium fluoride

IMPEX aluminium fluoride 2013

 

 

 


Production cost curve

 

Drawing, plotting production cost curves in excel (wireframe or coloured), with R / ggplot2 , python / matplotlib

Production cost curves for fluorspar, hydrofluoric acid, aluminium fluoride,...

 

Production cost curve is a strategic tool to compare with the competition and determine the price level according to the demand.

It is a very useful tool to be used before to decide any investment in a new capacity.  

 

See below template in Excel(TM) - Production cost curve (coloured) for 10 producers

Production costs curve

 


 

Statistical analysis and prices forecast

 

Time series analysis and regression

Statistical analysis and multiple linear regression

 


 

Transportation problem


Use of linear programming to optimize cost of logistics (Minimum cost flow network model) applied to regional market or global market.

Typical example with fluorspar to Europe (values are fictitious for the purpose of illustrating this subject).

 

Logistics-PB 

 

Typical problems to be solved: minimization of logistics costs, minimization of purchased costs, maximization of profits, maximization of revenues,..

 


 

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