Curd E F
Bibliographic info:
in: "Progress in Modern Ventilation", Proceedings of Ventilation 2000, Volume 2, proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Ventilation for Contaminant Control, held Helsinki, Finland, 4-7 June 2000, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health

It is of prime importance at the design stage that the designer of an industrial ventilation system makes a reasonable assessment as to the owning and operating costs of an Industrial Ventilation System. Armed with these findings the designer must consider what improvements can be made by considering a different approach or by using other types of plant. The designer must inform the owner of the plant of any alternatives.

The owning and operating costs of a system are made up of the following items:

  • Land acquisition costs
  • Design fees
  • Total cost of purchasing the plant items
  • Method of paying for these, and the rate of interest and payback time
  • Installation costs
  • Maintenance and renewal costs
  • Demolition costs
  • Water, and water treatment
  • Ancillary services
  • Public utility costs
  • Waste removal
  • Exhaust air and gas cleaning
  • The energy costs for plant operation etc.

Each of the above subjects merits a paper in its own rights. Consideration of the actual maintenance costs is a difficult matter as it depends on the type and use of the plant. This paper covers some of