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Download Quality Guidelines for Energy System Studies: Capital Cost Scaling Methodology
<< Return DOE/NETL-341/013113

Date: 1/31/2013
Type: Report
Status: Active
NETL Contact: William Summers
Technology Focus Area(s): Carbon Capture; Post-Combustion Capture; Pre-Combustion Capture; Advanced Turbines
Analysis Focus Area(s): Coal Combustion Power Plants; Coal Gasification Power Plants; NG-based Power Plants; Market Analysis
Author(s): Marc J Turner (Booz Allen Hamilton); Lora L Pinkerton (WorleyParsons Group)

Product Description
The purpose of this section of the Quality Guidelines is to provide a standard basis for scaling costs, with specific emphasis on scaling exponents. The intention of having a standardized document is to provide guidelines for proper procedures to reduce the potential of errors and increase credibility through consistency. This document contains a listing of frequently used pieces of equipment and their corresponding scaling exponent for various plant types, along with their ranges of applicability. This document also details the equations to be used with each exponent.