2017 : TIME PETRI NET METHOD APPLICATION TO MINIMIZE INVESTMENT COST OF BATCH PROCESS BASED PLANT DEVELOPMENT

Ir. Bobby Oedy Pramoedyo S. MSc., Ph.D.


Abstract

Companies’ effort to reduce all cost including the production cost has become important due to increasing competition in the chemical industry today. One of the efforts is to decrease the investment cost of plant development in order to increase the return of investment. The amount of equipment minimization will also reduce the investment cost. Timed Petri nets method has been adopted in this study to minimize investment cost for batch process in PT ENG. The first step was to examine the utilization rate of equipment on an existing process. The second, was to add some equipment in the existing process, it was also examine the utilization and production capacity result. The first and second step has analysed by using time Petri nets. The final step was to conduct feasibility study by calculating the cost investment, payback period and return on investment. Plant development by TPN method has doubled production …