INSULATION


2.1. Insulation 'EMMA'

A multi-purpose EMMA can be used for any 'bulk' activity, involving a physically measurable unit of construction work scope that is quantified in tens, hundreds or thousands. The insulation of equipment and piping in a plant comprises mostly repetitive work that can be measured by areas of surfaces and lengths of piping 'in bulk'.

 

The EMMA comprises 3 'pages', namely 'INPUT' (Basic data that must be inputted in order for the EMMA to function), 'TABLES' (Spreadsheets for inputting target & actual progress percentages, manhours etc), and 'CHARTS' (Where inputted spreadsheets are presented as S-curves & histograms). The EMMA can be used:

  • to set up a target rate of progress (S-curve);
  • to set an estimate of man-hours, converted to manpower requirements (histogram);
  • to record units measured as complete each month;
  • to record man-hours consumed each month, thereby automatically comparing the actual rate of progress and actual usage of manpower, with planned rates.
  • furthermore, unsatisfactory trends can thereby be identified and work re-scheduled, along with automatic revisions to manpower requirements, that will lead achievement of target completion.

Initial requirements for inputting are:

  • the estimated total quantity;
  • definition of the unit (eg m3);
  • an estimate of man-hours required per unit;
  • the average number of hours to be worked each day;
  • the average number of days to be worked each week.

Thereafter, inputting should be in accordance with notes provided.

Use of an EMMA will be of particular interest to anyone with responsibility for getting a work scope package completed on or ahead of schedule.

 


2.2. Application of pre-formed piping insulation - Manhours

Given lengths and sizes of piping to be insulated using pre-formed sections of insulation, the following calculator can be used to arrive at an indication of the manhours that will be required, together with the opportunity to create a target S-curve and manpower histogram for same.

A hypothetical example can be viewed by clicking Real-time Sync, followed by secret key 'insulated' and finally, by clicking connect. NOTE: Normally a user will work with the calculator either in feet OR metres. In this example both are used in order to show results on charts (Drop-down selection)


2.3. Insulating of equipment items (Vessels etc)

Given dimensions of equipment to be insulated, the following calculator can be used to arrive at an indication of the manhours that will be required, together with the opportunity to create a target S-curve and manpower histogram for same.

A hypothetical example can be viewed by clicking Real-time Sync, followed by secret key 'insulation' and finally, by clicking connect. NOTE: Normally a user will work with the calculator either in feet OR metres. In this example both are used in order to show results on charts (Drop-down selection)