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Which of the following is the cheapest material of construction for the storage of sodium hydroxide upto a concentration of 75%?

A. Stainless steel

B. Plain carbon steel

C. Nickel

D. Copper

Correct Answer :

B. Plain carbon steel


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Annual depreciation costs are constant, when the __________ method of depreciation calculation is used.

A. Declining balance

B. Straight line

C. Sum of the years digit

D. None of these

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Relative cost of chemical process plants in India is about __________ percent more than the similar plants in U.S.A.

A. 15

B. 35

C. 55

D. 75

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The inventory of raw materials included in the working capital is usually about __________ months supply of raw materials valued at delivery prices.

A. One

B. Three

C. Six

D. Twelve

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A present sum of Rs. 100 at the end of one year, with half yearly rate of interest at 10%, will be Rs.

A. 121

B. 110

C. 97

D. 91

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For a typical project, the cumulative cash flow is zero at the

A. End of the project life

B. Breakeven point

C. Start up

D. End of the design stage

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Construction expenses are roughly __________ percent of the total direct cost of the plant.

A. 2

B. 10

C. 30

D. 50

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Pick out the wrong statement.

A. Longer tubes are less expensive per unit heat transfer area as compared to shorter tubes

B. A cost index is merely a number for a given year showing the cost at that time relative to a certain base year

C. Turnover ratio of a chemical plant is the ratio of gross annual sales to the fixed capital investment

D. Plates with butt welded joints are less expensive compared to lap welded joints, because squaring of plates is not necessary

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The depreciation during the year 'n', in diminishing balance method of depreciation calculation, is calculated by multiplying a fixed percentage 'N' to the

A. Initial cost

B. Book value at the end of (n - 1)th year

C. Depreciation during the (n - 1)th year

D. Difference between initial cost and salvage value

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Cost incurred towards __________ in a chemical plant is a component of the utilities cost.

A. Water supply

B. Running a control laboratory

C. Property protection

D. Medical services

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Which of the following is not a component of the fixed capital for a chemical plant facility?

A. Raw materials inventory

B. Utilities plants

C. Process equipment

D. Emergency facilities

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__________ of depreciation calculation does not take into account the interest on investments.

A. Present worth method

B. Sinking fund method

C. Sum of the years-digits method

D. All (A), (B) and (C)

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Equipment installation cost in a chemical process plant ranges from __________ percent of the purchased equipment cost.

A. 10 to 20

B. 35 to 45

C. 55 to 65

D. 70 to 80

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Total product cost of a chemical plant does not include the __________ cost.

A. Market survey

B. Operating labour, supervision and supplies

C. Overhead and utilities

D. Depreciation, property tax and insurance

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In which of the electric power generation system, the operating cost is minimum?

A. Thermal

B. Nuclear

C. Hydroelectric

D. Fast breeder reactor

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Chemical engineering plant cost index is used for finding the present cost of a particular chemical plant, if the cost of similar plant at some time in the past is known. The present cost of the plant = original cost × (index value at present/ index value at time original cost was obtained). The most major component of this cost index is

A. Fabricated equipment and machinery

B. Process instruments and control

C. Pumps and compressor

D. Electrical equipments and material

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A shareholder has __________ say in the affairs of company management compared to a debenture holder.

A. More

B. Less

C. Same

D. No

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The amount of simple interest during 'n' interest period is (where, i = interest rate based on the length of one interest period, p = principal)

A. p.i.n.

B. p(1 + i.n)

C. p(1 + i)n

D. p(1 - i.n)

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According to six-tenths-factor rule, if the cost of a given unit at one capacity is known, then the cost of similar unit with '' times the capacity of the first unit is approximately equal to __________ times the cost of the initial unit.

A. n

B. n0.6

C. n0.4

D. √n

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An investment of Rs. 1000 is carrying an interest of 10% compounded quarterly. The value of the investment at the end of five years will be

A. 1000 (1 + 0.1/4)20

B. 1000 (1 + 0.1)20

C. 1000 (1 + 0.1/4)5

D. 1000 (1 + 0.1/2)5

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Which of the following ceramic packing materials is the costliest of all?

A. Berl saddles

B. Raschig rings

C. Pall rings

D. Intalox saddles

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Scheduling provides information about the

A. Proper utilisation of machines

B. Means to minimise idle time for machines

C. Time of completion of job

D. Time of starting of job and also about how much work should be completed during a particular period

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If the interest rate of 10% per period is compounded half yearly, the actual annual return on the principal will be __________ percent.

A. 10

B. 20

C. > 20

D. < 20

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Pick out the wrong statement.

A. Debt-equity ratio of a chemical company describes the lenders contribution for each rupee of owner's contribution i.e., debt-equity ratio = total debt/net worth

B. Return on investment (ROI) is the ratio of profit before interest & tax and capital employed (i.e. net worth + total debt)

C. Working capital = current assets + current liability

D. Turn over = opening stock + production closing stock

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If an amount R is paid at the end of every year for 'n' years, then the net present value of the annuity at an interest rate of i is

A. R [{(1 + i)n - 1}/ i ]

B. R [{(1 + i)n - 1}/ i (1 + i)n]

C. R(1 + i)n

D. R/(1 + i)n

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With increase in the discounted cash flow rate of return, the ratio of the total present value to the initial investment of a given project

A. Decreases

B. Increases

C. Increases linearly

D. Remain constant

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'Lang factor' is defined as the ratio of the capital investment to the delivered cost of major equipments. The value of 'Lang factor' for fixed capital investment, for a solid-fluid processing chemical plant ranges from

A. 1.2 to 1.4

B. 2.5 to 2.7

C. 4.2 to 4.4

D. 6.2 to 6.4

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Depreciation is __________ in profit with time.

A. Decrease

B. Increase

C. No change

D. None of these

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In a manufacturing industry, breakeven point occurs, when the

A. Total annual rate of production equals the assigned value

B. Total annual product cost equals the total annual sales

C. Annual profit equals the expected value

D. Annual sales equals the fixed cost

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Following the six-tenth factor rule, if a loglog plot of capacity of the equipment vs. cost of the equipment is made, then a straight line is obtained, whose slope is equal to

A. 0.1

B. 0.6

C. 0.2

D. 0.8

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The economic life of a large chemical process plant as compared to a small chemical plant is

A. Only slightly more

B. Much more

C. Slightly less

D. Almost equal