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Title: Enhancing the role of risk management to mitigate loss in large axial fan projects
Author: Carius, Thomas
ISNI:       0000 0004 2722 1225
Awarding Body: Glasgow Caledonian University
Current Institution: Glasgow Caledonian University
Date of Award: 2012
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The increasing requirements of the ventilation systems for mines, power stations, wind tunnels and road tunnels regarding safety and economic efficiency, involve the application of Axial Fan ventilation systems. To achieve this demand requires an efficient, capable and well-organized Risk management embedded in a Project management in all internal departments of Howden Ventilatoren GmbH and a reliable and well-organized interface between the customer and the Project management team of Howden Ventilatoren GmbH This research provides a general insight into the whole process of Risk management and Project management at Howden Ventilatoren GmbH, Germany, from the handover of a project from the Sales department until the shipping of the complete ventilation system through the Project management. During the kick-off meeting with the Sales department, the project will be outlined in scope of delivery, technical and financial characteristics, erection details and the scheduled delivery date of the Axial Fan. After the kick-off meeting, the Project management have to study the existing contract, develop all bills of materials and create the new project in an Enterprise Resource System (Microsoft Dynamics AX). All the different components are assigned to the Construction departments in charge of the rotating and static components as well as the auxiliary components like cooling fans, foundation parts, brake systems and hydraulic piping. All auxiliary components will be designed, developed and purchased by the Project management. Furthermore, the new established Risk management at Howden Ventilatoren GmbH evaluate upcoming risks with the new Axial Fan project. During the entire project, the Project management have to establish a relationship with the customer and keep the customer up to date in all related facets of the project. Additionally the Project management have to communicate the interface between all internal departments as well to external vendors. During the lifecycle of the new project, all upcoming or existing risks have to be treated and recorded by the Risk management in an internal Risk databank. Howden Ventilatoren GmbH, based in Heidenheim, Germany, faces a new market in the Russian Federation as well as in Belarus. Since 2005 Howden Ventilatoren GmbH delivered seven mine ventilation systems to the Russian Federation and Belarus. The erection site in the Russian Federation is located in the region of Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, approximately 300 km above the Arctic Circle. The region of Krasnoyarsk around the northernmost city called Norilsk has approximate 300,000 inhabitants and has exceedingly abundant natural sources of copper, nickel, cobalt, platinum ore, stone coal and other ores for industrial use. The latest system that was delivered for the mine Skalisty VS10 had an impeller diameter of 5,4 metres and a hub diameter of 3,55 metres. The total weight of the ventilation system was 70 tons. The required input power was 8 MW. The maximum volume flow was 870m3/s and the minimum operating temperature was -56°C.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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