Overall Cost for 1000 Tonne Silane Plant  
 
  Unit USD/Unit  
Labor cost (including maintenance) man-yr  
Power Cost kWh  
Raw material-MGS kg  
Raw material-STC kg  
Raw material-Hydrogen kg  
Utilities-Steam kg  
yrs  
Cost/kg SiH4    
Silane Sales  
Gross Profit    
 
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Natural Gas Cost $/Nm3  
Estimated Steam Cost $/kg  
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Natural Gas Cost $/MSCF  
Estimated Steam Cost $/kg  
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Directions: Enter the costs for labor, power, MGS, STC, H2, and steam, the number of years, and the sales price for silane. Enter the cost as negative if you will be paid for the disposal of the chemical. This form will then calculate the cost/kg (in USD/kg silane) for a 1000 Tonne silane plant and the gross profit.
Note: If the steam cost is unknown but the natural gas cost is known, the natural gas to steam calculator will give an estimate of the steam cost (example shown in
blue).