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Chemical Engineering Plant Cost Index (CEPCI)

Chemical Engineering, a trade magazine for chemical engineers, contains the Chemical Engineering Plant Cost Index (CEPCI) and other economic indicators. The magazine can be accessed online through one of the library's databases; however, a few issues may not have the page containing the CEPCI and other indicators you need. If that occurs, you'll need to consult the print version.

After clicking on Chemical Engineering (Online) above, select ABI/INFORM or EBSCO Engineering Source. Once Engineering Source loads, click the "+" sign next to the year needed along the right side. Then select the month/issue. After you locate the issue/month, go to the very last last few pages of that issue for the 1-page section you need, which is titled "Economic Indicators." You could also search the keyword phrase "economic indicators" within an issue too. Once you locate "Economic Indicators," you can click on the PDF to save or print that page. If not in EBSCO Engineering Source, try ABI/INFORM. Please Note: The CEPCI for a particular month runs about 3-4 months behind the publication date of the magazine.

If you are unable to locate the page you need online, then consult the print in Evans Library. As mentioned, the "Economic Indicators" section is on the last few pages of each issue. Current issues of the print , are located in the Current Periodicals area on the 1st Floor of Evans Library in the reading Room under TN1.M45. Older issues of Chemical Engineering (i.e., 2015 and older) are on the 3rd Floor also under TN1.M45

Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any problems accessing or locating want you need.

NOTE: Beginning May 2012, the Marshall & Swift Equipment Index is no longer available in Chemical Engineering and we have no other sources for that index. Older values for Marshall & Swift can be found in issues prior to May 2012.