Welcome to the SSINA Life Cycle Costing Application

Life Cycle Costing (LCC) estimates the TOTAL costs of a project from the initial outlay through all releated FUTURE costs (maintenance, replacement and other operations) that may be incurred as a consequence of the initial investment decision.

This LCC application is specific to MATERIALS SELECTION. It allows assessment of the potential long-term cost benefits against short-term expediency when choosing a material. It incorporates discounted cash flows to reduce all costs to comparable PRESENT VALUES, thereby allowing realistic economic comparisions between alternative choices.

The application provides an efficient and essential tool for designers and material specifiers to allow rapid, economical material selection, appropriate to a wide range of applications.

This application is one component of a program sponsored by the SSINA (Specialty Steel Industry of North America) to promote and facilitate the use of stainless steels.

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