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Equipment Life Extension Solutions Value Calculator

Payback Analysis

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Overview of How Calculator Works

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Downtime Cost

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Equipment Condition

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Project Costing

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Corporate Taxes

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1FICA (Social Security), Medicare and Unemployment are typically employer matched funds. As a result, the cost to the employer must include these values. These values are in addition to the withholdings paid by the employee.
2Discount Rate: Internal cost of money or minimum required return before a solution is considered worth of investment. The benefit of this solution must exceed this value.
3Salvage Value (existing): If the existing product has a residual value that can be captured, then these funds can be applied to the "solution cost", effectively lowering the cost of the new solution by an amount equal to this salvage value. The most conservative estimate is to assume zero salvage value.
4Salvage Value (new solution): When estimating the total cost of a solution, we total the costs to provide the solution and subtract any benefits, refunds, savings or other payments that reduce the total cost of the solution. One of those refunds is the end-of-life salvage value. If a value is entered here, the calculator adds this benefit to the final year savings and computes a net present value equivalent benefit today based on the discount rate you selected above. This benefit reduces the cost of the solution and works to improve the solution's internal rate of return (IRR). As discussed above, the most conservative calculation is to assume zero salvage value.
5If the solution does not appear in the list, chose "Other" from pull down list and enter the name or description of the solution. The MTBF and MTTR data must be entered manually. One souce for this information will be Chapter 3 of the IEEE 493 (Gold Book), in particular, table 3-2.
6Multiple to multiply times the straight-line percentage. This value is multiplied times the remaining book value to determine the annual allowable depreciation allowance. For example, a 5-year straight-line depreciation would depreciate an asset 20% per year. A 1.5 multiplier (150%) would increase the depreciation to 30%, but would be applied not to the original asset value, but rather to the remaining book value at the end of that year. Use this method to simulate 125% or 150% declining balance depreciation methods.