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Becht Engineering provides technically excellent engineering services, project management and engineered products. We are the company a client will go to when they need the job done right. We are a growing and profitable company, responsive to client needs, committed to excellence and poised to capture new and interesting opportunities.

Founded in 1964 by Charles Becht III, Becht Engineering began as a consulting company that served industrial clients and the building sector. In the five decades since its inception, the company's focus has shifted to serve the energy sector. Becht Engineering now provides engineering consulting and project/turnaround management services to the energy sector, including upstream and downstream oil and gas (encompassing both refining and production), petrochemical, chemical, industrial gas, fossil and nuclear power, as well as specialized support for innovative technologies including direct coal liquefaction, biomass conversion and other alternative energy processes.


Our Mission is to provide technically excellent Engineering Services, Project Management, and Engineered Products.

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Becht Mission

Our People Are Key...

The Becht Team comprises world-class resources providing unparalleled engineering solutions - project/turnaround management support, and technically excellent engineered products. Under the guidance of Charles (Chuck) Becht IV, PhD, PE, a recognized authority in pressure vessels, piping, expansion joints, and elevated temperature design, Becht's engineering staff includes many world-class technical specialists (many of whom have retired after stellar careers with pace-setting owner-operator organizations). We hold over 125 positions in ASME, API and ASTM Codes and Standards Committees, including many leadership positions. The knowledge base of these highly-regarded resources allows Becht to provide the right expert team to tackle any challenge that comes along.

In addition to providing engineered solutions to challenging technical situations, Becht also has a staff of seasoned professionals from the refinery industry who are poised to assist short-handed organizations run safe, efficient projects and outages within budget and on schedule.

Diversified Services...

Becht's services and expertise include Design Analysis, Fitness for Service, Equipment Consulting, Machinery Services, Reliability Consulting, Systems Consulting, Turnaround Support Services, Owner's Project Support, Heavy Lift, Laser Scanning/Dimensional Control, Corrosion & Materials, High Energy Piping, Power Industry Services, Litigation Support, Due Diligence, Process Consulting, Operations Support, Software Solutions and Engineered Products.

Need an expert On-Call?  Becht has a Central Engineering group designed to be just that.  Augment your existing capabilities or completely out-source your engineering services with Becht Central Engineering.  Quick responses with the Becht quality you have come to expect.  See our website dedicated to Becht Central Engineering for a complete description and to get started.

Integrated within Becht Engineering are Becht's Nuclear Services Division and Technical Training Services. Becht Nuclear focuses on the nuclear power industry both domestic and internationally. Becht Nuclear Services has recently expanded to include support of the nuclear power industry in China.

In addition to the wide variety of high-level engineering services provided by Becht Engineering, our staff is also comprised of a team of senior specialists who teach a wide variety of technical courses throughout the world. Piping expert, Don Frikken, frequently travels to Southeast Asia where he teaches B31.3 Process Piping and Piping Flexibility courses to eager audiences of young and also experienced engineers and designers.

Whether it is an in-house course, specifically designed to suit a client's specific training request, or a course open to the public, Becht's instructors are dedicated to mentoring and sharing their vast knowledge and expertise. Many of the instructors participate and also have been leaders of codes and standards committees such as ASME's B31.3 Process Piping Code Committee.

Additionally, Becht Engineering has several affiliated organizations which share a common thread of excellence encompassing engineering, project services, NDE and engineered products including:

  • Sonomatic, Ltd – A worldwide organization that supplies ultrasonic imaging services including development, design, and production of specialized inspection equipment. Applications include topside and subsea oil and gas production, process plants, pipelines and fossil and nuclear power plants. Dr. Becht is an owner and Director of Sonomatic.
  • Helidex Offshore, LLC – Formerly a division of Becht Engineering, Helidex specializes in the design, manufacturing and installation of aluminum helicopter-landing platforms for ships and offshore installations throughout the world.
  • Hydrocarbon Engineering – Acquired by Becht Engineering in 2003 and now an operating division of Becht, Hydrocarbon Engineering is an organization comprised of senior, technical professionals with in-depth engineering and scientific experience in diverse disciplines who provide a wide range of services to energy, chemical and related businesses.

Direct links to these affiliate organizations are provided below.

Becht Services

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Becht Engineering has industry-leading Corrosion and Metallurgical experts most with significant owner-operator experience covering the refining, petrochemical and chemical industries.
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Becht Engineering offers the complete Dimensional Control experience. Our high standards are met by our investment in our own work. We provide our customers with a product that surpasses expectations.
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Becht Engineering personnel have extensive experience conducting due diligence studies in the refining, petrochemical and specialty chemical areas. We conduct due diligence studies for owner-based organizations and private equity firms.
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Becht Engineering has extensive experience and expertise in the field of Fitness-For-Service. We have performed evaluations for all of the damage mechanisms covered in ASME FFS-1/API 579. Click to Read More...

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Becht Heavy Lift professionals include Professional Engineers with lifetime crane and rigging experience along with Lift Advisor Specialists who have been responsible for refinery wide crane lift activities and maintenance. Click to Read More...

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Becht works with the majority of laser scanning, dimensional control, piping, and engineering systems on the market today – providing an innovative perspective and extensive experience to supply exemplary service. Click to Read More...

Corrosion & Materials

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Becht Engineering has extensive experience and expertise in the design and analysis of mech components including those for very severe environments such as very high temps and pressures.
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Fitness for Service

Dimensional Control

Due Diligence

Heavy Lift

Laser Scanning

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Becht’s typical approach when managing Equipment Consulting projects is to bring a User's/Owner's perspective to address all aspects of the equipment life cycle - from new equipment and beyond. Click to Read More...

Equipment Consulting

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Becht Engineering supports most types of litigation cases including accident and forensic investigation, technology valuation, insurance claims, products liability and intellectual property among others. Click to Read More...

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Becht’s senior specialists have worked at all levels of owner operator organizations from board operator to operations director. Having operations specialists who have worked in owner operator...Click to Read More...

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Becht Engineering provides services in the area of capital projects from front-end engineering through startup. Becht’s many staff, field, and management resources help ensure a successful project. Click to Read More...

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Becht is capable of supporting a range of client needs from technical subject matter experts for incident investigations to full process safety compliance and program effectiveness audits. We routinely combine the services. Click to Read More...

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Becht Engineering has the expertise and tools to successfully help clients with plant-wide, unit-wide, or equipment specific reliability issues. These proprietary technologies are documented. Click to Read More...

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Becht Engineering meets the engineering modeling and software needs of the Process and Power Industry through the development of proprietary software and custom applications. Our software includes API 579-1/ASME FFS-1, 2016 edition compliant. Click to Read More...

Litigation Support

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Becht Nuclear Services provides immediate, around-the-clock support in helping operating plants resolve mechanical and structural integrity issues, in a safe and reliable manner. Expert engineering support. Click to Read More...


Process Safety Consulting

Operations Support

Owner's Proj Support

Reliability Technologies

Software & Solutions

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Becht’s SME’s expertise includes equipment specific (e.g. heat exchanger), unit specific (e.g. Crude Unit), and technology specific (e.g. Hydroprocessing) knowledge gained over long careers with owner/operators. Click to Read More...

Process Consulting

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Becht I/E/A Consulting supports multiple units within the entire complex. These include Instrumentation and Control; Electric Power; and Analyzers...Click to Read More...

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Becht Engineering can provide resources with an owner's perspective to help ensure your turnaround is successful with respect to safety, quality, cost and schedule. We have seasoned professionals. Click to Read More...


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Becht Engineering specialists teach a variety of technical courses around the world and are industry experts, who have spent their careers in owner-operator organizations. Arrangements can be made to train at your site. Click to Read More...

Technical Training

Turnaround Services

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Becht Engineering provides expert consulting services in the areas of piping design, analysis, and troubleshooting across the Oil & Gas, Fossil Power, Nuclear Power and Process industries. Click to Read More


Becht Central Engineering

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Becht Engineering serves as a Central Engineering organization to partner with refining and petrochemicals companies globally augmenting their own internal engineering capabilities.  Becht’s Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), typically with over 30 years of owner-operator based experience, can assist you to troubleshoot process technology, mechanical, rotating equipment, I/E/C/A, corrosion & materials, and process safety issues that arise in day to day operations.  Our team is highly responsive and provides Engineering From an Owner’s Perspective.





Becht Central Engineering (BCE) covers brief interactions between your technical service personnel and Becht’s SME’s. The goal of the Central Engineering support program is to reduce the activation & approvals required to consult with Becht experts on an as-needed basis. Becht’s technical support clients have found the service to be very valuable, given the benefit received vs the modest cost. The program gives your team access to world class resources on call just about at any time, but only paying for it when the service is needed.   






Becht Central Engineering serves the Refining, Petrochemical, Chemical, Specialty Chemical, Nuclear, Industrial Gases and Other Heavy Industrial Industries.


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With hundreds of SME’s in various technical disciplines, Becht Central Engineering custom tailors your program to suit your needs. Becht does not use a canned approach. We provide SME level support only where needed.

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Becht Featured Projects

  • Becht Awarded Heartland Petrochemical QA Project +

    Becht Engineering has been awarded an Owner’s Engineering Quality Assurance Project for Inter Pipeline Heartland Petrochemical Complex in Alberta, Canada. Read More
  • Fitness for Service (FFS) Analysis for Major Refinery +

    Becht Conducts Fitness for Service (FFS) Analysis for Major Refining Client Becht Engineering recently conducted a Fitness for Service analysis Read More
  • Crack Flaw Analysis of Coker Bottom Flange +

    Becht Engineering Performs Crack Flaw Analysis of Coker Bottom Flange During a routine inspection of a Delayed Coker Bottom Flange, Read More
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Becht News

  • Becht’s Matthew Craig to Speak at SPAR3D Expo and Conference +

    Matthew Craig, Senior Advisor for Dimensional Technology Services, will be presenting on several topics at the upcoming SPAR3D Expo & Read More
  • Becht Engineering Aquires Dynamic Performance Management (DPM) +

    Becht Engineering Announces Acquisition of Dynamic Performance Management to Bring Greater SME Knowledge and Proven Resource Management to the Refining, Read More
  • Becht on the Road - March 2019 +

    Over the next couple months, Becht Engineering will be attending the following conferences: AFPM Annual Meeting Several members of Becht Read More
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