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.
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 forty 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.
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, Process Consulting, Operations Support, Software Solutions and Engineered Products.
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.