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Becht Hosts First Tank Summit

The storage of liquids is crucial in the current supply chain landscape, and in the framework of the current environmental and regulatory trends for storage tanks. This week (Jan 2022) Becht brought together tank owners/users, vendors, and Becht division leaders for a Tank Summit in Houston to discuss and learn from each other and our […]

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Process Piping – The New Complete Guide to ASME B31.3 Is Available

  Fully updated for the 2020 Edition of the ASME B31.3 Code, this fourth edition provides background information, historical perspective, and expert commentary on the ASME B31.3 Code requirements for process piping design and construction. It provides the most complete coverage of the Code that is available today and is packed with additional information useful […]

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Becht Industrial Group (BIG) is Dedicated to Client Success

We are pleased to introduce Becht Industrial Group to our trusted clients.  Becht Industrial Group (BIG) was formed in 2021 as a mechanical contractor specializing in turnarounds, major maintenance activities and other schedule driven projects with the sole purpose of “helping our partners win”.  For the past several months they have been preparing to successfully deliver […]

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Bad Actor Elimination Through Cooperation, Collaboration and Trust

Recently published in the Inspectioneering Journal. Two heads are better than one, as the old saying goes. However, this adage only works if the two heads trust each other and are interested in working together to solve a problem. Elimination of chronic bad actors in hydrocarbon processing facilities is much more important than egos, silos, […]

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Improving the Quality of Detailed Engineering for Construction Work

An Engineering Vendor’s Approach to Measuring and Improving the Quality of its Construction Deliverables The quality of detailed engineering deliverables for construction work can be confirmed using several methods, including checks and reviews by the client, in this case an operating manufacturing plant.  One engineering consultant committed to improving the quality of its work on […]

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Becht Successfully Completes SOC 2 Assessment

As a solutions provider to our clients, Becht understands the importance of data security and systems reliability. At Becht, we continually evaluate and update our IT policies and procedures to follow best practices, assess our software development approach and execution and measure organizational health with a firm eye on what’s happening today and our thoughts […]

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2021 – Year In Review

With the challenging environment last year of compressed margins, mixed mode work and high employee turnover, Becht focused on delivering value for our clients. Our clients found this value in the following areas: Their personnel getting quicker access to solutions and knowledge.  We revamped our BechtCONNECT platform which has built in knowledge like interactive PFD’s, operational […]

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Fired Heater Services 2021 Highlights

2021 was an interesting year for Becht Fired Heater Services.  Below are a few of our more interesting projects or findings. Shock tube coking discovery – Very localized coking in the shock tube section of a small crude heater. These coked locations, one shown below on Ar5, were running substantially hotter even than the lower […]

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Leadership Lessons In Outage Work Selection, Planning & Scheduling

As production outages become costlier and can result in significant profit loss, the need for these to be planned and prepared for the shortest time possible and with greater certainty is becoming increasingly important.  This paper outlines four leadership activities that the author believes are critical to achieving this goal. These include cost-justified preparation steps […]

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Controlling Your Maintenance Turnaround Scope, from Kick-Off to Closeout

In the November 2021 online edition of “The Chemical Engineer” magazine, Gordon discusses the need to keep turnaround scope to a manageable size and avoid excessive scope growth. He points out that although many teams focus on the valuable activity of challenging the scope (i.e. challenging whether individual scope items need to be included) just prior to scope […]

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