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Incorporating Views of the Future into Investment Decisions – Comparative Energy Economics of Regional Factors, Estimates and Assumptions

With an abundant pipeline of hydrogen projects, we discuss the factors determining which become a reality and how levelized cost is used as a financial metric to guide their comparison and readiness for success. Levelised Cost of Hydrogen (LCOH) is an expansion of the discounted cash flow methodology to calculate the lifetime production costs incurred […]

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Justifying an MI Program (RBI and IOWs)

We often get asked, “What’s the value of a risk-based inspection (RBI) program?” or “How much money will an integrity operating windows (IOW) program save my site?”  One of the most significant financial benefits from these types of programs comes from preventing operational losses, which, while challenging to quantify, can substantially outweigh the costs of […]

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What is a Confined Space?

What is a Confined Space? By Daniel Fleck So you’re staring into a space… It looks a bit tight in there. But is it a confined space? According to OSHA there are three criteria that make up a confined space and all three must apply: Can you fit in there? (large enough for workers to […]

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Becht is now a PIP Member

We are excited to share that Becht recently became an active member of the Process Industry Practices (PIP). PIP is an industry consensus group dedicated to harmonizing internal company standards and practices around design, procurement, construction, and maintenance with: 30 Years of Serving Engineers 550+ Published Practices 850+ Active Industry Experts(1) Similar to our current […]

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CFD Modeling of a Stoker Boiler

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modeling has been widely used to design and/or retrofit boilers in the power generation and other industries where steam is generated from burning fossil fuels, biomass, or municipal waste. This modeling technique has become increasingly important due to the economic and environmental shifts, particularly with the move from coal to natural […]

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Asphalt Feedstock Selection Methodology

Asphalt, a crucial component in the construction and maintenance of roads, roofing and waterproofing applications, plays a vital role in ensuring the durability and longevity of transportation infrastructure and buildings. The selection of appropriate asphalt feedstocks is a critical decision-making process that directly impacts the performance, cost-effectiveness, and sustainability of asphalt-based materials. This blog provides […]

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Steam methane reformer tube lifecycle improvement best practices

By: Richard D Roberts and Grant Jacobson Below is an introduction to an article from PTQ Magazine, Gas 2024 issue. You can access the full article here: https://ptqmagazines.digitalrefining.com/view/702252328/23/#zoom=true Reformer tube life assessment can be done via online monitoring, non-destructive testing, and tube harvesting with historical operating, monitoring, and inspection data Steam methane reformers (SMRs) are […]

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Six Decades of Mechanical Integrity

Six Decades of Mechanical Integrity Chuck Becht IV Interview with Inspectioneering An excerpt from an interview conducted in May 2024 for Inspectioneering. To view full article:.https://inspectioneering.com/blog/2024-05-13/11079/six-decades-of-mechanical-integrity Could you share your journey and how it led to your role at Becht? “In 1986, I left Exxon Engineering to join Becht (formerly Becht Engineering Co.), which was […]

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Becht Joins ARPEL and participates in Natugas Conference Week

Becht participated in Naturgas Conference Week organized by ARPEL, in April. ARPEL, is an association of oil and gas and renewable energy companies in Latin America, and Naturgas is the Colombian association of natural gas. Both combined to form the 7th ARPEL Conference with the Naturgas Congress 2024 in Cartagena, Colombia.   ARPEL has been […]

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