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In this section of the site contributing authors submit interesting articles relating
to the various services, industries and research & development efforts of Becht.

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Driving Change Across The Downstream Industry

Asian Downstream Insights Exclusive Interview with Andy Saunders-Tack, Director, Asia-Pacific and Mel Larson, Strategic Consulting Manager at Becht The coup in Myanmar may be pivotal for the energy markets. The building of a pipeline through Myanmar allows both crude and product to shortcut the shipping lanes of the Malacca Straits. Add to this the growing […]

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Becht is Global and We’re Local: Acquisition of EPS Customer Solutions

Energy Transition, Knowledge Transfer, & Technical Solutions Near You These have been trying times for all of us. The Refining, Petrochemical, Chemical, and Renewable Industry is navigating headwinds with reduced product demand while also considering global trends including energy transition, knowledge transfer, and a remote workforce. This year has forced us to make difficult moves […]

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Becht Acquires EPS Customer Solutions

Becht Acquisition of EPS Customer Solutions to Grow Europe, Middle East and Africa Support in Refining, Petrochemical and Renewables Industries Becht Europe B.V. and EPS Customer Solutions B.V. have come together to better serve Refining, Petrochemical, and Renewable customers in the European, Middle Eastern, and African regions. Becht has built a strong reputation for providing […]

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HF Alkylation Capabilities

Becht has a team of HF Alky experts that have established and led the alkylation networks and licensing activities for companies like XOM, BP, P66, Shell, and UOP. Becht SMEs have worked in over 95% of the refineries in North America and many others internationally and bring an owner-operator perspective of safety, reliability, quality, cost, […]

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Why Doesn’t a Great Maintenance Process Equal Great Results?

Becht made an interesting observation on maintenance processes after consulting in several facilities — Some of the best results come from organizations with poor maintenance work processes and some organizations with a great work process have poor results. Why is this? The reason is that maintenance results or maintenance value is dependent on more than […]

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Fired Equipment Turnaround Reviews

With contributing author: Fired equipment is a critical part of most refinery process units. Operating at high temperatures and potentially high pressures make these equipment items particularly risky. Add in the presence of open flames and failures can be dramatic. In today’s refining climate, fired equipment is required to run 5 to 10 years between […]

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Optimizing Information from Thickness Data

With contributing author Frank Sapienza Thickness measurement data generated through the routine inspection program represents the largest source of data generated in the mechanical integrity department of a refinery. Gathering as much usable information from this data in a time efficient manner presents one of the greater challenges to plant inspectors and engineers.  Some refineries […]

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Law Suits – Know When to Hold ‘em, Know When to Fold ‘em

The lyrics from the famous Kenny Rogers song, ‘The Gambler,” have words of wisdom for clients involved in a law suit. “You’ve got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em, know when to walk away and when to run.” Law suits are incredibly expensive and like gambling, the outcome is uncertain. […]

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Unit Health Assessments an Affordable Feature of BechtCONNECT

Now that 2020 is behind us, let’s focus on making improvements in 2021! Becht invites you to try a feature of our BechtCONNECT service: Unit Health Assessments. Becht will assist you in targeting operational and margin optimization with a focus on cost-effective solutions.  We’re approaching Unit Health Assessments in a new way to capture value […]

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