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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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The Importance of Pressure Relief in Liquid Ring Compressor Piping

Many refineries have installed or have plans to install flare gas recovery systems.  Liquid Ring Compressors (LRC) are common on these systems because of their ability to handle two phase fluids. An LRC is a type of Positive Displacement (PD) machine, but it functions differently from conventional PD machines. An LRC operates effectively only when […]

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Logistics: The “Forgotten” Link in the Energy Transition

By: Rafael Rengifo, Iván Parra Tepedino Introduction As the global energy landscape undergoes a profound emphasis on sustainability and reduced carbon emissions, the midstream sector finds itself at a pivotal crossroads. Like the rest of the energy sector, the midstreamers have come to accept the reality that environmental, social, and governmental (ESG) matters are now […]

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What is Thickness Inspection Optimization (TIO)

Mechanical integrity programs are reliant on the validity of the extensive data that is captured and analyzed through equipment inspection plans. This data is used to predict necessary repairs and replacements, measure corrosion rates, schedule future inspections, and identify circuits where more thorough inspection is necessary. As more and more data is collected and stored […]

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Employee Happiness resonates to Happy Customers

By Rebecca Davis and Kathy Lipski Great Place To Work®  Certification™ is the most definitive “employer-of-choice” recognition that companies aspire to achieve. It is the only recognition based entirely on what employees report about their workplace experience – specifically, how consistently they experience a high-trust workplace. Great Place to Work® Certification is recognized worldwide by […]

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High Temperature Corrosion Quantification in Renewable Diesel and Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production Applications

Sridhar Srinivasan and Jeremy Staats Production of Renewable Diesel (RD) and Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) from biological sources (natural oils) has seen exponential growth in recent years, stemming from worldwide government mandated climate change initiatives alongside the need for carbon capture and sequestration.  Significant, rapid investments have occurred in retrofitting / adapting existing refinery hydroprocessing […]

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Where are you on your reliability journey?

  Every organization is positioned in a different timeline and traverse through the phases of challenges over a period. Challenges vary from design phase to post-commissioning phase and steady state operational phase and end of life. The focus area and the strategies should be evolving across the organization and re-aligned to tackle the challenges of […]

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Redesign of the Heating System for a Sulfur Storage Tank

Storage tanks are widely used in refineries and sour gas processing plants for temporary storage of molten sulfur produced in the sulfur recovery units. These tanks are typically constructed with carbon steel and are cylindrical with external insulation on the side and the roof. Corrosion may occur on the external and internal surfaces of the […]

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GDA Webinar draws 80 Regional SME’s

Becht presented a webinar on “Coke Drum Lifecycle Management” to a select pool of over 80 subject matter experts from various refiners in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on 6th March 2024. The webinar was organized by the GDA Plant Reliability & Integrity Technical Committee of the Gulf Downstream Association (GDA), where Becht is an […]

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