Ammonia Plants

Ammonia Plants

The nitrogen, ammonia, hydrogen, urea, and syngas industries are vital to the production of various petrochemical products for worldwide consumption. This industry is dependent on complex process plant and knowledgeable personnel to bring the final product to market. Critical equipment is subject to unique damage mechanisms. Performance of this equipment can be optimized through the effective management of integrity and reliability. This is achieved by engineering disciplines working together and utilizing industry specific knowledge and technology integration.  Becht is a recognized leader in the refining and petrochemical industry bringing an owner’s perspective and global experience. Becht has the same stellar credentials in the ammonia industry specifically, with offerings including:

  • SMR optimization and lifecycle management
  • Risk-based work selection for turnaround and maintenance optimization
  • Process technology and optimization expertise
  • Machinery root cause failure analysis and shop inspection
  • Fixed equipment inspection consulting, Fitness For Service and engineering analysis
  • Corrosion, inspection, and materials programs like Risk Based Inspection, Integrity Operating Windows and Corrosion Control Documents
  • Comprehensive HTHA risk management programs
  • NH3 storage tanks integrity programs (atmospheric/refrigerated and pressurized)
  • Capital project major equipment (process and utility) guidance


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About The Author

Mr. Wright has 38 years experience in downstream plant engineering, reliability, maintenance, inspection and mechanical integrity. He comes to Becht from Stress Engineering Services (SES) where he served as Principal in the Plant Services Practice since 2013 (Engineering Manager) and on the Board of Directors. He was responsible for the Downstream Plant Engineering Practice that included 5 offices. Prior to his tenure at SES, Bobby worked at the Tosco Refinery, Det Norske Veritas and was Vice President of US Operations at ERA Technology. His areas of expertise include Engineering Solutions for the plant fixed equipment – Coke Drums, HTHA, FFS, AR/BF for all engineering disciplines. Bobby holds a BSME (1980) from the University of Arkansas and a professional engineering license in Texas. Bobby states that “I enjoy serving, teaching, training and passing along what I have learned. My focus is on providing actionable and practical engineering solutions to very tough industry problems.” With Becht Engineering Bobby is the Lead Technical Authority for BechtTechnicalSolutions. This position covers Becht’s multi-discipline services offering unique solutions to clients’ issues and based in the Houston office.

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