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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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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FROM THE TOP – Bringing Down the Silos

FROM THE TOP, is a new mainstay in Inspectioneering Journal. This column will explore how different parts of organizations can partner in a collaborative manner to discover new efficiencies, improved equipment integrity, and opportunities to capture additional margin.   Introduction This past year has been a challenging one for our industry. The ongoing pandemic, coupled […]

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Do I Have to Replace My Bulged Pressure Vessel?

There are a variety of conditions an in-service component (e.g. vessel, tank, piping) can be found in.  The purpose of Fitness-for-Service (FFS) is to evaluate the integrity of an in-service component given a certain degraded condition and rate it for future service considering potential for any additional degradation.  A degraded condition does not have to […]

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Introduction to LOCA Blowdown Loads on Reactor Internals and Fluid-Structure Interaction

Design of a Nuclear Power Plant for a LOCA Nuclear power plants are designed with the capability to safely shut-down following a number of hypothetical accident scenarios. One of those accidents is the rupture of a pipe in the reactor coolant system (RCS). Such a rupture would result in a loss of coolant accident (LOCA), […]

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Use of Fracture Mechanics for Fatigue Design

While fracture mechanics is used in fitness-for-service, FFS, for evaluation of crack like flaws that are detected and for evaluation of the potential for brittle fracture, it is also used in new design to evaluate fatigue life. The rules for high pressure vessels in Section VIII, Div 3 and ASME B31.3 Chapter X permit and […]

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