Becht Year in Review – 2020

Becht Year in Review – 2020

Becht 2020

2020 has been a year filled with many challenges and we extend our sympathy to those who have been affected by hardships, both professionally and personally. This year we refocused on our mission to Help Our Clients Succeed by developing products to navigate the challenges of 2020 and beyond. Prior to COVID, our industry faced a loss of experience and energy transition pressures. COVID only reinforced those challenges and added an unprecedented demand destruction to the mix. We hope our efforts this year will help our clients achieve greater resiliency and give them the tools to recover as we see a post-pandemic world approach on the horizon.

Industry intiiatives

Industry Leading Developments



Company Changes

  • Rebranded from Becht Engineering Co. Inc, to Becht.  A shorter name, but a broader range of services.
  • Added leadership & offices in the Netherlands (serving Europe Middle East Africa), Argentina (serving Latin America), and Singapore (serving Asia Pacific).
  • Added a Strategic Business Planning Division focused on asset lifecycle, value chain optimization, digitalization, and energy transformation.
  • Acquired a Fired Heater Services Division which applies advanced infrared thermography to troubleshoot and optimize clients’ heaters.




  • Created BechtCONNECT platform to further enhance our Technical Services Agreements. Through the platform, clients can quickly connect with subject matter experts, gain access to a technical library, and participate in interactive learning; all with a focus on capturing and institutionalizing knowledge
  • Developed GoVirtual! capability for things such as training, due diligence studies, and audits, enabling expert SME remote participation


Becht webinars


  • Energy Transition webinar highlighted the change, uncertainty, and economic pressure that our industry is facing and how to start planning for the necessary changes.
  • Turndown Operations series of webinars in the spring addressed the impact of COVID-19 on plant operations. Our content reached 3,000 people from 70 countries, resulting in identification and mitigation of key threats from abnormal operation.

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About The Author

Dr. Becht, Fellow ASME, former Chairman of the ASME B31.3, Process Piping Code, is a recognized authority in pressure vessels, piping, expansion joints, and elevated temperature design. He has more than 40 years of experience in design, design review, analysis, check-out, mechanical integrity, development, troubleshooting, and failure analysis. He has been a member of 14 Codes and Standards committees, five of which he has chaired. He has more than 60 publications including two books (on B31.3 and B31.1 piping) and seven patents and is a frequent speaker and chairman in technical forums. He received the ASME Dedicated Service Award in 2001, the 2009 ASME Pressure Vessel and Piping Medal, the 2014 J. Hall Taylor Medal, and the 2022 ASME B31 Forever Medal for Excellence in Piping. He is CEO of Becht, CEO of Helidex, LLC, and Chairman of Becht Industrial Group.

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