Chuck Becht IV Honored By NJBIZ With ICON Award

Excerpt below taken from NJBIZ… “The business world is full of successful leaders deserving of recognition—many of whom NJBIZ honors annually through various special awards programs ranging from Best Fifty Women in Business to Heath Care Heroes to General Counsel of the Year. Then there are those business leaders who are in a class of […]

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CFD Modeling Of Mixing Tees – Design Of A Thermal Sleeve

Published in Hydrocarbon Processing, August 2020 by Dave Dewees, Zumao Chen,  Magnus Gustafsson Mixing tees – in which two fluid streams with different physical and/or chemical properties mix – are widely used in the petrocemcial industry. When there is a large temperature difference between two streams, large metal temperature fluctuations can occur in the […]

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Processing Lower Cost Crudes With Greater Confidence and Improved Reliability

Published in Inspectioneering Journal July|August 2020 by Gerrit Buchheim, Winston Robbins and Frank Sapienza For more than 100 years, it has been understood in the petroleum refining industry that certain crude oils—or, more accurately, crude oil fractions—contain sulfur (S) species and levels of organic acids that may be very corrosive to equipment and piping in […]

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Bringing the Becht brand to Asia-Pacific with addition of Andy Saunders-Tack

Becht is pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Saunders-Tack as Director of Operations for Asia-Pacific. Andy comes from senior leadership roles at Quest Integrity and Shell and has 30 years of experience providing multidisciplinary technical support and problem solving services to the oil and gas, chemicals and power generation sector globally. This experience comes […]

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Managing The Life Cycle Of Coke Drums

The Becht team of ABBY KING, N CHITHRANJAN and MITCH MOLONEY recently published an article featuring the Life Cycle of a Coke Drum. This article was published in Petroleum Technology Quarterly.  – Below is an excerpt of the article – Coke drums are fatigue machines. Fatigue damage accumulates with every cycle and cannot be reversed. […]

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Practical HTHA Experience And Timebased Nelson Curves For Improved Equipment Life Management

Recently, Becht published an article in Inspectioneering Journal regarding High Temperature Hydrogen Attack. This article was written by: DAVE DEWEES, PE, Mechanical Engineering Division Manager GERRIT BUCHHEIM, PE, Refining Metallurgical and Corrosion Expert & Pono Division Manager JEREMY STAATS, PE, Refining Corrosion and Materials Engineer CHARLES BECHT V, PE, Vice President of Engineering   Abstract […]

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Becht Welcomes Mel Larson To The Team

Mel Larson, formerly Principle Consultant at KBC Advanced Technologies has joined the Becht team.  With over 40 years of experience in refining and technical consulting working for Marathon and KBC, Mel is an FCC/ Alky SME as well as has extensive business planning and optimization expertise. He has broad experience consulting internationally including South Korea, […]

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Becht Donates 18,000 Masks to Local Communities

Becht’s core value of “One Team – One Dream” extends beyond business to our neighbors and friends, especially during times of crisis.  COVID 19 has created market instability, domestic and international travel shutdowns, quarantines and multiple difficulties that have rippled through our global communities. During these challenging times, we often find that those most in […]

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Becht Welcomes Robert Ohmes To The Team

Robert Ohmes, formerly Regional Operations Manager Americas at KBC Advanced Technologies, has joined the Becht team.  With over 25 years of experience in refining and technical consulting working for KBC and Flint Hills Resources, Robert has extensive business planning and optimization expertise. He has broad experience consulting internationally including Korea, Thailand, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, India, […]

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