HF Alkylation Capabilities

HF Alkylation Capabilities

Becht has a team of HF Alky experts that have established and led the alkylation networks and licensing activities for companies like XOM, BP, P66, Shell, and UOP. Becht SMEs have worked in over 95% of the refineries in North America and many others internationally and bring an owner-operator perspective of safety, reliability, quality, cost, and schedule. Becht SMEs also hold many committee positions in codes and standards throughout ASME/API/NACE (over 125 seats) including the current API RP-751 HF Alkylation re-write. Our experience and industry leadership have enabled us to develop a broad array of best practices, engineering standards, and other documents for our clients.

Key Capabilities:

  • Operational Troubleshooting “Answer Man”
  • Fixed Equipment Support
  • Corrosion/Materials Consulting
  • Leak Clamp Repair Design Review
  • Fitness for Service
  • Process Safety
  • API RP-751 Complete Audit Capability
  • API RP-751 Pre-Assessments
  • Safety and Mitigation Systems Selection and Review
  • Chemical Cleaning Planning and Field Support
  • Risk Based Work Selection
  • Turnaround Readiness Reviews
  • QRA (Risk Assessments)
  • Custom Operator Training


Engineering Support:

  • Debottlenecking Studies
  • Rotating Equipment Consulting
  • Process Safety:
    • Facility Siting Studies
    • Integrity Operating Windows
    • Investigation Support
  • HF Sampling and Lab Method Consulting
  • Heavy Lift Reviews
  • Project Design Support


Quality Assurance:

  • Owners Representative Capital Project Q/A
  • Concept Design (FEL 1/2)
  • Detailed Engineering (FEL 3)
  • Construction and Startup
  • Capabilities include:
    • Mechanical: Pressure Vessels, Exchangers, Piping, Tankage, Flexibility Analysis, Specialized Design
    • Materials: Selection, Corrosion Controls, Compatibility
    • Welding: Specifications, Procedures, Fabrication, Inspection
    • Machinery: Pump/Compressor Selection, On-site Engineering Troubleshooting, Shop Tests, Overhaul Supervision
    • Instrumentation/Electrical/Analyzers/Control Systems: Selection, Design, Construction, Startup
    • Process/Operations: Technology Selection, Equipment Sizing, PFD/P&ID/H&MB Reviews, Startup Readiness


Turnaround Support:

  • Decontamination Workshops
  • Discovery Engineering
  • Execution Support (Operations, Inspections, Shop Surveillance, Engineering, and Safety)


Independent Reviews:

  • PSM, Mechanical Integrity, and Maintenance Audits
  • HAZOP Facilitation and Expert Support
  • Pre-startup Safety Review (Training, Walkdowns, Procedures)
  • Constructability


Contact Becht’s team of HF Alky experts to prepare for your audit.

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