Becht Nuclear provides immediate, around-the-clock support in helping operating plants resolve mechanical and structural integrity issues in a safe and reliable manner. Becht’s reputation and working relationship with the US Nuclear Regulatory Agency (NRC) allows us to be especially well positioned to work with our clients in concert with the regulatory agencies to develop mutually acceptable problem resolutions to keep your plants operating when critical issues develop.  Select service areas are below:

  • ASME / ASCE Codes and Standards
  • Piping Vibration Troubleshooting and Problem Resolution
  • Evaluation of Design Basis and Beyond Design Basis External Events (wind driven missiles, earthquakes, over pressurization events, explosions)
  • Internal Events Hazards (pipe breaks, pipe whip accidents, LOCAs)
  • Water Hammer and Vibration Troubleshooting and Evaluation
  • Operability Determinations
  • Fitness for Service Evaluations (FFS)
  • NRC Regulation Interpretation, Precedents, and Relief Request Support
  • Corrosion and Materials Troubleshooting and Support
  • SQUG Walkdowns
  • Equipment Qualification
  • Fracture Mechanics Analysis

About The Author

Randy Ruschak has been involved in the engineering world since 1976. Upon graduation from Union College with degrees in Civil and Mechanical engineering he worked for 3+ years with NYPA. He then attended Columbia University for his MBA in Finanace & Management of Organizations. Following Columbia he was a management consultant to utilities - forming in 1983 what evolved into Navigant Consulting. He has been working in the internet world for many years - planning and designing web presence, internet marketing, eCommerce, SEO and mass-mailing programs

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