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Becht Services - We Solve Problems!

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No project or client request is too large, too small or too challenging for the Becht Team. Becht has the experienced and knowledgeable resources ready to provide timely and cost-effective solutions for clients.

Our staff has an owner's orientation, geared towards solving problems versus studying them.

We provide the following wide-range of services:


“My experience with Becht Engineering goes back to 1988 and it has been repeat business since then, which is the greatest form of flattery. Becht Engineering has consistently provided value engineered solutions to unique problems. I would strongly recommend Becht Engineering as a cost effective expert problem solver.” (BOC Project Manager)

 “The ultimate test for the effectiveness of any consulting effort is: what were the measurable, bottom-line results of the effort. In 2002-3 our organization experienced a classic “100-year storm” of seemingly unrelated reliability incidents. Becht Engineering’s thorough and insightful review of our reliability programs, top-to-bottom, identified a number of wide-ranging opportunities for improvement. This effort yielded a reduction in reliability related lost opportunity costs of 90% in less than 2 years. Their assessment also had the added benefit of significantly improving relations between the plant and an active local community.” (Maintenance Director, Retired)

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Our broad range of capabilities allow Becht’s Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to act as a site’s central engineering group or to supplement a site’s own internal capabilities. Becht Engineering personnel, most with over 30 years of experience, have had long term careers within Owner Organizations.  As a result, we approach a project with an owners’ perspective of safety, reliability, quality, cost and schedule.

Becht Services Overview

  • Corrosion and Metallurgical
  • Design/Analysis
  • Dimensional Control
  • Due Diligence
  • Equipment Consulting
  • Fitness for Service
  • Heavy Lift
  • I/E/A Services
  • Laser Scanning
  • Litigation Support
  • Nuclear
  • Operations Support
  • Owner's Project Support
  • Piping
  • Process Consulting
  • Process Safety Consulting
  • Reliability Technologies
  • Software and Solutions
  • Technical Training
  • Turnaround Services

Becht Engineering has a broad array of Corrosion and Metallurgical experts with owner-operator experience covering the refining, petrochemical and chemical industries. We have experts in a wide range of materials including metals, refractories and non-metallics.

Becht has particular expertise in the areas of HTHA Risk Assessments, Corrosion Control Documents and establishing Integrity Operating Windows. In addition, several clients have benefited from the Answer-Man Materials Support service to help with day-to-day issues.

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The Becht Tiger Scoop is an innovative new tool for obtaining field samples from piping or vessels. The Tiger Scoop is fast and easy to use thus providing a sample in minutes. It can be easily braced into place but has the option for magnetic attachment.  The Tiger Scoop can be used on any inside diameter pipe or vessel greater than 18” and any size outside diameter pipe or vessel.

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  • Design
  • Analysis
  • Code Expertise
  • Computational FluidDynamics (CFD)
  • Elevated Temperature Design
  • Failure Analysis
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Fitness for Service
  • Fluid Flow/Transients
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Heat Transfer
  • High Pressure Design
  • Metallurgical & Corrosion
  • Piping Stress Analysis
  • Repair
  • Rerating
  • Vibration
  • Welding/Fabrication


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Becht dimensional controlBecht offers the complete Dimensional Control experience. Our high standards are met by our investment in our own work, those we partner with, and subcontract to, and the technology we rely on to assist us in our aim to provide our customers with a product that surpasses their expectations.

Becht is positioned to provide whichever technology your specific project requires, whether it be Dimensional Control, Laser Scanning, or conventional methods. No matter the technology, we provide a service that will meet each client’s project requirements and adopt the optimal delivery method to successfully complete each assignment.

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due diligence bechtBecht Engineering personnel have extensive experience conducting due diligence studies in the refining, petrochemical and specialty chemical areas.  Effective due diligence studies can provide the potential new owner detailed information about the condition and estimated future performance of an asset.  Our personnel primarily come from operating company discipline technical backgrounds so we are able to quickly examine an asset from an Owner’s perspective.


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  • Failure Analysis
  • Code Expertise
  • Correcting Leaking Flanges
  • Evaluation of In-Service Damage
  • Level 3 Assessments & Finite Element Analysis
  • Metallurgical & Corrosion
  • Multi-Discipline Team
  • Rerating
  • Repairs
  • Vibration Assessment and Correction
  • Welding/Fabrication 

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  • Heavy lift consulting
  • Development of lift strategy
  • Detailed review of crane contractor lift plans
  • Preparation of comprehensive lift manuals
  • Development of procedures for crane load test
  • Oversight of crane erection, heavy lift and disassembly
  • Facilitate complete crane inspections
  • Crane safety training
  • Evaluation of crane foundation design
  • Design of lift lugs, spreader beams and other special lift devices
  • Investigation of crane incidents
  • Expert Witness Testimony

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systemsconsultingThere are a number of systems in a large complex processing facility such as a refinery or chemical plant that are classified as "systems". Within Becht Engineering, these systems are addressed within our division titled Instrumentation, Controls, Electrical and Power Distribution and Analyzers (I/E/A). Becht offers services in the areas of Capital Projects, O&M and Turnarounds. 

  • Analyzers
  • Electrical and Power Distribution
  • Instrumentation and Control Systems


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Becht's Laser Scanning division (BLS) is one of the premier in situ data gathering, mapping and digitizing groups in the country. Working across industries such as petrochemical, refining, pharmaceutical and nuclear, BLS utilizes state-of-the-art control and processes to assist you with even your most difficult projects. BLS works with most laser scanning, dimensional control, piping, and engineering systems on the market today - giving us the perspective and experience to supply exemplary service.  All this makes us the "go-to" service provider for your needs.

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becht legal scales tabbedBecht Engineering has over 1,000 personnel with extensive experience in the refining, petrochemical , and specialty chemical areas.  We support most types of litigation cases including accident and forensic investigation, technology valuation, insurance claims, products liability and intellectual property among others.

Most of our experts have over 30 years of experience in their respective fields, such as

  • Fixed Equipment
  • Mechanical integrity
  • Coatings
  • Rotating Equipment
  • Instrumentation
  • Operations
  • Heavy Lift
  • Process Safety Management
  • Corrosion
  • Refractory
  • Tankage
  • Electrical
  • Environmental
  • Project Management
  • Materials
  • Process Technology
  • Flare Systems
  • Control Systems
  • Turnaraound Support

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becht nuclear servicesBecht Nuclear Services serves the nuclear industry and provides expert engineering support in the areas of mechanical and structural analysis, qualification, and integrity assessments, resolution of materials, corrosion and welding issues, thermo-hydraulics analysis, transients and vibration diagnostics and resolution, life extension, equipment qualification, fracture analysis, and accident analysis.


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  • Pre-startup checkout
  • Startup assistance
  • Mentoring and training

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  • Staff Augmentation & Construction Oversight
  • Project Quality Assurance
  • Independent Project Review
  • Factory Acceptance Testing Support
  • Scanning Services
  • Heavy Lift Services

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Becht supplies Piping services across the Oil & Gas, Process, Fossil and Nuclear Power industries. Specific services include:

  • Condition and Life Assessment Program of Critical Piping and Pipe Support Systems
  • Troubleshooting of Piping and Mechanical Equipment
  • Reviews and Studies of Piping Designs
  • Plant Start-up Support
  • Plant Arrangements
  • Modular Design
  • Project Management

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  • Process Troubleshooting
  • Process Design
  • Design & Cold Eyes Review of New Processes


  • FEED Review
  • Process Engineer Staff Augmentation


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process safety consultingBecht Engineering has a wide variety of senior specialists covering process safety.  We are capable of supporting a range of client needs from individual gap closer (e.g. MOC systems) to full process safety audits.  We routinely combine the services of our experts to solve unique problems with multiple facets.

Our major work areas in this service line are:

  • Process Hazard Analysis
  • Operating Procedures
  • Training
  • Contractor Management
  • Pre-startup Safety Review
  • Mechanical Integrity
  • Hot Work Permitting
  • Management of Change
  • Incident Investigation
  • Compliance Audits
  • Facility Siting
  • Risk Assessments
  • Safe Operating Envelopes
  • Corrosion Control Documents
  • Shift Communication
  • Risk Management

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  • Custom Software Solutions
  • Strategy Tool for Improving Equipment Reliability (STIER©)
  • Strategy Tool for Risk Assessment for Improved TA Scope (STRAITS©)
  • Brittle Fracture Analysis
  • API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Part 9 Fracture Mechanics Evaluations
  • API 579/ASME FFS Parts 4 and 5 Assessment of General and Local Metal Loss

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  • Application of Risk Based Inspection (RBI) to Reduce Maintenance Cost, Improve Reliability and Reduce Risk
  • Application of Codes and Standards in Pressure Vessels and Piping for Nuclear Power Plants
  • ASME B31.3 Piping Flexibility Analysis
  • ASME B31.3, Process Piping; Design, Construction, and Mechanical Integrity
  • ASME B31.4 Liquid Pipelines and ASME B31.8 Gas Pipelines"ASME Section VIII, Pressure Vessels; Design Fabrication, Inspection, Flaw Detection and Repair
  • ASME Section VIII, Pressure Vessels; Design Fabrication, Inspection, Flaw Detection and Repair
  • API 579 / ASME FFS-1 Fitness-for-Service
  • Elements of Applied Process Engineering
  • Engineering Problem Solving for the Process Industry (Process Plant Troubleshooting)
  • Failure Prevention, Repair & Life Extension of Piping, Vessels and Tanks
  • Fundamentals of Process Engineering

  • Introduction to Welded Steel Tanks; Design, Fabrication, Installation and Inspection-API 620, API 650, and API-653
  • Operation, Maintenance and Repair of Plant Piping Systems
  • Piping Vibration Analysis & Practical Engineering Solutions in Process Plants
  • Process Hazard Analysis Methods and Leadership Advanced Course
  • Refining 101 - The Primer on Refinery and Petrochemical Industry Equipment
  • Refinery and Petrochemical Industry Material Selection and Corrosion
  • Seismic Design and Retrofit of Equipment and Piping
  • Thermal-Hydraulic Transients in Piping Systems
  • Welding Engineering, Fabrication and Inspection to Meet AWS, ASME and API Codes


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  • Turnaround Leadership
  • Planning and Scope Development
  • Risk Based Work Selection
  • Turnaround Readiness Reviews
  • Gap Closure
  • Safety Leadership
  • Field Execution Coordination and Oversight
  • Heavy Lift
  • Engineering for Discovery Work

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