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Rotating Machinery

Becht rotating equipmentAt the heart of many manufacturing processes is the critical rotating equipment.  Profitability hinges on effective specification, procurement and installation of new equipment, troubleshooting existing equipment, best in class maintenance practices, and bringing the best technical resources to support your rotating equipment operating reliably between major maintenance intervals.  And then, when maintenance is required, having the best resources to effectively plan and execute this work in a cost effective, timely manner is essential, while at the same time providing years of reliable operation.

The Becht Machinery Division has extensive expertise and experience in rotating equipment and turbomachinery.  Our wealth of knowledge and experience enables us to provide comprehensive, practical, knowledge based answers to solve your problems.  Our Becht Machinery team primarily come from large world class operating company technical careers in the oil & gas and petrochemical industry, with most having 35 to 50 years of experience. This level of experience enables us to deliver on our company motto “We Solve Problems – Engineering From an Owner’s Perspective”.

With our extensive experience base, the Becht Machinery Division is able to deliver the following services:


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Commissioning & Start-up Support

becht commisioning startupIn today’s market, experienced people are becoming increasingly difficult to find.  Many companies and departments find themselves resource limited, and commissioning and start-up activities seem to be one point where the issue is accentuated.   There is no substitute for experience when commissioning and starting up a new plant, manufacturing train, or individual piece of equipment, but sending your most experienced resources dedicated to commissioning and start-up can leave the rest of your company under staffed and vulnerable.

Becht Engineering offers machinery specialists and engineers with well over 30 years of experienced in equipment commissioning and start-up.  We can supply individual machinery staff to supplement your commissioning and start-up teams, or we can supply entire teams to handle your rotating equipment start-up needs.  Bringing the Becht Machinery Division experience to your commissioning and start-up teams will help deliver the on-budget, on-time, and the most efficient start-ups possible.

Rotating Equipment Turnaround Planning

The Becht team often participates in turnaround planning and readiness reviews for upcoming turnarounds.  Often, turnaround critical paths involve the rotating equipment and machinery, and as such, demand the most careful planning and review to successfully execute your turnaround. 

In that regard, our Becht machinery team has the expertise and experience to help make the planning and review of your machinery turnaround plans a success – because of the many years our staff has done just that in their previous careers.  We stand uniquely qualified to help develop specific equipment turnaround maintenance plans, or to review existing turnaround maintenance plans, all with the goal to deliver an optimum result.  Having the experience to know what can be removed from the work scope without effecting reliability, and the best practices to minimize job execution time, is what we deliver to your next turnaround.

Customized Technical Training

Becht rotating equipment trainingThe desire for third party technical training seems to be growing in industry due to lack of experience in many companies.  Leading companies are acknowledging the retirement of their most experienced resources have left large gaps in experience within their organizations.  So, the need for investing in solid technical training for their company employees has become ever more important to the success of many companies.

Here again, Becht Engineering stands uniquely qualified to fill this training need, based on the highly experienced staff of rotating equipment engineers and specialists.   We have unparalleled experience, with most of our machinery staff having 35 – 50 years of industry experience, to bring to your training needs.  Becht has experience in design, operation and maintenance of most types rotating equipment that will cover the most important training needs you may have.

Additionally, we have the flexibility to tailor customized training programs to meet your specific needs, thus delivering training based on your needs.  Feel free to reach out to the Becht Machinery Division for any specific rotating equipment training needs. 

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Becht Fitness For Service

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We are organized to quickly and efficiently handle all levels of Fitness-For-Service assessments including rapid response to emergency situations where quick assessments are required to keep a plant running or when damage is found.

For immediate response, contact our FFS coordinator, Magnus Gustafsson (click to email / phone at 571-550-0722) or complete the form. Your form request will go to Mr. Gustafsson, as well as our President, Chuck Becht and General Manager, John Basil.

A quick response is guaranteed!

Finite Element Analysis

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Becht Engineering has developed a reputation as one of the premier providers of Design-By-Analysis services.  We have a deep reservoir of staff that perfrom finite element analysis using commercial programs such as ABAQUS, ANSYS, SolidWorks and products of Paulin Research Group.  Types of analysis include linear and nonlinear analysis, stress, heat transfer and dynamics including seismic.

Given the many analytical tools available, we are able to choose the most efficient and cost-effective tool for the task at hand; for example, we frequently use non-linear analysis to develop more efficient equipment designs and/or to demonstrate that existing equipment is fit for service. Our extensive code expertise enables us to provide authoritative interpretations of the analysis results. Our experts include such frequently published engineers as Greg Hollinger, Trevor Seipp, and Dr. Charles Becht.