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Becht holds or has held over 125 positions in ASME, API and ASTM Codes and Standards Committees, and has chaired many of them. Updated June, 2018.

ASME COMMITTEES

  • ASME Past President
  • Board of Governors - Former Members
  • Board on New Development - Former Chair
  • Board on Hearings and Appeals - Former Chair
  • Board on Nuclear Codes and Standards - Former Member, Former Chair
  • Board on Pressure Technology Codes and Standards – Current Member, Former Chair, Vice-Chair & Members
  • Board on International Standards (Inactive Committee) - Former Member
  • Board on Council Operations - Former Chairs
  • Council on Standards and Certification - Former Chairs & Sr. VP's and Member

ASME POST CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS

  • Post Construction Standards Committee – Current Chair, Former Chairs & Vice-Chairs
  • Post Construction Executive Committee - Current Members, Former Chairs & Vice-Chairs
  • Subcommittee on Repair and Testing - Founding Chair, Current Member, Former Chair & Members
  • Subcommittee on Inspection Planning - Current Contributing Member
  • Subcommittee on Flange Joint Assembly – Founding Chair, Current Contributing Member, Former Chair
  • Subcommittee on Flaw Evaluation - Former Member

ASME PIPING AND COMPONENT CODES AND STANDARDS

  • B31, Code for Pressure Piping, Standards Committee - Current Members, Former Chair
  • B31, Code for Pressure Piping, Executive Committee - Current & Former Members
  • B31, Code for Pressure Piping, Mechanical Design Committee - Current Vice-Chair & Member, Former Vice-Chair
  • B31, Code for Pressure Piping, Materials Technical Committee – Current Chair
  • B31.1 Power Piping Section Committee – Current Member
  • B31.3, Process Piping Section Committee - Current Members, Former Chairs
  • B31.12 Hydrogen Piping and Pipelines Section Committee - Current Members
  • B31.1 Subgroup on Materials – Current Member
  • B31.3 Subgroup on High Pressure Piping - Former Chair
  • B31.3 Subgroup on Design - Current & Former Members
  • B16 Standardization of Valves, Flanges, Fittings, Gaskets Standards Committee - Current Member
  • B16 Subcommittee C - Steel Flanges and Flanged Fittings - Current Member, Former Chair
  • B16 Subcommittees on fittings, gaskets, copper components and valves - Current Member

ASME BOILER AND PRESSURE VESSEL CODE COMMITTEES

  • Committee on Pressure Vessels (BPV VIII) - Current Chair & Members, Former Members
  • Subgroup on Design (BPV VIII) - Current Members, Former Chair & Members
  • Subgroup on General Requirements (BPV VIII) - Current Member, Former Chair
  • Subgroup on High Pressure Vessels (Section VIII, Div 3) - Current Member, Former Chair
  • Subgroup on Heat Transfer Equipment (BPV VIII) - Current Member, Former Chair
  • Subgroup on Toughness (BPV II & VIII) - Current Member
  • Special Committee on Interpretations (BPV-VIII) - Current Member
  • Task Group on Impulsively Loaded Vessels (BPV VIII) - Current Member
  • Working Group on Design-By-Analysis (BPV VIII) - Current Members
  • Subgroup on External Pressure (BPV II) - Current Vice-Chair
  • Technical Oversight Management Committee (former Main Committee) - Current & Former Members
  • Committee on Transport Tanks (BPV XII) - Former Member
  • Committee on Construction of Nuclear Facility Components (BPV III) – Current Member & Former Vice-Chair
  • Standards Committee on Qualification of Mechanical Equipment (BPV III) - Former Member
  • Subgroup on General Requirements (BPV III) - Current & Former Members
  • Subcommittee on Design (III) – Current Member, Former Member & Chair
  • Subgroup on Component Design (III) - Current Member & Contributing Member, Former Member, Former Chair
  • Subgroup on Elevated Temperature Design (BPV III) - Current Member, Former Chair
  • Working Group on Piping (BPV III) - Current Chair, Former Chairs, Vice-Chair & Members
  • Operation and Maintenance of Nuclear Power Plants – Subcommittee on Piping (BPV III) - Current Member
  • Task Group Buried Components Inspection and Testing (BPV (XI) - Former Member
  • Working Group on Supports (BPV III) – Current Member and Former Chair & Member
  • Executive Committee on Strategy and Project Management (BPV III) - Former Chair
  • Special Working Group on Editing and Review (BPV III) – Current Member
  • Project Team on Hydrogen Tanks - Current Member
  • Special Committee on Interpretations (BPV III) - Former Chair
  • Special Working Group on High Density Polyethylene Piping (SC III) - Current Member
  • Subcommittee on Accreditation - Former Member-Alternate

ASME BOILER AND PRESSURE VESSEL CODE COMMITTEES (Inactive Committees)

  • Subcommittee VIII, Pressure Vessels (Inactive Committee) - Former Vice-Chair & Members
  • Design and Analysis Committee (Inactive Committee) - Former Chairs & Members
  • Subgroup on Design Analysis (BPV III & VIII) (Inactive Committee) - Former Chairs & Members
  • Special Working Group on High Pressure Vessels, Section VIII, Div 3 (Inactive Committee) - Former Chair
  • Subcommittee on Design - (Inactive Committee) - Former Members
  • Subgroup on Design SC-VIII (Inactive Committee) - Former Chair & Members
  • Subgroup on Design/Analysis (SC-D) (Inactive Committee) - Former Chair & Members

ASME/API

  • ASME/API Joint Fitness-for-Service Committee (API 579/ASME FFS-1) - Current Members, Former Vice-Chairs & other Members
    • Chair of Part 7 Hydrogen Blistering

API / COMMITTEE ON REFINERY EQUIPMENT

  • Subcommittee on Corrosion and Materials – Current Members
    • Task Group on API 941 High Temperature Hydrogen Attack – Current Members and technical editor for API 941 TBD
      revision 1
    • Task Group on API 939-C Sulfidation - Author and Current Vice Chairman
    • Task Group on API 945 Amine Cracking – Current Chairman
    • Task Group on API 970 CCD/IOW - Current Members and Vice Chairman
    • Task Group on API 584 IOW’s- Member
    • Task Group on API 571 Refining Damage Mechanisms – Current Chair and Former Chair
    • Task Group on API 934 Heavy Wall Vessels - Members
      • Part F) Development of a Guidance Document for Establishing Minimum Pressurization Temperatures for Heavy Wall Reactors in Hydrogen Service – Technical Editor and Current Member
      • Part G) Coking Drums in Delayed Coking Units – Technical Editor and Member
      • Parts H& I Hydrotreater reactors (Maintenance and inspection) – Technical Editor and Current Member
    • Task Group on API 580/581 RBI Member
  • Subcommittee on Piping - Former Vice-Chair
  • Taskgroup on Refractory – Former Chair
  • Subcommittee on Above Ground Storage Tanks - Former Member
  • Subcommittee on Heat Transfer Equipment - Former Chair
    • Task Group on Shell & Tube Heat Exchangers - Former Member
  • Task Group on Air Cooled Heat Exchangers - Former Member
  • API Committee on Refining Equipment – Former Chair

ASCE

  • ASCE Dynamic Analysis of Nuclear Structures (DANS) Committee - Vice Chair
  • Working Group on Revision of ASCE Standard 4 Seismic Analysis of Safety-Related Nuclear Structures - Voting Member
  • Working Group on Revision of ASCE Standard 43, Seismic Design Criteria for Structures, Systems, and Components in Nuclear Facilities – Voting Member

ADDITIONAL COMMITTEE INVOLVEMENT

  • MTI - Board of Directors - Current Member
  • MTI – Knowledge Management Project Development Committee - Current Chair
  • MTI – Project on the High Temperature Behavior of Weld Joints in Cast 20Cr-32Ni-Nb Alloys – Co-Champion
  • NACE STG 34 Refining Corrosion – Current Members
    • SP-0296 Wet H2S Cracking Inspection - Vice Chair
    • Publication 34103 Sulfidation Corrosion – Vice Chair
    • TG 510: Joint API/NACE Advisory Committee – API 751 Safe Operation of HF Alkylation Units – Corrosion and Materials Selection – Current Member
    • NACE TG 358: Hydrofluoric Acid and Hydrogen Fluoride: Review of NACE Publication 5A171 - Member
  • AWS A5 (Filler Metals) Committee - Source for ASME IIC - Current Member
  • ASTM F-17, Plastic Piping Systems Main Committee - Current Member
  • ASTM Standards and Certification Board of Directors - Current Member, Former Chair
  • ASTM Committees CO3, C-16, and D-20.23 - Current Member
  • ISA – The International Society for Measurement & Control, member of SP 93, Sealing Technologies Committee - Former Member
  • Materials Technology Institute’s Technical Advisory Council Committee - Current Member
  • Materials Technology Institute, Evaluation of Gaskets Committee - Current Member
  • US TAG for ISO/TC 153/SC 1 – Valve Design, Manufacturing, Marking and Testing - Current Member
  • US TAG for ISO/TC 5/SC 10 – Metallic Flanges and Their Joints - Current Member
  • US TAG for ISO TC 197 – Hydrogen Technologies - Current Member
  • US TAG for ISO TC 11 - Boilers and Pressure Vessels - Current Member
  • Joint ASME – IEEE Seismic Qualification Committee - Former Chair
  • ASME – ASCE Joint Task Group on Buried Piping - Founding & Current Chair
  • Process/Industry Practices (PIP): Coatings and Insulation - Former Function Team Leader
  • Process Industry Practices (PIP): Piping - Former Member
  • Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC): Standards Review Committee - Former Member
  • US DOE Hydrogen Safety Panel - Current Member
  • The Materials Properties Council - Former Member
  • Section III, SG on General Requirements - Current Member
  • Section III, SWG on Polyethylene Pipe (Inactive Committee) - Former Member
  • Section III, Working Group on Piping Design (Inactive Committee) - Former Member
  • PVRC Committee on Continuing Operation of Equipment - Former Chair
  • ASME Hydrogen Steering Committee (Inactive Committee) - Former Chair
  • ASME High Pressure Systems Committee - Former Vice-Chair & Member
  • ASME Task Group on Risk Analysis for the Critical Assets Protection Initiative - Former Chair & Member
  • ASME BPTCS Ad Hoc Task Group on Incorporation of Risk Based Principles into Pressure Technology Codes and Standards (Inactive) – Former Chair & Member
  • ASME BPTCS Task Group on Risk-Based Design and Inspection – Current Member
  • PVP Design and Analysis Committee - Current Members, Former Chair
  • PVP Division Leadership Team - Current Member
  • Working Group Duties and Responsibilities (SGGR-BPVIII) - Current Member
  • QAI-1 Qualification for Authorized Inspection - Former Chair
  • Subcommittee on Accreditation of Authorized Inspection Agencies - Current Member-Alternate
  • National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) - Vice President, Board of Directors
  • AISC TC 11 Nuclear Facilities Design - Member