Becht Engineering staff are experts in piping stress analysis. They not only perform this work extensively, they have developed the Code rules as active participants in the ASME Codes, have Chaired ASME B31.3, Process Piping Code, and teach courses on the subject of process piping and piping stress analysis.
Becht's senior specialists in piping include:
- Dr. Charles Becht, past Chairman of the ASME B31.3, Process Piping Code Committee and Member of the B31 Mechanical Design Committee (MDC);
- Don Frikken, past Chairman of B31.3;
- George Antaki, Chairman of the ASME B31 MDC;
- John Breen, member of the B31.3 Subgroup on Design and B31 MDC; and
- Bob Sims, former Chair of the B31 Subgroup on High Pressure Piping.
Our staff of mechanical engineers perform piping stress analysis under the guidance of these senior specialists.
Dr. Becht is also the author of the ASME Books, Process Piping, The Complete Guide to ASME B31.3 and Power Piping, The Complete Guide to ASME B31.1. Our expert knowledge enables us to properly interpret results in order to develop creative solutions to problems.
We have performed numerous piping stress analyses, including ones for which criteria needed to be developed, such as a 1000oC (1800oF) piping system for the Marble Hill Reactor Annealing Project. We have also done detailed analyses as required by the rules for high pressure piping in ASME B31.3, Chapter IX, for systems operating at pressures as high as 3000 bar. Stress analyses have included dynamic response to waterhammer and other transient events.
We have designed and analyzed both metallic piping systems and non-metallic piping systems such as lined pipe, fiberglass and other reinforced thermosetting resin systems and thermoplastic pipe.