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Becht Engineering has significant expertise in fired heaters for refinery and petrochemical plant service. Many of our advisors were high level combustion and furnace experts with operating companies before joining Becht Engineering. We have expertise in all aspects of fired heaters including refractory, tube life assessments, burner management systems, fouling issues and furnace efficiency evaluation.  We have evaluated mechanical design aspects and designed improvements, such as correcting tube vibration problems, redesigning tube supports for improved life, and evaluating tubesheet designs.   We have CFD modeling capabilities and other high end tools to help improve fired heater performance at your facility. In addition we have led teams to repair furnaces that have sustained structural damage due to firebox explosions. Recently we were able to repair an olefins cracking furnace with walls bulged 12 to 18 inches due to a firebox explosion. The furnace vendor recommended a multimillion dollar replacement, however we were able to bring the furnace walls and burner alignment back into specification. The furnace is operating satisfactorily today. Becht Engineering can help you solve your critical furnace problems.

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.