Technical specialists are available to address (troubleshoot) both process performance and equipment related problems. In some cases, more than one specialist may be required to troubleshoot a problem, e.g., a pump vibration problem may have as its root cause a tower level control problem affecting pump NPSH. Becht can bring together the right specialist or team to work the problem. Our technical specialists have the knowledge and experience to troubleshoot a wide variety of problems and in many cases, have previously solved similar problems.
We have specialists in most refinery and chemical processes and equipment.... machinery, fired heaters, steam and power systems, corrosion, mechanical stress analysis, wastewater and boiler feedwater treating, corrosion, instruments and control systems, analyzers, and computer applications. These specialists use actual experience to pinpoint and resolve critical operating problems. Typical types of problems that we have addressed include the following:
Rotating Equipment – bearing and seal problems, performance issues, vibration, cavitation
Pressure Vessels – mechanical failures and repairs of vessels and internals related to corrosion, fatigue and upset conditions
Heat Exchangers - flow-induced vibration, fouling, tube corrosion, tube-to-tube sheet joint leaks
Fired Heaters – heater performance, burners, NOx, damaged/failed tube supports, linings
Piping - piping loads on machinery causing misalignment resulting in seal and bearing failures, vibration, inadequate flexibility to accommodate thermal expansion, expansion joint problems, fluid transients (e.g., water hammer), fatigue and other mechanical failures
Tankage - bottom settlement, corrosion, roof buckling, and assessment of shell deformation