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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

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.