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Recent Becht News

Joe Collins Presents at Rice Global E&C September Roundtable

joe collinsOn Friday September 13th, Becht’s Heavy Lift and Heavy Haul Subject Matter Expert Joe Collins will be presenting “A Lift Plan for Every Lift” at the Rice Global E&C Forum’s September Roundtable.

Below is an excerpt of Mr. Collins' presentation:

"When attempting any lift, regardless of how small or seemingly insignificant, there is a minimum of ten questions that that must be answered and confirmed before you begin.

In this presentation we will discuss utilizing the questions to develop a basic lift plan for routine lifts. The ten-question lift plan is intended to inspire creative thinking and assure the most vital parameters are considered.

It has been shown that when a lift plan is required for every lift, the supervisors, operators and riggers catch mistakes before they happen."

Steve Treese Publishes Article On Negative Effects of Chlorides

steve treese bechtSteve Treese, an Advisor with Becht Engineering, recently published an article identifying and managing the negative effects of chlorides in hydroprocessing units. The article is a step-by-step roadmap to methodically identify effects that point to chorides and strategies for chloride control.

The article was published in Petroleum Technology Quarterly.ptq

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Becht’s Matthew Craig to Speak at SPAR3D Expo and Conference

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Matthew Craig, Senior Advisor for Dimensional Technology Services, will be presenting on several topics at the upcoming SPAR3D Expo & Conference at the Anaheim Convention Center May 21st-23rd, which include:

  • - Preparing for Change: Beyond BIM to Digital Twin, Machine Learning & AI
  • - Fundamentals of 3D Technologies: Selecting 3D Technologies for Reality Capture
  • - Fundamentals of 3D Technologies: Considerations for In-House Vs. Outsourcing Your 3D Tech

In their own words, SPAR3D Expo & Conference is the premier international event for the application of 3D technology in industry.

See Conference listing for exact times & dates (click)

Becht Engineering Acquires Dynamic Performance Management (DPM)

Becht Engineering Announces Acquisition of Dynamic Performance Management to Bring Greater SME Knowledge and Proven Resource Management to the Refining, Petrochemical and Power Generation Industries

dynamic performance management logoBecht Engineering (Becht) and Dynamic Performance Management (DPM) have joined forces to help our clients solve their performance problems. Becht Engineering has made a name for itself as the industry leader in specialty engineering services providing continued support to 90% of the refineries in the United States & Canada and internationally in South America, Europe, Africa, Middle East and other locations. DPM has pioneered a novel methodology in delivering performance improvement and technical training. By solidifying their training department expertise, Becht is now poised to service their clients throughout the lifecycle of their business in Operations, Maintenance and Technical (Engineering) departments.  This partnership, the newly formed Becht Performance Group, a division of Becht Engineering, brings incredible benefits to both current and future clients as they diagnose, assess and manage their most important resources – their people.

Derek Becht, Vice President of Maintenance and Projects said, “We are thrilled about the opportunities that our acquisition of DPM provides. We’ve seen a significant threat in the industry from the lack of institutional knowledge transfer from the retiring workforce.  Our combined service offerings have expanded to enable Becht to deliver exceptional organizational strategy and resource training powered by world class subject matter experts.”

In partnering with Becht, DPM has already leveraged SMEs in operations, maintenance, and engineering to deliver customized assessment and training programs, domestically and internationally. “We’re addressing the resource gap between the experienced work force and early career staff with a structured approach to capturing and transferring knowledge using effective techniques. We’ve proven out the partnership concept and we’re excited about the quiet successes we’ve already had. Now it’s time to drive real change in the way our industry thinks about performance improvement,” said Gordon Swett, President of DPM.  “The Becht Performance Group, will deliver an unparalleled level of service and expertise to our clients.”

Becht on the Road - March 2019

Over the next couple months, Becht Engineering will be attending the following conferences:

AFPM Annual Meeting

Several members of Becht leadership will be attending the conference, including Charles Becht IV, Charles Becht V, and Derek Becht.

Ethylene Producers Conference (part of the AIChE Annual Spring Meeting)

Esteban Cesan of Sonomatic will be presenting a co-authored paper with Charles Becht IV, “Overview of ASME PCC-2 Piping Repair Methods and Associated Novel Inspection Techniques

  • Additionally, Becht will be exhibiting at the conference.

Refcomm 2019

Mike Kimbrell will be presenting “Addressing Increased Fouling Rates in Delayed Coker Heaters – A Case Study Identifying the Factors Behind the Increased Fouling Rates

  • Additionally, Becht will be exhibiting in Booth #91, so be sure to stop by!

AFPM Reliability and Maintenance

Abby King and Pam Sherman of HollyFrontier will be presenting “Risk Based Work Selection – Optimizing Work Scopes to Improve Turnaround Performance” and Fred Lea, Jr. will be presenting “Impact of Performance Improvement of the Machinery/Reliability Group on Plant Performance.”

  • Be sure to stop by the Becht booth at #1419!

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Upcoming Becht Training Courses

23Sep
Mon Sep 23 @ 8:00AM - 04:30PM
ASME Section VIII, Division 2 - Part 5, Design-By-Analysis - Houston, TX
Hilton Garden Inn Houston/Clear Lake NASA - 750 W Texas Ave, Webster, TX 77598
07Oct
Mon Oct 07 @ 8:00AM - 04:30PM
Process Piping - ASME B31.3 Design, Construction, and Mechanical Integrity - Houston, TX
Becht Engineering Houston Office - 14200 Gulf Freeway, Suite 100, Houston, TX 77034
14Oct
Mon Oct 14 @ 8:00AM - 04:30PM
ASME Section VIII, Division 1 Design with COMPRESS Training Course - Houston, TX
Becht Engineering Houston Office - 14200 Gulf Freeway, Suite 100, Houston, TX 77034
18Nov
Mon Nov 18 @ 8:00AM - 04:30PM
Storage Tank Design and Maintenance (API 650 & API-653) - Houston, TX
Becht Engineering Houston Office - 14200 Gulf Freeway, Suite 100, Houston, TX 77034
21Nov
Thu Nov 21 @ 8:00AM - 04:30PM
Piping Vibration Analysis & Practical Engineering Solutions in Process Plants - Houston, TX
Becht Engineering Houston Office - 14200 Gulf Freeway, Suite 100, Houston, TX 77034