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Bob Sims Elected To Board of AAES

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Becht engineering - Bob SimsThe American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES) Board of Directors Nov, 3, 2016 elected J. Robert Sims, 2014-2015 ASME President and Eminent Fellow at Becht Engineering Co., Inc., to the AAES Board of Directors for a three-year term, beginning January 1, 2017.

The AAES is a multidisciplinary organization of engineering societies dedicated to advancing the knowledge, understanding, and practice of engineering. AAES member societies represent the mainstream of U.S. engineering — engineers in industry, government, and academia.  They are headquartered in Reston, VA.

 

Physical 3D Models of Process Units are Returning to Use!

3D printing technology is now bringing back the use of 3D models of process units.  Having a 3D model has many benefits, including a more than ten-fold improvement in efficiency in doing model reviews, versus reviewing the model on the computer. 


In the past, 3D models were created by assembling plastic pieces, which was very time consuming and expensive.  As a result, the practice was largely abandoned as 3D CAD models were developed.  Now, 3D physical models can be produced economically from 3D CAD models or laser scan data.  The models are produced by a continuous print; they are not assemblies of printed parts.

Becht’s Laser Scanning division recently acquired a 3D printer and has already created several models for our clients. 3D printing of process units has several advantages throughout the design and construction phases, as well as continuing into ongoing operations. 3D plastic models make it easier for owners to visualize what is being designed versus traditional methods such as reviewing plans and elevations.

During detailed design, operations, maintenance and construction are able to view, from every angle, an exact replica of the unit prior to construction. Moreover, interferences that may arise in the field can be identified using the 3D print and corrected prior to construction.

During actual construction, planners can save time by having the exact scaled replica of the unit to review, as opposed to reviewing stacks of drawings and a 3D CAD model.

After startup of the project, a 3D printed model can be utilized by operations as training aids. Turnaround planning can also benefit by having a truly accurate as-built model to refer to in regards to planning upgrades, inspections, or repairs.

Process units of any size and complexity can be printed.  A large unit can be printed as a number of modules as the photo of a sample illustrates. For more information or to receive a quote

Contact Becht Laser Scanning

Clyde Neely Wins ASME Award

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Becht Engineering is proud to announce that Clyde Neely has been awarded the inaugural ASME BPV VIII Standards Committee Pressure Vessel Legacy Service Award.  This recognition, the first of its kind, will be (or has been) awarded on [Date here].

Specifically, this award goes to an individual who have supplied a lifetime of dedicated service to the ASME Pressure Vessel Engineering.

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Trevor Seipp To Receive ASME Outstanding Service Award 2015

Becht Trevor SeippOn May 29, 2015 the ASME announced that Trevor Seipp, Becht Engineering Canada, LTD., will receive its prestigious "S.S. Chen PVP Outstanding Service Award" this year. This award, presented annually, is for outstanding voluntary service to the Pressure Vessels and Piping (PVP) division of the ASME and is marked by outstanding performance, prolonged and committed service, devotion, enthusiasm and faithfulness.

The formal presentation of the award will be made during the Honors and Awards luncheon at the 2015 Pressure Vessels and Piping conference. This conference will be held at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel from July 20-23, 2015 in Boston, MA.

Mr. Seipp is the Division Manager for Becht Engineering Canada and has over 18 years of experience in design and analysis of process and power equipment, vessels, piping and structures.

Becht Engineering Acquires CECON Group

cecon logo with-bechtBecht Engineering Co., Inc., headquartered in NJ, has announced today that it has acquired The CECON Group, Inc., located in Wilmington, DE. Terms of the transaction were not announced.

Becht Engineering (becht.com) provides engineering consulting services to the energy sector including oil and gas production, refining, petrochemical, chemical, industrial gas, alternative energy, and fossil and nuclear power sectors. The company has twelve offices in the U.S. and Canada and has further expansion plans. It is celebrating its 50th year in business.

CECON (cecon.com) manages a network of science, engineering, and technical business consultants to provide consulting services to multiple industries and market sectors, including expert witnesses for legal firms. The company, which was started by DuPont retirees, has consultants located in 47 states and over 20 countries and is celebrating its 30th year in business.

CECON LLC is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Becht Engineering and continues to provide the same broad array of science and engineering services to its clients in multiple market sectors as before. “Both companies will be able to leverage the collective breadth and depth of their respective resources and market presence to provide enhanced technical services to their clients,” stated Dr. Charles Becht IV, President of Becht Engineering.

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01Apr
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API-579/ASME FFS-1 Fitness for Service with BechtFFS and INSPECT Software - Toronto, ON
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