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Becht Strategy Tool for Improving Equipment Reliability (STIER)

STIERReportThe STIER© software is intended to guide the user through the step-by-step process described in our Equipment Reliability Planning (ERP) work process. It also captures and store equipment information, scenarios, decisions, economics and inspection/maintenance plans and costs developed as a part of the assessment process, and generates multi-level reports from unit level through individual equipment items.

The software—as currently configured—addresses fixed equipment, piping, and rotating equipment; with plans to implement modules for electrical and instrumentation items.

Features and Benefits

    • Provides a structured risk based approach for making decisions on inspection, maintenance, repairs and condition monitoring of various equipment types in a process plant. The risks assessed by the tool include Safety, Health, Environmental and Financial Impact for equipment and their associated facilities using industry Best Practices.
  • Format facilitates on-line documentation of inputs from cross-functional teams (Operations, Technical, Maintenance and Subject Matter Experts).
  • Generates both concise summary reports and detailed equipment reports which describe inspection and maintenance tasks and a cost basis for developing Reliability and Maintenance budgets.
  • Task lists reports that are suitable for uploading into Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS).
  • The tool complies with the API RP 580 Risk-Based Inspection and ASME PCC-3 Inspection Planning Using Risk-Based Methods.
  • The software includes a Knowledge Base with specific guidance on identifying damage (degradation) mechanisms, failure modes and assessing probabilities of occurrence. Input to the Knowledge Base is provided by recognized Industry Experts.
  • The risk-based benefit / cost functionality enables users to develop and justify tasks that are “value added” for improving safety and reliability and minimizing unplanned outages.
  • Provides a systematic methodology for evaluating unmitigated risks, mitigation measures and establishing risk thresholds for continued safe and STIERScreenShotreliable operation.

The STIER Tool GUI allows the user to view existing or add new company, unit, assessment and equipment data. 

For an equipment item, the user then enters or imports from Excel the following information:

  • Equipment data
  • Fluid and contaminant data
  • History of repairs, inspections and incidents
  • Scenarios, i.e. damage mechanisms and consequences
  • Action items, i.e. inspection and maintenance task
  • Mitigation plans, shown below
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Becht Engineering serves as a Central Engineering organization to partner with refining and petrochemicals companies globally augmenting their own internal engineering capabilities.  Becht’s Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), typically with over 30 years of owner-operator based experience, can assist you to troubleshoot process technology, mechanical, rotating equipment, I/E/C/A, corrosion & materials, and process safety issues that arise in day to day operations.  Our team is highly responsive and provides Engineering From an Owner’s Perspective.





Becht Central Engineering (BCE) covers brief interactions between your technical service personnel and Becht’s SME’s. The goal of the Central Engineering support program is to reduce the activation & approvals required to consult with Becht experts on an as-needed basis. Becht’s technical support clients have found the service to be very valuable, given the benefit received vs the modest cost. The program gives your team access to world class resources on call just about at any time, but only paying for it when the service is needed.   






Becht Central Engineering serves the Refining, Petrochemical, Chemical, Specialty Chemical, Nuclear, Industrial Gases and Other Heavy Industrial Industries.


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