Becht Webinars

Becht Webinars

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Becht’s Knowledge on Demand webinar series on Turndown & Shutdown Operations attracted over 3,500 people from 65 countries. Recordings are available through a free 4-week trial of our web-based ORACLE from Becht platform.

Becht is actively developing a new webinar series covering topics of interest to our clients. Check back frequently to stay informed on available webinars.

Current Webinars:

Title Date Start Time Duration Register
Fire Damage Assessment 16 Jun, 2020 11:30am CDT 2 hours
SME: Joe Frey
The intention of this webinar is to provide an understanding of the issues facing a site with the recovery from a significant asset damage such as a Fire or other incident. Led by Bobby Wright the Becht team is partnering with panelist: Keith McKinney formerly of Shell and P66 and now with Becht’s PONO division, Joe Frey Becht Field Advisor with experience in leading 25 Fire Damage Assessments, Jim Woodard, John Burrus and Bart Gill of Koch Project Solutions, to share insights how to safely assemble and mobilize teams to assess Fire and other asset damage, and estimate and plan repairs / reconstruction to return the plant to normal operation, safely and as soon a possible.

Previous Webinars:

Title Date Duration Sign Up for Access to Recordings
Fluidized Catalytic Cracking (FCC) Turndown and Shutdown Considerations 9 Apr, 2020 2 hours
SME: Dave Mendrek
Moderator: Eric Ye
SME Support Team: Rich Basile, Fred Lea, Keith McKinney
This webinar featured a 2hr technical discussion focused on considerations and concerns for turning down a FCC unit. FCC subject matter expert Dave Mendrek shared his top risks, key symptoms of issues, and recommended actions to keep units safe and reliable during these unusual market conditions. Dave was joined by other experts in rotating equipment, mechanical integrity, etc for a half hour Q&A at the end.
Crude Unit Turndown and Shutdown Considerations 14 Apr, 2020 2 hours
SME: Mike Kimbrell
Moderator: Katie Taylor
SME Support Team: Robert Falkiner, Clinton Shulz, Bill Schrof
This webinar featured a 2hr technical discussion focused on considerations and concerns for turning down a Crude Unit. CDU subject matter expert Mike Kimbrell shared his top risks, key symptoms of issues, and recommended actions to keep units safe and reliable during these unusual market conditions. Mike was joined by other experts in rotating equipment, mechanical integrity, etc for a half hour Q&A at the end.
Coking and Heavy Oil Unit Turndown and Shutdown Considerations 16 Apr, 2020 2 hours
SME: Mitch Moloney
Moderator: Bobby Wright
SME Support Team: Ranjan Nadarajah, Abby King, Clay White
This webinar featured a 2hr technical discussion focused on considerations and concerns for turning down a Delayed Coker. DCU subject matter expert Mitch Moloney shared his top risks, key symptoms of issues, and recommended actions to keep units safe and reliable during these unusual market conditions. Mitch was joined by other experts in rotating equipment, mechanical integrity, etc for a half hour Q&A at the end.
Alkylation Unit Turndown and Shutdown Considerations 21 Apr, 2020 2 hours
SME: Herb Telidetzki (Sulfuric Acid Alky) and Jeff Fitt (HF Alky)
Moderators: Eric Ye and Tim Shepperd
SME Support Team: Andy Gysbers, Fred Lea, Jim Young
This webinar featured a 2hr technical discussion focused on considerations and concerns for turning down an alkylation unit. Subject matter experts Herb Telidetzki for sulfuric acid and Tim Shepperd for HF shared their top risks, key symptoms of issues, and recommended actions to keep units safe and reliable during these unusual market conditions. Herb and Tim were joined by other experts in rotating equipment, mechanical integrity, etc throughout.
Fired Heater Turndown and Shutdown Considerations 23 Apr, 2020 2 hours
SME: Jamal Jamaluddin
Moderator: Grant Jacobson
SME Support Team: Keith Austin, Jeremy Staats, Kirk Clark, Magnus Gustafsson
This webinar featured a 2hr technical discussion focused on considerations and concerns for turning down fired equipment. Fired Heater subject matter expert Jamal Jamaluddin shared his top risks, key symptoms of issues, and recommended actions to keep units safe and reliable during these unusual market conditions. Jamal was joined by other experts in rotating equipment, mechanical integrity, etc throughout.
Hydroprocessing Unit Turndown and Shutdown Considerations 28 Apr, 2020 2 hours
SME: Steve Treese
Moderator: Stephen DeLude
SME Support Team:
Bill Schrof, David Moore, Fred Lea
This webinar featured a 2hr technical discussion focused on considerations and concerns for turning down a Hydroprocessing unit. Hydroprocessing subject matter expert Steve Treese shared top risks, key symptoms of issues, and recommended actions to keep units safe and reliable during these unusual market conditions. Steve was joined by other experts in rotating equipment, mechanical integrity, etc throughout.
Turnaround Deferrals 30 Apr, 2020 2 hours
SME: Clayton Smith
Moderator: Clayton Smith
SME Support Team: Bruce Scott, Dan Giuliani, Abby King, Hearl Mead
This webinar featured a 2hr technical discussion focused on “Things to Consider when Deferring Turnarounds”. Turnarounds & Maintenance subject matter expert Clayton Smith shared top concerns, key issues, and recommended actions to keep in mind when contemplating deferring of Turnarounds into the future, due to these unusual market conditions. Clayton was joined by other experts in Turnaround Management, Reliability, and Fixed Equipment Inspection throughout.
Fixed Equipment Integrity During Turndown and Shutdown 5 May, 2020 2 hours
SME: Gerrit Buchheim
Moderator: Matt Caserta
SME Support Team: Lisa Roberts, Dave Moore, Clinton Schulz, Dana Baham
This webinar featured a 2hr technical discussion focused on “Fixed Equipment Integrity during Turndown and Shutdown, including discussions on downtime protection of stainless steels and other topics like Duplex SS failures, hydrogen bakeout, and need for PWHT for service considerations”. Fixed Equipment Integrity subject matter expert Gerrit Buchheim shared top concerns, key issues, and recommended actions to keep in mind when contemplating turndowns. Gerrit was be joined by other subject matter experts in Fixed Equipment Integrity.
Maximizing Margin During Low Throughput 7 May, 2020 2 hours
SME: Robert Ohmes
Moderator: Robert Ohmes
SME Support Team: Mel Larson, Dan Brady, Rick Lewis, Henry Nicola, Debnil Chowdhury (IHS Markit)
The “perfect” storm of low oil price and reduced product demand has overtaken the global oil industry. This webinar featured an economic and technical discussion focused on pathways to not only survive the turbulence but also to improve profitability during the current low throughput, reduced demand, and tight margin environments. Refiners have responded to this crisis by reducing throughput and severity, changing targeted markets, and adjusting product slate while deferring cost by pushing maintenance activities forward. Capital spending has been curtailed temporarily to conserve cash. These shifts have been steep and rapid. Now, refiners want to look for ways to improve margins and profitability over this dynamic period. Led by Robert Ohmes, the Becht team partnered with IHS’s Executive Director Debnil Chowdhury to share market insights. The webinar featured discussion on the current COVID-19 impacts and oil price war, highlighted operating issues, provided near term mitigations, and suggested potential optimization opportunities. Included are longer term considerations as well as methodologies to re-think the future under a “new normal”.



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