Becht Engineering's 5 day API-579/ASME FFS-1 Fitness for Service course provides theory and practical application of API-579/ASME FFS-1 methods for assessing the acceptability of equipment with various kinds of flaws. The Fitness-for-Service training provides direction for performing FFS assessments using procedures specifically prepared for pressurized equipment. For the topics covered in the training, example problems will be solved using hand calculations supplemented with BechtFFS software and Codeware Inc.'s INSPECT software.
Who Should Attend? Individuals involved in performing assessment of petrochemical equipments with flaws will benefit from this course.
Becht Engineering's 4 day Process Piping Course is designed to provide participants with a complete and up-to-date overview of the area of Piping Technology with an emphasis on process piping. The course covers design, fabrication, examination and testing requirements of ASME B31.3. It covers Code requirements from design through start-up of new piping systems, as well as requirements for inspection and repair of piping systems that have been in service, as provided in API 570, Piping Inspection Code. This course provides a foundation of knowledge necessary for those responsible for assuring the mechanical integrity of existing piping systems, as well as those responsible for designing and constructing new piping systems.
Who Should Attend? Engineers, senior designers, maintenance, quality assurance, inspection and manufacturing personnel who work with process piping (e.g., in the chemical, petroleum, plastic processing, pulp and paper, and bioprocessing fields) will find it a time-saving means to broaden and update their knowledge of piping.
Becht Engineering's 4 day Design-By-Analysis course will introduce participants to the Design-By-Analysis portion of the ASME code Section VIII, Division 2, Part 5. Based on the rules and guidance provided in Part 5, this course is a comprehensive introduction to the requirements of performing Design-By-Analysis to the ASME Code. This course provides detailed instruction on performing finite element analysis in compliance with the Code. Examples problems are presented and discussed for many of the common rules. This course is intended for engineers who are familiar with pressure vessel and piping design, and need additional guidance on applying Design-By-Analysis concepts.
Who Should Attend? This course is intended for engineers who are familiar with pressure vessel and piping design, and need additional guidance on applying Design-By-Analysis concepts. It is also intended for engineers who specify and review Design-By-Analysis work by others. Experience in using finite element analysis will be helpful, but is not necessary.
Becht Engineering is excited to be offering this new course. The course will cover perform fitness-for-service (FFS) assessment of aged and/or damaged tanks, vessels and piping systems, in accordance with API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 - using case studies. Make run-or-repair decisions, in accordance with API 579-1/ASME FFS-1. Understand the technical and historical bases of the API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 methods and criteria Repair Options (ASME PCC-2, API-653, NBIC NB-23): If repair is necessary, select the repair, in accordance with ASME PCC-2 and compare to other repair standards (API and NBIC). This course is offered 'In-Class Only'. No virtual training.
Becht Engineering is excited to be offering this new course. The first part of this course covers the fundamental design rules, regulations, and practices for ASME III and ASME B31 piping systems in nuclear power plants. The second part of the course provides a guide for the evaluation of degraded and non-conforming conditions through case studies, using ASME XI and the corresponding NRC regulations and precedent. The course concludes with a review of repair options for safety-related and non-safety piping systems and components.
Becht Engineering is excited to partner with Codeware, Inc. to present this ASME Section VIII, Division 1 Pressure Vessel Design course with COMPRESS software training. Enhance your understanding of ASME Section VIII, Division 1 design rules through five days of intensive training with hands-on problem solving using COMPRESS.
Who Should Attend? Individuals involved with the design or inspection of pressure vessels who are looking to gain hands-on experience using COMPRESS. This course is intended for beginners, as well as experienced vessel designers and inspectors who would like to update their knowledge of the Code. Some degree of technical background will be helpful, but such individuals are not required to have an Engineering degree or previous work experience in the subject matter.
Becht Engineering is excited to be partnering with Codeware, Inc. to present this 2.5-day COMPRESS software training. Students will be building models of pressure vessels and performing calculations using COMPRESS. Upon completion of this course participants will be able to design and rate vessels with ease. Our instructor, Don Kurle, PE, has been working with Section VIII, Division 1 for over 35 years and worked several years for Codeware, Inc. as a technical support engineer assisting clients with technical issues related to application of the COMPRESS program. He also developed and presented training classes in the use of the program.
Who Should Attend? Individuals involved with the design or inspection of pressure vessels who are looking to gain hands-on experience using COMPRESS. This course is intended for beginners, as well as experienced vessel designers and inspectors. To benefit most from this course, a familiarity with the ASME Code is recommended, but attendees are not required to have an Engineering degree or previous work experience in the subject matter. If you wish to increase your knowledge of the Code in addition to learning how to use COMPRESS, we recommend registering for our ASME Section VIII, Division 1 Design with COMPRESS training course.
Becht Engineering is excited to be partnering with Codeware, Inc. to present this 4-day COMPRESS software training. This course provides comprehensive instruction on the COMPRESS Heat Exchanger Wizard dialog windows for the mechanical design of shell and tube heat exchangers. Through the hands-on approach used by the instructor in a computer lab setting, there is ample opportunity to practice designing shell and tube exchangers using the software. Our instructor, Don Kurle, PE, has been working with Section VIII, Division 1 for over 35 years and worked several years for Codeware, Inc. as a technical support engineer assisting clients with technical issues related to application of the COMPRESS program. He also developed and presented training classes in the use of the program.
Who Should Attend? Individuals involved with the design of heat exchangers who are looking to gain hands-on experience using COMPRESS. This course is intended for beginners, as well as experienced designers who are wanting to reinforce their COMPRESS design skills.
Becht Engineering's 3 day Introduction to Welded Steel Tanks course is essential for engineers and inspection and maintenance personnel involved in the design, purchasing, fabrication, repair, alteration, reconstruction, or maintenance of new atmospheric and low-pressure steel tanks to meet API Code requirements. This course discusses Maintenance, Repair and Design of Tanks based on API-653 and API-650. The following topics are covered in this course.
Who Should Attend? Engineers and Inspectors who are responsible for evaluating the condition of Tanks in refineries, chemical plants and terminals. Also Project Engineers who are dealing with installation and repairs of existing and new tanks.
Becht Engineering's 2 day Piping Vibration Analysis & Practical Engineering Solutions in Process Plants course provides a background on fundamental causes of piping vibration and how to identify sources of vibration, rules of thumb and simplified methods for evaluating vibration severity, and methods of treatment. A wide variety of causes of vibration are covered in order to enable the participant to properly evaluate the variety of piping vibration problems that can occur in piping systems. Causes of vibration are discussed with respect to very basic energy and momentum principles that enable the participant to understand what is happening within and to the piping system.
Who Should Attend? This course is directed towards engineers responsible for operating piping systems. However, designers of new piping systems will also find the broad coverage of potential vibration problems a time saving briefing on the variety of vibration problems that can occur in piping systems.