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Rick Hoffman: About the Author
Sr. Engineering Advisor, Becht Engineering


Rick Hoffman

Rick Hoffman joined Becht Engineering in June, 2009 as a Senior Engineering Advisor. He has more than 39 years of experience in engineering, reliability management and maintenance in the refining, petrochemical and synthetic fuels industries. Prior to joining Becht Engineering he was the Director, Specialty Engineering for LyondellBasell Industries. In this role he had worldwide responsibility for corporate technical support, mechanical engineering and maintenance for more than 40 chemical plants and two refineries. He was also responsible for capital project support, setting the strategic direction for Lyondell maintenance.

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Published Articles

  • Making Bad Actor Elimination Programs Work
    July/August 2017 Inspectioneering Journal
    By Rick Hoffman at Becht Engineering

    Most plants have pieces of equipment with chronic problems that impact profitability due to the frequency of outages, cost of repairs, and lost production. It is critical that specific actions are taken to identify and eliminate these “Bad Actors.”


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