Becht Engineering

Becht Engineering

Company Profile

Becht Engineering provides integrated multi-discipline Subject Matter Expert solutions to the refining and petrochemical industries. As part of these solutions, we offer a unique Central Engineering program, which augments and allows us to build on and be an active extension of our client’s corporate engineering staff.

We are flexible and responsive to engineering and technical requests and send our engineering teams to our client sites to troubleshoot and make actionable and practical recommendations as needed.

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Corporate Headquarters
22 Church St
Liberty Corner, NJ 07938 USA

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Corrosion & Metallurgical Consulting

Becht has industry-leading corrosion and metallurgical experts with significant owner-operator experience covering the refining, petrochemical, and chemical industries. Becht's expertise is in a wide rang of materials including metals, refractories, and non-metallics.

Equipment Consulting

Becht has expertise with most types of equipment found in the oil and gas, chemical, petrochemical, and other process industries. Becht's typical approach when managing equipment consulting projects is to bring an owner-operator perspective to address all aspects of the equipment life cycle.

Process Safety Consulting

Becht has performed numerous designs, design reviews, analyses, and troubleshooting of piping systems. This includes flexibility analysis, dynamic analysis, vibration troubleshooting, water hammer and other fluid transient analysis, and piping specification preparation and review.

Turnaround Support

Becht offers independent "Cold Eye" reviews of turnaround goals, scope, work schedules and cost at critical times relative to the turnaround's success. Becht utilizes industry experienced turnaround professionals with significant turnaround management and planning experience to lead reviews.

Becht Engineering Blogs

The Becht Engineering Blog page consists of interesting articles relating to the various services, industries, and research & development efforts of Becht Engineering.

Becht Engineering Team

Becht consists of world-class resources providing unparalleled engineering solutions along with many world-class technical specialists, with positions in over 125 positions in ASME, API and ASTM Codes and Standards Committees.

Becht Engineering's Inspectioneering Content

Making Bad Actor Elimination Programs Work
July/August 2017 Inspectioneering Journal
By Rick Hoffman, Sr. Engineering Advisor 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.”

Avoiding Corrosion Related Leaks in Processing Facilities
May/June 2017 Inspectioneering Journal
By David E. Moore, Refining Metallurgical and Corrosion Engineering Expert at Becht Engineering, PONO Division

Read a firsthand account of how organizing Process, People, Plant, and Performance can reveal breakdowns in your corrosion management practices and drive down corrosion related leaks.

A New Method for Prioritizing Equipment in HTHA Service for Inspection & Replacement and the Challenges in Obtaining Process Conditions to be Used in the HTHA Assessment
November/December 2014 Inspectioneering Journal
By Gerrit M. Buchheim, P.E., Refining Metallurgical and Corrosion Expert at Becht Engineering Co., Inc.

This article provides background on HTHA, discusses some current developments in HTHA inspection and mitigation, and describes how one refiner is instituting an HTHA risk management plan for its refineries along with challenges they have encountered.

March/April 2001 Inspectioneering Journal
By Gerrit M. Buchheim, P.E., Refining Metallurgical and Corrosion Expert at Becht Engineering Co., Inc.

With the publication of API RP 579 For Fitness-For-Service and the planned publication of API RP 580 for Risk Based Inspection in 2001, these technologies will find increasing application in maintenance and inspection planning.

March/April 2000 Inspectioneering Journal
By Gerrit M. Buchheim, P.E., Refining Metallurgical and Corrosion Expert at Becht Engineering Co., Inc.

The release of API RP579 will bring about some changes to other existing API standards. The plan is to offer an integrated suite of API standards, where information is presented once and the other documents refer and are linked to that information.

Becht Engineering Welcomes Roger Parakin to the Team as our Instrumentation, Electrical, Automation, and Controls Division Manager
Press Release
Becht Engineering, May 30, 2019

Roger Parakin has more than 35 years industry/facility experience in instrumentation, electrical system design, project management, construction management, DCS/PLC configuration and systems administration.

Becht Engineering Announces Acquisition of Dynamic Performance Management to Bring Greater SME Knowledge and Proven Resource Management to the Refining, Petrochemical and Power Generation Industries
Press Release
Becht Engineering, May 24, 2019

This partnership, the newly formed Becht Performance Group, a division of Becht Engineering, brings incredible benefits to both current and future clients as they diagnose, assess and manage their most important resources – their people.

Becht Engineering Welcomes Greg Zoll
Press Release
Becht Engineering, May 13, 2019

Greg was most recently with POWER Engineering in Oradell, NJ and has worked for Independent Power Developer, GPU International, and Exxon Research and Engineering Co.

Becht Engineering Welcomes Bobby Wright
Press Release
Becht Engineering, April 30, 2019

Bobby brings over 38 years of experience in plant services including organizing engineering teams on daily plant problems, fitness for service, HTHA, coke drum life extension, process optimization, health monitoring and much more.

Becht Engineering Welcomes Gene Roundtree, Vince Carucci and Lori Carucci to the Family
Press Release
Becht Engineering, March 6, 2019

Becht has experienced outstanding growth and continues to solidify its position as a premier provider of multi-discipline Central Engineering services and serving in the owners’ role for Maintenance, Projects and Turnarounds.

Becht Engineering to Host Open Houses at Three Houston Offices this Week
Press Release
Becht Engineering, February 4, 2019

Becht Engineering, a leading provider of engineering services, will be hosting open houses at all 3 of its Houston offices next week. Come meet their growing team of experts & learn what Becht can do for you.

Becht Engineering Awarded Quality Assurance Project for Petrochemical Complex in Alberta
Press Release
Becht Engineering, November 27, 2018

Becht Engineering has been awarded an owner’s engineering quality assurance project for Inter Pipeline Heartland Petrochemical Complex in Alberta, Canada. The Heartland Petrochemical Complex is being designed to convert locally sourced, low-cost propane into 525,000 tonnes per year of polypropylene utilizing Propane Dehydrogenation (PDH), Polypropylene (PP) and Central Utilities Block (CUB) facilities.

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