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Dr. Charles Becht, P.E. (USA) is a recognized authority in pressure equipment, piping, tankage, expansion joints, and elevated temperature design.  He has more than 25 years experience in the design, design auditing, analysis, check-out, development, troubleshooting and failure analysis of process and power equipment and structures.  He has developed new components, design methods, and code rules, for applications including high temperatures and other severe services.


Dr. Becht is the Chairman of three ASME Code committees including the Post Construction Standards Committee that is responsible for ASME standards for non-nuclear pressure equipment that has been placed in service, Vice Chairman for the ASME B31.3 Process Piping Code Committee, and a member of six others, including the Board on Pressure Technology Codes and Standards (responsible for all ASME pressure technology codes and standards).   He is the President of Becht Engineering. He has performed numerous expert troubleshooting and failure investigations for piping, pressure vessels, heat exchangers, tankage, process equipment and structures.

He began his professional career with Energy Systems Group, Rockwell International, where he became lead engineer in charge of elevated temperature piping and expansion joint R & D programs. He was then with Exxon Research and Engineering where he was a pressure equipment specialist, performing a wide range of analysis, design, design audits, troubleshooting, check-out, and failure analysis for process piping and equipment in Exxon refineries, worldwide. Dr. Becht is an ASME Fellow and has more than 50 publications and five patents.



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