Becht Engineering Co.

Saint Albans, WV, United States

Becht Engineering Co.

Saint Albans, WV, United States

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News Article | May 17, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.com

"WorkWave is ecstatic to finally move to our new home at the iconic Bell Works facility," said Chris Sullens, president and CEO of WorkWave. "The tech hub atmosphere is vibrant, and is the perfect place to continue to grow and attract talented employees who are looking for a creative and inspiring work environment without the hour-plus-long commute." He added, "Creating a fun, collaborative space for our team within this great building was extremely important to me and I want to give a special thank you to my long time friends at Hollister Construction and Michael Savarese Associates for helping bring this vision to life." WorkWave's new workspace is fitted with plenty of multi-functional meeting and collaboration spaces, quiet areas for unwinding and even a recreation room with basketball hoops, ping pong tables and gaming areas. In addition to WorkWave's office space, Bell Works will connect visitors with an array of dining options, entertainment, shopping, a conference center and hotel, health and wellness services, public library, day care facilities, indoor and outdoor sports complex, educational facilities and more. The owner, Somerset Development, set forth an extensive redevelopment initiative to evolve the historic former headquarters of Bell Labs into the perfect combination of preserved greatness and new inspiration. "We're thrilled to welcome the WorkWave team to its new offices at Bell Works," said Ralph Zucker, president of Somerset Development. "WorkWave was one of the first companies to recognize and share in our vision to create a dynamic, downtown-style vibe in this suburban location, and that vision is truly coming to fruition. In the coming months, we're looking forward to growing alongside WorkWave, as we welcome a diverse variety of exciting new dining, retail, healthcare, and hospitality options here at Bell Works." WorkWave retained Hollister Construction to develop an approach for the planning, design and interior construction of their new home. Throughout the life of the project, Hollister collaborated closely with WorkWave, Michael Savarese Associates, Mancini Duffy, Becht Engineering and the entire project team to ensure project goals were met. During the pre-construction phase, various sessions were held to review budget development, value engineering items, potential long lead items and schedule development, all critical to the project's success. "We are very proud of the space we have delivered to WorkWave. From the very onset of the project, our main goal was to bring to fruition WorkWave's vision for their new headquarters. Chris Sullens is a dear friend of mine and we know how important this move is for his continuous growth plans. My entire team is truly honored to have been a part of this project and we congratulate them on this big move and the start of a new and exciting chapter," stated Christopher Johnson, CEO and Founder of Hollister. WorkWave hosted an official office ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour of the new workspace on Wednesday, May 17. The Holmdel Mayor, Greg Buontempo, Senator Joseph M. Kyrillos and NJ EDA President and CEO, Tim Lizura all participated in the event. WorkWave will host its next Career Fair on June 22, 2017, at 5:00 PM in their new home. More information and registration is available at bit.ly/careersworkwave. The company also has regional offices in St. Louis, Boston, California, Hawaii and Verona, Italy. WorkWave is a fast-growing leader in field service and "last mile" delivery software – a $45+ billion market worldwide. The company connects all aspects of its clients' businesses through its tightly integrated, mobile-first suite of software solutions, which include PestPac®, WorkWave Service™, ServiceCEO™, WorkWave Route Manager™, WorkWave GPS™, WorkWave Marketing™ and ContactUs™. WorkWave's solutions provide its 9,000+ clients with an unprecedented level of business insight and information, enabling them to increase revenue per employee and provide a five-star customer experience. Founded in 1984, WorkWave has been recognized with multiple awards for its outstanding growth and culture, including the Inc. 5000, SmartCEO Future 50, and Best Places to Work in New Jersey. For more information, visit workwave.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/workwave-officially-waves-hello-to-new-home-300459465.html


McGill R.O.,Structural Integrity Associates | Antaki G.A.,Becht Engineering Company | Moenssens M.A.,Westinghouse Electrical Company | Scarth D.A.,Kinectrics Inc.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Pressure Vessels and Piping Division (Publication) PVP | Year: 2015

ASME Section XI Code Case N-806, for evaluation of metal loss in Class 2 and 3 metallic piping buried in a backfilled trench, was first published in 2012. This Code Case has been prepared by the ASME Section XI Task Group on Evaluation Procedures for Degraded Buried Pipe. The Code Case addresses the nuclear industry need for evaluation procedures and acceptance criteria for the disposition of metal loss that is discovered during the inspection of metallic piping buried in a back-filled trench. A number of additional improvements have been proposed for Code Case N-806. These include expanded guidance for the determination and validation of a corrosion rate and other clarifications to improve ease of use. This paper presents an update of details of the proposed revisions to Code Case N-806 and their technical basis..


Becht IV C.,Becht Engineering Co. | Bacht V C.,Becht Engineering Co.
Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, Transactions of the ASME | Year: 2012

A number of alloys have applications slightly into the creep range that are in cyclic service, such as process reactors. The 2007 edition of Section VIII, Division 2 (2007, ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII, Division 2, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers) provides allowable stresses for these materials, which may be controlled by creep properties. However, the fatigue design rules and fatigue exemption rules are not applicable, precluding the construction of vessels using these materials at temperatures above 370° C (700° F). This paper provides a simplified approach for the exemption of low chrome alloys that are slightly into the creep range from fatigue analysis. Part 1 of this paper (Becht, C., 2009, "Elevated Temperature Shakedown Concepts," ASME J. Pressure Vessel Technol. 133, p. 051203) describes shakedown concepts, which are the basis for the criteria evaluated in this paper. © 2012 American Society of Mechanical Engineers.


Neely C.,Becht Engineering Co. | Rodery C.,BP Products North America Inc.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Pressure Vessels and Piping Division (Publication) PVP | Year: 2010

ASME PCC-1 "Guidelines for Pressure Boundary Bolted Joint Assembly" was first published in 2000 [1]. Since that time, there have been advances in bolted joint technology and industry practices that necessitated an update of the original document. The new revision of PCC-1 [2] is over twice the length of the original document and contains many new and updated guidelines. Significant additional detail has been added to the document in an effort to provide the broadest possible array of bolted joint assembly considerations to cover situations commonly encountered in industry, and thereby improve the overall safety and performance of bolted joints. This paper identifies some of the notable changes/additions that are included in the updated document. Copyright © 2010 by ASME.


Becht IV C.,Becht Engineering Co. | Becht V C.,Becht Engineering Co.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Pressure Vessels and Piping Division (Publication) PVP | Year: 2010

A number of alloys have applications slightly into the creep range that are in cyclic service, such as process reactors. The 2007 edition of Section VIII, Div 2 [1] provides allowable stresses for these materials, which may be controlled by creep properties. However, the fatigue design rules and fatigue exemption rules are not applicable, precluding construction of vessels using these materials at temperatures above 370°C (700°F). This paper provides a simplified approach for exemption of low chrome alloys that are slightly into the creep range from fatigue analysis. Copyright © 2009 by ASME.


Becht IV C.,Becht Engineering Co.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Pressure Vessels and Piping Division (Publication) PVP | Year: 2010

This paper is the first part of a two part paper. It describes concepts of shakedown at elevated temperatures that form the foundation for proposed rules described in the second paper for extension of fatigue design rules in Section VIII, Div 2 slightly into the creep range. Copyright © 2009 by ASME.


Becht V C.,Becht Engineering Inc.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Pressure Vessels and Piping Division (Publication) PVP | Year: 2010

This paper analyzes waterhammer due to pump transients in pipes containing pockets of non-condensable gases. Solutions ranging between rigid and compressible liquid columns with pressure wave propagation are considered. An energy model is introduced to show if a system is dominated by either rigid or compressible liquid column properties. This "up-front" energy determination results in choosing an efficient formulation for predicting the transient pressure and piping forces for a given system. Example cases are given to demonstrate the solution methods. The effect of different assumptions and parameters are studied. Compressibility of water, gas bubble size, and pump startup are all studied for their effect on the peak pressure reached during a waterhammer event. Copyright © 2009 by ASME.


Nadarajah C.,Becht Engineering Co. Inc.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Pressure Vessels and Piping Division (Publication) PVP | Year: 2015

Welded full encirclement sleeve repairs are used regularly in petrochemical industries as repairs for piping and pressure vessels. This publication describes a proposed methodology for calculating the stresses on a welded full encirclement sleeve using a simple analytical approximation. The analytical results are compared with finite element results and are found to be in reasonable. © Copyright 2015 by ASME.


Stonehouse M.,Becht Engineering Canada Ltd. | Paulin T.,Paulin Research Group | Becht C.,Becht Engineering Inc.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Pressure Vessels and Piping Division (Publication) PVP | Year: 2014

This paper presents the results of a small sample of ASME B16.9 welding tee burst tests. The intent of this study was to make a comparison between what is commonly accepted in industry as a B16.9 welding tee to the burst test requirements of B16.9 paragraph 9. The tests conducted show that the current fabrication techniques and some accepted criteria for B16.9 certification can produce thin sections in the tee which do not meet the required burst test pressures. The test descriptions and results are presented as well as recommendations for future study and potential modifications to the ASME B16.9 standard to address the concerns. Copyright © 2014 by ASME.


Charles B.V.,Becht Engineering Inc. | Moody F.J.,General Electric
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Pressure Vessels and Piping Division (Publication) PVP | Year: 2011

The rupture of a pipe containing gas or steam at high pressure will cause a shock wave. In order to assess the potential damage that such a shock wave may cause to the surrounding structures, systems and components, it is necessary to determine the amplitude and propagation properties of the shock. A CFD model has been developed for the purpose of predicting shock propagation transients resulting from a sudden pipe rupture in terms of the fluid properties, pipe geometry, and surroundings. A simplified shock propagation model also is included, which offers verification of the CFD model results. Copyright © 2011 by ASME.

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