BechtFFS is an API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 compliant, web-based software application designed to assist operators/owners in evaluating equipment items which have developed defects in service. The quantitative calculations performed in BechtFFS assess the structural integrity of the flawed component and ultimately provide a recommendation whether the component should be taken out of service and retired or repaired, or is fit for continued service. The software’s calculation methodology was developed by Becht’s API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 experts. Our FFS experts include developers of the API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 guideline document. A number of our experts are current or past members of the API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 committee, including several committee vicechair members. BechtFFS is easy to use, with a paged format that provides logical input sequences and comprehensive pop-up help for all input pages.
The web-based format means users are able to begin using the software immediately (once logon credentials are approved), and they are always working with the most up-to-date version. BechtFFS software can be used from any device with an Internet connection, but it is optimized for use on a desktop or tablet.
This Fitness for Service Software has been developed by FFS Specialists from Becht Engineering Company. Becht provides a full range of engineering services to the Oil & Gas, Refining, Process, and Power industries. For a full description of Becht, please visit Becht.com.