Design Services

Build-in vibration solutions, reliability, and performance right at the start to avoid costly problems later on. 

The BETA Advantage

  • Responsive Customer Service
  • Trust and Experience (over 40 years of success with the world’s leading oil companies, EPCs, OEMs and Packagers)
  • Superior analytical tools
  • Global support
  • Research and development to find new approaches to improve machinery performance and reliability

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We test and improve our designs




Small Bore Piping

  • Small bore piping, also called small bore attachments and branch connections, design and field engineering to avoid fatigue failure in process piping at planning, or FEED, stage.
  • Facility assessments to identify the likelihood of failure for attachments and small bore piping for the entire plant.
  • Machine assessments on compressor and pump packages including associated piping and pipe support details on reciprocating compressors and pumps, centrifugal compressors and pumps, blowers, engines and other rotating equipment.
  • See Field Services Overview to see how BETA can help you with existing land-based and offshore equipment.

Reciprocating Compressors

  • API 618 requirements and application support
  • Design Approach 1: Rapid Bottle Sizing
  • Design Approach 2: Pulsation (Acoustical) Analysis
  • Design Approach 3: Pulsation + Mechanical Analysis
  • Torsional Studies
  • Piping system stress and flexibility (thermal) analysis - piping vibration and diagnostics
  • Other performance or vibration studies (see also Compressor Design Optimization, below)

Centrifugal Compressor Systems

  • Standard Design Studies
  • Surge Control Dynamic Analysis
  • Flow Induced Vibration Studies
  • Several Optional Design Studies depending on application

Reciprocating (Plunger) Pumps

  • Pulsation (Acoustical Analysis (per API 674)
  • Mechanical Analysis
  • Torsional Studies

Rotating Equipment

  • Flow-induced studies
  • Pulsation control (screw compressor systems)
  • High-frequency piping pulsation/vibration
  • Torsional Studies

Compressor Design Optimization

  • Evaluate different design alternatives using a System Performance Model™ (SPM™) program.



Skid Design

  • Dynamic Vibration Analysis
  • Lifting, transportation and environmental loading

Structural Design (Platforms/FPSOs and Machinery Modules)

  • Dynamic vibration analysis of offshore production facilities

AIV, FIV, Transient Event, Water Hammer


Foundation Design

  • Geotechnical, dynamics and machinery expertise combined

FEA and CFD Capabilities

  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics

Torsional Vibration Analysis

  • Modal Analysis
  • Forced Response Analysis
  • For reciprocating gas compressors, screw compressors, plunger and centrifugal pumps, centrifugal compressors, and engines