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2015 API Inspection Summit

When: January 26, 2015 - January 29, 2015
Where: Galveston Island Convention Center
Galveston, Texas

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Asset Integrity Through Corrosion Management, Inspection, and Engineering Technology

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The API Inspection Summit is focused on Asset Integrity through Corrosion Management, Inspection and Engineering Technology as applicable the Petroleum Industry. 

This four-day summit includes three days of presentations spanning over 120 topics addressing issues involved in asset condition evaluation for drilling, production systems, pipelines, terminals, refining, chemical manufacturing and storage facilities and an optional day of  training events conducted by subject matter experts. Each day focuses on presentations relevant to upstream, midstream, downstream operation and integrity management and provides an opportunity to learn about new and existing industry codes and standards, to hear about emerging trends from experts, and to discuss new and existing issues in inspection and AIM technology. 

The API Inspection Summit was designed with you in mind. Our flexible program gives attendees the ability to attend one, two, or all three days, plus the training seminars on Monday before the Summit opens.The API Inspection Summit is the only networking event for inspectors and other inspection support professionals in the industry.

The information shared during this conference includes new and existing technology relevant to inspection, engineering, corrosion, materials and asset integrity management. Interactive sessions will allow you to discuss existing and emerging issues with peers and industry experts. 

As stated by attendees, “The API Inspection Summit is the best inspection related conference in the petroleum industry”.


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Primary Topics


  • Inspector Roles and Responsibilities 
  • Inspection - Programs and Practices
  • Vendor Surveillance and Shop Inspections
  • QA/QC
  • Learning from Incidents 
  • Inspection as applied to:  Pressure Vessels, Piping, PRVs, Storage Tanks, Heaters, Offshore Topsides Equipment, Subsea Systems, Onshore and Subsea Pipelines, Terminals, and onshore and offshore structures.
  • Nondestructive Examination Techniques and Applications
  • Integrity Monitoring
  • Leak Detection 
  • Inspection Careers, Training and Certification
  • Coatings/Linings and Cathodic Protection
  • Welding/Repair
  • Corrosion Control/Mitigation
  • Degradation Mechanisms
  • Materials of Construction 
  • Corrosion Monitoring Methods
Engineering & Analysis:
  • Risk Analysis and Risk Based Inspection (RBI)
  • Engineering Evaluations and Fitness for Service (FFS) Assessments
  • Integrity Operating Windows (IOW)
  • Asset Integrity Management 
  • Equipment Failure Investigations
  • Equipment Repair
  • Codes/Standards/Recommended Practices

Over 100 sessions will be available, including panel discussions with subject matter experts, representing the best and most timely topics in the inspection and asset integrity field. Whether you are an NDE examiner searching for a career path, an API inspector looking to advance your skills or an inspection/reliability engineer desiring a greater understanding of the issues involved with inspection and asset integrity management of today's petroleum and petrochemical operating and production facilities, the API Inspection Summit is THE meeting to attend. These times of process safety emphasis call for a renewed focus on inspection and reliability.

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Sponsorships and Exhibits

The API Inspection Summit invites you to show your support of the inspection industry. There will be three full days of exhibiting opportunities and since attendees have flexible registration opportunities, you will see new faces each day! Different levels of sponsorship's are available to fit any budget. Sponsors and Exhibitor information will be available in June 2014. 

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Hotel Information

Hilton Hotel
5400 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, TX  77551 
Room Rate: $159 – Mention API Group Rate
Reservation Deadline:  January 11, 2015

The San Luis Resort
5222 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, TX  77551 
Room Rate: $169 – Mention API Group Rate 
Reservation Deadline:  January 11, 2015

Holiday Inn
5002 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, TX  77551 
Room Rate: $139 – Mention API Group Rate
Reservation Deadline:  January 11, 2015

Galveston Map

The API Inspection Summit & Expo will be held at the Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, Texas 77551. Galveston is located just 50 miles south of Houston, and offers everything from historical sites to fantastic night spots and restaurants, all with a beach-front atmosphere. Nearby airports include Houston Hobby Airport, a thirty minute drive from Galveston and George Bush International Airport, a 90 minute drive from Galveston. For more information on everything Galveston has to offer, visit www.galveston.com.


We look forward to your participation.  If you have questions, please contact inspectionsummit@api.org

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