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2016 API Tanks, Valves, and Piping Conference & Expo

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When: October 10, 2016 - October 13, 2016

Where: Aria Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

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Call for Presentations

Submissions are due May 9, 2016.

Call for Presentations - Tank Track

Call for Presentation - Valves and Piping Track

Preliminary Program - Available Soon

The 2016 API Tanks, Valves, and Piping Conference & Expo will give attendees an opportunity to learn about new and existing industry codes and standards, and to hear about emerging trends from industry experts. This two-day conference offers over 65 sessions in 3 conference tracks addressing the needs of individuals involved in production systems, pipelines, terminals, refining and chemical manufacturing, and storage facilities. Each day focuses on presentations relevant to upstream, midstream and downstream.

Co-Located with the API Safe Tank Entry Workshop

Schedule at a Glance 

Schedule at a Glance

October 10 October 11  October 12 - 13
API/NFPA Safe Tank Entry Workshop
API Tanks, Valves, and Piping Conference

STI/API Tank Fundamentals Seminar
Tank Track
Valves & Piping Track
Refinery Equipment Track
VMA's Valve & Actuator Basics Course Exhibition

Who Should Attend

  • Tank, and Valves and Piping Professionals
  • Tank owners, managers, or operators
  • Experienced storage tank professionals 
  • Senior tank designer or construction specialist 
  • Representatives of oil and petrochemical refineries, utilities, pipelines, tank cleaning firms, and others interested in confined spaces and safe tank entry
  • Refinery and terminal owners, managers, or operators
  • Senior design or construction specialists
  • Representatives of oil and petrochemical refineries, utilities, pipelines, cleaning firms, inspectors, and others interested in refinery equipment safe operation

Media Sponsors




Past Conference Presentations Include

Tank Track

  • Design Practices for Specialty Storage Asphalt, Sour Water, Caustic and Acid Service
  • Your Tank is Leaking, Now What?
  • Tank Linings: Corrosion Mitigation through Eliminating Coating Failures and Achieving Long Term Cost Benefits
  • Corrosion Protection of Tank Roofs, Fixed and Floating: When to Coat the Top or Bottom?
  • Financial Justification for Covering Petroleum Tanks with Aluminum Domes
  • Floating Roof Integrity and the Use of Continuous Monitors
  • Don't Let the Ground Dictate Tank Capacity
  • Reducing Risk with Helical Pile Foundations
  • These Regs They Are A-Changin'
  • API Tank Standards Update
  • MFL Scanning Additional Options
  • Using Electromagnetic Acoustic Transducer (EMAT) to Inspect Heavy Wall Tank Floors as an Alternative to MFL
  • Corrosion Protection of Shorted Pipe Casings
  • Revisions to API 651, Cathodic Protection of ASTs and NACE RP 0193, External Cathodic Protection of On-Grade Carbon Steel Storage Tank Bottoms

Valves and Piping Track

  • API Fugitive Emissions Valves Standards Update
  • Recommended Installation Procedures for API622 Low Emissions Packing
  • Components of Producing Low E Valves for Better Air Quality
  • B16.34: The Fundamental Guide for Valve Design and Manufacturing
  • Automated Waveform Analysis: Advanced Cathodic Protection Data Processing and Analysis for Corrosion Control Monitoring
  • Codes and Specifications for Mitigating Corporate Risk (Trust but Verify)  
  • Corrosion Protection of Storage Tank Soil Side Bottoms — Vapor Corrosion Inhibitors are NOT the same as Cathodic Protection or Coatings!
  • My Pipes Are Corroding! When Should I Repair? Answers You Need For Maintaining Pipeline Integrity
  • Valve Testing for Reliability
  • Application of Standard Block Valves for Throttling
  • Valve Alignment Tracking Utilizing CAD as the HMI
  • Surge Protection Methods in Pipelines
  • Chemical Welding of Oil and Gas Pipelines to Decrease Downtime and Pressure Reduction
  • Best Practices of a Bolted Joint Integrity Program
  • Improving Pipeline and Valve Reliability: Enhancing Component Performance through Design by Nanolamination
  • Managing Corporate Piping and Valve Requirements through Utilization of Legacy Piping Class Cross-References
  • Stopping Pipeline Leaks without Shutting Down the Operations

Refinery Equipment Track

  • Artic (Remote Location) Inspection of API Compliant Tanks
  • 3D Laser Scanning to Solve Real World Integrity Problems
  • Case Studies of Fitness-for-Service Evaluation of Storage Tanks and Associated Piping and Pipelines
  • Risk Modeling Impacts to Tank Spacing, Fire Protection, and Emergency Response
  • Review of the Puerto Rico Tank Overfill Accident
  • Challenges of Sunken Floating Roofs and Cleaning
  • Tank Trivia Las Vegas 2015: Test Your AST Knowledge
  • Floating Roof Problems and Solutions
  • Pipe Support Inspections
  • Inspection of Plant Piping Using EMAT Technology
  • More Precise Hydro-Static Test Evaluation of High Pressure Petroleum Pipelines Using Automated Data Collection Techniques
  • Compelling Arguments for Automation in Hydrostatic Testing: Impacts on Product Development, Production, Reliability and Service
  • Life Cycle Assessment of Large Refrigerated and Cryogenic Storage Tanks
  • Anticorrosion on Aboveground Tanks and Piping
  • Mixing in Large Aboveground Storage Tanks

API Safe Tank Entry Workshop: October 10 - 11, 2016

Attendees learn the basics of ensuring safe tank entry and maintenance.

Topics Cover

  • Tank decommissioning, isolation, degassing, safe tank entry, cleaning, return to service, and associated work
  • An understanding of atmospheric monitoring, with instruction in the operation, calibration, and maintenance of field instruments that sample and analyze levels of oxygen, gases, and vapors.
  • Attendees have the chance to calibrate and use the instruments

NFPA will award 0.7 Continuing Education Units for each day of instruction.

US EPA Courses: October 11, 2016

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) will host two half day presentations on October 11:

Preliminary Program - FRP Course

Preliminary Program - SPCC Course

  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM: USEPA Facility Response Plan (FRP) Course
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM: USEPA SPCC Course

Mark Howard, US EPA OEM will discuss the inspector guidance for the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations (40 CFR part 112). Troy Swackhammer, US EPA OEM will discuss plan requirements for facilities covered by EPA's Facility Response Plan (FRP) regulation (40 CFR part 112). The USEPA will provide an overview of the SPCC guidance and FRP regulations along with examples and explanations helpful in understanding and applying the regulations and amendments. USEPA encourages interested parties to attend, including regulated facilities, SPCC/FRP consultants/planners, and any other persons involved with SPCC and/or FRP complicance. Conference registration required to attend.

API/STI-SPFA Storage Tank Fundamental Course: October 11, 2016

This course is designed for inspectors, engineers, managers, and regulators who wish to increase their knowledge of storage tank facilities. 

Tentative course topics include:
  • Important Regulations – Environmental, Fire Codes, OSHA
  • How to Use Tank Standards
  • Field erected tanks – API 650, including frangible roof design
  • Oil production tanks – API 12F and 12D
  • Shop-fabricated tanks – UL 142 and 2085
  • Foundations and Seismic Design
  • Tank Construction, including steel grades – why would you use something other than A36?
  • Safety
  • Roof designs
  • Measurement and gauging
  • Overfill prevention
  • Inlet diffusers and sumps Inspection and Maintenance

Exhibitor Application

Exhibitor Floorplan

Exhibitor Registration

Additional Exhibitors can register here.

Deadline for registering your additional staff: 5:00 PM EST, September 23rd. After this date additional exhibitors must register onsite. Please identify your exhibit staff early! 

Note: Use this link to register only after your companies Sponsor/Exhibitor application has been accepted. The registration fee is $395. To be eligible for this rate, the additional Sponsor/Exhibitor must be a direct employee of exhibiting or sponsoring company. This fee includes full conference registration, including admission to all conference sessions October 12-13, exhibit area, and receptions. Registration badges are not interchangeable; swapping or sharing of badges is not allowed.

Exhibitor Schedule at a Glance

October 10, 2016 
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Exhibitor Set-Up: Booths 100-312
October 11, 2016
6:30 am - 7:30 am Exhibitor Set-Up: Booths 100-312
7:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration Services Open
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Exhibitor Set-Up: All Remaining Booths
October 12, 2016 
7:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration Services Open
6:30 am - 7:30 am Exhibitor Set-Up: All Remaining Booths
7:30 am - 6:00 pm Expo Open
October 13, 2016 
7:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration Services Open
7:30 am - 3:45 pm Expo Open
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Closing Reception
Optional to Exhibit

Exhibit Booth Information

Freeman Exhibitor Kit and Additional Services Order Form - Available August 30

New discount order deadline: September 28, 2016

Freeman Online link - Available August 30

Exhibitors are responsible for providing their own AV. Electricity will be provided to all exhibitors, as well as free WiFi.

To order additional AV services, please contact Nate Box with PSAV at 702-739-5541 or

Each exhibitor will be provided a draped 10’ x 8' exhibit booth. Each booth includes two chairs and a garbage can. A company sign will be provided above your booth. One electrical outlet will be provided at no charge, as well as complimentary WiFi. Note: Set up outside of the set up times listed above is strictly forbidden. No exhibitor badges or materials will be distributed outside of these times.

Conference App

There are no lead retrieval services provided at this event, although the free conference app will have a QR code reader that will read and import the contact information from the QR code printed on the attendees badges. This is free!

Once Installed, you'll have instant access to awesome features, like:

  • The full event schedule
  • The conference attendee list
  • Detailed info about speakers, moderators, and sponsors
  • The exhibitor list
  • Attendee Messaging
  • Social Sharing using #APITVP
  • A QR Scanner to read attendee badges

Exhibitor Regulations

  • All booth activities must take place within the confines of the assigned booth space.
  • Booth activities deemed too disruptive may be discontinued at Show Management's discretion.
  • All promotional activities and distribution of literature must take place within the confines of the assigned booth. Distribution outside of the confines of the booth, including all API and Aria Hotel public areas is strictly prohibited.
  • If a booth noise level is particularly disturbing or disruptive, Show Management will direct that the noise be turned down.
  • All speakers must face inward and not out towards the aisles or neighboring Exhibits. Exhibitors found in non-compliance, will be required to modify the direction of the speakers to a more suitable position.
  • No element can impede the aisles; All demonstrations must take place within the confines of the assigned booth space.
  • A maximum height of eight feet is allowed only in the rear half of the booth space, with a four foot height restriction on all materials (product or equipment) in the front half of the booth.
  • All booths should be designed in such a way so as to eliminate line of sight obstructions from one exhibit to the next.
  • Delivery or removal of any portion of an exhibit will not be permitted during exhibit hours

Floor plan

Exhibitor Booth Number
Young EnergyServe 100
RMF 200
Midwest Steel 205
Atlas Tank 208
Tarsco 299
Consolidated Fabrication & Constructors
Superior Tank 302 
ATEC Steel 305
Allentech 307
Matrix Service 310
Zerust Oil & Gas 312
CB&I 314
Willbros  399 
CST Industries 400
DJA Inspection Services 401
Emerson Rosemount Tank Gauging 402
CraneChem Pharma & Energy
Sherwin Williams 404
TCI Services 405
Cyntech 406
Mesa ETP 407
Hayward Baker 408
Mixer Technologies 409
Veolia North America 410
Sweat Energy Services 411
MISTRAS Group 412
Zwick Valves 413
DeBusk Services Group
Bechtel 499
HMT 500
MFE Enterprises 502
Diakont 503
Pasadena Tank Corporation 504
BS&B Safety Systems 505
MTS Systems - Sensors Division 506
Paso Robles Tank - Brown-Minneapolis Tank 507
Patriot Environmental Services  508
Team Industrial Services 510
A.R. Watson 511 
Fisher Tank Company 512
Atmos International 513
Denso North America  514 
Hempel 599
Matrix Applied Technologies 600
Worldwide Oilfield Machine 605
Inserv 608
Flexitallic 609
Silverwing 611 
Amerapex 613

Co-Sponsored By


Opportunity  Availability Sponsor
Conference Bag with Logo + Booth SOLD HMT
Conference Lanyard with Logo + Booth SOLD RMF
Conference T-Shirt + Booth SOLD CST Industries
Conference App + Booth SOLD Atlas Tank
Conference WIFI + Booth SOLD Allentech
Conference Program SOLD  Amerapex 
Tank Safe Entry Workshop: Oct. 10 - Luncheon + Booth SOLD Consolidated Fabrication & Constructors
Tank Safe Entry Workshop + Courses: Oct. 11 - Luncheon + Booth SOLD Tarsco
Tank, Valves, and Piping Conference: Oct.12 - Luncheon + Booth SOLD CB&I
Tank, Valves, and Piping Conference: Oct. 12 - Networking Reception + Booth SOLD Willbros
Tank, Valves, and Piping Conference: Oct. 13 - Luncheon + Booth SOLD Bechtel
Tank, Valves, and Piping Conference: Oct. 13 - Networking Reception + Booth SOLD Atmos International
Aria Hotel
3730 S. Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada
Online Reservations
Call: 866-359-7757
Room Rate: $209; Mention API Group Rate
Reservation Deadline: September 15, 2016 or until room block is sold out

Avoid Housing Scams

Note: API has not contracted with any third party for hotel arrangements and will not call or email you directly to make housing arrangements on your behalf.

Should you receive a call or email from a third-party provider, please collect as much information as you can and let us know immediately. “Room Poachers” have been known to act as representatives of API, or authorized providers of API, to offer room discounts or alternative accommodations to our attendees – often to the attendee’s detriment. These companies are not affiliated with API, and reservations made through these companies for our meeting cannot be guaranteed.

How It Works

This deceptive practice (called “room poaching”) is carried out by third‐party companies that act as travel agencies, wholesalers, or even API to solicit registrants for room reservations. The poacher might inform registrants that the hotel room block is “sold out,” and that if you do not book with them immediately, you may not get a room. Room poachers make it more difficult for us to meet our room block commitments, and expose us to penalties and increased room rates for our events. Room poachers often don’t deliver on promises to customers. When customers arrive, reservations are non‐existent or the hotels are not conveniently located. Sometimes the rooms have been cancelled and hefty cancellation fees have been placed on the customer’s credit card.

Don’t Be Deceived

If you are contacted by anyone asking if you need a room for the API Conference, please get as much information as you can (their name, company name, phone number, etc.) and pass it along to Always make your room reservation directly with the information provided by API or a trusted source.

API will use all legal means possible to prevent these groups from operating.

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