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2017 API/AFPM Spring Operating Practices Symposium

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When: May 10, 2017

Where:Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada

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Be sure to participate in the upcoming API/AFPM Operating Practices Symposium, which is jointly sponsored by the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM). This uniquely important event is an industry-wide forum held semi-annually (in the spring and fall) for the exchange of information on safe operating procedures and sharing of "best practices" within refineries and petrochemical plants.

The full-day program includes various technical presentations highlighting the lessons learned from facility incidents or near misses, discussions on accident avoidance in operating plants, and overviews of recurring themes in our industry.

API and AFPM are joint hosts of the Operating Practices Symposium to spread industry lessons learned to a wide audience. Don’t miss this opportunity to obtain information, first-hand, that is essential to your company’s success.

Check out our Refining and Equipment Standards meeting.


Program Topics

  • Heat Exchanger Incident at Anacortes Refinery
  • Frozen RV inlet line
  • Explosion at Salt Lake City Refinery
  • Crude Unit Steam Leak Turned Into Fire
  • Toolbox #1 - CHS Graphite Gasket Issues
  • Toolbox #2 - Pyrophoric Fire in Knock Out Pot Vessel
  • Analyzer Explosion
  • 2016 Beaumont Chemical Plant Cooling Tower Collapse
  • Caustic Truck Incident at Detroit Refinery
  • Toolbox #3 - Small Bore Piping Vibration Failures (w/ short video)
  • Toolbox #4 - "Making It Easier to do the Right Thing"
  • Report on the ExxonMobil FCC/ESP Incident at Torrance Refinery
  • Lifting and Rigging Lessons-Learned from a Compendium of Incidents
  • Power Failure Causes Problems for SIS & Subsequent Unit Impacts
  • Toolbox #5 - Blinding Issues on HF Alky Unit at Mandan Refinery
  • Toolbox #6 - Test/Isolation Plug Blowout
  • Vertical Piping Dead-Leg Incidents
  • 2016 Baton Rouge Alky Incident
  • Injectable Clamp - Internal Approval Process
  • Hydrocracker Check Valve Leak at Robinson Refinery
  • Furnace Bogging Lessons-Learned from a Compendium of Incidents
  • Threaded Connections in Hydrocarbon Service - Removal & Replacement

Questions?

API/AFPM Operating Practices Symposium: Ron Chittim, 202-682-8176 or chittim@api.org
Logistical Information: Arnetta Smith, 202-682-8149 or smitha@api.org
Registration: Brittany Morrow, 202-682-8195 or registrar@api.org
AFPM Membership: 202-457-0480

Participation Criteria

Symposium attendees don’t have to be members of API or AFPM. However, the symposium is open only to representatives of refining and petrochemical operating companies.

Symposium participants are those responsible for gathering incident/near miss information and disseminating lessons-learned within their companies. API and AFPM will answer any questions about registrants not meeting the Participation Criteria. In such a case, the person registering will be contacted to confirm that the Participation Criteria are met.


Program Topics

  • Heat Exchanger Incident at Anacortes Refinery
  • Frozen RV inlet line
  • Explosion at Salt Lake City Refinery
  • Crude Unit Steam Leak Turned Into Fire
  • Toolbox #1 - CHS Graphite Gasket Issues
  • Toolbox #2 - Pyrophoric Fire in Knock Out Pot Vessel
  • Analyzer Explosion
  • 2016 Beaumont Chemical Plant Cooling Tower Collapse
  • Caustic Truck Incident at Detroit Refinery
  • Toolbox #3 - Small Bore Piping Vibration Failures (w/ short video)
  • Toolbox #4 - "Making It Easier to do the Right Thing"
  • Report on the ExxonMobil FCC/ESP Incident at Torrance Refinery
  • Lifting and Rigging Lessons-Learned from a Compendium of Incidents
  • Power Failure Causes Problems for SIS & Subsequent Unit Impacts
  • Toolbox #5 - Blinding Issues on HF Alky Unit at Mandan Refinery
  • Toolbox #6 - Test/Isolation Plug Blowout
  • Vertical Piping Dead-Leg Incidents
  • 2016 Baton Rouge Alky Incident
  • Injectable Clamp - Internal Approval Process
  • Hydrocracker Check Valve Leak at Robinson Refinery
  • Furnace Bogging Lessons-Learned from a Compendium of Incidents
  • Threaded Connections in Hydrocarbon Service - Removal & Replacement

Who Should Attend

Those who benefit most include vice presidents, senior managers, and their representatives from refining/petrochemical companies. Others who will find great value by participating are managers responsible for plant operations and maintenance – as well as "best practice" team leaders and PSM/safety experts.


Future Meetings

2017 Fall API/AFPM Operating Practices Symposium
November 15, 2017
Hyatt Regency Dallas
Dallas, Texas

2018 Spring API/AFPM Operating Practices Symposium
TBD

2018 Fall API/AFPM Operating Practices Symposium
November 14, 2018
Hyatt Regency Orlando
Orlando, Florida

Caesars Palace Las Vegas
3570 Las Vegas Boulevard, South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
Online Reservations
Call: 702-731-7110
Group Reference: When making reservations, you may mention the American Petroleum Institute or use the API Group Code SCAPI7, to receive the group rate.
Room Rate: Mention API Group Rate - $269 single/double occupancy
Reservation Deadline: April 12, 2017 or until room block is sold out. After this date, reservations will be accepted at the group room rate on a space available basis only.