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2019 Fall Refining and Equipment Standards Meeting

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When: November 18, 2019 - November 21, 2019

Where: Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia

Open for Registration Details

Preliminary Conference Program

The informative program will include:

  • A Welcome Breakfast and General Session
  • A Vast Array of Technical Standards Committee Meetings covering Refining and Chemical Process Equipment
  • API/AFPM Operating Practices Symposium (Open to Refining and Petrochemical Operating Companies Only)
  • Monday Networking Reception, including Sponsor Tabletop Exhibits

Media Sponsors



Registration: 202-682-8195, 202-682-8194 or
Refining Standards Committees:
David Miller, 202-682-8159 or; Stephen Crimaudo, 202-682-8151 or 
Refining Subcommittee & API/AFPM Operating Practices Symposium: Ron Chittim, 202-682-8176 or
Logistical Information: Arnetta Smith, 202-682-8149 or

Preliminary Conference Program

The Committee on Refinery Equipment, CRE, is responsible for ~160 standards that form the basis of the API Individual Certification (ICP) and Process Safety Site Assessment (PSSAP) Program. The technical subcommittees that report to the CRE are:

  • Subcommittee on Heat Transfer Equipment
  • Subcommittee on Mechanical Equipment
  • Subcommittee on Piping & Valves
  • Subcommittee on Aboveground Storage Tanks
  • Subcommittee on Electrical Equipment
  • Subcommittee on Pressure Relieving Systems
  • Subcommittee on Instrument & Control Systems
  • Subcommittee on Refractory Materials
  • Subcommittee on Inspection & Mechanical Integrity
  • Subcommittee on Corrosion & Materials
  • Technical Data Committee – Petroleum Refining

*As not all subcommittees meet at each meeting please be sure and check the online program to verify which subcommittees are meeting at this conference.

Who Should Attend

Industry professionals in the refining and petrochemical industries such as:

  • Operations and engineering managers
  • Process unit engineers and specialists
  • Refinery equipment specialists

Reason for Attending

  • Have access to technical committee meetings covering API standards
  • Learn about the latest research and development on refining process equipment, including future R&D efforts
  • Obtain the latest information from industry suppliers by visiting their tabletop exhibits.
  • Make contacts with your colleagues and establish new business connections.

Sponsor an Attendee

Share your standards expertise with the next generation of oil and natural gas professionals by providing a complimentary registration. The cost is free and your sponsored attendee is welcomed at all 2019 API Standards meetings.

Complimentary registration is limited to first-time attendees only. Those persons must be sponsored, and accompanied, by a prior API standards meeting participant from the same company. Pre-registration is required. All hotel and travel expenses are the responsibility of the participant/attendee. You may only register two sponsored attendees, and on-site registration cannot be accepted for them.

Future Meetings

Check the Calendar of Events for updated information on future meetings

Sponsor Application and Agreement

Exhibitor Application and Agreement

Email application and agreement to or fax to 202-682-8222. 

Application Deadline: October 14, 2019

Artwork Deadline: October 14, 2019


Opportunity  Cost Availability Sponsor
Monday Breakfast / General Session $3,500 5 Available
Coffee / Refreshment Breaks $3,000 5 Available
Monday Networking Break $2,500 Available
Tuesday Networking Break $2,500 Available
Welcome Reception $5,000 5 Available
API Meeting App $6,500 Available
Lanyards $5,500 Sold Emerson
Registration Bags (Sponsorship may be shared by 2 companies) $7,500 Available
Meeting WiFi
$5,000 Available
Mobile Device Power Banks $8,000 Available


API Learning


BASF Construction Chemicals

Becht Engineering Company

Cleaver-Brooks, Inc.

Dynamics Scientific Production Center USA, Inc.

Emerson - Rosemount Tank Gauging


Groome Industrial Services Group

HarbisonWalker International

Ingersoll Rand

InServ Tank Services



Nationwide Boiler Inc.

Operational Sustainability, LLC


Refractory Construction Services, Co., LLC

Stress Engineering Services, Inc.

Umicore Catalyst USA LLC.

Vector Systems, Inc.



Spouse/Guest Activities

  • Monday, November 18, 2019: Atlanta City Tour
  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019: Ruby Falls, TN Day Trip

Spouse/Guest Program 

Spouse/Guest Fees

To register a spouse/guest, for method of payment inquiries, and/or split payment inquiries, please contact Brittany Ellis at 202-682-8195 or

Deadline: November 4, 2019

Substitutions, Cancellations and Refunds: Substitutions may be made at any time by written request. Cancellations and requests for refunds must be made in writing and received by November 11, 2019. A $100 cancellation fee will be applied. No refunds will be granted after November 11, 2019.

Since the spouse/guest fee fully covers the cost of each activity, no refunds will be granted after November 11, 2019. After November 11, 2019, spouse/guest refunds will be granted only if another participant pays the fee to fill the slot for the cancelled activity. The refund will be made in that case within two weeks following the end of the meeting.

  By November 4
Spouse/Guest Breakfast and Activities - 2 Days $316
Spouse/Guest Breakfast Only - 2 Days $100
Spouse/Guest Breakfast and Activity - 1 Day  $158 
Spouse/Guest Breakfast Only - 1 Day  $50

Guidelines for Participation

  • On-site registration will be based on availability only and cannot be guaranteed.
  • The order and type of the activities listed are subject to change. Notification will be given.
  • A spouse/guest refers to a spouse or personal friend, not a business associate or staff colleague. The spouse/guest registration fee may not be applied to anyone who wishes to attend meetings.
  • All participants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Before participation can begin, the spouse will be asked to sign a general waiver of liability.


Christy Howard, Christy Hill Events, Inc at or Arnetta Smith at

Hyatt Regency Atlanta
265 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Online Reservations

Room Rate: $209 single/double occupancy
Mention Group Code G-APIB (API Fall Refining Meeting), to receive the API group rate.

Reservations questions? If you need additional assistance, please call 800-233-1234 (central reservations). You may also call the hotel directly at 404-577-1234 and ask for in-house reservations.

Reservations Deadline: October 27, 2019 by 5:00 pm local time at the hotel or until room block is sold out. After this date and time, reservations will be accepted at the group room rate on a space available basis only, or at the hotel's best rate available.

Room Guarantee and Reservation Cancellation: A credit card guarantee is required to confirm and hold your reservation. Cancellations must be received by the hotel at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to arrival, and a cancellation number must be obtained, or your credit card will be charged for the first night’s room rate.

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.

Please contact with any questions.