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2020 Fall Refining and Equipment Standards Meeting

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When: November 09, 2020 - November 20, 2020

Where: API Virtual Event

Open for Registration Details

Preliminary Program

The 2020 Fall Refining and Equipment (CRE) Standards Meeting is being presented as a fully, virtual format, and will be open to anyone who wishes to participate. These virtual meetings will be held over a two-week period, November 9-13, 2020, and November 16-20, 2020. See program schedule for details.

Reason for Attending

Although CRE is being held virtually, this remains an invaluable opportunity to be a part of how the U.S. petroleum industry develops and maintains state-of-the-art standards. Here are just some of the benefits of participation:

  • 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

Fall API/AFPM Operating Practices Symposium

November 17-18, 2020, Virtual Event
If you plan to attend the Operating Practices Symposium, your company must qualify as a refining and petrochemical operating company.  If you meet this qualification, complete this form and return it to the API Registrar at by November 6, 2020. Note: You must be registered and paid to attend the Fall Refining and Equipment Standards Meeting to receive complimentary registration for the Operating Practices Symposium.


Registration (attendees, sponsors, or exhibitors): Brittany Ellis, 202-682-8195, or Michael Viola, 202-682-8193 both at
Logistics: Arnetta Smith, 202-682-8149,

CRE Committee Information: Kierra Beliveau, 202-682-8565,
API Membership Status: Lillie Saunders, 202-682-8475,

Preliminary 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

Sponsor an Attendee

Share your standards expertise with the next generation of oil and natural gas professionals by providing a complimentary registration to a new participant from your company. The cost is complimentary, and your sponsored attendee is welcomed to participate in all 2020 API virtual Standards meetings.

Complimentary registration is limited to first-time attendees only. Those persons must be sponsored by a prior, API standards meeting participant from your same company. This person must be registered in your registration record at the time you enter your own registration. You may only register two sponsored attendees.

API is pleased to offer virtual sponsor and exhibit opportunities.

Deadline for Submitting Sponsorship and Exhibitor Applications: October 16, 2020.

Sponsors and Exhibitors: Apply for virtual sponsorship items and exhibit booths by completing your application and confirming the terms and conditions online here. If you have questions during this process, please contact the Registrar at or 202-682-8195 or 202-682-8193.

Upon receipt of your application, you will be contacted by the API Registrar to confirm your application, method of payment, and the names of your complimentary registrants. Your information will be provided to PSAV’s Technical Support Team who will contact you directly for virtual booth setup.

Full Payment must be received by API on or before October 23, 2020. Payment must be finalized before you are granted access to your virtual exhibit booth.

Sponsor and Exhibitor Benefits and Opportunities

Virtual Sponsor and Exhibitor Benefits

All sponsorships and exhibits include the following:
  • A dedicated page for your Virtual Exhibit Booth, featuring your corporate logo, link to your corporate website, and introductory paragraph
  • 2 complimentary registrations (only with sponsorships and booths $1,500 and up)
  • Ability to include an embedded video, marketing collateral, and external links on your dedicated page (not included with Silver and Gold)
  • Individual Contact Form (not included with Bronze)
  • Meeting Scheduler (not included with Silver and Bronze)
  • Your Company Listed on API Website
  • Dedicated Technical Support Team for Setup and Execution
  • Private Virtual Meeting and Other Optional Services (Additional Cost)

Virtual Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities

Opportunity  Cost  
Virtual Meeting Home Page Sponsorship (2 available)
Receive the listed benefits PLUS your logo featured on
the conference home page.
Agenda Page Sponsor (1 available)
Receive the listed benefits PLUS your corporate logo and
link to your website featured on the session page.

Exhibit Hall Page Sponsor (1 available)
November 9-11, 2020 and November 16-18, 2020
Receive the listed benefits PLUS your corporate logo and
link to your website featured on the session page.
Virtual Exhibit Booth
(See Virtual Sponsor and Exhibitor Information Packet for details and a demo for each category.)
 Platinum  $2,500  
 Gold  $1,500  
 Silver  $1,000  
 Bronze  $500  

Virtual Sponsor and Exhibitor Information Packet

Download the information packet for details about sponsor and exhibitor virtual booth elements and pricing for optional services.  The option to view a booth demo is included.

2020 Sponsors

2020 Exhibitors


Refractory Construction Services


Scenic Precise Elements Inc.


International Standard Valve