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2021 API Storage Tank Conference and Expo

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When: October 11, 2021 - October 14, 2021

Where: Grand Hyatt Nashville, Nashville, Tennessee

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2021 Call for Presentations - Submission Deadline: June 11, 2021

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Conference Program - Available Soon

The API Storage Tank Conference has been an annual event since 1995. It is considered the premier, high-level meeting of storage tank professionals, and has a loyal and dedicated attendee base.

This conference is volunteer driven, both at the planning committee and speaker level. We consistently produce a compelling conference program, with a focus on safety, best practices, and innovation. In addition, the conference provides an opportunity for attendees to earn PDH (Professional Development Hours), maintaining their certifications and required hours. The conference also provides the opportunity for networking and idea exchange, with our dedicated sponsors and exhibitors sharing their latest products and services.

Schedule at a Glance 

October 11 October 12 October 13-14
API Safe Tank Entry Workshop API Safe Tank Entry Workshop API Storage Tank Conference 
(8 AM - 12 PM)
API/STI-SPFA Repair, Inspection, Modification, and
Upgrade of Field Erected Storage Tanks Course 
(8 AM - 5 PM)
(1 PM - 5PM)

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


Conference Program - Available Soon

14 PDH (Professional Development Hours) will be provided for Conference attendance.

Join us this October. Because when people get together, things get done.

Past Conference Presentations Included:

  • Keynote: US Energy Markets – Key Trends and Outlook – API Chief Economist
  • Tank NATECH and Storm Modelling
  • Considerations for Tank Jacking and Moving
  • Safety Considerations for Ammonia Storage Tanks
  • Have the Right Venting Capacity? Looking at the Latest API 2000 Testing
  • Insulation Technology Overview
  • How A Series of Devastating Earthquakes in New Zealand Has Put the Spotlight on the US Approach to Constructing Liquid Storage Tanks
  • What Exactly Are PHMSA Requirements For A Breakout Tank?
  • Existing, Emerging and Eventual Technology; What do Tank Owners need or want?
  • 2202 Lean Duplex Stainless Steel for Storage Tanks
  • A Review and Comparison of the STI SP001 and the API 653 AST Inspection Methods
  • Updates to API-2350 Standard (Edition 5) for Overfill Prevention of Atmospheric Storage Tanks
  • Why Do We Keep Blowing Things Up?
  • Tank Coatings Failure: Lessons Learned from the DoD
  • Challenges of meetings technical code and OSH requirements in remote and Arctic Environments
  • Comparison of VCI and CP Performance Using Floor Scan Data from Several 10-Year Old AST Floors
  • Maximizing Service Life of Protective Coatings and Linings in Petroleum Storage Tanks by utilizing a Comprehensive  QA/QC Program
  • Appendix U, How Does it Really Apply?Robotic Inspections

API Safe Tank Entry Workshop: October 11-12, 2021

Workshop Program

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

Topics Covered

  • 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, 2021

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

  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST: US-EPA Facility Response Plan (FRP) Course
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM CST: US-EPA 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 Repair, Inspection, Modification, and Upgrade of Field Erected Storage Tanks Course: October 12, 2021

Workshop Program

The course is designed for operators, inspectors, and engineers who wish to increase their knowledge of field-erected tanks.  Topics include considerations for locating and constructing tanks, corrosion protection and inspection of coatings, use of the API 650 Data Sheet and preparing an RFQ, and tank repairs and modifications.

7 PDH (Professional Development Hours) will be provided for course attendance. 

Course topics include:

  • Consideration for Locating Tanks
  • Fundamentals of the Construction of Tanks
  • Corrosion Protection
  • API 650 Tank Data Sheet Details
  • Tank Construction
  • Coating Application and Inspections
  • Requests for Proposals
  • Tank Repairs and Modifications Overview

2021 Storage Tank Conference Exhibitors

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Grand Hyatt Nashville
1000 Broadway
Nashville, TN 73203
Phone: 615-622-1234

Online reservations

Room Rate: $279 single/double
Mention the 2021 API Storage Tank Conference, to receive the API group rate.

Reservations questions? If you need personal assistance, please call 1-800-233-1234 (central reservations). You may also call the hotel directly at 615-622-1234 and ask for in-house reservations if you have difficulty making online reservations or have specific questions.

Reservations Deadline: Friday, September 17, 2021 by 5:00 pm, CT,
After this date and time, reservations will be accepted on a space and room type availability basis and at the hotel's best rate available.

Room Guarantee and Reservation Cancellation: A credit card guarantee is required to confirm and hold each 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 the card will be charged for the first night’s room rate. Hotel is responsible for informing guests of this requirement. API assumes no responsibility.

Hyatt Hotels is committed to the safety and wellbeing of its guests. Review Hyatt Hotels Global Care and Cleanliness Commitment for details.

Monitor the website for the Grand Hyatt Nashville or contact them directly for ongoing and updated details.

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.