October 13-14 2021 | Houston, Texas | George R. Brown Convention Center

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October 13, 2021
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October 14, 2021
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Downstream Emerging Technologies

Format: Presentations 

Speakers:

Matt Hartfiel

Matt Hartfiel
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MRC Global

Downstream ISO - 5115 Implementation

ISO - 5115 Implementation

Speakers:

Henk Hinssen

Henk Hinssen
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iHandl Engineering

Downstream Maintenance/Valve Failure Mitigation

Maximize reliability with modern, data-driven shutdown planning– Todd Harrison, Neles 

Other speakers TBD

Speakers:

Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson
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United Valve

Downstream Valve Selection

Valve selection follows a similar strategy in any segment. One will always need to understand process conditions and the role the valve will be playing in the installation. Having said that, a professional used to specify valves for upstream is not automatically qualified to do the same in mid or downstream. This is because each segment has particularities and challenges that only experienced professionals can fully grasp. In these three panels, experienced professionals from each segment will share their experiences and help newcomers understand the many layers of knowledge required to do proper valve selection, such as standards, materials, supplementary requirements, and fugitive emissions.

Speakers:

Luke Chou

Luke Chou
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Sunbelt

Fugitive Emissions Emerging Technologies

Format: Presentations

Speakers:

Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson
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United Valve

Fugitive Emissions ESG

Investors worldwide are becoming more and more concerned about the sustainability and environmental footprint of the companies they put their money on. A common acronym related to this is Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), a set of standards covering different areas that gauge how attractive a company might be for socially conscious investors. Join this panel to learn more about ESG and how this can lead to more funding for your business.

Speakers:

Tim Goedeker

Tim Goedeker
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Phillips66

Fugitive Emissions Monitoring and Testing

Keeping track of fugitive emissions in a plant with thousands of components to be monitored is a daunting task. The team leading the effort has to coordinate tasks within several departments and also keep a constant tab on upcoming legislation. Join this presentation to learn the latest technologies in monitoring and testing of valves to achieve success in your program.

Speakers:

Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson
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United Valve

Fugitive Emissions Strategies to Minimize Fugitive Emissions

Complying with fugitive emissions regulations requires a tremendous amount of effort. For such end, different companies employ different approaches. For example, some might invest more on technology, some might rely in maintenance procedures. In this presentation, examples of real strategies will be shared, covering how controlling fugitive emissions might use extraordinary solutions.

Speakers:

Rodney Roth

Rodney Roth
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RFS Compliance Solutions

KEYNOTE: Chairman's Welcome

Chairman's Welcome

Speakers:

Dan DeVine

Dan DeVine
Independent Contractor
Midland Engineering

KEYNOTE: EPA Update & Environmental Technological Advancements

EPA Update & Environmental Technological Advancements

Speakers:

Tim Goedeker

Tim Goedeker
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Phillips66

KEYNOTE: Industrial Revolution 2.0 - Renewable Energy - ESG

Industrial Revolution 2.0 - Renewable Energy - ESG

Speakers:

Tim Goedeker

Tim Goedeker
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Phillips66

KEYNOTE: TBD

Keynote 2

Speakers:

Rob Saltiel

Rob Saltiel
CEO
MRC Global

Midstream Actuation & Automation

 Panelists:

Speakers:

Matt Hartfiel

Matt Hartfiel
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MRC Global

Midstream Emerging Technologies

Format: Presentations

Speakers:

Sam Davis

Sam Davis
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RFS Compliance Solutions

Midstream Pipeline Valves & Large Components

Pipelines often employ valve sizes above what many industries consider large. When dealing with these over-sized valves, many of the common solutions employed for designing, fabrication, transportation, installation, and operation might be significantly different from their “regular” sized counterparts. In this presentation, some of the challenges regularly encountered in large pipeline valves will be discussed.

Format: Panel/Presentations- Claire Dwyer, Fluor - Other presenters TBD

Speakers:

Gilbert Alonzo

Gilbert Alonzo
Consultant
Consultant

Midstream Valve Selection

API 6D is currently undergoing a major revision from current 24th Edition to the 25th Edition, which is expected to publish late 2021. The next phase of comment resolution meetings is set for early August, after which the 25th Ed. will be done with revision, and ready to turn over to API for publication. This session will include a presentation of the changes, and a panel of API 6D Task Group Members will discuss/explain the differences, why changes were made, what to do to conform to the new/different requirements, etc.

Speakers:

Ed Edgar

Ed Edgar
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Cameron

Spanish - Design, Maintenance & Installation

A Spanish Language Session will be available throughout both days of the event, for the Spanish speaking community

Speakers:

Chance Russo

Chance Russo
Director of Sales & Projects
Sesto Valves

Spanish - Emerging Technologies

  Format: Product Presentations

Speakers:

Chance Russo

Chance Russo
Director of Sales & Projects
Sesto Valves

Spanish - Emissions Fugititvas

A Spanish Language Session will be available throughout both days of the event, for the Spanish speaking community.

Speakers:

Chance Russo

Chance Russo
Director of Sales & Projects
Sesto Valves

Spanish - Selección de Válvulas

A Spanish Language Session will be available throughout both days of the event, for the Spanish speaking community.

Speakers:

Chance Russo

Chance Russo
Director of Sales & Projects
Sesto Valves

Upstream Emerging Technologies

Format: Presentations

Speakers:

TBD

TBD
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TBD

Upstream IOGP

The IOGP (International Association of Oil and Gas Producers) has among its members some of the major oil companies in the world. All of these companies had internal requirements to be used in conjunction with design standards when purchasing industrial valves. All of these different requirements were harmonized in a set of publications to be adopted by all members. In this presentation, two of these new documents will be explored:

SPECIFICATION S-562, Supplementary Requirements to API Spec 6D – Ball Valves 

SPECIFICATION S-611, Supplementary Requirements to API 600 Steel Gate Valves and to API 603 CRA Gate Valves

Speakers:

TBD

TBD
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TBD

Upstream IOGP Panel

 Format: Panel Discussion - Luke Chou, SunbeltTrace Scriver, ExxonMobilOther panelists TBD

Speakers:

TBD

TBD
-
TBD

Upstream Valve Selection

Valve selection follows a similar strategy in any segment. One will always need to understand process conditions and the role the valve will be playing in the installation. Having said that, a professional used to specify valves for upstream is not automatically qualified to do the same in mid or downstream. This is because each segment has particularities and challenges that only experienced professionals can fully grasp. In these three panels, experienced professionals from each segment will share their experiences and help newcomers understand the many layers of knowledge required to do proper valve selection, such as standards, materials, supplementary requirements, and fugitive emissions.

Speakers:

Greg Peterson

Greg Peterson
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MRzc Global

Workshop Best Practices & Lessons Learned

This session will have several industry experts discuss common issues experienced with installation, operation, and maintenance of their given product lines, and how to combat these problems. Real-world examples of application failures will be explored, the effects, and the lessons learned from them.

Speakers:

Dan DeVine

Dan DeVine
Independent Contractor
Midland Engineering

Euthymios Euthymiou

Euthymios Euthymiou
Independent Consultant
Independent Consultant

Workshop Fit for the Application Control Valve Approach

This workshop addresses the various challenges end users traditionally face during commissioning, start-up, and normal operations due to a less than adequate (LTA) control valve sizing and selection process. We will focus on the innovative approach to drastically improving the control valve sizing and selection process, called CAT Consult.

Speakers:

Euthymios Euthymiou

Euthymios Euthymiou
Independent Consultant
Independent Consultant

Rodney Roth

Rodney Roth
-
RFS Compliance Solutions

Kerry Millen

Kerry Millen
Piping Engineer
SPED

Workshop Supply Chain

This workshop addresses the various challenges valve manufacturers, distributors and repair facilities have faced when trying to get on a customer’s Approved Manufacturers List (AML), and an Approved Suppliers List (ASL). We will explore the multiple benefits of having a strong customer/supplier relationship.

Speakers:

Chance Russo

Chance Russo
Director of Sales & Projects
Sesto Valves

Gilbert Alonzo

Gilbert Alonzo
Consultant
Consultant

Dan DeVine

Dan DeVine
Independent Contractor
Midland Engineering