Tuesday, March 10, 2015

LDAR Symposium for the Big Easy!


The opening of registration for the 15th Annual Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR)-Fugitive Emissions Symposium, has been announced. It is scheduled to take place 19-21 May 2015 in New Orleans, (LA USA).

The Venue: Crowne Plaza Astor
Reflecting the USA's EPA’s Next Generation Compliance initiative (2014-2017), the symposium will demonstrate how air compliance professionals need to be more proactive—and less reactive—in meeting newly stated EPA compliance objectives and expectations, and in taking advantage of the latest technologies and best practices.  

In addressing the needs of petroleum refiners, operators of chemical processing plants and pharmaceutical manufacturers, particular emphasis will be placed on:
  • Preparing for both short-term and long-term regulatory requirements
  • Delivering the latest news and updates in air compliance, direct from EPA officials and industry experts
  • Overcoming the most common air emission reduction challenges
  • Encouraging lively, interactive dialogue through tutorials, panel sessions and networking activities
  • Sharing real-world successes and experiences
  • Outlining best-practice strategies and recommendations
The critical issues and topics will be explored
Topics and issues of importance to be covered include:
  • Long-term sealability
  • Lowering and preventing leaks
  • Environmental/LDAR compliance
  • LDAR design and validation
  • Consent Decree updates
  • Low leak technologies
  • Implementing LDAR programs at plants and refineries
  • LDAR compliance
  • Batch programs
  • Reducing air emissions
  • Emission performance
  • LDAR regulations
New and expanded program topics include:
  • Contractor reliability
  • Cybersecurity
  • Emerging technologies in LDAR
  • LDAR records maintenance and reporting
  • New EPA alerts & new emission regulations
  • Oil and gas
  • QA/QC of LDAR data
  • Subpart W
  • Regulations from the EPA and TCEQ
  • Upstream and midstream technology
In addition, leading vendors and equipment manufacturers will display their latest products and services, such as sealing materials and assembly devices and techniques.

Two ISA training opportunities
On Tuesday, 19 May—before the technical program begins—ISA will be conducting two valuable training courses: Audit-Proofing Your LDAR Program (SP09PC) and Implementation and Maintenance of LDAR Programs for Oil and Gas Sites (SP12PC).

Mardi Gras-themed mixer sponsored by Avanti Environmental
On the evening of Wednesday, 20 May, Avanti Environmental will host a networking mixer—featuring a New Orleans band, food, refreshments, fun and prizes.
The gathering, held immediately following the final technical session, provides an ideal opportunity to socialize and relax, meet with event presenters and speakers, and reconnect with friends.

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