6/14/2022
9:50 am - 10:20 am
Texas Ballroom - Salon H
  • Security and Emergency Response
Bonus Track 6


Innovative Tank and Pipe Inspection Technology


Description:
In the 1990’s API investigated noninvasive acoustic inspection techniques for aboveground storage tanks.  While the research showed that noninvasive techniques could be implemented, high hardware costs, lack of computing power, and noise from operations causing errors in the analysis made industry acceptance difficult.  Recent hardware and software developments have now overcome those issues.  Low noise/low-cost electronics, increased computing power, and new image analysis software are resulting in new inspection developments that can be used while systems are in operation and still provide accurate and detailed information of tank and pipe condition noninvasively. 
 
This session will discuss how newly developed ultrasonic mode imaging (UMI) technology can be applied to tank bottom inspections without draining the tank, be adapted for use in pipe inspections, and profile sludge levels without opening the tank. 


Steven M. Ziola, PhD (Confirmed Speaker)

Laurie Wilkins (Confirmed Moderator)






6/14/2022
11:05 am - 12:15 pm
Texas Ballroom - Salon H
  • Security and Emergency Response
Bonus Track 7


Terminal Field Workers... 30% More Productive Wearing a Smart Hat


Description:
 
The pandemic accelerated the transition to digital technologies. We all had to use a digital device when the expert could not travel.  Once the device was acquired and integrated to Teams, dual verification could be done remotely without having to be in the terminal. Experts could see issues remotely and give suggestions from their home.
 
In this presentation Tennyson Reed, who has participated in several deployments in important terminals, will explain his experience on the challenges involved in this paradigm shift. From understanding the value of empowering people, to transforming the way work gets done.
 
He will share his experience walking us through the process of reaching consensus, getting approvals, and creating value to the company improving safety, compliance, transparency and saving costs.
 
Connected workers do their jobs safe, fast, and reliable. According to analysts in 3 to 5 year all field workers will wear smart glasses.


Tennyson Reed (Confirmed Speaker)

Pratt Summers (Confirmed Moderator)






6/13/2022
10:20 am - 11:25 am
Texas Ballroom - Salon C
  • Environment, Health, and Safety
EHSS 1


Managing the Transition to Fluorine-Free Firefighting Foams - Part 1


Description:
Per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been widely used in consumer products and industrial processes, including in aqueous film-forming foams (AFFF) that the terminal industry has relied on for decades.   Evidence of negative health and safety impacts of PFAS exposure have led to an accelerating trend of PFAS regulation at the Federal and state level.

This workshop will provide attendees with a high-level understanding of several aspects of PFAS including:
•             A current snapshot of PFAS state and federal regulations, along with resources to stay up to date with evolving regulations.
•             Tools to identify PFAS in the environment and guide subsequent decision-making, and
•             Management and mitigation strategies including options for replacement of PFAS-containing AFFF and passive and active treatment.
•             Highlights from recent research and development on PFAS destruction technologies.

Overall, participants will also come away with a deepened understanding of the complexities and timeline for setting PFAS regulatory standards and in some states, transitioning to fluorine-free foams.  Both the range of assumptions involved in site-specific risk assessments and the challenge of identifying PFAS sources contribute to this complexity. For example, PFAS has been used in numerous industrial and commercial products and processes, PFAS precursors degrade into other PFAS species, and the PFAS class of chemicals is extremely persistent in the environment. Presenters will describe forensic tools available to determine likely sources of PFAS; compare PFAS detections and on-site signatures to background concentrations; and further develop the conceptual site model.
 
PFAS risk evaluation and mitigation measures are now a high priority for terminal operators, who will need a strategy to reduce long-term liability and comply with evolving regulatory standards. Successful management of PFAS liabilities will require a combination of proactive risk reduction strategies and mitigation measures, such as management of AFFF use and storage, product replacements, engineering controls, and passive and active treatment. Participants will hear about examples of mitigation measures that can reduce PFAS liability at their facilities and reduce PFAS fate and transport in the environment.
 


Elisabeth Hawley, P.E. (CA) (Confirmed Speaker)

Haley Armstrong (Confirmed Moderator)

Dorothea S. Kellogg, Professional Geologist (Confirmed Speaker)

Caitlin Clark (Confirmed Moderator)






6/14/2022
10:25 am - 11:00 am
Texas Ballroom - Salon H
  • Security and Emergency Response
EHSS 2


Managing the Transition to Fluorine-Free Firefighting Foams - Part 2


Description:
This session will be a continuation of the discussion held in the preceding session in this track, with added insights from our two expert speakers. 
Per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been widely used in consumer products and industrial processes, including in aqueous film-forming foams (AFFF) that the terminal industry has relied on for decades. Evidence of negative health and safety impacts of PFAS exposure have led to an accelerating trend of regulation at the Federal and state level restricting or banning the sale, use, or distribution of PFAS based foams.
Making the transition from PFAS based firefighting foams to fluorine-free alternatives requires a strong understanding of their capabilities.  It also requires an understanding of the different requirements in the use of these alternative foams.  For example, fluorine-free foams are typically mixed at higher concentrations and have higher required application rates than PFAS-based foams.  Making a transition for PFAS-based foams at your facility will require you and your firefighting team to plan for these new requirements.  Be sure not to miss this important and timely discussion.
 


Olivier Houlbert (Confirmed Speaker)

Caitlin Clark (Confirmed Moderator)

Haley Armstrong (Confirmed Moderator)






6/13/2022
1:50 pm - 2:20 pm
Texas Ballroom - Salon C
  • Environment, Health, and Safety
EHSS 3A


Robotic Tank Cleaning - Revolutionizing Safety and Increasing Efficiency


Description:
Re-Gen Robotics is an ATEX Zone 0, EX certified, remote controlled, 100% ‘No Man Entry’ robotic tank cleaning company whose fully submersible robots are designed to operate in the most inhospitable environments. With its specialised access cranes, remote camera systems and engineering expertise, any size or shape of tank can be cleaned.  

Responding to the rising number of confined space deaths and after years of extensive research, Re-Gen Robotics brought their game changing technology and service to a sector that was crying out for change.  With this market leading offering supported by a fully equipped team with the expertise and confidence to take the business to global markets. Re-Gen have revolutionized oil tank cleaning with their 100% no-man entry self-contained systems that make a once high-risk process safer, faster and smarter. Not only are they eliminating the danger associated with confined space entry, but their robotic service is proven to be up to 70% faster than a CSE crew, meaning tanks can be brought back into operation more rapidly.

During this session, Fintan Duffy, Managing Director will give attendees a clear understanding of how robotic tank cleaning is changing the industry by offering a safer, faster and smarter approach. Attendees will experience a robotic tank clean in action via CCTV footage recorded from the robots completing real life projects for Shell, Phillips 66, Valero and others. There will also be the opportunity to discuss the difficulties posed by traditional methods of tank cleaning versus the opportunity to introduce robotics on site.  

Conference delegates will come away from this technical presentation with an in depth knowledge on the importance and value of improving performance and efficiency on site when it comes to tank cleaning and maintenance.


Fintan Duffy (Confirmed Speaker)

Michael Stroud (Confirmed Moderator)






6/13/2022
2:25 pm - 2:55 pm
Texas Ballroom - Salon C
  • Environment, Health, and Safety
EHSS 3B


AMPPing up Your Corrosion Management: Introducing the Association for Materials Protection and Performance


Description:
Would your terminal facility benefit from access to the latest thinking on corrosion management?  If this sounds important to you, be sure that you or a coworker joins us for this informative session to introduce the Association for Materials Protection and Performance to the ILTA community. 

Who is the Association for Materials Protection and Performance?  Formed in 2021 through a strategic merger of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) and the Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC), AMPP is a global community of professionals dedicated to materials protection through the advancement of corrosion control and protective coatings.  AMPP protects infrastructure and assets worldwide through member and workforce education and credentialing, company accreditation, technological innovation, and global standardization.

AMPP represents the largest global community of corrosion and protective coatings professionals.  Its members are dedicated to advancing technical and practical expertise in corrosion prevention and control. AMPP provides members with the knowledge and resources to ensure high performance materials are used to build and maintain sustainable infrastructure.

Our expert speaker will explain how you, and others at your company, can benefit from the resources available from AMPP.  Please join us!


Melanie Diaz (Confirmed Speaker)

Michael Stroud (Confirmed Moderator)






6/13/2022
3:00 pm - 4:10 pm
Texas Ballroom - Salon C
  • Environment, Health, and Safety
EHSS 4


Spill the Details! Updates, New Sites, and What Gets Missed in Spill Prevention Control, & Countermeasure (SPCC) Compliance


Description:
Most terminal operators have everything covered in their SPCC plans for large tanks of one-million gallons or more – but the EPA will issue fines for missing the little tanks and equipment as well.  Are you sure that your facility is fully up to date on SPCC regulations, including recent revisions and enforcement trends?  Are you certain that you are capturing the smaller tanks and equipment that your peers may be overlooking in their own SPCC plans?

This important presentation will help both consultants and owner operators of terminal facilities in maintaining compliance with SPCC regulations.  Our expert speaker will provide an overview of the EPA 40 CFR 112 SPCC regulation and recent regulatory updates to the rule.  Participants will receive insight on:
  • Constructing a solution timeline for meeting the six-month deadline for new facility plan.
  • Scenarios for unusual tank configurations and oil-filled equipment that can commonly be overlooked for terminal SPCC plan inclusion.
  • Inspection and training requirements for SPCC regulated facilities and common SPCC violations.


Gary Diewald, PE (Confirmed Speaker)

Bernt Netland (Confirmed Moderator)






6/13/2022
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Texas Ballroom - Salon C
  • Environment, Health, and Safety
EHSS 5


Emissions Monitoring - A New Frontier


Description:
Regulatory monitoring of remote terminals and pipelines is inefficient with time-consuming activities and difficulty of accessing situational information. Small leaks are even more difficult to find and could lead to other concerns. This presentation provides an overview of how these challenges are addressed with a solution unique to P&T assets of varying sizes, locations, operations criticality and compliance requirements.
 
 


Michael Harris (Confirmed Speaker)

Roger Nounou (Confirmed Speaker)

Traci Johnson (Confirmed Moderator)






6/14/2022
9:50 am - 10:20 am
Texas Ballroom - Salon C
  • Environment, Health, and Safety
EHSS 6A


OSHA Regulatory Update: What You Need to Know


Description:
Workplace Safety and a maze of OSHA and other related regulations and laws, as well as multi-agency inspections, months-long investigations, and significant enforcement actions can make or break any company. Add in state and local regulations, along with the need to ensure that employees are regularly trained and working in compliance with internal policies and OSHA’s regulations, and a company can easily drown in safety matters.  Join us for this important session in which our subject matter expert will succinctly and expertly brief our participants on the latest actions to watch at OSHA with the potential to impact your business.
A full year into the Biden Administration, the senior leadership team at federal OSHA is set, the agency’s new regulatory agenda has been revealed, and the enforcement landscape has begun to take shape, revealing a dramatic shift in priorities, including stronger enforcement, higher budgets and more robust policies protecting workers, and a renewed focus on new rulemaking. Following an Administration that never installed an Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA, relied almost exclusively on the General Duty Clause to enforce COVID-19 safety measures, drastically curtailed rulemaking, and declined to issue an emergency COVID-19 standard, the pendulum swing at OSHA has already been more pronounced than during past transitions. Accordingly, it is more important now than ever before for employers to stay attuned to developments at OSHA.


Micah Smith (Confirmed Speaker)

Kathryn Clay (Confirmed Moderator)






6/14/2022
11:05 am - 12:15 am
Texas Ballroom - Salon C
  • Environment, Health, and Safety
EHSS 7


Clearing the Air: Environmental Permitting, Compliance, and Environmental Justice Issues


Description:
Join us for this important session featuring an industry panel of liquid terminal environmental managers who will discuss the latest environmental permitting, compliance, and environmental justice issues affecting our industry.  These environmental compliance professionals will share their insights and observations concerning trends in compliance issues for terminals, recent federal and state regulatory developments and agency initiatives; and air permitting challenges including timelines, modeling, control, and public participation.  The discussion will also bring attention to the tools and resources terminal professionals can utilize in rising to meet these challenges.

In this highly interactive discussion, all participants will be asked to share what topics are most important for them in their own work. Discussion topics will include – but not be limited to – the latest developments for:
  • EPA NESHAP Risk and Technology Review (RTR) actions
  • State Rules including Maine Chapter 171 Regulations
  • EPA FLIR surveys by helicopter
  • Environmental Justice.
Be sure to join us for this important opportunity for a comprehensive update on air regulations as well as valuable peer to peer learning.
 


Brian Burdorf (Confirmed Speaker)

Keith Ocheski (Confirmed Speaker)

Traci Johnson (Confirmed Moderator)

David Kennebeck (Confirmed Speaker)

Neal Nygaard (Confirmed Speaker)






6/13/2022
10:20 am - 11:25 am
Texas Ballroom - Salon F
  • Executive
EXEC 1


Engaging the Next Generation in the Terminal Industry Workforce


Description:
This breakout session will feature rising leaders in the Under 35 category of the workforce at ILTA terminal company and supplier company members. Each panelist will describe what brought them to the terminal industry and what excites them about the future of their industry.  In addition, these emerging leaders will share their thoughts on the best support, training, or other opportunities that they have received from their employers.  Participants will also hear what our panelists recommend that hiring managers communicate to other early-career professionals during recruitment efforts to encourage that they join in creating the terminal industry of the future.
 
Possible discussion topics include:
  • How to attract, retain, market to millennials and Gen-Z
  • The importance of cross-functional development
  • Formal mentoring programs and opportunities to grow in the job
  • The value of experienced leadership guiding the development of younger workers.


Caitlin A. Geisinger (Confirmed Speaker)

Melanie Landry (Confirmed Speaker)

Chris O'Neil (Confirmed Moderator)

Carter Deutsch (Confirmed Speaker)

Paul Ramsey (Confirmed Speaker)

Gabriel S. Lopez (Confirmed Speaker)

Cameron "Cam" Eisenhaur (Confirmed Speaker)

Matt LaBorde, PMP (Confirmed Speaker)






6/13/2022
11:30 am - 12:35 pm
Texas Ballroom - Salon F
  • Executive
EXEC 2


Introduction to Blockchain for Terminal Professionals


Description:
This conference session will provide an overview of Blockchain and assist the participants gain confidence in applying this technology within their terminal business.

Blockchain provides an efficient, cost-effective, reliable, and secure system for conducting and recording data documenting. It provides framework for producing a shared, immutable ledger for recording transactions and tracking assets. Virtually anything of value can be tracked and traded on a Blockchain network, reducing risk and cutting costs for all involved.

Please note the session speaker will be presenting virtually to the in-person audience.
 


Anjaney Borwankar, AFNI, MBA (Confirmed Speaker)

Qasim Masood, Master Mariner, MSc (Confirmed Speaker)

Laurie Wilkins (Confirmed Moderator)






6/13/2022
1:50 pm - 2:55 pm
Texas Ballroom - Salon F
  • Executive
EXEC 3


Executive Perspectives on the Terminal Industry


Description:
Our current ILTA Board Chairman, Tim Winters, will host a panel discussion comprised of former ILTA Chairmen.  These industry thought-leaders will offer their thoughts and opinions on topics including:
  • Continuous improvement in both operations and HSE performance
  • Dealing with an aging workforce
  • Living and working in communities with ever increasing standards
  • Adopting new/newer technologies – the advantages and the challenges
  • The impact of storing and handling renewables
  • The everchanging fuel slate
This highly interactive, insightful session will allow plenty of time for audience questions – ensuring that all participants will have ample opportunity to discuss the issues and challenges that matter most to them. Please join us!
 


Tim Winters (Confirmed Moderator)

Earl J. Crochet, API 653, Professional Engineer (Confirmed Speaker)

Kip Middendorf (Confirmed Speaker)

Jack McCrossin, CPP (Confirmed Speaker)

Bernt Netland (Confirmed Speaker)






6/13/2022
3:00 pm - 4:10 pm
Texas Ballroom - Salon F
  • Executive
EXEC 4


Cold Service Considerations for Export Terminals: Balancing Capital Investment and Logistical Factors


Description:
For grassroots and revamped export terminals, thoughtful optimization is key to minimizing installed capital. Optimization maximizes terminal and dock utilization, while still reducing operation costs and overcoming plot constraints. Once forecasts are made, pipeline capacity from a fractionation facility to the terminal will need to be built or expanded. Many other logistical factors need to be considered to provide plants with the ability to continue operations, while producing enough product to match demand.

This presentation will address: 
  • Considerations to efficiently meet demand
  • Managing both total installed cost (TIC) and operational efficiency is a difficult balance to maintain. A major consideration in planning for these drivers is the decision to install a tank or use a direct load system.
  • Deciding between using a double-wall, single-wall tank or direct load concept to batch material from the fractionator or storage cavern to load a ship upon arrival
  • Considerations for potential water sources near the plan
  • Availability of space for other equipment needed for the refrigeration system
  • Plot considerations
  • Types of refrigeration system to use: Open loop or closed loop
  • How to implement these solutions safely.


Christopher Niemeyer, Professional Engineer - TX and OK (Confirmed Speaker)

Josh Etzel (Confirmed Moderator)

Gil Guillory (Confirmed Speaker)






6/13/2022
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Texas Ballroom - Salon F
  • Executive
EXEC 5


Growing Organizational Value the Right Way


Description:
Growing organizational value is one of the primary objectives for all executive leadership teams.  It’s tempting to put things like shareholder and investor value or customer satisfaction or operational excellence as the primary focus of the organization.  However, as important as those elements of the business are, they should be seen as "emergent factors" that arise from other more foundational elements of the business, such as employee satisfaction, organizational culture, leadership excellence and user-friendly innovative technologies.  In this presentation, we will discuss how to effectively create and develop these foundational elements of the business, so that organizational value is grown the right way where everyone wins in the end.
 


Walter Nusbaum (Confirmed Speaker)






6/14/2022
9:50 am - 11:00 am
Texas Ballroom - Salon F
  • Executive
EXEC 6


Cybersecurity for CEOs: Industrial Cybersecurity - The Missing Link for Operational Safety + How to Talk to Your Board of Directors About Industrial Cybersecurity


Description:
Speaker 1: Industrial Cybersecurity: The Missing Link for Operational Safety
Dr. Dennis Hackney, ABS Group

Do you have visibility and control over your OT assets? The lack of visibility into these systems and networks causes safety and operational risks at the ports and terminal facilities level that can have catastrophic effects on operations, the environment and human life. Knowing how to manage your organization's unique cyber risk requires expertise in industrial cybersecurity and in-depth knowledge of how your operational networks and systems work.

Recent, fundamental market shifts have led to increased cyber vulnerability. Organizations are facing increasing operational risks as cyber threat actors shift focus from the Information Technology (IT) networks that run business systems to the Operational Technology (OT) networks that control industrial operations. Now that ports and terminals are embracing digitalization of their operations to increase efficiency and profitability through modern technology, cybersecurity risks and attacks are inevitable. Threat actors know the critical potential OT systems have regarding incident profiles – ultimately leading to a high value of exploitation. Real-life examples will illustrate how you can better protect, defend, detect and respond to the growing industrial cyber threats.

This presentation will address:
  • What your organization needs to know about cybersecurity beyond the traditional IT discussion
  • The challenges of maturing your cybersecurity capabilities
  • How you can gain visibility and control over your OT environment.
Speaker 2: How to Talk to Your Board of Directors About Industrial Cybersecurity
Ken Dohan, ABS Group
 
Cybersecurity is the new hot topic with boards of directors. High-profile attacks in the news, regulatory changes and customer concerns are fueling their conversations. However, too often these discussions are derailed by technical narrative, myths and misinformation, creating confusion. Few boards have a clear understanding of what cybersecurity is, how it impacts growth and valuation and what they should be doing about it.

As a result, boards tend to act in extremes, taking too little action or imposing unrealistic expectations. For industrial cybersecurity, this is a much harder problem. As attackers expand from traditional Information Technology (IT) targets to the Operational Technology (OT) networks that directly impact operations and safety, companies are forced to rethink their cybersecurity programs. Unfortunately, most boards haven’t been able to get a handle on OT security, and now they must adapt to a whole new world of risk. Communicating effectively to the board of directors can mean the difference between getting the resources you need now or consistently struggling to defend your operations against attack. This presentation will provide guidance about how to present effectively industrial cybersecurity risks and solutions to boards of directors.
 


Dennis Hackney, Ph.D., CISSP, CMMC RP (Confirmed Speaker)

Jay Bany (Confirmed Moderator)

Ken Dohan, TIL, CISSP (Confirmed Speaker)






6/14/2022
11:05 am - 12:15 pm
Texas Ballroom - Salon F
  • Executive
EXEC 7


Applying a Comprehensive Design Philosophy to Terminal Facilities


Description:
This presentation includes the recommended steps for proper planning and features to include in the design basis for liquid terminals for safer, more efficient facilities that meet the operational requirements and should exceed the owner’s expectations.

Storage terminals provide a necessary buffer between the fluctuations of product supply and variations in subsequent demand. The proper design of liquid terminals meets the functional needs for the facility and balances the differences between the inbound and outbound product streams. These include facilities with above ground storage tanks (ASTs) and underground storage (UGS) facilities with product movements via pipelines, inbound/outbound rail car traffic, truck loading/unloading, barge and tanker marine transportation and all combinations of these modes of product transport.

A comprehensive design philosophy will enable a terminal facility to fulfill its operational requirements and to meet or exceed the owner’s expectations.  A proper design approach will ensure the terminal succeeds in:
  • Meeting applicable codes and standard,
  • Minimizing personnel and environmental safety risks.
  • Promoting flexibility of operations, such as delivery to and from multiple sources and multiple destinations and concurrent terminal operations,
  • Including critical safety equipment and other features to prevent failures,
  • Allowing for expansion and future growth of the terminal business,
  • Delivering ease of maintenance activity,
  • Providing accessibility for ease of operations.
The failure to incorporate these features may result in operational inefficiency, higher operational costs, and – in worst cases – catastrophic failures with unacceptable and preventable loss of life and property.  Be sure to attend this session to expand your thinking about the elements of terminal design, and how they work together.
 


Michael Felt, PE, Texas Registered Professional Engineer (Confirmed Speaker)

Tim Winters (Confirmed Moderator)






6/13/2022
10:20 am - 10:50 am
Texas Ballroom - Salon A
  • Operations and Engineering
OPENG 1A


Multiple Approaches to Engineering Execution


Description:
In our industry, engineering project execution is not “one size fits all.” Factors such as project schedule and cost, the complexity and scope of the design, and the ultimate delivery method should all help determine which approach is right for your project. This presentation will explore the multiple approaches to engineering projects and describe the pluses and minuses of each model, from the rigorous stage-gate approach to a speed to market approach. Participants will learn about how the design process can impact contract strategy and delivery methods – engineering, engineering and procurement, engineer-procure-construct (EPC), engineer, procure and construction management at risk (EPCm).

Our speakers will discuss how to:
  • Evaluate different delivery methods and the benefits and drawbacks of each
  • Identify drivers that determine the best engineering approach – and how to choose the right one
  • Align with clients' expectations and communication styles
  • Incorporate outside factors as environmental permitting, rail, or customer requirements
  • How your desired detailed engineering, procurement and construction contracting strategy can impact your preliminary engineering approach.


Brian Highfield, PE (Confirmed Speaker)

Pratt Summers (Confirmed Moderator)

Greg Saye (Confirmed Speaker)






6/13/2022
10:55 am - 11:25 am
Texas Ballroom - Salon A
  • Operations and Engineering
OPENG 1B


Moving from Data-Overload to Digital Insight: Leveraging Inspection Record Data to Increase Accuracy and Productivity


Description:
More and more, operators are facing the need to handle massive amounts of inspection information collected over past years, or even decades.  Many objectives can be achieved by data mining these records.  Past inspection data can be pivotal in improving internal productivity, capturing operating knowledge, reducing equipment downtime, or memorializing growing sets of procedural requirements.  Even in the face of limitations – like data gaps, lack of manpower, or the costs of entering historic data – data mining is a powerful, worthwhile tool that can allow us to move into the future of inspection data management. 
 
Participants in this session will learn the right way to start a data mining project, starting with proper project planning.  Our expert speaker will explain the steps involved in setting up the inspection, capturing quality data, ensuring consistent reporting, and finally performing detailed data mining.  Participants will learn how, using these steps, they will be able to identify issues before they occur – reducing downtime and preventing failures and catastrophic events through digital inspection methods.
 


Brian Smith, Project Management Professional (Confirmed Speaker)

Pratt Summers (Confirmed Moderator)






6/13/2022
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Texas Ballroom - Salon A
  • Operations and Engineering
OPENG 2A


Novel Robot Technology for In-Service Crude Oil Tank Inspections


Description:
Traditional out-of-service inspections cost asset owners millions in direct and lost opportunity costs. With over a hundred thousand tanks in service globally and inspection intervals of ten to fifteen years per asset, this imposes massive costs on the industry overall.  There are currently robots capable of providing in-service inspections for clean product tanks, however, robots have previously been unable to penetrate and operate within the sludge present at the bottom of many crude tanks.
 
In Nov. 2019, Applied Impact Robotics (AIR) won the HeroX Innovation Challenge to fund disruptive technology for in-service crude oil tank inspections, including those containing a significant amount of sludge. AIR has developed a first-of-its-kind prototype technology using a combination of vibration and fluid injection to create a pocket of reduced viscosity around the robot, allowing the robot to maneuver in a simulated sludge environment. This presentation will describe a case study of AIR’s analogue sludge compared to actual sludge samples, patented methods to maneuvering a robot in sludge, and new value unlocked by utilizing superior UT technology at more frequent inspection intervals.
 
AIR’s solution aims to minimize these costs and keep tanks in service for longer, with the potential to save asset owners billions of dollars annually. Additionally, by keeping the tank in-service, this solution generates data using superior UT technology at any desired inspection interval giving operators the confidence and ability to understand tank wear patterns and degradation to optimize the resources allocated for tank management.
 


Joel Poe (Confirmed Speaker)

Jon Hunt (Confirmed Moderator)






6/13/2022
12:05 pm - 12:35 pm
Texas Ballroom - Salon A
  • Operations and Engineering
OPENG 2B


Meeting the Standard: Gasoline-Ethanol Blend Growth Considerations


Description:
Bulk fuel distribution facilities blending gasoline with ethanol at the rack are almost certainly covered by the API standard that addresses growth in gasoline-ethanol blends (API MPMS 11.3.4).  Are you, and your operators, fully aware of the issues this standard addresses?  Could you benefit from a discussion of the pitfalls operators encounter relating to growth, and how this standard can help avoid problems?   Participants in this session will learn how this helpful standard applies to several approaches to product blending, covering all methods typically encountered at bulk fuel distribution terminals.

Drawing on his three decades of experience as a contributor to the development of industry measurement standards, our expert presenter will describe the history, purpose, development, and application of the gasoline-ethanol growth blend standard.   Session participants will gain a firm grasp of the mechanisms of blending gasoline and ethanol, learning why growth can occur in these blends, the magnitude of potential error in applying the standard, the impact on measurement and product inventory accounting, and observations regarding real-world blending scenarios.   If gasoline-ethanol blending is a part of your operations, be sure someone from your company attends this informative session.
 


James M. Pettinato, Jr. (Confirmed Speaker)

Jon Hunt (Confirmed Moderator)






6/13/2022
1:50 pm - 2:20 pm
Texas Ballroom - Salon A
  • Operations and Engineering
OPENG 3A


Risk-Informed Hazard Mitigation Planning for Storage Tanks and Terminals


Description:
Take the opportunity to join this session that will help you think in new ways about disaster preparedness.  Natural hazard triggered technological accidents (Natech) can cause extensive structural damage to tanks and terminals, causing significant economic losses and creating the potential for secondary disasters such as fires or releases of hazardous materials.  Advanced planning can help maintain the resilience of tank terminal systems and reduce the risk of economic loss.
 
Pre-hazard mitigation planning allows operators to build an integrated, performance-modeling framework that can identify vulnerable tanks and support preventive decision-making.  In this session, participants will learn about new methodology that can help operators assess the performance of tanks and terminals under natural hazards.  The methodology is based on two innovative approaches:
 
1. Applying probabilistic sampling methods to simulate the uncertainties in natural hazards and hazard-induced tank damages, and
2. Quantifying the direct economic loss and the further loss caused by secondary disasters.
 
Based on the new methodology described, our expert speaker will also propose a new “resilience index,” capable of characterizing the overall performance of tanks and terminals in hazard scenarios.  Participants will learn about a real-world application of the proposed framework.  The session will conclude with a discussion of the critical parameters that can guide the application of the framework. 
 


Yangyang Wu (Confirmed Speaker)






6/13/2022
2:25 pm - 2:55 pm
Texas Ballroom - Salon A
  • Operations and Engineering
OPENG 3B


Engineered Composite Repairs for Aboveground Storage Tanks


Description:
Corrosion is a force of nature that can only be managed, not controlled.  The good news is that science and engineering provide today’s terminal operators with a wealth of tools to address the potential impacts corrosion can bring to a facility.  This informative session is designed to help terminal owners and operators understand their role in the requirements and design option specific to nonmetallic repairs.
 
It is important that tank terminal operators have a strong understanding of the aspects of API 653 that relate to nonmetallic repairs.  Our expert speaker will lead participants through the requirements of API 653 that pertain to the nonmetallic repairs of shell plates or nozzle necks, to repair hoop strength capacity lost to corrosion.  This presentation will provide participants with valuable insights into the standard’s recommendations, and requirements.  To enable participants to continue building their knowledge in this area, our speaker will provide supplemental information related to composite testing and engineered repair design criteria.   
 


Alex Tzamtzis (Confirmed Speaker)






6/13/2022
3:00 pm - 4:10 pm
Texas Ballroom - Salon A
  • Operations and Engineering
OPENG 4


Risked-Based Inspections: What are the Rewards?


Description:
This important session focuses on the benefits of damage mechanisms assessments, using risk-based inspection analysis (RBI) in the context of tank farm storage tanks and piping components.  Our expert speakers will explain the overall goal of RBI, describe the components of a properly implemented RBI program, and detail how sites can reap rewards from using RBI techniques in conjunction with existing mechanical integrity programs.  Particular attention will be given to key elements of RBI assessment including pre-screening, corrosion circuits (loops), and risk analysis. 
 


Diana Trevino (Confirmed Speaker)

Earl J. Crochet, API 653, Professional Engineer (Confirmed Speaker)

Jay Bany (Confirmed Moderator)






6/13/2022
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Texas Ballroom - Salon A
  • Operations and Engineering
OPENG 5


Reshaping Pipeline and Terminal Monitoring in the Rapidly Evolving Space Economy


Description:
New satellites are being launched almost weekly, and the capability of these satellites to deliver detailed information on fixed infrastructure is growing rapidly as well.  Cost-effective access to persistent satellite monitoring data is now a reality. Terminal and pipeline operators will soon have new and improved tools at their disposal to help them make more informed decisions regarding investments in operational integrity and monitoring.   For facility monitoring, enhanced access to new streams of information is creating new ways for operators to steward their assets. Customized analysis of satellite data will enable facilities to make better decisions based on better information.

In this session, our speaker will describe how terminal companies and pipeline operators can utilize new monitoring services from the commercial space marketplace. These revolutionary services have the potential to help operators to obtain critical information about their assets, empowering more insightful decision-making.   Our speaker will share examples of historic satellite imagery as it compares to hyperspectral imagery – showing how quickly these technologies have evolved over recent years. The presentation will focus on how this new data pathway can allow terminal operators to rapidly identify and respond to threats and hazards before they pose greater threats to our communities or the infrastructure itself.  Some examples of the threats that can now be visualized using satellite data include vapor releases, small oil spills, vegetation encroachment, soil disruption, physical intrusions, and new construction activity.
 


Peter R. Weaver, ChE, MBA (Confirmed Speaker)

Vincent Di Cosimo (Confirmed Moderator)






6/14/2022
9:50 am - 10:20 am
Texas Ballroom - Salon A
  • Operations and Engineering
OPENG 6A


Industrial Autonomy: A Path Forward for Every Terminal


Description:
Future-proofing upstream and midstream operations, which requires strong alignment with two capital-competing initiatives – industrial autonomy and net zero emissions goals.  The good news is both, autonomous operations, and net zero goals hold key synergies that yield substantial benefits from having been executed concurrently.
 
Gain insight into where to invest your time and capital on the journey to autonomous operations, while simultaneously leap-frogging your net zero emissions goals.
 


Robert Ell, P.Eng. (Confirmed Speaker)

Jon Hunt (Confirmed Moderator)






6/14/2022
10:25 am - 11:00 am
Texas Ballroom - Salon A
  • Operations and Engineering
OPENG 6B


Managing Your Terminal from Your Smartphone: Fact or Fiction?


Description:
Why is the digitalization trend continuing to build momentum in the terminal industry?  In this timely and important session, our expert speaker will describe examples from his own experience showing how digitalization can:
  • Reduce tank downtime by up to 85 percent,
  • Decrease labor-hours by up to sixty percent,
  • Pay for initial investments within six months,
  • Deliver a seven-fold return on investment within one year.  
The oil and gas market is changing due to market pressures related to increased investment in renewables energy, and an increased emphasis on electrification and on sustainability.  These constraints, and the volatility they create for oil and gas prices in the future, are pushing for more efficient management of oil and gas assets including oil and gas terminals.  The development of digital technologies offers a great opportunity to optimize the management and operation of oil and gas facilities, while improving safety and reducing OPEX and CAPEX.
 
Although digital and emergent technologies have the potential to achieve significant savings, operators must contend with challenges such as upfront investment and the lack of a digitization strategies.  Operators may also face workforce challenges such as lack of expertise and discomfort with adopting new technologies.  In this presentation, our expert speaker will identify how digital solution providers tackle each of these barriers to digitization.  Session participants will learn how tools like workshops and demonstrations can aid in identifying the best digitization strategy and deliver the best return on investment.  The presentation will explain why digital solutions should leverage computer vision, AI, and human-centered design to provide simple, intuitive solutions.  Finally, the session will demonstrate that the ‘iPhonification’ of digital solutions can facilitate staff acceptance of new technologies.
 


Ahmed Hadid (Confirmed Speaker)

Jon Hunt (Confirmed Moderator)






6/14/2022
11:05 am - 11:35 am
Texas Ballroom - Salon A
  • Operations and Engineering
OPENG 7A


Extending Tank Lifespans Using Inserted Liners


Description:
Terminal operators have several options available to extend the usable lifespan of aboveground storage tanks.  Commonly, an operator will complete an API 653 or SPI SP001 inspection, and then use a competent contractor to perform any necessary repairs.   While a valid approach, delay and cost issues may sometimes make this approach impractical.  It is important for terminal operators to understand that other approaches are possible, and to know how to evaluate which approach is best for each situation. 
 
Participants in this informative session will learn about an alternate approach that involves the use of an insertable liner to extend the use of aboveground storage tanks.  This alternative can often prove to be a simple and quick solution that can decrease the risk of failure or product loss.  Be sure to attend this session to ensure that you are fully aware of all your options in managing and optimizing your terminal assets.
 


John Cornell (Confirmed Speaker)

Karl Bernard (Confirmed Moderator)






6/14/2022
11:40 am - 12:15 pm
Texas Ballroom - Salon A
  • Operations and Engineering
OPENG 7B


LNG Storage - Do You Know What's Really Happening Inside Your LNG Tanks?


Description:
Stored at minus 162 degrees C and at a 600:1 compression ratio, LNG brings significant handling challenges with demanding requirements for accurate level, temperature, and density measurements.  These specialized needs also have considerable implications for safety and accountability.  

Multiple options and solutions are available to you for tank gauging of LNG storage tanks – and it is important that operators are fully aware of each of these. Automatic Tank Gauging (ATG) systems and specialized LNG Software can offer significant advantages to operators by providing visualization, data trends, alarming and reporting, as well as the ability to do predict rollover.  Our expert speakers will also address Raman spectroscopy as a cost and time saving option. 

Participants will learn from a discussion of real-world challenges in monitoring LNG tanks, including understanding the requirements for accurate level, temperature, and density measurement.  If your terminal facility is involved in LNG storage, be sure that you or a colleague attend this informative session.   


Brian Howsare (Confirmed Speaker)

Karl Bernard (Confirmed Moderator)






6/13/2022
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Texas Ballrooms D + E
  • None
PLEN Monday


Bringing it All Together: The Vital Role of Tank Terminals in the Energy Transition


Description:
The oil, gas and chemicals industry is undergoing an energy transition from fossil-based fuels to renewable sources of energy, including solar, wind, hydrogen, and biofuels.  As multi-modal hubs, tank terminals will play a crucial role in providing the storage and logistics expertise that will enable supply chains of these new, low or no carbon liquid fuels – just as they do in today’s markets of liquid fuels based on petroleum.  ILTA is pleased to present a panel of thought leaders leading the way in our growing understanding of the work needed to make a lower carbon future a reality.

While the speed of this transition is hard to predict, the increasing demand for cleaner energy is apparent. Today. companies are investing in new technologies to support demand for reducing carbon emissions. To support these emerging sectors, it will be critical for companies to adapt, pivot, and develop cost-competitive clean fuel solutions.

This panel will focus on the impacts of the energy transition on our industry, examine the renewable and sustainable sectors where companies are investing, and explore how companies are responding to support our industry’s transformation. 


Jonathan Lewis (Confirmed Speaker)

Laura Goldberg (Confirmed Speaker)

Kathryn Clay (Confirmed Moderator)






6/14/2022
9:00 am - 9:45 am
Texas Ballrooms D + E
  • None
PLEN Tuesday


Highlights of Progress on ESG Commitments


Description:
In this plenary session, conference participants will hear how leading organizations in our sector are delivering on their commitments to environment, social, and governance objectives.  Each speaker will share highlights of their most notable accomplishments and their plans for next steps, as well as offer advice to other ESG professionals on how they can maximize the success of their own ESG initiatives.

Additional Speakers to be Announced


Rich Byrnes (Confirmed Speaker)

Libby Strait (Confirmed Speaker)






6/14/2022
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Hunter's Creek
    POST 1


    Emissions Calculations for Loading Racks


    Description:

    In this targeted half-day (4-hour) session, participants will learn the physical features, emission standards, quantification methods, and regulatory requirements of loading racks.  This course is an excellent companion to the Emissions Calculations of Tanks Course or can provide a deeper dive into loading systems when taken on its own.
     
    Our expert trainer from Trinity Consultants, Harold A. Laurence, will guide participants through important elements of the subject, including:
     

    • Description of the essential features of loading racks and vapor collection systems
    • An update on vacuum assist approaches,
    • Techniques for estimating missions for controlled and uncontrolled loading,
    • The latest guidance from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for marine loading capture efficiency
    • Regulatory requirements for loading operations
    • Discussion of the latest OLD MACT revisions as they apply to loading racks and vapor collection.


    Harold A. Laurence, V (Confirmed Speaker)






    6/13/2022
    10:20 am - 11:25 am
    Texas Ballroom - Salon H
    • Security and Emergency Response
    SECR 1


    Enhancing Facility Security Plans


    Description:
    This session explores proven methods for streamlining Facility Security Plan documentation and improving terminal security practices. After nearly two decades of enforcement, the Marine Transportation Security Act has been regularly clarified through NVICs and MSIBs to encompass the TWIC program, seafarer’s access, the impacts of Covid-19 on the marine transportation system, and emerging threats including cybersecurity. As every plan is subject to reapproval on a continual cycle, regulated organizations may benefit from taking advantage of their next submission to implement some of these simplifying approaches.
     


    Jeffrey Musk (Confirmed Speaker)

    Jerry Jerdine (Confirmed Moderator)






    6/13/2022
    11:30 am - 12:35 am
    Texas Ballroom - Salon H
    • Security and Emergency Response
    SECR 2


    Cybersecurity of Terminals and Other Critical Infrastructure; A National Priority - Part 1


    Description:
    Speaker 1: Kelly Murray, CISA, Department of Homeland Security

    CISA's Associate Director Kelly Murray will provide updates on CISA's Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program, including cyber reporting and best practices related to CISA's risk-based performance standards (RBPS). Associate Director Murray will also introduce ChemLock, CISA's new, completely voluntary chemical security program, that provides facilities that possess dangerous chemicals no-cost services and tools to help them better understand the risks they face and improve their chemical security posture in a way that works for their business model.
     
    Speaker 2: Douglas Morrill, Honeywell
     
    Oil and gas pipelines and terminals are increasingly targeted for cyber-attacks. Breaches affecting operational assets can have potentially serious safety, environmental or economic impact. An effective operational technology (OT) cybersecurity strategy needs to be put in place to mitigate the threats. So how do we get there? During this session, our expert speaker will cover:
    • The challenges faced by the pipelines and terminals sector
    • What peers are doing to improve cyber resilience
    • Strategies to consider for a cybersecurity program
    • Technologies for efficient cyber operations


    Kelly Murray (Confirmed Speaker)

    Douglas Morill, CISSP CISA (Confirmed Speaker)

    Melanie Little (Confirmed Moderator)






    6/13/2022
    1:50 pm - 2:55 pm
    Texas Ballroom - Salon H
    • Security and Emergency Response
    SECR 3


    Cybersecurity of Terminals and Other Critical Infrastructure; A National Priority - Part 2


    Description:
    Meatware – that’s what some hackers call people. Humans are by far the weakest link in your cyber defenses. We’re flawed - we forget, take shortcuts and get frustrated. We learn slowly and repeat mistakes. Cyber attackers know this and use our human nature to their greatest advantage. From tricking us into downloading malware, to exploiting our propensity to take shortcuts, they use us as a key part of their attacks. Fixing the “meatware” problem is a huge challenge for most organizations. It takes much more than an annual computer-based training to drive real change. It takes a complete program to change human behavior. In this presentation, we will explore the challenges of driving human behavior, explore the key elements of developing a comprehensive program and discuss different techniques to drive change.
     
    There is no easy fix for “meatware” – we’re only human after all. However, if you can drive best practices among your employees, partners and contractors, you will close the biggest vulnerability of your cybersecurity program.
     
    Attend this informative session to learn:
    • The most common flaws people present to organizations
    • Role and risk-based programs
    • Unfreezing, changing and refreezing mindsets
    • How to involve executives
    • Leveraging existing programs to use what works
    • Gamification and other techniques
    • Training advocates and influencers
    • Metrics for measuring change
    • Elements of a successful human behavior program: knowledge, transfer, and reinforcement.

    Speaker: Anirban “Sunny” Ghosh, ABS Group
     


    Vincent Di Cosimo (Confirmed Moderator)

    Anirban “Sunny” Ghosh, Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (Confirmed Speaker)






    6/13/2022
    3:00 pm - 4:10 pm
    Texas Ballroom - Salon H
    • Security and Emergency Response
    SECR 4


    Five Best Practices for Emergency Incident Response Preparedness


    Description:

    What is within your span of control when lowering the risk of a release or the chaos of an emergency? Our expert speakers will take you through five best practices to response preparedness for emergency pollution release incidents.

    Emergency incident disruptions can include a wide variety of areas such as juggling response plans, site investigations, working with regulatory agencies, managing regulatory affairs and documentation requests, stakeholder engagement, and not to mention the cost of business. Through expert knowledge of working emergency incidents, it is known that getting things back to business quickly is critical end goal.  You may stop to ask, what is within your span of control when lowering the risk of a release or the chaos of an emergency?   The simple answer is – your preparedness to respond.  Preparedness to respond is critical for an insured party but these same best practices are also applicable to the insurance carrier who may have exposure to such incidents.  Limiting disruption, mitigating risk, and understanding what the organization defines as normal operations are keys to preparing for the worst-case incident.

    Within this presentation, the five best practices listed below are associated with incident response preparedness and will be discussed in further detail: 

    • Drills and Exercises
    • Planning
    • Implementation of internal response teams
    • Partnership with industry experts and regulatory agencies 
    • Right resources and equipment deployed at the right time

    The session will include case study to illustrate the cost mitigation advantages of applying the lessons described above.  Session participants will gain knowledge from real-world examples of incident management, best practices for mitigation of losses, and considerations for establishing a path back to normal operations.



    Karl Bernard (Confirmed Moderator)

    Michael Sobel (Confirmed Speaker)