2019 Training Courses - 4C Conference



4C Conference 2019 Training Courses

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The 2019 4C Conference will offer training courses on a variety of health, safety, environmental, and compliance topics.

Training courses will be held February 7-8, at the Hilton Austin hotel in Austin, Texas.

CEU/PDH credits and certificates are available on request.

Keep an eye on this page for updates as new courses are added.

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4C offers attendees the opportunity to register for the full conference for a flat fee which includes access to all training courses, presentations, meals, and events. Full conference pricing is detailed in the table below.

Full Conference Attendee Registration Options
(You get access to all training courses, presentations, meals, and events for one price.)
Registration Type Registration Item Regular Price
Industry
(End-users, industry personnel, refinery/chemical plant employees)
Full Conference Registration $1,495
Non-Industry
(Vendors, consultants, OEMs)
Full Conference Registration $2,450
Government Employees
(Regulatory/municipal employees)
Full Conference Registration $1,225
Students
(Students actively enrolled in a college/university)
Full Conference Registration $100


Alternatively, attendees may register and pay for training courses individually. Access to presentations day may also be purchased separately. Meals and events are included in a La carte registrations. a La Carte pricing is detailed below.

a La Carte Attendee Registration Options*
(You pick which training courses to register for. Courses are priced according to their length. Access to presentations can be purchased separately. Meals and events are included.)
*Prices not subject to early-bird discount
*a La carte pricing includes a $150 service fee
Registration Type Registration Item Price
Industry
(End-users, industry personnel, refinery/chemical plant employees)
16-Hour or 16-Hour+ Training Course $950
8-Hour Training Course $425
2 or 4-Hour Training Course $295
Access to Breakout Presentations $825
Non-Industry
(Vendors, consultants, OEMs)
16-Hour or 16-Hour+ Training Course $1,475
8-Hour Training Course $575
2 or 4-Hour Training Course $350
Access to Breakout Presentations $1,275

Note: This is a preliminary agenda. Courses and schedules are subject to change.

Air Permitting

A Roadmap to the Future of Air Quality Permitting

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Robert Opiela - Co-Founder, NaviKnow Solutions

Course Date and Time

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 10:00AM

Course Length

2 Hours

Course Description

In this 2-hour course, you will become aware of the resources and tools available online that can help you expedite the air quality permitting process, where you can go to access them, how to put them into action now, and what paradigm shifts are to come in the future for air quality permitting.

To determine if a project triggers federal or state permitting requirements or the current BACT for a facility, data is needed to answer these questions and many more. The permit application must contain justifications for all selections, claims, and decisions or the permitting review process gets bogged down. Learn what technologies are available today and which ones can be leveraged in the not too distant future that will accelerate the permit application preparation and review processes.

Topics Covered

  • Air Quality Permitting Process
  • Air Emissions Inventory Data
  • Ambient Air Monitoring Data
  • Air Quality Permitting Data

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CEMS

Advanced Stack Testing

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Jordan Laster - Vice President of Analytics, Alliance Source Testing
Paula Metz - Technical Services Assistant Manager, Alliance Source Testing

Course Date and Time

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 1:00PM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Description

This training session will focus on advanced stack testing and analytical techniques and provide insight into quantifying low-level emissions and options for real time or onsite analytical techniques. In addition, this training will provide a deeper dive into quantifying test method bias and uncertainty and include case studies from previously conducted testing.


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Air Permitting

Air Permitting Essentials

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Johnny Vermillion - Air Permitting Expert, Spirit Environmental
Robert Osborn - Senior Project Manager, Spirit Environmental

Course Date and Time

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 8:00AM

Course Length

8 Hours

Course Description

This 1 Day introductory course is designed to grow your knowledge of the fundamentals of air permitting, from the basic structure of relevant air regulations to the types of air emission sources you need to know. Examples of topics includes: General Air Introduction, Construction/Modification Options, Physical and Operational Changes, Upstream & Downstream Effects, Baseline Actual Emission Rates, Reasonably Available Control Technology (“RACT”), and Best Available Control Technology (“BACT”) to name a few.


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Air Permitting

Air Permitting for Experts

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Johnny Vermillion - PE, Program Manager, Spirit Environmental
Leah Pullin - Senior Project Manager, Spirit Environmental
Aaron Hebert - Senior Project Manager, Spirit Environmental

Course Date and Time

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 8:00AM

Course Length

8 Hours

Course Description

This course is designed to provide a forum for those who already have considerable air permitting experience an environment to interact with each other and the trainers to share experiences regarding some of the nuances of air permitting policy, regulations, and guidance. The examples provided in the class will provide a framework to explore and discuss some of the “gray areas” that can make air permitting challenging. The primary focus of the training will be federal new source review (NSR).

Topics Covered

Recent Federal NSR Policy Shifts
Federal NSR Applicability Determinations
Demand Growth Exclusion (What Could Have Been Accommodated)
Permit Application Requirements and Procedures
Dispersion Modeling for the Permit Manager
Other PSD Requirements (Visibility, etc.)
Plant-wide Applicability Limit Permits
Nonattainment NSR
Minor Source Permitting


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Process Joint Integrity and Maintenance
New in 2019

Bolting and Joint Assembly Topics Workshop 1

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Chris Krantz - Training Manager, HYTORC

Course Date and Time

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 8:00AM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Description

Based on ASME Training and Development, the bolting experts at HYTORC will present an overview on flange assembly principles and practices. The bolted joint assembly principles are geared toward bolting personnel at the field mechanic, supervisory, and reliability engineering levels to address the technological and practical problems of assembling bolted joints in large scale industrial applications. Workshop attendees will be introduced to proper techniques for inspection, assembly, disassembly and bolted joint tightening in an effective and safe manner with minimal supervision.


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Process Joint Integrity and Maintenance
New in 2019

Bolting and Joint Assembly Topics Workshop 2

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Chris Krantz - Training Manager, HYTORC

Course Date and Time

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 1:00PM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Description

Based on ASME Training and Development, the bolting experts at HYTORC will present an overview on flange assembly principles and practices. The bolted joint assembly principles are geared toward bolting personnel at the field mechanic, supervisory, and reliability engineering levels to address the technological and practical problems of assembling bolted joints in large scale industrial applications. Workshop attendees will be introduced to proper techniques for inspection, assembly, disassembly and bolted joint tightening in an effective and safe manner with minimal supervision.


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Process Joint Integrity and Maintenance
New in 2019

Bolting and Joint Assembly Topics Workshop 3

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Chris Krantz - Training Manager, HYTORC

Course Date and Time

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 8:00AM

Course Length

2 Hours

Course Description

Based on ASME Training and Development, the bolting experts at HYTORC will present an overview on flange assembly principles and practices. The bolted joint assembly principles are geared toward bolting personnel at the field mechanic, supervisory, and reliability engineering levels to address the technological and practical problems of assembling bolted joints in large scale industrial applications. Workshop attendees will be introduced to proper techniques for inspection, assembly, disassembly and bolted joint tightening in an effective and safe manner with minimal supervision.


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Process Joint Integrity and Maintenance
New in 2019

Bolting and Joint Assembly Topics Workshop 4

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Chris Krantz - Training Manager, HYTORC

Course Date and Time

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 10:00AM

Course Length

2 Hours

Course Description

Based on ASME Training and Development, the bolting experts at HYTORC will present an overview on flange assembly principles and practices. The bolted joint assembly principles are geared toward bolting personnel at the field mechanic, supervisory, and reliability engineering levels to address the technological and practical problems of assembling bolted joints in large scale industrial applications. Workshop attendees will be introduced to proper techniques for inspection, assembly, disassembly and bolted joint tightening in an effective and safe manner with minimal supervision.


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Process Joint Integrity and Maintenance
New in 2019

Bolting and Joint Assembly Topics Workshop 5

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Chris Krantz - Training Manager, HYTORC

Course Date and Time

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 1:00PM

Course Length

2 Hours

Course Description

Based on ASME Training and Development, the bolting experts at HYTORC will present an overview on flange assembly principles and practices. The bolted joint assembly principles are geared toward bolting personnel at the field mechanic, supervisory, and reliability engineering levels to address the technological and practical problems of assembling bolted joints in large scale industrial applications. Workshop attendees will be introduced to proper techniques for inspection, assembly, disassembly and bolted joint tightening in an effective and safe manner with minimal supervision.


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Process Joint Integrity and Maintenance
New in 2019

Bolting and Joint Assembly Topics Workshop 6

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Chris Krantz - Training Manager, HYTORC

Course Date and Time

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 3:00PM

Course Length

2 Hours

Course Description

Based on ASME Training and Development, the bolting experts at HYTORC will present an overview on flange assembly principles and practices. The bolted joint assembly principles are geared toward bolting personnel at the field mechanic, supervisory, and reliability engineering levels to address the technological and practical problems of assembling bolted joints in large scale industrial applications. Workshop attendees will be introduced to proper techniques for inspection, assembly, disassembly and bolted joint tightening in an effective and safe manner with minimal supervision.


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PFAS/Panels
New in 2019

Building a Green Future: Sustainability Beyond Compliance

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Andy Shurtleff - Market Manager, Refining and Petrochemical, Airgas - an Air Liquide Company
Leslie Wong - Principal Consultant, SLR Consulting

Course Date and Time

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 1:00PM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Description

Session 1- Strategic Sustainability: Best Practice Models for Development and Implementation
Keynote- Leslie Wong- Partner- SLR Consulting
Leslie works with companies to help them build a framework for their programs which helps with identification of and participation with activities that clearly complement their mission.
Industry speakers will include corporate leaders who can share some of their work including successes, lessons learned and opportunities for improved effectiveness going forward

Session 2- Sustainability in Action: Industry Initiatives Underway
Keynote- Matthew Todd- Program Director- The Environmental Partnership and Sr. Policy Advisor- API
Matthew is the program leader for the industry initiative to reduce Methane emissions that now boasts 51 member companies
Industry speakers for this session will be highlighting specific industry programs they have in the works and how these programs provide environmental benefits.


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Fenceline Monitoring

BWON Auditing for Experts

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Ken Garing - Retired US EPA Chemical Engineer,
Calvin Niss - Senior Vice President, Trihydro Corporation
Steve Probst - Founder and CEO, 4C Marketplace and Conference, 4C Marketplace

Course Date and Time

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 8:00AM

Course Length

8 Hours

Course Description

Ken Garing, Calvin Niss and Steve Probst will provide tips, tools and tricks to successful BWON audits. Topics covered will include commonly missed streams, common violations, recommendations for best management practices and key elements of sustainable programs with a low cost of compliance.

Whether your BWON program is in tip top shape, needs a tune up or is a broken down mule, don’t miss this opportunity to collaborate and connect with the collective wisdom of these three old timers.


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Fenceline Monitoring

BWON Fundamentals – Implementing a Comprehensive BWON Program

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Calvin Niss - Senior Vice President, Trihydro Corporation
Erin Novini - Chemical Engineer, P.E., Trihydro Corporation

Course Date and Time

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 1:00PM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Description

In this workshop, Trihydro will show you how to implement a BWON compliance program efficiently and cost-effectively. We realize that things change and people change – this training will help those who are just stepping into BWON roles or who have been in their roles for less than 5 years. Our experienced team has assisted over 50 refinery and chemical plants with BWON consent decree compliance, auditing, and program implementation since the inception of the rule in 1992.


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EHS Best Management Practices

CAD + Compliance Excellence (AutoCAD + Plant3D + Revit)

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Shale Robison - Business Development and Technology Consultant for CAD/BIM, Environmental Intellect
Mike Johnson - President, EiCAD, LLC
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Course Dates and Times

Thursday, February 7, 2019: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday, February 8, 2019: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Course Length

16 Hours

Course Description

This 2-Day Workshop will foster a rich exchange of CAD knowledge and discussion on how CAD + Compliance Professionals can work together to elevate various compliance programs, including but not limited to PSM, LDAR, BWON, and RSR. On the agenda: easy-and-inexpensive electronic P&ID highlighting, as-built updates of P&IDs and isometrics, as well as 3D laser scan technology.


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CEMS

Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS) Fundamentals

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Tim Kuiken - National Sales Manager, M&C TechGroup
Brian Fowler - Director of Implementations & Marketing , Environmental Systems Corporation
Paula Metz - Technical Services Assistant Manager, Alliance Source Testing

Course Date and Time

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 8:00AM

Course Length

8 Hours

Course Description

The training session will cover the fundamentals of continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS) from the regulatory drivers requiring CEMS, to CEMS equipment, design, control, and reporting software. The class will discuss the various types of CEMS including fully extractive cold/dry, hot/wet, dilution extractive, and in-situ as well as hardware including probes, sample line, coolers, filters, analyzers, controllers, and data acquisition and handling systems (DAHS).

Perspectives will be provided by:
M&C TechGroup North America
Environmental Systems Corporation
Alliance Source Testing


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EHS Best Management Practices
New in 2019

EHS Management Software

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Instructor(s) / Participants

TBD - Gensuite, LLC

Course Date and Time

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 8:00AM

Course Length

2 Hours

Course Description

Description coming soon.


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LDAR / Fugitive Emissions Prevention
New in 2019

EPA Protocol Gases Defined and Detailed

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Andy Shurtleff - Market Manager, Refining and Petrochem, Airgas - an Air Liquide Company
Phil Midgett - Director of Environmental Products and Services,

Course Date and Time

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 8:00AM

Course Length

2 Hours

Course Description

This course focuses on defining EPA Protocol calibration standards to help users understand what they are….. and are not. Discussion will include a review of applicable regulatory rules for the Refining and Chemicals industries along with discussion of applicable Protocol and Quasi-Protocol standards for compliance. This will include a look at Certified and Zero gases and what these classifications might actually mean for a given application.


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Air Permitting
New in 2019

EPCRA/TRI Training

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Bob LaRosa - Division Manager, Aarcher Inc.

Course Date and Time

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 10:30AM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Description

The course covers current EPCRA applicability and reporting requirements, including multiple chemical lists, applicability thresholds, required reporting, deadlines, available reporting tools, and mandatory documentation. Practical applications of the requirements are provided for various industry sectors and for Federal agencies. Illustrative scenarios are presented on industrial and Federal agency reporting under EPCRA Section 313 to provide a clear understanding of where to focus attention and how to apply the complex guidance of the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) requirements to actual facility operations.


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EHS Emerging Technologies

FAA 107 Drone Certification

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Uzkar Ibrahim - Vice President of Business Development, 4C Marketplace/Sage EHS China

Course Date and Time

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 1:00PM

Course Length

2 Hours

Course Description

The part 107 small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) course describes the certification and operational requirements to operate sUAS in the National Airspace System (NAS) under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 107, small Unmanned Aircraft Systems.


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Fenceline Monitoring
New in 2019

Fenceline Monitoring: Training, Updates & Software Automation

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Jason Robles - President, Camsco
Jesse Miller - Vice President, Camsco

Course Date and Time

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 10:00

Course Length

2 Hours

Course Description

From the field techs that swap out bi-weekly samples, laboratory staff that analyze tubes, consultants and onsite environmental staff, this training will provide valuable insights and information to everyone involved. Fenceline Data is due to be reported in the Spring of 2019 and the latest guidelines for submitting results to the EPA will be discussed. We will also take a comprehensive look at how TubeTrack™ Fenceline Monitoring Software automation optimizes each step of the bi-weekly process. Now that everyone has completed their first year of compliance, we expect this to be an open dialogue where peers can learn and provide help to one another.

Brief overview of topics to be covered:

• Equipment handling per Method 325 A&B
• How to handle a high benzene value
• Submitting results to the EPA
• What will the public see?
• Automation utilizing TubeTrack™


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Flare Instrument Analyzers and Sensors

Flare for Experts Class #1: Flare Regulatory Compliance

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Troy Boley - Vice President & Co-Founder, Spectrum Environmental Solutions
Herman Holm - Director - Specialty Environmental Services, Spectrum Environmental Solutions

Course Date and Time

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 8:00AM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Description

Flares have found their way to the top of EPA’s list of priorities – from a National Enforcement Initiative to Consent Decrees, to NSPS Subpart Ja. The Flares Essentials course discusses the finer points of these regulations, walks you through the fundamentals of flaring, and uncovers opportunities for you to maximize your flare performance. It’s the right training at the right time to build a flares foundation for the future.


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Flare Instrument Analyzers and Sensors
New in 2019

Flares for Experts Class #2: Flare Flow Mass and Volume Measurement

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Instructor(s) / Participants

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Course Date and Time

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 1:00PM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Description

Moderated by Mike Hahn, formerly at Baker Hughes GE Oil and Gas, and Troy Boley of Spectrum, this course will offer unique perspectives on flow/composition measurement technologies and flare control techniques from several prominent flare monitoring system providers including:

  • Troy Boley – Vice President and Co-Founder, Spectrum Environmental Solutions
  • Dan Johnson – Senior Product Manager, Baker Hughes, A GE Company
  • Lei Sui – Global Product Manager, at Baker Hughes, A GE Company
  • James Shinkle – Business Development, Optical Scientific

 


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Flare Instrument Analyzers and Sensors
New in 2019

Flares for Experts Class #3: Flare Composition/BTU Measurement

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Dan Johnson - Sr. Product Manager, BakerHughes, A GE Company/Panametrics

Course Date and Time

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Description

Moderated by George Lipinski of Spectrum, this course will offer unique perspectives on flare  flow composition measurement technologies from several prominent flare monitoring system providers including:

Troy Boley – Vice President and Co-Founder, Spectrum Environmental Solutions
Blair Sullivan – Director of Sales, Vector Controls and Automation Group
Dan Johnson – Senior Product Manager, Baker Hughes, A GE Company
Lei Sui – Global Product Manager, at Baker Hughes, A GE Company
Chuck deCarlo – Industrial Project Manager, Extrel Core Mass Spectrometers


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Flare Instrument Analyzers and Sensors
New in 2019

Flares for Experts Class #4: Flare Control

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Dan Johnson - Sr. Product Manager, BakerHughes, A GE Company/Panametrics

Course Date and Time

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 1:00PM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Description

Moderated by Dan Johnson of BHGE, this course will offer unique perspectives on flare control technologies from several prominent flare control system providers including:

Dan Johnson – Senior Product Manager, Baker Hughes, A GE Company
Lei Sui – Global Product Manager, at Baker Hughes, A GE Company
Jamie Marsden – Business Development Manager, Emerson Process Management

 


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LDAR / Fugitive Emissions Prevention

Guideware Software Training

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Greg Sherman - Project Manager, GuideWare Systems
Ben Hopkins - Lead Programmer, GuideWare Systems
Jeremy McLeod - Project Manager, GuideWare Systems

Course Date and Time

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 1:00PM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Description

Learn what is new in the GuideWare LDAR software, and how to utilize its newest, advanced features to enhance and improve your LDAR program.

Topics Covered:

What’s new in GuideWare version 2.5
•Using Electronic P&ID Drawings for your Inventory Jobs
•Introducing ‘GuideWare Connect’ Mobile Connection Application
•Configuring GuideWare for Subpart OOOOa
•Inspection Workflow with an Android Tablet and the IR Camera
•Audit Survival Tools – Learn how to audit your own data


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LDAR / Fugitive Emissions Prevention
New in 2019

Guideware Software Workshop

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Greg Sherman - Project Manager, GuideWare Systems
Ben Hopkins - Lead Programmer, GuideWare Systems
Jeremy McLeod - Project Manager, GuideWare Systems

Course Date and Time

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 10:00AM

Course Length

2 Hours

Course Description

Coming Soon.


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Professional Development

HSE Leadership Excellence

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Shane Kling - Founder + Chemical Engineer, Environmental Intellect
Eric Allen - CEO, Environmental Intellect
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Course Date and Time

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 8:00AM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Description

Leadership in HSE is underrated – especially when the “cost of noncompliance” can result in NOVs, CDs and other “ugly” acronyms. This ½ Day Workshop will feature presentations by various HSE Leaders to share lessons learned, knowledge and wisdom to guide early HSE professionals to senior-level HSE and Plant managers.


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Oil and Gas

In-Situ Remediation of Hydrocarbon and Saltwater Impacted Soils

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Buddy Gaertner - President, Integro Solutions

Course Date and Time

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 8:00AM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Description

The workshop would provide an overview on delineation and remediation of both hydrocarbon and saltwater contaminated soils. It will cover the major mechanisms that contribute to environmental degradation of soils due to contamination by these two constituents. These include toxic substances, hydrophobicity of soil, osmotic imbalance by dissolved solids as well as sodicity of soil. Course will include approaches to delineation of spill with considerations for both economics and diligence. Finally, it will include remediation strategies with an emphasis on in-situ strategies.

Topics Covered

  • Soil Remediation
  • Accidental Releases
  • Spills
  • Hydrocarbon Contamination
  • Saltwater Contamination

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LDAR / Fugitive Emissions Prevention

LDAR – Beyond Basics and Underneath the Rules

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Brian Whitley - Vice President of Compliance, EMSI

Course Date and Time

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 8:00AM

Course Length

8 Hours

Course Description

An in depth look at LDAR Basics from a fresh perspective.


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LDAR / Fugitive Emissions Prevention

LDAR Best Practices and Excellence

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Shane Kling - Founder + Chemical Engineer, Environmental Intellect
Eric Allen - CEO, Environmental Intellect

Course Date and Time

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 8:00AM

Course Length

8 Hours

Course Description

Take an intense dive into best practices, continuous improvement and new-generation technology for all things Leak Detection and Repair / Fugitive Emissions. This workshop will feature discussion on LDAR program revalidation, as well as technology, tools and work practices to help elevate your LDAR program to excellence with cost-effective and efficient opportunities for improvement.


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LDAR / Fugitive Emissions Prevention
New in 2019

LDAR Modernization and Excellence

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Shane Kling - CEO, Environmental Intellect (Ei)
Eric Allen - CEO , Environmental Intellect (Ei)

Course Date and Time

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 8:00AM

Course Length

8 Hours

Course Description

Description coming soon.


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Oil and Gas
New in 2019

Liquids Fuels Terminals – Basics of Environmental Permitting and Compliance

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Tony Shoberg - Senior Chemical Engineer, Barr Engineering

Course Date and Time

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 8:00AM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Description

This 4-hour course will provide an overview of environmental compliance and permitting requirements for liquid fuels terminals. The goal of this course is to provide environmental professionals, terminal operators or managers, and other interested parties a basic understanding of the environmental compliance programs applicable to fuels terminals. Topics include:

  • Types of facilities and operations
  • Air emission units and applicable regulations
  • Water pollution sources and applicable regulatory programs
  • Waste generating activities and regulatory requirements
  • Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA)
  • Oil Pollution Prevention requirements such as facility response and spill prevention plans
  • Storage tank regulations

This course does not include detailed applicability evaluations, pipeline operation requirements, or gasoline dispensing (gas station) operations.


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EHS Instrumentation for O&G and Petrochemicals / EMACT
New in 2019

Mass Spec Gas Analyzers: Operation and Maintenance

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Chuck DeCarlo - Industrial Business Unit Manager, Extrel CMS
Jim Brenner - Product Specialist, Extrel CMS
Haley Gabor - Product Specialist, Extrel CMS

Course Date and Time

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 8:00AM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Description

Industrial mass spectrometers are fast, full-composition gas analyzers used for flare gas compliance, trace contaminants in air, and fenceline monitoring. They continuously quantify hydrocarbons, sulfurs, air components, VOCs, and other chemicals in complex, dynamic samples. This course will cover all the basics of operation, maintenance and application. Come see the mass spec, learn how to calibrate and run an analysis, and perform a full PM.


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Oil and Gas

Oil & Gas Air Regulations – What You Need to Focus on Now

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Jay Christopher - Senior Scientist, Trihydro
Calvin Niss - Senior Vice President, Trihydro
Chad Flynn - Lead Project IT Professional, Trihydro

Course Date and Time

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 1:00PM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Description

The oil and gas sector has seen massive regulatory change since 2016, particularly with respect to air compliance requirements.  Regulations have issued, withdrawn, and modified by multiple regulatory agencies.  In addition, challenges to some of these regulations have been made in the courts.  The end result is a confusing mix of regulations, policies and expectations.

This workshop will provide some clarity and direction about what the oil and gas sector should be doing now.  While not providing formal legal guidance, the workshop will address the compliance challenges confronting upstream and midstream oil and gas companies in meeting EPA and BLM regulations, as well as some evolving issues at the State level.  We will particularly focus on EPA’s New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) OOOOa requirements around the implementation of a volatile organic compound (VOC) and methane leak detection and repair (LDAR) monitoring and reporting program as well as associated with the final Bureau of Land Management (BLM) venting and flaring rule (e.g., Waste Prevention) requirements.  We will also provide some insights and approaches to recordkeeping and reporting approaches under these programs.


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Wastewater Solutions for the O&G Industry
New in 2019

Operations Troubleshooting of Biological Treatment in Refineries and Petrochemical Facilities

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Instructor(s) / Participants

D'Ann Wilkins - Managing Principal, SLR Consulting
Todd Lusk - Senior Engineer, SLR Consulting

Course Date and Time

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 8:00AM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Description

This course will provide practical information and guidance to attendees on effective operation of their biological treatment units, as well as the available tools to troubleshoot process upsets and employ corrective actions. Attendees of this training session will acquire information and skills necessary to provide proactive responses to abnormal conditions in their biological treatment process, allowing them to avoid upsets leading to effluent noncompliance or recover from them more quickly. Specific subjects covered in this session will include:

Basic Principles of Biological Treatment and Solids Separation
Growth Pressures for Biological Treatment
Monitoring Bioreactor Health
Identifying and Correcting Abnormal Operating Conditions
Troubleshooting with Microscopic Evaluations

This session will also include a real-time demonstration of a microscopic examination on samples of activated sludge. Attendees are encouraged to bring samples from their facilities to be analyzed during the course.


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PFAS/Panels
New in 2019

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS): Latest Developments in Analysis, Risk Evaluation, Remediation, and Regulations

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Mitch Olson Ph.D, P.E. - Environmental Engineer, Trihydro Corporation
Andrew Pawlisz - Program Specialist/Senior Toxicologist, Trihydro Corporation

Course Date and Time

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 8:00AM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Description

Should we be concerned about PFAS? PFAS compounds are a large group of persistent environmental contaminants used for firefighting, mist suppression, and industrial processes. These constituents have become a concern due to the increased frequency of detections in public water supplies, surface water, human receptors, and wildlife throughout the United States and globally. Combined with their persistence, widespread mobility, and ubiquitous presence, concerns with the potential for toxicity to the human health and the environment, have made PFAS a current issue of considerable interest.
This workshop is intended for refinery environmental professionals seeking to understand PFAS as an issue of emerging concern and gather latest information. The presentation topics include identity, history, uses, sources, fate and transport, analytical and field methods, levels in human receptors and environment, toxicology and risk assessment, regulations, remediation, practical case studies, legal, and next steps. Following the presentations, a panel comprised of industry, government, academic, laboratory, vendor, and consultancy experts will engage the attendees in a discussion on any of the deliberated topics. The workshop will conclude with a synopsis of the presentations, addressing the question posed at the beginning of this abstract.


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Oil & Gas/Refinery Best Management Practices
New in 2019

Potpourri – NSPS Refinery MACT

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Jay Christopher - Sr. Business Unit Advisor - Air & Process Services, Trihydro Corporation

Course Date and Time

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 8:00AM

Course Length

2 Hours

Course Description

Refinery Air Rules – What’s the Latest?

The refining air regulatory compliance world continues to churn.  How do you keep up with it all?  What should we expect over the next two years?  This two-hour workshop will provide you with insights from people at the front lines of these issues.

This workshop is intended for refining and chemical sector environmental staff seeking to build their understanding of current air issues.  We are targeting an interactive session, so please come prepared to learn and share.

There will be short presentations on current hot topics affecting the following issues:

  • Refinery Sector Rule implementation issues, including fenceline monitoring (your reports are due soon!)
  • Benzene Waste National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) and New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) QQQ
  • Flares … have you finished your Continuous Parameter Monitoring System (CPMS) plans?
  • Recent EPA Air Permitting Policy Changes
  • Leak detection and repair (LDAR) and optical gas imaging programs
  • Storage Tanks

Following the presentations, a panel comprised of industry, government, and consulting experts will engage the attendees in a discussion on these and other discussion topics of interest to the attendees.

 

 


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Air Permitting
New in 2019

Practical Dispersion Modeling

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Robert Opiela - CEO, NaviKnow LLC

Course Date and Time

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 1:00PM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Description

In this 4-hour, to-the-point workshop, you will be presented with all the information needed to complete nearly every dispersion modeling analysis you will ever perform in your career. We will list which model programs are needed, what data is required for those programs, where to find those data, and how to manipulate the data to construct your input files to get the model running so you can get your job done. We will also cover tips and techniques to help you streamline your workflow.


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Oil and Gas

Process Heater and Boiler Tune Up Training

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Mike Sanders - Principal Engineer, Alpha3 Consulting LLC
John Bacon - Senior Project Manager, TRC Companies, Inc.

Course Date and Time

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 1:00PM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Description

Heater and boiler tuning is not a new practice, but with the advent of 40 CFR 63 Subpart DDDDD, or the Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional (ICI) Heater and Boiler MACT Rule, it is required for all affected major source facilities. Despite the initial belief that MACT DDDDD is just another costly EPA regulation, implementation of the work practice standard has provided a wealth of information substantiating that regular heater and boiler tune-ups can save significant costs through improvements in fuel efficiency, energy reduction credits, and safety. More notably, there is a simple payback on the tune-up services within months. Heater and boiler tuning has been described as part science and part intimate knowledge of the equipment’s operational characteristics and process needs. And while many facilities believe their heaters and boilers to be well optimized, compliance tuning efforts have revealed that this is not always the case. Course instructors have a combined, 60-plus years of tuning and environmental regulatory experience which they will share with attendees to better educate industry on the importance of combustion optimization and to help align the efforts of operations/process and environmental departments on practices that benefit both.

In this course, attendees will:

Review the subpart DDDDD Heater and Boiler MACT Regulation;
Cover the technical aspects of combustion tuning;
Review key aspects of combustion engineering and burner performance;
Address the regulatory compliance requirements for tune ups;
Look at MACT DDDDD case studies for which regularly occurring tune ups have been performed;
Discuss the benefits of heater and boiler tuning including cost savings, energy reduction credits, safety, and alignment with organizational values;
Summarize a host of other thermal energy systems that are also beneficial to assess for energy efficiency improvements.


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RMP/PSM

PSM Excellence / PHA Best Practices

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Monica Jimenez - Executive Leader, PSM Lead, Environmental Intellect (Ei)

Course Date and Time

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 8:00AM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Description

A workshop dedicated to best practices for PSM compliance, implementation, and ongoing continuous improvement, including PHA revalidation techniques and technology (e.g., PHA Pro), auditing, and P&ID-driven PSI updates!

Led by: Ei’s PSM Team


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RMP/PSM
New in 2019

PSM from an OSHA Compliance Officer Perspective

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Ric Hartung - Senior Consultant, Process & Safety Solutions LLC

Course Date and Time

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 1:00PM

Course Length

2 Hours

Course Description

OSHA arrives at your facility unannounced, the OSHA compliance officer, or CHSO, shows their badge, and asks to speak with the most senior person in charge. What do you do next? If you have experienced this first hand, you know it is somewhat intimidating. If you have not had the experience, then knowing and understanding the process itself and how the inspection is normally conducted can ease the intimidation and make for a comfortable situation. Of course, if you have known compliance issues, then it can be somewhat stressful, but even then, there are some things that you can do to minimize the number of citations you may receive.


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EHS Emerging Technologies
New in 2019

Quantitative Optical Gas Imaging

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Yousheng Zeng - CEO, Providence Photonics
Jon Morris - Chief Technical Officer, Providence Photonics

Course Date and Time

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 1:00PM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Description

This 4-hour course covers the fundamentals of quantitative optical gas imaging and introduces the latest features of the QL320 quantitative optical gas imaging method. Course work is followed with hands on training and a certification is awarded to successful participants.

Providence Photonics, LLC is announcing the latest release of the QL320 Quantitative Optical Gas Imaging (QOGI) product. This new version brings many highly requested improvements to the company’s quantitative method following the success of the original QL320 launched in February of 2017. “The QL320 Version 2 represents a significant advancement for quantitative optical gas imaging.” says Jon Morris, CTO of Providence Photonics. “Not only have we improved the performance of the method, but we have also incorporated feedback from our user community to improve the overall form and function of the product.”

The QL320 is used in conjunction with a FLIR GF320 or GFx320 handheld gas imaging camera. The QL320 is portable, easy to use, and provides results in the field within seconds. With the QL320, a leak can be quantified to establish the environmental benefit of a Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) program or to determine the dollar value of lost product. This allows users to quantify the leak rate when a leak is detected by the FLIR GF320 or GFx320 cameras.

Key new features in Version 2 include a continuous mode, which gives the user immediate feedback from the QL320 method to assess the quality of the background and plume extraction. The continuous mode also provides a real time result with 1-second, 5-second and 1-minute rolling averages. Providing the user with rolling averages for leak rate results in higher precision than the previous batch method. Additional features in Version 2 include an image mask to suppress noise or reflections, an interactive delta temperature tool and a streamlined file management system.


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CEMS

Stack Testing Essentials

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Paula Metz - Technical Services Assistant Manager, Alliance Source Testing
Jordan Laster - V.P. Analytical Services, Alliance Source Testing

Course Date and Time

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 8:00AM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Description

The goal of this training session is to familiarize attendees with the steps necessary to conduct a successful stack test starting with the initial proposal request through submittal of the final test report. We will identify all of the items needed by the stack tester to design a test and discuss various test methods and the challenges encountered when conducting each of them. This will be an interactive session where attendees will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with some test equipment and ask questions about their specific situations and learn from the experiences of the stack tester as well as those of their peers.

Topics Covered

  • Stack Testing 101…Preparing for a successful stack test (morning)
  • Challenges to measuring low-level PM
  • Challenges to measuring VOCs

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Tanks

Tanks Essentials

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Jim Miller - Sr. Environmental Engineer, Delek US

Course Date and Time

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 8:00AM

Course Length

8 Hours

Course Description

When it comes to storage tanks, sorting through the applicable requirements and calculation options can be very confusing and we are here to help you get it right. Our Tanks Essentials Workshop is ideal for anyone who has responsibility for complying with or enforcing air permits/regulations for storage tanks. We cover topics ranging from tank design and control technologies to emissions estimating to rule compliance.


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Air Permitting

US EPA Alternative Method 082 (Visible Emissions Management Certification)

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Shawn Dolan - President, Virtual Technology, LLC

Course Date and Time

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 8:00AM

Course Length

4 Hours

Course Description

The course will review the history and evolution of visible emission measurement. Moving from Ringelman to Method 9 to the current state of the art, Alternative Method 082. The course will detail the use of the ALT 082 in the field demonstrating cost savings and data quality improvements. The course will discuss the citizen science of camera based opacity measurement and the various enforcement operations using cameras to improve data quality. The course will discuss the operations of Digital Cameras for VEE and teach the use of cameras to include proper framing and recordation of Visible Emissions to include the documentation necessary to build an sustainable observation. The course will conclude with a run down of camera options and certified tools. All attendees will receive a Digital Camera Operator for Alternative Method 082 certification that can be activated upon return to their facility.


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EHS Best Management Practices

Utilizing Savings, Safety and Reliability With Whole Utilities System Evaluations

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Instructor(s) / Participants

James Nipper - Vice President, Petro Chemical Energy

Course Date and Time

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 10:00

Course Length

2 Hours

Course Description

This workshop will go over the importance of whole utilities system evaluations. It will also cover air & gas leak surveys, steam leak surveys, steam trap surveys, and insulation surveys. The instructor will add air assessments, steam assessments, energy assessments, and hydraulic modeling. The course will discuss the importance of having these services done at your plant based on information from our companies case studies and many years of experience. The instructor will show how each service can save you money from an economical view and how each service can make your plant safer to work in and run more efficiently. This is a much more complex best practice project that can save your plant money and down time and keep your employees safer and will help reduce your carbon foot print.


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Wastewater Solutions for the O&G Industry
New in 2019

Wastewater Management in Petroleum Refineries

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Instructor(s) / Participants

Multiple - See Course Description -

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Course Date and Time

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 8:00AM

Course Length

8 Hours

Course Description

With participation from:

  • Gerald Seidl, Co-Founder of Headworks International and Honorary Consul of Austria for Texas, Oklahoma & Arkansas
  • Somnath Basu, Ph.D., PE, MBA, BCEE, Vice President Global Process Engineering & Chief Technology Officer, Headworks International
  • Robert Reimers, Ph.D., Professor and Consultant at Tulane University
  • Paul Sun, Consultant Industrial Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Shil Basu, P.E., Sales Director Americas, Memstar USA
  • Charlie Meyer, Global Discipline Lead and Manager Ecotoxicology, Shell Oil Company
  • Carl Adams, Principal, ENVIRON
  • Davis Ford, Professor

This workshop will cover topics on wastewater sources and treatment technologies of a typical petroleum refinery. Wastewater characteristics will be explained based on fundamental concepts of chemistry and microbiology. This will provide the foundation for discussions on treatment technologies. The impacts of types of crudes and their processing steps in typical refinery operation will be discussed in detail. Working principles of various treatment technologies will be supplemented by case studies and troubleshooting guidelines. Attendees will be engineers, mid-level managers and operators of refineries and engineering & consulting firms. They will benefit from this workshop in understanding characterization; oil/solids removal; equalization; biological treatment; biological solids separation; selenium control and water reuse. It will be an interactive session where the participants will have ample opportunities to engage in discussions and network during breaks (including lunch break) and at the end of presentations.

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