2022 Agenda

MONDAY APRIL 25
SPORTING CLAY TOURNAMENT – COVEY RISE LODGE 8:00 A.M. – 2:30 P.M.
CAJUN DAY ON THE RIVER – LA PAVILLION – 11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
WELCOME RECEPTION – 5:00 -6:30 P.M. BATON ROUGE MARRIOTT, HOST HOTEL

*times and rooms subject to change

TECHNICAL PRESENTATION – MAINTENANCE

TECHNICAL PRESENTATION – OPERATIONS

BREAKOUT SESSION – NEWCOMERS

BREAKOUT SESSION – PROCESS

BREAKOUT SESSION – MAINTENANCE

APRIL 26 TUES

ROSE ROOM

CAMELIA ROOM

MAGNOLIA ROOM

AZALEA ROOM

8:00-9:00

OPENING SESSION – NEW TECHNOLOGY LASER CLEANING

Bartosz A. Dajnowski, MS, President, G.C. Laser Systems Inc. & Mark Carte, Becht, Pono Division, NDE SME

9:05-10:05

Steam Methane Reformer Tube Lifecycle Improvement via Inspection & Operations Best Practices

Grant Jacobson, Becht

Integrated APM: Seamless Management of Asset Strategy & Health

Chris Harrington, Bently Nevada

Challenges & Requirements of Proper Operation for Compressor Anti-Surge Valves Manuel Vasquez, REXA, Inc.

10:05 – 10:30

MORNING BREAK

10:30-11:30

API UPDATES / APPLICABLE CODES & STANDARDS

Ernie Blanchard, HSI Group

Rotating equipment and compressor issues, vibrations, lubrication and PM

Joe Moreno, FlexElement

SPENT CATALYST MANAGEMENT

Tim Cimperman, Amlon Group

11:30-1:00

LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

1:00-2:00

Workshop: The Evolution of Examination for HTHA in Fixed Equipment

Mark Carte, Becht

An Overview of Advanced Process Control (APC) Solutions for the fertilizer/syngas industry – why some projects fail and others are successful – Christian Moons, Ravi Guddeti, IPCOS

Reducing Fired Heater CO2 Emissions & Fuel Consumption Christian Chanel, TubeTech

2:05-3:05

Approach & FFS Brian Olsen, Becht

Trends in Machinery Protection & Condition Monitoring Technology

Mike Lockas, Bently Nevada

Steam Methane Reformers – James Cross, AMETEK LAND

3:05-3:30

AFTERNOON BREAK

3:30-4:30

Water management & Reuse Raymond Titsing, Suez

Rotating equipment basics 101 Mitch Romine,

B & E Resources

Managing SMR Life CyclesBrian Olson and Frank Sapienza (Andrew Cleverdon)

Becht

5:00-7:30

CRAWFISH BOIL

APRIL 27 WED

8:00-9:00

OPENING SESSION – PASSING DOWN INSTITUTIONAL KNOWLEDGE & GENERATIONAL COMMUNICATION  Gordon Swett and Katy Wright, Becht

ROSE ROOM

CAMELIA ROOM

MAGNOLIA ROOM

AZALEA ROOM

9:05-10:05

Reducing CO2 Emissions by Using Temperature Technology to Improve Process Efficiency of Steam Methane Reformers & Ethylene Crackers

James Cross, AMETEK Land

Best Practices Syngas Refractories – Kevin Paskale, Will Burak, Saint-Gobain

Optimizing Compressor Performance with High Precision Actuation and Tuning – Mike Murphy, Lambda Process Management, Inc/ REXA, Inc.

10:05-10:30

MORNING BREAK

10:30-11:30

Safe Operations of Low Temperature Shift Reactors Under Harsh Conditions Taylor Archer, Clariant Corporation

PSM Updates & Approaches John Mangus, Becht

PSV – control valves & relief valves

Manuel Vasquez, REXA

NEW TECHNOLOGY – Cat technology advancement – Simulator technologies. Gary Bennington, Unicat

11:30-1:00

LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

1:00-2:00

Coupling removal, installation & basic design Joe Moreno, FlexElement

PSM, Hydrogen managementWilliam Giang, PSRG

Steam Methane Reforming – Operator Training Session

Franz Petzold, Clariant

2:05-3:05

Effective Maintenance & Outage Practices

Kirk Blanchard, Ohmstede

Boiler Feedwater System Issues & Failures

Raymond Titsing, Suez

How Newcomers Can Make a Difference – Starting your First Job

Clyde Dooley

3:05-3:30

AFTERNOON BREAK

3:30 – 4:30

GENERAL SESSION WRAP UP

5:00-6:30

COCKTAIL HOUR