2019 Agenda

Monday, March 11, 2019
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM2019 SynGas Invitational Golf Tournament
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM2019 SynGas Sporting Clay Tournament
5:00 PM - 6:30 PMSundown Shindig
6:30 PM - 11:00 PMHospitality Suites

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
7:00 AM - 8:00 AMBreakfast
8:15 AM - 9:45 AMProducer Roundtable
9:45 AM - 10:30 AMSWEET & SALTY BREAK
10:45 AM - 11:30 AMProducer roundtable session sign up
11:30 AM - 1:00 PMLUNCH
1:00 PM - 2:00 PMImprovements in safety during routine work
1:00 PM - 2:00 PMLubrication - Best Practices, Problems, Varnish in bearings, Reliability Rotating Machinery
1:00 PM - 2:00 PMNewcomers 101 Workshop for engineers with less than 5 years in the industry
1:00 PM - 2:00 PMOperator Training
1:00 PM - 2:00 PMReliability - Instrumentation & Controls
2:10 PM - 3:10 PMBurner Management, System Design Problems, Improvements, Effectiveness; Advanced Combustion Controls
2:10 PM - 3:10 PMConflicting Priorities - Safety vs. Production, Reliability vs. Cost, Downsizing
2:10 PM - 3:10 PMHTHA Inspection Techniques
2:10 PM - 3:10 PMPredictive Maintenance - Advanced techniques and equipment - Wireless, what are plants using?
2:10 PM - 3:10 PMQuality Issues with Machinery OEM's
3:10 PM - 3:50 PMPOPCORN BREAK
3:55 PM - 4:45 PMSIS - Achieving and maintaining SIL levels - independence - turbine trip valves
3:55 PM - 4:55 PMCompressor Sealing System Problems - Oil Buffered and Dry Gas Seals
3:55 PM - 4:55 PMReliability - Furnaces, Boilers, Exchangers, Vessels (MI) Refractory Insulation Systems in Reformers & Boiler Applications
3:55 PM - 4:55 PMSelecting and managing an engineering firm
3:55 PM - 4:55 PMUrea Ammonia and carbamate pumps - Valve & Packing Problems and Repair - Centrifugal pumps
5:00 PM - 11:00 PMHOSPITALITY SUITES

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
7:00 AM - 8:00 AMBREAKFAST
8:00 AM - 9:00 AMPRODUCER ROUNDTABLE BREAKOUT SESSIONS
9:15 AM - 10:15 AMPRODUCER ROUNDTABLE BREAKOUT SESSIONS
10:15 AM - 10:55 AMCUPCAKE COFFEE BREAK
11:00 AM - 12:00 PMPRODUCER ROUNDTABLE BREAKOUT SESSIONS
12:00 PM - 1:20 PMLUNCH
1:30 PM - 2:30 PMLarge Shutdown Planning & Execution
1:30 PM - 2:30 PMSafety Improvements, higher level standards / philosophies. Relief Devices & Systems - Reset Valves vs. Rupture Discs - Parallel Valves - Relief System Studies
1:30 PM - 2:30 PMUrea Process, materials procurement, specifications, QC
1:30 PM - 2:30 PMWORKSHOP TBA
2:40 PM - 3:40 PMIncident Investigation of process issues
2:40 PM - 3:40 PMRisk Ranking of Equipment & Methods Used
2:40 PM - 3:40 PMRotating Equipment Upgrades, Turbine Hp, Compressor Capacity, Speed, Bearings, Seals, Couplings
2:40 PM - 3:40 PMTechnology for Expansion & Efficiency Opportunity for Nitrogen Plants
3:40 PM - 4:15 PMBALL PARK BREAK
4:15 PM - 5:15 PMCatalyst Performance
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM OEM WORKSHOP
5:20 PM - 5:50 PMProducer Roundtable Closing Session
7:00 PM - 11:00 PMWILD WEST WEDNESDAY