Annual ILTA conference to feature trade show, industry seminar
May 1, 2004 12:00 PM
THE 24TH annual International Operating Conference and Trade Show of the Independent Liquid Terminals Association (ILTA) scheduled June 14-17 in Houston, Texas, is expected to attract 3,000 people to its exhibitor floor.
The meeting will be held at the downtown George R Brown Convention Center and Hilton Americas Hotel, a move from many years at the Adams Mark Hotel in the western sector of the city. Growth in the number of exhibitors and attendees prompted the change to the convention center where extensive space is available.
The trade show focuses specifically on products, services, and technology important to owners and operators of bulk liquid terminals, aboveground storage tanks, and pipeline facilities.
Seminars are designed to provide information on subjects that include regulations, operations, and technology — all tailored for terminal operators, environmental and safety professionals, safety professionals, security managers, pipeline operators, and maintenance engineers.
The keynote session on June 14 features Jerry Thompson, chief operating office, CITGO Petroleum Corp. He will offer a perspective into the technical and operational challenges pipeline and terminal facilities face, including more stringent specifications on gasoline, diesel fuel, and passenger car motor oil. The cost and schedule impacts, as well as how the industry will cope with these issues, will be discussed in the presentation. Alternative fueled vehicles and their potential impact on the refining industry will also be discussed.
On June 15, the featured speaker, Daniel F Gilligan, president, Petroleum Marketers Association of America, will discuss new regulatory burdens, constantly changing fuel specifications, and increased competitive pressures.
He will also address the major structural changes now occurring in the downstream market and the implications for the terminaling industry.
The seminar program on June 14 will include: operations/industry updates, John Juzswik of FuelQuest Inc; fuel ethanol tanks and handling systems — parts one and two, Russell D Kane and Julio G. Maldonado, InterCorr International Inc; and improving temperature measurements to optimize inventory control and custody transfer systems, David Matthews, Weed Instrument Co Inc.
Other program subjects for June 14 include the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) off-road diesel rule, Mary Manners, EPA, and pipeline transportation of ultra low sulfur diesel, Buster Brown, Colonial Pipeline Co.
The June 15 lineup includes software technologies, Bill Kent Varec Inc; tank inspection program for multi-facility operations, Phil Myers, ChevronTexaco; cathodic protection, Louis Koszewski, US Tank Protectors Inc; interstitial spaces remediation in double bottom aboveground storage tanks, Jeffrey C, Dey, Resource Control Corp; and low profile geocomposite double bottom design Tor F Larson, Matrix Service Mid Continent Inc.
Also, helium leak detection for petroleum storage tanks, Ed Jurva, Jurva Leak Testing Inc; tank relocations necessitated by flooding, Alan Watson, A R Watson, USA.
Environmental/regulatory will head the program June 14. Subjects include environmental management systems, Brian Kraus, ERM Certification and Verification Services; SPCC final rule update, Eric G Politte, Response Management Associates Inc; SPCC risk/liability and mitigation assessment, Nissan Cohen, Ionics Instrument Business Group; corrosion control requirements for off-site pipelines, Craig Meier, Corrosion Control Inc; and security exercises and drills, Dave Cromley, Secure Solutions International Inc.
Discussions on environmental/regulatory June 15 include Coast Guard maritime security update, speaker to be named; enforcement process review, Margaret Hoffman, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; organic liquid distribution, Linda Bartlett and Stephanie Piepho, Trinity Consultants; minimizing the costs of environmental compliance planning, Alison Steele Mandadi, Separation Systems Consultants Inc and compliance management tools, Michael B Raymond, Trinity Consultants.
Management business/issues discussions for June 14 include promoting from within, Mike Jones, Discover Leadership Training; Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002, Allen Capps, TEPPCO; new exSTARS requirements and how they impact carriers, Brett Tornow, Liquifile Services LLC, and Tom Brunner, Interrelated Financial Strategies LLC; proven techniques for reducing terminal property taxes, Gregg Manzione, Lee Klein, and Phil Crawford, Nationwide Consulting Company Inc; and effective crisis communication, Megan Mastal, Hill & Knowlton Inc.
On June 15, management business/issues discussions will include environmental incidents liability, Karen P Layng, Vedder, Price, Kaufman & Kammholz; liability and enforcement issues, William H Bode, Bode & Grenier; and insurance and risk management considerations, David Robinson and Kurt Tentinger, Aon Risk Services.
Also, workman compensation, Jeffrey L Leiter, attorney; spending trends and analysis, Ed Lewis, Chris Paschall, and Ed Weatherly, Industrial Information Resources; communicating security sensitive information, Melanie Miller and Chuck Wolf, Media Consultants.
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