Valve World Americas Expo & Conference 2017

Tuesday, June 20 , 2017

7:30 AM
Conference Breakfast
8:30AM Plenary 1: Chairman’s Welcome – Bill Patrick, The Dow Chemical Company
9:00AM Plenary 2: Effects of Consent Decree Compliance on Certified Low E Valves & Certified Low E Valve Packing Procurement & Approvals - Bronson Pate, SAGE Environmental
9:30AM Plenary 3: Becoming a Valve Expert – Greg Johnson, United Valve
10:00 AM
Expo & Coffee Break

10:30
AM

Workshop
Casting &
Materials

Workshop
Maintenance & Repair

Workshop
Supply
Chain

Workshop
Fugitive
Emissions

Workshop
Control Valve Reliability Prediction

 

Moderators:

Greg Johnson - United Valve

Moderators:

TBD

Moderators:

Greg Peterson - MRC Global

Moderators:

Rodney Roth - A.W. Chesterton

Moderators:

Henk Hinssen, iHandl Engineering

 

Panel:

- Factors in Valve Trim Selection for Optimal Performance – Stan Allen & Paul van Oudenaren, Bray

- Critical Valve Service - Paul Heald, Bonney Forge

- Tantalum Surface Alloy Valves for Extreme Acid Services – Dean Gambale, UltrametCPT

Panel:

– Valve Maintenance – Cam Robertson, Interpipeline & Gobind Khiani, Fluor Canada

– Managing Relief Systems & Achieving PSM Compliance – Sean Croxford, Farris Engineering

- Valve Monitoring and the
Internet of Things - George Buckbee, Metso

Panel:

- Global Purchasing – MRC Global

- Frame Agreements – Philip Ovanessians, JACOBS

- Sourcing Inventory Control - DNOW

Panel:

- Pressure Relief Valves Fugitive Emissions Testing – Dr. Amr Gado, Pentair

- Consent Decrees at the Plant Level – Dan DeVine, The DOW Chemical Company

- Planning for the Next FE Qualification Challenge, from a Valve Manufacturers’ Perspective – Vahe Najarian, Velan

- Bronson Pate, Sage Environmental

- Current FE Requirements in API 622, API 641 & API 624 - Steve Butler, Shell

Panel:

- Patrick Moore, ExxonMobil Upstream Research

- Andreas Vogt, F.I.R.S.T. GmbH

- Sandro Esposito, Setpoint
Integrated Solutions

- Jari Kirmanen, Metso

 

Description:

Discussion will center around the types of castings, where castings are used vs. forgings, standards that govern, how manufacturers qualify foundries, etc. Discuss ways to reduce and eliminate failures due to improper material specification.

 

 

Description:

Discussion will focus on defining end users’ purchasing decision cycle for valve & automation products starting from the initial decision to proceed with the project to the final installation of the products. We will discuss important aspects of supply chain management.

Description:

Discussions covering API Valve Emissions standards, Fugitive emissions Testing of Packing/Gaskets and assembled valves along with the current and future approach of the EPA’s expectations of allowable emissions.

Description:

A workshop navigating the roadmap to master the control valve sizing & selection process! A workshop is proposed at VWA17 to share the learnings how to catch those unfit control valves during your project before it is too late. I mean too late before it really hurts!. Before it gives you sleepless nights!

12:30 PM
Lunch and Expo Visit

Valve World Americas Expo & Conference 2017

Wednesday, June 21 , 2017

7:30 AM
Conference Breakfast
8:30AM Plenary 4: Risk Evaluation: Inspection of Valves – Ron Merrick, Fluor
9:00AM Plenary 5: Bringing Innovation into the Valve Industry
9:30AM Plenary 6: API Valve Monogram Program – API
10:00 AM
Expo & Coffee Break

10:30
AM

Workshop
Valve
Design

Workshop
Cryogenics

Workshop
Actuation &
Automation

Workshop
Fugitive
Emissions

Workshop
Partial Stroke
Testing

 

Moderators:

Kerry Pritchard-Millen - JACOBS/SPED

Moderators:

Carlos Davila – Crane

Moderators:

Todd Harrison - Metso

Moderators:

Joel Baulch, Teadit

Moderators:

Stan Hale - Valve Technology Consultants

 

Panel:

– A Once in a Lifetime Event Opens the Door to New Technologies – Ross Waters, CGIS & Fluor Canada

- Double Positive Isolation with Triple Offset Valves – Luca Vertova, Pentair

- Valve Design for Reparability

- Stan Allen & Mitchell Anderson, Bray

- Buckling Pin Relief Technology – Joe Kelly, BS&B

Panel:

– Development of New Generation Seat Seals for Cryogenic Trunnion Mounted Ball Valves – Filip Rousseau, Saint-Gobain

– Valves in Cryogenic Services – Carlos Davila, Crane

– Mirek Hubacek, Velan

- Clynton Waddell, Bechtel

Panel:

- How Do You Select the Best Actuator Type for a Valve Automation Application? – Chris Warnett, CPLloyd Consulting

- Smart Actuators: a Predictive Maintenance Strategy to Achieve Cost Saving Targets – Stefano Martinelli, Pentair

- High Pressure Actuation for Midstream – DNOW

- Challenges in Actuator Sizing and Selection in the Downstream Marketplace  - Steven Hocurscak, Metso

Panel:

- The Influence of Spiral Wound Gasket on Low Emission Valve Performance – Luiz Romano, Teadit

- Methane FE Testing Safety Considerations, from a Valve Test Lab Perspective – Vahe Najarian, Velan

- How End Users Can Meet Testing & Warranty Requirements in their LDAR Program

- An Overview of Fugitive
Emissions Packing
Standards - Kaleb Pergande, Fisher

Panel:

- Vince Mezzano, Fluor

- Loyd Hillard, Puffer Swiven

 

Description:

This session will have several experts from different valve companies to discuss the different variables required today to be successful in the complete design of a valve.

Description:

This workshop will assist piping design engineers explore different criteria to ensure optimal valve technology selection to be installed in low temperature and cryogenic applications. We will also explore current standards & regulations applicable to valve performance in these applications

 

 

Description:

This workshop will discuss the new ISA TR 96.05 guidance on partial stroke testing. This new industry guidance went to ballot this past fall and passed. This will change ISA guidance relative to deployment of partial stroke testing.

12:30PM
Lunch and Expo Visit

2:00
PM

Workshop
Performance &
Validation

Workshop
Valve Asset
Management

Workshop
ESDV Reliability
Prediction

Workshop
Fugitive
Emissions

 

Moderators:

Steve Butler - Shell

Moderators:

Rebecca Tadesse & Amaro Bustamante - Aramco

Moderators:

Henk Hinssen - iHandl Engineering

Moderators:

Gobind Khiani - Fluor Canada

 

Panel:

– Impact of Rotary Control Ball Valve Geometry on Dynamic Torque Coefficient & Actuator Sizing – Asmaa S. Kassab, MOGAS

- Product Validation to Exceed End-user Expectation – Mitchell Anderson & Brindesh Dhruva, Bray

- Selecting the Right Valve for Your Application to Reduce Cost and Increase Performance - Tony Foster, Emerson/Virgo

- Performance Validation for Check Valves - Carlos Davila, Crane

Panel:

– An Overview of Real Life Experiences that Drive Innovations in Sealing Valves in Challenging Conditions – Joe Pirkl & Lee Krywitsky, Sealweld

– Phased Array Sectorial Scanning Valve Technology – Domingo A. Cruz, APS – Palo Verde Nuclear Station & Jesse R. Delgado, IHI Southwest Technologies

– The Dos & Don’ts of Isolating Pressure Relief Valves – Sean Croxford, Farris Engineering

- Total Cost of Ownership for a Safety Relief Valve – Mark Rowitz, LESER

Panel:

- Shawn Statham, Pentair
- Stan Allen, Bray
- Zachary Leutwyler, Kalsi Engineering
- John Holstrom, Val-Matic
- Patrick Moore, ExxonMobil Upstream Research
- Kees Meliefste, Dow
- Andreas Vogt, F.I.R.S.T GmbH

Panel:

- Current Trends in Valve Emissions & Users Perspectives – Ami Blue, Sunbelt Supply & Gobind Khiani, Fluor Canada

- Keeping Our Air Clean: A Valve Manufacturer’s Perspective – Michael Kitchens & Stan Allen, Bray

- Drill and Tap: Upstream/Midstream & Downstream - Rodney Roth, AW Chesterton

 

Description:

The purpose of having a rigorous validation program is to reduce risk and ensure that the product meets the operational needs of the customer. Product reliability & validation begins with the product development process.

Description:

There can be far more than the loss of mere dollars associated with valve failures as any experienced plant manager knows. Valves effect all of a plant’s operations & so utilizing predictive techniques within an effective asset management program can optimize maintenance frequency & significantly reduce plant operating costs. This workshop will discuss best practices & tools for asset management of valves used in various industries.

Description:

A workshop to address the reliability aspects of automated on/off valves, with special focus on those used in your safety applications (SIS valves, ESDV valves, blowdown valves). A workshop is proposed at VWA17 to share the learnings from this journey thru the land of “predicting reliable ESDV valve assemblies” with specific focus on the valve and drive train reliability

 

4:30PM
Expo Break

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