November 15, 2021 to November 18, 2021

2021 Fall Refining And Equipment Standards Meeting

Hyatt Regency Orlando – Orlando, Florida and Virtual


Preliminary Conference Program

The 2021 Fall Refining and Equipment Standards Meeting (CRE) will be held November 15-18, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. It will be open to anyone who wishes to participate.

Reason For Attending

The Refining and Equipment Standards Meeting is an invaluable opportunity to be a part of how the U.S. petroleum industry develops and maintains state-of-the-art standards. Here are just some of the benefits of participation:

  • Have access to technical committee meetings covering API standards
  • Learn about the latest research and development on refining process equipment, including future R&D efforts
  • Obtain the latest information from industry suppliers by visiting their tabletop exhibits.
  • Make contacts with your colleagues and establish new business connections

To ensure that the meetings are open to all who may have a “direct and material interest in the subject of the standard”, we have added virtual participation as a registration option with a registration fee to support the virtual meeting capabilities. This is in accord with our ANSI accredited Procedures for Standards Development, which state the following regarding openness and meeting procedures, emphasis added:

5.2 Due Process
5.2.1 Openness
Participation in API standards activities is open to all parties (persons and organizations) that have a direct and material interest in the subject of a standard.

5.2.2 Balance Overview
API seeks broad input to its standardization activities including the participation of all parties representing interest categories appropriate to the nature of the standard and allows for open attendance at standards meetings.

5.10 Standards Meeting Procedures
5.10.1 General
Committees dealing with standards activities shall meet as needed to conduct their work. Except for those portions of meetings dealing with policy and/or budget issues, standards meetings are open to all interested parties.


Registration (attendees, sponsors, or exhibitors): Brittany Ellis, 202-682-8195 or [email protected]

Logistics: Arnetta Smith, 202-682-8149 or [email protected]


CRE Committee Information; Years of Service; Professional Development Hours: Kierra Beliveau, 202-682-8565, [email protected]

API Membership Status: Lillie Saunders, 202-682-8475, [email protected]

Gas Processing

Program Details

Preliminary Conference Program

The Committee on Refinery Equipment, CRE, is responsible for ~160 standards that form the basis of the API Individual Certification (ICP) and Process Safety Site Assessment (PSSAP) Program. The technical subcommittees that report to the CRE are:

  • Subcommittee on Heat Transfer Equipment
  • Subcommittee on Mechanical Equipment
  • Subcommittee on Piping & Valves
  • Subcommittee on Aboveground Storage Tanks
  • Subcommittee on Electrical Equipment
  • Subcommittee on Pressure Relieving Systems
  • Subcommittee on Instrument & Control Systems
  • Subcommittee on Refractory Materials
  • Subcommittee on Inspection & Mechanical Integrity
  • Subcommittee on Corrosion & Materials
  • Technical Data Committee – Petroleum Refining

*As not all subcommittees meet at each meeting, please be sure and check the online program to verify which subcommittees are meeting at this conference.

Who Should Attend?

Industry professionals in the refining and petrochemical industries such as:

  • Operations and engineering managers
  • Process unit engineers and
  • Refinery equipment specialists

Exhibitor Information

API is pleased to offer sponsor and exhibit opportunities. The application process, for both sponsors and exhibitors, is now being offered online.

As an exhibitor, you will receive:

  • A six-foot, tabletop exhibit space near the registration area to for use Monday through Tuesday.
    (Setup 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
  • 50% discount on one (1) registration for exhibit table representative.
  • Wi-Fi access in the meeting space.
  • Welcome breakfast on Monday and all coffee/refreshment breaks each day; special networking break, 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Monday and Tuesday; and reception on Tuesday evening.
  • An acknowledgement of exhibitors will be included in the app. The exact wording will be at the discretion of API.
  • Your company listed as an exhibitor on the API website with a link to your company’s website.
Opportunity Cost
Exhibit Display Table
(18 table spaces available)
Additional Exhibitor
(Fee includes Welcome breakfasts and general sessions,
reception, and coffee/refreshment breaks only.)



Integrated Service Company, LLC (InServ)


Nationwide Boiler

Operational Sustainability, LLC

ParFab Companies

Rigaku Analytical Devices

Stress Engineering Services

Umicore Catalyst USA LLC

Vector Systems, Inc.


Hyatt Regency Orlando
9801 International Drive
Orlando, Florida 32819

Online Reservations

Room Rate: $289 single or double occupancy
Mention the Fall Refining and Equipment Standards Meeting, or Group Code G-APIF, to receive the API group rate.

Resort Fee: $25 daily (Optional)
A daily resort fee of $25.00 will be optional. Be sure to confirm whether you wish to take advantage of this option at the time you check in at the hotel. This optional fee covers these amenities: premium internet access in your guestroom; 24-hour access to the fitness center and classes; 25% discount on spa and salon services; 25% discount on cabana rentals (based on availability); recreational activities at both Grotto and Terrace pools, two I-Ride Trolley tickets to the International Drive area; kids 12 and under eat free at select restaurants with adult purchase (restrictions apply); and 2 bottled waters per day.

Reservations questions? If you need personal assistance, please call 1-800-233-1234 (central reservations). You may also call the hotel directly at 407-284-1234 and ask for in-house reservations if you have difficulty making online reservations or have specific questions.

Reservation Deadline: October 22, 2021 by 5:00 pm, EDT.
After this date and time, reservations will be accepted on a space and room type availability basis and at the hotel’s best rate available.

Room Guarantee and Reservation Cancellation: A credit card guarantee is required to confirm and hold each reservation. Cancellations must be received by the hotel at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to arrival, and a cancellation number must be obtained, or the card will be charged for the first night’s room rate. Hotel is responsible for informing guests of this requirement. API assumes no responsibility.

Hyatt Hotels is committed to the safety and wellbeing of its guests. Review Hyatt Hotels Global Care and Cleanliness Commitment for details.

Monitor the website for the Hyatt Regency Orlando or contact them directly for ongoing and updated details.

Registration Fees

Registration Fees (in US dollars)

In-Person Attendance By November 5 After November 5
API Members
(Your company is a corporate member of API.)
$700 $800
Committee Members
(Active member on a standards committee.)
$750 $850
Non-API Members
(Your company is not a corporate member of API.)
$800 $900
One-Day Participants
(You will only participate on one day between October 18-22.)
$425 $525
Virtual Attendance
(For those NOT participating in person)
Virtual Fees
API Members
(Your company is a corporate member of API.)
Committee Members
(Active member on a standards committee.)
Non-API Members
(Your company is not a corporate member of API.)
One-Day Participants
(You will only participate on one day between November 15-18.)

Early Registration RSVP Date: May 3, 2021
Refund cut-off date: November 7, 2021

Cancellation, Refunds, and Substitutions
Substitutions may be made at any time by written request to [email protected]. Cancellations and requests for refunds must be made in writing and sent to [email protected] by November 7, 2021. A refund, less a $100 cancellation fee, will be made if notice is received by this date. No refunds given after November 12, 2021. .


Sponsor a First-Time Attendee

Share your standards expertise with the next generation of oil and natural gas professionals by providing a complimentary registration to a new participant from your company. The cost is complimentary, and your sponsored attendee is welcomed to participate in all Refining meetings, except for executive sessions and members only meetings.

To qualify for this complimentary registration option, you must be a new participant and sponsored by a prior, API standards meeting participant from your same company. If you are sponsoring someone from your company, that person must be registered under your registration record in Cvent at the time you enter your own registration. You may only register two sponsored attendees.

(NOTE: This option is only applicable to first-time attendees who are sponsored. First-time attendees not sponsored pay applicable registration fees.)

Terms of Participation
API standards meetings are open to all interested parties. By participating in these meetings and the standardization process, you agree: (1) to fully comply with API’s policies and procedures governing standards and antitrust concerns, (2) that once balloted and approved by API, API shall have a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free worldwide license to use any materials submitted by the participant for use in the standard, including creation of any derivative works that will be solely owned by API, (3) you will not provide any material that will violate the rights of any third parties, including, but not limited to, patents, copyrights, trade secrets, and trademarks, (4) not to provide any technical information or other materials that would violate U.S. export control laws, (5) to disclose the existence of any patented technologies in the material that you provide, (6) you will not make audio recordings, video recordings, or take screen shots of API meetings and content without the express written consent of all persons who will be presenting their content, and (7) you must act professionally and comply with your company’s code of conduct at all times.