October 10, 2022 to October 13, 2022

2022 API Storage Tank Conference & Expo

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, San Diego, California


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The API Storage Tank Conference has been an annual event since 1995. It is considered the premier, high-level meeting of storage tank professionals, and has a loyal and dedicated attendee base.

This conference is volunteer driven, both at the planning committee and speaker level. We consistently produce a compelling conference program, with a focus on safety, best practices, and innovation. In addition, the conference provides an opportunity for attendees to earn PDH (Professional Development Hours), maintaining their certifications and required hours. The conference also provides the opportunity for networking and idea exchange, with our dedicated sponsors and exhibitors sharing their latest products and services.

Schedule at a Glance

October 10, 2022
October 11, 2022
October 12, 2022
October 13, 2022
Safe Tank Entry Workshop Safe Tank Entry Workshop API Storage Tank Conference API Storage Tank Conference
API/STI-SPFA Repair, Inspection, Modification, and Upgrade of Field Erected Storage Tanks Course (8 AM – 5 PM) Exhibition Exhibition
US EPA FRP Course (8 AM – 12 PM)
US EPA SPCC Course (1 PM – 5 PM)

Who Should Attend

  • Tank, and Valves and Piping Professionals
  • Tank owners, managers, or operators
  • Experienced storage tank professionals
  • Senior tank designer or construction specialist
  • Representatives of oil and petrochemical refineries, utilities, pipelines, tank cleaning firms, and others interested in confined spaces and safe tank entry
  • Refinery and terminal owners, managers, or operators
  • Senior design or construction specialists


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Program Details

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New for 2022!

7 PDH (Professional Development Hours) / CPD (Continuing Professional Development) hours will be provided for the October 11th API/STI-SPFA Course attendance.
14 hours will be provided for the October 12-13, 2022 Conference.
Together you can receive up to 21 hours.
Attendees will be required to scan their badge at the door which will document how many hours you attend. There are no paper forms this year. Scanning begins 10 minutes before the start of each session and ends 10 minutes after the end of each session. If you forget to scan – you may not do it later. All session logs and certificates will be emailed following the Conference.

2022 Presentations Include:

  • Keynote: Perspectives on corporate culture and caring when bad things happen.
  • ASCE 7-22 Impact on Aboveground Storage Tanks
  • Floating Roof Stabilization and Cribbing
  • You Got the Data, Now What?
  • Coating in the Cold: Internal Lining under Adverse Weather Conditions
  • Advances in Coatings for Storing Biofuels – Next Generation Novolac Epoxy Coatings
  • Continuing Professional Development Update for API 653
  • Mechanical Assessment of a Fuel Storage Tank Under 36 Hrs. of Fire
  • Deploying Wireless Overfill Prevention Systems Per API-2350
  • Improving Differential Settlement Data and Analysis
  • Biomechanics: A Material Selection Journey for Biofuel Storage
  • Utilizing Robotic Inspection Data to Support AST RBI Analysis
  • Keynote #2: Common SPCC Rule Misconceptions at Petrochemical Facilities
  • Fiber Optic Technologies for Storage Tanks
  • Don’t Let Poor Soils Limit Your Tank’s Potential: Two Decades of Storage Tanks Supported on Ground Improvement
  • Bottom Leakage Due to SCC
  • A Novel Approach to Hydrocarbon Removal from Tank Wash Wastewater
  • Low Pressure Tank Vents in Vapor Collection Service
  • Lightning Strike, Explosion, Tank Fire, and Lessons Learned
  • Ammonia Storage Configurations
  • Assessments of Dents and Shell Deformation in API 650 Tanks for Fertilizers and Chemical Storage
  • FEA Based Level 3 Assessment of Deformed Tanks


API-NFPA Safe Tank Entry Workshop
Monday, October 10 – Tuesday, 11, 2022

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This two-day course is a must for anyone conducting or supervising tank entry. Topics covered include Confined Space Hazard Identification, Classification, and Safe Practices. Also covered are Decommissioning, Hot Work, Repairs, and Inerting. Hands on practice includes Atmospheric Monitoring, Monitoring Devices, Instrument Calibration, and Simulated Testing Scenarios.

US-EPA Courses: October 11, 2022

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The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) will host two half day presentations on October 11:

  • 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST: US-EPA Facility Response Plan (FRP) Course
  • 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM CST: US-EPA SPCC Course

Mark Howard, US EPA OEM will discuss the inspector guidance for the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations (40 CFR part 112). Troy Swackhammer, US EPA OEM will discuss plan requirements for facilities covered by EPA’s Facility Response Plan (FRP) regulation (40 CFR part 112). The USEPA will provide an overview of the SPCC guidance and FRP regulations along with examples and explanations helpful in understanding and applying the regulations and amendments. USEPA encourages interested parties to attend, including regulated facilities, SPCC/FRP consultants/planners, and any other persons involved with SPCC and/or FRP compliance. Conference registration required to attend.

API/STI-SPFA Repair, Inspection, Modification, and Upgrade of Field Erected Storage Tanks Course: October 11, 2022

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The course is designed for operators, inspectors, and engineers who wish to increase their knowledge of field-erected tanks.  This new event is geared toward the continuing operation of existing tanks.  The event will help those interested in understanding what can be done to identify and address deficiencies in existing tanks and develop an efficient path to a successful evaluation and repair.

7 PDH (Professional Development Hours) will be provided for course attendance.

Course topics include:

  • History of  Tank Repair and Maintenance Standards
  • API 653 Inspections
  • Requests for Quotation for Repairs
  • Changes in Service
  • Tank Repairs and Modifications
  • Tank Coatings Inspection and Repairs
  • Tank Testing
  • Return to Service


Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
333 W Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-234-1500
Online reservations

Room Rate: $249 single/double
Mention the 2022 API Storage Tank Conference, to receive the API group rate.

Reservations Deadline: September 15, 2022 by 5:00 pm, Pacific
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 rate is not inclusive of 10.5% occupancy tax and 2%  tourism district tax. Note there is no amenity or resort fee.

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 (72) 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.

Avoid Housing Scams

Note: API has not contracted with any third party for hotel arrangements and will not call or email you directly to make housing arrangements on your behalf.

Should you receive a call or email from a third-party provider, please collect as much information as you can and let us know immediately. “Room Poachers” have been known to act as representatives of API, or authorized providers of API, to offer room discounts or alternative accommodations to our attendees – often to the attendee’s detriment. These companies are not affiliated with API, and reservations made through these companies for our meeting cannot be guaranteed.

How It Works

This deceptive practice (called “room poaching”) is carried out by third‐party companies that act as travel agencies, wholesalers, or even API to solicit registrants for room reservations. The poacher might inform registrants that the hotel room block is “sold out,” and that if you do not book with them immediately, you may not get a room. Room poachers make it more difficult for us to meet our room block commitments, and expose us to penalties and increased room rates for our events. Room poachers often don’t deliver on promises to customers. When customers arrive, reservations are non‐existent or the hotels are not conveniently located. Sometimes the rooms have been cancelled and hefty cancellation fees have been placed on the customer’s credit card.

Don’t Be Deceived

If you are contacted by anyone asking if you need a room for the API Conference, please get as much information as you can (their name, company name, phone number, etc.) and pass it along to [email protected]. Always make your room reservation directly with the information provided by API or a trusted source.

API will use all legal means possible to prevent these groups from operating.

Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

Registration Fees and Details

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Storage Tank Conference Only (October 12-13)
By September 13 After September 13
API Member $545 $645
Non Member $645 $745
Government / Academic $495 $495
API/STI-SPFA Course & Storage Tank Conference
By September 13 After September 13
API Member $595 $795
Non Member $795 $995

Optional Courses

API-NFPA Safe Tank Entry Workshop
By September 13 After September 13
API Member $645 $745
Non Member $745 $845
API/STI-SPFA Repair, Inspection, Modification, and
Upgrade of Field Erected Storage Tanks Course
(October 11: 8am – 5pm)
US EPA Course
US EPA FRP Course (8 AM – 12 PM) $95
US EPA SPCC Course (1 PM – 5 PM) $95
Both EPA Courses $190
Substitutions, Cancellations and Refunds:
Substitutions may be made at any time by written request. Registration badges are not interchangeable; swapping or sharing of badges (i.e. one company representative attends on Wednesday and another on Thursday) is not allowed.
Notice of cancellations and requests for refunds must be made in writing and received by September 13, 2022. A refund of your registration fee, less a $100 cancellation fee, will be made if notice is received by this date. No refunds given after September 13, 2022.