October 11, 2023 to October 12, 2023

2023 API Storage Tank Conference & Expo


Hilton Denver City Center, Denver Colorado


Program Available Soon

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

Monday
October 9, 2023
Tuesday
October 10, 2023
Wednesday
October 11, 2023
Thursday
October 12, 2023
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

Questions?


Co-Sponsored By

NFPA

Program Coming Soon

7 PDH (Professional Development Hours) / CPD (Continuing Professional Development) hours will be provided for the October 10th API/STI-SPFA Course attendance.
14 hours will be provided for the October 11-12, 2023 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. All session logs and certificates will be emailed following the Conference.

2022 Presentations Included:

  • 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

Workshops

API-NFPA Safe Tank Entry Workshop
Monday, October 9 – Tuesday, 10, 2023

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 10, 2022

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) will host two half day presentations on October 10:

  • 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 10, 2023

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

 

SPONSORSHIP AND EXHIBITOR DETAILS

2023 Sponsor and Exhibitor Prospectus – Coming Soon

Purchase your Sponsorship or Exhibit Booth – Coming Soon

Exhibitor Terms & Conditions – Coming Soon

Exhibitor Floorplan – Coming Soon

Application Deadline: September 27, 2023
Artwork Deadline: September 27, 2023

Deadline for Sponsor and Exhibitor Payments/Cancellation/Refunds
Payment is due in full at the time of registration. If you require an invoice, your payment is due thirty (30) days from the receipt of your invoice. Sponsor and Exhibitor full payments must be received to API no later than Friday, August 11, 2023.

Sponsors and Exhibitors may cancel their obligation up to Friday, August 11, 2023. However, 50% of the fee for Sponsors and for Exhibitors is nonrefundable. Notice of cancellation must be submitted in writing to [email protected].  Refunds will not be given on cancellations received after Friday, August 11, 2023.

Opportunity Cost
Platinum Sponsor $6,000
Exhibitor $3,000
Additional Sponsor/Exhibitor $395

Exhibitor Registration

Register Additional Exhibitor – Coming Soon

Deadline for registering your additional staff: 5:00 PM EST, September 29, 2023. Please identify your exhibit staff early.

Note: Use the link to register only after your companies Sponsor/Exhibitor application has been accepted. The registration fee is $395. To be eligible for this rate, the additional Sponsor/Exhibitor must be a direct employee of exhibiting or sponsoring company. This fee includes full conference registration, including admission to all conference sessions October 11-12, exhibit area, and receptions. Note this does not include admission Safe Tank Entry Workshop, Tank Fundamentals, or EPA courses offered October 9-10, 2023. To attend those courses you must pay the full admission fee for those courses. Registration badges are not interchangeable; swapping or sharing of badges is not allowed.


Exhibitor Schedule at a Glance

All Times Pacific

Tuesday, October 10, 2023
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Exhibitor Set-Up
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
7:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration Services Open
6:30 am – 7:30 am Exhibitor Set-Up (if not set October 11)
7:30 am – 6:00 pm Expo Open, including Welcome Reception 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Thursday, October 12, 2023
7:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration Services Open
7:30 am – 3:45 pm Expo Open
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm Move-Out
All Exhibitors are welcome to attend the Closing Reception
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Closing Reception

For additional information, please contact:

Attendee and Exhibit Staff Registration: [email protected]

Exhibition Logistics:
Matthew Cunningham, 202-682-8158, [email protected]

Sponsor/Exhibitor Sales:
 Matthew Cunningham, 202-682-8158, [email protected]


Exhibit Booth Information

Each exhibit booth includes: 10′ black drape behind booth, 3′ black drape between booths, one 6′ x 30″ skirted exhibit table, carpet, two side chairs, and one wastebasket. One (1) 120 volt electrical outlet will also be provided to each exhibit booth. Free wireless internet access is provided throughout the exhibit area and meeting space, made possible by our sponsors.

Exhibitors are responsible for ordering the following from Freeman:

  • Booth furniture
  • Plants
  • Etc.

Freeman Decorating Services Kit

Order early to take advantage of Freeman advance order rates; Place your order by Monday, September 27, 2023.

You can order the same materials in the Decorating Services Kit above using Freeman Online. – Coming Soon

Exhibitors wishing to order additional AV services (i.e. renting a monitor) may contact the hotel directly and ask to speak with the in-house AV department.


Cvent LeadCapture

Cvent is making available their app-based LeadCapture system. Order early for best pricing.

To use, complete the order form. – Coming Soon

Event code: Coming Soon


Shipping Information

Exhibitors are required to ship to the Freeman warehouse. Do not ship directly to the hotel. Shipping information can be found in the Freeman Decorating Services Kit.

API is not responsible for shipping to or from the conference hotel.


Exhibitor Regulations

  • All booth activities must take place within the confines of the assigned booth space.
  • Booth activities deemed too disruptive may be discontinued at Show Management’s discretion.
  • All promotional activities and distribution of literature must take place within the confines of the assigned booth. Distribution outside of the confines of the booth, including all API and Sheraton Hotel public areas is strictly prohibited.
  • If a booth noise level is particularly disturbing or disruptive, Show Management will direct that the noise be turned down.
  • All speakers must face inward and not out towards the aisles or neighboring Exhibits. Exhibitors found in non-compliance, will be required to modify the direction of the speakers to a more suitable position.
  • No element can impede the aisles; All demonstrations must take place within the confines of the assigned booth space.
  • A maximum height of eight feet is allowed only in the rear half of the booth space, with a four foot height restriction on all materials (product or equipment) in the front half of the booth.
  • All booths should be designed in such a way so as to eliminate line of sight obstructions from one exhibit to the next.
  • Delivery or removal of any portion of an exhibit will not be permitted during exhibit hours

 

2023 Storage Tank Conference Exhibitors

Exhibitor Floorplan – Coming Soon

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Hilton Denver City Center
1701 California St.,
Denver, CO 80202
Online reservations

Room Rate: $239 single/double
Mention the 2023 API Storage Tank Conference, to receive the API group rate.

Reservations Deadline: September 21, 2023 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

Registration Coming Soon

 

Storage Tank Conference Only (October 11-12)
By September 13 After September 13
API Member $645 $745
Non Member $745 $845
Government / Academic $595 $595
API/STI-SPFA Course & Storage Tank Conference
By September 13 After September 13
API Member $695 $895
Non Member $895 $1,095

Optional Courses

API-NFPA Safe Tank Entry Workshop
By September 13 After September 13
API Member $745 $845
Non Member $845 $945
API/STI-SPFA Course
API/STI-SPFA Repair, Inspection, Modification, and
Upgrade of Field Erected Storage Tanks Course
(October 11: 8am – 5pm)
$495
US EPA Course
US EPA FRP Course (8 AM – 12 PM) $195
US EPA SPCC Course (1 PM – 5 PM) $195
Both EPA Courses $290

Cancellations, Refunds, and Substitutions:
Cancellations and request for refunds must be made in writing and sent to [email protected] by Friday, September 8, 2023. Cancellation shall be effective, final, and binding upon receipt by API. Cancellation requests received by Friday, September 8, 2023, will receive a refund of the registration fee less a $100 cancellation fee. Refunds are not provided for cancellation requests received after Friday, September 8, 2023, and will be processed in the original form of payment.  Substitutions are welcome.


 

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