October 09, 2023 to October 12, 2023

2023 API Storage Tank Conference & Expo

Hilton Denver City Center, Denver, Colorado



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The API Storage Tank Conference has been an annual event since 1995. It is considered the only meeting designed for high-level 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 9, 2023
October 10, 2023
October 11, 2023
October 12, 2023
API-NFPA Safe Tank Entry Workshop API-NFPA Safe Tank Entry Workshop API Storage Tank Conference API Storage Tank Conference
API/STI-SPFA Field Erected Storage Tank Fundamentals 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


Program Details

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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.

2023 Presentations Include:

  • Oil & gas: Making Modern Life Possible
  • Best Practices of Large LNG and Cryogenic Tanks
  • Typical Upgrades and Modifications for Refrigerated Liquified Gas (RLG) Tanks
  • Safety Considerations for Ammonia Storage Tanks
  • Storage Tank Thermal Inbreathing due to Extreme Weather: Application to Power-to-X (P2X)
  • Structural Integrity of Methanol Tanks
  • Increased Seismic Counterbalance
  • Temperature Rerate of an Existing Tank with an El Segundo Floor Case Study
  • What’s in Your Tank Program (And Is It Enough?)
  • Review of new AMMP SP21474-2023: External Corrosion Control of On-Grade Carbon Steel Storage Tank Bottoms
  • VCI Technology as an Alternative Method for Cathodic Protection (CP) System Rejuvenation
  • Tank Bottom Plate Soil Side Corrosion Mitigation
  • Keynote 2: Sto Lat – May it Live One Hundred Years
  • Tank Erection Utilizing Modular Fabrication
  • Evolution of Project Management Tools
  • My Storage Tank Has No Emergency Vent for Fire – Does it Need One?
  • Robotic In-Service Tank Inspection of Gasoline and other Volatile Products
  • Enhancing Safety and Environmental Sustainability in Robotic Inspection of Aboveground Storage Tanks
  • Summary of Updates for SP001 Standard for the Inspection of Aboveground Tanks and SP031 Repair Standard
  • Phase II of Renewable Fuel Testing: The Challenges in a Similar but Subtly Different Environment
  • Surface Preparation and the Effects of Microbiological Influenced Corrosion (MIC)
  • Ultrasonic Mode Imaging – An Advanced AST Assessment and Life Cycle Management Tool
  • A Novel Approach for the In-Service Inspection of Aboveground Storage Tank Floors


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

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.

STI/SPFA Field Erected Storage Tank Fundamentals Course
The STI/SPFA Field Erected Storage Tank Fundamentals Course is designed for terminal tank owners and operators, engineers, managers, and regulators who wish to increase their knowledge of storage tank construction.

Topics covered include:

  • Considerations for Locating Tanks
  •  Tank Foundation Considerations
  • Requests for Proposals for Tank Construction Services
  • Corrosion Protection for Tanks
  • Tank Construction Fundamentals
  • Tank Repairs and Modifications
  • API 653 Tank Inspection
  • Coatings and Linings Selection and Installation
  • Replacing Coatings and Linings

STI/SPFA member company representatives will provide specific case studies highlighting API storage tank foundation and construction. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions of these experienced and knowledgeable members of the storage tank industry.

Keynote Speaker


Matt Most Matt Most
Vice President, Government Relations

As Vice President of Government Relations, Matt’s team is responsible for U.S. policy initiatives and governmental relationships for Ovintiv USA Inc. (formerly Encana Oil and Gas, Inc.) Before his current assignment, Matt led Encana Natural Gas, Inc., providing compressed and liquefied natural gas fueling solutions to a variety of industries. Matt joined Encana in 2010 from Edison Mission Energy where he held an array of energy trading and environmental policy positions. He also served as Chairperson of the Environmental Markets Association for three years and as Director for five years. Matt holds a bachelor’s degree from Clark University in Environmental Science and a Master of Business Administration from Babson College.



Oil & gas: Making Modern Life Possible
The work we do plays a critical role in the conveniences, innovations and necessities of life. That reality is being challenged by increasingly loud voices who envision a future without oil & gas. What can we all do to make sure oil & gas fits into a future that brings modern life and a healthy environment to more people rather than less.


Co-Sponsored By






BIC Alliance Magazine
Storage Terminals Magazine
Tank Storage Magazine
Tanks and Terminals
Tank News International


Hilton Denver City Center
1701 California St.,
Denver, CO 80202
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Room Rate: $239 single/double
Mention the 2023 API Storage Tank Conference, to receive the API group rate.

Reservations Deadline: September 27, 2023 by Midnight pm, Mountain
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 11-12)
By September 1 After September 1
API Member $645 $745
Non Member $745 $845
Government / Academic $595 $595
API/STI-SPFA Course & Storage Tank Conference (October 10-12)
By September 1 After September 1
API Member $695 $895
Non Member $895 $1,095
API-NFPA Safe Tank Entry Workshop & Storage Tank Conference (October 9-12)
By September 1 After September 1
API Member $995 $1,195
Non Member $1,195 $1,395

Optional Courses

API-NFPA Safe Tank Entry Workshop
By September 1 After September 1
API Member $745 $845
Non Member $845 $945
STI/SPFA Field Erected Storage Tank Fundamentals Course
(October 10: 8am – 5pm)
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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