October 07, 2024 to October 10, 2024

2024 API Storage Tank Conference & Expo

The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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Submission Deadline: Friday, June 7, 2024


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 7, 2024
October 8, 2024
October 9, 2024
October 10, 2024
API-NFPA Safe Tank Entry Workshop API-NFPA 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


Program Details

7 PDH (Professional Development Hours) / CPD (Continuing Professional Development) hours will be provided for the October 8th API/STI-SPFA Course attendance.14 hours will be provided for the October 9-10, 2024 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 Included:

  • 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 7 – Tuesday, October 8, 2024

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: Tuesday, October 8, 2024

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) will host two half day presentations on
October 8:

  • 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:
Tuesday, October 8, 2024
Program Available Soon

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

Hotel Information

The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
321 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Online reservations 

Room Rate: $249 single/double
Mention the 2024 API Storage Tank Conference, to receive the API group rate.

Reservations Deadline: September 13, 2024, by 5:00 pm, Eastern
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 13% occupancy 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. The 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 & Details

Register Now


Storage Tank Conference Only (October 9-10)
Register By
Friday, August 30th
Register After
Friday, August 30th
API Member $685 $785
Non Member $785 $885
Government / Academic $595 $595
API/STI-SPFA Course & Storage Tank Conference (October 8-10)
Register By
Friday, August 30th
Register After
Friday, August 30th
API Member $1,080 $1,180
Non Member $1,180 $1,280
API-NFPA Safe Tank Entry Workshop & Storage Tank Conference (October 7-10)
Register By
Friday, August 30th
Register After
Friday, August 30th
API Member $1,230 $1,430
Non Member $1,430 $1,630

Optional Courses

API-NFPA Safe Tank Entry Workshop
Register By
Friday, August 30th
Register After
Friday, August 30th
API Member $745 $845
Non Member $845 $945
STI/SPFA Field Erected Storage Tank Fundamentals Course
(October 8: 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

Refund Cutoff Date: Friday, September 6, 2024 (No refunds granted after this date.)

Cancellations, Refunds, and Substitutions:
Cancellations and requests for refunds must be made in writing and sent to [email protected] by Friday, September 6, 2024. Cancellation shall be effective, final, and binding upon receipt by API. Cancellation requests received by Friday, September 6, 2024, will receive a refund of the registration fee less a $100 cancellation fee, and will be processed in the original form of payment. No refunds given for cancellation request received after Friday, September 6, 2024. Substitutions may be made at any time by written request to [email protected].


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