May 20, 2024 to May 24, 2024

2024 Spring Refining and Equipment Standards Meeting

Hyatt Regency St. Louis – St. Louis, Missouri


The 2024 Spring Refining and Equipment (CRE) Standards Meeting is being presented as an in-person meeting and will be open to industry professionals who wish to participate. This meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 20 – Friday, May 24, 2024, in St. Louis, Missouri.

Reasons for Attending

Participation in the Refining & 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.

The development of consensus standards is one of API’s oldest and most successful programs. It covers over 800 standards for all segments of the oil and natural gas industry. The breadth of this vital program is an important indication of the varied industry contacts that attendees can make during the sessions and networking opportunities.

The Committee on Refining Equipment, CRE, is responsible for approximately 200 standards, including many that form the basis of the API Inspection Program.

Benefits Of Participation

  • Gain access to technical committee meetings covering API downstream standards and best practices used throughout the industry to promote safe, sustainable, and environmentally sound operations.
  • Learn about the latest API sponsored research and development including future R&D efforts that may benefit your business in the long run.
  • Network with colleagues and establish new business connections.
  • Connect with exhibitors to learn about products, services, and technologies that may be important to your company.
  • Earn Professional Development Hours (PDH) to maintain professional certifications.

PLEASE NOTE:  You must register to receive access to the mobile meeting app if you plan to attend in person.

In accordance with our ANSI-approved Procedures for Standards Development, API’s standards development process:

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.

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.

API develops industry standards based on consensus. Consensus is established when substantial agreement has been reached by directly and materially interested parties that are voting members of the committee/consensus body.


Program Details

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
  • Fitness for Service Subcommittee
  • 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 interested in developing consensus-based standards on equipment and operations, such as:

  • Operations and engineering managers
  • Process unit engineers and specialists
  • Refinery equipment specialists
  • Materials and corrosion engineers and specialist
  • Piping and equipment inspection specialists
  • Equipment manufacturer engineers and specialists
  • Service provider technical experts
  • Committee related subject matter experts


Hyatt Regency St. Louis At The Arch
315 Chestnut Street
St. Louis, MO 63102
Online Reservations

Room Rate: $219 single or double occupancy. Mention the 2024 Spring Refining and Equipment Standards Meeting or API Meeting to receive the API group rate.

Reservations questions: If you need personal assistance, please call 1-800-544-9288 for in-house reservations if you have difficulty making online reservations or have specific questions.

Reservation Deadline: Wednesday, April 24, 2024by 5:00 pm.
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. The 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.

Registration Fees & Details

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  Price if registered by
Friday, April 12
Price if registered after
Friday, April 12
API Member $750 $900
Committee Member $850 $1,000
Non Member $950 $1,100
One-Day Participant
(You will only participate on one day between May 20 – May 24) 
$450 $650

For registration questions or method of payment inquiries, please contact 202-682-8007 or [email protected]

Refund Cutoff Date: Friday, April 26, 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, April 26, 2024. A $100 administration fee will apply if notice of cancellation is received in writing and sent to [email protected] by Friday, April 26, 2024. No refunds given after Friday, April 26, 2024.  Substitutions may be made at any time by written request to [email protected].

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 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, and (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 being recorded and their content being presented.


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