• Call for Papers / Questions

    Participation in AFPM meetings can be accomplished in several ways: presenting a paper or workshop, serving on a panel, or submitting your questions for a Q&A session. We value your expertise and experience in the industry and are always looking to develop the best programs possible. To that end, we hold call for papers or presentation periods where we accept abstracts for presentations at upcoming meetings. We hope that this Call for Papers Instructional Video will be helpful to you as consider one of AFPM meetings and conferences your venue to present these ideas to the industry. Check below to see if the conference in which you are interested is currently accepting abstracts. Please read the Website Terms of Use carefully before using this website.

    March 11-13, 2018
    New Orleans Hilton
    New Orleans, LA
     

    Exciting changes are underway for the 2018 Annual Meeting program. We are looking for presentations on topics considered to have the most significant impacts on the petroleum refining & petrochemical manufacturing industries. We are also working on new sets, room configurations, technology options and greater opportunities for networking and knowledge sharing.

    The topics and issues focus on the following themes; national and global issues; regulatory issues; operational excellence; and emerging technologies and innovation.

    The Call for Abstracts is now closed. If you have any questions please contact Yvette Brooks for more information.

     

    2017 Cat Cracker Seminar
    August 21-22, 2018
    Royal Sonesta Hotel
    Houston, TX

     

    Call for Presentations

    Submission Deadline – February 12, 2018, 11:55 pm EST


    We are looking for presentations on topics considered to have the most significant impacts on the petroleum refining & petrochemical manufacturing industries and for presenters that can share incidents and lessons learned. Specifically, we are keenly interested in ideas on how to retain legacy knowledge and experience on the FCC. If you have done something novel, implemented a new technology, learned an especially valuable lesson, or improved your organization’s effectiveness, the Program Committee invites you to present your results in a workshop and then facilitate a discussion among the attendees. A significant portion of the session should be devoted to this dialogue. Successful presentations will be chosen based on quality and how relevant they are to the topics most important to refinery leadership.

    We encourage all presentations to have an operating company partner where possible. Please identify any partners through the co-presenter field.

    Topics:

    Bottoms System Fire Events
    Catalyst and Additives
    Catalyst Loss Mitigation
    Controlling and Monitoring FCCU Emissions (environment)
    Damage Mechanisms
    ESPs and LPG Events
    Future Product Demand from the FCCU (i.e., increase demand for gasoline octane, butylene and propylene and decreased demand for MCB (slurry))
    Hex Corrosion
    How to Retain Legacy Knowledge and Experience on the FCC
    Inspection Plans & Work Scope Development
    Learning from Incidents
    Monitoring and Troubleshooting
    Process Engineering – Either 101 or Tools for The New Unit Engineer
    Shutdowns - Oil Out to Equipment Turnover Management
    Tight Oil Trends/Learning
    Training Before/After Major Equipment Start-up
    Turnarounds
    Use of Mobile Devices (ipads, cameras)
    Vessel Internals, Expansion Joints, and Slide Valves
    What Defines “Best In Class Operations”? Can It Be Defined Universally? Is It By Systems (i.e., as catalyst loss, equipment life, or length on line without incident or upset)?
    WRT Slurry: How Are FCCUs Making Adjustments to Meet Future IMO 2020 Requirements?
    Other

    Click here to make your online submission.     Submission Deadline – February 12, 2018, 11:55 pm EST

     

    Contact Gordon Robertson at grobertson@afpm.org for more information.

     
     
     

    2017 Operations and Process Technology Summit
    October 2-4, 2017
    JW Marriott Austin Hotel
    Austin, TX

    2017 Call for Call for Questions

    The AFPM Operations & Process Technology Summit is a unique industry meeting where attendees share operating and technical challenges and their experiences in resolving them.

    The Call for Questions is now closed. If you have any questions please contact Yvette Brooks for more information.

    2017 Operational Planning, Control and Automation Technologies (OPCAT) Call for Questions

    The 2017 Operational Planning, Control and Automation Technologies (OPCAT) Call for Questions is closed. Contact Dan Strachan at dstrachan@afpm.org or 202-457-0480 with any questions or further information.


     

    2017 Environmental Conference
    October 15-17, 2017
    Grand Hyatt Denver
    Denver, CO

    This call for presentations is closed. If you have any questions, please contact Ariel Sarandinaki for more information.

    2018 Reliability & Maintenance Conference
    May 22-25, 2018
    Convention Center
    San Antonio, TX

    Call for Presentations

    The Call for Presentations is now closed. If you have any questions, please contact Tanya Cooper at rmc2@afpm.org. For those who have made submissions for this conference, the selection committee will be meeting to review the submissions in the next week and will make preliminary selections in the next few weeks. You will be notified by email once those selections have been made.

    2018 National Occupational & Process Safety Conference
    May 15-16, 2018
    Grand Hyatt
    San Antonio, TX

    Call for Presentations

    AFPM is seeking management and technical presentations for the 2018 National Occupational & Process Safety Conference and Exhibition. The two day conference features an array of occupational and process safety topics relating to petroleum refining and petrochemical manufacturing facilities.

    All individuals or companies interested in presenting are required to submit a short abstract no later than October 20, 2017.

    Feel free to forward this email to others or contact AFPM for more information, atnsc2@afpm.org.


     

    Base Oils & Waxes Conference (formerly International Lubricants & Waxes Conference)
    March 26-28, 2017
    Grand Hyatt
    San Antonio, TX

    This call for presentations is closed. If you have any questions or need further information, please call or e-mail Dan Strachan of the AFPM at (202) 457-0480, e-mail: dstrachan@afpm.org.