ILTA to feature Apollo 13 flight director at International Operating Conference

May 1, 2005
GENE Kranz, Apollo 13 mission flight director, will headline the annual Independent Liquid Terminals Association (ILTA) 25th annual International Operating

GENE Kranz, Apollo 13 mission flight director, will headline the annual Independent Liquid Terminals Association (ILTA) 25th annual International Operating Conference & Trade Show June 6-8 in Houston Texas.

Kranz will be the keynote speaker at the June 6 luncheon where he will discuss: Failure is Not an Option. Kranz was leader of the Tiger Team of flight directors who brought the Apollo 13 crew and its spacecraft safely back to Earth April 17, 1970.

At 8:45 am June 7, Nancy Yamaguchi of Trans-Energy Research Associates will discuss petroleum's changing markets and new opportunities.

Among interest to the tank truck industry is a discussion June 6 on tank truck wetlines: How DOT's Purging Rule Would Affect Terminals by Ron and Roy Andenmatten, Cargo Tank Concepts.

The conference's general sessions get underway June 6, beginning at 8:45 am with a regulatory update that includes spill reporting, emergency response procedures, Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasures (SPCC) plans, pipeline safety, hazardous materials, and coast guard security.

The panel includes Steve Mason and Don Smith, Environmental Protection Agency; John Jacobi and Aubrey Campbell, Department of Transportation; and Christy Rutherford, US Coast Guard.

Another session includes discussions of operations and industry updates. Among the topics and speakers are

Handling Low Sulfur Fuels: Panel Discussion Lubricity, Conductivity and Contamination Issues, Bill Silzle, Lubrizol; Bill Hanson, Midcontinental Chemical Co.; Octel Starreon; and Cliff Zapp, TransMontaigne.

Additional session topics and speakers include: Ethanol Storage and Blending Issues, Bob Reynolds of Downstream Alternatives Inc; Cable-Supported Internal Floating Roofs, John Oleyar of HMT Inc; and Biodiesel Fundamentals: Market Outlook, Handling and Blending, Paul Nazzaro, Advanced Fuel Solutions Inc.

Other topics and speakers include Communication at Terminals: E-commerce Bill Harvey, Elemica; Top 10 Mistakes Managers Make Managing Safety Performance, Paul Balmert, Balmert Consulting; and Adding Value to the Industry Through Best Practices: Panel Discussion, Kathleen Shaver, The Chlorine Institute, and Sharon Murphy, Defense Energy Support Center.

Discussion topics also include Environmental/regulatory, NPDES Inspections and enforcement: What Terminals Need to Know, Casey Lucket Snyder, EPA; Improving Security Coordination Between Terminals and Vessels, Jane Wong, US Coast Guard; and Impacts of OLD MACT Compliance: Equipment, Plans and Submittals, Stephanie Piepho, Trinity Consultants.

The Ultra-low sulfur diesel issue will be updated by Paul Machiele, EPA; Web-Based Enterprise Response Planning Systems, Andy McClish, TransMontaigne; and National Response Plan, Steve Mason, EPA.

June 7 program

The conference continues June 7 with a Tank Standards Forum, Steel Tank Institute Standard on Shop Built Tanks, Chuck Travelstead, Brown Minneapolis Tank; 650 and 653: Update on New and Proposed Changes, Roland Goodman, American Petroleum Institute; and Exempting Brittle Fracture Assessments from SPCC Requirements, Phil Myers, ChevronTexaco.

Other Tuesday topics and speakers are Current Trends in Employee Relations F Barham Lewis, Ogletree Deakins PC; Controlling Communications to the Public Before and After an Incident, Jeff Braun, The Ammerman Experience; Environmental Management Systems: From Luxury to Necessity,

David Berg, David Berg and Associates; and Port Security Plans and the Role of Port Coordination Teams, Jeff Hudkins, US Coast Guard.

Post-Conference Workshops

Attendees will have an opportunity to expand their conference experience by attending one or more of three post-conference sessions. These specialized workshops are in-depth classes that encourage participants to broaden their knowledge base in a specific topic. They require advance registration. A separate fee is charged for each session. They will be held June 8 and include API 650 and 653 Overview, Cathodic Protection and Coatings, and Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Overview and Update.

Conference at a glanceSunday, June 51 pm ILTA Golf Tournament - Shotgun Start 5 pm - 8 pm Attendee Registration/Exhibitor Check-in Monday, June 67:30 am - 7 pm Attendee Registration/Exhibitor Check-in 8:30 am - 10:15 am General Session: Regulatory Update Roundtable 10:30 am - 12 pm Conference Breakout Sessions 12 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch 1:30 pm - 4:45 pm Conference Breakout Sessions 5 pm - 7 pm Reception Tuesday, June 77:30 am - 6 pm Attendee Registration/Exhibitor Check-in 8:45 am - 10 am Featured Speaker 10:15 am - 11:45 am Conference Breakout Sessions 11:45 am - 1:30 pm Keynote Luncheon 12 pm - 6 pm Trade Show 2 pm - 4 pm Exhibitor Presentations 4 pm - 6 pm Reception on Trade Show Floor 6 pm Plasma Screen TV Prize Giveaway Wednesday, June 87:30 am - 3 pm Attendee Registration 8:30 am - Noon Workshop: SPCC Overview and Update 9 am - 3 pm Trade Show 9 am - 3 pm Workshop: API 650 & 653 Overview 9 am - 2 pm Exhibitor Presentations 12:30 pm - 3 pm Workshop: Cathodic Protection and Coatings 3 pm Plasma Screen TV Prize Giveaway ILTA ExhibitorsBooth# Company 133 AC 348 Accord International Inc 233 Allentech Inc 129 Allied Energy 201 American Heating 138 American Petroleum Institute 422 American Tank & Vessel Inc 701 Ametek Automation & Process Tech 240 ARTA Armaturen-und Tankgerätebau GmbH & Co 811 Aspen Technology Inc 719 AUMA Actuators Inc 242 Austin Brockenbrough & Associates LLP 521 Baker Petrolite Corp 311 Baker Tank Co/Altech API 111 BIC Alliance Publication 442 Blackmer 436 Bott Equipment Co Inc 351 Brodie Meter Co LLC 735 Bulk Transporter 116 Caldon Inc 140 Calibron Systems Inc 100 Carbis Inc 601 CB&I Tank design 550 Century Group Inc 118 Chemtec Energy Services Inc 317 Civacon 339 CLA-VAL 852 Comercial Gasso SAS 724 Conam Inspection 326 Conservatek Industries Inc 407 Consolidated Fabrication & Constructors 356 Continuum Chemical 730 Control Systems International 107 Controlotron Corp 101 Cooper Cameron Valve 805 Coppus Portable Ventilators 648 Corrosion Control Inc 229 Corrpro Companies Inc 841 Cyntech Tank Services Inc 507 Daniel Measurement & Control 203 Daniel Valve Co 623 Dearman Systems Inc 541 Divicom Inc 748 DJA Inspection Services Inc 316 DTN DiamondControl 552 Eco-Tank Systems LLC 234 EIM Controls Electric valve actuators 117 Emco Wheaton USA Inc 507 Emerson Process Management 642 Enardo Inc 301 Endress+Hauser Systems & Gauging 840 Endress+Hauser Flow 417 Enraf Contrec Flow 417 Enraf Hermetic Gauging 417 Enraf Tank Systems 651 Enterprise Engineering Inc 110 Entessa LLC 350 Envirocon Plastic 721 Enviroline (IECC) 243 Environmental Protection 731 Faure Herman Meter Inc 636 Fisher Tank Co 844 Flare Industries Inc 112 Flexible Lifeline Systems 349 Fluxo Integrated 209 FMC Technologies 135 Freewave Technologies 807 Fueling Technologies Inc 741 FuelQuest Inc 709 Garner Environmental Services Inc 249 Garnet Technologies Inc 523 Gas Equipment Co Inc 501 Gauging Systems Inc 625 General Atomics Electronic Systems Inc 440 General Combustion Corp 551 Geodome 101 General Valve 720 Girard Industries 650 Godwin Pumps 537 Green Manufacturing Inc 416 Groth Corporation 251 Hastik-Baymont Inc 106 Hazardous Cargo Bulletin 557 HAZMATPAC Inc 504 Heatec Inc 609 HMT Inc 609 HMT Inspection 643 Horiba Instruments Inc 223 Hose Master Inc 635 ST Hudson Engineers 834 Hydrocarbon Processing 821 ICI Paints 453 Imbibitive Technologies America Inc 126 Industrial Surfacing 842 Infineum USA LP 701 Innovative Sensor Solutions Ltd 304 Insultherm Inc 750 International Paint Inc 738 International Tank Service Inc 108 Inter Spec LLC 616 Ionics Instrument Business Group 448 Jordan Technologies Inc 137 KROHNE Inc 700 L&J Technologies 817 Lide Industries 701 Linco-Electromatic Inc 500 Liquid Controls Liquid 409 Liquip International Pty Ltd 410 Lubrizol Corp 300 Lubrizol Performance Systems 637 Ed Martin & Associates 549 Mass Technology 210 Matrix Inspection & Engineering Inc 243 Matrix Service Co 620 Mesa Rubber Co 443 Mess- und Fördentechnik Gwinner GmbH & Co 850 Meter Engineers Inc 806 MFE Enterprises Inc 649 Mid-States Industrial Inc 104 Midwestern Services Inc 154 Millennium Enterprises Inc 833 Mix Brothers Tank Services 638 MMC International Corp 639 Morris, Johnson & Associates Inc 832 MPC Containment International 813 MTS Systems Corp 253 MultiTherm LLC 657 NovaFlex Industries Hose 455 Ocean & Coastal Consultants Inc 141 Ohmart/Vega 206 Oilco Liquid Handling Systems 319 OPW Engineered Systems 836 Oreco A/S 136 Orion Marine Group 830 Pala-Interstate 653 Pasadena Tank Corp 122 PCA Engineering Inc 743 PennWell Trade publications 127 Petex 701 Petrolab Co, Division of Ametek Inc 352 Petroleum Analyzer Company LP 732 Philadelphia Mixers 232 Pigs Unlimited Inc 250 PLS Construction Services Inc 343 Pollution Control Corp 457 Port Security Services Inc 405 Praxair Services Inc 345 PRIME Measurement Products LLC 506 Protectoseal Co 825 Protego (USA) 656 Protherm Services Group 745 PSC Industrial 450 RAE Systems 726 Response Management Associates 357 Robert and Co 452 Rocky Mountain Fabrication 737 Rosen Inspection Technologies 756 Ross & Baruzzini Consulting 517 Rotork Controls Inc 507 Saab Tank Control 742 Safe Harbor Access Systems 420 Saybolt LP Inspection 508 Scully Signal Co 707 Senior Flexonics Inc 722 Sewon Q&Tech Co 621 Sherwin-Williams Co 704 Sigma Coatings 151 Smart-Hose Fluid Systems 753 Solidificaiton Products International Inc 801 Spade Corp 124 StocExpo 451 Superior Industrial Maintenance Co 751 Tank Builders Inc 227 Tank Consultants Inc 717 Tank Industry Consultants 437 252 Taylor Oil Co 322 Technip-Coflexip 337 Temcor 244 TESCO Vapor 605 Thermal Industrial Insulation Inc 823 Thermo Electron Corp 224 Toptech Systems Inc 816 Transbulk Systems 711 Trinity Consultants 835 Tyco Thermal Control 109 US Tank Protectors Inc 645 UHP Projects Inc 555 US EPA - Region 6 631 Ultraflote Corp 412 United States Environmental Services LLC 609 United Tank Technology 236 Utility Contractors Inc 217 Vacono Aluminium Covers GmbH 401 Valve Concepts Inc 301 Varec Inc 752 Viking Pump Inc 736 Vista Leak Detection Inc 102 Volcanic Heater Inc 125 W L Walker Company Inc 545 AR Watson USA LLC 733 WeamcoMetric 205 Weed Instrument Co Inc 543 Weltanco 553 Westech Industrial Ltd 134 Western Valve 803 Williams Fire & Hazard Control 456 World Refining 819 World Telemetry Inc 640 Wyatt Field Service Co 153 Xcelerated Integrations 644 John Zink Co