ILTA Conference, Trade Show Spotlights Industry Technology, Regulations, Safety

May 1, 2001
THE INDEPENDENT Liquid Terminals Association (ILTA) annual Operating Conference and Trade Show, scheduled June 11-13, will spotlight the industry and

THE INDEPENDENT Liquid Terminals Association (ILTA) annual Operating Conference and Trade Show, scheduled June 11-13, will spotlight the industry and the issues that impact it. The meeting at the Adams Mark Hotel in Houston, Texas, features two days of seminars that will cover technology, federal regulations, management, safety, and crisis response. Three tours of Houston terminals also are on the schedule.

Storage facility tours will be conducted Tuesday, June 12, at the Houston Fuel Oil Terminal Co and Teppco Scada Control Center. On Wednesday, June 13, a tour of Intercontinental Terminals Co is scheduled.

Keynote speaker William Greehey opens the meeting Monday. Greehey, chairman and chief executive officer for Valero Energy Corporation, will discuss “High Flying Times in the Energy Business — Why They Will Last.”

Valero Energy owns and operates six refineries in Texas, Louisiana, California, and New Jersey, with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 950,000 barrels per day, according to company information.

Four concurrent sessions will follow the keynote address from 10:15 am until 11:30 am. They include:

Aggressive Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Enforcement — Response Strategies will be the topic of Austin Olney of LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae; Linda Kuhn, environmental attorney with Campbell, George & Strong LLP; and Ronald Zdrojeski of LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae.

Storage Tank and Foundation Design and Construction will be the topic discussed by Kord Wissmann, vice-president, Geopier Foundation and Ty Hagen, president of Hagen Engineering International Inc.

Managing Tanks, Trucks, and Employees Responsible for Them is the topic for discussion by Philip Myers of Chevron Products Co and Phillip Abraira, division vice-president, DSI Transport Inc, a division of Trimac Transportation System.

New Pollution Potential and Prevention will be the subject of David Rice, group leader at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories and Tarik Hadj-Hamou, senior project engineer, GeoSyntec Consultants.

The Monday afternoon concurrent sessions, scheduled 1:45 pm until 4 pm, will include:

Handling New Fuels will be discussed by Dwayne Bordvick; vice-president, Health, Environment & Safety, TOSCO; Bruce Heine, senior manager, government affairs, Williams Companies; and Ara Barsamian, president, Refinery Automation Institute.

Protecting Tank Bottoms will be discussed by Morris C Kline, sales manager, HMT Inspection; Gene Milunec, design engineer, ExxonMobil; Ashish Ghandi, product engineer, Cortec Corporation; and Tim Whited, president, Corrocon.

Pipeline Safety will be the topic of Ronald Maurier, vice-president, Pipeline Services, Corrpro Canada Inc; Brian L Payne, president EDM Services Inc; and Mark Baker, engineer, Kiefner and Associates.

Clean Air — Estimating Tank Roof Losses and Marine Vapor Recovery will be discussed by Sue Sung, senior technical associate, Trinity Consultants; Melissa Lenhart, PD leader, vapor control group, John Zink Co; and Laslo Vespremi, manager, Cyra Technologies Inc.

The Tuesday morning session from 9 am until 11:45 am will feature subjects on Fire Incident Prevention and Management by Neal Nixon, principal, Nixon & Associates; and Robert L Smith, associate engineering consultant, Eli Lilly and Company.

Terminal incidents will be discussed by Nelson Acosta, manager, engineering & technical services, HMT Corp; Mark Swanson, US Coast Guard; James Varley, regulatory and environmental manager, Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group; and Gene Milunec, design engineer, ExxonMobil.

New Wireless Technology will be the topic of Adam Draizin, president, WiredDepot, and Genoveva Archuleta, engineering team leader, Arseal Technologies LLC.

Managing and Training at the Terminal is the topic of Scott Nadler, senior program director, ERM Inc; Marc Chaderjian, research analyst, California State Lands Commission; and Bruce Franta, manager, energy products, Eduneering Inc.

The Wednesday afternoon sessions will include topics on new advances in corrosion control by William “Bill” Schutt, president, Matcor Inc; James T Lary, vice-president, business development, Corrpro Companies Inc; Steve Poncio, director of professional activities; National Association of Corrosion Engineers; and Bryce Brown, senior engineer, Rosen.

A Crisis Management Seminar will be presented by Neal Nixon.