Top Reasons to Attend the 2019 API Inspection and Mechanical Integrity Summit

By John Reynolds, Principal Consultant at Intertek. January 9, 2019

The 2019 API Inspection and Mechanical Integrity Summit will be kicking off later this month in Galveston, TX. This four-day event will begin with 14 high level training courses offered Monday, January 28th, and then a top notch conference and exhibition running from Tuesday, January 29th through Thursday, January 31st.  If you've been then you already know; but if you haven't been, here are the top reasons you need to attend.

1)  Gain Knowledge and Understanding of Inspection and Mechanical Integrity Issues that Operating Sites Have Faced and Solved

Learn about the latest advances in the technologies and methodologies that you need to know about including: 

  • advances in numerous different types of NDE applications,
  • the value of implementing high quality programs of integrity operating windows (IOW’s),
  • improving higher temperature UTT measurements,
  • advances in inspection using drones (UAV) and robotics – the wave of the future
  • solving piping vibration issues
  • advances in HTHA detection plus a panel discussion on HTHA with industry experts
  • optimizing CML selection and placement, plus a panel discussion on how to do it
  • latest NDE technology for detecting and sizing piping contact point corrosion
  • case studies of major equipment/piping failures with huge consequences
  • how to successfully create corrosion control documents and maximize their benefits
  • a full track of 20 presentations on various successful applications of RBI on a variety of equipment
  • case studies on a variety of process damage mechanims – what happened and why
  • several presentations on advancements in various applications of UT flaw detection and sizing
  • the importance of performance demonstration testing to improve NDE results on site
  • the new API 588 plus several presentations and a panel discussion on source/shop inspection
  • several presentations on how to make sure your MI program covers all the necessary elements
  • a panel discussion on the benefits of big data management – the future is upon us
  • plus over 50 presentations and panel discussions aimed at those involved in mid-stream IMI issues
  • and over 40 presentations aimed at those involved in upstream IMI issues

2)  Hear about Innovative Solutions to IMI Issues Faced by Operating Sites

  • creating more comprehensive inspection plans,
  • avoiding fabrication issues before equipment and piping is brought on-line,
  • participating in numerous panel discussions composed of industry experts on various IMI topics
  • avoiding equipment and piping failures from the highest risk damage mechanisms
  • improving fired heater reliability and reducing exposure to tube rupture
  • avoiding equipment and piping ruptures in higher pressure/temperature hydro-processes
  • several presentations on improving effectiveness and efficiency of PRV inspection/ maintenance
  • where to use permanently mounted sensors for continuous monitoring to your advantage
  • numerous successful case studies of FFS evaluations and applications
  • several presentations on how to improve the cost effectiveness of your CUI/CUF inspections

3)  Network with Like-Minded Technical People in Your Community of Practice

  • The previous API IMI Summit was attended by over 1300 technical people (inspectors, engineers, specialists, technology managers, etc.) 
  • opportunity to meet with your peers to discuss IMI problems, solutions, successes, etc. 
  • opportunity to build working relationships and contacts that could last well beyond the IMI Summit
  • find out from your peers who’s doing what with what success and what pitfalls to watch out for.

4)  View the Offerings in a Sold-Out Exhibition Hall from Companies where their Primary Focus is Inspection and Mechanical Integrity Products and Services for the Petroleum and Petrochemical Industry.  Find out what they could do for you.

These are just some highlights of the extensive program.  Visit to see the entire program (over 250 presentations, plus panel discussions) and to register to attend before we reach the maximum capacity of the Convention Center.  Bring along a couple cohorts as one person just can’t cover all the valuable information to be gained from this IMI Summit.

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