Call for Abstracts: 2022 API Inspection & Mechanical Integrity Summit

American Petroleum Institute, September 3, 2021

API's Inspection and Mechanical Integrity Summit, the premier event for asset integrity professionals in the O&G and petrochemical industries, is returning in 2022. The Summit Steering Committee is currently accepting abstract submissions through October 1, 2021.

The Summit will feature presentations in three core tracks under each industry sector (Upstream, Midstream, Downstream). Individual presentation sessions will be 40 minutes in length. The following topics are examples of the type of content within the tracks.

TRACK 1 - Inspection/NDE/Monitoring

  • Inspector Roles and Responsibilities
  • Inspection Careers, Training and Certification
  • Inspection – Programs and Practices
  • Vendor Surveillance and Shop Inspection
  • New Construction QA/QC and Acceptance Criteria
  • Inspection methods as applied to: Pressure Vessels, Piping, PRVs, Storage Tanks, Heaters, Cooling Towers, Process Hoses, Offshore Topsides Equipment, Subsea Systems, Onshore and Subsea Pipelines, Terminals, and onshore and offshore structures
  • Nondestructive Examination Techniques and Applications
  • Integrity Monitoring Methods
  • Permanently Mounted Sensors
  • Inspection Data Management Systems (IDMS)
  • Robotics/UAS/Drones for Inspection/Monitoring
  • Utilizing digital models to increase accuracy and productivity
  • Application of Mobile Technology for Inspection
  • Experience with NDE Performance Demonstration Programs
  • Advances in Tubular Inspection Techniques
  • Improvements in Buried Piping Inspection

TRACK 2 - Metallurgy/Corrosion

  • Coatings/Linings, Cathodic Protection
  • Welding/Joining Practices
  • Failure Analysis
  • Corrosion Control/Mitigation
  • Chemical Treatment Programs
  • Degradation Mechanisms
  • Materials of Construction
  • Corrosion Monitoring Methods
  • Case studies of failures
  • Integrity Operating Windows (IOWs)
  • Corrosion Control Documents (CCDs)
  • QA/QC for Coatings/Linings

TRACK 3 - Engineering & Asset Integrity Management

  • Risk Analysis
  • Engineering Evaluations and Fitness for Service (FFS) Assessments
  • Asset Integrity Management
  • Equipment Failure Investigations/Case Studies
  • Codes and Standards
  • Learning from Incidents
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Advances in CUI/CUF Insulation and Refractory Systems
  • Big Data and Digitization Information and Work Practices
  • New Repair Methods/Practices for Equipment
  • Advances in Bolting and Gasketing practices
  • Integrity Assessments of Non-Metallic Equipment
  • Composite Temporary Repairs

If you or your company would like to present at the 2022 Summit, please submit your abstract(s) by October 1, 2021 using the following portal:

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