Press Release

Call for Abstracts: 2024 API Inspection & Mechanical Integrity Summit

American Petroleum Institute (API), March 14, 2023

API's 2024 Inspection and Mechanical Integrity Summit is currently accepting abstract submissions through April 17, 2023.

The Summit features three Industry Divisions and a Multi-Sector Division (applicable to all sectors) that run concurrently. Each day will offer technical sessions that span various areas of the oil, gas, chemical, and petrochemical industries. Therefore, each Division is further broken down into three core tracks (as shown below). In addition, four focused tracks are utilized to address specific topics (as shown below). The Summit’s main program for all sessions, including panels, runs Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Individual presentation sessions will be 35 minutes in length, which includes time for Q&A at the end. Training day sessions will be held on Monday.

Sectors Covered:

  • Upstream (Drilling, Sub Sea, Production Systems)
  • Midstream (Pipelines, Terminals, Tankage, Transportation)
  • Downstream (Petrochemical, Refining, Chemical Processing, Storage)
  • Multi-Sector (Presentation topic applies to more than one (1) division)

Core Tracks:

  • 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 (NDE) - techniques and applications
    • Integrity monitoring methods
    • Inspection Data Management Systems (IDMS)
    • 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
  • Metallurgy/Corrosion
    • Coatings/Linings materials, practices, and application
    • Cathodic Protection
    • Welding/Joining practices
    • Failure analysis
    • Corrosion control/mitigation
    • Chemical treatment programs
    • Damage mechanism information
    • Materials of construction
    • Corrosion monitoring methods
    • Case studies of failures
    • Integrity Operating Windows (IOWs)
    • Corrosion Control Documents (CCDs)
    • QA/QC for coatings/linings
  • 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 (explanation, changes, guidance)
    • Learning from incidents
    • Key Performance Indicators
    • Advances in CUI/CUF insulation and refractory systems
    • Big data and digitization
    • New repair methods/practices for equipment
    • Advances in bolting, Joints, and gasketing practices
    • Integrity assessments of non-metallic equipment
    • Composite temporary repairs
    • Case studies of incidents and solutions

Focused Tracks:

  • Risk Based Inspection
    • Case studies for RBI implementation (successes/opportunities/misses)
    • RBI methodology or software selection
    • RBI evergreening or Reassessments
    • RBI Program sustainability (planning, forecasting, management)
    • Application to specific domponent types (e.g., heat exchanger tubes, piping, PRDs, stacks)
    • Utilizing similar service in RBI (limitations/benefits)
    • What does a mature RBI Program look like?
  • Storage Tanks
    • Non-Intrusive assessment methods for tanks
    • Cryogenic tanks integrity program
    • Fitness-for-Service assessment of ASTs
    • Revising the design of API 650 wind loading provisions
    • Stainless steel tank bottoms (cost and corrosion control)
    • Elements of a successful tank turnaround management program
    • Finite Element Analysis - success and pitfalls in tank applications
  • Unmanned Inspection Systems
    • Non-Intrusive Assessment Methods
    • Permanently Mounted Sensors
    • Robotics/UAS/Drones for Inspection/Monitoring
    • Advances in unmanned inspection techniques and methods
    • Remote visual inspections
    • Qualification of inspectors/technicians
    • How unmanned inspections systems are accepted in Codes/Standards
    • Implementation of a unmanned inspections in an inspection program

Click here to submit your abstract(s) or to learn more about presenting at the 2024 API Inspection & Mechanical Integrity Summit. Abstracts are due by April 17, 2023.

If you have any questions on submission or clarification on an abstract submission for sessions, panels, or trainings please contact

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