October 13-14 2021 | Houston, Texas | George R. Brown Convention Center

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Speaker’s Corner at Valve World Americas Expo

The Speaker’s Corner will be located in the heart of the Expo Floor, which hosts presenters doing live presentations and demonstrations on a variety of topics related to valves, piping, actuation, student scholarships, veteran programs, and emerging technologies. This year, we welcome presenters from several well reputed companies who look forward to sharing their knowledge and insight with expo visitors. Presentations will be 20-30 minutes in length, including a short question and answer session.

October 13, 2021
11:00 am -
11:30 am

Metal Seated Ball Valves for Abrasive and High Cycle Applications

Today, Industrial Equipment must provide greater efficiency, fugitive emissions protection and longer life.  Krombach’s new Metal Seated Ball Valve, TUFSEAT Performance Series, was designed and extensively tested to address such needs. Learn about the details and features that produce unparalleled performance in every aspect of the operation of a valve designed for today’s world.

Presented by: Glenn Camp, Crane CPE

11:30 am -
12:00 pm

Why Learning a Trade in the PVF Industry is For You

A traditional path to college doesn’t have to be what you think.  Have you ever considered a career in the trades?  If you haven’t, attend this seminar about how the PVF Roundtable is changing lives in the State of Texas.  One of the main goals of the PVF Roundtable is to help raise funds for students to be educated in our industry.  They accomplish this through their charitable foundation which has helped raise over $1,000,000 in contributions that have helped offset direct student costs. Learn about the endowment programs through five Texas Colleges/Universities and how you might be eligible. 

Presented by: Harold Armstrong, Armstrong-Weatherly

12:00 pm -
12:30 pm

Control Valve Sealing: Challenges of Low Emissions Sealing

Reducing emissions has become a global initiative that is especially prominent in the United States. Government regulations further pushes this goal of reducing environmental impact. Plant wide consent decrees require companies to control emissions to lower and lower levels. There are many areas affected by these requirements, and control valves are among the more challenging components to address. Often, raising gland loads help reduce emissions; however, this also increases friction. This can be detrimental to control valves, since they require low friction to operate effectively. Braided PTFE packing is an excellent choice for low emission, control valve sealing. If emissions demands are especially stringent, lower emissions levels and greater longevity can be achieved by reducing extrusion and maintaining gland load. These elements are especially important as process temperature increases. In this discussion, a comparison of PTFE packing designs will highlight features that will provide long term, low emission packing solutions.

Presented by: Vance St. Jean & Brittany Kelley, A.W. Chesterton

12:30 pm -
1:00 pm

Bridging the knowledge gap in the industrial market through education

Clarissa will discuss recruiting challenges, and her role in designing and implementing training modules that introduce fresh grads or new industry hires with hands-on learning and on site job training.

Presented by: Clarissa Belbas, San Jacinto College

1:00 pm -
1:30 pm

API 622 Packing Construction and its Effect on Performance

Fugitive Emission Packing solutions have evolved since API 622 and ISO 15848-1 were first introduced in 2006. In the beginning, very few suppliers offered packing solutions that met these test standards, and their solutions required high unit load and ultimately high stem friction. Today, while there are many more suppliers offering Fugitive Emissions packing products, packing construction has changed very little, and the issues of unit loading, and stem friction have remained obstacles to peak packing performance. In this presentation we will compare several metal reinforced graphite/PTFE braided packings and also examine a new hybrid technology that addresses both these challenges. The comparison will explore several packing material compositions, as well as the effective loading and friction measurement data of each, in order to educate both valve OEMs and end users about how to find the best solution for their Fugitive Emission packing requirements. 

Presented by: Robert Garlock, EGC Enterprises

October 14, 2021
12:00 pm -
12:30 pm

Digitization of the valve industry: A post-pandemic world

The marketing landscape has changed.  Charli K. Matthews will take a deep dive into digital media and marketing tools you can use to grow your business. There are many things you can do with your existing materials/practices as you transition to a digital personality for your brand. We have learned so much connecting with our community via zoom but how does this transfer to business growth.  Charli will share what she has learned about collaborating digitally! 

Presented by: Charli Matthews, Empowering Brands

12:30 pm -
1:00 pm

All PFAS Chemicals are not the same

All PFAS chemicals are not equal and should not be regulated as if they are.  Each should be treated differently according to its application and toxicity.  Umbrella legislation or regulation against all PFAS could end the use of non‐harmful PTFE—a protector of people, the environment, and industrial equipment.  These PTFE polymers in their finished form are well studied with no health risks, are corrosion resistant, save energy, increase safety, and allow easy movement of machine elements. These products are used in infrastructure, aerospace, military, power generation and other energy sources, chemical processing, food, and pharmaceutical industries.

In this presentation we will discuss the international and national regulations that could severely hurt many industries.  Also we will discuss what the Fluid Sealing association is doing to educate legislators about inclusion of such an important material as PTFE into the wide breath of PFAS chemicals.

Presented by Ron Frisard, Fluid Sealing Association

1:30 pm -
2:00 pm

The Need for Student Financial Assistance in the PVF Industry

Our industries are desperate for skilled workers. Here in Texas, one group is changing that. One of the main goals of the PVF Roundtable is to help raise funds for students to be educated in the PVF industry.  The PVF Roundtable accomplishes this through their charitable foundation which has helped raise over $1,000,000 to help offset direct student costs since its inception.

The program is simple, and all earnings/contributions go directly to the students.  We are breaking down financial barriers for many students and helping them enter our market without the financial hardship and the costs of training or other higher education. Learn how you can create the same from an industry icon on how creating a platform to help others in your area can help build up our current industry.  

Presented by: Harold Armstrong, Armstrong-Weatherly

2:00 pm -
2:30 pm

The Full Port Triple Offset Valve – Where and Why it should be considered

In today’s industrial petrochemical production environment, there is greater pressure to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and limit environmental impact. This delicate balance has created a dilemma for valve specifiers: “How to select the best valve for the solution all the while prioritizing throughput, performance and cost.” This is most considerable when utilizing modular construction methods whereby the entire structure (and each of its’ individual components) are likely sent around the world two to three times before they are finally installed on site. With the advent of the Crane FK-TrieX, valve specifiers now have a greater performance to cost consideration. The Crane FK-TrieX is an authentic Triple Offset Valve (TOV), utilizing all three geometrical offsets, with a twist; full port design.

Presented by: Sai Venkataramani, Crane CPE

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Actuation & Automation

Session Chair: Dave Anderson, Score Group

Actuated valve assemblies are either part of a control or safety system. Hence, failure to act upsets the process – as a minimum – or jeopardizes the plant (in the worst case). This problem is compounded when the valve is installed in a remote location, without means of fast intervention in case of trouble. The reliability of a valve assembly is the sum of many parts, from the adequate specification and sizing to the instrumentation used for monitoring and prediction of life. In this session experts from different areas will discuss guidelines and lessons learned in how to best achieve success when dealing with these valves.

Format: Presentations

Room: 320B

Speakers:

Dave Anderson
Sales & Marketing Director
Score Group

David Garner
Business Development Manager - Valves & Automation
MRC Global

Dean Lawrence
Product Manager, Neles Valvcon Electric Actuators
Neles

All PFAS Chemicals are not the same

All PFAS chemicals are not equal and should not be regulated as if they are.  Each should be treated differently according to its application and toxicity.  Umbrella legislation or regulation against all PFAS could end the use of non‐harmful PTFE—a protector of people, the environment, and industrial equipment.  These PTFE polymers in their finished form are well studied with no health risks, are corrosion resistant, save energy, increase safety, and allow easy movement of machine elements. These products are used in infrastructure, aerospace, military, power generation and other energy sources, chemical processing, food, and pharmaceutical industries.

In this presentation we will discuss the international and national regulations that could severely hurt many industries.  Also we will discuss what the Fluid Sealing association is doing to educate legislators about inclusion of such an important material as PTFE into the wide breath of PFAS chemicals.

Presented by Ron Frisard, Fluid Sealing Association

Room: Speakers' Corner Hall A

Speakers:

Ron Frisard
Global Training Manager
A.W. Chesterton

API 622 Packing Construction and its Effect on Performance

Fugitive Emission Packing solutions have evolved since API 622 and ISO 15848-1 were first introduced in 2006. In the beginning, very few suppliers offered packing solutions that met these test standards, and their solutions required high unit load and ultimately high stem friction. Today, while there are many more suppliers offering Fugitive Emissions packing products, packing construction has changed very little, and the issues of unit loading, and stem friction have remained obstacles to peak packing performance. In this presentation we will compare several metal reinforced graphite/PTFE braided packings and also examine a new hybrid technology that addresses both these challenges. The comparison will explore several packing material compositions, as well as the effective loading and friction measurement data of each, in order to educate both valve OEMs and end users about how to find the best solution for their Fugitive Emission packing requirements. 

Presented by: Robert Garlock, EGC Enterprises

Speakers:

Robert Garlock
Sr. Fluid Sealing Product Engineer
EGC Enterprises

Bridging the knowledge gap in the industrial market through education

Clarissa will discuss recruiting challenges, and her role in designing and implementing training modules that introduce fresh grads or new industry hires with hands-on learning and on site job training.

Presented by: Clarissa Belbas, San Jacinto College

Room: speakers' Corner Hall A

Speakers:

Clarissa Belbas
Director of Resources - Center for Petrochemical, Energy, and Technology
San Jacinto College

Control Valve Sealing: Challenges of Low Emissions Sealing

Reducing emissions has become a global initiative that is especially prominent in the United States. Government regulations further pushes this goal of reducing environmental impact. Plant wide consent decrees require companies to control emissions to lower and lower levels. There are many areas affected by these requirements, and control valves are among the more challenging components to address. Often, raising gland loads help reduce emissions; however, this also increases friction. This can be detrimental to control valves, since they require low friction to operate effectively. Braided PTFE packing is an excellent choice for low emission, control valve sealing. If emissions demands are especially stringent, lower emissions levels and greater longevity can be achieved by reducing extrusion and maintaining gland load. These elements are especially important as process temperature increases. In this discussion, a comparison of PTFE packing designs will highlight features that will provide long term, low emission packing solutions.

Presented by: Vance St. Jean & Brittany Kelley, A.W. Chesterton

Room: Speakers' Corner Hall A

Speakers:

Brittany Kelley
Design Engineer III
A.W. Chesterton

Vance St. Jean
-
Chesterton

Control Valves

Session Chair: Alex Koifman - F.I.R.S.T. GmbH

Control valves are the most challenging valves to be selected, sized, and operated. Flawless operation is only achieved when professionals from different disciplines - process, mechanical, and instrumentation, as a minimum – join forces in an interdisciplinary effort to tackle the many compromises required. In this panel, attendees will be able to learn more about the decision making process involved in a successful specification.

Format: Presentations

Room: 320C

Speakers:

Alex Koifman
Instrumentation Plant Design Systems and CONVAL® Business Work Process/Knowledge Advisor
F.I.R.S.T. GmbH

Chris Day
President
TEADIT North America

Fred Porth
North American Business Manager
Neles

Michael Bouckaert
Product Manager
Neles

Digitization of the valve industry: A post-pandemic world

The marketing landscape has changed.  Charli K. Matthews will take a deep dive into digital media and marketing tools you can use to grow your business. There are many things you can do with your existing materials/practices as you transition to a digital personality for your brand. We have learned so much connecting with our community via zoom but how does this transfer to business growth.  Charli will share what she has learned about collaborating digitally! 

Presented by: Charli Matthews, Empowering Brands

Room: Speakers' Corner Hall A

Speakers:

Charli Matthews
Founder & CEO
Empowering Brands

Downstream - Emerging Technologies

Session Chair: Todd Harrison, Neles

This session will feature a selection of presentations focusing on Downstream valve innovations and new technology for the flow control industry.

Format: Presentations 

Room: 320C

Speakers:

Allison McVeigh
Business Development Manager
Triumph Mechanical Solutions

Jose Carlos Veiga
Global Technical Director
TEADIT Group

Matt Laney
Research & Development Manager
Flowserve

Michael Kitchens
R&D Lab Supervisor
Bray International

Ravi Shankar
Managing Director
Sanyata Actuation & Fluid Engineering

Todd Harrison
Regional Sales Manager
Neles

Downstream - Valve Selection

Panel Discussion

Session Chair: Luke Chou, Sunbelt Supply

Valve selection follows a similar strategy in any segment. One will always need to understand process conditions and the role the valve will be playing in the installation. Having said that, a professional used to specify valves for upstream is not automatically qualified to do the same in mid or downstream. This is because each segment has particularities and challenges that only experienced professionals can fully grasp. In these three panels, experienced professionals from each segment will share their experiences and help newcomers understand the many layers of knowledge required to do proper valve selection, such as standards, materials, supplementary requirements, and fugitive emissions.

Panelists:

Room: 320C

Speakers:

Barry Hoeffner
Director of Quarter Turn Products
Ladish Valves

Claire Dwyer
Fellow Piping Material Engineer
FLUOR

Kerry Millen
Piping Layout & Design Manager
Air Products & Society of Piping Engineers & Designers

Luke Chou
- Quality Assurance Manager
Sunbelt Supply

Max Casada
Former Global Quality Manager
Phillips66

Richard Dayries
VP of Quality and Specialty Product
Sunbelt Supply

Thomas Wimbrow
Piping Engineering Lead
Dow Chemical

Wallace G. Hancock Jr.
Engineering Sales Manager
Quadax Valves

Fugitive Emissions - Emerging Technologies

Session Chair: Foster Voelker II, Williams Valve

This session will feature a selection of presentations focusing on innovations and new technology for combating fugitive emissions in valves.

Format: Presentations

Top Entry Butterfly Valve with Low Fugitive Emissions & Improved Cryogenic Sealing Technology in Severe Thermal Cycle & Endurance Test – Scott Moreland, Quadax

• New 2848 Compression Packing Technology – Chris Day, Teadit

Magnetic Actuation of Valves for Severe Service Applications – Ned Davis, Maui Innovation

Reducing Fugitive Emissions – Dilating Disk Control Valves – Kyle Daniels, Clarke Valve

• Technological Advancements in Fugitive Emissions Valve Packing - Rob Garlock, EGC Enterprises

• Characteristics of Gland Packing Under Low Temperature Conditions – Takashi Nishi, Nippon Pillar


Room: 322A

Speakers:

Chris Day
President
TEADIT North America

Foster Voelker II
Director of Engineering
Williams Valve Corp.

Kyle Daniels
President, CEO
Clarke Valve

Ned Davis
Founder
Maui Innovation Group

Scott Moreland
Vice President
Quadax Valves

Rob Garlock
Senior Fluid Sealing Engineer
EGC Enterprises, Inc.

Fugitive Emissions - ESG

Panel Discussion

Session Chairs: Bronson Pate, TRICORD Consulting &Tim Goedeker, Phillips66

Investors worldwide are becoming more and more concerned about the sustainability and environmental footprint of the companies they put their money on. A common acronym related to this is Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), a set of standards covering different areas that gauge how attractive a company might be for socially conscious investors. Join this panel to learn more about ESG and how this can lead to more funding for your business.

Panelists:

Room: 322A

Speakers:

Bronson Pate
Client Relationship Manager
TRICORD Consulting

Charlie Metrailer
Executive Director Downstream Valves & Automation
MRC Global

Tim Goedeker
Sr. Principal Environmental Consultant - Refining HSE
Phillips66

Trace Scrivner
Principal Engineer - Downstream Piping & Valves
ExxonMobil

Fugitive Emissions - Monitoring and Testing

Session Chair: Greg Johnson, United Valve

Keeping track of fugitive emissions in a plant with thousands of components to be monitored is a daunting task. The team leading the effort has to coordinate tasks within several departments and also keep a constant tab on upcoming legislation. Join this presentation to learn the latest technologies in monitoring and testing of valves to achieve success in your program.

Format: Presentations

Room: 322A

Speakers:

Greg Johnson
President
United Valve

Laura Blohm
Senior PM/Client Relationship Manager
TRICORD Consulting

Rubinaz Abbas
Technical Specialist
TRICORD Consulting

IOGP Overview

Presenter: Brad Michelle, Chevron

The IOGP (International Association of Oil and Gas Producers) has among its members some of the major oil companies in the world. All of these companies had internal requirements to be used in conjunction with design standards when purchasing industrial valves. All of these different requirements were harmonized in a set of publications to be adopted by all members. The IOGP initiated Joint Industry Programme 33 (JIP33) in 2016 – with support from the World Economic Forum capital project complexity initiative – in response to industry-wide overruns on cost and schedule of more than 40%. Over 40 specifications have been published to date. These are now being adopted and implemented by the operators on major projects where benefits are already being demonstrated.


Room: 310

Speakers:

Brad Michelle
Chevron - JIP33 Deployment Manager
Chevron

IOGP Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion

Session Chair: Davi Correia, Consultant

The IOGP (International Association of Oil and Gas Producers) has among its members some of the major oil companies in the world. All of these companies had internal requirements to be used in conjunction with design standards when purchasing industrial valves. All of these different requirements were harmonized in a set of publications to be adopted by all members. In this presentation, two of these new documents will be explored:

SPECIFICATION S-562, Supplementary Requirements to API Spec 6D – Ball Valves 

SPECIFICATION S-611, Supplementary Requirements to API 600 Steel Gate Valves and to API 603 CRA Gate Valves

Panelists:

• Trace Scrivner, ExxonMobil

• Wojciech Zmudzinski, BP

• Carlo De Bernardi, ConocoPhillips

• Brad Michelle, Chevron

• Greg Peterson, MRC Global

• Luke Chou, Sunbelt

Room: 310

Speakers:

Brad Michelle
Chevron - JIP33 Deployment Manager
Chevron

Carlo De Bernardi
Corporate Valve SME
ConocoPhillips

Davi Correia
Consultant
KCI Corporation

Luke Chou
- Quality Assurance Manager
Sunbelt Supply

Trace Scrivner
Principal Engineer - Downstream Piping & Valves
ExxonMobil

Wojciech Zmudzinski
Engineering Advisor for Valves
bp America

KEYNOTE: Bronson Pate, TRICORD Consulting

Keynote on Fugitive Emissions Updates

Room: 310

Speakers:

Bronson Pate
Client Relationship Manager
TRICORD Consulting

KEYNOTE: Chairman's Welcome - Dan DeVine, Corteva Agriscience/Midland Engineering

The Importance of Relationships in the Valve Industry

Room: 310

Speakers:

Dan DeVine
Independent Contractor
Midland Engineering

KEYNOTE: Rob Saltiel - CEO, MRC Global

Navigating Through a Changing Market

Room: 310

Speakers:

Rob Saltiel
President & CEO
MRC Global

KEYNOTE: Tim Goedeker, Phillips66

Industrial Revolution 2.0 – Sustainable Journeys to Zero

Room: 310

Speakers:

Tim Goedeker
Sr. Principal Environmental Consultant - Refining HSE
Phillips66

Maintenance & Turnarounds

Panel Discussion/Presentations

Session Chair: Matt Hartfiel, MRC Global

A typical industrial plant has thousands of valves; each one of them prone to disrupt production in case of failure. Maintenance is employed to alleviate the probability of failure, but due to sheer the number of valves and the ever-present limitation of resources, compromises must be made. That means that different businesses use a mix of maintenance strategies to best suit their needs. Turnarounds are complex maintenance events. During some critical weeks, a plant is shutdown and thousands of workers and materials have to be coordinated into a myriad of tasks. In this panel, we will learn how valves play a significant role in these events and how tasks involving them are commonly addressed. Some of the maintenance strategies will be discussed and participants will be able to relate and adapt the experiences to their particular situation.


Panelists:

Room: 320B

Speakers:

Andrew Ward
Sr. Production Technologist M&E
ME Global

Cliff Smith
VP of North American Service
Neles

Kerry Millen
Piping Layout & Design Manager
Air Products & Society of Piping Engineers & Designers

Matt Hartfiel
VP Downstream, Industrial & Energy Transition
MRC Global

Phil Fahey
Executive Director - New Business Development
MRC Global

Metal Seated Ball Valves for Abrasive and High Cycle Applications

Today, Industrial Equipment must provide greater efficiency, fugitive emissions protection and longer life.  Krombach’s new Metal Seated Ball Valve, TUFSEAT Performance Series, was designed and extensively tested to address such needs. Learn about the details and features that produce unparalleled performance in every aspect of the operation of a valve designed for today’s world.

Presented by: Glenn Camp, Crane CPE

Room: Speakers' Corner Hall A

Speakers:

Glenn Camp
National Product Sales Manager
Crane CPE

Midstream - Emerging Technologies

Session Chair: Brindesh Dhruva, Bray International

This session will feature a selection of presentations focusing on Midstream valve innovations and new technology for the flow control industry.

Format: Presentations

Room: 320B

Speakers:

Bradford Haines
Severe Service Product Marketing Manager
Flowserve

Brindesh Dhruva
EVP, Chief Marketing & Technology Officer
Bray International

Jesse R. Delgado
Director of Sales, Nuclear Services
Industrial Inspection and Analysis

Kyle Rayhill
VP MRO, Pricing, and Offering Management
Neles

Ross Mahler
IoT Product & Business Development Manager
Bray International, Inc.

Ochuku Ifie
Senior Engineer
Flowserve

Midstream - Valve Selection/API 6D Update

Panel Discussion

Session Chair: Ed Edgar, Cameron, a Schlumberger company

API 6D is currently undergoing a major revision from current 24th Edition to the 25th Edition, which is expected to publish late 2021. The next phase of comment resolution meetings is set for early August, after which the 25th Ed. will be done with revision, and ready to turn over to API for publication. This session will include a presentation of the changes, and a panel of API 6D Task Group Members will discuss/explain the differences, why changes were made, what to do to conform to the new/different requirements, etc.

Panelists:


Room: 320B

Speakers:

Ed Edgar
Technical Sales Manager – Offshore
Cameron, a Schlumberger Company

Ian Hardy
Director of Applications Engineering
Bray International

Ivan Pinto
Sr. Associate - Audit Programs
American Petroleum Institute (API)

Jeremy Harrison
Business Development Manager – Upstream/Midstream
MRC Global

Rick Faircloth
Owner and Sr. Technical Consultant
Faircloth Consulting Services LLC

Simone Brevi
CEO
OMB Valves Group

Wojciech Zmudzinski
Engineering Advisor for Valves
bp America

Pipeline Valves & Large Components

Session Chair: Gilbert Alonzo, Consultant

Pipelines often employ valve sizes above what many industries consider large. When dealing with these over-sized valves, many of the common solutions employed for designing, fabrication, transportation, installation, and operation might be significantly different from their “regular” sized counterparts. In this presentation, some of the challenges regularly encountered in large pipeline valves will be discussed.


Format: Presentations


Room: 320C

Speakers:

Fred Schweighardt
Director Of Business Development, Advanced Fabrication Markets
Airgas

Gilbert Alonzo
Consultant - Mechanical Engr. and Valve SME
Consultant

Yhonny Flores
Valve SME & Quality Auditor
Warren Valve

Spanish - Fit For Purpose

A Spanish Language Session will be available throughout both days of the event, for the Spanish speaking community.


11:00AM-12:00PM - Selección y Confiabilidad de Válvulas de Control  

Presentador: Alex Koifman, F.I.R.S.T GmbH

Examinaremos un programa especializado en la selección de válvulas de control apta para el propósito para una aplicación en específico y la introducción de un sistema numérico para categorizar la confiabilidad de dicha válvula y su aplicación. 

 

12:00PM-1:00PM - Fit for Purpose – Diseñamos una Válvula Para una Aplicación Específica                  

Presentador: Chance Russo, Sesto Valves

Conoceremos el proceso para diseñar una válvula para una aplicación en específica.  Se verán todos los pasos con un estudio de un caso real.

Room: 322B

Speakers:

Alex Koifman
Instrumentation Plant Design Systems and CONVAL® Business Work Process/Knowledge Advisor
F.I.R.S.T. GmbH

Chance Russo
Director of Sales & Projects
Sesto Valves

Spanish Language

A Spanish Language Session will be available throughout both days of the event, for the Spanish speaking community.

11:00AM – 1:00PM - ISO 5115: Un Estándar Nuevo Para la Automatización de Válvulas de Un Cuarto de Vuelta           

Presentador: Alex Koifman – First GmbH

Presentamos un nuevo estándar que definirá las consideraciones de diseño para la automatización de válvulas de un cuarto de vuelta.  La norma examina las tareas y responsabilidades requeridas para asegurar la correcta selección del actuador y su ensamble.

 

Room: 322B

Speakers:

Alex Koifman
Instrumentation Plant Design Systems and CONVAL® Business Work Process/Knowledge Advisor
F.I.R.S.T. GmbH

Chance Russo
Director of Sales & Projects
Sesto Valves

Spanish Language

A Spanish Language Session will be available throughout both days of the event, for the Spanish speaking community.

2:00PM-3:00PM - Sistemas Automatizadas de Control de Balastro                  

Presentador: Darryl Rosenfeld,ValvAct

Se presentará la función de las válvulas aptas para el propósito automatizadas quienes perfilan en un rol crítico en los sistemas de control de balastro en naves marinas y las unidades flotantes de producción y sistemas de descarga (FPSO).


Room: 322B

Speakers:

Chance Russo
Director of Sales & Projects
Sesto Valves

Darryl Rosenfeld
President
ValvACT, Inc.

Strategies to Minimize Fugitive Emissions

Session Chair: Bronson Pate, TRICORD Consulting

Complying with fugitive emissions regulations requires a tremendous amount of effort. For such end, different companies employ different approaches. For example, some might invest more on technology, some might rely in maintenance procedures. In this presentation, examples of real strategies will be shared, covering how controlling fugitive emissions might use extraordinary solutions.

Format: Presentations/Demonstrations


Room: 322A

Speakers:

Bronson Pate
Client Relationship Manager
TRICORD Consulting

Dave Anderson
Sales & Marketing Director
Score Group

George Davet
Chief Engineer/Executive Vice President/Owner
Solon Manufacturing Company

THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING!

See you all again in 2023!

June 7-8, 2023

Houston, TX

Speakers:

TBD
-
TBD

The Full Port Triple Offset Valve – Where and Why it should be considered

In today’s industrial petrochemical production environment, there is greater pressure to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and limit environmental impact. This delicate balance has created a dilemma for valve specifiers: “How to select the best valve for the solution all the while prioritizing throughput, performance and cost.” This is most considerable when utilizing modular construction methods whereby the entire structure (and each of its’ individual components) are likely sent around the world two to three times before they are finally installed on site. With the advent of the Crane FK-TrieX, valve specifiers now have a greater performance to cost consideration. The Crane FK-TrieX is an authentic Triple Offset Valve (TOV), utilizing all three geometrical offsets, with a twist; full port design.

Presented by: Sai Venkataramani, Crane CPE

Room: speakers' Corner Hall A

Speakers:

Sai Venkataramani
Global Product Management & Marketing
Crane CPE

The Need for Student Financial Assistance in the PVF Industry

Our industries are desperate for skilled workers. Here in Texas, one group is changing that. One of the main goals of the PVF Roundtable is to help raise funds for students to be educated in the PVF industry.  The PVF Roundtable accomplishes this through their charitable foundation which has helped raise over $1,000,000 to help offset direct student costs since its inception.

The program is simple, and all earnings/contributions go directly to the students.  We are breaking down financial barriers for many students and helping them enter our market without the financial hardship and the costs of training or other higher education. Learn how you can create the same from an industry icon on how creating a platform to help others in your area can help build up our current industry.  

Presented by: Harold Armstrong, Armstrong-Weatherly

Room: speakers' Corner Hall A

Speakers:

Harold Armstrong
Founder & President
Armstrong-Weatherly

Upstream - Emerging Technologies

Session Chair: David Cummings, Bodycote

This session will feature a selection of presentations focusing on Upstream valve innovations and new technology for the flow control industry.

Format: Presentations

Room: 320A

Speakers:

David Cummings
Market Development Engineer
Bodycote

Max Baker
Rotational Sales Engineer
Bray International

Riyaz Ali
Senior Director, Instrumentation Technologies, Instruments Business Unit ・Fisher Flow Control
Emerson Automation Solutions

Rune Sele
VP AOGV
IK-Norway AS

Scott Lewis
Regional Manager the Americas
IK-Norway AS

Shahrum Iqbal
General Manager - Actuation and Controls
Bray International

Upstream - Valve Selection

Panel Discussion

Session Chair: Greg Peterson, MRC Global

Valve selection follows a similar strategy in any segment. One will always need to understand process conditions and the role the valve will be playing in the installation. Having said that, a professional used to specify valves for upstream is not automatically qualified to do the same in mid or downstream. This is because each segment has particularities and challenges that only experienced professionals can fully grasp. In these three panels, experienced professionals from each segment will share their experiences and help newcomers understand the many layers of knowledge required to do proper valve selection, such as standards, materials, supplementary requirements, and fugitive emissions.

Panelists:

Room: 320A

Speakers:

Brian Furqueron
VP Business Development
Valveworks USA

Carlo De Bernardi
Corporate Valve SME
ConocoPhillips

Gilbert Alonzo
Consultant - Mechanical Engr. and Valve SME
Consultant

Greg Peterson
Vice President Valves Actuation Measurement Instrumentation
MRC Global

Yhonny Flores
Valve SME & Quality Auditor
Warren Valve

Why Learning a Trade in the PVF Industry is For You

A traditional path to college doesn’t have to be what you think.  Have you ever considered a career in the trades?  If you haven’t, attend this seminar about how the PVF Roundtable is changing lives in the State of Texas.  One of the main goals of the PVF Roundtable is to help raise funds for students to be educated in our industry.  They accomplish this through their charitable foundation which has helped raise over $1,000,000 in contributions that have helped offset direct student costs. Learn about the endowment programs through five Texas Colleges/Universities and how you might be eligible. 

Presented by: Harold Armstrong, Armstrong-Weatherly

Room: Speakers' Corner Hall A

Speakers:

Harold Armstrong
Founder & President
Armstrong-Weatherly