September 8, 2017

Technical Program

IPEIA 2018 Tentative Technical Program Schedule

*Please note this schedule is subject to change.

Wednesday Room 301 Room 303 (Main) Room 305
1:00 PM – 1:15 PM Opening Remarks Opening Remarks Opening Remarks
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Keynote Speaker – Darby Allen
“Courage Inside the Fire: A Story of Leadership”
Keynote Speaker – Darby Allen
“Courage Inside the Fire: A Story of Leadership”
Keynote Speaker – Darby Allen
“Courage Inside the Fire: A Story of Leadership”
2:20 PM – 2:55 PM 2018TP080: Evaluation of an Acid Circulation Cooler for ServiceChris Tompkins 2018TP003: Effective Approach to Risk Ranking Integrity Operating Windows (IOW)Laura Cardenas 2018TP065: Vibration Integrity Management – New Tools to Avoid Fatigue Failure – Michael Cyca
2:55 PM – 3:20 PM Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break
3:20 PM – 3:55 PM 2018TP100: Diluent Stripping Unit Flash Overhead Exchanger Corrosion Case StudySaravanan (Sid) Meyyappan 2018TP056: Integration of Process Engineering into Mechanical IntegrityMatt Caserta 2018TP052: Remotely Operated Aerial Vehicle ROAV/UAV Inspections for Oil and Gas IndustryJamie Davidson
4:00 PM – 4:35 PM 2018TP069: Small Problems Require Big Solutions: Overcoming the Challenges Associated with Inspecting Small Diameter Steam GeneratorsWill LeBlanc 2018TP096: CML Optimization: Effective and Efficient Coverage & PlacementNorman Brown 2018TP070: Asset Integrity Monitoring Through Installed UT SensorsSteve Strachan
Thursday Room 301 Room 303 (Main) Room 305
8:05 AM – 9:05 AM Keynote Speaker – Pamela McIntyre
“Leveraging Industry Learnings to Enable Safe, Sustainable, and Economically Viable Operations”
Keynote Speaker – Pamela McIntyre
“Leveraging Industry Learnings to Enable Safe, Sustainable, and Economically Viable Operations”
Keynote Speaker – Pamela McIntyre
“Leveraging Industry Learnings to Enable Safe, Sustainable, and Economically Viable Operations”
9:10 AM – 9:45 AM 2018TP083: Inspection, Fitness-For-Service Assessment and Re-Evaluation of Storage Tanks for Gas Blanketing Near Atmospheric PressureAlex Tatarov 2018TP050: How to Make Friends and Influence Managers: Communication for Results for Integrity Management ProfessionalsMargo Purcell 2018TP025: Developing a Piping Inspection ProgramShawn Santo
9:50 AM – 10:25 AM 2018TP057: Case Studies on Fitness for Service Assessment Applications for API Storage TanksBill Nixon 2018TP044: Partitioning Primary and Secondary Stresses at a Structural Discontinuity Due to Internal Pressure: A Case StudyDaniel McArthur 2018TP078: Piping Circuit DevelopmentDavid Weisgerber
10:25 AM – 10:50 AM Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break
10:50 AM – 11:25 AM 2018TP076: Material Selection for High Temperature Oxidizing and Reducing EnvironmentAhmed Musa 2018TP038: 2017 ASME Section VIII Update: Class 1 and Class 2 Vessels in Division 2Trevor Siepp 2018TP040: CSA B149.3 Requirements and the Role of the Accredited Inspection Bodies Who Perform the InspectionsTravis Bouvier
11:30 AM – 12:05 AM 2018TP095: Microstructural Evolution and Mechanical Properties Enhancement During Age Hardening of 17-4 Stainless Steel (Valve Stem)Dr. Moe Meschian 2018TP113: Overview of the Major Changes in the 2017 Edition of ASME BPV Code, Section IDjordje Srnic 2018TP115: Gas Piping – Why B149.3 Should Be UsedSidney Manning
12:05 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:30 PM – 2:05 PM 2018TP055: Pigtail Failures on Steam ReformersRobert Dul 2018TP105: Total Quantitative Integrity Management – European TrendJason Brown 2018TP081: Testing and Analysis of Freezing and Failure in Conventional Carbon Steel PipesMilad Rezvani Rad
2:10 PM – 2:45 PM 2018TP117: Tracking Damage Accumulation from Creep and Fatigue in Fossil Power Plant ComponentsStan Rosinski 2018TP111: Total Quality Assurance- Best Practices in Asset Integrity Management SystemDr. Stephan Ciaraldi 2018TP060: Analysis of Insulation Options and Limitations to Prevent Freezing of Low Point DrainsMeiting Lai
2:45 PM – 3:10 PM Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break
3:10 PM – 3:45 PM 2018TP062: Conversion of Tangentially, Coal-Fired Electric Generating Unit to 100% Natural Gas FiringMarc Lemmons 2018TP087: Implementing a Non-Intrusive Inspection ProgramRuss Davis 2018TP093: Conformity Assessment of Regulators: Requirements and Standards the Rule Makers Need to FollowBrian Krasiun
3:50 PM – 4:25 PM 2018TP104: Economics of Power Plant CyclingNikhil Kumar 2018TP010: Utilizing CAE to Perform Holistic Systems Design Verification, Optimization and Risk MitigationIgnus le Roux 2018TP114: Revising the Reporting of AccidentsRobin Antoniuk
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM Town Hall Meeting Town Hall Meeting Town Hall Meeting
Friday Room 301 Room 303 (Main) Room 305
8:05 AM – 9:05 AM Keynote Speaker – Joel Amato
Keynote Speaker – Joel Amato
Keynote Speaker – Joel Amato
9:10 AM – 9:45 AM 2018TP088: HTHA Life Assessment via Inspection and Analysis – James Johnson 2018TP082: What Your Frozen Pipe Is Trying to Tell You… The Art and Science of “Pipe Whispering” – Rick Marsden 2018TP053: Leak Detection & Repair: Economical Regulatory Compliance and Emssion Reduction Target SolutionsShalayne Martens
9:50 AM – 10:25 AM 2018TP048: Advances in HTHA Inspection and Evaluation (NDE and FFS) and Mechanistic Understanding (Model) – Michael Nugent 2018TP074: H2S Damage: Hot or Cold, It HappensMatthew Bell 2018TP046: Evaluating In-Service Welding Paramteers with Hot Tap Thermal AnalysisTrace Silfies
10:25 AM – 10:50 AM Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break
10:50 AM – 11:25 AM 2018TP079: Heat Exchanger Bundle Inspection LimitationsIvan Au 2018TP099: Corrosion Fatigue – Is It a Real Thing?Greg Gaudet 2018TP092: Understanding Composite Repair – Welded Repair vs. CompositeChris Coombs
11:30 AM – 12:05 AM 2018TP068: Infrared Inspection Program for Fired Heater Mechanical IntegrityNagy Wassef 2018TP112: Root Cause Analysis Made Simple – Driving Bottom Line Improvements by Preventing One Failure at a Time – Susan Lubell 2018TP091: Considerations for Controlled Deposition Welded Repairs on Pressure EquipmentDarren Barborak
12:05 PM – 1:00 PM Awards & Recognition Presentation Awards & Recognition Presentation Awards & Recognition Presentation

IPEIA 2018 Conference Call For Presentations

The 2018 Program Committee for IPEIA is soliciting presentations with a focus on the pressure equipment industry and its technologies. Presentations should be relevant to the design, construction, operation, in-service inspection, repairs and maintenance of pressure equipment and storage tanks, and case studies dealing with root cause failure analysis, accident / incident investigation, and multi-jurisdictional concerns.
Deadline for submission is September 29th, 2017. Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

  • Asset Integrity Management
  • Materials / Welding
  • Engineering Analysis and Design
  • Inspection and NDE
  • Case Studies / Failure analysis
  • Codes and Regulations

Presentation Submission Schedule

September 29, 2017 – Speaker Abstract Submission Due
October 21, 2017 – Abstracts Selection & Acceptance
October 26, 2017 – Abstract Review Letters Sent Out to All Submissions
November 1, 2017 – Technical Speakers Schedule Finalized
December 15, 2017 – Draft Powerpoint Presentation Submission & Signed Waiver Forms
January 19, 2018 – Presentation Final Review & Acceptance
January 31, 2018 – Text for Directory

For more information download the Call for Presentations PDF below. The Abstract Submission Form must be downloaded, filled out, and submitted to

Call for Presentations
Abstracts Submission Form

The 2018 Technical Presentation Guidelines & Powerpoint Template is now available!

Technical Presenter Guidelines


    1. Presentations will be 30 minutes long with 5 minutes allotted for a question & answer session.
      • Presentation files must not exceed 10MB in size. Video content is permitted but must discussed and approved with your IPEIA program committee member (length, relevance, etc.). No external links will be permitted.
    2. All presentations must be submitted by December 15, 2017 to
      Note:This presentation is considered the FINAL Presentation. Any changes to the presentation must have written approval from the Program Chair or Vice Chair. It is important for all Presenters to bring a back up copy of their approved presentations to the conference. Any discrepancies from the approved presentation will result in the presentation being stopped and removed from the program during the conference.
    3. Waivers for Video Recordings are required and must be submitted with the presentation.
    4. The IPEIA approved power point presentation template & format guidelines must be used to prepare your presentations and will be the only type of presentation material permitted.
    5. Please follow the guidelines in the template to ensure your presentation will be approved.
    6. All presentations MUST BE REVIEWED and APPROVED by a member of the 2018 IPEIA Program Committee. Presentations that have not been reviewed cannot be presented.

COMMERCIALISM: Commercialism in the presentation (e.g., references to trade names, company names, product names, etc.) IS NOT PERMITTED. No more than one reference may be made to any product, company, etc., in the presentation of papers or PowerPoint documents, and the Session Chair has the responsibility of interrupting the presentation and stopping the speaker if this occurs.

HANDOUTS: Handouts are not permitted.

VIDEO RECORDINGS: All Technical Presentations will be recorded and made available to the 2018 IPEIA Members post conference (made available from the secured IPEIA Membership website).

TECHNICAL PRESENTER: All presentation must be presented by the author. Only in extenuating circumstances will the Program Committee approve an alternate, or additional presenter. Should a presenter need to nominate an alternate, their name must be submitted at least two (2) weeks prior to the submission deadline.

TECHNICAL PRESENTER’S BIOGRAPHY: Must be submitted by December 15, 2017.

TECHNICAL PRESENTER’S BREAKFAST: Breakfast is held on each of the three conference days. Technical Presenters are required to attend this meeting to meet your Session Chair and Program Representative in person. As well, they can answer any questions you might have regarding IPEIA and/or your presentation.

TECHNICAL PRESENTER’S DELEGATE PASS: Selected 2018 Technical Presenters receive 1 complimentary 2018 IPEIA Conference Delegate FULL Pass.

Technical Presentation Template and Guidelines
Presentation Waiver

Questions can be directed to

We look forward to your submission!