Georgia World Congress Center
Atlanta, GA
April 13 - 15, 2019

SUNDAY, APRIL 14

10:15 am - 11:00 am

Earn More from Every Truck, Every Tank, Every Time
Maria-Teresa Palbow, IMR Product Manager, Aiut, Inc. and Andy Slaven, Aiut

With focus on telemetry, this session explains how integration of remote sensor technology can greatly reduce operating costs associated with the storage and delivery of propane. Through the use of smart gas metering, remote tank monitors, and predictive usage algorithms, most distributors can increase their efficiency by more than 50 percent. This technology can also be used to expand territory with minimial investment.

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

LP Gas Regulator Applications: Three Stage Systems
Bill Hanes, Distribution Sales Representative, Maxitrol Company

This session is designed for building inspectors, HVAC contractors, mechanical contractors, plumbing installers, proapne equipment wholesalers, and utilities. Leave with an increased understanding of third stage regulator applications on two and five pound systems, including sizing, venting, codes, and standards.

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Meter Creep Test
Milt Swenson, Sales Manager, Westmor Industries

In accordance with 180.416,(d), (4) of CFR49, the operator of a cargo tank must check the internal self-closing stop valve in the liquid discharge opening for leakage at least once during each calendar month that the cargo tank is in service. A "creep test" on cargo tanks equipped with a meter is an acceptable test to meet the code. This presentation reviews procedures that can be used to perform an effective meter creep test and details the requirements needed to achieve a successful test, as well as discusses the documentation for reporting. 

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

NFPA 58 Update
Alex Ing, Engineer, NFPA

NFPA will provide a broad overview of the NFPA Standards process focusing on the NFPA 58, 2020 edition and its associated revision cycle. Updates on the NFPA 58 Second Draft meeting will be given, along with highlights on changes between the first and second drafts. How to start the ball rolling for the next cycle of NFPA 58, the 2023 edition will also be discussed. 

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

DOT Update
James Landrum, Federal Program Specialist, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Georgia Division

Learn about the updates on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulations that pertain to the transportation of propane.

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Preventative Maintenance for Bobtails
Jason Soulon, Regional Sales Manager, Westmor Industries

Today's bobtails last longer and work harder than ever before. Salt and other road treamtent chemicals aggressively corrode steel, aluminum, and electrical systems. Hydro testing periods have been extended for certain bobtails, and service intervals for other components are being stretched. These factors increase the potentioal for unexpected downtime and increased reapir cost. This session discussed how to manage preventative maintenance to protect the investment in your fleet's bobtails. 

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MONDAY, APRIL 15

9:15 am - 10:00 am

Maximizing the Efficiency and Safety of LPG Terminals
Jim Bunsey, Director of Operations, Superior Energy Systmes, Derek Rimko, Operations Manager, Superior Energy Systems, and Liz Woods, Rail Terminals Manager, CHS, Inc.

Propane retailers are often faced with filing in the gaps of their LPG supply chain. Whether it's new construction or renovation of an exisiting terminal or bulk storage site, proper guidance helps ensure a facility that fuly maximizes a marketer's capabilities. Hear from industry experts in terminal operations on how to increase storage efficiency by taking advantage of new equipment and technology, while upholding all safety standards.

10:15 am - 11:00 am

Relief Valve Sizing and Operations
Erick Barrios, Emerson-Fisher

Overpressure protection is required by NFPA 58 for pressure reducing applications for both commercial and residential systems. Relief valves are a type of overpressure protection and it is important to understand how to properly size relief valves to protect your system. In this session, we will discuss the different types of relief valves along with the operation and function of each. The next portion deals with sizing external relief valves for commercial systems. Become better educated in the operation of relief valves and gain an understanding of how they work to protect your system. 

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