• 2014 Q&A and Technology Forum

    Sunday, October 5 - Wednesday, October 8, 2014
    Hyatt Regency Denver
    650 Fifteenth Street
    Denver, CO 80202


    QA14 Final Program


    The Q&A and Technology Forum program has four major components to give attendees the industry's most comprehensive meeting on refinery operations and process technology: the Q&A Panel Sessions, the Principles & Practices Sessions, and the Plant Automation/Decision Support Sessions, and a table top exhibition.  

    Save $300 by registering by September 3rd and making a sleeping room reservation in the AFPM room block.

    Q&A Sessions on Hydroprocessing, Gasoline Processes, Crude/Vacuum Distillation & Coking, and FCC feature panels of industry experts from refining companies and technology providers who respond to questions and engage attendees in a discussion of today's tough issues.  You can participate by submitting your own answers to these questions to be included in The Answer Book.

    The Principles & Practices(P&P) Sessions on Hydroprocessing, Gasoline Processes, Crude/Vacuum Distillation & Coking, FCC, Peer-to-Peer
    , and Safety, Reliability, Economics, and Utilities are discussion-oriented sessions, primarily designed for the engineer whose overall operating experience is less than 20 years. The P&P sessions complement the information exchange that occurs in the Q&A sessions. Each of the sessions addresses the fundamentals of good operation and the foundational principles for the technologies that are commonly employed. These sessions have short presentations followed by a time where attendees can ask further questions or present their own particular problems and benefit from the collective experience of the other attendees.

    The Plant Automation & Decision Support Sessions will have sessions on Cybersecurity, Asset Optimization, Refinery Project Development, Work Process Automation and Instrumentation Technology.  Presentations include "Lost Anonymity in Hacker Identy: Case Study Analysis of How Law Enforcement Identified Three Hackers," "Application of a Batch-Wise Adapting MPC Technology," "DCS MIgration: Lessons Learned," and "Plant Real-Time Integrated Decision Execution (PRIDE)," and many more.

    The Tabletop Exhibition will showcase catalyst, chemical, and technology providers, engineering companies, licensors and other industry suppliers in one convenient location.

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    Save $100 off full conference registration by registering by September 3rd, and save an additional $200 by reserving a room in the AFPM block at the Hyatt Regency Denver as you register.  On-line registration closes September 26.

    Registration fees increase by $100 on September 4th.


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