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ISA’s 14th Annual LDAR-Fugitive Emissions Symposium issues Call for Papers

Oct 18, 2013 | by Phil Black - Editor, PII
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Abstract submissions due 15 January 2014

The Program Committee of ISA’s 14th Annual Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR)-Fugitive Emissions Symposium has issued a Call for Papers, inviting experts, innovators, thought leaders and other professionals in the air compliance field to submit abstracts for presentation consideration at the conference.

The symposium, endorsed by ISA’s Chemical and Petroleum and Safety and Security divisions, will be held 19-21 May 2014 at the Astor Crowne Plaza hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Attendees will receive the latest news and updates from regulatory officials, hear best-practice LDAR program success stories, and learn about the most recent innovations and advances in air compliance strategies, technologies and techniques.

Expanded program topics for the 2014 gathering include:

  • Cybersecurity
  • QA/QC of LDAR data
  • Chemical and petroleum
  • Oil and gas
  • Contractor reliability
  • Subpart W
  • Emerging technologies
  • Records maintenance and reporting
  • NOx emissions and source monitoring
  • New EPA alerts and reporting emission regulations

Numerous tutorials, panel sessions and networking opportunities allow for extensive face-to-face discussions and interaction with both government representatives and industry colleagues.

Presentations and technical papers for acceptance should focus on the following subject-matter areas:

  • Lowering and preventing leaks
  • LDAR compliance
  • Environmental/LDAR compliance
  • Batch programs
  • LDAR design and validation
  • Reducing air emissions
  • Consent decree updates
  • Emission performance
  • Low-leak technologies
  • LDAR regulations
  • Implementing LDAR programs at plants and refineries
  • Long-term seal ability

Details on abstract submission
Abstracts (including complete contact information) should be 300 words or less and clearly describe what the non-commercial presentation will cover. All abstracts should be sent via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The submission deadline is 15 January 2014.

All abstracts will be reviewed by ISA’s LDAR Technical Presentation Committee. Emails will be sent to applicants notifying them whether their abstracts have been accepted or rejected by the Committee.If your abstract is accepted and you agree to submit a presentation for the conference proceedings or handout, you are also agreeing to participate and present at ISA’s 14th Annual LDAR-Fugitive Emissions Symposium.



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