Registration opens for ISA’s 2016 Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR)-Fugitive Emissions Symposium

  • March 07, 2016
  • ISA
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March 7, 2016 - The International Society of Automation (ISA) today announces the opening of registration for its 16th Annual Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR)-Fugitive Emissions Symposium, which will take place 16-19 May 2016 in scenic Denver, Colorado USA.

ISA’s LDAR Symposium is the longest-running conference in America devoted solely to LDAR and air compliance professionals and their needs and concerns. Attendees get the most recent news and updates on EPA requirements and mandates, and the most effective strategies and practices—direct from government regulators and industry experts.

The event will be held 16-19 May in beautiful Denver, Colorado—the Mile-High City—the ideal venue for moving your LDAR and air compliance program to a higher level of performance.

An unrivaled technical program Through an expansive slate of presentations, panel discussions, and interactive sessions—drawing on the insights of government officials, LDAR program experts, engineers, consultants, and end users—attendees will:

Receive the latest technical updates needed to meet newly stated EPA compliance objectives and expectations. Among the key officials to be on hand will be Ken Garing within the EPA's National Enforcement Investigation Center.

Recognize how to optimize the results of your compliance efforts, and overcome the most common air emission reduction challenges.

Learn from case studies and the real-world successes and experiences of air compliance professionals across the US.

Be introduced to the new tools and technologies proven to support industry best practices

Talk directly with invited officials from the EPA, NEIC, and TECQ and other prominent authorities during networking sessions and forums.

A distinguished lineup of expert presenters

Below are some of the outstanding experts scheduled to present at ISA’s 2016 LDAR Symposium.

Donald D. “Deever” Bradley Deever Bradley III, P.E.  is the LDAR expert and a partner at ERM, a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, and social consulting services. (Bradley is also serving as Program Co-Chair of ISA’s 2016 LDAR Symposium.)

Matthew P. “Matt” Gobert Matt Gobert is Vice President at EMSI Environmental Services, which assists companies in meeting environmental regulations.

Joe Wilwerding (invited) Joe Wilwerding is a Senior Engineer of Air Quality, Compliance, and NextGen programs at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Calvin Niss Calvin Niss is the Business Unit Leader of Air and Process Services at Trihydro, an environmental and engineering firm.

Brian Whitley Brian Whitley is the Corporate Compliance Manager at EMSI Environmental Services, which assists companies in meeting environmental regulations.

Graham “Buzz” Harris Buzz Harris is a chemical engineer at Sage Environmental Consulting, which provides environmental services for facilities needing to maximize operational flexibility and stay within EPA regulations.

Two valuable ISA training courses to be taught on site ISA will be conducting two essential ISA training courses in conjunction with the conference—a great opportunity to boost technical knowledge and gain CEUs and PDHs.

Implementation and Maintenance of LDAR Programs for Oil and Gas Sites (SP12PC) This seminar is designed for LDAR coordinators and individuals responsible for the implementation and maintenance of the LDAR program at an upstream and/or midstream oil and natural gas site.  The course will define fundamental regulations, offer practical implementation strategies, and explore quality assurance/control programs in order to comply with federal/state regulations. 

LDAR Best Practices – Advanced Edition (SP13PC) This one-day short course will provide a fast-paced, advanced overview with expert instruction and interpretation, covering frequently asked compliance questions encountered by the regulated community and LDAR contractors.

This year’s symposium will be held at the beautifully appointed Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center, a luxury Denver hotel conveniently situated minutes from downtown and the airport and steps from the Belleview light rail station. Enjoy picturesque views of the majestic Rocky Mountains or the Mile High City skyline.

About ISA The International Society of Automation ( is a nonprofit professional association that sets the standard for those who apply engineering and technology to improve the management, safety, and cybersecurity of modern automation and control systems used across industry and critical infrastructure. Founded in 1945, ISA develops widely used global standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; hosts conferences and exhibits; and provides networking and career development programs for its 40,000 members and 400,000 customers around the world.

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