STI Attends AFPM’s Reliability & Maintenance Conference and Exhibition
STI Group will be attending the 2015 AFPM Reliability & Maintenance Conference and Exhibition. This four-day event will be held in Austin beginning on Tuesday, May 19th and concluding Friday, May 22nd. It will be held in the Austin Convention Center located on 500 E Cesar Chavez Street. This informative annual event will feature keynote speeches, presentations, group discussions, and of course an exciting exhibition of products and services related to reliability and maintenance in the petrochemical industry.
The event is being hosted and presented by the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) trade association. AFPM represents American manufacturers of almost the entire fuel and petrochemical industry including the manufacture of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, heating oil, and other fuels. AFPM thus represents a huge and monumentally important sector of the American economy. Petrochemicals are used as building blocks in the manufacture of countless everyday products including all plastics, electronics, medications and medical devices, appliances, cosmetics, and even furniture.
The ubiquity of petrochemicals thus makes their reliable, productive manufacture extremely crucial. The yearly conferences and exhibitions presented by AFPM go a long way toward ensuring that reliability and productivity. AFPM holds several conferences relating to various industry topics; STI Group will be attending the conference that is specifically aimed at reliability and maintenance.
About the Reliability & Maintenance Conference and Exhibition
The 2015 Reliability & Maintenance Conference and Exhibition will feature an array of important topics including:
- Maintenance and Engineering Standards
- Effective Maintenance Organization
- Predictive & Preventive Maintenance
- Equipment Reliability
- Health and Safety
- Innovative Reliability Technology
Specific panels and sessions will include:
- Leak Prevention
- Materials Engineering
- What a Reliability Engineer Needs to Know
- Ethics and Excellence for Engineers
- It’s Your Ship – Achieving Breakthrough Performance
- Keynote session by Michael Abrashoff, Former Navy Commander and Author
This is in addition to four core tracks that include:
- Track 1 – Reliability
- Track 2 – Maintenance
- Track 3 – Turnaround
- Track 4 – Inspections
These four core subjects form the basis of reliability and maintenance and each of the four tracks will have 8 different sessions covering different topics related to the track. This provides an outstanding opportunity to gain insights from experts and industry leaders. The group discussion also allows participants to discuss ideas collaboratively and form valuable new connections and relationships.
STI Group is excited to be attending the 2015 AFPM Reliability & Maintenance Conference and Exhibition. The topics to be discussed at the conference are directly relevant to our fundamental mission to service America’s energy sector. We are looking forward to diving in and exploring this topic in depth with our industry colleagues. For more information about the conference, schedule, and events please check out the AFPM 2015 page for the conference.