Check Out Exciting Panel Discussions at Day One of the Valve World Americas Conference

The Valve World Americas Expo and Conference is quickly approaching on June 7th and 8th, 2023 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas! Be sure to attend our exciting panel discussions on Day One.

From 11:30am-1:30pm, the first panel discussion is: the IOGP Update, lead by session chair Tony Smart from Neway. The IOGP (International Association of Oil and Gas Producers) has among its members some of the major oil companies in the world. All of these companies had internal requirements to be used in conjunction with design standards when purchasing industrial valves. The goal of IOGP is to harmonize end user requirements to reduce cost overrun due to over specification by individual projects and engineering. In this panel, two of these new documents will be explored: SPECIFICATION S-562, Supplementary Requirements to API Spec 6D – Ball Valves & SPECIFICATION S-611, Supplementary Requirements to API 600 Steel Gate Valves and to API 603 CRA Gate Valves.

From 1:30pm-3:30pm, the second panel discussion is: Valve Design & Specification — The Good, Bad & Ugly of API, ISO, ASME, MSS, TA-LUFT & End User Specs, etc., lead by session chair Charle Metrailer from MRC Global. Panelists will provide an overview and discuss experiences working with different design standards, certifications & specifications. Audience members will be provided with the opportunity to ask questions and participate in this panel discussion that will cover the good, the bad & the ugly of API, ISO, ASME, MSS and more!

And finally, from 3:30pm-5:00pm, the third panel discussion is: Supply Chain, Procurement, and AML Optimization lead by session chair Luke Chou from Valvehax. This thought-provoking panel discussion will bring together industry experts to examine the current procurement, logistics, and AML challenges in a “post-pandemic” world. With developing geopolitical risks, shifting customer preferences, and complex global logistics challenges, this discussion will offer a deep dive into the pressing issues facing the valve manufacturing industry. Panelists will explore the changes in procurement and AML management strategies that attempt to address these factors, and delve into what these shifts could mean for the future of the industry. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights and expertise from some of the most knowledgeable voices in the field.

The Valve World Americas team look forward to each of these exciting panels and cannot wait to see you there!

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Shopia Ketheeswararajah is a feature editor contributing to Pump Engineer, Stainless steel World Americas, Hose and Coupling World, and other related print & online media.