Emissions-LDAR event draws air-quality pros

June 14, 2016
Industry members gather for ISA’s 16th annual Fugitive Emissions/LDAR Symposium

To stay updated on air-compliance regulations and learn about the latest leak-prevention technologies and practices, more than 120 plant, refinery, air quality and emissions professionals responsible for maintaining leak detection and repair (LDAR) programs and assisting compliance with government regulations to reduce air emissions attended ISA’s 16th annual Fugitive Emissions/LDAR Symposium on May 16-20 in Denver, Colo.


ISA’s LDAR symposium is the longest-running U.S. conference devoted to LDAR and air-compliance. Attendees get recent news and updates on EPA requirements and mandates, as well as effective strategies and practices from government regulators and industry experts. This year’s event again featured presentations, panel discussions and interactive sessions, drawing on the insights of government officials, LDAR program experts, engineers, consultants and end users. The event’s highlights included:

• Two interactive panel sessions featuring regulatory officials from the U.S. EPA’s National Enforcement Investigation Center (NEIC) and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) along with other LDAR authorities.

• A distinguished lineup of guest speakers, including Deever Bradley (ERM), instructor and conference co-chair; Ken Garing (NEIC); Joe Wilwerding (EPA) and other EPA Region 8 and CDPHE personnel; Graham “Buzz” Harris (Sage Environmental Consulting); and conference co-chair Matthew Gobert and Brian Whitley (both of EMSI Environmental Services).

• Examination of recent case studies and real-world successes in air compliance across the U.S.

• Exhibits by more than 25 vendors showcasing the latest LDAR tools and technologies.

For more information about the symposium and the ISA Fugitive Emissions/LDAR technical interest group, call 919-990-9404 or email [email protected].