International Society of Automation News Release
Contact: Jennifer Infantino Halsey
+1 919-990-9287

Registration opens for 2015 ISA Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR)-Fugitive Emissions Symposium

Get the latest news on EPA compliance strategies; discover emerging innovations in LDAR/fugitive emissions

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (09 March 2015) — The International Society of Automation (ISA) today announces the opening of registration for its 15th Annual Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR)-Fugitive Emissions Symposium, which will take place 19-21 May 2015 at the Astor Crowne Plaza hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Reflecting the EPA’s Next Generation Compliance initiative (2014-2017), the symposium will demonstrate how air compliance professionals need to be more proactive—and less reactive—in meeting newly stated EPA compliance objectives and expectations, and in taking advantage of the latest technologies and best practices.

In addressing the needs of petroleum refiners, operators of chemical processing plants and pharmaceutical manufacturers, particular emphasis will be placed on:

  • Preparing for both short-term and long-term regulatory requirements
  • Delivering the latest news and updates in air compliance, direct from EPA officials and industry experts
  • Overcoming the most common air emission reduction challenges
  • Encouraging lively, interactive dialogue through tutorials, panel sessions and networking activities
  • Sharing real-world successes and experiences
  • Outlining best-practice strategies and recommendations

The critical issues and topics will be explored

Topics and issues of importance to be covered include:

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

New and expanded program topics include:

  • Contractor reliability
  • Cybersecurity
  • Emerging technologies in LDAR
  • LDAR records maintenance and reporting
  • New EPA alerts & new emission regulations
  • Oil and gas
  • QA/QC of LDAR data
  • Subpart W
  • Regulations from the EPA and TCEQ
  • Upstream and midstream technology

In addition, leading vendors and equipment manufacturers will display their latest products and services, such as sealing materials and assembly devices and techniques.

Take advantage of two ISA training opportunities

On Tuesday, 19 May—before the technical program begins—ISA will be conducting two valuable training courses:
Audit-Proofing Your LDAR Program (SP09PC) and Implementation and Maintenance of LDAR Programs for Oil and Gas Sites (SP12PC).

Mardi Gras-themed mixer sponsored by Avanti Environmental

On the evening of Wednesday, 20 May, Avanti Environmental will host a networking mixer—featuring a New Orleans band, food, refreshments, fun and prizes.

The gathering, held immediately following the final technical session, provides an ideal opportunity to socialize and relax, meet with event presenters and speakers, and reconnect with friends.

Register today! Special combo pricing offered

Act now to ensure your attendance at this one-of-a-kind event. Special “combo pricing” includes admission to all sessions, exhibits, and scheduled food functions, plus your choice of one ISA training course.

To register and to gain all the details on the symposium, visit the 2015 ISA Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR)-Fugitive Emissions Symposium website at For answers to any questions, email or call +1 919-549-8411.

Act soon to reserve your room at the elegant Astor Crowne Plaza

The symposium will be held at the regal Astor Crowne Plaza, located on Canal Street in the exciting French Quarter. Right outside the hotel are world-famous downtown attractions, such as great restaurants, Harrah’s Casino, Aquarium of the Americas, and the New Orleans Riverwalk, which offers riverboat cruises and fabulous shopping.

Call toll free +1 888-696-4806 to reserve your accommodations at $179 (single/double rate). Act soon. The hotel reservation cut-off date is 25 April 2015.

Conference Contacts

Deever Bradley, Co-Program Chair
+1 281-600-1000

Matt Gobert, Co-Program Chair
+1 832-454-5663

Rodney Jones, ISA LDAR Event Staff
+1 919-990-9418

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 36,000 members and 350,000 customers around the world.

ISA owns, a leading online publisher of automation-related content, and is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (, an association of non-profit organizations serving as “The Voice of Automation.” Through a wholly owned subsidiary, ISA bridges the gap between standards and their implementation with the ISA Security Compliance Institute ( and the ISA Wireless Compliance Institute (