The Gulf Coast Conference is the one stop source serving the analytical needs of the petrochemical, refining, oil & gas, and environmental fields. Combining nearly 185 presentations, workshops, and posters with over 260 vendor booths and over 180 vendors, GCC presents the single best opportunity to learn from and connect with the best and the brightest people in the industry. So many new techniques on display, down-sized instrumentation, new detection capabilities, improved standard methodologies, four mobile labs on the exhibit floor - the list seems to grow each year.
1/18/2018 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM - Room 371 F
Quality Systems in the Petroleum Products and Fuels Laboratory
Jeff Solomon - KBC Advanced Technologies
In June, 2017, ASTM D6792, Standard Practice for Quality Management Systems in Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels, and Lubricants Testing Laboratories was revised to better align with industry best practices. These revisions primarily changed previously optional requirements into mandatory requirements. This presentation will review significant changes to the ASTM standards, benefits of a comprehensive quality system, and assessment recommendations. As part of KBC’s ten-element Operational Excellence program, KBC offers independent assessments of Refinery Quality Management Systems and their conformance to the ASTM standards, and then identifies improvement opportunities from a compliance perspective while maintaining a focus on asset optimization and profit improvement.