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NORTH AMERICAN CRUDE & HAZARDOUS LIQUIDS BY RAIL SAFETY

AUGUST 25

Scrutinizing The Safety Advantages Of DOT-117 Tank Cars And Evaluating The Impact New Regulations Will Have On Shipments As Well As Revealing Best Practices For Transloading Safety

8:50 Chairs Opening Remarks

Chaired by: Mark Luitwieler, Managing Partner, Mac Energy Corporation

RAIL CAR REGULATION

9:00 Detailing The Rail Car Regulations To Provide Clear Design & Phase-Out Timelines

  • What is the desired design for class 3 flammable liquid carrying tank cars?
  • Revealing the deadline for tank cars to appropriately schedule phase-out plans to remain compliant over the next 5 years
  • Assessing the specification exemptions for certain designs to fully understand impacts on rail fleets
  • Detailing the requirements for fleet owners to order new design cars to comply by the timeline given
  • Understanding the main drivers to these changes to identify the safety benefits from new specifications

Beau Maida, Director Of Rail & Operations, G.T. Logistics

9:30 Question & Answer Session

REGULATORY TANK CAR DESIGN
EVALUATING THE SAFETY ADVANTAGES OF NEW DESIGN RAIL CARS AND QUANTIFYING THE IMPACTS OF THESE REGULATIONS ON FLEETS AND SHIPMENTS

RAIL CAR OWNERS / LEASORS AND MANUFACTURES WORKING TOGETHER TO CREATE A SAFER TOMORROW

9:40 Investigating How New Specifications Will Impact Performance And Determine Car Availability For New HM-251 Tank Cars

  • How did we get here from there
  • Assessing the impact of thicker jackets with the new 40mph speed limits to reveal anticipated outcome of a derailment
  • Investigating other design strategies that could be implemented to mitigate spills during incidents or non-accidental releases
  • Calculating the cost for implementing the ECB requirement on newly manufactured rail cars to quantify the price for DOT 117's
  • Analyzing the demand on manufacturing facilities alongside manufacturing and retrofitting timescales to determine realistic timelines for having your fleet updated
  • Quantifying new rail car costs by assessing demand and price of new components required

Edward Patterson, Lead Specialist - Rail Compliance, Sunoco Logistics

Bob Pickel, Senior Vice President Marketing & Sales, National Steel Car

10:30 Question & Answer Session

10:40 Morning Refreshment

FLEET MANAGEMENT

11:10 Assessing The Netbacks From Scrapping, Selling And Retrofitting Phased Out Rail Cars To Maximize Fleet Management Profitability

  • Calculating demand for phased out rail cars for other commodities such as water to identify potential after markets and reduce loss on investments
  • Analyzing the current steel price to quantify the return on scrapping phased out rail cars
  • Comparing costs for retrofitting against potential after market returns to determine the most profitable strategy for fleet management
  • Mapping car storage facilities to identify areas to keep rail cars waiting for retrofitting, selling or scrapping

Mark Luitwieler, Managing Partner, Mac Energy Corporation

11:40 Question & Answer Session

ETHANOL BY RAIL

11:50 Revealing The Prevalence Of Ethanol By Rail And Outlining The Progress Made By The Industry To Ensure Safe Transportation

  • Outlining the Non-Accidental Release Program initiated by RFA to understand the importance of reporting this information
  • Providing an overview of the Ethanol Emergency Response Coalition to determine if such a strategy can be employed in other industries
  • Calculating the impacts on ethanol that new HM251 tank cars will have

Kelly Davis, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Renewable Fuels Association

12:20 Question & Answer Session

12:30 Lunch In Exhibition Area

TRANSLOADING SAFETY & RISKS
DETAILING INDUSTRY STANDARDS FOR TRANSLOADING SAFETY AND HIGHLIGHTING POTENTIAL RISKS TO REVEAL BEST PRACTICES

BEST PRACTICES FOR RAIL CAR TRANSLOADING

1:30 Revealing Transloading Hazards To Determine Best Practices To Improve Safety And Employee Welfare

  • Providing an overview of the best steps to take to ensure employee safety when transloading hazardous liquids
  • Investigating the importance of controlling the work environment to reduce risk of mistakes and accidents
  • Evaluating how to protect the process from uncontrollable circumstances such as weather
  • Illustrating how to further improve on current requirements to go above and beyond to ensure safe transfer of products

John Edwards, Gulf Coast Business Unit Lead, SafeRack

1:50 Question & Answer Session

LOADING SYSTEMS

2:00 Assessing The Most Effective Technologies For Transferring Fluids Through Pumping Systems To Ensure Employee Safety

  • Providing an overview of the European standards for safe transloading of fluids to reveal transferable lessons
  • Determining the best practices for vapour recovery when transloading to promote employee safety
  • Assessing effective technologies that are available that can reduce emissions and effectively eradicate spillage

Andrew Crosby, Group Technical Development Director, NovaFlex

2:15 Question & Answer Session

2:25 Afternoon Refreshments

HOLISTIC APPROACH

3:00 Detailing A Holistic Approach To Improving Rail Safety Of Class 3 Flammable Liquids To Encourage Best Practices Throughout The Value Chain

  • Outlining the benefits to combined safety plans created by the entire value chain to understand the improvements that can be seen
  • Understanding the importance of communication throughout the supply chain to secure safety during each process
  • Clarifying liability grey areas in the supply chain to reveal areas requiring further security

David Friedman, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, AFPM

3:30 Question & Answer Session

ROUND TABLE: RISK ASSESSMENTS


3:40 Revealing Risk Identification And Management Strategies For Transporting Class 3's By Rail To Provide Necessary Prevention Practices To The Entire Value Chain

  • Identifying the potential risks posed by transporting hazardous liquids by rail throughout each stage in the value chain to fully understand all potential hazards
  • Evaluating the best strategies to manage the identified risks to prevent incidents at each stage of the transportation chain
  • Assessing the probabilities of each risk to determine which incidents must have efficient responses prepared
  • Analyzing what risks are in the control of employees to ensure best practices are employed

Chaired by:  Mark Luitwieler, Managing Partner, Mac Energy Corporation

Panelist 1: Edward Patterson, Lead Specialist - Rail Compliance, Sunoco Logistics

Panelist 2:  Bob Pickel, Senior Vice President Marketing & Sales, National Steel Car

4:10 Question & Answer Session

4:20 Chairs Closing Remarks

4:30 - 5:30 Networking Drinks In The Exhibition Area

AUGUST 26

Investigating Strategies To Prevent Derailments And Revealing Best Practices For Response In The Event Of An Incident To Minimize Environmental Impacts & Risks To Public Safety

8:50 Chairs Opening Remarks

Chaired by: Mark Luitwieler, Managing Partner, Mac Energy Corporation

PAST DERAILMENT CAUSES

9:00 Analyzing Past Derailment Causes To Identify Trends And Areas Requiring Further Development To Prevent These Incidents

  • Evaluating the prevalence of human error in the main causes of derailments to determine the need for further training and man power
  • Cross comparing causes from recent train derailments to highlight reoccurring issues that can be improved for prevention
  • Assessing the impacts that the new regulations would have in past derailment scenarios to reveal the significance of these changes

Stephen Klejst, Deputy Managing Director, National Transportation Safety Board

9:30 Question & Answer Session

DERAILMENT PREVENTION
DETERMINING THE MOST EFFECTIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND PRACTICES TO BE EMPLOYED TO PREVENT DERAILMENTS

RAILROAD TRACK MAINTENANCE

9:40 Investigating The Current Maintenance Steps Taken By Railroads To Reveal Best Practices And Technologies That Ensure Track Integrity

  • Revealing railroad plans to replace light welded rail with continuous rail sections to reduce weak points and prevent derailments
  • Measuring the success of detection technologies such as x-ray cars and track geometry cars to identify sections needing repaired to determine frequency of inspections
  • Assessing how regularly section crews are used on rail roads to ensure critical maintenance issues are fixed promptly
  • Evaluating the importance of patrolling procedures in bad weather conditions to detect problems in the track and prevent derailments

Blaine Peterson, Director of Research & Development - Rail, National Research Council Canada

10:10 Question & Answer Session

10:20 Morning Refreshments

DERAILMENT PREVENTION METHODS

10:50 Revealing The Most Significant Strategies And Technologies To Combat Derailments From Analysis Of Past Incidents

  • Review derailment causes to include track, equipment, speed and human factors
  • Assess main line derailment causes associated with tank car related derailments and punctures.
  • Discuss relationship between key accident parameters and the potential for tank car puncture incidents
  • Detailing techniques and technologies used by railroads to reduce risk of derailments

Allan Zarembski, Research Professor and Director of the Railroad Engineering and Safety Program, University of Delaware

11:20 Question & Answer Session

POSITIVE TRAIN CONTROL

11:30 Revealing The Proposed Timeline For PTC Implementation And Recognizing The Safety Advantages Of This Technology

  • Detailing the required deadline for PTC to be implemented and assessing the likelihood this will be met with current progress from railroads
  • Evaluating the improvements of safety perceived from PTC implementation to determine the impact on derailment prevention
  • Discussing the requirements from shippers and tank cars to remain compatible with PTC to ensure effective performance of the technology

Jeff Plale, Commissioner of Railroads, State of Wisconsin

12:00 Question & Answer Session

12:10 Lunch In Exhibition Area

TRAIN COMPOSITION

1:10  Discussing Freight Train Make-Up And Handling Conditions That Can Contribute To Or Cause Derailments

  • Discuss differences between mixed goods and unit trains; the differences in train handling, effects of car and coupler length and geometry on in-train forces.
  • How does using head-end only or distributed power affect in-train forces, braking, and safety.
  • What are the effects of air brake operation, TIBS, train length, and speed on emergency stopping distance, in-train forces, and derailment risks.
  • How will ECP brakes reduce in-train forces during service and emergency braking

Elton Toma, Senior Engineer, Automotive & Surface Transportation Technologies, National Research Council Canada

1:40 Question & Answer Session

FUTURE OF FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS BY RAIL
QUANTIFYING COSTS OF SHIPPING BY RAIL AND DETERMINING BEST PUBLIC OUTREACH STRATEGIES TO ENSURE THE FUTURE OF RAIL TAKEAWAY

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: PUBLIC OUTREACH

1:50 Reviewing Previously Implemented Public Outreach Strategies For Rail Safety To Develop A Suitable And Practical Approach To Inspire Public Confidence

  • Understanding the publics major concerns surrounding flammable liquids by rail to inform industry plans to minimize public backlash
  • Educating the public on the safety record of rail to further develop trust and understanding from those outwith the industry
  • Scrutinizing the strategies used by the chemical industry in the 1980's to transfer potential methods to be utilized for crude and ethanol
  • Revealing possible approaches to increase public and government knowledge on flammable liquid dangers to facilitate more effective industry practices

Chaired by:  Mark Luitwieler, Managing Partner, Mac Energy Corporation

2:30 Afternoon Refreshments

FUTURE OF FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS BY RAIL

3:00 Scrutinizing The Future Use Of Rail As A Method Of Flammable Liquid Transportation To Determine Long Term Viability Of Investment

  • Assessing the current orders for new design tank cars to indicate the level of demand and investment for flammable liquids by rail
  • Quantifying overall costs for rail transportation including insurance, shipping costs and response plans to determine potential volume decreases
  • Evaluating the impact of current oil price to reveal potential drop in flammable liquid by rail demand reducing prices of shipping and tank cars
  • Investigating the synergy strategy between shippers to reduce delays from weather implications and reduce demerger payments

Terry Doherty, Director Of Rail Strategy And Commercial Development, Genesis Energy

3:30 Question & Answer Session

3:40 Chairs Closing Remarks

3:50 End Of Conference

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