2018 Leak Detection and Repair/Fugitive Emissions Symposium, Galveston, TX | ISA

ISA's Leak Detection and Repair/Fugitive Emissions (LDAR) Symposium Returns to Galveston!


Training: 5 & 8 March 2018 Conference: 6-7 March 2018

2018 ISA Leak Detection and Repair/Fugitive Emissions (LDAR) Symposium

Don't miss the air compliance industry's ONLY conference dedicated SOLEY to sharing best practices for leak detection and repair (LDAR), and directed inspection and maintenance programs (DI&M)

Join your colleagues in Galveston, Texas for a week of networking, technical presentations, and ISA-led training courses at this year's LDAR Symposium. 

Go back to work feeling confident that you are up to date on the latest concerns/issues and most effective practices and solutions in air compliance, emission reduction, and leak detection and repair strategies. 

View photos from last year's event here.

Presentation Topics Include:

  • Design and Validation
  • Consent Decree Updates
  • LDAR Program Implementation
  • Emission Performance
  • Environmental Corrosion
  • Infrared Technologies
  • Contractor Reliability
  • Records Maintenance and Reporting
  • EPA/TCEQ Regulations and Compliance
  • QA/QC of LDAR Data
  • Subpart W
  • Upstream and Midstream Technology

Hot Topics!

  • Emerging Technologies
  • EPA's NSPS Quad Oa Implementation


Interested in presenting? Share your expertise at the 2018 event. Download the Call for Papers here. Abstracts are due 12 January.

Top 5 Reasons to Attend 

1. Discuss current and upcoming emissions regulations. 

2. Gain the essential training needed to meet changing compliance demands and requirements.

3. Discover the latest LDAR technologies and solutions.

4. Participate in a variety of technical tracks and topical sessions.

5. Network with like-minded LDAR industry professionals.


Tuesday, 6 March:

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.: Registration

8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.: Opening Remarks

8:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.: Session One—Technical Presentations

9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.: Networking Break and Exhibits

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Session Two—Technical Presentations

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Lunch, Networking, and Exhibits

1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.: Session Three—Technical Presentations

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.: Networking Break and Exhibits

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Session Four—Technical Presentations

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Reception, Networking, and Exhibits

Wednesday, 7 March:

8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.: Symposia Recap

8:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Session One—Technical Presentations 

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.: Networking Break and Exhibits  

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Session Two—Technical Presentations

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Lunch, Networking, and Exhibits

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Session Three—Technical Presentations

2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Networking Break and Exhibits

2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Session Four—Technical Presentations

4:00 p.m.: Closing Comments and Adjourn

**Subject to change, as the final program is still under development.


Cutting-edge technical training for the LDAR professional

To complement the content you gain through your attendance, ISA-sponsored, technical training courses will be offered before and after the event. 

Outside the Lines Inside the Pipe (SP14PC) Date: Monday, 5 March 2018 Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CEUs/PDHs: .7 Member: $650.00 Community Member/List: $815.00 This 1-day course, taught by two of the industry's most dynamic personalities, is intended for corporate and facility environmental personnel responsible for ensuring compliance with applicable air quality regulations with respect to fugitive emissions and leak detection and repair (LDAR). The instructors will entertain and inform the class as they share their knowledge and experience in a comfortable, interactive classroom setting. The course includes a review of fugitive emissions sources and emissions quantification methods. It includes a discussion of various regulations requiring control of fugitive emissions and focuses on managing an LDAR program to comply with the regulatory requirements. It also includes important tips for managing LDAR contractors.

Audit-Proofing Your LDAR Program (SP09PC) Date: Thursday, 8 March 2018 Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CEUs/PDHs: .7  

Member: $650.00 Community Member/List: $815.00  

This course will review LDAR compliance obligations under state, federal, and Consent Decree LDAR requirements. Attendees will learn advance compliance strategies and best management practices compiled from over 100 industry facilities. This course provides expert interpretation on frequently asked/encountered compliance questions that the regulated community and LDAR contractors come to learn about each year at ISA, including, but not limited to:  

Applicability of State & F&deral Requirements Key EPA Applicability Determinations Stringency/Rule Consideration Forensic Database Analysis Advanced QA/QC Techniques Emissions Estimation This course also includes a review of common and uncommon LDAR audit finding and compliance "blind spots" to be addressed.  

Note: Training courses require a separate registration and fee. Combination discounts are available.

Click on each one to register and to gain more course information. You can also register by contacting ISA Customer Service at +1 919-549-8411 or info@isa.org.  


The Tremont House/Wyndham Grand Hotel 2800 Ships Mechanics Row Galveston, TX 77550 USA Phone: +1 409-763-0300

ISA-Discounted Rate: $169.00/night Reservation Deadline: 9 February 2018  

Book your Hotel Reservation Here!

The Tremont House/Wyndham Grand Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the Strand Historic District. Timeless charm, sophistication, and comfort characterize The Tremont House. Within walking distance of many Galveston Island attractions, the hotel traces its origins to 1839 when the original Tremont House was the grandest hotel in the Republic of Texas. 

Today's guests enjoy amenities such as access to the outdoor pool, fitness center, and day spa at the Tremont's nearby, sister hotel. Onsite dining options include the Tremont Cafe, Rooftop Bar, and Toujouse Bar. The hotel's 119 sophisticated guest rooms and suites blend 19th Century charm with contemporary conveniences such as 42' LCD tvs and free WiFi.

More about the venue

Exhibit/Sponsorship Opportunities! 

LDAR 2018 will give you the opportunity to meet face to face with a variety of industry decision makers searching for solutions, products, services, and partners they can trust to make their jobs easier.  

Guarantee your access to this prime audience of prospects, customers, buyers, and influential leaders in the air compliance industries by booking your booth today! Contact one of our Account Managers below for more information!  

Laura Martinez +1 919-314-6708 lmartinez@isa.org  

Chris Nelson +1 919-990-9265 cnelson@isa.org  

Richard Simpson +1 919-414-7395 rsimpson@isa.org


ISA Member $740.00 ISA Affiliate Member $830.00 ISA Community Subscriber/List $925.00