Harvey shuts down Texas refineries
Next Dinner Meeting - Monday, March 19th at the Pfizer Building (Venue) (Reserve Now)

Topic: Refineries - Impact of Hurricanes Harvey & Maria, Flood Vulnerability and Mitigation Techniques, and Digital Technology Changes Coming Down the Pike

Speakers: Richard K. Ladroga, P.E., Director – Energy at DeSimone Consulting Engineers and Leonardo P. Garzon, P.E., Director at DeSimone Consulting Engineers (Southwest, Caribbean, and Latin America). Bios. About DeSimone Consulting Engineers. Intern Program (Deadline to Apply: 3/15).

Abstract: 2017 was the costliest year ever for weather and climate disasters in the United States. The most recent National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) estimate of the loss is pegged at $306 billion; the previous record year, 2005, saw $215 billion in disasters.

Highlighted by a string of hurricanes that pounded the U.S. Gulf Coast in August, and Florida and Puerto Rico in September, last year saw sixteen weather events that each topped a billion dollars in damage. Some of these events had significant impacts on the energy infrastructure of the United States.

The March presentation will:
  • Highlight the impact of Hurricane Harvey on the Refining Industry in the Gulf Coast

  • Provide some highlights of the effects of Hurricane Maria on the Energy Infrastructure and Chemical processing Industry (CPI) in Puerto Rico

  • Examine some vulnerabilities of the infrastructure, and what some firms are doing to mitigate hurricane effects pre- and post- loss.

  • Touch on Digital Technology examples making their way to the oil patch.

The March 19th AIChE, Metro NY Section's Dinner meeting will be held at the Pfizer Building. Enter via 235 East 42nd Street (between Second and Third Avenues, Manhattan) to pick up your badge. You must be pre-registered to gain access to this meeting.

When: Monday, March 19th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm (5:30-6:15 pm: Registration, Networking & Buffet Dinner; 6:15-7:30 pm: Program). Reserve now.

Where: Pfizer Building, 219 East 42nd Street, Manhattan. Map

: for Networking, Buffet, and Program. • Members of AIChE, Metro NY Section: $25; • Non- Members: $40; • Students (Undergraduates): Free for first 20 undergrads, who register by Friday 3/11; $5 afterwards. You must register; • Graduate Students: $10.

Fees and Deadlines: varies by professional category.
Members and Guests:
* Members of the Local Section $25;
* Guests and Non-Members: $40.
Note: PDH credits (when offered): an addit. $10.

Please note that this event has traditionally sold out.
Reserve now.

: Students: Undergraduates - Free. Seating is limited, so please register early. How to Register.

Graduate Students
: $10. Please reserve here. (Please also register after paying by credit card.)

: No reservations taken after Thursday, March 15th at 5 pm ET.

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If you are not a Member of this Section, you can apply the $15 additional amount paid as a Dinner Meeting Guest to a full Membership for 2018. Please notify Treasurer Andrew Sung that you wish to be a Member. Register Now.
Save the Dates: 2018 Meeting Dates

2018 Dinner Meetings at the Pfizer Building
• Monday, Mar. 19th / • Monday, Apr. 16th / • Monday, May 21st / • Monday, Jun. 18th

Monday, March 19th Meeting

Topic: Refineries - Impact of Hurricanes Harvey & Maria, Flood Vulnerability and Mitigation Techniques, and Digital Technology Changes Coming Down the Pike

Speakers: from DeSimone Consulting Engineers, Richard K. Ladroga, P.E., Director – Energy, and Leonardo P. Garzon, P.E., Director - Southwest, Caribbean, and Latin America.

Questions: Contact David Deutsch at info@aiche-metrony.org or call (917) 684-1659.

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