Earl Crochet

Director, Engineering and Operational Optimization Kinder Morgan

Earl joined Plantation Pipe Line (now part of Kinder Morgan) in 1988 holding various roles of increasing responsibilities in Engineering, Operations, Business Development, EH&S, and Management. Earl is currently Director of Engineering and Operational Optimization for Kinder Morgan Terminals. He has been active in the API since 1994 including: Subcommittee of Aboveground Storage Tanks (past Chairman); current co-chair of the API 2350 Tank Overfill Prevention Committee; and several other committees. He also served on the International Liquids Terminals Association Board of Directors from 2009 to 2015, including Chairman in 2014. Earl has been a Certified APR 653 Aboveground Storage Tank Inspector since 1993. Earl has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Louisiana State University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in 3 states.

Main Conference Day 1: December 1, 2020

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

10:20 AM Operational Excellence: Standardization and Optimization at Kinder Morgan Terminals

Kinder Morgan Terminals owns and operates approximately 60 terminals in North America – over 1900 storage tanks in total – most of which were previously built and operated by other companies. Early on, each facility operated independently, which caused a variety of issues long term. Earl Crochet, Director of Engineering and Operational Optimization at Kinder Morgan, will discuss how the company started on a journey towards Operational Excellence through standardization and optimization across their terminals:
• Instilling core SQE principals in the workforce and building an SQE culture
• Standardizing reliability and maintenance of operational assets
• How operational, financial, and customer excellence work together to
- Reduce TRIR from over 5 to 1
- Reduce spills and contamination
- Increase revenue and EBITDA

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