Tuesday, April 24, 2018 · 8 am‒3 pm
WPPI Energy, Sun Prairie, WI
Cost: $129 (Breakfast, lunch, breaks and optional treatment plant tour included)

Blowers and controls: new wastewater treatment plant technologies

As a result of this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the basics of blower operation and blower energy use.
  • Describe the differences between established blower types and recent innovations.
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of different blower types.
  • Describe how control systems can enhance or inhibit blower performance.
  • Describe how blower performance and control relates to process performance to optimize energy consumption.

    Who should attend?
    Maintenance personnel, operators, regulators, contractors, energy efficiency specialists, plant managers, engineers and anyone with a basic understanding of common wastewater treatment processes and equipment, as well as an interest in learning more about new blower and control technologies for energy efficient aeration.

  • There are new blower designs for the wastewater treatment sector to consider—from new mechanical configurations and variations in enclosures to integrated controls for aeration processes and blowers. During this course, explore the latest in blower and control technologies to improve performance and efficiency at your facility. Through lecture, discussion and practical examples; we’ll first cover the basics of blower operation and energy use, then dive deep into an examination of the technologies on the market today.

    With new opportunities come new challenges and questions that need to be addressed. How should an operator or designer select new technologies? Which systems are appropriate for small plants or mid-sized plants? Can integrated controls work with existing SCADA systems and can performance of the new package be validated? How do we weigh the energy cost pros and cons of a new system versus existing equipment? Join us to find out.

    7:30 am: Registration and continental breakfast
    8 am–3 pm: Program (lunch and breaks provided)
    3–4 pm: Tour (optional)

    The registration fee for attending this full-day course is $129, which includes continental breakfast, lunch, breaks and tour (optional). There is limited availability, so you are encouraged to register early.

    General information
    Site information will be sent with your enrollment confirmation. If you have any special needs (e.g. dietary, physical), please let us know at the time of registration. All requests will be kept confidential.

    Photo and video rights
    We reserve the right to use photographs taken during the event for promotional purposes. Also, this program may be video taped for future publication.

    Please note that in order to receive continuing education credits, you must be present for the entire training; partial credit cannot be given. In order to receive IACET credits, you will also need to participate in the assessment that takes place at the training. You must receive a 70% or higher in order to receive a course completion certificate with IACET listed.

    IACET As an IACET Accredited Provider, Seventhwave offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. Seventhwave is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this program.

    WDNR Wastewater CECs: 5 hours. Plant Tour CECs: 1 hour. Total CECs: 6 hours.

    WI-DSPS Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services has approved this course for 3 CEUs for the following credentials: Commercial Electrical Inspector Certification, Master Electrician License.

    WI PE This course qualifies for up to 5.5 PDHs for professional engineers in the state of Wisconsin. The registrant must decide if this is a qualifying course as defined in the relevant Wisconsin Administrative Code (more information).

    Basics of compressing air

    • Introduction and overview
    • Fundamental principles of compression
    • Comparison of compression types
    • Outline of established technologies

    Explanation of new technologies

    • Turbo blowers
    • Screw blowers
    • New motor types
    • Control technologies

    Methods for assessing energy consumption

    • Electric cost basics
    • Blower performance parameters
    • Data for energy comparisons
    • Reality checks and "gotchas"
    • Considerations for cost effectiveness

    Control fundamentals

    • Why controls matter
    • Variations in control methods
    • VFDs and their problems
    • Combining process and blower controls with SCADA
    • Packaged system controls

    Measurement and verification

    • Before and after replacement
    • Shop and field testing concerns

    Optional tour of the Sun Prairie Wastewater Treatment Plant from 3–4

    WPPI Energy
    1425 Corporate Center Drive
    Sun Prairie , WI

    Our education sponsors:

    We EnergiesWisconsin Public ServiceXcel Energy
    Alliant EnergyMadison Gas and ElectricWPPI Energy

    Interested in sponsoring an event? Contact us.

    Hosted by

    WPPI Energy

    In partnership with:

    Wisconsin Wastewater Operators' Association

    Presented by

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    Call 608.210.7114 or email our registration contact.