Blowers and controls: new wastewater treatment plant technologies
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As a result of this course, you will be able to:
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.
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
- 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
In his current role, Tom provides consulting services to the wastewater treatment industry. Specifically, he provides design and analysis of control systems, aeration systems, energy efficiency improvements and blower systems. He is an adjunct professor at University of Wisconsin‒Madison and an instructor for water and wastewater treatment classes for the Department of Engineering Professional Development. Tom is an author, editor and contributor to numerous articles and books. He has presented and chaired several workshops related to energy and aeration for the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference. Tom is a member of the ASME committee developing Performance Test Code PTC 13 for the evaluation of wire-to-air power consumption of blowers.
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