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The Basic Water Works Math webinar will be broken up into three sessions.
Session 1 - June 22 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
This sessions goal is to cover the very basics of the water industry Math. The topics will be how to use the information give to calculate 1. Distances, 2. Areas, 3. Volumes
Does Math drive you away from the desk? In Water work we know that math is an important part of understanding the process. As we begin this series of webinars we will review a slightly different point of view about how to understand and solve water problems. We will encourage you to think of the problem as a one, two, or three point issue. We know that there have been calculators around for a while now that are reliable at crunching the numbers, the real question is what numbers do you need to crunch? The plan is to break it down to help you be comfortable with a 1, 2, or 3 concept. In other words, is this a distance, area, or volume problem?
- Review and understand distances, areas and volumes
- Learn to convert to industry standard units of measure for the water industry
- Learn how to neatly write out your math problems to keep yourself organized, accurate and SIMPLE!
- Become confident that you understand what is happening with your system status
Session 2 - June 24 - 9:30 am - 10:30 am
This webinar will cover 1. Elevations, 2. Pressures, 3. Velocities, 4. Flows
This webinar will assist you with math that should be a part of your daily evaluation of your water system status. In this session we will review the relationships between elevations and pressures. Then the topic will change to flows and velocities. Once again we will break this study down to make it easy to understand and define the basics of the situation and help improve your understanding of how these things are related.
- Review, define, and understand the relations of Elevation and Pressure, Velocities and flows
- Learn to use standard water industry units of measure
- Learn ow to neatly write out your math problems to keep yourself organized, accurate, and SIMPLE!
- Become confident that you understand what is happening with your system flows and pressures
Session 3 - June 24 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
In this session we will review chemical dosage calculations and the meaning of disinfection residuals. This discussion will include the standard measure of PPM and touch a little on the Metric mg/l measuring system.
This webinar will explain how Math is a part of what we do as water system operators. We will tackle the tying these concepts together let's review the dosing of Chemicals. The intent of this session is that you will be able to connect the concepts of volume and flows with the idea of Ratios. In adding chemicals to the water systems. We will go through the addition of chlorine as a disinfectant to the system and discuss how that turns into a residual to protect the water quality. During the webinar, we review that 1PPM is one pound of chemical per million POUNDS (not gallons, a volume measurement) of solution, the concept of chemical dosing should become easier. This session will also put a focus on the effort to better understand the use of the metric measuring system. Lastly, for this session be reminded that dosage - demand = residual!
- Review, the methods of quantifying the amount of chemicals needed
- Review the metric measuring system. Including the relations of the sizes weights and volumes terms used and how these came to be standards
- Learn the metric relations of the mg/l compared to the PPM measuring systems
- Use the pie chart to organize your dosage problems
- Become confident in understanding the "health" of your water system based on the dosage, demand and residual results
This webinar is:
June 22 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm &
June 24 - 9:30 am - 10:30 am &
June 24 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Earn up to 3 Contact Hours.
Instructor: Kevin Baughman
Kevin is a trainer with many years and varieties of experience in the water fields. He got his start in water by enlisting in the U.S. Navy at the age of 16 from Oklahoma to see the sea. After Graduating Naval Nuclear Power Propulsion Engineering School, He served on both one of the oldest and then the newest Nuclear submarines the Navy had. While completing 10 years as an enlisted member of the submarine community he served as a plant operator, maintenance technician, and supervisor. After receiving his Honorable Discharge in 1992, Kevin worked as a plant electrician, instrumentation technician, and laboratory operator at a 40mgd conventional water treatment plant in Southern California. At this time, Kevin became licensed as a California Water Treatment Plant Operator Grade (III) and a Distribution system Operator, Grade (III). He then moved to Hawaii and went to work for the County of Maui on the West Side as a Water Treatment Plant Operator. Kevin obtained his licenses as a Hawaii WTPO (IV) and DSO (IV). In 2004, he started working for RCAC as a Technical Assistance Provider in Hawaii. Here he became the first Drinking Water Circuit Rider for the small water systems of Hawaii. In this program, as Hawaii’s first Drinking Water Circuit Rider, he has provided technical, managerial, and financial capacity building assistance to the small public water systems of Hawaii since 2004. In July 2015, Kevin transferred to Nevada and became a Nevada Grade IV WTPO and DSO. In 2021, Kevin returned to Maui and currently lives and works as a contract Drinking Water System operator and trainer, he currently rotates between Maui and Nevada
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