Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association - Event Information

Event Name:RMWEA Collections Winter Expo 2020
Event Type(s):Meeting
Description:Please join us in a three-part series of presentations including pump maintenance, digital scanning, and flow monitoring scattergraphs.  Each session is one hour long, counting towards 0.1 TU for operator’s training units.  From 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM is check-in time for those individual’s needing TU’s.  Attendance will be called at the beginning of each session with a photo ID (driver’s license, employee badge, student ID, etc.) and at the end of the sessions.  Your camera will be required to be on the entire time in order to verify attendance throughout the session.  The link to the Zoom meeting will be sent once you register.  Other requirements for the virtual training will follow.
Event Date:12/2/2020 - 12/16/2020
1/13/2021 - 1/27/2021
Event Time:3:00 to 4:30 PM
Location:Online Zoom Meeting
6575 W. 88th Avenue
Westminster, CO 80031

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Contact Person:Ceila Rethamel
(phone: 3037260636)
Details:Part 1 - 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM MST on Wednesday, December 2, 2020
(2nd showing 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM MST on Wednesday, January 13, 2021)
Pumps – Lessons Learned From the Field.
Presented by: Peter Botsonis & Brandon Cole, Water Technology Group
Municipal collection systems are critical infrastructure, ever growing and require regular maintenance.  Pumps are the heart and sometimes the bane of these systems.  So, why do some systems work so well, and others demand constant attention and time? 
The reasons are many, but universally, systems are influenced by:
  1. Design
  2. Operation
  3. Maintenance
This presentation offers a practical discussion of real world issues, troubleshooting suggestions, and feasible solutions.  Mr. Botsonis and Mr. Cole share a wealth of field experience with a focus on pumps and controls as they are they afford the greatest opportunity to quickly improve system performance and relieve time consuming call outs.
Part 2 - 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM MST on Wednesday, December 9, 2020
(2nd showing , 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM MST on Wednesday, January 20, 2021)
Scattergraph Principles and Practice
Unlocking Insight into Sewer Performance and Capacity.
Most wastewater professionals are familiar with sewer flow monitoring but do not often take full advantage of the insight it offers.  Most assume that flow monitor data simply tell us “what comes down the pipe and when.”  While this is certainly true, flow monitor data also reveal how a sewer accommodates that flow by looking at the flow depth and velocity data used to calculate those flow rates in the first place.
The scattergraph is a powerful tool that displays flow depth and velocity data from a sewer flow monitor, and the resulting patterns form characteristic signatures that provide insight into conditions within a sewer.  This webinar will introduce you to the scattergraph and the fundamental principles you need to understand them.  A variety of examples are provided to demonstrate practical applications.
Part 3 - 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM MST on Wednesday, December 16, 2020
(2nd showing 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM MST on Wednesday, January 27, 2021)
Digital Side-Scanning Technology – Increase Production and Return on Investment
Presented by: Matt Olson, CUES
Goal Statement
The objectives of “Digital Side-Scanning Technology – Increase Production and Return on Investment” are to establish differences between side-scanning CCTV cameras and analog pan/tilt cameras; understand the paradigm shift in operational approach while using side-scanning to video pipeline and code observations; review evidence of increased production; and learn how side-scanning can generate a greater return on investment.
CCTV inspection equipment is essential in the process of maintaining aging infrastructure. Investing in the equipment has proven to save municipalities millions of dollars while reducing the amount of catastrophic failures. Traditional methods of CCTV inspection include an analog pan and tilt camera, requiring the operator to stop during inspections to locate observations and enter that observation/defect into asset management software. Side-Scanning cameras utilize a fixed view fisheye lens, visually capturing everything in the pipe without the need to pan and tilt. Eliminating the need to pan and tilt enables the operator to rapidly gather data in the field while not missing a defect. The observation and defect coding process is also expedited by stitching together the HD video images and generating a flat image of the entire pipe. When coordinated properly, a digital side-scanning camera can increase production significantly at the same time as reducing repairs and downtime.
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