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Spring Tech

3/15/2017 to 3/16/2017
When: 3/15 & 3/16
Where: United States
Contact: Cathy Susa

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Spring Tech is a yearly one-day technical training for electric and water/wastewater staff. Identical training days are offered at two locations at a very affordable price for your utility.




TIME: 9am– 3pm. Lunch provided.
COST: $55/person (member price); $75/person (non-Member price)


MDNR License Renewal Hours - Rolla Course # 1704296 & Fulton Course # 1702297

1.5 - Water Treatment | 2.5 Water Distribution | 2.5 Wastewater


PE Hours will be available for attending MPUA Members.


March 15 - Rolla
The Centre
1200 N. Holloway
Rolla MO 65401

March 16 - Fulton
City of Fulton Utilities
1303 Westminster Avenue
Fulton MO 65251




Testing and Trusting Your Safety Equipment (90-minute session)
Speaker: Evan Garber, Mid America Testing & Supply
Participants will discuss what to look for on existing safety equipment to determine continued protection, and what repairs are acceptable. Review what you should do every day to make sure rubber gloves provide the right protection. The session includes a high voltage demo, showing effects of different scenarios on gloves.

Transformer Testing and Maintenance (90-minute session) 
Speaker: Greg Vaughn, ProEnergy, High Voltage Depot Manager
Participants will examine the importance of yearly maintenance & testing to improve the reliability and longevity of transformers and other important assets within a substation. In a lively session, a variety of equipment reliability, maintenance, and safety issues will be reviewed. 

Power Capacitors (2 hour session)
Speaker: Jim Reinhardt, President & CEO; Fletcher-Reinhardt Company
This in-depth session will focus on how power capacitors make a difference in utility systems. Learn about how these capacitors work, and their testing, fusing and safe operation. The session will include demonstrations with various loads, explaining the need for power capacitors and their safe handling. 



NPDES Permitting for Utilities
Speaker: Tim Bull, Missouri DNR; Domestic NPDES Permit Section
This session will be given in an interactive question and answer format.  Utility-specific wastewater permits will discussed to show how, and why, system operations and analytical results are so important for future permitting requirements.

Water and Wastewater Licensing: The Good, Bad and the Ugly
Speaker: Darlene Helmig, Missouri DNR; License and Certification Section Unit Chief
This session will how operators how unprofessional behavior can be detrimental to utility system operations.  In addition, the session will highlight some of the difficult work that goes on behind-the-scenes at DNR when operators chose to break the law.  The audience participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of DNR’s top certification decision-maker.

Modern Applications of Continuous Flow Monitoring and Metering
Speaker: Brandon Freeman, TREKK Design Group
Measure wastewater flows has come a long way from the days of gauging flows by looking at a stick with duct tape on it; to measuring instantaneous flows using a weir; to the modern-day use of a Doppler-radar continuous flow meter.  Flow metering is critical to understanding wastewater collection system operation, maintenance, and modernization.  Mr. Freeman will guide the audience through various types of modern instrumentation and applications.  This session will give the audience case studies and first-hand knowledge about this technologies.

Choosing the Right Potable Water Distribution System Rehabilitation Technologies and Techniques
Speaker: Josh McIntire, Ace Pipe
The municipality may have “sounded” its water distribution system for the first time in decades or may have repaired dozens of leaks each year for decades.  Moderation operations have changed the game.  We no longer have to dig and replace our pipelines.  Operators can now pick from a myriad of rehabilitation types.  This session will feature new rehabilitation technologies appropriate for systems large and small.

AWWA Water Loss Calculator
Speaker: Phil Walsack, Missouri Public Utility Alliance
This session will describe the how to use the American Water Works Association Water Loss software for potable drinking water systems.

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