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Presented by: CWEA-Redwood

SOLD OUT: Water/Wastewater Instrumentation Workshop


  • October 31
  • 8:00 am - 3:30 pm


Fairfield Suisun Sewer District
1010 Chadbourne Road
Fairfield, 94534 United States
Contact Hours: 6
    E/I; CSM; MechTech; ECI; IWTPO
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  • Member price: $85
  • Non-member price: $110

This workshop is sold out, sorry we cannot fit any more attendees.

The Fundamentals of Process Instrumentation

This popular one day ISA/WEF workshop is heading to California for the first time. Effective process control extends beyond the addition of analyzers. Other issues that need to be addressed include selecting the optimal measurement locations, developing or adopting appropriate control strategies, and maintaining the analyzers.

The workshop will be broken up into two blocks; the first block of the workshop will provide a review of the technologies and principles used in instrumentation that is available for meeting on-line process analytical needs for ammonia, nitrate, phosphate, pH, ORP, dissolved oxygen, suspended solids, turbidity and chlorine.

The second block discusses how to properly apply and maintain these analytical technologies in order to maximize the quality of data they provide, with an understanding of how this impacts cost-of-ownership. We will conclude with an open forum of questions and answers.

Goals/Learning Objectives

  • Understand the fundamental measurement principles utilized for the most prevalent analytical instruments utilized in Water Resource Recovery Facilities, including; ammonia, phosphate and nitrate analyzers.
  • Define the difference between monitoring and control, and which technologies are applicable to each term.
  • Recognize technology limitations, and how they can affect measurements.
  • Identify potential errors and interferences for the technologies, and how they influence measurements.
  • Discover how position and control strategy of installed instrumentation in the basins affect the measured parameter and efficiency of the treatment process.

This workshop is organized by the Redwood Empire section, please contact them with questions. Please don’t contact CWEA headquarters.

Workshop schedule

8:00 a.m. – Registration, Coffee and Continental Breakfast

8:30-10:05 a.m. – Welcome – Charles Aycock, ISA/WEF Workshop organizer, City of Roseville

8:30-10:05 a.m. – pH, ORP, DO, Turbidity, TSS Fundamentals – Melody White, Hach; Steven Smith, Endress + Hauser

10:05 Breaks

10:25 a.m. – Noon – Ammonia, Nitrate, Phosphorous, Chlorine Fundamentals – Tracy Doane-Weideman, Endress + Hauser; Bob Dabkowski, Hach

Noon Lunch

1:00-2:15 p.m. – Problem Solving Using Instrumentation Fundamentals – Bob Dabkowski, Hach; Steven Smith, Endress + Hauser

2:15 p.m. Break

2:30-3:30 p.m. – Instrumentation – Cost of Ownership – Charles Aycock, City of Roseville

This workshop is sold out, sorry we cannot fit any more attendees.

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