August 2, 2012
Three workshops for Water and Wastewater Personnel are being offered at Shawnee State University beginning Friday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each workshop is 5.25 contact hours.
Ken Warfield, associate professor of Electromechanical Engineering Technology at SSU, is the instructor. He has nearly 30 years of teaching experience and more than 10 years of industrial experience in electrical, mechanical, water and wastewater fields. Warfield designed the Environmental Engineering Technology degree program.
The first workshop, Wastewater Math, will teach students how to solve mathematical problems associated with the operation and design of waste water treatment facilities. Topics include detention time, flow rate, removal efficiency, hydraulic loading, SVI, BOD loading and removal, sludge age, sample volumes, chlorine demand, dose and feed rates, D.O. Saturation, pump capacity, digestion time, sludge application rates, oxygen uptake rates, motor HP, tank size and volumes. The class includes a one-hour practice exam.
The second workshop, Synchronous Motors/Power Factor Correction, is Friday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Operators need a thorough power factor correction in order the efficiently operate/design treatment facilities and pump stations. This course is designed to teach the student how to determine power factor requirements for an AC load line, determine which type of power factor correction is most feasible, and to calculate the cost savings for utilizing power factor correction. Students will also learn about precision speed control applications obtainable from synchronous motors.
The third workshop, Industrial Motor Controls, is Friday, Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn to connect variable frequency drives, do basic programming and operation of variable frequency drives, install motor starting and reversing systems and calculate fuse and heater size requirements for industrial motors. Students will also troubleshoot industrial motor controls.
The course fee is $100.00 per workshop. Register for two or more workshops for $85 each. Registration may be made in person at University Outreach Services in the Massie Hall basement, by calling (740) 351-3274 or call toll free at (866) 672-8778.
For more information, call or e-mail Debra Schwamberger at firstname.lastname@example.org.