Dec 8, 2010
Three workshops are being offered at Shawnee State University for water and wastewater personnel beginning Monday, Jan. 21. Each workshop is 5.25 contact hours and will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at SSU’s Advanced Technology Center, Room 221. Lunch will be provided.
The first workshop on Monday, Jan. 21 is called AC Generators. Students in this workshop will learn how to identify the type of load and the power factor correction needed for an AC generator, how to connect the generator to a load, and how to parallel two or more generators for increased capacity. Students who take this course will also learn how to calculate voltage regulation and efficiencies for AC generators.
The second workshop will take place on Feb. 18. This workshop is about transformers. Students will learn how to calculate current, voltages and power for Wye and Delta transformer circuits. Students will also learn about the safety issues dealing with transformers, how to connect transformers as needed in various electrical circuits, how to design a basic electrical service supply system, how to test for proper polarity and determine the efficiency of a transformer system.
The third workshop will take place on April 15. In this workshop students will learn to solve mathematical problems associated with the operation and design of waste water treatment facilities. The course 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 1-hour practice exam.
Ken Warfield, associate professor of Electromechanical Engineering Technology at Shawnee State University is the instructor for the workshops. He has more than twenty years of teaching experience and more than ten years of industrial experience in electrical, mechanical, water and wastewater fields. He is experienced in the operations, maintenance and management of EPA governed treatment facilities. Warfield designed the SSU Environmental Engineering Technology degree program. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The course fee is $100 per course. Register for two or more courses for $85 each. For more information or to register, contact University Outreach Services Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (740) 351-3274 or toll free (866) 672-8778.