Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Registration at 7:30 AM
Village of Channahon, Police Training Room
24555 South Navajo Drive
Channahon, Illinois 60410
Brad Schotanus & Joeseph Hoban, Dixon Engineering, Inc.
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Water Storage Tank Maintenance
CEU TYPE: Technical
TOPIC: Over the past few years,
underwater tank inspection methods have been increasingly utilized by water
utilities. Underwater methods can be
more convenient than traditional drained inspections, but also have their own
drawbacks. Water system operators often
focus primarily on selecting the method of inspection, while the actual goal of
the inspection becomes obscured. The
large majority of the surface area of storage tanks (and associated painting
costs) consists of the exterior, dry interior and wet interior roof. The inspection method selected does not
matter for these areas as they are not immersed. Therefore obtaining a thorough and accurate
inspection report is generally more important than the inspection method
The essential elements for
all tank inspections regardless of the inspection method are reviewed. These elements include:
Protection System Applicability
and Safety Considerations
and Maintenance Considerations
discussed are AWWA recommended qualifications for inspection firms and the
required contents of the inspection report including:
or Video of All Areas of Interest
Estimates for All Recommended Repairs
Analysis of Relevant Alternatives
Year Budgeting Estimates
The remainder of the talk
discusses the relative advantages of each inspection method for accomplishing
these objectives, and whether a float inspection should also be included. System specifics that determine the preferred
method such as the size, style, and number of tanks are also discussed. Color slides accompany the talk and include
photos of drained and underwater inspections.
Joseph Hoban, Dixon Engineering, Inc.
Joe is a Senior Project Engineer at Dixon Engineering with over 13 years experience in the coating industry. He holds a BS in Geological Engineering from University of Wisconsin and currently performs project management and scheduling. He is active with development of municipal marketing and assists with preliminary maintenance inspections.
Brad Schotanus, Dixon Engineering, Inc.
Brad Schotanus was born and raised in northern Illinois and graduated from the College of Lake County, in Grayslake, Illinois. Brad has been in the water industry for 34 years. He worked for Layne Northern and Peerless Midwest in Indiana and Michigan as project manager and sales engineer. He returned to Illinois for family reasons in 2006. In 2007 Brad started working with Dixon Engineering in marketing and project management for coating application projects and potable water tank maintenance inspections. He is a NACE Certified Coating Inspector.Brad recently received a 20 year membership pin from AWWA. He is involved in Illinois AWWA as a member of the Distribution Committee and past chair of the MAC Committee. He is a past president of Saint Joseph Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Plant Engineers.Brad’s membership in water related organizations include:American Water Works Association (AWWA) National, Illinois and Wisconsin. State Rural Water Associations in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC). Also regional associations in the Chicago area:
• West Shore Water Producers Association (WSWPA)
• North Suburban Water Works Association (NSWWA)
• Mid-Central Water Works Association (MCWWA)
• South Suburban Water Works Association (SSWWA)
• Kane County Water Works Association (KCWA)
REGISTRATION & HOURS: Registration begins at 7:30am. The training will start at 8:00am and will conclude by 12:00pm. Earn up to 4 Professional Development Hours (PDH's) for engineers or Renewal Training Credit (RTC) hours for water operators. Continental breakfast will be included.
|Registration Type||ISAWWA Member Rate||Non ISAWWA Member Rate|
|Early Bird (ends 08/18/14)||$32||$48|
|Regular (ends 08/24/14)||$42||$58|
|After 08/24 or Onsite||$52||$68|