High Tech Operator Course 2: Applications/Tools
SUMMARY: This course reviews the high-tech tools available for capturing, creating, finding, and using information about facilities, assets, and customers. The course begins by reviewing Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) and the technology available to collect equipment data for use in a CMMS. The course looks at the types and formats of equipment information and on-line sources for gathering them and methods of putting utility-specific equipment and process information on-line for easy access and updating. An overview of Computer Aided Design (CAD) drawing tools, and their connection to Geographical Information Systems (GIS) is presented. Locating remote and underground facilities using mobile devices, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and GIS maps and drawings are discussed. The course then looks at the communication technologies available for communicating with, and collecting data from, remote sites
Objectives: After completing this course, using the workbook as needed, a participant will be able to: • Explain the functions of a CMMS • Discuss equipment monitoring technologies • Identify types of equipment information and where it can be found • Discuss ways of storing equipment and process information on-line for easy access and updating • Explain how and what a GIS does • Discuss features and functions of a GPS and other mobile devices • Describe the benefits and drawbacks of different remote communication technologies
No Course Prerequisites required: All three courses must be completed to obtain the High-Tech Operator certificate; Classes can be taken in ANY order.
PRESENTER: Harry Harman, Baxter & Woodman
Harry joined AWWA in 1975 and graduated from Purdue University in 1977 with a BS degree in Civil Engineering with a major in Environmental Engineering.
He joined Baxter & Woodman, Inc., consulting Engineers in 1983 after working for the State of Indiana permitting water treatment plants and training Water Treatment Plant Operators, and for the second largest Investor Owned Water Company in Indiana as Assistant Supervisor of Operations.
He is a Senior Environmental Engineer and Senior Project Manager for Baxter & Woodman, Inc. He has designed ver 100 water treatment plants, elevated and ground storage tanks, water pumping stations, as well as pressure adjusting and regulating stations for communities throughout southeastern Wisconsin, Northern Illinois and northwestern Indiana.
Several of his projects have received awards for engineering excellence from ACEC,CECI, and the APWA. He has presented several papers at National AWWA Conferences as well as Wisconsin, Indiana, and Illinois Section Conferences.
Frank Frelka, DuPage Water Commission
REGISTRATION & HOURS;
Registration begins at 7:30am. The training will start at 8:00am and will conclude by 3:00pm each day. Earn up to 12 PDH’s or RTC hours. Breakfast and lunch included.
Registration (ends 10/13/14): $120.00 Illinois Section AWWA Members • $170.00 Nonmembers
Onsite Registration: $140.00 Illinois Section AWWA Members • $190.00 Nonmembers