SWPA announces speakers for March training seminar

The Submersible Wastewater Pump Association (SWPA) announced featured speakers at its upcoming 5th Annual Pumping Systems Training Seminar to be held March 13-14 at the Radisson Lord Baltimore Hotel in Baltimore, MD. They include Dr. Robert Sanks, P.E., Ph.D., SWPA senior technical consultant, and ERnest C. Sturtz, P.E., DEE, of CDM Inc...

HIGHLAND PARK, IL, Jan. 23, 2006 -- The Submersible Wastewater Pump Association (SWPA) announced featured speakers at its upcoming 5th Annual Pumping Systems Training Seminar to be held March 13-14 at the Radisson Lord Baltimore Hotel in Baltimore, MD.

Dr. Robert Sanks, P.E., Ph.D., the editor of Pump Station Design and SWPA's senior technical consultant, highlights the program as keynote speaker on March 13. Also making presentations Monday are: Joe DeVenuto, Hayes Pump; Steve Doolitle, Zoeller Co.; Ernie Sturtz, P.E., DDE, CDM Inc.; Phil Landon, Val-Matic Valve & Mfg. Co.; Jim D'Angelo, Emerson Electric; Ron Koehne, Eagle Burgmann Industries LP; Arnie Sdano, Fairbanks Morse, and Stan Abelin, ITT Flygt; and Julian Atchia, SJE Rhombus Controls.

The keynote speaker on March 14 is Ernest C. Sturtz, P.E., DEE, CDM Inc., a civil engineer registered in Florida and Georgia specializing in hydraulics and application of pumping equipment for engineering projects with over 30 year's of experience including such complex and unique facilities as the 330-mgd mixed liquour pump station at Atlanta's R.M. Clayton WRF. Also making presentations Tuesday are: Joe Jackson, Rockwell Automation/Allen Bradley; Grant Van Hemert, Square D; Prof. Robert Sanks; Arnie Sdano; Shane Lippert, Archer Western Contractors; and Stefan Abelin.

Subjects include:
-- Pumps & Collection Systems
-- How Wastewater Treatment Plants Work
-- The Systems Approach to Submersible Lift Station Design, Operation & Maintenance
-- Lift Station Valving
-- Electric Motor Design & Application Principles for Submersible Pumps
-- Mechanical Seals for Submersible Motors
-- ANSI/HI 11.6-2001 - Test Standard for Submersible Pumps
-- VFDs and Soft Starts
-- An Overview on Basics of PLC Controls
-- Use of Submersibles in Trench Type Wet Wells

The registration fee includes a copy of theSubmersible Sewage Pumping Systems (SWPA) Handbook, 3rd Edition, a comprehensive workbook along with copies of all presentations.

This event is co-sponsored by WaterWorld and Industrial WaterWorld magazines.

For more information, contact 847-681-1868, swpaexdir@tds.net or www.swpa.org.

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