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Title: Fundamentals of Water System Hydraulics
Description: This course will provide an introduction and overview of essential hydraulic concepts encountered in water systems from source to tap, and focus on helping students develop a sound understanding of these concepts and a strong foundation for their application to real-world, in-the-field problem solving. Students will also participate in small-group problem-solving sessions utilizing real-world water system calculations. Previous coursework in hydraulics is not required.
Who Should Attend: "Water System Hydraulics Overview" is an instructional program for drinking water operators. Other utility staff seeking an overview of and general background in water system hydraulics will also find this course of interest. EACH PARTICIPANT SHOULD BRING A POCKET CALCULATOR TO USE THROUGHOUT THE COURSE.
Pre-requisites: None
CEUs: 1.2
Learning Objectives/Outcomes: In this two day, twelve hour interactive class, participants will be able to:Demonstrate the ability to use sound principles of hydraulics in the operations and maintenance of both distribution and water treatment components of a public water system; Solve “real life” word problems, using a calculator, involving water system hydraulic concepts; Explain the hydraulic concepts as related to water flow, pumping, storage, and disinfection; and Explain the hydraulic and chemical characteristics of water. Through an interactive, lecture/ demonstration style, along with the use of carefully selected overhead transparencies and instructor led examples, participants will apply content knowledge provided to demonstrate a clear ability to solve hydraulic word problems. Various techniques on how to more easily make use of a simple calculator will be presented by the instructor along with methods of how to select and properly use hydraulic formulas. Learning Outcomes: Identify three reasons why the understanding of hydraulics is important; Complete all provided worksheets related to the basic arithmetic operations, percents and volumes; Define basic hydraulic concepts including density, specific gravity and pressure; Complete all word problems & conversions using provided formulas; List at least 2 physical and chemical properties of water; Describe head loss and correctly perform related calculations; Explain pumping hydraulics and the causing of cavitation; Describe affinity laws and successfully complete related calculations; Describe affinity laws and successfully complete related calculations; List all steps in water main disinfection flows; Solve all problems presented in class in group exercises; Explain the use of a pump curve to determine pumping efficiency; List the steps, in correct order, used to determine correct thrust restraints in pipe joints; and Describe the method used to determine correct chemical feed settings when applying sodium hypochlorite as a disinfectant.
Learning Outcome/Assessment Method: A series of worksheets with word problems will be utilized by learners during each topic of instruction. A one-on-one interaction between learner and instructor will allow the demonstration of learning along with a short objective style quiz administered at the end of the class. A daily quiz will provide for self correction and evaluation of question at the end of each day. Each day, those demonstrating less than 80% competency of the material in the quizzes will be invited to meet privately with the instructor to identify and correct any deficiencies in interpretation of presented class concepts.
Technology Requirements: A simple pocket calculator is required in order to perform the required arithmetic calculations during the class.

Changed at: 7/14/2016 9:05 AM Changed by: Kirsten
Created at: 4/19/2011 9:01 AM Created by: Kirsten King

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