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Ontario, Calif. — The chief impact officer for water.org, a nonprofit organization that has been working to bring water and sanitation to the world for 25 years, and the president/CEO of the public utility San Antonio Water System will be the keynote speakers for the seventh biennial Emerging Water Technology Symposium (EWTS), May 12-13 in Read more

Ontario, Calif. — The chief impact officer for water.org, a nonprofit organization that has been working to bring water and sanitation to the world for 25 years, and the president/CEO of the public utility San Antonio Water System will be the keynote speakers for the seventh biennial Emerging Water Technology Symposium (EWTS), May 12-13 in San Antonio, Texas.

The EWTS provides an opportunity for experts to present new ideas and approaches, emerging technologies coming to market, innovative green plumbing and mechanical concepts, and more. Professionals from the manufacturing, engineering, plumbing and mechanical, and water utility industries participate, along with individuals from government and academia.

Dr. Richard E. Thorsten is the chief impact officer for water.org, which has helped provide access to clean water and safe sanitation to more than 25 million people in 16 nations. He will discuss critical roles of financing access to piped water and off-grid sanitation solutions in developing countries. He will also outline examples of partnerships that water.org has undertaken in these markets, especially connecting water utilities and product manufacturers with sources of household and enterprise financing.

Also delivering a keynote address will be Robert Puente, who has served as president/CEO of the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) since 2008. As chief executive of one of the nation’s largest utilities, he provides leadership in delivering water and wastewater services to more than 1.7 million consumers, developing new water resources, continuing infrastructure upgrades throughout the community, and building regional partnerships. Before coming to SAWS as the President/CEO, Puente served in the Texas House of Representatives. First elected in 1991, Puente was appointed to the House Natural Resources Committee, which develops water policy for the state.

In addition to the keynote addresses, EWTS attendees will view presentations and discussions on today’s most pressing water-related issues. The topics will include: best risk management practices for Legionella and pathogen control, including high-capacity filtration; identifying key research needs for premise plumbing; enabling competitions to drive behavioral change; preventing temperature fluctuations in showers; wastewater treatment and whether it can be a consumer product; the applied water-energy nexus — using an integration framework; PFAS contamination in water; emerging water-from-air technologies, and many more.

“The EWTS provides attendees with a unique opportunity to hear from manufacturers, engineers, academia, futurists, policy makers and water efficiency experts,” said Pete DeMarco, IAPMO’s Executive Vice President of Advocacy and Research. “The two-day symposium will address global problems pertaining to the safe delivery and use of water in buildings and the new technologies and strategies that are being developed to keep plumbing systems safe and efficient. Having again received a record number of outstanding abstracts, this year’s program will provide attendees with an amazing opportunity to hear from and interact with today’s water leaders.”

The symposium will be co-convened by the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE), the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE), the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), and Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI), in cooperation with the World Plumbing Council (WPC).

Attendees are advised to register early as this symposium will sell out. The early-bird rate of $495 ends March 15. Additional information and details on how to register for the symposium may be found online at www.ewts.org. Videos of presentations from previous symposiums are also available on the website.

 

Recognizing brands committed to creating accessible, comfortable, safe and beautiful homes The Living In Place Institute (LIPI), the educational entity behind the Certified Living in Place Professional program, is pleased to announce its first Preferred Industry Partner—Viega. An international manufacturer of HVAC and plumbing solutions products and systems, Viega is committed to offering the finest Read more

Recognizing brands committed to creating accessible, comfortable, safe and beautiful homes

The Living In Place Institute (LIPI), the educational entity behind the Certified Living in Place Professional program, is pleased to announce its first Preferred Industry Partner—Viega. An international manufacturer of HVAC and plumbing solutions products and systems, Viega is committed to offering the finest service and product solutions including revolutionary approaches to designing for Living in Place.

“Our commitment to driving the industry with leading edge products, services and solutions makes the decision to be a Living In Place Preferred Industry Partner an easy one,” said Mark Brodie, Director of Marketing, Viega. “The products we supply in the plumbing space is important to delivering the products CLIPP professionals need to deliver accessibility, comfort and safety in the home. We are pleased to be an early adopter.”

The Living In Place Preferred Industry Partner program is designed to help manufacturers and marketers better align their products and services with the Living In Place Institute’s philosophy and programs. Two participation levels are offered which include a variety of educational, promotional and awareness building efforts around the concept of Living in Place. Some of the benefits as a partner include brand participation in LIPI “Designing & Remodeling for Everyone” CEU events, both in person and virtual, CLIPP or Living In Place AssociateTM (LIPATM) courses for staff, brand promotion in CLIPP training and education materials, product highlights on the LIPI website and in marketing materials.

“We are excited that Viega has joined us as a Preferred Industry Partner,” said Louie Delaware and Erik Listou, co-founders of the Living In Place Institute. “Viega understands the value of the Living in Place concept and is a perfect partner. Our collaboration is sure to raise awareness and understanding about the value of working with Certified Living in Place Professionals as well as the importance of designing all homes for accessibility, comfort and safety.”

For more information, visit www.viega.us/evolve.

Tech Talk to highlight pumps and considerations when dosing antimicrobials Houston — Grundfos will showcase its innovative pumping solutions and debut a new wash and clean system for the food processing industry at the 2020 International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE). At IPPE, held in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center from Jan. 28-30 Read more

Tech Talk to highlight pumps and considerations when dosing antimicrobials

Houston — Grundfos will showcase its innovative pumping solutions and debut a new wash and clean system for the food processing industry at the 2020 International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE).

At IPPE, held in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center from Jan. 28-30, attendees who visit booth #B7173 can speak with Grundfos product experts and interact with the latest in pumps and systems, including a fully operational peracetic acid dosing skid and the newly released Hydro HP.

Grundfos to Feature Dosing, Water Treatment and Washdown Solutions at IPPE 2020

One of the newest innovations from Grundfos, the Hydro HP is a high pressure clean and wash booster set that provides steady pressure from 5 gpm up to the system set point of 150, 250, 350 or 500 gpm. The Hydro HP is energy efficient, reliable and easy to maintain, offering customers full realization of ROI after the first few maintenance cycles. Attendees can see the new system first-hand at the booth.

“From the manufacturing of the drive, pump and motor to complete skids and packages, Grundfos provides a full range of solutions for processing plants,” said Jay Stellmacher, vice president of industry at Grundfos USA. “Industry-leading reliability and efficiency in all our products reduces maintenance and increases valuable uptime, providing cost savings and peace of mind for plant operators.”

For chemical dosing and water treatment needs, Grundfos’ booth will feature the accurate and reliable SMART Digital dosing pumps, as well as a Dosing Skid System (DSS) for peracetic acid applications featuring a Digital Instrumentation for Dosing (DID) measurement and monitoring system.

On Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 3:40 p.m., Jared Gabel, market development manager for water treatment at Grundfos USA, will present “Pump Features and Considerations When Dosing Peracetic Acid” on the Tech Talk stage in Hall B-B8648.

During his Tech Talk, Gabel will discuss how food processing plants can benefit from stepper motor technology paired with digital measurement and controls systems when feeding of peracetic acid. Gabel is an expert in dosing and disinfection who has trained industry professionals throughout North America on the functionality and applications of chemical dosing pumps.

“Stepper motors at 100% look like every other method of pumping. That all changes during turndown and the advantages of the stepper motor becomes evident,” said Gabel. “Attendees of this talk will have a better grasp on the role stepper motors play in digital dosing pumps and how combining smart technologies enable safe and reliable chemical dosing that saves maintenance time and avoids unnecessary equipment costs.”

To learn more about Grundfos products and meet with Grundfos product specialists, visit booth #B7173.

McLean, Va. — Plumbing Manufacturers International today welcomed the news of the bipartisan agreement between the Trump administration and Congress that sets a path forward on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement with the support of Mexico and Canada. “PMI members were pleased to learn about this important step toward a ratified United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement,” said PMI CEO/Executive Director Kerry Stackpole. “The Read more

McLean, Va. — Plumbing Manufacturers International today welcomed the news of the bipartisan agreement between the Trump administration and Congress that sets a path forward on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement with the support of Mexico and Canada.

“PMI members were pleased to learn about this important step toward a ratified United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement,” said PMI CEO/Executive Director Kerry Stackpole. “The plumbing manufacturing industry prospers upon free trade between these three great North American nations, and reaching this milestone brings confidence to our members as we enter 2020.”

PMI will continue to monitor the process and supports the approval of the USMCA in the weeks ahead. “We especially thank United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, members of the Trump administration, and a number of members of Congress who listened to the concerns of manufacturers and contributed to this important agreement,” Stackpole added.

U.S. manufacturers are the largest exporter of plumbing products into Canada’s and Mexico’s marketplaces. The U.S. plumbing products comprised 41 percent of Canada’s import market, and 54 percent of the Mexican import market, according to the latest U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration’s Building Products and Sustainable Construction Top Markets Report.

Classes to be held in Colorado and New Hampshire Broomfield, Colo. — Viega, LLC has announced its Winter 2019-20 lineup of courses at its seminar centers in Broomfield, Colo., and Nashua, N.H. The offerings include topics from commercial piping solution to radiant design and LoopCAD. With two fully equipped state- of-the-art seminar centers, Viega is Read more

Classes to be held in Colorado and New Hampshire

Broomfield, Colo. — Viega, LLC has announced its Winter 2019-20 lineup of courses at its seminar centers in Broomfield, Colo., and Nashua, N.H.

The offerings include topics from commercial piping solution to radiant design and LoopCAD. With two fully equipped state- of-the-art seminar centers, Viega is an industry leader in supporting the trades and helping contractors become more versatile, skilled and efficient. To date, more than 40,000 people, from self-employed contractors to employees of large firms, have taken courses at the centers.

The classes are taught by experts with years of experience in the field and offer ample hands-on experience. Attendees leave with skills and knowledge that will show immediate benefits on the job.

Training seminars are listed below:

Radiant Design, Piping and Controls

Jan. 27-29, Nashua, N.H.; March 3-5, Broomfield, Colo.
Covers design theory and practice, piping arrangements and control strategies. Includes hybrid systems, multiple temperature piping arrangements and system component placement.

LoopCAD

Feb. 11-12, Nashua; Jan. 22-23, Broomfield
How to use LoopCAD software for radiant design and layouts. Covers heat loss, drawing layout, material selection and snow melt.

Commercial Piping Solutions

Dec. 3-4 and March 18-19, Nashua; March 3-4, Broomfield

Covers Viega systems and products and their appropriate uses. Includes PureFlow, ProPress and MegaPress; hybrid systems; installation techniques; project savings; hands-on installation and competitive information.

Hydronics 101 & Radiant Systems

March 3-4, Nashua; Jan. 16-17, Broomfield
Provides a basic understanding of how hydronic systems work. Topics include methods of heat transfer, piping materials and components, control strategies and installation methods.

Carbon Steel Press Technology

Jan. 13, Nashua
Covers the use of carbon steel press systems for residential, commercial and industrial piping applications.

Stainless Steel Press Technology

Feb. 20, Nashua
Covers the use of stainless steel press systems for commercial and industrial plumbing, heating and piping applications. Properties and chemical compatibility of 304 and 316 stainless steel will be covered.

Press Technology for Fuel Gas Piping

Feb. 3, Broomfield
Covers the use of carbon steel press systems for fuel gas piping in residential, commercial and industrial applications. Fuel types such as natural gas, LP gas, diesel, fuel oil and kerosene and their implications in NFPA 54 will be covered.

NFPA 13D Fire Sprinkler

Covers NFPA 13D requirements, system design, installation concerns and energy code compliance.

For more information and to register, click here.