WWEM 2020

WWEM 2018 - Flow Forum (Free to attend)

The Water Industry is heading towards a "digital future" and at the centre of this future is the use of instrumentation. An example of this is flow and the control of flow at the industry's wastewater treatment works. The next Asset Management Period sees the industry's largest ever programme of works surrounding of installing flow measurement and control systems ensuring that the treatment works around the country treat all of the flow that they should do. This Asset Management Period we have seen the installation of Event Duration Monitoring Devices in the wastewater collection network. The strategy obvious, to ensure that the treatment works are treating the maximum amount of flow that they need to.

At the same time that the industry is installing instrumentation to help to manage these systems it is suffering from a shortage in skilled instrumentation & control specialists and it is by going back to basics with instrumentation that the industry will move forward with its "Smart" or "Digital future". It is through this that collaboration through organisations such as the Water Industry Process Automation & Control Group and International Labmate who organise WWEM that we, as an industry can help to go back to basics, help to develop the instrumentation skills within the industry and spread the knowledge around good practices in instrumentation and process control that we ensure that the industry can reap the benefits that a Smart or Digital industry will bring to the industry as a whole.

Wednesday (21st November 2018)

The Water Industry Process Automation & Control (WIPAC) Flow Forum will be hosted by its Executive Director, Oliver Grievson and is kindly sponsored by RSHydro. It is there to champion the latest developments in the measurement of flow in the Water Industry. This years themes are shaped around the challenges that the industry currently faces around the maintenance and control of flow measurement and how we have technical solutions to these challenges with the latest developments within flow measurement

Time Presentation Speaker Company
09:15 Introduction to the Flow Forum and start of the Instrumentation Apprentice Competition
Maintenance of Flow Measurement
09:45 Open Channel Flow Measurement Systems - Strategies for Maintenance Marc Swain Severn Trent Water
10:15 Flow meter maintenance from data to magmeters Craig Handford & Sepideh Sobhdam Morrison Utilities
10:45 The right way to do flow meter installation Steven French Z-Tech Control Systems
Flow Control & Management
11:30 Flow Control in practice - some case studies of controlling flows Oliver Grievson WIPAC
12:00 In-sewer flow and level measurement Claire Fenwick Nuron
12:30 Using Flow Measurement for a Smarter Wastewater Network Lorenzo Pompa Anglian Water
Lunch and Exhibition (13:00 - 14:30)
Developments in Flow Measurement
14:30 Developments in Time of Flight Flow Measurement Rob Stevens RS Hydro
15:00 Free surface measurement in wastewater flow Andy Nichols University of Sheffield
15:30 Surface Acoustic Wave Flow Measurement Greg Wainhouse Burkert Fluid Control Systems
16:00 Summary & Close