Water Treatment Training Courses

Accepta have developed a range of high quality water treatment training courses designed specifically for engineers, facilities managers and water treatment professionals.

Each of our training course delivers a highly effective combination of theory, case study review and practical application through classroom and workshop activities.

The training courses are run at various locations throughout the United Kingdom and internationally.

Accepta’s courses have been developed by a team of highly experienced engineers, chemists, water treatment and training professionals.

The materials included in each course are designed to offer practical advice and support and cover a range of issues including water sources and uses, water chemistry, water sampling and analysis procedures, industry applications, boiler and cooling water system treatment, reverse osmosis, effluent and wastewater treatments, chemical applications, chemical dosing and control systems, legionella control and Legionnaires’ disease and more.

The following course modules are available either individually, grouped or as a complete package:

Water Analysis

This training module covers water analysis issues and starts with a review of standard natural water analysis, which is de-constructed in order to demonstrate how it is built up from first principles; starting with rain (pure water) falling through the atmosphere, soaking into/onto the ground etc.

The course builds from these essential components and goes on to cover the units of analysis, which are explained, as is the significance of the various components for industrial and commercial users.

Water Pre-Treatment

This module covers water pre-treatment technology and has been developed to demonstrate clearly and simply what water pre-treatment processes are available in order to adjust or remove specific constituents of the water analysis, so as to achieve a suitable boiler feed, cooling water make-up or effluent quality.

Water Treatment Industry

This module examines the various market segments of the water treatment industry, reviewing the particular water treatment processes that are commonly utilised by each segment.

Steam Boilers & Plant

This practical training module covers issues around steam boilers and plant equipment, including a detailed review of the following:

  • Steam boilers and boiler plant design.
  • The potential for corrosion and fouling on the waterside of the steam boiler plant.
  • How selection of the appropriate water treatment/water conditioning techniques can eliminate or minimise the risk of corrosion/deposition in industrial/commercial plant.
  • How to design a specific chemical conditioning programme in order to satisfy current good practice guidelines and industry standards.

Boiler Systems & Surveys

Our boiler systems and surveys training module examines boiler systems, what surveys are required and how to interpret the survey results. In particular, the course covers the survey procedure for assessing steam boiler plant systems with a view to identifying actual or likely problem areas.

Also covered is how to assess the suitability of a water source for particular boiler plant use; and consideration of what if any pre-treatment requirements might be desirable.

Boiler Systems

This specialist training module covers boiler systems and includes a number of worked examples using data collected from a range of boiler system surveys.

It also deals with the design of the final pre-treatment and chemical conditioning schemes necessary for the efficient operation of the boiler system.

The module also includes calculations and estimations of dosage rates required to allow the candidate to calculate and prepare an accurate commercial quotation.

Boiler Plant Service Inspections

Our specialist boiler plant service inspections training module covers the practical issues involved in boiler plant service inspections and general plant servicing and includes:

  • What boiler water samples to collect.
  • Carrying out the appropriate water quality analyses.
  • Interpretation of the test results (various examples given).
  • Appropriate comments and recommendations.

Evaporative Cooling Systems

This practical training course examines the causes (and prevention measures) of carbonaceous, phosphatic and sulphate scaling in evaporative cooling systems.

The course also covers the theory of corrosion, illustrated by the galvanic corrosion cell and explains clearly the mechanism of chemical corrosion inhibitors. Other issues covered include:

  • Cooling tower design features.
  • The evaporative cooling process.
  • Heat exchanger design features.

Examination of the potential for corrosion and the various types of system deposition including scale, sediment and biological, on the water side of cooling systems.

Cooling Systems Surveys

This practical training module covers cooling systems surveys and the procedures necessary to carry one out. Each survey procedure has been developed around the use of detailed reporting formats and pre-prepared engineering questionnaires and these are covered in-depth.

The pre-prepared reporting formats and questionnaires used are generally designed to extract the relevant plant data required to construct an optimum cooling system treatment regime.

The course also includes a detailed review of each reporting format and how to construct an alternative/tailor an existing format to deal with a new cooling system.

Cooling Water Treatment Programmes

This practical training course includes a series of worked examples to assist in the development and design of effective cooling water treatment programmes for a range of system types.

The design exercises that form part of this course use real system data taken from the cooling system surveys, to produce the most effective pre-treatment and chemical conditioning schemes.

This course also covers the calculation of evaporation, bleed-off, make-up consumption and optimal concentration factor, allowing candidates to calculate an accurate estimation of the chemical dosage quantities required, and to prepare and submit a commercial quotation for a cooling water treatment programme.

This course is guided by a check-list to ensure that the following issues are eliminated by correct design of the treatment programme:

  • Calcium carbonate deposition.
  • Calcium phosphate deposition.
  • Calcium sulphate deposition.
  • Sedimentation fouling.
  • Bacterial proliferation and biofouling.

Cooling Systems & Service Inspections

This practical training course covers the recommended good practice procedures that should be followed when carrying out a cooling systems service inspection. The course examines the following:

  • Cooling system performance monitoring.
  • Types of water tests that should be performed and how to perform them.
  • Interpretation of results with several worked examples.
  • Appropriate comments and recommendations.

Water Conditioning Programmes

This practical module examines those issues that surround the performance monitoring of water conditioning programmes for boilers, boiler systems and cooling water systems. The course covers:

  • Boilers, boiler systems and plant inspections.
  • Cooling systems and corrosion test coupons.
  • Linear polarisation corrosion metering.
  • Biofilm monitoring.
  • Sedimentation monitoring.
  • Heat transfer monitoring.
  • Plant inspections.

Closed Circuit Water Systems

This specialist training course examines closed circuit water systems, their design, potential problems, good practice procedures, treatment chemicals and regulatory standards including:

  • Circulating hot water systems (LTHW/MTHW/HTHW).
  • Potential problem areas often associated with closed circuits.
  • Water conditioning – good practice procedures.
  • Water treatment chemicals – what products to use.
  • Water quality standards.

Chemical Dosing & Control Equipment

This training course examines the use of chemical dosing and control equipment for water treatment and water conditioning programmes looking at the following:

  • Chemical dosing pumps
  • Chemical metering.
  • Chemical solution tanks.
  • Impulse metering.
  • Boiler blowdown control arrangements.
  • Cooling tower bleed-off control arrangements.
  • pH-control for cooling water systems.
  • Redox control units for cooling water systems.
  • Direct ‘total free chlorine’ control units for cooling water systems.
  • Dosing pots.
  • Tablet-feeders.

Field Test Equipment

This practical training course reviews a range of common field test equipment, water testing kits, portable laboratories and water quality analysis equipment that are available to assist the engineer and water treatment professional whilst in the field. This training course covers the following:

  • A simple testing guide – a handy chart showing the appropriate tests according to system and sampling point.
  • Testing methodology for Titrimetric Drop tests, Micro-titrators
  • Colourimetric via Comparator, Photometer
  • Dip Slides.
  • Incubators.
  • ATP meters.
  • Additional test methods for specific components.

Building Services & Water Systems

This detailed training course examines those building services and water systems often found in domestic, commercial and retail, leisure and industrial buildings. Specific areas covered in the course include:

  • Potable/drinking water systems.
  • Domestic hot/cold water systems.
  • Air conditioning systems:
  • Cooling towers and evaporative condensers – condenser cooling using water.
  • LT/MT hot water systems.
  • Chilled water systems.

Legionella Control

Accepta have developed a range of practical Legionella training courses developed specifically for those involved in the management and control of Legionella including “Responsible Persons”, “Registered Managers”, health and safety managers, engineers, building and facilities managers, and water treatment professionals.

Our professional Legionella training courses are offered at introductory, intermediate and advanced levels and examine a range of Legionella related issues including:

  • About Legionella bacteria.
  • History of Legionnaires’ disease.
  • Development of appropriate Legionella control measures.
  • Statutory and advisory regulations based around current UK legislation, Health & Safety Executive’s Approved Code of Practice and Guidance document “L8”.
  • HTM 04-01 and HTM 01-05.
  • Appraisal of the HSE’s ACoP “L8” document.
  • Legionella risk assessments.
  • Appropriate precautionary measures.
  • Practical implementation of a structured risk management system.

More Information

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