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A Podcast for water treaters who deal with the treatment of cooling towers, boiler and closed loop systems.
118 Episodes
108 Pinks and Blues: Cooling Tower Feed Episode 108: Show Notes Pink and Blues: Questions From the Nation!, Cooling Tower Feed Option  I hope you had a great time celebrating industrial water week.  I also hope part of your celebration included listening to an episode of Scaling UP! H2O each and every day last week.  The next Industrial Water Week is October 5th, 2020.  So, start your celebration planning early to beat the rush!  You have heard me ask the Scaling UP! Nation! For help in topics for this show.  Today I am going to answer one of those questions from one of our Nation! Members.  Jinapat wants to know what the different ways are to feed inhibitor on a cooling tower controller.   Thank you Pat!  So, today’s episode is all about Pat’s question.  Join me (and Pat) as we learn about all the different feed options for putting inhibitor into a cooling tower (I even though a bit extra in there too, biocide feed.)  Do you have a question you want me to answer on Scaling UP! H2O?  Simply click on the “Leave Voicemail” button on the left side of the our homepage, or go the the show ideas page. Key Points From This Episode: Schedule For IWW 2020 [0:01:46] Questions For Trace [0:06:30] Different Feed Options [0:10:10] Bleed After Feed [0:12:28] Ways To Feed Cooling Towers [0:16:32] P-TolueneSulfonic Acid (PTSA) [0:19:32] Biocide Feed [0:23:54] Sodium Hypochlorite [0:30:20] Oxidation Reduction Potential [0:32:48] And a lot more! Tweetables: "Don't write everything's good on a service report. Everything is not good, there's always something you can do there to make something a little bit better." @traceblackmore #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #PinksandBlues #CoolingTowerFeed  #CWT #ASHRAE Links Mentioned on this episode: EP3: Controllers with Tom Tinney Jim Lukanich on LinkedIn Jim Lukanich Episode: EP10: The One with Jim Lukanich Jinapat Yoswattana, CWT on LinkedIn 
107 Day 5 Of Industrial Water Week (Careers) Episode 107 (Day 5): Show Notes Industrial Water Week, Day 5: Careers  It’s hard to believe, we are on our last days of celebrating Industrial Water Week. If you haven't done anything to celebrate, it’s not too late. We have heard from people who are having special parties to celebrate. Here, we went out for tacos. Because when you think of water treatment, you think of tacos, right? Well, it was fun. So, however, you choose to celebrate, we hope that this podcast has been part of your celebratory activities. On this Careers Friday, we are back at the AWT Convention talking to more Scaling UP! Nation! Members: I know you have heard me say before, I love my job. I can't imagine doing anything else. So, what better way to wrap up the week than to reflect on being an Industrial Water Treater. Key Points From This Episode:  The Most Amazing Job [0:00:38] Getting Into CWT [0:04:26]  The Highest Professional Designation [0:05:47] Winning The Ray Baum Award [0:07:54]  The Prestigious Founder's Award Winner [0:11:09]   Learn About Insurance [0:20:21]   Polymer Technology Tip [0:23:54]   Wrap Up of AWT Convention And Expo [0:24:33]  And A Lot More!  Tweetables: "The thing that makes people most happy is not money, love or stuff but achieving your goals. That is what encouraged me to get my CWT designation." - Amy Pollock @traceblackmore #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #IndustrialWaterWeek #CareersFriday #AWT #CWT #ScalingUPto100andbeyond "Being a water treater doesn't just mean you treat water. There's so much that we all do. And that is something to celebrate." - Michelle Farmerie @traceblackmore #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #IndustrialWaterWeek #CareersFriday #AWT #CWT #ScalingUPto100andbeyond "Every water treater needs to understand the degree of magnitude and the potential risk that is presented to them. Everything from small accounts to the very largest account that you have. It’s a people business with many personalities involved. Know your risk!" - Mike Highum @traceblackmore #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #IndustrialWaterWeek #CareersFriday #AWT #CWT #ScalingUPto100andbeyond "My number one tip for water treaters: Use the right product for the right application." - Mike Standish @traceblackmore #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #IndustrialWaterWeek #CareersFriday #AWT #CWT #ScalingUPto100andbeyond Links Mentioned on this episode: Amy Pollock on LinkedIn Greg Wannemuehler on LinkedIn  Brent Chettle on LinkedIn  Michelle Farmerie on LinkedIn Ep12: The One with Michelle Farmerie Michael Highum on LinkedIn (McGowan Insurance Group)   025 The One On Insurance  Mike Standish on LinkedIn  Ep 14: The One with Mike Standish Tyler Cooper, CWT on LinkedIn (Premier Water & Energy)  Casey Walton on LinkedIn (Walton Technologies)   Steve Jacobs on LinkedIn   Ellaine Lee  on LinkedIn (R2J) Semra Gul on LinkedIn
  107 Day 4 Of Industrial Water Week (Wastewater) Episode 107 (Day 4): Show Notes Industrial Water Week, Day 4: Wastewater   It’s a dirty job, but someone must do it. That someone is us, the Industrial Water Treater.   Today we are celebrating Wastewater Thursday. Wastewater is all about taking something out of our discharge water that came from our process. Most municipal plants require that the water they receive has a minimum water quality so that it will not harm their biological population. It’s all about the “bugs.”   A few months back we did 2 shows devoted to wastewater with our guest, Kevin Kope- episodes 78 and 79. Many water treaters have told me what a helpful resource these shows are. Feel free to incorporate re-listening to them during your celebration today.   In the meantime, we are back at the AWT convention here from Scaling UP! Nation Members.  Key Points From This Episode:  WasteWater [0:00:30]  Metals Precipitation [0:03:30]  Supplier Of The Year [0:06:54]  The Young Professional Council [0:08:24]  Common Things In The Convention [0:11:09]  Tips From Mark Lewis [0:14:47]  Offers in Peabody Engineering [0:19:33] Free Enterprise Server Application [0:21:18] QCPR Device [0:23:25]  And A Lot More!  Tweetables: "Just because you get a number, it's gotta be the number that you can believe in and accept. Whatever you do, don't just run a test and say that's the number because that's the number it is." - Mark Lewis  @traceblackmore #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #IndustrialWaterWeek #WastewaterThursday #AWT #CWT #ScalingUPto100andbeyond  Links Mentioned on this episode: Kevin Cope on LinkedIn (Brentagg) 078 The One with The Waste Water Guy (Part 1) 079 The One with The Waste Water Guy (Part 2) Matt Freije on LinkedIn - Supplier Of The Year 083 The One About Water Management Plans Patrick Manning on LinkedIn Ty Thomas on LinkedIn Mark T. Lewis on LinkedIn 031 The One with Mark Lewis 034 The Other One With Mark Lewis, CWT Tom Cass on LinkedIn (Aqua Laboratories, Inc.)   Doug Frassa on LinkedIn  Mark Peabody on LinkedIn (Peabody Engineering & Supply, Inc.)   Lori McPherson on LinkedIn (Walchem)   Charlie Heineman, CWT on LinkedIn
107 Day 3 Of Industrial Water Week (Cooling) Episode 107 (Day 3): Show Notes Happy Industrial Water Week everyone! Today, Day 3, of our weeklong holiday is all about Cooling. Yesterday was about boilers. Since we put heat (BTU’s) into something, today we have to cool it down. We are taking BTU’s out of something. In most processes, heat is a byproduct that slows the process down. The more widgets a machine makes, the hotter that machine gets. The hotter the machine gets, the fewer widgets that machine can make. And that’s where we come in.   Getting heat out of our process and sending it to a place we don’t care about it is key to our job. The less heat we have, the more widgets we can make. That means the widget factory can be more profitable. Our job as an industrial water treater is to make that process as efficient as it possibly can be. After all, the heat transfer medium they are using is the lifeblood of the whole operation.   As we celebrate Cooling Wednesday, we are back at the AWT conference. Join me as I continue to interview fellow Scaling UP! Nation! Members and take you inside the conference.  Key Points From This Episode:  The Legionella Expert [0:02:03] Next Generation Culture Test [0:04:06] Supplemental Disinfection [0:06:24] Filming Amines With Logan [0:09:37] Pure Water For The World [0:12:00] Ideas For The Show [0:17:54] To Young Professionals [0:22:36] What is Endotherm? [0:24:55] Panel Builder Program [0:26:33] Talking With Michael Byerley [0:27:44] At The Lovibond Booth [0:28:47] And a lot more!  Tweetables: "When nobody is having dialogue around legionella, nobody is getting anywhere. Start talking to your clients because that is a tide that will raise all industrial water treatment boats. " @traceblackmore #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #Pretreatment #IndustrialWaterWeek #CoolingWednesday #AWT #CWT #ScalingUPto100andbeyond  "Water is what brings us all together and Pure Water for the World provides that most basic need for people." - Rye Thompson  @traceblackmore #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #Pretreatment #IndustrialWaterWeek #CoolingWednesday #AWT #CWT #ScalingUPto100andbeyond  "Water Treatment is not just for those in the industry, but for everyone!"  @traceblackmore #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #Pretreatment #IndustrialWaterWeek #CoolingWednesday #AWT #CWT #ScalingUPto100andbeyond  Links Mentioned on this episode: AWT Website Pure Water For The World, Inc. Janet E. Stout Episode: EP9: The L Word Kristin Majeska on LinkedIn (IDEXX) Alberto Comazzi on LinkedIn  Logan Manaranche on LinkedIn 091 The One That’s All About Filming Amines (Closed Loops and Cooling Towers) Carolyn Meub Episode: 081 The One about Pure Water for the World   Rye Thompson on LinkedIn Jim Lukanich on LinkedIn Jim Lukanich Episode: EP10: The One with Jim Lukanich Ep 15: The One with Jack Walker Will Wilson on LinkedIn (EndoTherm) Brian Katarski on LinkedIn (AquaPhoenix)   Michael Byerley on LinkedIn (Global Water Technologies)   Robert Reynolds, CWT on LinkedIn
Episode 107 (Day 2): Show Notes Happy Industrial Water Week Scaling UP! Nation!     We are celebrating Day 2 of Industrial Water Week. Day 2 is all about boilers. One of the ways I like to think about our job is that we are heat transfer, efficiency managers. That means we take heat from one place and transfer it to another as cost-effectively as possible. When we talk about boilers, we are putting heat into the system, so that heat can do some work. This work might be to power something, or it could just be to heat something. Either way, the steam boiler is the “workhorse” of our modern-day world.   On this special holiday episode, we are back at the Association of Water Technologies Annual Convention.  Where we talk a bit about steam boilers and chat with friends of our show.   Happy Day 2 of Industrial Water Week.  Key Points From This Episode:  All About Boilers [0:00:43]   Tips from Larry Pannell [0:03:39]  Questions for Laura Sanders [0:07:54] The Upcoming AWT President [0:09:43]  Appreciating Thomas Branvold [0:12:26]  Upgrading with Tom Tinney [0:14:40]  Learnings at The Convention [0:18:18] The Young Professionals [0:21:01]  Cool Stuff In 2019 [0:22:45]  Industrial Week 2020 Schedule [0:24:14]  Understanding H2trOnics [0:24:45] pH Meter [0:26:00] Interview with Scott Olson [0:28:45]   And a lot more!  Tweetables: "This (AWT) is one of the few organizations where vendors have an opportunity to participate in committees and contribute something meaningful. In return the water treatment industry benefits as a whole. - @TomTinney  @traceblackmore #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #Pretreatment #IndustrialWaterWeek #boilertuesday #AWT #CWT #ScalingUPto100 "The number one tip for water treaters: If it wasn't written, it wasn't done." - @JayFarmerie  @traceblackmore #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #Pretreatment #IndustrialWaterWeek #boilertuesday #AWT #CWT #ScalingUPto100  Links Mentioned on this episode: Larry Pannell on LinkedIn   Laura Sanders on LinkedIn Reid Hutchison on LinkedIn Adam Dumler on LinkedIn Matt Black on LinkedIn Chris Golden on LinkedIn Scott W. Olson on LinkedIn Marodi Cribari Filming Amines Episodes 089 The One That’s All About Filming Amines (General) 090 The One That’s All About Filming Amines (Boilers) 091 The One That’s All About Filming Amines (Closed Loops and Cooling Towers) EP3: Controllers with Tom Tinney 093 The One with Jay Farmerie, CWT 094 The Other One with Jay Farmerie, CWT 062 The One with the Pulsafeeder Guy
107 Day 1 Of Industrial Water Week (Pretreatment) Episode 107: Show Notes Industrial Water Week, Day 1: Pretreatment   Happy Industrial Water Week Nation! We have an entire week that is devoted just for us, the Industrial Water Treater. Last year, a friend of the show, James McDonald launched this holiday to help us celebrate how awesome our job is. Industrial Water Week is always the first full week in October. Here is what we celebrate:   Pretreatment Monday   Boiler Tuesday   Cooling Wednesday   Wastewater Thursday   Careers Friday   There is just so much to do in our job, our holiday requires more than just one day to celebrate. We get a whole week!  Today we celebrate pretreatment. Pretreatment is anything that we do to improve water quality to make it more acceptable for a specific end use. That means filters, water softeners, dealkalizers, and the list goes on. Today, as we celebrate industrial water week, think of all the things we use in our pretreatment processes.   To help us celebrate this awesome holiday week, we took our recording gear to the Association of Water Technologies Annual Convention to take you right into the action. Please enjoy.  Key Points From This Episode:  Industrial Water Week Celebration [0:00:30]   Pretreatment Monday [0:01:35]   Who is Responsible For IWW Holiday? [0:05:06]   AWT Online Training Modules [0:07:22]   The Youngest CWT [0:10:45]   Advantage Controls [0:13:45]   Young Professional Happy Hours [0:18:08]   Random Interviews [0:24:04]  And a lot more!  Tweetables: "Get here however you can! Show up. Be involved. Be part of the AWT. You won't regret it!" - Jason Turcsanyi @traceblackmore #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #Pretreatment #IndustrialWaterWeek #pretreatmentmonday #AWT #CWT #ScalingUPto100  "Industrial water treaters are awesome! Industrial water treatment is awesome! And it just makes sense that we have an entire week to celebrate! " @traceblackmore #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #Pretreatment #IndustrialWaterWeek #pretreatmentmonday #AWT #CWT #ScalingUPto100  “We have the best job and the best industry in the world. We all need to celebrate it!” @traceblackmore #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #Pretreatment #IndustrialWaterWeek #pretreatmentmonday #AWT #CWT #ScalingUPto100  Links Mentioned on this episode: Ep 21: The One with James McDonald 049 The One with James McDonald, Again   064 The One with the Youngest CWT   Dan Morris on LinkedIn  Michelle Farmerie on LinkedIn  Brady Benson on LinkedIn Jason Turcsanyi on LinkedIn Mauricio Nieto on LinkedIn  Griffin Rial on LinkedIn  Peter Myers on LinkedIn Bill Hildebrand on LinkedIn
106 The One with the Agnostic Equipment Guy Episode 106: Show Notes Nation! I know your favorite thing in the water treatment industry is the equipment we use.  Well, maybe not...  But it is something that we must use to run our programs when we are not there.  Many of us are loyal to a particular brand and model of equipment.  There is nothing wrong with that as long as you know what your options are outside of your “comfort zone.”  I have found by working with other water treaters that many of us learn how one thing works, get comfortable with it and stop.  That is not ok.  We have to keep apprised of what equipment is out there to make our systems better.  Our guest today is Blaine Nagao of H2Tronics.  Blaine is a longtime friend and colleague of mine.  We met through the Association of Water Technologies.  Specifically, when he would do the equipment training portion at technical training.  I still remember things I learned from him in the class.  Blaine agreed to come on the show and talk with us about a few things we should consider when it comes to equipment.  Please get ready to enjoy my interview with Blaine Nagao.  Key Points From This Episode:  AWT Annual Convention & Expo [0:00:30]  Industrial Water Week [0:01:53]  Audible (Reading Tool) [0:03:31]  Water Treatment Equipment [0:04:38]  Equipment Baselines [0:10:02]  Additional Functions Of Controllers [0:13:05]  New Technology For Pumps [0:15:44]  3 Ways To Verify Pumps [0:18:03]  Familiarizing The Equipment [0:18:32]  Installations [0:19:41]  How To Improve Installations? [0:20:54]  Choosing A Brand You Want To Use [0:28:44]  Time Saving Tips [0:32:06]  What H2TrOnics Does? [0:44:18]  And a lot more!  Tweetables: “Do as much as you can ahead of time!” @BlaineNagao @traceblackmore #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #CoolingTowerSystems #WaterTreatmentEquiptments #ScalingUPto100  “Treat every installation like it’s a reflection of yourself and your company.” @BlaineNagao @traceblackmore #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #CoolingTowerSystems #WaterTreatmentEquiptments #ScalingUPto100  “Learn about the equipment that is running your programs.”  @traceblackmore   @BlaineNagao scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #CoolingTowerSystems #WaterTreatmentEquiptments #ScalingUPto100  What are 5-10 things that you need to know how to troubleshoot for your equipment? @traceblackmore @BlaineNagao  #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #CoolingTowerSystems #WaterTreatmentEquiptments #ScalingUPto100  “When you elevate your water treatment program, you are showing customers that you are staying on top of all of their water treatment needs. You’re also making ways to save them energy and water!” @traceblackmore @BlaineNagao  #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #CoolingTowerSystems #WaterTreatmentEquiptments #ScalingUPto100  Links Mentioned on this episode: Blaine Nagao on LinkedIn H2trOnics, Inc. Horse tradin' by Ben K. Green  The Terminal List by Jack Carr  The Machine: A Radical Approach to the Design of the Sales Function by Justin Roff-Marsh  The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu M. Goldratt 
105 The Other One That’s All About Scale Episode 105: Show Notes A few weeks back I did and episode on Scale  Truth be told, this is such a complex topic, one episode is not enough.  I continue that conversation today.  Learn more about one of the most difficult things for us to deal with in our job.  Key Points From This Episode: Calcium Carbonate [0:01:10] Learn More in Scaling UP! Episodes [0:04:05] Total Dissolved Solids [0:04:46] Sweet Tea [0:10:52] Concentration Ratio [0:15:36] Threshold Inhibition [0:21:14] Crystal Modification [0:22:06] Dispersion [0:23:06] Tips from Trace [0:33:57] And a lot more! Tweetables: "The solution to pollution is dilution." @traceblackmore #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #TheOnethatsallaboutscale  #scale #watertreatment #ScalingUPto100 "Make sure you understand what you are doing, because if you do not, the result could be disastrous."@traceblackmore #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #TheOnethatsallaboutscale  #scale #watertreatment #ScalingUPto100 Links Mentioned on this episode: 031 The One with Mark Lewis 034 The Other One With Mark Lewis, CWT EP9: The L Word 086 Pinks and Blues: Alkalinity 083 The One About Water Management Plans
104 The One on Generational Diversity Episode 104: Show Notes Never before have we had 4 generations working together in the same workplace.  So, it just stands to reason that we would have issues in dealing with multiple generations working together (in that same workplace) that we have never had to deal with before.    Today’s guest is Jeff Butler.  Jeff is an expert when it comes to understanding the generations.  He uses his expertise to help the Scaling UP! Nation understand what the generations are and how we can work better together.  He especially goes into understanding Millennials better from their mindset.  Join me as I find out more about understanding the different generations.  Key Points From This Episode: Different Generations [0:07:04] Generation X [0:09:29] Multi-Generation Common Issues [0:15:02] Outdated [0:19:03] EOS (Entrepreneur Operating System) [0:26:06] Motivate the Millennial [0:29:02] Power of Social Media [0:34:27] And a lot more! Tweetables: "All across the levels in the workplace, authenticity was being sort of a catalyst that people were jumping towards us." @iamjeffbutler @traceblackmore #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #TheOneonGenerationalDiversity  #GenerationalDiversity #Millennials #ScalingUPto10#ScalingUPto10 "Stop being worried about the "HOW" and look more at the "WHAT" is being done." If the "WHAT" is great, the task is actually being done, that's fantastic." @iamjeffbutler @traceblackmore #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #TheOneonGenerationalDiversity  #GenerationalDiversity #Millennials #ScalingUPto10#ScalingUPto10 Links Mentioned on this episode: Jeffery Butler on LinkedIn   Jeffery Butler on Twitter  Jeffery Butler Company Website  Books:  The Key To A New You   The Authentic Workplace  Judgment in Managerial Decision Making Never Die Easy: The Autobiography of Walter Payton The Medal of Honor 
103 The One About What a Water Treater Fears Episode 103: Show Notes When my assistant, Carla and I were setting up our production calendar a few months ago, we noticed that a release date was going to fall on Friday the 13th.  That made me think of Jason Voorhees.  But it also made me think about doing a show about what water treaters fear.  A fear Factor episode, if you will...  I requested that the Scaling UP! Nation! let me know what they feared as water treaters.  The list of items you came back with wasn't inclusive of ghost and goblins or even Jason Voorhees, but real things that happen to us every day.  Today's episode is my reveal of that list.  But I don’t stop there.  I let you know how to deal with that fear.  Please enjoy the scariest water treatment show ever.  Happy Friday the 13th! Key Points From This Episode: Cold Calling [0:01:05]  The "Height" [0:03:05]  Feedback Call [0:04:17] Produce Revenue [0:06:33]  Forgetting To Run A Test [0:10:30]   Losing An Account [0:13:32]  A Call At 3AM [0:17:01]  Unfamiliar Equipment [0:18:21] Getting Bored With The Job [0:19:51]  Not Knowing The Right Answer [0:25:00]  Freaky Story  [0:28:27] And a lot more! Tweetables: "Keep some procedures with you especially for the tests that you don't run on a regular basis." @traceblackmore #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #TheOneAboutWhataWaterTreaterFears  #fearfactor #watertreatment #watertreatmentindustry #ScalingUPto100andbeyond "Think outside of the box. That's proving to the customer what you're worth is." @traceblackmore #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #TheOneAboutWhataWaterTreaterFears  #fearfactor #watertreatment #watertreatmentindustry #ScalingUPto100andbeyond  "Make a commitment." @traceblackmore #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #TheOneAboutWhataWaterTreaterFears  #fearfactor #watertreatment #watertreatmentindustry #ScalingUPto100andbeyond “Your test kits is a tool that works for you, you do not work it!” @traceblackmore #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #TheOneAboutWhataWaterTreaterFears  #fearfactor #watertreatment #watertreatmentindustry #ScalingUPto100andbeyond “Help me with my fear of running out of material as I have helped you on today’s fear factor episode. Give me some show ideas and give me some guest recommendations and I will be happy!” @traceblackmore #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #TheOneAboutWhataWaterTreaterFears  #fearfactor #watertreatment #watertreatmentindustry #ScalingUPto100andbeyond Links Mentioned on this episode: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Show Ideas & Guest Recommendations
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