Each aspect of plant operations has different needs, from a variety of flow meters to task-specific analyzers for turbidity, conductivity, level, pH, redox, phosphate, or ammonia. Suppliers that offer a wide range of instrumentation, along with consistently delivered training support, make it easier for plant operators to become familiar with common interfaces and troubleshooting techniques. Regardless of which training format is ultimately chosen, ensure that it addresses:
- User understanding of the technologies used to treat water for domestic, commercial, or industrial use.
- Awareness of key analytical measurements needed to monitor and control each water treatment process.
- Detailed knowledge on how to use, maintain, and troubleshoot application-specific instrumentation and processes.
- Familiarity with analytical results and the role they play in optimum water quality and performance economics.
- Recommendations on what spare parts and tools to purchase.
- The skills to perform onsite diagnosis before returning an instrument to the factory for repair or to complete minor repairs onsite, safely and effectively.
Finally, do not fall into the trap of thinking that training is a one-time thing at the time of initial purchase or installation of a new piece of instrumentation. Evaluate it as an ongoing resource for keeping WTPs and WWTPs in compliance and operating at maximum efficiency, even after initial instrument installation and training.