Price: $4,999.00

Length: 4 Days
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Water Network Systems Operations and Maintenance Training by TONEX

Water Network Systems Operations and Maintenance Training provides practical skills and knowledge and safe practices and procedures in operating and maintaining water distribution systems and networks.

Water Network Systems Operations and Maintenance Training course is designed to develop the knowledge and skills to effectively operate, maintain and control a water networking system and distribution system with topics such as water distribution system operators, procedures operations and maintenance  for clear wells, storage tanks, functional elements, components and features of distribution system facilities, operating and maintaining distribution systems and networks, maintaining water quality in the network, disinfecting new and repaired facilities, and methods and techniques for hazard control and safe procedures and programs.

Learning Objectives:

After attending this course the participant will be able to:

  • Learn the fundamentals of water network system
  • List Characteristics of water network system and Distribution System Operation and Maintenance
  • Operate water network system
  • Maintain a water network system
  • Test and control a water network system
  • Design and read a water network map
  • List water Quality Considerations in Distribution Systems and water networks
  • List Disinfection and Safety procedures and best practices
  • Use applications and tools to analyze, operate and design a water network
  • Discuss Water Distribution System operation

Course Content

Introduction to Water Systems Networking

  • Anatomy of a water system
  • Water system classifications
  • Water systems networks
  • Classification of water systems
  • Water supply system concepts
  • Fundamental considerations
  • Water distribution systems
  • Continuous availability of water supply
  • Water supply considerations
  • Water treatment plants
  • Water quality monitoring
  • Water distribution system design concepts
  • Water supply source classifications
  • Water system components
  • Calculate capacities and  volumes, head and pressure and flow rates
  • Water purification processes
  • Calculate chemical dosage
  • Describe the disinfection process and  the chemicals used in water network system
  • Type of water network system and  modern water network system
  • A brief history of water network
  • Network hydraulics, fluid properties and theory
  • Source and chemical characteristics of water
  • Pre-treatment and water standards
  • Potable water quality management
  • Water sampling procedures and  analysis
  • Pressure drop calculations in different water networks and  fittings
  • List type and  applications of typical water storage facilities

Importance of Operation and Maintenance

  • What is Operation and Maintenance (O&M)?
  • Cost-effective, efficient, and sustainable water systems
  • O&M   built into operational programs
  • Constrains of Operation and Maintenance
  • Scope of work off the O&M  Network
  • Available O&M  Tools
  • Promoting Operation and Maintenance
  • Design of system management
  • Training
  • Spare parts
  • Finance
  • Examples of Inappropriate O&M
  • Water Leakage Prevention Measure
  • Corrective Measures
  • Preventive Measures
  • Technology Development
  • Leakage Survey
  • Leakage Repair
  • Pipe Laying and Construction Supervision
  • Piping Design Procedure/Process
  • Supervision System
  • O&M requirements

Protection for Water Network Systems

  • Line protection function
  • Valves, pumps, pipe protection
  • Transformer protection function
  • Compensator protection function
  • Circuit-breaker, back up protection function
  • Monitoring and  evaluation function
  • Key Issues for Improvement of O&M
  • Operation and maintenance requirements
  • Monitoring for effectiveness
  • Planning tools

Operation and Management (O&M) of a Water Network System

  • The Supply and Operation
  • Water network major components
  • Mechanical and  electrical system components
  • Water-gate, valves, stop cocks, motors, and instruments
  • Hydraulic of water system networking
  • Water network system design
  • Pipeline materials, Type and design
  • Distribution and transmission system valves (operation, installation, check and control)
  • Water pump type, selection, installation, operation and intakes.
  • System design for water pumping
  • Variable- speed pumping
  • Operation and management of a water network (daily operation)
  • Monitoring process information
  • Operation records and reports
  • Electrical control systems

Maintenance of Water Network Systems

  • Test water network system
  • Failure mode for water network system
  • Flow problem and control
  • Pressure problem and control
  • Test and control valves, pipes, pumps and switches
  • Problem and reduce vibration and noise
  • Investigation of system contamination
  • Take off-line
  • Shutting down system
  • Power outages
  • Power Consumption
  • Water distribution system flushing
  • Leakage prevention and control;
  • Maintenance  and adequate disinfectant residual
  • Friction losses
  • Maintenance information system
  • Retrofitting existing water pumping system
  • Daily operation problems and repairs
  • Implementing Alarms

Safety, and Administrative Procedures

  • Health and Safety Regulation
  • Hazardous Materials and Safety
  • Normal/abnormal conditions
  • Normal characteristics of water Chemical
  • Monitor, evaluate, adjust chlorine disinfection
  • Ability to calculate dosage rates
  • Inspect, maintain, repair flow measurements
  • Inspect, maintain, repair well operation
  • Diagnose/troubleshoot process units
  • Leak detection
  • Processes in normal operating condition
  • Disinfectants concepts and properties
  • Disinfectant processes and design parameters
  • Disinfection calculations
  • Proper handling and storage of disinfectants
  • Lifting procedures
  • Regulations
  • Microbiological
  • Safety plans and apply safety procedures
  • Safety hazards verbally and in writing
  • Safe work habits
  • Chemical hazard communication
  • Electrical grounding
  • Potential impact of disasters on facility
  • Slips, trips, and falls

Water Network System Security

  • The Role of the SCADA System “Supervisory control and data acquisition”
  • Operations and management for process monitoring and automation
  • SCADA communication
  • Process controllers or programmable logic controllers (PLC’s)
  • Remote terminal units (RTU’s)
  • Security Breaches
  • Implementing Network Security Measures
  • Pump operations
  • A Secure SCADA System
  • Security measures with process operations
  • Backup power systems
  • Redundant networks
  • Distributed operator workstations
  • Alarm system alerts



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