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Seth Cutler (Moderator) John Presta, Gary Thompson, Darrol WeissRecorded: Oct 22 201860 mins
Canadian utilities struggle with fiscal constraints, high customer service expectations, and disparate and aging networks, just like many other utilities globally. At the same time, they have built a reputation for the progressive adoption of advanced technologies and solutions, including smart water data-based solutions. This puts Canadian water and wastewater utilities in a pivotal position to share knowledge and best practices for tackling local problems that deliver global lessons.
• Understand how asset management information and internal and external data points are leveraged to deliver millions of dollars in savings annually
• Learn how utilities companies transformed fiscal and operational challenges into strengths
• Improve the operating conditions and financial health of your service
Seth Cutler (Moderator), Kyla Jacobsen, Jody Crabtree, Reese JohnsonRecorded: Aug 7 201862 mins
The SWAN North American Alliance's 5th webinar, hosted by Frost & Sullivan, will explore how data-driven, smart water solutions play a critical role in shrinking a multi-billion dollar deficit in North America’s wastewater and CSO (combined sewer overflow) management needs. Smart water solutions minimize and optimize compliance investment, reducing wastewater utility spend to operate the network today and into the future.
Join this webinar hosted to hear SWAN North American Alliance experts and peers discuss insights into how utilities and municipalities can address critical investment needs, lower projected spending, and deploy advanced technologies.
· Identify how data-based technologies and solutions can tackle the multi-billion dollar wastewater network deficit and drive growth opportunities
· Understand how utilities transformed challenges into strengths
· Engage with industry thought leaders and participate in an interactive question-and-answer session
Wael Elrifai, Vice President of Solution Engineering, Big Data, IoT & A.I, Hitachi VantaraRecorded: Jun 21 201841 mins
Wael Elrifai shares his experience working in the IoT and AI space; covering complexities, pitfalls, and opportunities to explain why innovation isn’t just good for business—it’s a societal imperative.
Naser Ali, Head of Solutions Marketing, Hitachi VantaraRecorded: May 16 201838 mins
Business intelligence is evolving from traditional look-back analysis to forward-thinking prediction and prescription. Join Naser Ali of Hitachi Vantara in this webinar where he'll cover the following concepts:
- Understanding why AI isn’t an academic pursuit or anything like traditional analysis
- Why the value of AI comes from developing whole new processes
- What to expect and when on the journey to predictive and prescriptive outcomes
- A skills and infrastructure checklist
- Plus: Gotchas - spotting the pitfalls and roadblocks
SWAN North American Alliance ExpertsRecorded: Mar 27 201859 mins
Join this webinar hosted by Frost & Sullivan and hear from Smart Water Networks North American Alliance experts discuss the cyber security landscape in the water utility industry and best-practice solutions to ensure a secure future.
Expert Insights You Will Not Want to Miss:
- Understand critical cyber security challenges and weaknesses in the water utility industry
- Identify best practices to help your organization tackle cybersecurity challenges
- Learn about public initiatives and regulatory efforts to promote cybersecurity initiatives
Saara Hagnäs and Piia Suvio D.Eng., Product Manager and Director Water Treatment Solutions, Industrial Water TreatmentRecorded: Feb 22 201837 mins
Introducing a series of webinars on tailings dewatering, the third webinar will introduce water recycling and treatment in mineral processing. Each webinar will cover the topic from equipment to plant, taking a holistic view of the issues that enable and constrain the technology.
In water recycling and treatment, we review the basics of water in mineral processing, and then expand the concept to water recycling and treatment in mineral processing plants.
Water recycling in mineral processing plant can significantly increase the amount of water available for processing. Recycling of water leads to increase in constituents present in water, leading to accumulation of impurities that can impact the recovery of metal within the flotation and reverse flotation processes. Review on testing of the impact of certain impurities has been carried out and results will be presented. At the end of the webinar we will outline recommendations for process water treatment that can improve the recovery.
Toni Kuisma, Sales Manager, Tailings SolutionsRecorded: Feb 15 201839 mins
Introducing a series of webinars on tailings dewatering. The first webinar introduces thickening followed by tailings filtration and water treatment. Each webinar will cover the topic from equipment to plant, taking a holistic view of the issues that enable and constrain the technology.
With tailings filtration and dry stacking, we briefly review the basics of solid-liquid separation from thickening and filtering, and then expand to dry material handling and dry stacking. It is essential to understand the material properties in order to optimize the compaction process, control the filling process, drain the tailings stack and plan its geometry, and control the stability of the tailings stack during its life cycle.
Closing with a view from an operator’s perspective, including strategies for consistent performance and tips for avoiding process upsets.
Jason Palmer, Sales Director, Surface Tailings SolutionsRecorded: Jan 24 201831 mins
Introducing a series of webinars on tailings dewatering, the first webinar will introduce thickening followed by sessions on tailings filtration and water treatment. Each webinar will cover the topic from equipment to plant, taking a holistic view of the issues that enable and constrain the technology.
With thickening, we review the basics of thickener operation and equipment selection, and then expand the concept to thickened tails transport and deposition. Controls and automation can significantly improve the performance of a thickener plant, keeping the outputs as close as possible to the design, maximizing water recovery and minimizing flocculant consumption. Closing with a view from an operator’s perspective, including strategies for consistent performance and tips for avoiding process upsets.
Speakers: Elkin Hernandez, DC Water, Ting Lu, Clean Water Services, Ken Thompson, SWAN Forum, Seth Cutler, Frost & SullivanRecorded: Sep 20 201756 mins
Think “smart water” only applies to the drinking water sector? The wastewater sector of the North American water industry is experiencing unique challenges that smart-water, data-centric solutions can address. Whether dealing with combined sewer overflows (CSOs), climate change, aging infrastructure, or suboptimal customer service, smart-water solutions are poised to deliver a range of benefits. These include accurate monitoring and management, activity prioritization and preventative maintenance, and innovative solutions such as robotic cleaning tools.
Jason Bachman, Sales Engineer, PentahoRecorded: Aug 31 201722 mins
Want to learn more about the Pentaho Trial? Then attend this recorded webcast that focuses on big data and data integration best practices as well as how to get the most out of your Pentaho 30-day trial.
Other topics include:
* A review the components that are part of your trial and best approach to get started
*A discussion on the best way to connect to your data and manage your analytical pipeline
* A showcase our library of videos, tutorials and documentation for a smooth trial
* Highlights of proven best practices to make the most of your 30-day download
Melvin Leong, Associate Director, Energy & Environment, Frost & SullivanRecorded: Aug 10 201732 mins
The Southeast Asia Membrane Technologies Market, comprising of Microfiltration (MF), Ultrafiltration (UF), Nanofiltration (NF) and Reverse Osmosis (RO), is seeing steady double-digit growth rates due to the region-wide focus on cleaner water and wastewater. The nascent membrane technologies market in Southeast Asia is still highly fragmented, but market leaders from Japan and Europe have already begun capitalizing on the largely under-developed SEA membrane market.
Why you must attend:
Understand growth trends in membrane technology markets in Southeast Asia and regions that are growing the fastest
Identify the roadmap of membrane technology and related competitive development in the region
Learn four growth opportunities for membrane companies in the largely under-developed Southeast Asian region
Tim Braun, EMNET, Chris Rezendes, IoT Impact Labs, Jeffrey L. Lape, EPA, Peter Mulvaney, West Monroe Partners, Frost&SullivanRecorded: Jun 8 201756 mins
North America is in a period of transition with new political directions. This includes the drive to constrict the EPA and reduce regulation in the midst of national worries over water quality, the adoption of new technologies and business models, an increased need for partnerships at the local level, and incorporating private partners and practices. Now more now than ever, water utilities must build a framework to adopt policies and directions to improve local efficiencies and management. Data-driven smart water technologies are poised to be at the center of this transition, helping North American water utilities manage current and impending challenges, and form the bridge between today's utility operations and successful navigation of the changing policy landscape.
Seth Cutler, Senior Industry Analyst, Energy & EnvironmentRecorded: May 16 201734 mins
Without mobile water and wastewater treatment systems, end users across all industries would incur sever service disruptions, regulatory non-compliance issues, and an inability to cater to agile needs for mobile activity in select industries, such as Oil & Gas. The critical nature of products and services in this market presents growth opportunities at all levels. Despite three key market participants, GE Water & Process Technologies, Evoqua, and MPW Industries, the range of technologies used and low customer loyalty present market openings for many organizations. Those that cater to industry needs and understand their demands can make strong inroads in the future.
Frost & Sullivan and SWAN ForumRecorded: Nov 1 201654 mins
In the past five years, the North American municipal water industry has laid the foundation to leap frog the rest of the world in the adoption of smart, data-driven technologies. The SWAN North American Alliance is organized to help speed this adoption. This webinar is a joint effort between the SWAN Forum and Frost & Sullivan, and will form the first of an ongoing webinar series to highlight and promote best practices for smart solutions within the water industry.
Tano Balbin, Market Area Product Manager Automation, OutotecRecorded: Aug 19 201658 mins
El tema a tratar será ‘Control y estrategia operativa del proceso de flotación’, en el cual Outotec demostrará la importancia de lograr el máximo control en una planta de flotación.
Algunas de las herramientas básicas y avanzadas que han sido desarrolladas por Outotec serán presentadas a los participantes, así como los pasos para implementar una estrategia de control exitosa – enfatizando la diferencia entre estabilización y optimización de un circuito de flotación. Se invitará a los participantes a discutir los problemas actuales relacionados al control y estrategia operativa con el instructor. La duración de la presentación es de aproximadamente 45 minutos con 15 minutos para preguntas al final.
Ari Rantala, VP Automation product line, OutotecRecorded: Aug 5 201656 mins
The topic in focus will be ‘flotation control and operating philosophy,’ and Outotec will demonstrate the importance of having maximum control over a flotation plant. Some of the basic and advanced tools that have been developed will be introduced to participants, and how to build a successful control strategy will be discussed – highlighting the difference between the stabilization and optimization of a plant. Participants will be invited to discuss current issues in control and operating philosophy with the presenter. Duration of the presentation is approximately 45 minutes with 15 minutes Q&A at the end.
El tema a tratar será el de ‘Modernizaciones y mejoras para plantas de flotación’, y la importancia que tienen las modernizaciones a plantas y equipos de flotación operando bajo las condiciones adversas de la industria de la minería en la actualidad.
Con más de 100 años de desarrollo, Outotec ha logrado avances substanciales en tecnologías de flotación y control. Las nuevas tecnologías pueden ser utilizadas para reemplazar o mejorar los equipos existentes, logrando así mayores niveles de eficiencia, usabilidad, confiabilidad, estabilidad y flexibilidad. Los cambios en los cuerpos de mineral finalmente resultan en la necesidad de implementar cambios en los equipos existentes. Outotec explorará estos cambios y los últimos desarrollos en tecnología con los participantes, presentando herramientas simples que los asistentes podrán usar para identificar preliminarmente mejoras y sus beneficios. La duración de la presentación es de aproximadamente 45 minutos con 15 minutos para preguntas al final.
Sherwin Morgan, Process Manager, OutotecRecorded: Jul 8 201651 mins
The topic in focus will be ‘flotation modernizations and upgrades,’ and their vital importance in improving plants and processes operating under the current pressure of the mineral processing industry. With over 100 years of development, advances in flotation technology and controls have been substantial. New technology can be used to replace or improve existing equipment, leading to greater levels of efficiency, usability, reliability, stability and flexibility. Changes in ore bodies mean that subsequent changes in equipment are also required – Outotec will explore these changes and latest developments with participants, introducing some simple tools that the audience can use to make preliminary assessments. Duration of the presentation is approximately 45 minutes with 15 minutes Q&A at the end.
Guillermo Bermúdez, Sales Support, Metallurgist, OutotecRecorded: Jun 17 201650 mins
A menudo las prácticas apropiadas de mantenimiento mecánico de una planta de flotación son descuidadas debido a un fuerte enfoque en aspectos relacionados al rendimiento metalúrgico, conllevando a la pérdida de recuperación fácilmente accesible. Por esta razón, el tema a cubrir será el de ‘Prácticas de mantenimiento en flotación’.
Estos problemas comunes de mantenimiento en conjunto con el desgaste de las piezas de refacción determinan en gran medida la eficiencia de una planta de flotación. Estos puntos serán discutidos con los participantes, así como una revisión general de algunas áreas críticas que afectan directamente al rendimiento de la planta. Un mantenimiento regular y bien definido puede prevenir paros inesperados, incrementar la disponibilidad y promover un mayor rendimiento en general de los componentes de la celda de flotación. La duración de la presentación es de aproximadamente 45 minutos con 15 minutos para preguntas al final.
Laura Nevatalo, Eija SaariRecorded: Jun 14 201627 mins
Water is an essential component in mineral processing. It is a valuable resource and medium for transport, as well as a potential source of risk to the environment and operation. Real-time information about water quality and quantity is a valuable resource for any mine site seeking to optimize process operations and reduce environmental concerns. This information is often saved to various different data management systems, making it difficult to monitor, report and analyze.
In this webinar we describe the benefits of collecting and combining all water related data from the mine area and mineral processing plant. Outotec presents a solution for water quality and quantity management linking on-line measurements to its advanced dynamic modeling. Combining real-time data from site with dynamic modeling provides mining companies with the opportunity to evaluate different operating scenarios and make informed decisions for selecting the best candidate for an efficient process. The solution also gives a holistic view to all water related information at the mine site, providing the site with the capability to react to changes that could influence productivity or otherwise jeopardize operations. With automatic data transfer, the solution minimizes manual reporting work and provides the necessary key performance indicators (KPI) to all stakeholders.
Ben Murphy, Senior Sales Manager, OutotecRecorded: Jun 3 201653 mins
Often the mechanical and maintenance of a flotation operation is overlooked when focusing on plant metallurgical performance, causing loss of “easy recovery percentages”. For this reason, the topic in focus will be ‘flotation maintenance practices.’ Common mechanical issues together with spare and wear parts have a big impact on the efficiency of a flotation plant. These points will be discussed with the participants, as well as an overview of some of critical areas that directly affect the overall performance of the plant. Well-defined regular maintenance can limit downtime, increase availability, and lead to better overall performance of the individual components of the flotation cell. Duration of the presentation is approximately 45 minutes with 15 minutes Q&A at the end.
Rodrigo Grau, Senior Manager Beneficiation process, OutotecRecorded: May 13 201659 mins
El tema a presentar será ‘Concentración de la cama de espuma y diseño de launders (canaletas)’, así como su influencia en el rendimiento de las celdas de flotación.
Frecuentemente, las compañías ignoran la importancia de una correcta concentración de la cama de espuma y el diseño de los launders; sin embargo, ambos aspectos adquieren un rol de crucial importancia para el correcto rendimiento metalúrgico de las celdas de flotación, y en consecuencia el de la planta en su totalidad. Las celdas de flotación de distintas funciones dentro de la planta requieren distintas configuraciones del cono de espuma y las canaletas de concentrado para su operación óptima. Outotec explorará las distintas opciones con los participantes y demostrará cómo identificar la mejor configuración para una planta. La duración de la presentación es de aproximadamente 45 minutos con 15 minutos para preguntas al final.
Jason Heath, Technology Leader Flotation, OutotecRecorded: Apr 29 201650 mins
The topic in focus will be ‘flotation cell froth crowding and launder design,’ and its’ influence on overall performance of a flotation cell. Companies often overlook the importance of crowding and launder design; however, both play a critical role in good metallurgical performance of an individual cell, and therefore the overall performance of the plant. Flotation cells with different duties and in different positions will require different cone and launder configurations; Outotec will explore these options with participants and demonstrate how to identify the correct arrangement in a plant. Duration of the presentation is approximately 45 minutes with 15 minutes Q&A at the end.
Hernan Elgueta, Sales Engineer Senior, OutotecRecorded: Apr 15 201644 mins
El tema a presentar será ‘Cómo identificar mejorías en plantas de flotación’, el cual es un tema de énfasis que Outotec pone en práctica alrededor del mundo.
En algunos casos, los diseños de ingeniería y configuraciones de proceso originales pueden disminuir el rendimiento de los procesos en la actualidad; esto debido a cambios en el cuerpo del mineral y cambios a la estrategia operativa del proceso. Estos aspectos serán discutidos con la audiencia, a la vez que se expondrán las áreas clave para obtener mejorías. Para esto se examinará el rol de los componentes clave en los equipos de flotación y los participantes obtendrán una mayor comprensión sobre la influencia que cada uno de estos componentes tiene en el rendimiento en general. La duración de la presentación es de aproximadamente 45 minutos con 15 minutos para preguntas al final.