Course ID   2562
Course Name   FPPE Field Inspection Training
Sponsor Name   PA DEP: Training Section
Primary Contact   William J McNamara 
Website   Partner Website
The purpose of this training is to improve knowledege and overall ability relative to inspecting surface water treatment plants. Participants will learn information of the major operational mistakes and performance limiting factors relative to surface water filtration plants in PA. Participants will build skills to identify these limiting factors via on-site filter plant inspections and data review. The course will also provide information relative to determining the severity of operational problems and overall risk that a particular filter plant may produce poor quality drinking water. Another purpose is to review the important role of Sanitarians duting Filter Plant Performance Evaluations as well as FPPE follow-up activities.
Course Level   Basic thru Intermediate
Course Content    
DAY 1: *History of FPPE *Source Water Protection *Pretreatment *Sedimentation/Clarifier Performance *Filter Backwashing *Interpretation of Filter Profile Data *Hydraulic Surges *Excessive Filter Run Times *Process Monitoring *Instrument Calibration, Cleaning, and Preventative Maintenance *Attending to Alarms *O&M Manuals *Propertly Trained and Certified Operators DAY 2: *Plant Tours and FPPE Exercises
Approved Industry   Drinking Water
Target Audience    
DEP regional Sanitarians, Sanitarian Supervisors, regional FPPE staff, and other related water supply staff.
Training Format   Classroom
Type of Media    
Graphic Displays
Contact Hours   9.0