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108 Pinks and Blues: Cooling Tower Feed

10/18/2019
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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...

Duration:03:05:22

107 Day 5 Of Industrial Water Week (Careers)

10/11/2019
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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...

Duration:02:57:44

107 Day 4 Of Industrial Water Week (Wastewater)

10/9/2019
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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...

Duration:02:11:17

107 Day 3 Of Industrial Water Week Cooling

10/9/2019
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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...

Duration:03:05:14

107 Day 2 Of Industrial Water Week (Boilers)

10/8/2019
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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...

Duration:02:58:39

107 Day 1 Of Industrial Water Week (Pretreatment)

10/7/2019
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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...

Duration:00:31:58

106 The One with the Agnostic Equipment Guy

10/4/2019
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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...

Duration:01:01:29

105 The Other One Thats All About Scale

9/27/2019
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105 The Other One That’s All About Scale Episode 105: Show Notes A few weeks back I did and episode on Scale http://scalinguph2o.com/98. 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: [0:01:10]0:04:05][0:04:46][0:10:52][0:15:36][0:21:14][0:22:06][0:23:06][0:33:57]And a lot more! Tweetables: "The solution to pollution...

Duration:02:38:06

104 The One on Generational Diversity

9/20/2019
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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...

Duration:02:40:50

103 The One About What a Water Treater Fears

9/13/2019
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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...

Duration:01:50:58

102 TheOther One with Colin Frayne CWT

9/6/2019
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102 The Other One with Colin Frayne, CWT Episode 102: Show Notes There was just too much wisdom from Colin to fit in one week. So, he’s back. Colin Frayne, CWT joins us for the conclusion of his interview. Sit back, relax and enjoy my interview with Colin. Key Points From This Episode: [0:01:04][0:05:03][0:06:45][0:12:31][0:37:12]And a lot more! Tweetables: "If you want to be in this business, you got to be a player. And that means developing your skills technically, financially, and...

Duration:02:47:00

101 The One with Colin Frayne CWT

8/30/2019
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101 The One with Colin Frayne, CWT Episode 101: Show Notes Nation! you have heard him before on Scaling UP! H2O. I’ve interviewed him at AWT events, IFMA events and ASHRAE Events. But I have never interviewed him on a regular episode of our podcast. I’m talking about none other than Colin Frayne, CWT. Colin has been involved in my water treatment training since 2002 when I first saw him at an Association of Water Technologies Technical Training Seminar. Colin had just come out with his...

Duration:00:40:54

100 The 100th One

8/23/2019
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100 The 100th One Episode 100: Show Notes Can you believe it, I can't! This is Scaling UP! H2O’s 100th episode! If you are a listener of the show, you have heard my voice 100 times. Unbelievable... Hosting this podcast has become a passion of mine. Several years ago, I didn’t even know what a podcast was, now I'm celebrating 100 episodes of having a podcast. During the past 100 episodes, I have learned a great deal about several things. On this episode we are going to celebrate not only...

Duration:03:10:23

099 The One About Health Insurance

8/16/2019
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099 The One About Health Insurance Episode 99: Show Notes As an employer and a business owner, I know how important it is to take care of the people that allow our businesses to function. If it were up to me, my team would want for nothing. However… With the changing climate of benefits and pricing of those benefits, some items can be out of reach. I have spoken with several company owners who used to have great benefit plans only to have to cut back on their offerings due to high price...

Duration:01:55:20

098 The One Thats All About Scale

8/9/2019
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098 The One That’s All About Scale Episode 098: Show Notes Nation! this one is straight from the Scaling UP! Mailbag! As you know I try to talk on topics that members of the Scaling UP! Nation! Want to know about. And this episode is exactly that. Several people have contacted me wanting to know more about scale. Join me as I “boil down” what scale is and why it is so important for us to take care of it in our programs. Key Points From This Episode: Getting in Touch with Trace [0:00:28]...

Duration:01:58:29

097 The One About Filtration on Cooling Towers

8/2/2019
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097 The One About Filtration on Cooling Towers Episode 97: Show Notes Nation! If you have listened to the show, you know that I believe that every system we treat should have a filter on it. There is only so much that a water treatment program can do when mechanical filtration is not used. My guest today is Bryan Hayward. Bryan is an expert on cooling tower filtration. Today's show will teach you some things you may have never thought of. From installation to operation, Bryan helps us...

Duration:02:28:37

096 The One That Helps Introverts

7/26/2019
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096 The One That Helps Introverts Episode 96: Show Notes Well, Kermit the Frog said It’s not easy being green, but it’s not easy being introverted either. It may be hard for the Scaling UP! Nation! To believe, but introducing myself in a crowdy room doesn’t come naturally for me. Through the years I have been able to work of a few tricks that I do to help in this situation. I have also found that getting started is the hardest part for me. Once I get started, I'm OK. A family friend of...

Duration:01:53:14

095 The One at the IFMA Conference

7/19/2019
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095 The One at the IFMA Conference Episode 95: Show Notes As a water treater, we have many organizations we have to track. Most of us are familiar with the Association of Water Technologies (AWT) but they are so many others out there too. Scaling UP! H2O was contacted by IFMA and asked if we would cover their recent Facility Fusion Convention and Expo that took place April 8-10, 2019. We were honored to accommodate them. Today's show is a walk through the Exhibition Hall where I talk...

Duration:01:54:54

094 The Other One with Jay Farmerie CWT

7/12/2019
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094 The Other One with Jay Farmerie, CWT Episode 94: Show Notes I'm sure you couldn't wait to tune into the conclusion of last week's episode http://scalinguph2o.com/93. The wait is over. This week Jay Farmerie, CWT joins us again to talk about what happens when water treaters get called in to court. Jay has served as an expert witness for both plaintiffs and defendants for many years. During that time, he has learned many helpful items that he graciously shares with us, The Scaling UP!...

Duration:01:09:57

093 The One with Jay Farmerie CWT

7/5/2019
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093 The One with Jay Farmerie, CWT Episode 93: Show Notes As you all have heard me speak about on the show, I am endeavoring to become a better water treater each and every day. This includes learning what I don’t know I don’t know. This can be a very difficult task when you embark on this journey by yourself. That is way I have engaged others to help me. I believe that everyone should have a mentor to help them with the above-mentioned task. Fortunately for me I have several. About 20...

Duration:03:25:49