WJTA has announced a comprehensive new pre-conference program covering industrial and municipal vacuum equipment, technology, safety and applications. The short course will be held November 1, 2022, in New Orleans, prior to the November 2-3 WJTA Conference & Expo.
This course is modeled on the popular Waterjet Technology Basics & Beyond Short Course, which has been presented every two years in conjunction with the WJTA Conference since the 1980s. With the cancellation of the 2021 WJTA Conference & Expo, the waterjet short course was converted into a virtual presentation.
The Vacuum Technology Short Course is intended for anyone with an interest in mobile vacuum equipment, including contractors, municipalities, asset owners, manufacturers, suppliers, consultants, researchers and engineers. The curriculum is suitable for those new to the industry but presents material that will be valuable even for experienced industry veterans.
"The waterjet technology short course is always well received, so it makes sense to organize a similar program around vacuum technology," says Bill Krupowicz, WJTA board member, vice president Federal Signal Environmental Solutions Group, general manager Jetstream of Houston, and co-chair of the short course organizing committee. "As we return to in-person meetings, this will be a great opportunity for attendees to make the most of their trip to New Orleans."
Preliminary topics include history of vacuum technology, equipment considerations, safety, grounding and bonding, efficient operations, automation, and sewer cleaning. The course will be held in-person on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, in New Orleans prior to the main conference and tradeshow activities of the WJTA Conference & Expo.
"Most WJTA contractor members offer industrial vacuuming, municipal sewer cleaning and vacuum excavation services," says David Beckum, WJTA board member, CEO of Augusta Industrial Services, and co-chair of the short course organizing committee. "This comprehensive course for vacuum equipment theory, safety and productivity is a valuable addition to the conference program."
Visit the WJTA Conference & Expo website at www.WJTAExpo.com for up-to-date information on the Vacuum Technology Short Course and additional Conference/Expo details as they become available.