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Virtual Tools for Real-World Decision Making

July 13, 2021
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SFBS Members: $0.00 (discount automatically applied at checkout) 
Member fee: 38.00
Non-Member fee: 53.00

1.8 CWEA contact hours towards MT and EIT certifications. 
(For hours to be approved for the Wastewater Operator certification, the certification holder will have to submit documentation to the State. From there, the State will decide on approval.)

Using a Digital Twin To Elicit Invaluable O&M Design Input and Support Training

Designing new solids treatment facilities with new treatment processes is a challenge for any utility.  A successful design is one that provides operational features that enable agency staff to efficiently operate the facilities long-term.  This webinar will provide strategies and tools available to utilities to engage their O&M staff during the design process to accomplish the following:  refine design criteria to ‘right-size’ unit processes to O&M staff capabilities, resources, and project budget; document the designer’s intended operations strategy and gain buy-in from O&M staff;  demonstrate to O&M staff that the facilities can be operated as designed given the increasing complexities of the wastewater processes and the heavy reliance on automated controls; demonstrate process performance during simulated maintenance and unplanned events; and, create a training tool for O&M staff that can be used in advance of construction commissioning. 

During this webinar, SFPUC engineers will provide overview of the BDFP project and explain why and how O&M staff were integrated into the design process. The Jacobs design team will then provide in-depth case studies from the BDFP:  development of (1) an Operations Technical Memorandum, and (2) a Digital Twin Computer Model,  to demonstrate how these tools and other strategies can be tailored by an agency, with the ultimate benefit being fewer changes to the design as well as during construction.   

The learning objectives are to:
• Share with event participants approaches to advocate for Operations and Maintenance staffs’ participation during the design process.
• Demonstrate ways for design teams to solicit input/feedback from Operations and Maintenance staffs.
• Demonstrate how two different products were used on the BDFP process to engage Operations and Maintenance staffs.

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