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Water Network Asset Technician Course

Duration: 5 days

Delivery: In-person

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Course details

This training course introduces new starters to the leakage industry, with a focus on maintenance best practices for assets such as PRVs and meters, equipping them with the understanding of effective leak management in the supply network.

Duration: 5 days

Delivery: In-person

Paul Ives

Paul is a Senior Consultant with 13 years' industry experience immersed in the intricate challenges and dynamics of minimising water loss and optimising water resources. His strong understanding of both leakage detection methods and calculation methodologies stems from operational and field roles as well as working on leakage strategy and analysis to gain a thorough working knowledge of water loss.

Course overview

This course was developed by WRc to equip delegates with an understanding of best-practice principles for effective leakage management. Upon course completion, participants will be able to understand causes and the impacts of water leakage in distribution systems, and identify best-practice principles for effective water loss management through improved design, planning, monitoring, maintenance (for PRV and metering assets) and leakage detection techniques.

A comprehensive assessment methodology consists of a multiple-choice questionnaire and a physical assessment. These evaluations are designed to determine the participants' understanding of the subject matter and their ability to competently apply their knowledge and skills in real-world situations.

    Who can benefit?

    Delegates may include new-to-post supply network asset technicians, and other new starters to the leakage field.

    Training outline

    The course is interactive, with a mix of lecture, questions, group discussion, and exercises to facilitate an engaging learner experience. Delegates will be equipped with a fundamental understanding, and confidence in real-world application, of:

    • An Introduction to leakage: The economic and environmental implications of leakage.
    • TMA/DMA Design: Principles of Trunk Main Area (TMA) and District Metered Area (DMA) design, implementation and monitoring strategies for effective water management.
    • Planning and Prioritising: Leakage management techniques and using criteria for determining priority areas for leak detection and repair.
    • Maintenance and Best Practices for Metering: Strategies and practices for ensuring and maintaining accurate and reliable metering data.
    • Maintenance and Operation of PRVs: The role of PRVs (Pressure Reducing Valves) in leak reduction and their maintenance. 
    • Advanced Techniques in Leak Detection: An overview of practices and applications of Step Testing and Valve Operations.

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      Our highly skilled statisticians, data scientists and economists collate their pooled knowledge of assets and technologies, flow measurement, pressure management and leakage theory to provide expertise to Government, utilities, regulators and the wider industry.

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