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WJTA Expo to Feature Educational Sessions, Demos

Friday, September 13, 2019

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The Waterjet Technology Association and the Industrial and Municipal Cleaning Association will be hosting their annual conference Nov. 10-13 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Offerings include live demonstrations, educational sessions and technical research paper presentations.

The primary focus for WJTA founders is to promote safety, boost industry communication, help facilitate trade and keep members engaged with the latest news and notes from the industry. WJTA-IMCA hosted its first Expo in 2010.

Conference Offerings

The conference will kick off with the “Waterjet Technology Basics and Beyond Short Course,” in which attendees will learn about waterjet equipment. The range of classes offered under this title—running from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 11—range in topics from occupational safety and health to field cutting applications. The class is intended for everyone from first-time users to seasoned veterans looking to learn more.

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The Waterjet Technology Association and the Industrial and Municipal Cleaning Association will be hosting their annual conference Nov. 10-13 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Offerings include live demonstrations, educational sessions and technical research paper presentations.

“Boot Camp” sessions, focusing on topics such as the physics of waterjets and the power of vacuum, are intended as educational opportunities for contractors, facility owners and others. In one session, “Well Abandonment Abrasive Water Cutting with 40k psi,” presenter Gary Manack, of Terydon, Inc., will discuss the history and evolution of abandoned well pipe cutting.

A new offering, “Panel Discussion—Asset Owners, Contractors and Original Equipment Manufacturers: Call for Strategic Collaboration and Innovative Thinking,” will delve into the collaboration between asset owners, industrial cleaning contractors and original equipment manufacturers.

The academic portion of the conference will feature leading researchers and other professionals sharing new developments in the field.

Some topics that will be covered include:

  • “Abrasive Surface Treatment with Liquid CO2,” presented by E. Uhlmann and P. John, C. Männel, of Technische Universität Berlin;
  • “The Need and Demand for Global Industrial Cleaning Standards,” presented by K. Siggins, of StoneAge, Inc., and H. Borgt, of Dow Chemical; and
  • “Comparison of SSPC-NACE and ISO Waterjet Cleaning Standards for Coatings Removal,” presented by Lydia Frenzel, of the Advisory Council.

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Tagged categories: AS; Asia Pacific; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); EU; Latin America; NA; North America; SA; Surface Preparation

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