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Panton McLeod employees qualify as Mental Health First Aiders
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course, designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis. Earlier this month three employees from Panton McLeod qualified as Mental Health First Aiders. We caught up with them to find out why having Mental Health First Aiders in the workplace is valuable and what it means for our employees.
Harnessing the power of data
Ahead of our webinar on the 26 July we catch up with Dr Duncan Bury about the potential of data in the water industry and how we can harness that data to improve business performance.
Duncan talks about what data means to him, the parallels with his experience in the automotive industry and the huge volumes of data that is available in the water industry but is currently not being utilised to improve decision making.
The importance of understanding Storage Assets and how they operate
We talk to Dr Vanessa Speight, Senior Research Fellow in Integrated Water Systems at the University of Sheffield.
Vanessa talks to Jim Panton about why it is important to learn how to operate storage assets in order to maintain water quality at it's best.
Why science matters in the cleaning of Service Reservoir
Our Chief Executive, Jim Panton starts a discussion on the best way to achieve water quality in the distribution network using enhanced cleaning methods. Our view on the best way to clean a service reservoir – avoiding high pressure washing! High pressure can do damage to an asset while not necessarily achieving an effective clean. We don’t want to damage your valuable assets. What do you think? Why not join the discussion and give us your views?
How to Maintain the Perfect Service Reservoir
Most of our clients face several challenges in managing treated water storage in a water distribution network. Today on EddyVision we look at the steps we have seen work well in the maintenance of the perfect service reservoir. From monitoring and inspection to the latest in digital twin models, if you are involved in the distribution network then this video is for you!
THM Reduction with Ethan Brooke, UGSI Solutions
We talk to Ethan from UGSI Solutions about THM’s and the challenges that can be faced in dealing with them. Ethan explains that by creating the correct conditions in a storage tank, THM’s can be taken from liquid form to a gas in order to remove them. He talks about adding active headspace ventilation systems as well as additional equipment to increase the surface area for mass transfer.
Flying into the Future with our confined space drone!
Are you still spending thousands on complex confined space safety measures or on scaffolding to view difficult to reach places? Our new high-tech confined space drone reaches places other options can’t do as safely and as cost effectively. So, if you value water quality and safety, then this option is for you.
University of Sheffield pipe dreams laboratory
This week we caught up with Dr Vanessa Speight, Senior Research Fellow in Integrated Water Systems (Water Distribution and Water Quality). She gives us a peak at the pipe dreams laboratory and explains how they look into the microbiology, the chemistry and the hydraulics of a distribution system without disturbing a real-world network.
Residual Control Systems in the Distribution Network
This week we caught up with Tom Caulfield from UGSI Solutions and asked him about the challenges he faced while working as an operator in the USA. He explains the benefit of introducing a smart and automated disinfectant residual boosting system and how this can positively impact water quality compliance and efficient introduction of disinfection in the distribution network.
New Partnership with Mackenzie Construction
Why are we so excited? It’s the thought of taking 25 years of Panton McLeod water quality expertise and blending it with a water sector focused civil engineering and structural repairs capability that is second to none. With a shared ethos and commitment to continuous improvement, the synergy between Panton McLeod and Mackenzie Construction offers a clear focus on safety, people, quality and sustainability.
Robotic Sediment Removal
Why has robotic sediment removal been so popular with our key clients? Simple; there’s no need to take a strategically important asset offline which avoids network impact. Taking a robotic approach to many tasks will be a key innovation focus for the water industry over the next few years and it can be hard to imagine what that looks like. We wanted to share some footage of what that looks like now!
Private Water Supplies
We talk to Matt Bower, Operations Team Leader from the Drinking Water Quality Regulator for Scotland (DWQR), about private water supplies and some of the challenges that can arise. It’s the responsibility of the owners to maintain water quality and there are many issues that they need to consider.
Reducing Bacti Failures
Many of our clients highlight the high level of importance associated with reducing the number of Bacti Failures they experience in their water storage assets. Having investigated historical bacti failures, one of our clients has now drawn a noticeable link between dropping residual levels immediately before a bacti failure occurrence.
Leakage - Finding hard to reach leaks
Some industry sources suggest that as much as 80% of leakage comes from 20% of the leaks. The MTA Pipe Inspector specialises in finding hard to reach leaks. This video is an example of how Pipe Inspector found two leaks in the middle of Washington DC.
Work Hard, Play Hard!
This is a video that one of our teams put together, unprompted, for a bit of a giggle. We like how it reflects our values so much that we decided to share it with the world. Before any Hollywood execs come calling - they’re our production experts and you can’t have them!
Digitisation in the Water Industry - Rob Mustard, Director of Scottish Water
The digital footprint we expect to see in a modern-day water industry system is continuing to change. The appetite for instant information and instant results is becoming more apparent, but challenges are arising for how the water industry present those results in a meaningful manner.
Panton McLeod Webinars
At Panton McLeod we love to talk about water quality and the latest developments and innovations across the water industry. We will be holding regular webinars on topics from ROV’s to best practice cleaning methods. You can watch our recorded webinars here and you can sign up to our newsletter to take part in the upcoming events.
Active Mixing for Water Quality in Distribution
PM100 Bio-Foul removal agent used below the water line to clean wells
Nigel Watson, Director of Northumbrian Water Group talks Innovation
Service Reservoir Maintenance in Scotland with Matt Bower, DWQR
The Importance of Service Reservoir Maintenance with Simon Parsons
'Water Treatment' in Distribution with Tom Caulfield
Our live webinar in conjunction with our US partners UGSI, looking at water treatment beyond the treatment plant; mixing, THM reduction and Residual Control in distribution.
Gravity Filter Bed Cleaning...Yorkshire Water
We look at utilising our PM Solution in the cleaning of Gravity Filter Beds. Iron & Manganese bio-fouling reduces the performance of gravity filter beds causing blocked airlines & nozzles which reduces backwash and air scour performance.
A Short Interview with...Paul Horton
Jim Panton talks to Paul Horton, CEO of Future Water Association about the challenges facing the water industry in the next five year period, including the increasing importance of innovation for operations and maintenance.
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