OC Process

Event Coordinator

Paul Dombrowski
Woodard & Curran, Inc. 

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2023 Process Control Event Description

If you are the Process Control Event Coordinator for a state, regional or member association event and have questions, please contact the event coordinator via the Ask a Question link below to set up a call.  

2023 WEF Operations Challenge Simulator and Multiple Choice Test Practice Version is available for download.

The practice version of the 2023 WEF Operations Challenge simulator and Multiple-Choice Quiz is now available for teams to download.  Please go to the link below to download the software and request a keycode.

Click here Hydromantis Software Download
Please fill out the forms for the practice version and download the software.  There is one installation program that installs both applications.
If you have any issues with installing and activating the software, please contact support@hydromantis.com for assistance.

Questions accepted up until 9/25/2023. Questions can be asked at the pre-competition meeting on Monday, October 2, in Chicago.

When will the 2023 Scenario topics be made available?The scenario topics for the 2023 Process Control Event will be:

  1. Primary clarification
  2. Membrane bioreactor activated sludge
  3. Secondary clarification using state point analysis
  4. Plant automation and P&IDs (piping and instrumentation diagrams)
When will the 2023 practice simulator be released? First MA event is early March. Thanks in advance.The practice simulator will be available no later than January 31st.2/13/23
Is there a good resource for practice questions for the process event that you could share?We are interpreting that you are referring to questions related to the process scenario topics for the 2023 Process Control Event.
The WEF Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals series are a good source to start from, particularly WWT Fundamentals III for the Membrane Bioreactor and plant instrumentation and automation questions.  I’m not aware of any resources that have practice questions for the secondary clarification using state point topic but good references are in Wastewater Engineering-Treatment Disposal and Reuse text, WEF FD-8, Clarifier Design as well as in the Water Research Foundation manual, WERF/CRTC Protocols for Evaluating Secondary Clarifier Performance.  The plant automation and automation questions will include reading and interpreting Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID) which are generally based on Standard ANSI/ISA-5.1-2009), Symbols and identification of instrumentation (American National Standards Institute/International Society of Automation)
Will the multiple choice questions be available to study from the 2022 competition?

The multiple choice answers from the 2022 WEFTEC Event have just been posted on the team resource center on the Process page above under Past Event Questions and Answers section.