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Event Coordinator -
Paul Dombrowski
Woodward & Curran, Inc.

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2020 Process Control Event Description  3/9/20
 

If you are the Process Control Event Coordinator for a state, regional or MA, please send an email contact to Paul.  With the significant changes in the national event, he would like to be able to directly contact coordinators as we develop details of the event. 

This is a link to a recording of a recent webinar created by Hydromantis:  https://youtu.be/vb1fiJKFzrg   It is a demonstration of the process simulator that will be used at the WEFTEC competition this year.  Obviously these are practice scenarios and the WEFTEC scenarios will be different.  However the program interface will be the same.  You can download a practice simulator by contacting Hydromantis.
 
Many of the regional and state competitions may be using this simulator software as well.  As you work with the simulator, please provide feedback to us.  We want to weed out any potential problems so that this event will allow teams to earn points for their skills at plant control and not lose ground due to software interface peculiarities.

2020 WEF Operations Challenge Simulator and Multiple Choice Test Practice Version is available for download.
 

The practice version of the 2020 WEF Operations Challenge simulator and Multiple Choice Test 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 note: the multiple choice test being completed on the computer is a change for this year.  Updated rules will be issued soon.

 
Please also download the PDF document that describes the treatment plant and the type of questions for 2019.  Please note: there is a new type of question this year.   Question 11 requires running a 5 day dynamic simulation, where the influent flow increases and decreases over time.  Please see the PDF handout for details on how this question works, and how it is scored.
 
If you have any issues with installing and activating the software, please contact support@hydromantis.com for assistance.


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 QuestionAnswer  Date
When will we be able to download the Hydromantis simulator from WEFTEC 2019?
 

We plan to release the 2019 WEFTEC competition version of the simulator in 2020 for team practice.

10/3
When will the Process answers for 2019 be posted?The 2019 Answers are now available from the link up above.1/21/20
When will the 2020 practice version be available for download?The practice version for the Simulator and the new Multiple Choice portions of the test are now available for download.  The updated rules are in development and will be available to describe how these two electronic components will be incorporated into the overall event.
 
2/24/20
What are the PC requirements to run the simulator? Can the simulator run on a MAC?
 
The simulator can run on a MAC but MA events should not be using MACs for their events.
 
Relative to running the Simulator on a MAC for practice, it does not run directly on Mac OSX.  However, you can dual boot Windows 10 on a Mac computer (via Bootcamp software from Apple) or use something like VM Fusion virtual machine (from VMWare) to run Windows 10.  Then, OpToolPro can run in the Windows environment.
 
2/24/20
Have the scenario topics been decided on yet?The scenario topics have not been finalized yet but note that the practice version for the Simulator and the new Multiple Choice portions of the test are now available for download.  The updated rules are in development and will be available to describe how these two electronic components will be incorporated into the overall event.
 
The process scenario questions will be published with the updated rules in February.
 
2/24/20
Where is the download link located for the Multiple Choice Test Practice Version?  
Will there still be a paper copy of multiple choice test or is it only going to be the computer version?
 
The WEFTEC Event will only have a computer version of the multiple choice questions.  The updated layout of the event is detailed in the updated rules that should be posted in the next few days.
 
3/9/20