Tag Archives: water pressure

Summer Solstice

  Even Druids knew about the Summer Solstice. Long-time readers know that we always note the passing of the seasons here at MOST.  We have just passed the Summer Solstice, the official beginning of Summer, and the longest day of …
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Force = Pressure x Area

It’s true: MOST is a big Disney fan.  While visiting the original Disneyland in Anaheim last weekend, we saw the “Floating Ball” in Tomorrowland.  You can see it — without paying admission! — on this YouTube site: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVtbuWqmukg The stone …
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Water Main Breaks: May the Force Be With You!

Main breaks always make for a bad day at the water company.  You’re going to get wet and muddy, but that’s part of the job of a Distribution Operator almost every day.  No, it’s more than that.  Main breaks can …
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Static Hydraulics Course Now Available

We’ve just completed WM-8, our course on Static Hydraulics.  It is a topic that you will definitely see explored on Water Distribution and Water Treatment Operator certification exams.  And with the California Distribution exam coming up in about two months, …
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WM 8 – Static Hydraulics: Density, Specific Gravity, and Pressure

This course will present the basic calculation for density, using the general formula of Density = Weight / Volume.  Other topics will include the relationships between density and specific gravity, and between pressure and water elevation.  Several example problems will …
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