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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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