Tours visit hockey arena, working farm
On Monday, March 14, WQA Convention & Exposition attendees were treated to two presentations about unique water applications. The first of these, “Ice-Making for Hockey,” provided a guided tour of Bridgestone Arena, home to the National Hockey League’s Nashville Predators. The arena's vice president of facility operations explained the processes involved in making ice for the rink and showed the group around the arena and ice plant. Prior to the Ice-Making for Hockey Tour, WQA offered a one-hour class that covered the various water quality specifications needed for different uses of ice. Following the tour, another class covered how to apply the information learned at the Bridgestone Arena.
On Monday afternoon, attendees visited the Middle Tennessee State University Dairy Farm for a “Water Applications for Dairy Tour,” where they learned about the latest research linking a cow's health and milk production to water safety, palatability and dissolved mineral level. A pre-tour session, Overcoming Challenges of Treatment System Designs for Dairies, provided information about system design for highly variable flow rates.