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ABB Heads to The Big Easy for WEFTEC 2016

Flow Tech Serves the Wastewater Industry

Flow Tech is proud to service the water and wastewater industry by providing ABB’s variable frequency drives (VFDs) to water and wastewater facilities. Water and wastewater processes have to be efficient and reliable. Pumps, conveyors and other motor driven applications all use energy, and optimizing those processes should be simple. ABB VFDs and scalable programmable logic controllers (PLCs) feature built-in application functions to control flow, pressure and level; they can help facility managers see how much energy they are saving.

ABB Goes to WEFTEC 2016

Since ABB is a major manufacturer of water and wastewater products, it only makes sense for them to take advantage of one of the biggest water quality expos around. This year ABB will not only exhibit during WEFTEC 2016, but they will host an annual sales meeting and training for their channel partners associated with their water and wastewater drives. The channel partner meeting will focus on introducing new products to their rep network, as well as discussing best practices, and “The Future of Water” keynote panel. Flow Tech’s Brian Robinson and Andrew Marques will both be attending this year’s channel partner meeting and WEFTEC trade show.

ABB’s booth #2014 will have several products across their ABB solutions for water, including the new ACQ800 ULH Drives, a key piece to their Drives Water portfolio. Other products they plan to show are Meters/Measurement; MCC, DCS, Active Filters and PLCs. Several of their best application engineers will be on hand to answer questions and explain the best uses of their products to the show’s attendees.

ABB will host a better than ever customer appreciation event during WEFTEC 2016. This year they have asked The Water Council to co-sponsor the event, “Who you choose matters!” The event will take place on Monday, September 26, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Pat O’Brien’s on 624 Bourbon Street in New Orleans, LA. This is an invite-only event. If you are interested in attending please contact Nichole Petersen for ticket information.




WEFTEC, the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, is the largest conference of its kind in North America and offers water quality professionals from around the world with the best water quality education and training available today. Also recognized as the largest annual water quality exhibition in the world, the expansive show floor provides unparalleled access to the most cutting-edge technologies in the field; services as a forum for domestic and international business opportunities; and promotes invaluable peer-to-peer networking among registrants. This year WEFTEC will be held at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. The show runs from September 24-28, 2016.


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Ernest N. Morial Convention Center


Technical Program

Thousands of water and wastewater professionals attend WEFTEC to learn, network, find out about new products and services, and earn continuing education credit and PDH hours. Cutting-edge technical sessions and workshops address topics including collection systems, resource recovery, nutrients and energy, plant operations, treatment, management, regulations and research, residuals and biosolids, stormwater management, water recycling and more! Learn more about WEFTEC 2016’s technical sessions.

2016 WEFTEC Mobile App

The 2016 WEFTEC Mobile App is now available in the WEF Events App. The app allows you to:

  • Stay organized with up-to-the-minute Exhibitor, Speaker and Event information
  • Receive important real-time communications from WEF
  • Build a personalized schedule and bookmark exhibitors
  • Interactively locate sessions and exhibitors on the maps
  • Rate sessions you attend and comment on them
  • Take notes and download event handouts and presentations
  • And more!

For more information about the app, or to download it, visit for instructions.

If you are a water or wastewater professional this is the place to be September 24-28, 2016. We encourage you to attend and stop by ABB’s booth #2014. You may even run into Brian Robinson or Andrew Marques. If this blog post hasn’t convinced you to attend maybe these top reasons will…

  • Learn from your peers about the latest practices and technologies
  • Choose from a comprehensive list of technical sessions, workshops and facility hours
  • Earn continuing education credit
  • Network with over 18,000 of the world’s leading water and wastewater professionals
  • View the latest technologies

For more information on ABB and their VFDs visit our website. You can also reach out to us with questions about WEFTEC 2016. We hope to see you there. Don’t forget to follow us on social media: Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and YouTube.

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