Tools of the Trade: WMSoc guidance and resource explained


WMSoc Conference Tuesday 18 June 2024 - Attend & Gain 6 CPD Points 
Cranfield University, Bedfordshire
Tools of the Trade: WMSoc Guidance & Resource Explained - Make these your POWER TOOLS
Attend this conference to gain further understanding behind some of the WMSoc Toolbox Talks and how they may be used to develop knowledge both personally and within your organisation.


09:00 - 09:30 Registration & Refreshments.

09:30 - 09.35 Welcome: Ian Penney, WMSoc Chair 09:35 - 09:45 Exhibitor 1 Minute Introductions (first set).

09:45 - 10:15 The Critical Concentration Factor and Conductivity: Giles Green, WMSoc Council Member 
  • What is concentration factor and why is it important
  • What is conductivity and how does this differ from Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)?
  • How to measure and control

10:15 - 10:45 The Soft Sell - Scale and Water Softening: Ian Wall, WMSoc Tutor 
  • Problems of hard water
  • What is scale and how to control it
  • What is water softening?

10:45 - 11:15 Coffee & Networking

11:15 - 11:30 Exhibitor 1 Minute Introductions (second set)

11:30 - 12:00 Top Tips for Tank Inspections: Colin Shekleton, WMSoc Council Member
  • Preparation
  • Regulations and guidance
  • Inspection and recording
12:00 - 12:30 pH what equipment should I use: Matt Morse, WMSoc Tutor
  • What is pH?
  • Why is it important?
  • How is it measured accurately?
  • Update to HSG274 part 1
12:30 - 13:00 Corrosion Coupons Explained - For those who are a bit rusty: Tom Laffey, WMSoc Council Member
  • What are Corrosion Coupons
  • How to and where to install them
  • Interpretation and calculation

 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch & Networking

14:00 - 14:30  Interpreting Water Treatment Service Reports for Cooling Towers: Garry Kerin, WMSoc Council Member
  • Why you need water treatment
  • Explanation of terms used in Treatment Service Reports
  • Recommended Water Checks
  • Water Treatment Service Reports
  • Update on HSG274 part 1
14:30 - 15:00  Navigating the Minefield of Chemicals Compliance: Sean Forsythe, BCA Water Treatment Group Chair
  • Safety data sheets
  • Key legislation
  • Staying informed 

15:00 - 15:30 Q & A Session

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee & Networking

Book today to take advantage of our Early Bird Prices 

Early Bird Price - SAVE £50.00!
Member Price: £125.00 + VAT
Non-Member Price: £253.33 + VAT

Price After 30 April 2024
Member Price: £175.00 + VAT
Non-Member Price: £303.00 + VAT


Cranfield University Students
Cranfield Students £40.00 + VAT

Exhibit at this event
Our trade stand area provides the perfect environment for water industry suppliers to showcase their products and services whilst networking with water industry delegates.

Trade stands are available to book for £1,100 + VAT. 
The cost of the stand includes entrance, refreshments and lunch for two representatives, 2x3m space, table with cloth, 2 chairs and the opportunity to provide a one-minute presentation during the seminar programme. You will also have a single page flyer insert in the digital delegate pack.

Sponsorship package for the WMSoc Council Dinner | Evening of Monday 17th  June
Package includes 3-course dinner for 2 delegates, logo displayed on the dinner table plus an acknowledgement and thank you from the WMSoc Chair.  The package also includes the opportunity to network with WMSoc Council Members in an informal and relaxed environment.
Sponsorship available for £1,500 + VAT

Attend the 3-course Council Dinner | Evening of Monday 17th  June
Delegates and company exhibitor representatives can attend the 3-course Council Dinner on 17th June. Dinner booking available at £41.67 plus VAT per person

For further information or to book a any of the obove options please complete and email the booking form to or phone the events team on 01827 289 558.

Overnight accommodation with breakfast is available to book onsite for £75 plus VAT per person, per night based on a single occupancy.  Please contact Cranfield directly informing them that you are attending WMSoc’s Tools of the Trade event on 01234 754301.

WMSoc reserves the right to amend speakers and presentations of events if circumstances dictate. The views and opinions expressed in the event are solely those of the speakers and do not necessarily represent those of WMSoc.
Date Members Price
(ex. VAT)
(ex. VAT)
18/06/2024 £125.00 £253.33 BOOK EVENT

Venue Details:

Cranfield University,
Mitchell Hall,
College Road,
MK43 0AL,
United Kingdom