Knowledge for the water and sewage systems sector is running from Grudziądz
On 14-16 May 2017 a jubilee 10th Scientific and Technical Conference organised by Hydro-Vacuum S.A. was held. Grudziądz became for 3 days the centre of exchanging knowledge between the research community and pumps and pumping system operators, that is water and sewage as well as industry enterprises. The subject matter of this year’s conference was: “The operation of pumps in the pump, sewage and technological systems”.
The previous Conferences gave an opportunity of meetings in Grudziądz for thousands of users and lecturers coming from between ten and twenty academic centres. The polemics between academics and practitioners are a spur for looking for new solutions to real operation problems.
The circle of speakers during the 10th jubilee Conference included both representatives of the largest technical universities with whom Hydro-Vacuum S.A. cooperates in creating new pump constructions and pump system solutions, as well as pump and pump system operators.
The research community and lecturers were represented by, among others:
- prof. dr hab. inż. Waldemar Jędral – the Warsaw University of Technology
- prof. dr hab. inż. Jan Bagieński – the Poznan University of Technology
- prof. dr inż. Janusz Plutecki – the Wroclaw University of Technology
- dr inż. Wojciech Koral – the Silesian University of Technology
- dr inż. Piotr Świtalski – the Silesian University of Technology - a consultant in pump systems operation
- dr Tomasz Górka – a consultant in the scope of analysis and diagnostics of underground water intakes
- dr inż. Marcin Janczak – the manager of the Research-Development Department in Hydro-Vacuum S.A.
- dr inż. Witold Lorenz – the numerical calculations chief specialist in Hydro-Vacuum S.A.
The opening of the Conference was made by: The Kujawsko-Pomorskie Vice-Voivode Józef Ramlau and the Vice-President of Hydro-Vacuum S.A. Barbara Miller. The Vice-Voivode in his speech underlined that a significant role of the Conference and thus Hydro-Vacuum S.A. in creating innovative solutions at not only local scale but also the international one, as well as a positive influence of the company on the development of the region. After visiting the plant, the Voivode highly assessed achievements of the factory both in the scope of technical infrastructure for production as well as carrying out research for product development where the company’s achievements are the greatest. Hydro-Vacuum S.A. as one of the two largest Polish pump manufacturers, has been one of the most innovative companies in the ranking announced by the Rzeczpospolita daily for almost 10 years. During the meeting with the Management Board, many economic possibilities of the Polish industry companies were discussed, including many aspects in the scope of building the presence of Polish companies on foreign markets or possible support for this kind of activities form regional and central government.
During the opening of the 10th Conference, Mr Adam Gołębiewski read out the address to the Conference’s organisers handed over through the President of the Chamber of Commerce “Polish Waterworks” in Bydgoszcz. The President stressed out the close cooperation between the Chamber and Hydro-Vacuum S.A in the field of education of water and sewage staff.
The lectures given during the conference brought extreme interest of the participants and lively discussion, particularly behind the Conference’s scenes where there was a possibility of conducting discussions with the lecturers. In the afternoon, starting from the first day of the Conference, the participants could take a rest outdoor and use sports and culinary attractions prepared by the organizers. On the last days of the Conference, a large group of the participants visited fortress of the Grudziądz citadel.
As each year also this year’s Conference has become a source of inspiration for implementation of innovative solutions in pumps operation.