Scaling UP! H2O

96 EpisodesProduced by R. Trace Blackmore, CWT, LEED AP: Water Treatment Enthusiast, Trainer and Consultant

A Podcast for water treaters who deal with the treatment of cooling towers, boiler and closed loop systems.

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091 The One Thats All About Filming Amines Closed Loops and Cooling Towers

June 21st, 2019

1:02:48

091 The One That's All About Filming Amines (Closed Loops and Cooling Towers)

Episode 91: Show Notes

Wow!  Three weeks of filming amines.  What else …

090 The One Thats All About Filming Amines - Boilers

June 14th, 2019

49:05

090 The One That's All About Filming Amines (Boilers)

Episode 90: Show Notes

If you haven't listened to last week's episode, Episode 89, The One …

089 The One Thats All About Filming Amines General

June 7th, 2019

40:15

089 The One That's All About Filming Amines (General)

Episode 89: Show Notes

This one is straight from the Scaling UP! H2O mailbag! I have received dozens of questions about filming amines after Episode 80, Filming …

088 Pinks and Blues - Heat Transfer

May 31st, 2019

32:53

088 Pinks and Blues: Heat Transfer

Episode 88: Show Notes

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Heat Transfer Efficiency Managers [0:02:00]
  • Equipment …

086 Pinks and Blues Alkalinity

May 17th, 2019

16:35

086 Pinks and Blues: Alkalinity

Episode 86: Show Notes

If there is one thing that confuses most water treaters, it is the subject of alkalinity. Alkalinity is a topic that if you can understand, it helps you better …

085 The One with the Business Operating System

May 10th, 2019

49:58

085 The One with the Business Operating System

Episode 85: Show Notes

OK Scaling UP! Nation! You know that I love business. And I love helping people in business even more. If there is a common denominator with almost …

084 Pinks and Blues pH

May 3rd, 2019

14:01

084 Pinks and Blues: pH

Episode 84: Show Notes

Everybody uses pH but very few truly understand what it is.  Moreover, the people that are brave …

083 The One About Water Management Plans

April 26th, 2019

50:06

083 The One About Water Management Plans

Episode 83: Show Notes

Water Management Plan, Oh My!

Many wonder about what they are, do they need them and how to educate their customers on them. 

Today we have one of the …

082 Pinks and Blues-Calibration

April 19th, 2019

27:15

082 Pinks and Blues: Calibration

Episode 82: Show Notes

I know you know the feeling.  You just got a delivery and it's your brand-new pH meter you ordered from your favorite supplier.  You open the box, experience that …

081 The One about Pure Water for the World

April 12th, 2019

35:48

081 The One about Pure Water for the World

Episode 81: Show Notes

Speaking for myself, days can go by without me thinking about where my water comes from.  I turn on the faucet and crystal-clear water comes out.  It is …

079 The One with The Waste Water Guy-Part 2

March 29th, 2019

57:14

079 The One with The Waste Water Guy (Part 2)

Episode 79: Show Notes

Nation!  you ask for it, so here it is!  An Episode series on Waste Water. 

078 The One with The Waste Water Guy

March 22nd, 2019

40:40

078 The One with The Waste Water Guy

Episode 78: Show Notes

Nation!  you ask for it, so here it is!  An Episode series on Waste Water. 

Every year …

077 Pinks and Blues

March 15th, 2019

17:52

077 Pinks and Blues

Episode 77: Show Notes

Water treaters run test.  That’s a fact.  However, the tests should never run the water treater.  How well …

076 The One with the Consulting Client

March 8th, 2019

1:07:33

076 The One with the Consulting Client

Episode 76: Show Notes

Have you ever wondered what would happen if someone found out about your short …

075 The One thats All About Corrosion Coupons

March 1st, 2019

40:59

075 The One that’s All About Corrosion Coupons

Episode 75: Show Notes

If you are an industrial water treater, most likely you have seen a corrosion coupon at some point.  However, if you haven't, today’s episode will …

073 The One at the ASHRAE EXPO

February 15th, 2019

19:08

073 The One at the ASHRAE EXPO

Episode 73: Show Notes

AHSRAE and AHR combine their efforts to put on one tremendous trade show.  Many of us in the Scaling UP! Nation!  are not able to attend conferences such of this.  …

070 The One About AWT Technical Training Seminars

January 25th, 2019

21:45

When was the last time you spent time out of water treatment to work on water treatment?  Sometimes you must take yourself out of the wok you are doing so you can do the work you are doing better.  The …

066 The Last One of 2018

December 28th, 2018

32:03

S-C-O-L-L

Success:

  • 39 shows this year
  • Jumped from 5000 to 9000 subscribers
  • Started the weekly format

Challenge:

  • Need more material for the weekly …

065 Pinks and Blues

December 21st, 2018

20:51

 

065 Pinks and Blues

Episode 65: Show Notes

 

On today’s Pinks and Blues episode we will be answering the following questions: 

 

 

  1. What should I …

064 The One with the Youngest CWT

December 14th, 2018

56:52

064 The One with the Youngest CWT 

Episode 64: Show Notes

If you have ever listened to this show, you have heard me say “Be the best you can be by being the best in this industry.”  You also have heard me say “make …

063 Pinks and Blues

December 7th, 2018

20:45

063 Pinks and Blues

Episode 63: Show Notes

On today’s Pinks and Blues episode we will be talking to some of the new Certified Water Technologists in …

062 The One with the Pulsafeeder Guy

November 30th, 2018

58:54

Have you ever thought about what our water treatment control equipment allows us to do?  Yes, it feeds our products and bleeds the system, but what …

061 Pinks and Blues

November 23rd, 2018

21:12

061 Pinks and Blues

Episode 61: Show Notes

 

On today’s Pinks and Blues episode we will be answering the following questions: 

 

 

  1. What are some of …

060 The One About Public Speaking

November 16th, 2018

57:21

060 The One About Public Speaking

Episode 60: Show Notes

I’m willing to bet that when you think about public speaking, you get nervous or at least a bit uncomfortable.  The great Google says it is one of the top fears …

059 Pinks and Blues

November 9th, 2018

19:49

059 Pinks and Blues

Episode 59: Show Notes

 

On today’s Pinks and Blues episode we will be answering the following questions: 

 

 

  1. What are some of …

058 The One with the Sales Energizer

November 2nd, 2018

1:06:19

058 The One with the Sales Energizer

Episode 58: Show Notes

It doesn't matter what your job title is, you are a sales person.  Now granted, some are better that it than others, but we are all in sales no matter what we …

057 Pinks and Blues

October 26th, 2018

15:49

057 Pinks and Blues

Episode 57: Show Notes

 

On today’s Pinks and Blues episode we will be answering the following questions: 

 

  1. How do you talk to …

056 The One with The Building Engineers Perspective

October 19th, 2018

51:08

056 The One with The Building Engineers Perspective

Episode 56: Show Notes

One of my philosophies is “teach what you know.” Which works out great for me because I have this podcast. I have always felt you know something …

055 Pinks and Blues

October 12th, 2018

14:32

055 Pinks and Blues

Episode 55: Show Notes

 

On today’s Pinks and Blues episode we will be answering the following questions: 

 

  1. What is the small …

054 Day 5 of Industrial Water Week (Careers)

October 5th, 2018

22:32

054 Day 5 of Industrial Water Week (Careers) Episode 54: Show Notes  What a week!  Day1: Pretreatment, Day 2: Boilers, Day 3: Cooling, Day 4: Waste …

053 Day 4 of Industrial Water Week (Waste Water)

October 4th, 2018

27:37

053 Day 4 of Industrial Water Week (Waste Water) Episode 53: Show Notes  Many of us in the Industrial Water Industry work in waste water. Today we …

052 Day 3 of Industrial Water Week (Cooling)

October 3rd, 2018

17:49

052 Day 3 of Industrial Water Week (Cooling)

Episode 52: Show Notes 

 

It’s hard to believe, we are half way into Industrial Water Week.  Today’s …

051 Day 2 of Industrial Water Week (Boilers)

October 2nd, 2018

27:43

051 Day 2 of Industrial Water Week (Boilers) Episode 51: Show Notes    Day 2 of Industrial Water Week is here!  Today we celebrate by answering a few questions about boilers and I am joined by one of my mentors,

050 Day 1 of Industrial Water Week (Pretreatment)

October 1st, 2018

12:58

050 Day 1 of Industrial Water Week (Pretreatment) Episode 50: Show Notes     Happy Pretreatment Monday! Today we will be starting off Industrial Water Week with Pretreatment questions for the Scaling UP! Nation!    

049 The One with James McDonald, Again

September 28th, 2018

36:12

049 The One with James McDonald, Again

Episode 49: Show Notes

Scaling UP! Nation!, you know that I believe you get out of our industry what you put into our industry.  This is my normal response to when someone asks me …

048 Industrial Water Week is Coming

September 21st, 2018

2:48

Now we have a holiday dedicated just to us, The Industrial Water Treater!

Join Scaling UP! H₂O as we celebrate Industrial Water Week October 1 -5

047 The One with the Guy Who Writes About Water  

September 14th, 2018

1:03:29

047 The One with the Guy Who Writes About Water   Episode 47: Show Notes   I think it is safe to say that the majority of the Scaling UP! Nation! is on one or more social media platforms. I try to post news about my …

046 The One About Phosphate Testing

August 31st, 2018

1:04:09

046 The One About Phosphate Testing Episode 46: Show Notes If you have ever listened to my show, you know I am totally dependent on your suggestions …

045 The One That Brings Your Team Together

August 17th, 2018

1:35:36

045 The One That Brings Your Team Together  Episode 45: Show Notes    Our theme this month is team building. The last episode demonstrated how well a business can run when the team comes together. So, this episode helps …

044 The One With The Chick Fil A Guy

August 3rd, 2018

59:51

044 The One with The Chick Fil A Guy  Episode 44: Show Notes    If you’ve listened to the show for any length of time, you know I love business!  Due …

043 The One with the WaterCycle Guy

July 20th, 2018

55:50

043 The One with the WaterCycle Guy Episode 43: Show Notes   Did you know we all have something in common?  Well, I'm willing to bet that we have many things in common but the one I want to focus in on is we all start …

042 The One That Helps Us Understand Our Test Kits

July 6th, 2018

1:06:27

The One That Helps Us Understand Our Test Kits  Episode 42: Show Notes   The topic that surrounds most of the question I receive are about tests kits and testing in general.  Ever since I shared with the Scaling UP! …

041 The One with Your Nerdy Best Friend

June 22nd, 2018

56:38

The One with Your Nerdy Best Friend  Episode 41: Show Notes.  I don’t have time to do the things I need to do! Ever heard this? I’m sure you’ve not just heard it, you’ve said it! And you probably heard someone tell you …

040 The One That Teaches You The Qualities of Great Leaders

June 8th, 2018

25:40

The 7 Key Qualities of Great Leaders and Finding Your Sweet Spot To Success With Pat Williams Episode 40: Show Notes. On today’s episode, we welcome Pat Williams. Pat was the keynote speaker at the 2016 AWT Convention, …

039 The One That Will Change Your Sales Department

May 25th, 2018

48:00

The Radical New Approach To Sales That Will Revolutionize and Scale Your Business With Justin Roff-Marsh. Episode 39: Show Notes. Today on the show …

038 The One That Shows Us How to Run Our Business w/ Mark Winters

May 11th, 2018

42:31

 Episode 38: Show Notes. Being a water treater, that’s easy… Well, maybe not.  However, I have found it easier than running my own business.  As with everything, you don’t know what you don’t know.  So, when I learn …

037 The One That’s All About White Rust.

April 27th, 2018

47:11

 Episode 37: Show Notes. Today on the show, we welcome Chris Nagle. Chris has a background in water treatment and today works at Evapco, one of the …

036 The One That Teaches You How to Lead When You’re Not In Charge

April 13th, 2018

53:16

Life Lessons About Leading When You Are Not In Charge with Clay Scroggins Episode 36: Show Notes. My guest today is one of the pastors of my church, Clay Scroggins.  Clay wrote a book called “How to Lead When You’re Not …

035 The One with RO Expert, Wes Byrne

March 29th, 2018

38:07

How To Troubleshoot With Reverse Osmosis and Why It Is A Miracle Process With Wes Byrne. Episode 35: Show Notes. Today on the show, we welcome one of the leading experts on the topics of reverse osmosis – Wes Byrne. …

034 The Other One With Mark Lewis, CWT

March 16th, 2018

1:12:43

The Other One with Mark Lewis  The most 2nd requested guest in Scaling UP! History! (Mark was the one doing all the requesting this time too) Episode 34: Show Notes. Today on Scaling UP! we re-welcome Mark Lewis, CWT. …

032.5 The One About AWT Technical Training

February 23rd, 2018

25:34

032.5 The One About the AWT Technical Training  Episode 32.5: Show Notes. Having been a trainer for The Association of Water Technologies (AWT) for …

033 The one with the Chris Golden, CWT

February 23rd, 2018

59:01

Episode 33: Show Notes. Our guest today is Taylor Technologies’ Chris Golden, CWT.  Chris is a great resource to the water treatment community as a …

032 The One with Dick Hourigan

February 16th, 2018

59:33

032 The One with Dick Hourigan,  What I’ve Learned From 45 Years In The Water Treatment Industry. Episode 32: Show Notes. Today on the show we welcome Dick Hourigan. Dick is a Retired US Army Special Forces Lieutenant …

031 The One with Mark Lewis

February 2nd, 2018

1:16:22

The One with Mark Lewis  The most requested guest in Scaling UP! History! (Mark was the one doing all the requesting) Episode 31: Show Notes. It can be lonely out there as a water treater.  Having friends you can count …

030 The One with the 2018 AWT President

January 19th, 2018

1:16:10

The One with the 2018 Association of Water Technologies President, Marc Vermeulen Episode 30: Show Notes.  On today’s show we talk to the 2018 …

029 The One with the Submarine Captain

January 5th, 2018

45:50

Turning Followers Into Leaders Through The Power Of Intent With David Marquet. Episode 29: Show Notes. Our guest today is Cpt. David Marquet of The …

028 The End of Year One about the CWT

December 21st, 2017

27:27

The End of Year One about the CWT. Episode 28: Show Notes.  On this year’s last episode of Scaling UP!, we will be talking again about the Certified …

027 The Other One That’s All About the CWT

December 8th, 2017

1:23:51

What To Expect From Your CWT Designation and Why You Should Get It With Andy Morcomb and Andy Williams. Episode 27: Show Notes.  Today on the show, …

026 The One That's All About the CWT

November 24th, 2017

59:27

The One That’s All About the CWT and Why There’s No Reason Not To Become A Certified Water Technologist (CWT) With Angela Pike. Episode 26: Show …

025 The One On Insurance

November 10th, 2017

54:29

The One On Insurance and Liability in the Water Treatment Industry and Why We Need It, with Mike Highum. Episode 25: Show Notes. Our guest today is Mike Highum, Vice President of McGowan Insurance Group. McGowan is a …

024 The One With All the Questions

October 27th, 2017

1:05:05

It’s been a while since it was just the two of us on an episode.   To fix that, I am only answering questions from the Scaling UP! Nation, for the …

Ep 23: The One That Could Save Your Life

October 19th, 2017

1:05:04

Knowing what to do in an emergency situation with Lt. Rob Pendleton   Episode 23: Show Notes.   Our guest today is Lt. Rob Pendleton of the

Ep 22: The One with Tim Fulton

October 6th, 2017

58:58

Running Small Businesses and Beginning To Know What You Don’t Know, With Tim Fulton.   Episode 18: Show Notes.   Our guest today is Tim Fulton, my

Ep 21: The One with James McDonald

September 22nd, 2017

57:51

Connecting Water Treaters Around The Globe and Why The Water Treatment Industry Should Continue To Learn, Share And Laugh With James McDonald.

Ep 20: The Last Day at the 2017 AWT Convention

September 16th, 2017

29:22

Join me for the final day at the 2017 AWT Convention as I take you though the exhibit hall taking to guests.

Ep 19: A Walk Though the 2017 AWT Convention Hall

September 15th, 2017

15:47

Join me as I virtually take you through the 2017 AWT Convention Hall. I speak with attendees and vendors to let you know what it is like to attend.

Ep 18: The AWT Convention Hall Opens

September 14th, 2017

12:51

Join me as I take you inside the AWT 2017 Convention.

Ep 17: Day 1 of the 2017 AWT Convention

September 13th, 2017

2:22

Day 1 of the 2017 AWT Convention.  Unfortunately, I am traveling and not recording interviews as I had planned.  Darn that Hurricane Irma!  

Ep 15: The One with Jack Walker

September 8th, 2017

1:34:15

How The Water Treatment Industry is Evolving and the Changes That Come With It with Jack Walker.   Episode 15: Show Notes.   Our guest today is Jack …

Ep 14.6: One Note

September 7th, 2017

1:39

Several listeners have asked for help on how to use Microsoft's OneNote.  Download it for free: OneNote For help, please view this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h07qZLLQc4I  

Ep 14.5: Scaling UP! Meet UP! and Driving Music!

September 6th, 2017

2:52

Just a quick reminder about the Scaling UP! Meet UP! on Thursday for Breakfast. Don't forget to get your Scaling UP! button. And, in an effort to help your drive, I have created this list of songs that will help get you …

Ep 14: The One with Mike Standish

September 1st, 2017

57:55

Our guest today is Mike Standish, co-founder of Radical Polymers. Mike has over 28 years experience in polymer additive design and development. Prior …

Ep 13.5 Convention Tips

August 31st, 2017

15:23

The AWT Convention, or any convention for that matter, can be scary.  Walking around the exhibit hall and not knowing anyone or not knowing which presentation to go to can cause anxiety.  On today’s show we talk about …

Ep13 The One with Bruce Ketrick Jr.

August 25th, 2017

1:05:51

Our guest today is Bruce T. Ketrick Jr., president of the Association of Water Technologies. Bruce began his career in the pharmaceutical industry as …

Ep12.5 How to Subscribe to Scaling UP! on ITunes or Sticher

August 18th, 2017

4:56

Several listens have asked how they can easily be informed to when their favorite podcast, Scaling UP! comes out with a new episode. In this mini episode I explain how to “subscribe” using services like ITunes for …

Ep12: The One with Michelle Farmerie

August 11th, 2017

47:49

Marketing and Mentorship in the Water Treatment Industry with Michelle Farmerie. Our guest today is Michelle Farmerie. Michelle is the daughter of …

EP11: The One with Mike Iverson

July 28th, 2017

40:25

Our guest today is Michael Iverson, part-time CFO for Blackmore Enterprise. Michael is an experienced financial executive with over 25 years of financial accounting and management experience at both privately held and …

EP10: The One with Jim Lukanich

July 14th, 2017

1:03:35

On today’s episode we welcome Jim Lukanich, a former AWT board member, he is a Certified Water Technologist (CWT) and the director of applied …

EP9: The L Word

July 2nd, 2017

1:17:02

Today’s show is something that most of us misunderstand, we don’t know how to talk to our customers about it, and we simply do not know what the right information is and where to go find it. We are talking about the L …

EP8: The One with Conor Parrish

June 19th, 2017

46:36

Episode 8: The One with Conor Parrish On this episode we learn what it means to be a heat transfer efficiency manager.  Heat transfer efficiency is really what we do as water treaters.  After that Conor Parrish stops by …

EP7: Uncle John Stops By

June 5th, 2017

35:22

On episode 7, I introduce a new segment called “The Boiling Point.”  This new section is therapy for me and hopefully a learning opportunity for …

EP6: Service Reports

May 20th, 2017

20:54

We take a closer look at service reports. The service report is a legal document AND it is a direct link to everything you did or didn't do on-site.  Many of us do not give the service report the respect it deserves.  …

Ep5: Water Treaters = Superheroes

May 15th, 2017

8:00

I bet you didn’t know that you are a Superhero.  A water treater has to combat issues that most mortals are unable to overcome.  These issues are …

EP4: It’s Not Easy Being Green!

May 5th, 2017

29:27

Water treaters need to realize that everything we do is “green.”  Our entire reason for being is to make the systems we treat more efficient.  If we do our jobs properly, we save the customer water and energy which in …

EP3: Controllers

April 22nd, 2017

53:51

Join me as I interview Tom Tinney of Lakewood Instruments.  We explore what you should know about controllers.  Tom talks about basic functionality, …

EP2: Meet the Host

April 12th, 2017

44:35

Episode 2: We introduce the show format: Scaling UP! The podcast for water treaters by water treaters. • Introduction and Welcome • Announcements/ Updates in the industry • Catalyst • Interview/Presentation • Pinks and …

EP1: A New Podcast for Water Treaters

April 4th, 2017

2:25

This is an introduction to a new Podcast for Water Treaters.

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