092 The One About My TED Talk Experience

092 The One About My TED Talk Experience

Episode 92: Show Notes

If you have listened to my end year shows, you know I am a goal setter.  I believe that if you challenge yourself to grow beyond your comfort level, you challenge yourself to grow, period.  I also believe that most people don’t challenge themselves to grow and by default they stay the same.  The brutal fact is if you are staying the same, others are going to pass you, so there is no staying the same, the same will actual move you backwards.  Continue Reading

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

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 Amines. In that episode, I shared with the Scaling UP! Nation! the paper I presented at the 2018 Association of Water Technologies Convention and Expo. In fact, after I presented this paper, several people came up to me with question about filming amines. So here is what I think is going on: We water treaters are used to doing our craft in a particular way (the way we are used to.) When we change what we are used to (say using filming amines) some of us get nervous. Scaling UP! H2O to the rescue… Continue Reading

088 Pinks and Blues: Heat Transfer

I get asked (a lot) to explain water treatment in its most foundation way. If you listen to the show, you know I think us water treaters tend to overcomplicate how we explain things (especially to customers.)

In today’s episode, I do my best to explain what we do as water treaters in a way everyone can understand.

088 Pinks and Blues: Heat Transfer


Key Points From This Episode:

  • Heat Transfer Efficiency Managers (reversed) [0:02:00]
  • Equipment Treaters [0:01:35]
  • Heat Exchange [0:02:58]
  • Heat Transfer [0:03:42]
  • Water Treater Job [0:05:55]
  • Universal Solvent [0:09:37]
  • Microbial [0:11:24]
  • Calcium Carbonate Scale [0:14:28]
  • Chillers and more [0:16:53]
  • AWT Annual Convention and Expo [0:26:57]
  • And a lot more!


“Our job is to make sure that the equipment that we are treating is working as efficiently as possible.” @traceblackmore #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #pinksandbluesheattransfer #heattransfer #pinksandblues

“Water treaters have a prospective that other vendors don’t!”  @traceblackmore #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #pinksandbluesheattransfer #heattransfer #pinksandblues

“When you come back to your territory you will be able to set it on fire because you now have a new idea that you didn’t have before.” @traceblackmore #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #pinksandbluesheattransfer #heattransfer #pinksandblues

“It all starts with meeting people! It all starts with you wanting to improve the industry that you are in.” @traceblackmore #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #pinksandbluesheattransfer #heattransfer #pinksandblues

Links mentioned


EP10: The One with Jim Lukanich

AWT Annual Convention 2019

Show Ideas

086 Pinks and Blues: Alkalinity

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 understand some of the tests you run on your systems. In fact, knowing alkalinity can tell you what test to run and not to run. Continue Reading