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080 Pinks and Blues: Filming Amines

Last year I had the pleasure of speaking at the AWT Conference in Orlando, Florida. I thought the information I shared during the conference would make a good show. For your sake, I hope I’m right. 

As I am sure you know by now, I love to trust but I insist on verification. For example, when someone told me about using the SperiPen for phosphate digestions, I did and experiment to verify the information I received. You can hear all about what I did with this on Episode 47. So, using the same methodology, I decided to test the information I was receiving about Filming Amines in the same style. 

Water treaters never have a problem giving their opinion on what they think of something. Just ask one! However, I do think we have an issue with explaining why we have such an opinion. Especially when it comes to giving enough information for others to make decisions based on such an opinion. Nation! It is my goal to get you to think on this show! My commitment to you is that I will get you started, but you then need to take that information and verify it for yourself. 

Enjoy the “podcast version” of my AWT presentation on Filming Amines. 




AWT Annual Convention & Expo 2018 [0:00:49]

Filming Amines Testing [0:01:19]

Steam Boilers [0:04:52]

Closed Loops [0:05:50]

Corrosion Coupons [0:10:17]

Nitrite Test [0:13:19]

Resolving System Leaks [0:30:02]

Cooling Tower testings [0:41:33]



“The hotter the surface is the better the Filming Amines work!” – Trace Blackmore

“I hope that this helps you understand how we set up a test for Filming Amines.” – Trace Blackmore

“Just because we have good results in our Filming Amines test does not mean that you’re going to have the same results in your system because you might have totally different parameters.” – Trace Blackmore

“The better you know the test, the better you’re going to interpret the results. And the better you interpret results, the better you’re going to run that program for your customer.” – Trace Blackmore


Links Mentioned

AWT Presentation 2018

046 The One About Phosphate Testing

Steri Pen

075 The One that’s All About Corrosion Coupons


Water Treatment education

One Reply to “080 Pinks and Blues: Filming Amines”

  1. Great podcast. The speaker was unaware that the supplier who brought the industry the use of a SteriPen for UV digestions also has a Filming Amine test. We hope that the Taylor Technologies K-8045 Filming Amine gets evaluation and the results reported. It is not “the same” as the other tests.

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