Scaling UP! H2O

101 The One with Colin Frayne, CWT

Nation!  you have heard him before on Scaling UP! H2O.  I’ve interviewed him at AWT events, IFMA events and ASHRAE Events.  But I have never interviewed him on a regular episode of our podcast.  I’m talking about none other than Colin Frayne, CWT. 

Colin has been involved in my water treatment training since 2002 when I first saw him at an Association of Water Technologies Technical Training Seminar.  Colin had just come out with his water treatment books around that time.  He graciously signed them for me, although I left those books behind when I started my own company.  Since that time, I have replaced the books and continued to utilize Colin as a resource.   



Understanding Water Treatment [03:23]

Getting started and involved [05:58]

Resources and more [18:45]

Companies/Suppliers Objectives [20:37]

Staying involved with AWT [23:19]

Exchange Forum [31:44]

Recognition of Water Technologists [34:48]

Getting involved in Lawsuits [37:28]



“If you love what you do, you don’t work a day in your life.”

“You have to keep on learning on this business. There’s just so much to learn and none of us are going to be true masters.”

“You’ve got to enjoy this business and but to enjoy it, you gotta keep on learning.”

“If the company doesn’t grow, no one does well. So, your job is to be a cash generator and you can generally generate more cash if you know more!”


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Links Mentioned:

AWT (Association of Water Technologies)


Books Mentioned:

Cooling Water Treatment Principles and Practices: Charts and Notes for Field Use  

Cooling Water Treatment: Principles and Practice

Boiler Water Treatment Principles and Practice: Charts and Notes for Field Use 

Boiler Water Treatment, Principles and Practice, Vol. 1 

Boiler Water Treatment, Principles and Practice, Vol. 2

Water Treatment education

One Reply to “101 The One with Colin Frayne, CWT”

  1. Your interview with Colin was out of this world awesome, heard it twice. I agree on all the things you guys touched on, especially the subject of report writing..”all good”. Use to debate my old boss in Florida 13 years on finding better literature and not using those terms “all great” or “all good” on service reports. Findings such as mechanical or water related in a system and then writing them down is a double edge sword. I’ve been told by bosses not too because your making the builder or mechanical company look bad, and that makes it difficult for a water treater that takes pride in there work to protect the company there representing. Great job looking forward too hearing more podcasts.

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