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Goulds Water Technology (GWT), a Xylem brand, has launched the V.A.R.I. Challenge, a first-of-its kind online tool for industry professionals to properly and safely use a digital multimeter to troubleshoot pump systems.
"With in-person training still on hold due to COVID-19 concerns, it's critical to provide water well industry professionals with education alternatives to boost their capabilities in the field," said Susan O'Grady, director of marketing, Building Services and Agriculture, Xylem Inc. "We developed this free tool to deliver more on-demand opportunities to novice and veteran industry professionals, and to further our commitment to industry-leading education and training.
Set up in a gamified format, users of the V.A.R.I. Challenge use a digital multimeter to test the voltage, amperage, resistance and insulation (VARI) of the brand's Aquavar SOLO2 variable frequency drive (VFD) performance, enabling users to advance from level to level.
Users are timed throughout the challenge and receive points for accuracy of responses. Upon completion of the challenge, users can see where they stack up on the V.A.R.I. Challenge leaderboard. Additional features and resources are integrated throughout the interactive tool, which include links to Goulds Water Technology service manuals and video tips for each level from Xylem Training Manger Tom Stephan.
"Using a meter to troubleshoot a pump system is an essential skill required by all industry technicians, and the V.A.R.I Challenge training tool allows them to easily and safely learn basic yet critical information about V.A.R.I. levels as well as functions related to installation, operation and troubleshooting of the SOLO2 VFD," Stephan said.
Goulds Water Technology debuted the V.A.R.I Challenge tool during National Groundwater Association's Virtual Groundwater Week. To learn more and engage with the V.A.R.I Challenge tool, visit www.goulds.com/varichallenge.