Published October 2014
Editor’s Note: The following information can be found in full at www.neworleanscvb.com/visit/about/sound_like_a_local. Cleaner Times|IWA wants to help you fit in during your time in New Orleans by providing a short guide to unique words and their meanings that you might hear during your stay in NOLA.
• NOLA: Short for New Orleans, Louisiana.
• Banquette: Sidewalk.
• Bayou: Choctaw for “small stream.” It’s a creek with a slow current, flowing from a river or lowland lake, often through swamp areas, usually in a delta region. Among its many nicknames, Louisiana is called “The Bayou State” for its beautiful wetland regions.
• Cajun: Nickname for Acadians, the French-speaking people who migrated to Louisiana from Nova Scotia, starting in 1755.
• Cities of the Dead: New Orleans cemeteries. Because of the high water table, we spend the after- life buried above ground instead of six feet under it. Elaborate monuments cluster together like small communities.
• Directions: There is no West, East, North, or South in New Orleans. We head uptown, down- town, lakeside, and riverside. And anywhere the music is.
• Fais-do-do (fay-doe-doe): It means, “Put the kids to sleep.” And party hearty. In the old days, when Cajuns would celebrate, they brought the kids with their blankies so the little ones could snooze while adults would eat, drink, and dance their way through the night.
• Gumbo ya-ya: “Everybody talking at once.”
• Jazz: Louis Armstrong said, “If you gotta ask, you’ll never know.” So much for a definition. Jazz mixes African and Creole rhythms with European styles. Surprisingly, the Irish, Germans, and Italianscontributed the brass bands.
• Lagniappe (lan-yap): A little something extra. A free coffee or dessert or a few extra ounces of boudin puts the “bons” in “bons temps.”
• Laissez les bons temps rouler! (less-say lay bon tonh roo-lay): Let the good times roll.
• Makin’ groceries: Shopping for groceries. What you do before whipping up some gumbo.
• New Orleans: Pronounced noo aw-lins or new or-lins or new or-lee-yuns, but not new orleens, unless referring to the street or the parish of orleens. Or when you’re singing. Confused yet?
• Parish: Equivalent of a county in the other 49 states.
• Pass a good time: Live it up.
• Vieux Carré (vyeuh kah-ray): Literally, “Old Square” or “Old Quarter,” it refers to the French Quarter. Before it was “Old,” “French,” or a “Quarter” of any kind, the area was just the “Ville,” the entire city of New Orleans. Today, its 90 city blocks hold about 2,700 European and Creole-style buildings, most with a long and fascinating history.
2014 WJTA–IMCA Expo
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
• 8:00–10:30 a.m. Live Demonstrations
• 10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
• 10:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Boot Camp
• 3:00–5:00 p.m. Reception in Exhibit Hall
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
• 8:00–10:30 a.m. Live Demonstrations
• 10:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
• 11:00–11:45 a.m. Boot Camp
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
The Aquarium is open seven days a week from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Located on the Mississippi River adjacent to the French Quarter, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas immerses you in an underwater world. The colors of a Caribbean reef come alive in the walk-through tunnel, while penguins and Southern sea otters enchant you with their antics. Touch a sting ray, feed a parakeet, and marvel at the gigantic sharks, tarpon, and rays in the 400,000 gallon Gulf of Mexico Exhibit. Watch for sea turtles throughout the Aquarium. www.auduboninstitute.org/visit/aquarium.
Mardi Gras World
Tours are offered seven days a week from 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. The Mardi Gras World Tour provides a behind-the-scenes look at New Orleans Mardi Gras. Knowledgeable guides take the mask off Mardi Gras with an all-access Mardi Gras tour, winding through the massive studio where these magnificent floats are built from the ground up. You’ll learn about the history of this unique and festive tradition and go beyond its reputation to get a deeper understanding of the real Mardi Gras. The whole family will love the experience of touring the space where artisans create spectacular floats for more than 40 parades each year. www.mardigrasworld.com.
Live jazz can be heard nightly from 8:00–10:00 p.m. New Orleans’ Preservation Hall was established in 1961 to honor one of America’s truest art forms—Traditional New Orleans Jazz. Operating as a music venue, a touring band, and a non-profit organization, Preservation Hall continues its mission today as a cornerstone of New Orleans music and culture.
Situated in the heart of the French Quarter on St. Peter Street, the Preservation Hall venue presents intimate, acoustic New Orleans Jazz concerts over 350 nights a year featuring ensembles from a current collective of 100+ local master practitioners. On any given night, audiences bear joyful witness to the evolution of this venerable and living tradition. preservationhall.com/hall.
St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
This tour is available daily at 10:00 a.m. and available on Fridays and Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. The cemetery is the oldest, existing cemetery in New Orleans founded in 1789. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is located just steps outside of the French Quarter at the corner of St. Louis and Basin Streets. It is the burial ground of some of the most illustrious citizens of New Orleans, including Etienne de Bore, pioneer in sugar development; Daniel Clark, financial supporter of the American Revolution; Paul Morphy, world famous chess champion; and other local and national figures. www.saveourcemeteries.org/st-louis-cemetery-no-1-tour.
The National WWII Museum
Museum exhibits are open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Exhibits cover the epic and global scale of the war that changed the world, in a voice that is intimate and personal. Exhibits not only highlight the role of world leaders, but also the everyday men and women who found the strength and courage to accomplish the extraordinary. Currently housed in three buildings, each arranged around central themes of the war, museum exhibits offer visitors an opportunity to experience the war through the eyes of the men and women who lived it. www.nationalww2museum.org.
Editor’s Note: For additional information on restaurants and other places of interest that you may want to visit during your time in New Orleans, visit www.neworleanscvb.com/wjta.
• Busting Waterblast Myths—Bill Shires will present several misunderstood waterblasting principles and illustrate the truths behind them, including nozzle action and pressure loss in a system.
• Nozzle Selection—Bill Shires will present an overview on understanding and controlling pressure loss, and he will demonstrate the importance of jet quality across all pressure ranges. Shires will evaluate stand off distances, material jet-ability, and other aspects of nozzle selection.
• Hose Fabrication, Inspection, and Documentation—Industrial service companies’ customers are elevating their expectations, and many now require proof of a hose management policy in order to perform work in their facilities. Jeff Davis of GHX Industrial, LLC, will describe a simple, fail-safe system for hose fabrication, inspection, and documentation, which enables your business to achieve compliance with your hose inspection testing and certification policy.
• Hydroexcavation in a Growing and Changing Marketplace—As the hydroexcavation market grows and matures so do the regulations and procedures. Neil McLean will discuss tools and procedures to keep flexible so you can meet and give value to your customer. Debris hauling solutions, water management, airflow, and production digging are a few of the topics that will be covered.
• Power of Vacuum—“Professor” Phil Stein, a consultant in the industrial vacuum industry, will present this “nuts and bolts science lab” for first-time users and experienced vacuum truck operators. Topics include basic types of trucks, how pressure works, measuring vacuum and pressure, why hose diameter and length is important, viscous materials, air mover configuration, special operations, when things go wrong, and major safety concerns.
• The Hidden Dangers of Static Electricity in HAZLOC Vacuuming Operations—Mike O’Brien will illustrate how and why static electricity is a potential ignition source for flammable and combustible products in HAZLOC vacuuming operations. A number of real-life case studies that resulted in static ignitions will be analyzed, followed by the various layers of protection contractors and clients can deploy to control this ever-present and invisible risk to personnel and business assets.
• Hands-Free Hydroblasting Panel Discussion—The panel will discuss challenges, benefits, implementation strategies, and successes in adopting a hands-free hydroblasting policy from the perspective of both a contractor and end user.
• Robotics in Hydrodemolition—Patrik Andersson will cover characteristics, health and environmental considerations, bonding, micro cracks and fractures, and selective removal using robotic hydrodemolition.
Exhibitors at the WJTA-IMCA Expo represent leading manufacturers, dealers, and service providers in the fields of hydroblasting, waterjet technology, vacuum trucks, hydroexcavators, industrial cleaning, and more. The following is a preliminary list of registered exhibitors as of August 20, 2014:
• 24 Hr Safety LLC
• ANT Applied New Technologies AG
• Advanced Pressure Systems
• American Liquid Waste Magazine
• Amesbury Bandlock Products
• Ascentium Capital LLC
• Autoclave Engineers/Parker Hannifin
• BIC Alliance
• Blast Environmental & Industrial Services, Inc.
• Blasters, Inc.
• CRP Industrial
• Cat Pumps
• Cleaner Times|IWA Magazine
• D&S Professional Services
• DeBusk Services Group LLC
• Diesse Rubber Hoses S.p.A.
• Dragon Products, Ltd.
• ENZ USA, Inc.
• ERS Industrial Cleaning Products/Reliant Industrial Staffing
• FS Solutions
• Fruitland Manufacturing
• GHX Industrial, LLC
• GapVax, Inc.
• Gardner Denver Water Jetting Systems, Inc.
• General Pump, Inc.
• Giant Industries, Inc.
• Global Vacuum Systems, Inc.
• Guzzler Manufacturing
• Hammelmann Corp.
• Heintzmann Corp.
• High Pressure Equipment Co.
• Hydra-Flex, Inc.
• JGB Enterprises, Inc.
• Jack Doheny Companies, Inc.
• Jetstream of Houston, LLP
• Keith Huber Corporation
• LaPlace Equipment Company
• Ledwell & Son Enterprises, Inc.
• Lemasa Ind. E Com. ltda
• Lianyungang Longmai Mining Co., Ltd.
• Maxpro Technologies, Inc.
• NLB Corp.
• Newson Gale, Inc.
• Northern Safety & Industrial
• PSI Pressure Systems Corp.
• Parker Hannifin-EPD
• Peinemann Equipment B.V.
• Powertrack International, Inc.
• Presvac Systems
• Ramvac Vacuum Excavators
• Reliable Pumps Consultants, Inc.
• Safety Lamp of Houston, Inc.
• SPIR STAR
• Stewart R. Browne Manufacturing Co., Inc.
• StoneAge, Inc.
• Stutes Enterprise Systems, Inc.
• Sugino Corp.
• Terydon, Inc.
• The Blast Bag Company, Inc.
• Trillium Industrial Services
• TurtleSkin by Warwick Mills
• US Jetting, Inc.
• Udor USA
• Under Pressure Systems, Inc.
• United States Environmental Services
• Vac-Con, Inc.
• Vac-Tron Equipment LLC
• Vactor Manufacturing
• Vacuum Truck Rentals, LLC
• Veolia Environmental Services
• Waterblasting Technologies
• Wilco Supply, LP
• WOMA Corporation
• 1718—French Louisiana Governor, Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville, founds Nouvelle-Orléans.
• 1763—France signs a treaty with Spain ceding Louisiana to them. It will remain under Spanish control for the next 40 years.
• 1788—On Good Friday, a fire destroys more than 800 or four- fifths of the city’s buildings. A second fire, in 1794, destroys more than 200 structures.
• 1803—Under Thomas Jefferson, the Louisiana Purchase leads the United States to double in size.
• 1812—Nine years after the Louisiana Purchase, Louisiana is the first state to be carved from the territory and becomes the 18th U.S. State.
• 1815—The final battle of the War of 1812 was fought as a defense of New Orleans and victory was obtained by Colonel Andrew Jackson, a coalition of pirates, freed blacks, and Tennessee Volunteers against the British.
• 1862—New Orleans captured by Union soldiers in the Civil War.
• 1900—By 1900, the city’s streetcars were electrified, and New Orleans jazz was born in its clubs and dance halls.
• 1940s—Andrew Higgins’ company, Higgins Industries in New Orleans, builds the Higgins boats, which provided immense aid to Allied amphibious landings during WWII.
• 2005—Hurricane Katrina, a Category 5 storm, hits New Orleans flooding 80 percent of the city. Five years after this devastating storm, 80 percent of the residents had returned.
Boot Camp Prliminary Schedule
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
• 10:40–11:25 a.m. — Busting Waterblast Myths by Bill Shires, StoneAge, Inc.
• 11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. — Nozzle Selection by Bill Shires, StoneAge, Inc.
• 12:20–1:05 p.m. — Hose Fabrication, Inspection, and Documentation by Jeff Davis, GHX Industrial, LLC
• 10:35–11:35 a.m. — Hydroexcavation in a Growing and Changing Marketplace by Neil McLean, Hydro Excavation Consulting
• 11:40 a.m.–1:40 p.m. — Power of Vacuum by Phil Stein
• 1:10–1:40 p.m. — The Hidden Dangers of Static Electricity in HAZLOC Vacuuming Operations by Mike O’Brien, Newson Gale, Inc.
NEW: Panel Discussion
• 1:45–3:00 p.m. — Hands-Free Hydroblasting Featuring panelists from BASF Corporation, Dow Chemical, DuPont, HydroChem, PSC Industrial Services, and Veolia Environmental Services. Moderated by Kathy Krupp, The Dow Chemical Company.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
• 11:00–11:45 a.m. — Robotics in Hydrodemolition by Patrik Andersson, Aquajet Systems AB