After you’ve installed a flume in your flow management operation, there’s another important decision that you need to make: what tool you’ll use to take your flow measurements. While there are several reliable options you can choose, your best option may be to install a staff gauge.
Staff gauges provide a variety of benefits of which many are unaware. If you’re weighing your options for measuring flow, it’s a good idea to learn more about these devices and where they can be used. Here is some basic information about staff gauges that you should keep in mind when you’re looking for a flow measurement tool for your system.
Where They Can Be Used
When you’re looking for information about staff gauges, the best place to start is learning where you can use this flow management tool. One of the biggest benefits of this device is that it can be used in a variety of applications, meaning they’re a great choice for most flow management operations.
In addition to natural channels such as streams and creeks, these open channel flow tools can be easily integrated into common primary flow management devices such as weirs and flumes. Best of all, these flow measuring tools can be installed with minimal effort, meaning you can start taking readings after just a few minutes.
Benefits of This Measurement Option
Besides having the ability to be installed in almost any location imaginable, this tool provides several other benefits that you aren’t likely to find with other flow measurement devices. After learning about these advantages, you’ll probably want to install a staff gauge in your system as soon as possible.
First, staff gauges require significantly less maintenance than other flow measurement tools. Generally, the only thing you’ll need to do to maintain your device is to periodically wash it off so that the numbers aren’t obscured.
Second, staff gauges are extremely easy to read, meaning your operators shouldn’t have any problem taking readings. The numbers used for measurements are usually very large and can be read at a distance. However, you should make sure your operators aren’t too far away so that their readings are accurate.
Maybe the biggest benefit of choosing this tool over other flow measuring devices is that your gauge can be constructed out of one of several different materials. While stainless steel is a consistently popular choice, the better option is for your metering instrument to be made from fiberglass.
A fiberglass staff gauge is highly durable, meaning you’ll be able to take accurate readings in the long term. Fiberglass is also virtually maintenance free, which can be a big selling point for many flow management operations.
Install a Flow Measuring Tool in Your Primary Device
If you need a tool to help you measure flow, there is almost no better choice than a staff gauge. However, before you can install your this dependable tool, you need a primary device such as a flume or weir, which you can easily find with Tracom, FRP.
The Tracom inventory features an array of flumes and weirs, making it easy to choose a primary device for your operation. Get in touch with us today and find out which of our products fits your needs.