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Since 1986, TRACOM has been partnering with companies across the nation. We create and install fiberglass products for wastewater management and other industrial and construction projects. Our goal is to become the #1 trusted source for durable fiberglass products, and each day we are one step closer. Our dedication to quality, our wide variety of products, and our customizable product options make us a top choice among the industry.

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Benefits of Using Fiberglass Reinforced Plastics

You can install a flume or weir made out of a variety of materials, such as stainless steel or concrete, but fiberglass tends to be the best option in terms of overall quality. Fiberglass reinforced plastics come with a collection of benefits you can enjoy regardless of the type of

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Common Palmer-Bowlus Flume Errors

Palmer-Bowlus flumes are a popular choice for a wide variety of flow measurement needs. They’re relatively easy to install and can be notably accurate when measuring flow. There are some errors, however, that can occur throughout their use that you need to watch out for to ensure accurate measurements. Learn

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Common Staff Gauge Measurement Errors

One of the best ways to measure flow using a weir or flume is to use a staff gauge. This low-tech solution is reliable and cost-efficient provided it’s applied correctly. Even then, however, there are still a few factors that can throw off your measurements. Learn about the most common

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What You Need to Know About Flume Types

There are a wide variety of flume types to choose from, and the flume that’s best suited for you depends on your situation and the kind of channel you’re dealing with. To make sure you get a flume that can offer the precise flow measurements you need, you’ll need to

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Common Mistakes With Flow Rate Measurements

When you’re looking to measure flow rate with a flume or a weir box, there are quite a few factors to keep in mind. A variety of different functions need to occur simultaneously, and all your efforts must be right or you’ll wind up with inaccurate measurements. Here are some

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Benefits of a Palmer-Bowlus Flume

You can choose from several types of flumes when it comes to your flow channel measurement efforts, but nothing works quite like a Palmer-Bowlus. Developed in the 1930s, this flume is the second-most popular option for measuring open channel flows. Learn about all the benefits of a Palmer-Bowlus flume. Easy-to-Use

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Common Errors in Palmer-Bowlus Flumes

If you’re looking to implement a Palmer-Bowlus flume in your flow channel, there are a few considerations to keep in mind. While these flumes can work well and provide accurate flow rate measurements, it’s important to avoid some of the most common mistakes that go along with this type of

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Common Errors in Staff Gauge Readings

Staff gauges are among the most common ways to determine flow depth in a flume or a weir. This depth can then be used in the appropriate equation to measure flow rate with reliable accuracy. While these gauges are typically easy to use, some errors can arise due to improper

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Benefits of Using a Parshall Flume

Several flume designs are available that you can implement into your flow channel for measuring purposes. While certain flume shapes and designs are only applicable under some conditions, the Parshall flume is consistently among the most popular in a variety of scenarios, from dam seepage and municipal sewage to irrigation

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Tips for Weir Installation

If you’re looking to install a weir and want to handle it yourself, you can virtually guarantee a successful installation that will lead to accurate volumetric flow rate measurements. All you need to do is follow the appropriate steps. Here are the most important tips for weir installation you need

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Why You Need a Fiberglass Flume

When you’re looking for a flume for your flow channel, one of the biggest considerations is what kind of material you’re going to use. There are quite a few different options available, such as stainless steel and galvanized steel, but there’s one material that tends to stick out among the

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Weir Flow Vocabulary

If you’re looking to get a weir for your flow channel, there are a few things you’ll need to know before you can discover which design is the best fit for you. Even before that, however, you’ll need the necessary tools to do the proper research. A lot of uncommon

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Types of Manhole Tops

Manholes are handy additions to any wastewater management system if you’re looking to make the flow channel easily accessible when it’s located underground. The top of the manhole has to be both accessible and convenient for the area it’s located in, so it’s important to consider what kind of manhole

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How to Select a Weir

If you’re looking to get a weir for flow measurement, there are several considerations to keep in mind. Finding the right kind of weir means examining the conditions of your flow channel and considering the different types of weirs and what they can offer. Learn all about how to select

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Everything You Need to Know About Weir Boxes

Weir boxes are one of the most popular solutions for flow measurement needs. They function by incorporating a weir plate to measure flow while the box keeps the overall channel controlled with the proper conditions. Typically, they’re used to measure flows that range anywhere from 10 to 500 gallons per

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Disadvantages of Weirs

Weirs can be some of the best tools available for measuring flow rate in open channel conditions. While their use is the perfect solution for some scenarios, there are others in which a weir would be wildly inappropriate. To determine which scenario your flow channel conditions fall under, it’s best

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Considerations for Measuring Seepage Flows

When you’re dealing with dam seepage, flow measurement efforts get a bit complicated. The sediment that comes from a dam flow can be a hassle to deal with, adding an extra layer of trouble to your measurement efforts. Despite this, monitoring dam seepage is one of the most important factors

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Benefits of Packaged Metering Manholes

Numerous approaches can be used for flow metering, but packaged metering manholes have consistently proven to be among the best options available for a wide variety of flow conditions. Learn about the most important benefits of packaged metering manholes, and discover how they can be put to work for your

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What to Look For in a Flume Manufacturer

If you’re looking for a flume to take care of all your flow measurement needs, you need to find the right manufacturer. Resellers can never offer you the customization your unique flow conditions require, and not all manufacturers are created equal. Don’t settle for anything less than the best. Here’s

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Weir vs. Flume

When it comes to open channel flow measurement, there are two primary devices you can use. You can either opt for a weir or a flume. Both have plenty of advantages and disadvantages, so you’ll have to consider them all when determining which will best fit your unique channel needs.

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