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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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Transitioning Flow from Pipes to Flumes – Common Problems

Flumes are highly accurate flow management tools, and can be installed in almost every application imaginable. One of the biggest drawbacks of flumes, however, is it can be hard to successfully transition flow from a pipe into your device. The majority of flumes styles were not designed to connect pipes,

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Your Guide for H Flume Installation

H flumes are some of the most versatile open channel flow tools, providing the consistently accurate readings that your operation needs. One of the benefits of the H flume is it can be installed in a variety of applications, including in earthen channels. If you want to get the most

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Advantages of Combining a Flume with an Ultrasonic Flow Meter

In an open channel flow operation, it’s important that you’re combining the right primary flow management device with the right measurement tool. Fortunately, if you want to take the most accurate readings possible, you can combine a flume with an ultrasonic flow meter. Ultrasonic flow meters and flumes are the

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When To Install A Flume Or Weir Installation

Whether you choose a flume or a weir as your primary flow management device, installing your device correctly is the key to getting the most out of your tool. If you’re trying to decide which device you should install, you may be wondering if there are any similarities in how

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Adjusting a Parshall Flume for High Approach Velocity

Parshall flumes are perhaps the most widely used open channel flow device in the world. The benefit of this style of flume is that it can be used in a variety of applications, and it is also resistant to some of the drawbacks that can affect other devices. There is

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What are some Simple Solutions for Sizing a Primary Device?

The success of an open channel flow operation depends on having a quality primary device such as a flume or a weir. Simply choosing your primary device, however, is not enough to guarantee operational success. You also need to be certain that you have correctly sized your device. Luckily, you

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Your Easy Guide for Buying a Flume

Nothing is more important to an open channel flow operation than having a high-quality flume. If you’ve never purchased a flume before, however, you may not know what to look for in a device. Fortunately, buying a flume is actually very easy, particularly if you do your due diligence and

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Parshall Flume vs. Cutthroat Flume

In an open channel flow operation, the most important decision you can make is what type of flume you’ll use in your system. While there are a variety of available flumes, all of which have their benefits, two of your best options are the Parshall flume or Cutthroat flume. Because

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Do You Need a Replacement Floor for Your Flume?

There are countless accessories that you can add to a flume, some of which are designed to improve utility and others that are meant to fix a problem. Replacement floors fall into this latter category and can help you adjust the hydraulics of your flume with minimal effort. If you’re

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Fiberglass Flume vs. Concrete Flume

If you’re thinking about installing a Parshall flume in your open channel flow operation, you must decide the material from which you’ll have your flume constructed. Parshall flumes, like many primary devices, can be constructed using a wide range of materials, including concrete and fiberglass. Because so many people are

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Common Flume Applications

If you know anything about flumes, then you probably know that these flow management devices are available in a variety of styles. The style of the flume will impact its applications, so if you’re looking for a flume for your open channel flow operation, it’s a good idea to learn

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Options for Taking Measurements in a Weir

A weir is a versatile primary flow management device that will meet the needs of most operations. If you want to get the most out of your weir, however, then it’s important that you understand how to take measurements using this device and some of the pitfalls that you may

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Why You Should Add a Cover to Your Weir

Like most primary flow management devices, weir boxes are available with a variety of accessories that can improve their utility, including covers. Weir box covers come in several different styles, and while not every weir will need a cover, they can be an invaluable accessory, depending on the nature of

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Different Options for Fiberglass Manholes

While some flow management operations choose to install their primary device directly in channel, others will need to incorporate their device into a fiberglass manhole. Using a fiberglass manhole means having your flow management device, such as weir, in a contained environment where it will be safe from damage and

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Packaging Metering Manhole Benefits

In a flow management operation, it’s important that you choose the correct primary devices. Although many systems choose to install a weir or flume directly into a channel, you could also incorporate your device into a packaged metering manhole. A packaged metering manhole can bolster your operation in several ways.

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Important Information about Stilling Wells

Turbulent flow can cause a big problem for water management operations. If the flow in your system is particularly turbulent, it can be virtually impossible to take the accurate measurements that you need. Fortunately, whether your system employs flumes or weirs, correcting the problem of turbulent flow can be easily

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H Flume Facts

When you’re looking for a flume for your water management system, one of the most important factors is picking an option that’s low maintenance. In this regard, there’s almost no better option than the H flume. Because of their limited need for maintenance, H flumes are used in a variety

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Can Your Operation Benefit from the Cutthroat Flume?

Flumes come in a wide range of styles, meaning virtually every open channel flow operation can find a flume that meets its exact needs. If you’re looking for a flume to help with your flow management needs, the Cutthroat flume is an option you’ll want to learn more about. While

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What You Need To Know About A Staff Gauge

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

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What are Some Flume Installation Mistakes?

Installing a flume can be a very delicate process, requiring a great deal of planning and close attention to detail. When you install your flume, there are several big mistakes you need to avoid, including making sure your flume is properly positioned at the channel and that your flume has

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