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Consider These Limitations Before Installing a Thin Plate Weir

Thin plate weirs are one of the most popular primary devices for operations that need to measure flow. A thin plate weir provides a great deal of versatility and accuracy, particularly when you are using your weir in outdoor applications. However, like every flow measuring device, there are certain limits

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The Importance of Pipe Slope in Operating a Flume

When you need to measure flow, a flume is perhaps your best choice for a primary device, and this is particularly true when you need to measure piped flow. When connecting a flume to a pipe for measurement purposes, there are several factors that you will need to take into

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Operations That Need Wastewater Flumes

Generally, measuring flow is easy when you have access to the right tools. However, there are certain situations where measuring flow is difficult, regardless of your measuring devices. For instance, because of the caustic nature of the flow and the risk for sedimentation, measuring wastewater is a very complicated task

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Choosing a Temporary Flume Installation

For most water management operations, installing a permanent primary measurement device is a good choice. However, in certain situations, such as measuring watersheds or surface water flows, a permanent flume isn’t necessary. If you only need to measure flow for a set period of time, then a temporary flume installation

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All About Portable RBC Flumes

There are any number of situations where you might need to measure water flow, including in earthen channels and furrows. However, measuring flow in these locations can be very difficult, particularly if you don’t have the right tools at your disposal. Fortunately, if you need to measure earthen channel flow

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Correcting Flume Hydraulics with Replacement Floors

Installing a flume in your water management system is a very delicate process. If you don’t install your flume correctly, it can lead to major problems that threaten the viability of your operation. One of the most common issues your flume can encounter is a problem with its hydraulics, meaning

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What are some Tips for Mounting H-Flumes?

An H-flume is one of the most versatile flumes you can install in your system. While H-flumes are primarily used to measure watershed runoffs and irrigation, they can be used in a wide variety of other applications. In addition to being able to measure a large range of flows, H-flumes

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\What Goes Into A Parshall Flume Price

Purchasing a flume for your water management system is a huge investment. Even when you’re buying a reliable style like a Parshall flume, you still want to make sure that you are keeping your costs as low as possible. However, like many products, the final cost of your Parshall flume

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Concrete vs. Fiberglass Packaged Metering Manholes

When you think of a manhole, you probably think of a large structure made entirely from concrete. Although concrete has long been a popular choice for manholes, this construction material is now facing stiff competition from fiberglass packaged metering manholes. As an increasingly popular choice, particularly in wastewater operations, fiberglass

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Trapezoidal Flumes and Ditch Flows

With many water management tools, it’s common for uses to be found outside of their original purpose. Take, for example, the trapezoidal flume. The trapezoidal flume was originally designed to measure irrigation flows, and while this is still the primary usage of this flume, it is also frequently used to

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What Are My Weir Plate Material Options?

While weir plates are some of the most effective flow management tools in existence, there is still a lot of confusion surrounding these devices. The biggest misunderstanding surrounding this flow management tool is the right choice of construction material. While weir plates can be constructed from a variety of materials,

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Why Parshall Flumes are Great for Wastewater Plants

Measuring both influent and effluent wastewater flows can be an extremely difficult task. Because wastewater flows are so caustic, they can easily corrode most flow management devices, threatening the accuracy of your readings. If you’re looking for an effective solution to measure wastewater flow, your best option is a Parshall

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Reasons to Use Packaged Metering Manholes

A packaged metering manhole is one of the most versatile tools that you could install in your water management system. With a packaged metering manhole, you’ll have your flow measuring device, usually a flume, integrated right in your manhole, providing your operators quick and easy access. If you’ve been thinking

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Comparing the Cutthroat and Parshall Flume

If you’re interested in adding a flume to your water management system, then you need to be certain that you are choosing the right flume type. While there are a variety of flumes available to you, two of the most popular are the Parshall flume and the Cutthroat flume. Although

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Explaining History and Usage of H-Flumes

There are several major purchases you will need to make to ensure that you can successfully run your water management operation. However, none is more important than buying the flumes you will use to manage and measure your flow. If you’ve never purchased a flume before, it’s easy to be

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Weir Reading For Water Management

A weir is one of the most useful tools you can install in your water management system. However, like most tools, getting the most out of your weir depends on understanding how to use it correctly. Inexperienced weir operators often have trouble reading the levels in the weir, potentially putting

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Fiberglass Cutthroat Flume

There are several different styles of flumes that you could choose to manage the flow in your system. However, perhaps the most interesting is the Cutthroat flume. These flumes have been in existence since the 1960s and were designed to effectively measure flow in flat channels. If you’re not familiar

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Why Use Supporting Flumes in Earthen Channels?

When you need to measure flow in an outdoor setting, then you will almost always need to install your primary device in an earthen channel. While installing a flume in an earthen channel can be done relatively easily, your flume will need to be stabilized to prevent it from shifting

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Choosing a Parshall Flume Installation Site

Out of all the flow management tools available to water management operations, the best choice is a Parshall flume. The most popular flume type in the world, the Parshall flume offers everything that your operation needs for success, including flexibility and accuracy. However, before you can start taking advantage of

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How to Select a Flume or Weir Style

In your water management operation, you will use one of two primary flow measuring devices: a flume or a weir. What you might not realize, however, is that flumes and weirs come in multiple styles, and not every style matches every application. This means that before you can install a

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