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Should You Use a Bubbler or an Ultrasonic Flow Meter?

The first step in wastewater flow measurement is choosing the right kind of flume or weir box for your needs. Every flow and situation will be unique in some way, so there are a lot of options to choose from. After you’ve found the right flume or weir, the next

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Free Weir Flow vs Submerged Weir Flow

When you install a weir box to measure flow rate, you’ll be faced with one of two circumstances: Either the flow will be free, or it will be submerged. These flow types offer very different experiences for your weir and any subsequent measurements, so you need to make sure you

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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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Common Errors For Palmer-Bowlus Flumes

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 Irrigation Flume Problems

Many flume problems are unique to a particular type of flume, but when you use a flume for an irrigation channel, there are problems that can arise regardless of the design you’ve implemented. To ensure you’re getting accurate measurements, make sure you’ve accounted for all the potential errors. Learn about

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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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How To Install A Weir Properly

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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Tips for Flume Installation

Installing a flume is one of the best ways to start measuring flow velocity rate. Considering the sheer amount of flume variations, they can be made to fit a wide variety of streams. All you have to do to ensure accurate measurements is install it properly. Fortunately, there are some

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Shelter Vents

When you build an equipment shelter to keep machinery and tools safe all year long, there needs to be some kind of ventilation system involved to keep the contents of the shelter in top shape. Unfortunately, there isn’t always a way to run power to an equipment shelter to run

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How to Maintain a Flume

One of the most appealing aspects of using a flume for your flow measurement needs is that it requires virtually no maintenance because there aren’t any moving parts that need to be replaced over time. Flumes are inherently self-cleaning, but that can only go so far. If you want to

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What are some Common Weir Flow Errors?

A weir can be an incredibly helpful device for measuring flow rate, but those measurements can only be taken accurately when certain conditions are met. If the installation is flawed, your measurements aren’t going to be accurate, defeating the entire purpose of the weir in the first place. Here are

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Common Errors When Installing a Flumes

A flume can be one of the best ways to measure flow rate, but accurate measurements depend on proper installation. At the very least, any deviation from a proper flume installation can result in inaccurate measurements. At most, the flume could be rendered effectively useless, offering measurements that don’t even

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Benefits of Using Fiberglass in Wastewater Applications

While there are several materials that can be used for wastewater applications like flumes and weir boxes, nothing offers an array of benefits quite like fiberglass. Since their introduction over half a century ago, fiberglass reinforced plastics have substantially grown in popularity. Learn about the most important benefits of using

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Benefits Of The Parshall Flume

When it comes to measuring flow rate, you have numerous options, including flumes and weir boxes. If you settle on a flume, there are a wide variety of configurations to choose from. While they all have their uses in certain situations, the most widely used flume type for open channel

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Why Pretreatment Monitoring Manholes Matter

When you’re dealing with a wastewater treatment system, the state of the water in the flow is essential to quality operations. Debris, pollutants and organisms can all compromise the integrity of a water system. Fortunately, there’s a particular kind of manhole that can help measure these pollutants in preparation for

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Types of Staff Gauges

Flumes are the primary devices used to measure flow in open channel systems. There are several factors that are necessary for an accurate measurement, but one of the most basic is the staff gauge. While a staff gauge may seem to be little more than a simple measuring device, there

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Solid vs. Transparent Weir and Flume Covers

Numerous reasons exist for why one may want to cover a weir or flume device. Inflow could be a problem, or an open system could pose dangers to an operator. Perhaps the internal sensor needs extra protection, or the flow is foaming and/or splashing. Whatever the reason may be, weir

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Measuring Wastewater Flows

When it comes to measuring wastewater flows, there are probably two devices that come to mind: flumes and weir boxes. While they both work to help measure flow rate, they’re only applied on their own to flows on the surface. While this is adequate for a variety of scenarios, there

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How do I Choose a Manhole Cover?

Manholes are among the best ways to facilitate underground flow measurement. They provide convenient and safe access to a measuring device, typically a flume, while keeping the system largely out of sight and operating underground. To keep the system contained, however, the manhole will need to have a cover in

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Does Pipe Slope Affect Flume Operation?

Using a flume is one of the best ways to get accurate measurements of pipe flow. If you want to make sure those measurements are correct, the pipe slope must be properly aligned to avoid energetic flows. Learn why pipe slope is such a crucial factor, and discover how pipe

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