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How Energy Absorbing Manholes Control High Velocity Flows

Flumes are among the best ways to properly measure flow rate. In order for them to function correctly, however, the approaching flow needs to be at a certain velocity. If it’s too fast or too slow, the measurement will be thrown off, leading to inaccurate results that make the entire

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Benefits of a Prefabricated Grinder Manhole

When it comes to wastewater management, there are quite a few different factors involved. Among the most important is having the right tools at your disposal. Because wastewater is so often filled with large debris and particles, you’ll need a tool that lets you deal with them before they cause

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Parshall Flume Advantages

Flumes are among the most common methods of open channel flow measurement, and Parshall flumes are the most popular type. Thanks to the numerous advantages they offer, it’s easy to see why so many won’t settle for anything less than the best. Learn about the six most important Parshall flume

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What are some Common Palmer-Bowlus Flume Problems?

Palmer-Bowlus flumes are among the most popular kinds of flumes used for flow measurement. Flumes are great for open channel flows, and the best-quality options can provide you with accurate measurements for years without issue as long as you perform routine maintenance on them every now and then. While these

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Troubleshooting Weir Flow Problems

When you’re implementing a weir for flow measurement, there are several factors that go into taking accurate measurements. The weir needs to be properly installed, and the flow needs to be effectively regulated. Even the measuring itself has to be done properly if you want to reach that +/- 2%

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Important Weir Flow Terminology You Should Know

To get the most out of your weir flow measurements, it’s helpful to know the proper terminology. The process can be quite complicated, and not knowing the vocabulary used can be a significant barrier to learning what you need to know. That’s why we’ve created this easy list of all

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How to Find the Weir Point of Measurement

Weirs are used much like flumes to measure flow rate in open channel systems. While they both offer generally the same outcome, there are quite a few essential differences that set weirs and flumes apart from each other. One of those differences is how you take the measurements. You won’t

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Weir Types for Flow Management

It’s no secret that weirs are excellent for measuring flow rates in open channels. They use a thin-plate, sharp crest design that is applicable to a wide variety of flows in terms of velocity and solid content, but there is no universal design to fit all possible scenarios. Because of

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Why Do You Need to Keep Weirs Clean?

A weir is like a flume in that it’s used to measure open-channel flows, but there is a key difference that could determine whether or not a weir is right for the particular flow you’re working with. Weirs have to be cleaned regularly, so they’re best used for flows with

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Why You Need a Flume Manufacturer Instead of a Reseller

To get accurate flow rate measurements, you’ll need a quality flume. Finding the right one can take a bit of searching, as there are several companies, each with multiple options available. During that search, however, there’s one question you need to keep in mind before you make a decision. Am

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Common Flume Flow Transition Problems

The transition from pipe to flume isn’t always easy. Considering modern flow rates, many flumes in use are experiencing problems with the transition that negatively impact the overall performance of the flume. Before you can address these issues, however, you need to understand what they are.  Flume flow transition problems

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How do Weir Boxes Measure Dam Health?

When you think of weir boxes, you’ll typically think of measuring open flow systems, but that’s just the primary use of these handy tools. Weir boxes can also be used to measure the health of a dam in addition to serving as a capture point for any excess seepage from

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Flume Reading Errors

When you install a flume in your flow management operation, your primary goal is being able to take accurate flow readings day in and day out. Unfortunately, there are countless issues that can interfere with the accuracy of your readings, some of which are easily fixable and others that are

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Packaged Metering Manhole Installation To Existing Pipe

A packaged metering manhole is an extremely useful flow measurement tool when you need to measure a piped flow. If you’re attaching your manhole to a pre-existing pipe, however, you must be very careful about the installation process to make sure that you’re able to take the measurements you need

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Cold Weather Flow Measurements

Winter is just a few months away, and when the cold weather finally arrives, it can cause big issues with your flow management operation. Measuring flow in cold weather situations can be very difficult, and if you don’t take the proper precautions, it may cause big problems for your operation.

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What you Need to Know About H-Flume Drop Boxes

An H-flume is one of the most dependable flow management devices that you could ask for. Not only is this flume low maintenance due to its to self-cleaning properties, but it is also especially adept at measuring low flows and offers a variety of convenient configurations. The only problem with

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Fiberglass Manhole Benefits

If you need to install a manhole in your flow management operation, you’ll first need to decide from which material you’ll have your manhole constructed. In most applications, fiberglass and concrete are the best manhole materials, as both provide several benefits. While you might assume that concrete is the better

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What are Some Important Characteristics of Wastewater Flumes?

When you’re choosing a flume, it’s vital that you consider the normal conditions under which your device will operate. For example, in wastewater treatment plants, flumes must possess several important characteristics to function correctly, and if they don’t possess these characteristics, you’ll have a lot of problems taking the accurate

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Guide To Trapezoidal Cutthroat Flumes

So many flumes are available today that it can be hard to keep track of all the different styles. For example, trapezoidal cutthroat flumes are one of the most dependable flow management devices you could ask for, but few people are familiar with this flume style. Combining the benefits of

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What are some Parshall Flume Materials and Their Advantages?

Before purchasing a Parshall flume, there are numerous decisions that you must make, with the most important being what material your flume will be manufactured from. Like all flow devices, Parshall flumes can be made from a variety of materials, all of which have their strengths and weaknesses. Let’s examine

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