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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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Parshall Flume Guide for Beginners

If you’re a newcomer to the open channel flow management industry, you might be overwhelmed by the variety of flow measurement devices available. While all of these devices have their strengths, the best option for most operations is the Parshall flume. Parshall flumes are the go-to tool for flow management

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How to Protect Flumes From Vegetative Growth & Debris

Installing a flume outdoors can result in problems much different than you might experience when installing your device in an industrial setting. In particular, outdoor flumes are vulnerable to vegetative growth and other types of biological debris. When these items are allowed to accumulate in your flume unchecked, they will

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Correct Upstream Conditions For Parshall Flumes

When it comes to open channel flow management, there is almost no primary device better than the Parshall flume. Suitable for a wide range of applications and understood by flow management operators throughout the world, a Parshall flume is the top choice if you want to accurately measure the flow

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Open Channel Flow Measurement Errors to Avoid

Measuring open channel flow is a much more difficult task than many people realize. For instance, there are several different flow measurement errors that are easy to make and will wreak havoc on the accuracy of your operation. If you want to be sure you’re getting the accurate flow readings

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The Difficulty of Measuring Sanitary Flow

Flumes can be used to measure a wide variety of flow types, but they are most commonly installed in sanitary flow applications. Several different flume styles can be used to measure sanitary flow, although almost all of them suffer from the same risk: clogging. In sanitary flow management operations, clogging

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Should You Install a Long-Throat or Short-Throat Flume?

For most flow management operations, a flume is the perfect primary device. Flumes are available in a variety of styles, meaning you should easily be able to find an option that fits your system. Before you choose a flume, however, you’ll need to make one important decision: short throated or

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Fiberglass Tools to Protect Your Equipment

Whatever your industry, it’s likely that you’ve invested a great deal of money into your equipment, which means you need a solution for keeping your equipment safe, so it’s always ready to use when needed. Fortunately, a variety of fiberglass shelters and enclosures can keep your valuable equipment safe and

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Connecting Pipes to Flumes To Eliminate Turbulence

In many modern flow management operations, it’s common to connect pipes to fiberglass flumes, particularly for the purpose of managing wastewater or stormwater runoff. The problem, however, is that when transitioning pipes into flumes, it can be hard to maintain the proper flow condition, which means that it will also

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How to Protect H-Flumes from Submergence

The H-flume is one of the most versatile flume styles in the world and can be used in a variety of applications. While the unique design of this flume does make it suitable for measuring and managing flow in different situations, it also creates several risks, including the possibility of

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How to Use Wing Walls to Capture Flow in Your System

When you’re choosing a flume for your flow management operation, your goal should be to select a device that can handle the minimum and maximum flow rate in your system without taking up too much space. While you do want to choose the smallest flume possible, the drawback of smaller

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Keeping Your Flume Readings Accurate Year Round

Flumes are the go-to primary device for most flow management operations. Because flumes come in a wide range of styles, they can be installed in almost every application imaginable, including outdoors. If you’re interested in installing a flume outdoors, however, you need to consider several factors, including how your device

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Calculating Pipe Slope When Connecting a Pipe to a Flume

If you’re installing a flume in an industrial operation, then it’s likely that you will need to connect your flume to a pipe. Many of the most popular flume styles can be equipped with end adapters that make transitioning flow from a pipe to a flume relatively easily, so long

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The Importance of Parshall Flume Sidewall Height

When you choose a Parshall flume for your water management operation, the size of your flume is the most important factor to consider. The Parshall flume, unlike other flume styles, offers standard dimensions, regardless of the size of the flume that you choose. Because of the standardization of Parshall flumes,

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Palmer-Bowlus Flume Advantages

If you know anything about flumes, you know there is a flume for almost every flow management need. For example, if you need to measure sanitary flows, your best option is investing in a Palmer-Bowlus flume, a device designed for this exact purpose. Before you purchase your Palmer-Bowlus flume, it’s

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Adding Wing Walls To Flume

When installing a flume in your open channel flow system, it’s common to wonder if you need to add wing walls to your device. While wing walls are not a necessity, they can help to improve the functionality of your primary flow management device. Here are a few facts you

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Key Things To Remember About Submergence

In an open channel flow operation, there are several issues that can interfere with the normal functioning of your system, including submergence. While submergence should be a concern for almost every open channel flow system, few people understand the ins and outs of this type of flow conditions. Here are

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Information about Cutthroat Flumes & Submerged Flow

The Cutthroat flume is a flexible flow management device, and can be easily incorporated into most applications. Ideally, your Cutthroat flume will operate under free-flow conditions, but this simply may not be possible due to the nature of your system. Fortunately, unlike other styles of flumes that you could choose,

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What are The Best Tools for Industrial Discharge Monitoring?

Industrial operations are frequently required to sample their discharge to ensure they are complying with certain environmental regulations. The problem, however, is that these operations are often limited on space. This means it can be difficult to accommodate a flume or weir for management and measurement purposes. While a standard

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Flume Corrosion Risks

For most flow management operations, a flume is the ideal primary device. Because a flume is so integral to the success of your operation, you want to make sure this tool lasts as long as possible, which is why you need to learn about how vulnerable your device is to

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