Some Important Information About Montana Flumes

If you’re looking for a versatile flow management device for your open channel flow operation, look no further than the Montana flume. A modified version of the Parshall flume, Montana flumes are very dependable devices that will help you take accurate readings, particularly if you know what makes this flume different from other open channel flow devices. Here are a few things to know about this type of flume that will help you decide if this device is the right choice for your operation.

How Montana Flumes Work

When you’re learning about the Montana style flume, one of the most important things to understand is how it works. Like all flumes, the Montana flume functions by accelerating flow from a subcritical to a supercritical state, but because it does not have the discharge sections or throat you would find in a Parshall flume, it must accomplish this goal in a unique way.

The sidewalls of this style of flume are parallel and contract at a certain point, and it is this contraction combined with free spillage out of the end of the flume that accelerates the flow to a supercritical state. Because of this action, it is possible to take accurate measurements at the flume’s converging section. So, in addition to being highly accurate, these flumes are also very easy to use.

Where You Can Install a Montana Flume

Now that you know the basics of how Montana flumes work, it’s time to learn about the different places where you can install one of these devices. A Montana flume, because of its interesting design, is more resistant to solids than other devices, which makes it suitable for a wide array of applications.

For example, you can commonly find these flumes in industrial settings such as waste treatment plants, particularly when the flume is made from a corrosion-resistant material such as fiberglass. You will also see these flumes used in outdoor flow management settings such as irrigation canals, dam seepage and spring discharge measurement.

Flume Flexibility

Flexibility is another reason that the Montana flume is such a popular choice for flow management operations. Like its counterpart the Parshall flume, this device is available in several different sizes, which means you should have no trouble purchasing a flume that meets your needs.

Choosing a Montana flume also means having access to a wide array of accessories that may improve this device’s utility. From flow conditioners to customizable configurations, you can outfit your flume however you prefer.

Pick Your Flume

After learning a little bit about Montana flumes, it should be clear why this device is a good choice for your flow management operation. Fortunately, purchasing and installing your flume is as easy as getting in touch with Tracom, FRP.

When it comes to high-quality fiberglass flumes, there’s simply no better decision than working with us. Our product catalog includes the most popular styles of flumes, and we also offer various accessories that will help you keep your device up and running for years to come. Talk with a Tracom representative today so that you can get a quote for your flume and answers to any of your questions about our products.

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