In a water management operation, one of the most important tasks is measuring the water level within your system. While there are many effective water measuring tools, the most popular choice is a probe transducer. Probe transducers can effectively measure the water level in your operation and increase your overall success. However, like most flow management tools, using your probe transducer effectively comes down to using the right installation method.
Fortunately, pressure transducers can be installed in a variety of ways, providing you with an increased level of flexibility. Read about installing pressure transducers in fiberglass flumes and find how you can purchase water management tools for your operation.
Choose the Channel Floor
One of the simplest methods for installing a pressure transducer into a fiberglass flume is securing it to the channel floor. Whether you attach the transducer directly to the channel floor or place it in a recessed cavity, your transducer will usually be held in place with either conduit straps or spring clips. In addition, the transducer cable must be secured to make sure the flow in your flume doesn’t carry the transducer downstream.
While installing a transducer on the channel floor is straightforward, it can also result in several problems. As mentioned, it’s possible for your transducer to be moved if the cable is not secured. Also, depending on the depth of your flume, it may be very difficult to properly secure your transducer.
Install a Probe Holder
A good solution for using a pressure transducer in your water system is to install a detachable probe holder. Probe holders are a small structure that is used to hold your transducer firmly in place so that it can measure the water level in your system without being affected by flow rate. Generally, probe holders are installed directly on the sidewall of your flume using spring clips.
The benefits of using a probe holder are twofold. First, probe holders allow your operators to easily access your measurement device. Secondly, probe holders can be quickly installed and detached, allowing for simple maintenance whenever necessary.
Use a Stilling Well
Many water management operations that employ fiberglass also use stilling wells in order to measure flow rate. If you have a stilling well in your fiberglass flume, you can install your pressure transducer inside of the well, combining both of your measurement tools in one convenient location.
Your options for installing a pressure transducer inside a stilling well depends on the size of your transducer. If you use a shorter transducer, you can install it flat on the floor of your stilling well. However, if your transducer is longer, it can be installed vertically on the wall of the stilling well.
Purchase Fiberglass Flumes
If you’re looking for a water level measuring solution that is both extremely accurate and provides installation versatility, then the only tool for you is a pressure transducer. However, before you can install a transducer, you need to install fiberglass flumes. Purchase the fiberglass flumes that your operation needs by shopping with Tracom, FRP.
Tracom is your top source for all of the fiberglass water management tools that you need for long-term success. Request a quote from us today and find out how working with Tracom can improve your operation.