When it comes to versatility, there is almost no more impressive device than an HS/H/HL flume. These flumes were designed specifically to measure water run off, which means they are built to fit into natural channels. However, before you can start using your HS/H/HL flume, it’s important to make sure you’ve chosen the correct mounting option.
If you don’t mount your flume in a way that fits your system, it will be impossible for you to take the consistent readings on which your operation depends. Here are a few solutions for mounting HS/H/HL flumes that you should consider so that you can get the most out of this dependable device.
Installing Below Grade
If you’re using an HS/H/HL flume, it’s likely that you will need to install your device below grade. Assuming that this is the case, there are several options that you can choose for an effective below grade installation.
In most cases, the best option is integrating your flume into a packaged metering manhole. This is a good choice because it allows your operators to gain quick access to your flume whenever it’s time to take a measurement. For situations where you only need to install your flume a foot or less below grade, it may be possible to install your device in a fiberglass enclosure.
Installing Above Grade
One of the biggest benefits of choosing HS/H/HL flumes is that you should be able to install these flumes above grade very easily. When mounting HS/H/HL flumes above grade, you can use the same type of fiberglass enclosures that you would use in a below grade installation. Installing your flume in an enclosure will help keep your device secure while also offering simple access.
Depending on the size of your HS/H/HL flume, you may need to add reinforcements to make sure that it stays in place. To reinforce your flume, you would typically place it onto a concrete pad and then secure the device by using anchoring clips. This should prevent your flume from shifting.
For the very largest HS/H/HL flumes, you may need to embed the device in concrete.
While it’s possible to pipe flow directly into the HS/H/HL flume, some applications prefer to have the flow drop into the flume. If this is what you need in your system, you should be sure that you’re installing your flume in the right location.
Generally, you would mount your flume directly below the pipe where the flow will emit. However, if installing in a natural channel, you might want to recess the flume into the earth.
Purchase HS/H/HL Flumes
As you can see, there are a variety of options for mounting HS/H/HL flumes. Examine your system and you should be able to pick the mounting solution that fits your needs. Once you’ve chosen your mounting option, you can purchase fiberglass HS/H/HL flumes by working with Tracom, FRP.
In the Tracom catalog, you can find a wide range of flume types, including the versatile HS/H/HL flume. If you have any questions about our products, or you would like to get a quote, you should contact us right away for assistance.