Flumes come in so many styles that it can be hard to know which flume is right for your application. For example, you may have heard that the unique shape of the Trapezoidal flume makes it suitable for a wide range of flow management operations, but does that mean that it’s right for your system? Here are a few of the most common Trapezoidal flume applications and some important information about this versatile style of flume.
What You Should Know About Trapezoidal Flumes
Before we discuss the different applications where you can use a Trapezoidal flume, it’s a good idea to discuss a few noteworthy facts about this flume style. One of the first things that you’ll notice about the Trapezoidal flume is its unique shape and flat floor. Its signature design makes this type of flume much more capable of passing solid matter than other flume types, so you won’t have to worry about flow blockages and a nonfunctional flume.
Another interesting fact about Trapezoidal flumes is that they’re available in 10 distinct sizes. This means that regardless of the size of the installation channel, you should be able to install one of these flumes with ease.
It’s also possible to have your flume constructed from virtually whatever material you wish. Trapezoidal flumes can be constructed from aluminum, galvanized steel and stainless steel. You can also choose a fiberglass Trapezoidal flume if you want your device to last as long as possible.
Where to Install a Trapezoidal Flume
Now that we’ve covered a few facts about these flumes, we can move on to discussing Trapezoidal flume applications. While these flumes were specifically designed to measure flow in irrigation channels, they can now be found in a variety of settings, including certain industrial applications.
Because of their ability to pass solid materials through, Trapezoidal flumes can easily be used to measure sanitary flows. You can also use one of these flumes for dam-seepage monitoring and get consistently accurate readings.
The unique design of the Trapezoidal flume makes it particularly useful for outdoor flow monitoring. For instance, you can install these flumes in most natural channels without having to make major adjustments as you would with other devices, which means that you can use Trapezoidal flumes to measure flows in streams, ditches and even at the edges of fields. You will also commonly see these flumes used in irrigation channels or in watershed monitoring applications.
Invest in a Trapezoidal Flume
As you can see, Trapezoidal applications are almost endless, so whatever type of flow you need to manage and measure, you should be able to use one of these flumes without any trouble. If you’re ready to purchase a Trapezoidal flume or some other type of flow management device, Tracom, FRP is your number one resource.
Tracom specializes in constructing flumes using high-quality fiberglass, and our catalogue features flumes in several sizes and styles. You can contact one of our representatives today to learn more about our Trapezoidal flumes or to get started on the purchasing process by requesting a quote.