Top Qualities in a Flume Manufacturer

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When you’re looking to get your hands on a flume for your flow channel, you’ll need to opt for a flume manufacturer you can count on. You’ll find many options to choose from, but you shouldn’t settle for anything less than a manufacturer that offers the quality and the service you deserve. After all, a flume is a major investment, and you’ll want to make sure you get it right the first time. Here are the top qualities you should look for in a flume manufacturer to find the best fit for your needs.

Flume Specialization

You’ll find manufacturers that will offer products to people besides flumes, ranging from boats to car parts. You need to consider how much they actually know about flumes before opting for a particular manufacturer. In many cases, they will subcontract their flume construction to another company, essentially rendering them as distributors rather than manufacturers themselves. That means you’ll miss out on the attention to detail and quality you deserve.

Customer Service

Finding the right solution for your unique flow channel conditions can be tough without some help. A quality flume manufacturer will be able to provide all the help you need, even if you have particularly difficult conditions to work with. A quality flume manufacturer will be able to answer any questions you might have and help you find the best solutions for your flume needs, whether you’re looking for something simple or a more complex and customized design.


A good flume manufacturer will be open about everything they offer as well as their terms. There shouldn’t be any hidden fees or hurdles to jump when you’re looking for flume solutions. The process should be straightforward and simple. Keep an eye out for reference materials from the company. Offering extensive support for every aspect of the process is a clear indicator that they’re not trying to pull the wool over your eyes and that their products speak for themselves.

Fiberglass Material

While you’ll find plenty of options for flume materials, nothing comes close to the sheer quality that fiberglass can offer. This material is not only useful for manufacturing custom designs, but it’s also long-lasting, especially when the manufacturer applies a gel coat that protects against wear and tear and UV rays for outdoor installations. Fiberglass’s customizability goes a long way as well, as it’s easy for manufacturers to construct an oddly shaped flume suited for your unique flow channel conditions. Even if they make it in multiple pieces, these parts will be melded together at the end, ensuring that your flume is one continuous piece.

Flumes From Tracom

When you’re looking for all the top qualities in a flume manufacturer, look no further than Tracom. We’re dedicated to providing open channel flow products that will help with all your flow channel needs. We can offer a wide variety of different flume styles and designs, and our team will even work with you to come up with a completely custom design specially made to fit your unique flow channel conditions. Contact us today to get started!

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