All sorts of materials can be used for wastewater solutions like flumes and weir boxes, but nothing works quite like fiberglass. This reliable material is not only strong and long-lasting enough to work well for long-term flow measurement needs, but its construction is remarkably easy and customizable. Learn why you need fiberglass wastewater solutions, and discover all the benefits you can enjoy.
Resistant to Corrosion
It’s no secret that wastewater is corrosive. In fact, the major problem that a lot of flumes and weir boxes have to deal with is corrosion, so it’s important to opt for the right material. Fortunately, fiberglass is suitable for all sorts of flow conditions. Soft water can corrode the coating on galvanized steel, while hard water can wear down stainless steel. Fiberglass holds up to both thanks to its gel coats and resins that extend the lifespan of fiberglass flumes well into the future.
One of the best features of fiberglass is how affordable it is. While the material itself may be more costly than steel, that’s where the disadvantage ends. Fiberglass is remarkably lightweight, so it doesn’t take much effort to move it and install it properly. Additionally, less material can be used overall to achieve the reliable strength that your flume or weir box needs.
While there are other aspects of fiberglass that make it affordable, the most impactful feature is its low maintenance requirements. After installing a flume, a significant investment will need to be made to maintain it. This includes keeping it clean and free of debris as well as taking care of any damage caused by corrosion or other elements. With fiberglass, maintenance costs significantly decrease simply because you don’t have to worry about much. Fiberglass flumes in particular are largely self-cleaning. For the most part, all you have to do is wash them down every now and then with a bit of mild detergent.
Fiberglass is crafted using specialized machines and comes out as a single piece. With this kind of exact methodology in their construction, fiberglass wastewater solutions are notably customizable. If you have an odd flow channel or need special features to condition the flow just right, building a fiberglass flume within these constraints is easier than using any other kind of material.
Also, tight dimensional tolerances can help you avoid inaccurate measurements, in addition to making installation easier. Because fiberglass is crafted into a single piece, odd geometric shapes are easy to accomplish. It’s just a matter of designing it for the computer, and the automated process will take care of the rest.
Wastewater Solutions From Tracom
Getting starting with open channel flow applications is easier than ever thanks to Tracom. Our team is happy to work with you to find the custom solution that your flow channel conditions call for. We’ll craft the perfect flume or weir box so you can enjoy accurate measurements that you can count on for years to come. Contact us today to get started!