flume Articles

  • Parts of a Flume

    In water management operations across the world, the most popular measurement tool is a flume. However, while these tools are commonly used, many people don’t understand the many crucial parts of this complicated device. To get the most out of the flumes in your water management system, it’s important to understand all of the different flume parts and how they work. ...


    By TRACOM Inc.

  • Potato Flume Water 2

    The facility was paying to have their water hauled off site as a means of disposal. The facility was using an average of 20,000 gallons/day of fresh water to operate the flume system used to transport the potatoes from the dry storage sheds to the processing room. The flume sump would fill up with solids and required weekly cleaning. The settle dirt and organic material created a bad odor and an ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Facts About Nested Flumes

    When you need to accurately measure flow in your operation, the best tool that you can choose is a flume. However, there are certain situations where a single flume won’t suffice, such as when you need to measure a range of flows. Fortunately, if you want to measure different flow ranges using flumes, you have the option of using nested, or dual range flumes. ...


    By TRACOM Inc.

  • Food Processor Flume Cleaning with Rotary Screen

    Food Processor Flume Cleaning Flume Cleaning with Rotary Screen Flumes that are used to transport food from the trucks or storage facilities (tomato, potato, carrot processing) build up with ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Potato Processor Flume Water Treatment Case Study

    Potato Processor Flume Wastewater Case Study Potato Flume Water Treatabiliy with Floccin™ is VERY HIGH! This is the wastewater sample that was received from a potato processing facility. The facility ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Food Processor Flume Cleaning Wastewater Case Study

    Food Processor Flume Cleaning Flume Cleaning with Rotary Screen Flumes that are used to transport food from the trucks or storage facilities (tomato, potato, carrot processing) build up with ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Evaluation of overland flow model for a hillslope using laboratory flume data

    Comprehensive modelling of overland flow requires models for both rill and interrill area overland flow. Evaluation of a physically based mathematical model for simulating overland flow generated on rill and interrill areas of hillslope was done using a data set gathered from a laboratory experimental setup. A rainfall simulator has been constructed together with a 6.50 m × 1.36 m erosion ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Boggabri Erosion Control Flumes, New South Wales - Case Study

    Background During the past ten to fifteen years, the resources sector has seen phenomenal growth however in the areas of coal, gas and petroleum the expansion has been unprecedented. In NSW, coal mining in the Hunter Valley near Singleton and Muswellbrook has always been the focus of attention for coal mining and growth, however despite expectations that deposits will be available for some ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Application of entropic approach to estimate the mean flow velocity and Manning roughness coefficient in a high-curvature flume

    The entropy-based approach allows the estimation of the mean flow velocity in open channel flow by using the maximum flow velocity. The linear relationship between the mean velocity, umax, and the mean flow velocity, um, through the dimensionless parameter Φ(M), has been verified both in natural rivers and in laboratory channels. Recently, the authors of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A comparison of two infiltration models applied to simulation of overland flow over a two-dimensional flume

    At the hillslope scale, where the rill-interrill configuration plays a significant role, infiltration is one of the major hydrologic processes affecting the generation of overland flow. As such, it is important to achieve a good understanding and accurate modelling of this process. Horton's infiltration has been widely used in many hydrologic models, though it has been occasionally found ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Old mission dam and flume: preliminary findings of new research on the waterworks system of mission San Diego de Alcalá, San Diego County, California.

    The Old Mission Dam and Flume is an historically significant system of water control structures on the San Diego River, San Diego County, California. This system, designed and built from the late 1700s to the early 1800s by Franciscan missionaries and Kumeyaay Indians associated with the Mission, was intended to provide a reliable year-round supply of water to Mission San Diego de Alcalá and to ...


    By Hargis + Associates Inc

  • Nitrogen Fate in drainage ditches of the coastal plain after dredging

    Received for publication June 14, 2008. Drainage ditches are a key conduit of nitrogen (N) from agricultural fields to surface water. The effect of ditch dredging, a common practice to improve drainage, on the fate of N in ditch effluent is not well understood. This study evaluated the effect of dredging on N transport in drainage ditches of the Delmarva Peninsula. Sediments from two ditches ...

  • Longitudinal dispersion in open channel flow with suspended canopies

    Suspended canopies can cause flow disturbances such as reducing velocities within the canopy, and increasing flow beneath the canopy. Flow modifications by canopies dramatically affect the fate and transport of sediment, nutrients, contaminants, dissolved oxygen, and fauna in aquatic systems. A three-zone model is presented here to predict the longitudinal dispersion coefficient by simplifying ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Effective monitoring improves sewage flow management case study

    SmartScan 50 introduces an effective solution for flow measurement of sewage water in one of Poland's municipal waste water treatment plant. The city of Zblewo, Poland provides waste water treatment services to its inhabitants. The plant sought an ultrasonic measurement solution for monitoring the raw sewage flow during the treatment process. The problems When entering the ...

  • Open Channel Flow - The use of Level sensors for open channel flow measurement

    Open Channel Flow - The use of Level sensors for open channel flow measurement Level sensors from SolidAT are implemented in Open Channel Flow applications. In these types of applications, the level sensor is installed above a special water flow structure and accurately measures level of flowing water or wastewater. The sensor then calculates flow through the structure ...

  • Open Channel Flow Monitors retired after 16 years continuous service - Case Study

    Long Sault WWTP Influent Flow Monitors Greyline Open Channel Flow Monitors were installed at the Wastewater Treatment Plant in Long Sault, Ontario when the SBR plant was originally commissioned in 1995. But after 16 years of continuous service, components for the old models became obsolete. Plant operators Caneau Water and Sewage Inc. decided to replace the instruments and new Greyline OCF ...


    By Greyline Instruments Inc.

  • Measuring Wastewater Below Ground

    Measuring wastewater is one of the most difficult water management tasks that exists. While some wastewater flows are easy to access, others are very hard to measure because they are in open channel conditions and are below grade. If you need to measure below ground wastewater flow, there are a few factors that you need to consider to help you choose the right tool for the job. With a ...


    By TRACOM Inc.

  • Experimental assessment of Athabasca River cohesive sediment deposition dynamics

    Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) originating from natural sources, and potentially from the Athabasca Oil Sands development, are of concern for the Athabasca River and Lake Athabasca delta ecosystems. In order to model the transport of fine sediments (and associated PAHs), it is important to describe the sediment dynamics within the river system. Flocs possess different settling ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Accurate management of waste water flow case study

    SmartScan 50O provides an accurate ultrasonic solution for flow measurement of waste water in a nation-wide advanced treatment plant. This wastewater treatment plant is located just outside a pop. 1 Million City. The plant provides wastewater treatment services for the municipality since 1999. The plant utilizes the latest technology of wastewater treatment that enables purification of ...

  • Metalworking reclaim saves $400,000 annually

    The Problem: A Detroit, MI based transmission component supplier was using an extremely large amount of metalworking concentrate. The supplier had 48 independent cutting machines, with a total sump capacity of approximately 13,000 gallons. For these machines, there was an extraordinarily high use rate of coolant product, sometimes reaching as high as 9,000 gallons per week of coolant ...

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