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Flumes For Water System Open Channel Flow Measurement

A "cutthroat flume" used to facilitate open
channel flow measurement.
The measurement of flowing water in an open channel can be facilitated by applying known methodologies and a specifically shaped restriction in the flow path. The restriction is called a flume.

A flume, as applied to open channel flow, is a fixed structure in the flow path that directs or restricts the flowing water in a manner that allows a measurement of the fluid depth at a defined point to be translated into a volumetric flow rate. There are several different types of flumes, each with a characteristic measuring procedure used to determine flow volume. Applications for flumes and their open channel flow measurement techniques are commonly found in agriculture, sewer systems, water treatment, and industrial effluent measurement stations.

Flumes can provide measurement accuracy suitable for many uses. Advantages are their simplicity, ease of maintenance, comparatively small footprint, and ability to measure large flows. Fiberglass flumes provide solid long term performance due to their corrosion resistance and smooth, easy to maintain, surface. Prefabricated units can be shipped to an installation site and easy installed.

Share your open channel flow measurement challenges with application specialists, leveraging your own knowledge and experience with their product application expertise.

Teledyne ISCO accQlink™ Provides Water and Wastewater Plants Modular and Flexible Remote Data Acquisition

Teledyne ISCO accQlink
The Teledyne ISCO accQlink™ accepts multiple inputs, including RS232, RS485, SDI-12, analog, and/or contact output. The robust design includes autonomous field operation using battery, solar, or permanent power sources.  Data is accumulated from a variety of sensor types, transmitted securely, and stored either in cloud storage and/or a customer server. Data can be easily integrated into the facility SCADA system, modeling software, business intelligence platform, ISCO Flowlink Pro, or other software.

ISCO cloud server allows for the viewing and management of data from anywhere with an Internet connection. ISCO cloud server also includes a graphical data management Web User Interface and can be programmed to send text or email alerts at preprogrammed thresholds.

During data transmission from accQlink™, a built in Global SIM card chooses the strongest available cell signal and cell networks, ensuring maximum uptime. A yearly service plant includes all cell phone charges, data hosting, and web user interface. Finally, the accQlink™ offers digital communication options such as LPWAN (Low Power Wide Area Network), Bluetooth, and Satellite.

  • Overflow monitoring (CSO and SSO)
  • I&I, cMOM, ad other collection system monitoring
  • Wet well monitoring in Pump stations
  • Stormwater runoff monitoring
  • Weather monitoring
  • Water quality monitoring
Standard Features:
  • Rugged Design with IP 68 Enclosure
  • Data encrytion for cyber security
  • Cloud data hosting and intuitive Web UI
  • Automatic alerts via SMS and email
For more information about the Teledyne ISCO accQlink™ contact Advance Instruments by visiting https://advanceinstruments or calling 888-388-6446.

Welcome to the Industrial, Municipal, & Environmental Instrumentation and Valve Blog

We're building this blog to provide people interested in process control instrumentation, industrial valves, measurement and control a place to learn interesting applications, products, and basic knowledge.

The markets we are attempting to connect with are the water and wastewater treatment, environmental and industrial companies located in Western Pennsylvania, Ohio, Western Maryland, and West Virginia.

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The world of industrial control is changing rapidly in the United States, partially due to rapidly changing technology, or environmental and legislative pressures. We hope to provide helpful information, based on current realities, that will help solve real world process control problems.