Virtual Polymer Compounds offers a full line of standard flumes, such as Parshall Flumes, Palmer Bowlus Flumes, H Flumes, Trapezoidal Flumes, along with countless custom structures used for open channel flow measurement. Sizes are available to measure everything from an intermittent trickle to a consistent canal. Cutthroat & Montana Flumes are available by request.
Since 1922, the Parshall Flume has been the most widely used type of flume for fixed flow monitoring installations. A special shaped open channel flow section can be installed in a ditch or canal to measure the flow rate.
Parshall Flumes are sized by throat width, and conform to standardized dimensions published in the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation.
Rather than try to make the flow application fit a particular type of flume, we carefully analyze the parameters so we can select an appropriate flume for the application. Options and modifications are available to ensure that the customer's requirements are fully met, and that additional instruments are easily interfaced with the flumes.
FRP Parshall Flumes are measured by throat width.
Fiberglass Parshall Flume, side view.
The Parshall Flume was built to capture the snow melt flow in the spring. It is there to understand the watershed effect of the flow and the volume expected.
Custom Enduro Model 200 with Parshall Flume Metering System-This enclosure can be customized to meet any flow conditions and can feature any type of flume.
A fiber reinforced plastic flume in a metering manhole.
VPC's above ground enclosure with built in flume make for the perfect flow metering enclosure.
Custom Enduro Model 200 with Parshall Flume Metering System- With the addition of heat and electrical our custom flow metering enclosure allows for flow monitoring in an above ground, in-the-elements application.