EPA Science Inventory

Quantification of error associated with stormwater and wastewater flow measurement devices

Citation:

Murray, D., R. Kertesz, AND S. Panguluri. Quantification of error associated with stormwater and wastewater flow measurement devices. Presented at 2014 World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, #971, Portland, OR, June 01 - 05, 2014.

Description:

A novel flow testbed has been designed to evaluate the performance of flumes as flow measurement devices. The newly constructed testbed produces both steady and unsteady flows ranging from 10 to 1500 gpm. Two types of flumes (Parshall and trapezoidal) are evaluated under different flow rates to provide a comparison of flow measurement results to those produced by the well calibrated magmeters that are a major component of the SWIM testbed.

Purpose/Objective:

The flow testbed, designed and constructed in partial fulfillment of the Water Technology Innovation Cluster, provides advanced hydrologic research capabilities. The system is presented as a method to evaluate flow measurement methods in flumes and pipes. This is an introduction of our state of the art system to a wider audience.

URLs/Downloads:

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/POSTER)
Start Date: 06/05/2014
Completion Date: 06/05/2014
Record Last Revised: 08/20/2014
Record Created: 07/01/2014
Record Released: 07/01/2014
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 279896

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

WATER SUPPLY AND WATER RESOURCES DIVISION