Palmer Bowlus Flumes

Named after its inventors, Harold Palmer and Fred Bowlus, the Palmer Bowlus flume has three installation options and is virtually maintenance free. Since the 1930s, Palmer Bowlus flumes have served as a simple and effective wastewater flow-measuring device. The flume is essentially a restriction in the channel and is sized according to the width of the flume. This is typically, but not always, the width of the pipe the flume is connected to.

Product Details

Palmer Bowlus Flume Sizes & Options

TRACOM understands each wastewater management system is different, and it is our goal to help your system run smoothly. To meet your flow measurement needs, our Palmer Bowlus flumes are available in three different sizes:

4D+1 inch Permanent Flume Style

2D+1 inch Portable Flume Style

2D+1 inch portable flumes cannot be provided with bubble or sample tubes, submerged probe or Drexelbrook cavities or staff gauges. They are, however available with outlet bulkhead to connect to existing pipe.

Insert Flume Style

Like the 2D+1 inch style, insert flumes are also not available with bubble tubes, submerged probe or Drexelbrook cavities, or staff gauges. They are different from 2D+1 inch flumes in how they are not available with inlet or outlet bulkheads.

Choosing the Right Flume For You

Each Palmer Bowlus style flume has its advantages and disadvantages and works best in certain fields. Which style flume is best for your project?

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