In coordination with one of our distributor partners, Harrington Industrial Plastics, Jacobs Engineering enlisted VPC’s expertise to design a 36-inch Fiberglass Parshall Flume for Intel’s cutting-edge chip manufacturing plant in Johnstown, Ohio. The challenge was creating a versatile fiberglass flume capable of measuring flow and water quality parameters while addressing specific site processes that posed a potential for periodic submergence.
To overcome the challenge, VPC implemented a comprehensive design featuring:
- Flow-Measuring Accessories: Equipped the flume with flow-measuring accessories at both the Ha and Hb points to ensure accurate flow measurements even during periods of submergence.
- Turbulence Mitigation: Integrated two stilling wells and dual-sided connections for instrumentation on both the left and right sides to address unforeseen turbulence.
- Enhanced Infrastructure: Implemented grating along the entire Parshall Flume channel for improved functionality. Additionally, a custom-built sump in the diverging section’s end adapter facilitated the installation of a sampling pump, enhancing overall infrastructure capabilities.