Throughout my time in the industry, the one question that always gets brought up is, “With all of the options and technologies available, what is the best way to measure water and wastewater flow?”
This is a tough question to answer because there are so many options and each has their pros and cons. As government requirements and regulations are becoming more stringent, it is important to know the advantages and disadvantages of both because there is a great need to measure the flow rate throughout not only in the water/wastewater and irrigation industries but in all industries.
As your available options, you can choose from closed pipe flow and open channel flow before getting into the specific types. Let’s begin with closed pipe flow.