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Openchannelflow stainless steel Trapezoidal Flume with custom inletStainless Trapezoidal Flumes are an attractive option when standard fiberglass construction will not meet an application's temperature / corrosion / or damage resistance needs.  

Stainless Steel Advantages

Stainless steel Trapezoidal flumes from Openchannelflow are available in both T-304L and T-316L stainless steel.

The flumes are corrosion / high temperature resistant, economical (for the right applications), resist abrasion / damage, have tight dimensional tolerances, and are available with accessories and mounting / end configuration options.    

Corrosion / High Temperature Resistance

Available in two grades, stainless steel Trapezoidal flumes provide excellent resistance to corrosive acidic / basic flow streams - particularly useful in acid mine discharge and landfill leachate applications.  

Stainless steel construction also eliminates the concerns typical with fiberglass flumes - flow streams with sustained peak temperatures above 140 ºF [60 ºC] where exotic (and expensive) resin systems would be necessary.

Abrasion / Damage Resistance

Openchannelflow Stainless Steel extra large Trapezoidal Flume with end adapters - pipe stubs - and stilling wellThe heavy gauge construction of Openchannelflow stainless steel Trapezoidal flumes provide the greatest resistance to abrasion and damage resistance of any flume material.  This resistance is particularly valuable in applications where the flow stream contains sands, gravel, stones or where the flume is subject to potential abuse - vandalism, cattle, etc.


While stainless steel Trapezoidal flumes do cost more than standard polyester resin fiberglass ones, many times they are more cost competitive than fiberglass in applications where polyester resins are not suitable.  

Configuration Flexibility

While not as many accessories or mounting / end configuration options are available for stainless steel Trapezoidal flumes, Openchannelflow still offers a considerable range of them.  Contact Openchannelflow for additional details.

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