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Basic Principles and Developments in Flow Measurement

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A Water Resources Technical workshop presented by:

United States Department of the Interior
Bureau of Reclamation

Hydraulic Investigations and Laboratory Services Group
Denver, Colorado

February 4-6, 2014

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INDEX

INTRODUCTION
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
TRAINING STAFF
AGENDA
PUBLICATIONS
TRANSPORTATION & LODGING
REGISTRATION & COST
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - COMPUTER REQUIREMENT



INTRODUCTION
 

This Flow Measurement workshop deals specifically with flow measurement concepts, devices, instrumentation, and the new WinFlume program to design long-throated flumes. This workshop could be an alternative to our "Modern Methods in Canal Operation and Control" workshop, for people who want more detailed information on flow measurement without the canal operation and control topics.
 

A training course on Basic Principles and Developments in Flow Measurement has been developed by the Bureau of Reclamation's Hydraulic Investigations and Laboratory Services Group. This course covers open channel and closed pipe measurement methods and instrumentation. Laboratory workshop sessions involve each student in the hands-on flow measurement using different techniques and various types of water measurement equipment.
 

A computer laboratory is also included in the class with in-depth coverage and application of a Windows-based program to design long-throated flumes (WinFlume). Long-throated flumes are the preferred alternative for many new flow measurement sites, since the devices can be custom designed for the site. They are cheaper to build than Parshall flumes and are more versatile since they can be designed to operate with a small head difference. The computer program produces rating tables, equations and staff gage templates at full scale.

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Basic Principles and Developments in Flow Measurement is designed for water conservation specialists, canal operators, managers, and design engineers who are interested in improved water measurement methods. The instruction is geared towards people who want to learn through active participation and "first hand" experience with the computer program and water measurement instrumentation in the laboratory.
 

This year's workshop will offer a basic curriculum for students who are attending our water measurement training for the first time. To get the most out of the hands-on exposure to the flume design software, students should have some experience with Windows-based computers and familiarity with concepts related to the selection and setting of traditional water measurement structures.

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TRAINING STAFF

Workshop instructors are engineers and scientists with extensive experience and knowledge in the areas of water measurement methods, computer programming, canal automation, operation and control. Principal instructors are Tony Wahl, Bob Einhellig, and Tracy Vermeyen.. These Bureau of Reclamation engineers have conducted many training programs for Reclamation and other organizations.

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SCHEDULE

The course will begin Tuesday morning at 8:00 and end Thursday afternoon around 2:30 p.m. The following agenda is planned:

Tuesday ---

Introduce Basic Concepts -

Standard Devices and Instruments - Open Channel & Closed Pipe-Flow- Flow Measurement Lab Workshop- Gate Hydraulics - Flow Measurement - and Computations Workshop-

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Wednesday --
 

Introduction to Long-Throated Flumes-

Using the WinFlume Software -

Graphic: WinFlume screen shot

Design Examples - Computer Lab - Design Examples -

Thursday ---

Construction Considerations  /  Wrap-up and Discussion -

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PUBLICATIONS

Presentation notes and other course materials will be compiled into a notebook and distributed to all participants at the start of the workshop. As a supplement to the course notes, participants will also receive complementary copies of Reclamation's new Water Measurement Manual (third edition) .
 

TRANSPORTATION & LODGING

Course participants are responsible for their own transportation and lodging arrangements and costs. The workshop is held in Building 56 at the Denver Federal Center, on the west side of the Denver metropolitan area. Several hotels are located nearby; some of these have complementary van service to the Federal Center. Taxis or shuttle service from Denver International Airport (DIA) to hotels can be arranged at DIA.


REGISTRATION

Participants should register using the enclosed registration form. There is no tuition fee for this workshop.

To maximize the benefit for each student, each workshop session is limited to 16 participants. If you find that you are unable to attend, please give us your cancellation notice as soon as possible. A substitute from your organization can take your place, or your slot will be offered to the next person on our waiting list.

A confirmation package with additional information will be sent upon receipt of the registration form. For more information contact the Hydraulic Investigations and Laboratory Services Group:

Hydraulic Investigations and Laboratory Services Group
ATTN: Tony Wahl
Hydraulic Investigations and Laboratory Services Group
Bureau of Reclamation
Mail Code 86-68460
P.O. Box 25007
Denver, Colorado 80225

Telephone: 303-445-2155
Fax: 303-445-6324
E-mail: LLottes@usbr.gov

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - COMPUTER REQUIREMENT

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Last reviewed: 12/24/14