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Non-Standard Structure Flow Measurement Evaluation using the Flow Rate Indexing Procedure - QIP
Irrigation Training and Research Center Report No. 06-003
  • Stuart W. Styles, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
  • Bryan Busch, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
  • Daniel J. Howes, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
  • Marcus Cardenas, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Publication Date
9-1-2006
Abstract

This report details the proper installation and calibration techniques for hydroacoustic meters. The calibration procedure developed as part of this study is called the Flow Rate Indexing Procedure (QIP). The QIP can be competed by a professional technician with a boat-mounted Acoustic Doppler Profiler (ADP) or a standard current meter. Once the QIP has been used to properly calibrate a hydroacoustic flow meter, the device can then measure and record the flow rate and volume in a channel to within +/- 6% of actual values.

Number of Pages
263
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Publisher website: Irrigation Training and Research Center
Citation Information
Stuart W. Styles, Bryan Busch, Daniel J. Howes and Marcus Cardenas. "Non-Standard Structure Flow Measurement Evaluation using the Flow Rate Indexing Procedure - QIP" Irrigation Training and Research Center Report No. 06-003 (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/djhowes/1/