Quality Flow Monitoring and Inspection Equipment
FloWav manufactures quality flow monitoring and inspection equipment to meet and exceed the demands of our customers. FloWav’s development team was involved in the early design phases of several of the technologies currently available in the open channel and SCADA market. This gave our team the unique perspective of watching the industry evolve from a primarily sensor driven market to the software and communications driven market it is today.
Flow Meter Industry
The flow meter industry has changed dramatically over the past five years. The number of companies that make open channel flow meters has been reduced due to acquisition of these companies by large, publicly held companies. This has meant fewer options available to a user. In addition, the flexibility provided by companies that are smaller and more customer focused does not carry over well once these companies are integrated into huge corporate conglomerates.
Sewer flow metering technology has only incrementally improved and changed since its inception in the 1980s. The current industry model, a separate flow meter comprised of a sensor and its own stand alone processor, memory and battery systems, is a reflection of the way it was developed. In the past, a customer selecting a particular flow meter was often tied to using the accompanying proprietary software and communication system. Revolutionary technology introduced by Telog in 2005 has now enabled the end user to choose the sensor and flow meter technology they prefer, without being forced into a proprietary software and communication system. In addition, it has enabled the end user for the first time the ability to utilize different flow meters and sensor technologies on the same project with a common software platform (Enterprise).
FloWav’s Founding Vision
FloWav builds on the natural evolution of the technology and industry by removing the need for the flow meter itself. Current owners of flow metering equipment will still be able to utilize existing assets when they invest in FloWav equipment. One of the largest user segments of sewer flow meters are flow service providers. This group has experienced the reduction of options available for flow meters through company acquisitions, and has had to endure several large suppliers of equipment become flow service providers themselves. FloWav provides a solution to these problems by offering the highest quality flow monitoring and measurement products available.