Flow Conditioning Products for Pump Systems

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Flow Optimizers specializes in producing inlet flow conditioning products, such as flow conditioners and flow straighteners including baskets, bellmouths, vaned tees, vaned crosses, suction cones, and spool assemblies. These products are designed for use in flow meter systems, various process applications, and pump systems.

Solutions for Optimal Flow

Standard Inlet Flow Conditioning Solutions
for Municipal Water and Wastewater Pumping


Flow Optimizer Basket

Mounts on the suction of vertical turbine pumps.
Spool Assembly

Flow Optimizer Vaned Spool

Mounts on the suction of a double suction split case pump.
Flow Conditioning Suction Cone

Flow Optimizer Floor Cone

Floor mounted inlet suction cones for lift station pumps.
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Flow Optimizer Vaned Tee

Conveniently flange mounted onto pipes, elbows, and Tee’s.
Flow Conditioning Grid

Flow Optimizer Vaned Cross

Flow Conditioning Grids are used when upstream piping is less than ideal, and not per Hydraulic Institute guidelines.

Flow Optimizer Bellmouth

Flow Conditioning Bells mounts onto the suction of a submersible pump.

Pump Suction Pipe Spool with Handhole Clean-out

Flow Optimizer Handhole Clean-out

Custom made pipe spool with a handhole clean-out to allow you to lock-out/tag-out the pump, easily open the clamp, remove our contoured plug giving access to the suction of the clogged pump.

Flow Optimizer Handhole Clean-out w/Plug and Vanes

Custom made pipe spool with a handhole clean-out to allow you to lock-out/tag-out the pump, easily open the clamp, our contoured plug gives access to the suction of the clogged pump and helps to minimize disturbances as flow passes clean-out port.


Flow Optimizer Vaned Reducing Elbow

Reducing Elbows with a 2 diameter reduction have been proven to be the most effective way to condition the flow prior to the pumps suction.

What is Flow Conditioning?

The goal of Flow Conditioning is to achieve a predictable and desirable flow pattern in new or existing
piping that would otherwise be less than optimal.

When should you use Flow Conditioning?

Flow Conditioning is utilized when there is an absence of proper piping geometry, changes in pipe size,
or a flow direction that would cause instability, turbulence, and a non-repeatable flow profile.

What is a Flow Conditioner?

A Flow Conditioner is a device that uses straightening vanes, grids, or grates to help improve the flow
profiles in less than desirable upstream situations (i.e. Elbows, Tees, Pipe Reducers or Expanders, or less
than desired upstream pipe length) helping to reduce or eliminate swirl.

Solving Your Pump Suction Problems

90% of all pump problems are suction related

Finally! A company designing, testing, and manufacturing Inlet Flow Conditioning accessories.

Solutions to retrofit onto existing pump installations at municipal water utilities & wastewater treatment plants to solve typical water flow problems:

  • Free-Surface Vortices
  • Subsurface Vortices
  • Steady vs. Transient
  • Multi-Phase Flow
  • Air Entrainment
  • Swirl Angle
  • Velocity Profile

Benefits to working with Flow Optimizers:

  • Recognized by National Hydraulics Testing Laboratory based in North America
  • Certified “Approval” drawing provided to be signed by engineer before manufacturing
  • AIS Compliant & we use 316L “NSF61” materials
  • Fully insured for Professional & Liability Insurance
  • Can provide a Professional Engineer’s “PE” Stamp for small price adder
  • Woman-Owned Business
  • Manufactured in Macon, Georgia – Proudly Made in America!

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