A new Fisheries Flume Tank was built and commissioned in March 1988 at the campus of the Marine Institute in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. The tank is designed primarily for fisheries research and training, however, other applications can be accommodated. The tank is one of the largest circulating water tanks in the world.
This paper presents a detailed description of the Flume Tank Facility at the Marine Institute, including a detailed technical description and specifications. Tank operating conditions and limitations are also presented.
Although the Flume Tank's main function is to support fisheries research and education, many other applications in the field of fluid mechanics model testing, can make good use of the tank.
It is clear from the material presented in this paper that the new Marine Institute Flume Tank is a very useful research facility in many fisheries and non-fisheries areas, particularly, vessel and offshore structure flow applications.