Vertical Passive Flood Barriers
A horizontal and vertical lift passive flood barrier that utilizes flood water to lift itself into position and seals off a building opening during flooding.
Self Closing Flood Barrier™
The Self Closing Flood Barrier SCFB is a unique and effective flood defense system designed to protect people and property from inland waterway floods caused by heavy rainfall, gales or rapid melting snow. Developed in the Netherlands to provide optimal protection against extremely high water levels, these Self Closing Flood Barrier™ systems have already been built and installed in several countries around the globe and have proved to be the best flood protection of their type.
In operational use globally since 1998, the SCFB is acclaimed as the world's most effective passive flood protection system. The success can be attributed to the simple, but the ingenious concept of using the approaching floodwaters to automatically raise the barrier; effectively using the problem to create the solution. The SCFB is a highly favorable preference when specifying the optimal, most cost-effective passive flood defense.
NO WARNING SYSTEM
The SCFB™ provides 24/7 protection. It operates without any human intervention and requires no electricity; SCFB raises instantly utilizing the rising water level, even in the event of a power outage.
The SCFB requires no manpower, but can be manually deployed if desired and for testing purposes.
In resting position, the SCFB is invisible and fully self-protected at it's storage location in the ground. It requires no off-site storage and transport in the case of testing or during a flood situation.
SHORT CLOSING TIME
Since the SCFB is utilizing rising water levels to automatically deploy, the barrier will only deploy when there is a flood situation. This allows for short closing times and the protected area to remain accessible until the last moment.
LOW OPERATIONAL COST
Since the SCFB is stored in the ground at it's point of use, it eliminates the necessity for off-site storage and transport costs during annual testing and deployment.
Periodic testing can be performed by a single person. The SCFB can be connected to the main water supply or filled by a pump. By filling up the storage pit, the barrier is lifted automatically and ready for inspection.