Vertical Passive Flood Barriers

A vertical lift passive flood barrier that utilizes flood water to lift itself into position and seals off a building opening during flooding.
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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.

KEY BENEFITS

NO WARNING SYSTEM
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NO MANPOWER
NO STORAGE
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SHORT CLOSING TIME

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.

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.

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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.

SCFB PPRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

SCFB PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Custom built to match protection requirements.

Size

SCFB PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

PUR foam core with fiberglass outer layer fabricated in standard 3' lengths, connected to form the overall length of the wall.

Floating Panels

SCFB PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Long-lasting, durable gaskets that make a 100% watertight connection inside the basin and the guide rails.

Seals

SCFB PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Poured concrete or steel basin options delivered complete with wall, support blocks, lids, seals, and closing plate or with connecting flanges for easy assembling to the required lengths.

Basin

SCFB PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Pipe Connection, Inspection Pit, Inspection Pit with Pump, Water Runnel, or Water Runnel with Quick Fill System.

Activation Type
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PROJECTS

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HOBOKEN, BE
HOBOKEN, BE

- Two SCFB 1500 - 8 meters in length - Installed in 2009 - Protecting the slipway of two yacht clubs

VAN ABBEMUSEUM, NL
VAN ABBEMUSEUM, NL

- SCFB 1000 - 34 meters in length - Installed in 2016 - Protecting the Van Abbe Museum against floods from the river de Dommel

FREUCHIE, UK
FREUCHIE, UK

- SCFB 1000 - 2 meters in length - Installed in 2013 - Protecting a private home

HOBOKEN, BE
HOBOKEN, BE

- Two SCFB 1500 - 8 meters in length - Installed in 2009 - Protecting the slipway of two yacht clubs

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