Flood Control International is now a distributor for the Portable Cylinder Flood Barrier system, manufactured by Aquariwa in Germany.
This innovative and patented system provides a mobile, quickly erected flood defence. Unlike traditional systems, it requires minimal manpower and material, and can be mobilised and erected in a short period of time, without the need for tools and equipment. No technical skills are required, enabling the systems to be easily assembled by untrained volunteers. Once the flood has passed, the system is quick and easy to disassemble and remove.
To see just how easy it is to deploy 1.5km of Portable Cylinder Flood Barriers, see this video, filmed in Gartow, Germany.
The basic principle is a Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) sheet that is formed into a cylinder. The sheet can be manufactured in different sizes, depending on the requirements of the protection level.
The sheet is then locked together using bespoke locking pins that require no tools or special knowledge to use. Each cylinder has a mesh base that is gathered and fixed, creating a base on which to place special plastic waterbag liners that fit inside the cylinders.
The cylinders can form any shape and be deployed on inclines if necessary. Once positioned, plastic membranes are placed along the line of cylinders and the front edge held in place using sandbags. These seal the whole system against floodwater and prevent water from penetrating the soil.
The system is easy to store, transport and deploy, and can be adapted to different sites and water impacts, by changing its configuration and filling.
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