Flood Control International recently supplied some high pressure flood doors for the basement of a New York Hospital. The flood doors are able to withstand up to 30 metres of water pressure - from either side. The high pressure flood doors are based on submarine doors with redesigned frames to allow them to be built into building openings. Operation is easy with multiple latching points around the frame all operated by a central locking wheel.
Flood Control International recently added double flood gates to an historic bridge as part of the ‘Lower Don Flood Relief Scheme’ in Sheffield, UK.
The flood gates had to integrate with the existing steel plate bridge, and also open ‘up slope’ into the bridge.
Flood Control International’s ‘Lift-Hinged Gates’ were chosen as they could rise when open to store correctly up the slope, and work on dead level thresholds, so that public access was not affected by a slope or ramp.
The central post is fully removable, although there is pedestrian access only over the bridge.
The gate is one of 28 flood gates, flood doors and flood barriers delivered as part of the scheme.
Flood Control International recently did a demonstration of the NOAQ Boxwall flood barrier system for the London Fire Brigade. The portable flood barriers are lightweight, quick too deploy and absolutely reliable. They use hydrostatic pressure to stay put once placed, and can be arranged around corners, curves and slopes. They are ideal for quick response flood diversion.
flood Control International recently installed and commissioned a flip-up flood barrier for the main entrance to a Headquarters office. The fully automatic barrier has a sensor that raises the barrier automatically in flood conditions, or can be operated pro-actively if flooding is threatening.
Sensors ensure the area is clear before operating as well as an audio visual alarm immediately prior to operation. The barrier takes just 15 seconds to raise.
Flood Control International has recently been awarded the contract to design and supply containment barriers for the 92nd floor of One World Trade Centre in New York. The barriers are designed to keep fuels and chemicals in the plant rooms as removable parts of a protective bund.