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​Sliding Flood Gate Installed for Salt Barn at Poole

06-03-2017

Flood Control International recently installed a manual sliding flood gate for a salt barn in Poole Dorset. The gate is pulled into position using a hand operated winch to create a fully floodproof seal across the 5 metre opening.

Sliding Flood Gate at Salt Barn in Poole Sliding Floodgate at a Salt Barn in Poole, Dorset

Flood Protection for Retailers in Westport, Connecticut

03-03-2017

Flood Control International recently completed an impressive flood protection scheme for a new retail development in Westport, Connecticut. The scheme was initiated as a consequence of extensive flooding during Hurricane Sandy, and the redevelopment of a heritage building in the centre of the town.

Special requirements were designed to minimise any visual intrusion by the scheme when the barriers are not erected, such as fully removable window panels and details to deal with open mortar joints. The flexibility of the system allowed changes in angle and grade to be overcome with ease, and with standardised components for quicker installation if and when required in the future.

​Flood Gates Installed and Tested at BRM Gravesend

23-12-2016

Flood Control International recently installed nine flood gates to various areas in the BRM metals handling plant at Gravesend.

The lift-hinged vehicle flood gates are 4.5m wide and 1.1m high and were all fully tested by placing a demountable barrier to the ‘wet’ side and filling the gap with water.

All flood gates passed with flying colours. The client stated that he had "been impressed with the flood gates, your gate fitters (working in a testing environment) and the professional work you have provided from start to finish of this project."

​Flood Gates, Floodproof Glass and Flood Barriers installed at McVities

23-12-2016

FCI Recently installed fully automatic flood gates for the main entrance at McVities in Carlisle. The factory was badly affected by flooding in December 2015, and FCI were contacted to design supply and install a number of flood defence solutions including manual flood gates, floodproof glazing, flood doors and demountable barriers.

To allow security guards to see through the floodgates, the top sections of these incorporate floodproof glass panels 0.5m high.

​The Largest Flip Up Flood Barrier in the World?

28-11-2016

Flood Control International recently factory-tested one of four massive Flip Up Flood Barriers destined for NYU Hospital in New York.

Each barrier is 10 metres wide and 4 metres high, with three of them interconnecting to provide a 30 metre wide 4 metre high flood defence. The flood barrier decks usually provide the surface of the loading dock with 40 tonne vehicles driving over them.

When activated, the flood barrier rises using hydraulic rams with the inflating seals operating when in position. In total over 160 square metres of flood barrier can be made operational in under 15 minutes with no manual effort.

The flood barrier seals were also water tested at full 4 metre flood protection height.

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