Self Closing Flood Barrier



The Self Closing Flood Barrier (SCFB™) is build and designed by Hyflo BV in the Netherlands.

With the award-winning patent on a self-closing flood barrier SCFB™, Hyflo in the Netherlands has embarked on a mission to provide a solution to the growing problem of extreme flooding. The starting point for the success of the Self Closing Flood Barrier is primarily the design, the solution itself, devised and established by Johann van den Noort in 1995.


The SCFB™ is build and designed by Hyflo BV in the Netherlands. The barriers can be built in any required length whith a basin from: concrete, or stainless steel. Depending on the requested length and location, Hyflo can advice what the best option is for the specific location. 

The SCFB™ is a unique effective flood defense system to protect people and property from inland waterway floods caused by heavy rainfall, gales or rapid melting snow. The barrier systems have proved to be the best flood protection and has already been built and installed in several countries around the globe. Rapid onset flooding cost by heavy rainfall causes the greatest damage to underground parking, metrostation and all other lower entrance. For deploy of the more traditional type of manually operated flood-doors and floodgates systems you need warning time and time to set up the barrier which you don't have in these cases. The SCFB overcomes all the issues associated with these flood defences, and has the considerable advantage of not requiring any intervention during a flood warning, the SCFB using the approaching floodwaters to automatically raise the barrier; effectively using the problem to create the solution.