WORLD MOST EFFECTED FLOOD BARRIER
The Self Closing Flood Barrier SCFB™, a unique effective flood defense system to protect people and property from inland waterway floods caused by heavy rainfall, gales or rapid melting snow. This system has been developed in the Netherlands to provide optimal protection against extreme high water levels. The barrier systems have proved to be the best flood protection and has already been built and installed in several countries around the globe. In operational use globally since 1998, the SCFB™ is acclaimed as the world's most effective flood protection system. The success can be attributed to the simple, but ingenious concept of using the approaching floodwaters to automatically raise the barrier; effectively using the problem to create the solution. With an unblemished 100% track record the SCFB™ is a highly favorable preference when specifying optimal and cost effective but passive flood defence.
The most reliable flood barrier
Rapid onset flooding usually causes the greatest damage due to the lack of time to deploy the more traditional type of manually operated floodgates and "demountable" systems, typically stored off site, and requiring human intervention. The SCFB™ overcomes all the issues associated with these older- generation flood defences, and has the considerable advantage of not requiring any intervention during a flood warning, which would otherwise put lives at risk. The SCFB™ underwent in excess of 70 tests; these tests included static load, dynamic load, buoyancy force, sand and gravel tests, duration tests (35 days) extreme cold temperature tests, earthquakes tests, and obstruction tests. These tests concluded that the barrier never stayed stuck and rose up in all tests. The SCFB™ remained watertight in all tests. The system is made of very durable materials designed to last for 50 to 100 years and remains virtually maintenance free of many years.
The most economical flood barrier.
With a design life of 100 years, and requiring minimal maintenance, the SCFB™ is not only an extremely effective flood defence system, but it makes a strong economic case too. With zero operational costs the SCFB™ has none of the high on-going expenditure associated with manually operated systems. When not in use the barrier is protected underground and its seals are sheltered from the elements. The SCFB™ offers optimal protection against extreme high water levels, and a rigorous on-going R&D program ensures that the SCFB™ will remain the first choice for discerning clients seeking cost effective and superior flood defence solutions for decades to come.
The Golden Medal for the best Civil Technical Invention in the world in 1996 by the Salon International de Inventions.
Awarded for the best suggested "solution to a real problem connected with improvements of conditions of society"by Recherche Centre Battele in Geneve.
Awarded as the most original and creative developmemnt plan for "Civil Engineering, Public Works and Constructions"by the Prinsdom of Monaco.
Nominated for the best invention in the Netherlands in 1996.
Awarded with a bronze medal for construction at the Inpexschow 2000 at Pittsburg, Pa, USA.
Nominated for the National Dutch Millennium 2000 Award.