Flood Defence Systems barriers underwent two rounds of government flood defence testing performed at the Canadian National Research Council (NCR) water basin test site in Ottawa (2020).
The first, a dynamic operational test, was tested in an urban environment. One 7m barrier and a 3.5m barrier were erected and connected together, then filled with rushing water using high-pressure hoses to a depth of 1M (3ft) of water in the containment area.
The second, a stress test, tested FDS air-inflated flood barriers under extreme flood conditions to test up to 1.2M (4 ft) of water and one-foot waves.
Barriers were set up in under 12 labour-hours and used 58 sandbags versus 60 labour-hours and over 1,200 bags for a sandbag wall equivalent.
Flood Defence System air-inflated barriers final test and validation - National Research Council of Canada.
Only 12 labour hours and 58 sandbags were used to set up this configuration. Versus 60+ labour hours and over 1200 sandbags, for a sandbag wall of the same height and length.
Protect critical infrastructure with new air-inflated flood control innovation and flood protection systems. Flood Defence Systems Barriers are lightweight and rapidly deployable as we see in this demonstration with CEO Robert Parsons.
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