3D app introduces new hypermodern flood defense

This autumn, Aggéres will introduce a new innovative flood defense to the public. As a teaser, the company now launches a new 3D ‘augmented reality’ app that allows you to see this new flood defense, as well as their other products, in operation. The Aggeres app shows a section of a virtual town flooding, time and time again. In this town, the new flood barrier serves to protect a bank building, an entrance to an underground car parking, and a metro entrance. The SCFB (self-closing flood barrier) and the Velox (rapidly deployable emergency flood defense system) also help protect the town against the rising waters.

Over the last two years, the Velox emergency flood barrier has been demonstrated successfully in the test facilities of Flood Proof Holland (affiliated with the University of Delft) and has repeatedly proven its efficiency in operation. The existing SCFB (Self-closing Flood Barrier) has also been implemented in a number of large projects this year.

Aggéres (formerly BFDS NV) will now focus on innovation in the promising flood defense industry. Phenomena of flooding occur more and more often. As such, the demand for movable flood barriers, in addition to solid embankments, is on the rise. Last year, Aggéres launched the Porta flood barrier for the private market. Porta is a made-to-measure flood barrier that can easily be clicked into place inside a door or window aperture to prevent the water from entering the house. Several private residences in Flanders and the Netherlands already use the Porta to protect them against water damage.

In urban environments, there is an increasing demand to install complementary, separate flood defenses, in addition to the traditional embankments. They serve to protect important buildings and public spaces, such as car parks or metro entrances. Aggéres is presently testing a new watertight gate that can be integrated into a very compact module and that offers protection against the rising water up to a height of 4m. Last but not least, Aggéres has built its own test facility for the water pressure tests.

Source: Aggéres
Date: 28/05/2015

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