Flood protection products such as door barriers, flood doors and mobile flood barriers can be a significant investment, but with enormous benefits. The trouble has been that no full national standards have existed anywhere in the world, and so confidence in products has been under question.Now, a fully-fledged national standard (BS851188) is finally available; published in the UK but designed to give full confidence to buyers and specifiers all around the world.Read on
EDF Product Qualification
Following the disastrous events at the Japanese nuclear power plant at Fukashima, the requirement to protect all of EDF’s French nuclear power stations became urgent.
The French regulator insisted on passive flood barriers (that required no human intervention) for all the sites. In addition, that specified the barriers must be able to withstand an earthquake event up to a magnitude 5 on the Richter scale. FloodBreak were invited to participate in the tender process and Aquobex, as their sole partner in the UK, started to engage with EDF and Bristol University to undergo the required seismic testing.Read on