The idea behind the brilliant Hyflo SCFB™ design is to harness the power of floodwater to raise the barrier, effectively using the problem to create the solution. Flash flooding scenarios limit the time available to deploy manually operated flood gates and demountable systems that are typically stored off site and require human intervention to assemble. The Hyflo SCFB™overcomes these limitations of manually deployed flood defences, and has the considerable advantage of not requiring any manpower during a flood warning, which would otherwise put lives at risk.
With a design life of 100 years, and requiring minimal maintenance, the Hyflo SCFB ™ is not only an extremely effective flood defence system, but it makes a strong economic case too. Minimal operational costs give the Hyflo SCFB ™ a distinct advantage over other systems in terms of ongoing costs.
When not in use the barrier is protected underground and its seals are sheltered from the elements. With an unblemished 100% deployment success record the Hyflo SCFB™ is a prime consideration when specifying a flood defence that is cost effective and passive - (no people, no power).
NO WARNING SYSTEM and WARNING TIME REQUIRED - the Hyflo SCFB™ rises instantly through the rising water level
NO MANPOWER REQUIRED - the Hyflo SCFB™ is not energy driven and operates without any human intervention
NO STORAGE NEEDED - in resting position the barrier is invisible and fully self-protected
RAPID CLOSING TIME - In response to a fast flood the barrier will close within a minute
MAINTENANCE FREE - all applied elements represent the highest quality
UNLIMITED LENGTHS - the Hyflo SCFB™ can be built to any required length
The Self Closing Flood Barrier SCFB™ is protected and reserved by international granted patents under number NL1035546 /WO2009139622, current patent applications and Trade Mark number 010390029.
Stonehaven Flood Protection Scheme fly-through
Principle of the Hyflo SCFB™
Following installation and in non-flood conditions, all operational parts of the barrier are invisibly concealed in the ground inside its basin.
When floodwater rises to within
10cm below flood level, the
enclosed basin, which houses
the floating wall, starts to fill
up through an inlet pipe from
the adjacent service pit.
The flood wall floats and rises.
When the basin is totally filled,
the angled support block will '
lock the barrier into position
making it watertight.
The floodwater can now continue to rise without flooding the protected area.
As the water subsides , the flood water in the basin is drained by drain pipes with one way check valves.
As the water continues to drain from the basin, the flood wall returns to its resting position within the basin and the lid seals the barrier to protect the
barrier from waste and debris.
Innovative, effective and proven defence.
This award winning concept has been acclaimed as the world's most effective protection against
floods. The Self Closing Flood Barriers SCFB™ have now become the leading flood defence device in
its field. It has been in operational use around the globe since 1998 with a 100% success rate.
Natural disasters are difficult to predict. For this reason, it’s wise to prepare yourself and your assets for life after the disaster. Installing flood barriers is one step you can take to protect your property, reduce clean up and eliminate insurance claims. There are various options available, but the common ones are reusable and removable, which means you can store them away when there isn’t a threat of a flood. Flooding Solutions can help you prepare for these unfortunate events by supplying the necessary gear.
Benefits of Flood Barriers
We stock various types of flood barriers – from those that require “human’ deployment such as flood gate, flood plank* to highly sophisticated devices such as self-closing flood roller doors. Each of them will offer your property some form of protection from flowing water. These are the benefits you enjoy when you acquire any one of our solutions:
They’re incredibly flexible and can cater to various lengths or flood heights. The space you’re trying to protect will determine which solution is ideal for your property and budget.
The demountable gate option includes barriers that you can join together, which is ideal for wider building openings.
Since they’re completely removable, you don’t have to compromise on the aesthetics of your building. It takes a matter of moments to set up, and there’s no need for nuts and bolts. It’s a practical solution that you can fetch from your storage and erect minutes after the flood warning.
With less movable parts, flood barriers are undoubtedly more effective than doors. Water is strong enough to push through the weakest points to enter a property which is the hinges of doors. Since flood barriers have few moving parts, they don’t possess weaknesses that water can exploit. Furthermore, because you don’t have to use it all the time, it remains in excellent condition, which is crucial for your defence against a flood. DELETE THIS POINT COMPLETELY – the first three bullet points relate to the simpler manually deployed demountables – to round out this piece on “flood barriers” this last point needs to focus on those barrier types that do not need human intervention – our self-closing barriers
Permanent options such as roller doors contain aluminium which is a strong material. Installing this type of barrier will add to the aesthetics of your property and increase its value. Trust the number one supplier of flood barriers on the Sunshine Coast, in the Gold Coast and Brisbane for your flooding solutions.