A UK company has designed a modular patent protected flood barrier system. The modular system comprises of two parts and can be deployed quickly. The company is now looking for distributors who serve local authority, relevant government departments and road and transport authorities with flood prevention equipment.
The UK company designs, markets and sells patent protected flood barrier systems. The system is sold throughout the UK to local authorities, businesses and private households. The technology is more effective and affordable than current, ubiquitous sandbagging techniques - which are employed throughout the world. The technology can be rapidly deployed by one or two persons without the need of construction works. They are light weight and simple to assemble at speed. The barrier is versatile and has a number of applications, including: - Rapidly deployable flood barrier - Flash flooding - Coastal flooding - Pluvial & fluvial flooding - Rapidly deployable reservoir system - Water/fluid containment - Fluid spills (oil, tanker spills on road networks) - Fire service, cylinder cooling bund - Road traffic delineator barrier. The company would like to partner with distributors abroad.
Innovations and advantages
Innovation: The modular units that make up an assembled barrier actually fill with the rising flood waters. This combined with the weighted connections keys, means that an assembled barrier will always be denser than the flood water. Thus holding the water back. The beauty of this patented system, is that no bolting to the ground is required. It also means that when the flood waters recede, the units empty themselves and become light enough to be carried away. Advantages: - Cheaper and more effective than sandbagging - Units nest to minimise storage required - Repeatable - Recyclable - Actually saves local authorities and householders money - Multi-functional - can also function as a road traffic delineator barrier and reservoir - Can be rapidly deployed by one or two person - Used as leverage to gain insurance (dependent on insurer and scenario)
10002007 Environmental Engineering / Technology
10002009 Natural Disasters
10004005 Rain Water
10004011 Flood Management
Market application codes
07004008 Other consumer products
08005 Other Industrial Products (not elsewhere classified)
Intellectual property rights
Area of partner's activity
Distributors must have the potential to take responsibility for marketing and selling the new product within their country region. Terms of agreement to be discussed once contact details have been exchanged.