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Rigorous Testing

As a leader in our field, we are constantly pushing the boundaries of innovation to address the needs of an ever changing environment.

Fundamental to this programme of development is our ability to access state of the art testing facilities for both domestic and commercial products.   

Internal facilities

Our Worcestershire head office is home to the UK’s only privately owned, BSI approved Research & Development testing facility.

The specialist ‘tank’ is designed to test a range of products up to a depth of one metre. It also has ‘wave simulation’ capability creating water speeds in excess of 1.5m/s.

The Test Tank features a Self Activating Flood Barrier (SAFB), an industrial Flood Gate and the Flood House.

 
UKFB Test Tank Facility
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Watch the video of the Self Activating Flood Barrier here:

Specialist testing

When projects dictate, our engineers work with specialist external organisations to implement rigorous testing programmes.

Working with French energy company EDF, we implemented testing of our SAFB to demonstrate effectiveness in post-earthquake flood conditions. 

Testing was undertaken at Bristol University’s Earthquake Engineering Research Centre where a 15 tonne, Six Axis Earthquake simulator was utilised to test functionality following S1 & S2 category quake.

Results showed the SAFB was essentially rigid at frequencies within normal seismic test range of 0-35Hz.

Testing was witnessed by representatives of EDF and University of Bristol. 

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Visiting the Facility

The Test Tank facility is available to use by flood mitigation manufacturers to test their products to BSI Kitemark standards.

The Test Tank & Flood House is also open to visits from industry stakeholders, homeowners, community flood groups and the media. Anyone interested in visiting should give us a call on 01905 773 282 to discuss.