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PROVEN SOLUTIONS: Understanding The Organizations Involved In Flood Protection And How They Relate To Products

Flood protection is serious business, and rightly so. If a company claims that a product will perform a certain way under flooding conditions, failing to live up to those claims can be disastrous for everyone involved. As a result, various organizations have evolved in North America over the past century with the purpose of standardizing, testing and certifying manufactured flood protection measures. However, each of these entities approaches this critical task in a slightly different way, and that can lead to confusion on the part of those purchasing and installing the products. Here’s a brief overview of the most important organizations in flood control – and what each of them views as their responsibility in making sure that flood products live up to their promise.

PROVEN SOLUTIONS: Preparing For Industrial Spills

All production facilities, from manufacturing to agriculture to food preparation, deal with industrial spills. These accidents range from inconvenient (like an accidental sprinkler release) to hazardous (oil or chemicals, for example), but all spills require a fast, dependable response that benefits from planning. For the most part, the adverse impact of an industrial spill of any scope is inversely proportional to the preparedness of the team and facility responsible for it. In other words, the more you plan for spills, the less of a problem they present.

PROVEN SOLUTIONS: Unique Challenges Call For Custom Solutions

Industry has been built on ingenuity, but as a result, many companies face something of a consistency problem. Seven out of ten pieces of equipment in their plant are “standard,” but those other three have been modified somehow to meet a unique need. Some of the most important jobs in an industrial setting need to be done by custom-built products, and that goes for doors, hatches, gates and barriers as much as it does for automation and technology.

PROVEN SOLUTIONS: Field Testing Verifies That Your Barriers Are Ready To Stop Floodwater

The first step in protecting your building from floodwaters is to order a flood barrier from PS Flood Barriers™, but it isn’t the only step. Proper installation is also important, obviously, since an improperly installed barrier will not live up to its potential. With that in mind, PS Flood Barriers provides detailed guidance on field testing as a way to validate the accuracy of the product installation.

PROVEN SOLUTIONS: Choosing The Right Flood Barrier For Your Opening

In the world of flood protection, one size does not fit all. Just as there are many types of companies and facilities, so are there many types of doors, docks and openings. Floodwater on the other hand, doesn’t care what kind of business you are in or what kind of facility you utilize – if it can gain access, it will. Effective flood protection must account for this, matching flood barriers to openings in order to keep water outside where it belongs.

In-Stock Hydro1® Flood Doors Now Ship In 3 Days Or Less*

Proven flood protection can be yours in a hurry! PS Flood Barriers’ in-stock Hydro1® Flood Door can now be shipped in three days or less (limited to stock on hand). This door provides passive flood protection that has passed testing for Florida Product Approval, including the High Velocity Hurricane Zone (Miami-Dade and Broward counties) – Certificate Pending.

PS Flood Barriers™ Introduces New Hydro1™ 90 Min. Fire Rated Flood Door – The Dual-Defense Flood And Fire Solution

The new Hydro1™ Fire Rated Flood Door from PS Flood Barriers™ acts as a durable pedestrian/egress door for everyday use, but is also engineered for interior and exterior openings that require watertight flood protection – and a 90-minute fire rating! It features the lowest leakage rate in the industry, with independent-party-witnessed factory testing to 3′ and 20′ water protection heights.

PS Flood Barriers™ Case Study: 171 Nahatan Street/Olde Colonial Cafe

Residents of Norwood, Massachusetts, are no strangers to the beautiful old building located on 171 Nahatan Street. Playing many different roles throughout history, the community-owned building once served as a local fire hall but is now home to the Olde Colonial Cafe. Over the years, the building’s back door has often delivered something that the restaurant never included on its menu – inches of flood water caused by any heavy rainfall.

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