The National Flood Barrier Testing & Certification Program is testing/certifying products that are designed and marketed to be used for flood-risk reduction to facilities that are exposed to flood risk such as buildings. These products are intended to provide flood-risk reduction to residential, commercial, agricultural, and industrial property. They are generally categorized into the following five broad categories:

Perimeter Barriers

These are intended to provide temporary flood-risk reduction. These barriers are generally setup just prior to a flood event and are generally taken down immediately after the flood threat has passed. Setup of these barriers does not require any permanent fixtures to which the barrier is attached. Flood warning times prior to the flood event must be long enough in order for these barriers to be setup and become flood worthy. Perimeter barriers are basically of two general types depending upon the method of making the barriers stable to resist the forces of flood water. These methods are generally water filled or sand filled in order to provide product weight and stability and using the weight of the flood water itself on the barrier to anchor the product and provide the needed stability. Depending on the product, they can generally be deployed in a large variety of conditions. These products are usually the flood-proofing system.

Tiger Dam Header

2-1 Stackable Configuration 19″ Diameter &
Single Tube Configuration 19″, 24″ & 36″

Tiger Dam Perimeter Flood Barrier
Tiger Dam Perimeter Flood Barrier

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FM Approved

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MegaSecur
Megasecur Water-Gate WL
Megasecur Water-Gate WL
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FM Approved

Wall Panels

AquaFence Model V1200 Wall Panels
AquaFence Model V1200 Wall Panels
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FM Approved
Tiger Dam Header

US Flood Control 42 inch FM Approved Tiger Dam

Reusable Temporary Perimeter Barrier

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Semi-Permanent Barriers

Semi-permanent barriers also provide temporary flood-risk reduction. They also rely on having enough flood warning time in order to be able to erect the barrier and they are generally erected just prior to the flood and removed shortly after the flood. These products rely on stability for an anchoring mechanism that is permanently attached to the ground where these products are erected. These products are usually the flood-proofing system.

Opening Barriers

These are intended to close openings in flood-proofing systems. They are generally categorized as closing window and door openings of buildings. They are usually a part of a permanently-installed flood-proofing system. They are removed from their closure position after the flood event passes in order to be able to freely use the opening that the product closed. These products are part of a flood-proofing system.

Flex-Wall® 2510, Side Deployed

The side deployed Flex-Wall® 2510 has been tested and approved to the ANSI/FM 2510 American National Standard for Flood Abatement Equipment for Openings. The Flex-Wall® 2510 is qualified for a range of Design Flood Elevations, up to 6 feet of water height; across varying width openings, up to 21-feet wide; and all without posts across the span. The system includes a high-strength fabric wall that can be deployed rapidly for flood protection. The patented system is stored in a container at the point of use so that all materials and components are available when needed. Sealing is achieved via clamping to the opening walls and the ground. Connection at

the opposite end of the opening is accomplished by bolting an integral Structural End Bar and a Vertical Clamp Bar to a preinstalled Receiver. All operations are manual in case of power outage and use standard hand tools. The Flex-Wall® is simple to operate and can be easily deployed or stowed by two people within 30 minutes.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

  •   Point-of-use storage — Deploys at the last moment for minimal operational disruption, resumes operations faster, no lost components
  •   Rapid deployment — Deploy at last minute (Site secured in 30 minutes by two people) and retract quickly so can return to business as usual faster
  •   High DFE and Wide Opening Protection – 6 foot DFE at 21 foot wide opening with seepage <0.08 gal/hour/ linear foot of perimeter and no center posts
  •   Compact stowage — Stores in small spaces
  •   Scalable design — Sized to fit multiple vertical openings
  •   Robust materials and construction — Withstands debris impacts

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Combined Watertight Gate

Dai Chen DCAM-01 Combined Watertight Gate
Dai Chen DCAM-01 Combined Watertight Gate
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Multi-Function Flood-Proof Watertight Gate

Dai Chen DCAMW-02 Multi-Function Flood-Proof Watertight Gate
Dai Chen DCAMW-02 Multi-Function Flood-Proof Watertight Gate
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FM Approved

Manual Ditch Watertight Gate

Dai Chen DCSD-03 Manual Ditch Watertight Gate
Dai Chen DCSD-03 Manual Ditch Watertight Gate
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FM Approved
Presray

Stackable Flood Barrier

Presray FastLog Heavy Duty or Standard Duty Stackable Flood Barrier
Presray FastLog Heavy Duty or Standard Duty Stackable Flood Barrier
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FM Approved
Presray

Floodgate

Presray FB44
Presray FB44
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FM Approved
Presray

Adjustable Flood Barrier

Presray FB33
Presray FB33
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FM Approved
Presray

Aluminum Panel

Presray FB22
Presray FB22
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FM Approved
PS Flood Barriers

Flood Plank

PS Doors FP-530FM
PS Doors FP-530FM
FM Approved
PS Flood Barriers

Single or Double Pedestrian Door

PS Doors PD-520X
PS Doors PD-520X
FM Approved
Flood Mitigation Valves

These are generally used in sewer and drain systems to prevent the flow of flood water through these systems and into the building or structure desiring flood-risk reduction. These devices are permanently installed and do not function until flood water reaches sufficient depths that will allow the water to flow into the building via the sewer or drain system. These devices are part of a flood proofing system.

Penetration Sealing Devices

Sealant products are generally used to coat material that is not completely resistant to the passage of water when exposed to floods. The sealant material is applied in order to make the material waterproof in terms of the passage of water through the material. These products are permanently applied. They are part of a flood-proofing system.

Flood Mitigation Pumps

These are used for the removal of unwanted water. Types of flood mitigation pumps include but are not limited to submersible (e.g., a sump pump) and self-priming pumps. Flood mitigation pumps shall be utilized in one of the following applications: as part of an open automatic barrier system, installed in a building and used for removal of unwanted water, and/or as a portable emergency device used for removal of unwanted water from a building.