The flood roller door has been launched as the newest offering from the Flooding Solutions Advisory Group .

Operating like a normal security door in day-to-day use, the flood roller door also has aluminium door slats which compress automatically when required, creating a very effective water seal to a water height of 1500m.

Flooding Solutions managing director Keith Jackson says the new roller door is one of the most significant advancements in flood barrier technology he has ever seen.

“Very few products have the potential to change the way things are done in our category, but that is exactly what the flood roller is about to do.

“Integrating flood barriers into buildings, particularly automated barriers, have always been a challenge as they have to be coordinated with other elements such as entry doors, security gates, or structural floor slabs, often in places where space is at a premium.

“The Flood Roller will remove many of these issues, simplifying both design and construction, which will be welcomed by architects and builders alike,” Jackson concludes.

Features of the roller door include a stainless steel frame and aluminium door slats with seals that are compressed hydraulically.

Activation for everyday use is at the push of a button on a key ring. To enable the flood protection, the roller door can be installed with ‘self-closing’ technology, using captured floodwater to activate a sequence that compresses the seals. Additionally, the flood protection can be activated via the wall-mounted control panel.

Audible and visual alarms are built into the system for safety, as well as sensors which can detect any obstructions preventing the door from closing.

The system also has a ‘fail-safe’ uninterrupted power supply incorporated so as to isolate the barrier from mains failure.

Testing conducted on the Flood Roller door by TUV Rheinland subjected the door to a leakage test at 1500mm water height for three hours using the British Standard Institute’s PAS 1188 -1 as reference. Insignificant leakage was recorded – far below the reference level.