SMART mobile flood protection for SMART Cities
Quick and easy to set up — safe in operation!
Picture: The AquaWand, stored invisibly in standby mode on site. The only thing to be seen is a line drainage. In fact, all components are concealed under the traversable cover.
In the 36-second film, you can see the rapid assembly of the AquaWand type140 in fast motion the rapid assembly and the rapid assembly of the AquaWand type200.
1. The AquaWand
We develop, manufacture and distribute mobile flood protection systems for professional use.
The AquaWand is a closed system, always in standby mode. Everything is securely connected, nothing can be lost or stolen. There are no screws, the construction is simple, all components are pulled out of the channel, interlocked and bolted.
With the AquaWand, fast, targeted action can be implemented by anyone with minimal effort (a trained team = 1 m² AquaWall / 1 man-minute). Experienced emergency personnel are relieved, valuable time and manpower are free for further crucial tasks, such as managing critical infrastructure.
The CO2 emissions of the AquaWand are lower than those of the classic aluminium dam beams in production as with assembly and dismantling (no storage, no logistics) decreasing by a factor of 10.
2. Installation examples / application scenarios of mobile flood protection systems
2.1 The AquaWand on shore (Baltic Sea in Denmark)
Flood operation: mobile flood protection on shore
2.2 The AquaWand between two buildings (Hildesheim, Germany)
Flood operation: mobile flood protection between two buildings
2.3 The AquaWand of a landmarke building (Bavaria)
Flood protection: mobile flood protection around a house
2.4 The AquaWand as flood protection in driveways (Zurich, Switzerland)
Flood protection: mobile flood protection in driveways
2.5 The AquaWand as line protection next to running waters (Saxony)
Mobile flood protection as line protection next to running waters
2.6 The AquaWand as building protection already during shell construction
Flood protection: mobile flood protection installed in the building
Images: The AquaWand200, length 4 m, height 1.8 m
Images: The AquaWand140, length 1.9m, height 1.2m
Images: The AquaWand140, length 15 m, height 1.2m
2.7 Line protection on the EMS river with different AquaWand types and protection heights (NRW)
Mobile flood protection: Various AquaWänden (mobile flood protection systems) on a flowing watercourse
2.8 Image: Rapid mobile enclosing flood protection around a hospital in 2 x 70 metre lengths and a driveway to be closed.
Flood protection: mobile flood protection around a hospital
2.9 The AquaWand installed as a storage pool in a car park. In this way, an area can be used multifunctionally.
Flood protection / storage basin: mobile flood protection in a car park
Installation examples / application scenarios of the AquaWand:
The application is very versatile to implement in an urban space.
Since no supply routes are required for logistics, hard-to-reach areas are also possible for the use of the AquaWand.
It is also possible to switch between AQUABURG’s mobile flood systems “AquaWand” and the “new low-priced AquaVerschluss”!
3. The surfaces of the AquaWand, functional and visually appealing
The AquaWand offers structurally attractive solutions in urban spaces as well as for historical sites, as it is always on site, but only visible during floods.
Permanently installed but only temporarily required flood protection systems place high visual demands on their place of demands on their installation site, as they contribute to the overall impression. Normally only the covers of the AquaWand made of hot-dip galvanized steel, stainless steel or Corten steel are visible.
4. Overview of the different AquaWand types
The AquaWand — in the floor — in the wall
The protective heights of the AquaWand can be selected from 60 cm to 400 cm.
The different AquaWand types can be installed in a trench, in a wall or dike.
The statics of the individual AquaWand can be adapted to the local conditions, extended security requirements and customer requests.
5. The most important strengths of the mobile flood protection system at a glance
- Storage on site
- Fast self-sufficient assembly
- Assembly without qualified personnel with handy tools
- No storage costs
- No logistics costs
- Very low personnel costs
- Very robust
- Underwashing protection
- Large impact protection
- High system stability
Conclusion: fast, safe mobile flood protection with very low operating costs and organisational costs for the flood deployment of tomorrow’s mobile flood protection systems.
6. Flood protection wall — tested and certified
The AquaWand is one of the best studied mobile flood protection systems on the market.
Images: Tests of the different flood protection walls at the Technical University Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH) — test at the RWTH Aachen and tests at the AquaWand with a 4‑metre damming height in a specially converted test facility.
7. Films various tests
7.1 The 34-second film shows the quick installation of the wall rail in the wall bracket. This makes it possible to quickly protect the mobile flood protection even when the water is already coming.
7.2 In the 20-second film, a flotsam impact with additional flooding can be seen. The tarpaulin-net construction of the AquaWand absorbs the large impacts very well.
7.3 The 35-second film shows the test setup and a strong flotsam impact in a sequence of images like videos. The film clearly shows that the forces of the flotsam impact are well absorbed.
7.4 Extreme weather often places extreme demands on a protection system!
The 60-second film shows various extreme tests:
- Structure in snow and ice,
- Net damage during floods,
- post damage during floods,
- Emergency repair of the tarpaulin during floods
8. NEW: The economical AquaVerschluss
SMART mobile flood protection for SMART Cities
Inexpensive to buy, easy to set up — safe to use!
NEW: The economical AquaVerschluss
The AquaVerschluss = closure simply screwed into ground sleeves or quickly stuck into a floor rail
The economical AquaVerschluss is simply brought to the place of use and assembled easily.
x2 Only the wall and floor sleeves of the mobile flood protection can be seen.
- hardly any logistics (fits on Euro pallets)
The CO2 emissions oft the AquaVerschluss are many times lower than those of the production of classic aluminium dam beams.
9. Installation examples / application scenarios
The NEW AquaVerschluss = Closure as flood protection in an underground car park (Austria).
The AquaVerschluss is taken from storage X1 (stowed small) and screwed into the Wall and floor sleeves X2 (only the sleeves are visible).
Flood deployment: mobile flood protection at large openings
10. Overview of the different AquaVerschluss heights
Protection-Height from 60 cm to 200 cm.
10.1 Warehouse and logistics AquaVerschluss
The AquaVerschluss can be stowed and stored small (see picture above) = lower mobile flood protection costs.
The posts stand on a Euro pallet and are connected with lashing straps.
11. AquaVerschluss — tested and certified
Picture: AquaVerschluss in the test basin of the TUHH.
12. Films AquaVerschluss
12.1 The 27-second film shows the leakage test (with clear water) at the TUHH. The leaks are very small, with water only escaping from the lower left and right corners of the AquaVerschluss. Due to the tarpaulin, there are no other seals and no leaks on the entire surface.
12.2 In the 24 second film, flooding is shown. Even after unhooking the top rope at the top left of the wall connection, the construction is very stable and there is no damage to the net or the tarpaulin.
13. 1:1 Model of the AquaWand / AquaVerschluss
In order to be able to better assess the AquaWand / AquaVerschluss, we offer you the possibility to check its quality and strengths. For this purpose, we have a 1:1 model with which we can demonstrate all the essential properties of the AquaWand and AquaVerschluss.