NoFloods FAQs

How does the NoFloods water-filled tube work?

NoFloods mobile flood barrier is a set of two water-filled tubes. The weight of the water holds the tube in place and prevents flood water from entering the area. 

What are the other uses of NoFloods tubes?

Besides flood control, NoFloods barrier tubes can be used to build coffer dams during beach extension projects, pipeline repairs, culvert repairs, etc. You can also use this product to build a reservoir to store water, sewage, chemicals, wastewater, etc.

What is the maximum height of the NoFloods mobile flood barrier?

NoFloods is available in different heights, designed to tackle minor and severe flooding. You can get them for water heights of 36cm and 80cm high tubes.

How much water does it take to fill the NoFloods tubes?

How can I deploy a NoFloods mobile flood barrier?

      1. Setup the terminals 
      2. Unroll the NoFloods tube
      3. Move the barrier into position and connect it to the terminals
      4. Inflate the flood tubes with air
      5. Fill with water using a hydrant or other water source while releasing the air

What is the maximum length of the NoFloods flood barrier?

You can create a barrier of any length by connecting NoFloods tubes together. Whether you want to protect a small-scale property or a large area, NoFloods is ideal. Here are the available tube lengths:

How do I connect the tube lengths to create a longer flood barrier?

The aluminium junction unit allows you to join two flood tubes together. You can use the end terminal to complete the deployed section. These fittings are provided with the NoFloods tubes.

How much does the barrier weigh?

A very convenient flood protection solution, the NoFloods tubes weigh only 3kg per metre before deployment. After using, you can store the tubes very compactly.  

An 80cm high twin tube water-filled tube weighs 2350kg per metre.

Why is NoFloods a twin tub? Can I get a single-tube version?

NoFloods come in single, double, and triple tube models. So, while you can get the single tube version, note that you’d need to secure for it to stay in place. Otherwise, the pressure of flood water can push the tube away. When the tubes are joined together, the barrier becomes more stable. 

Where can I deploy the NoFloods mobile flood barrier?

NoFloods mobile flood barrier works on all surfaces like grass, dirt, concrete, bitumen, and more and is great for urban and rural sites. The flexible tubes will adapt to the contours and undulations of the surface.

How many people are required to deploy the NoFloods mobile flood barrier?

Typically, 4-6 people are sufficient to deploy an average-sized NoFloods barrier. You may require more when linking tubes and creating longer barriers. 

What are NoFloods tubes made of? How strong is the material?

NoFloods tubes are made of double-woven polypropylene, consisting of an outer layer and an inner liner. This UV-treated, highly sturdy material can withstand temperatures between -40°C to +50°C. Moreover, the tubes are resistant to tearing, abrasion, chemicals, prolonged sun exposure, and extreme weather conditions.

How resistant is it to punctures?

In rare instances, the tubes may get punctured or damaged. But, as the material is rip-resistant, the tears from punctures won’t extend further and affect the function of the tubes. They won’t rip open. NoFloods barriers come with a repair kit to fix damages permanently. For short-term, quick fixes, duct tape is ideal. 

Is NoFloods reusable?

Yes. NoFloods flood tubes are an eco-friendly, sustainable alternative for one-time sandbags. It reduces carbon emissions by over 90%. With proper maintenance, you can use them for a long time. It is among the 100 sustainable solutions by Sustainia.

How to retrieve NoFloods tubes after use?

Retrieval of the tubes takes just a few hours. First, you have to drain the water from the tubes, let it dry, and fold it compactly. If the barrier is very long, you can use a hydraulic winch to do it quickly.

Do you ship worldwide?

Bluemont supplies NoFloods mobile flood barrier tubes to customers in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands.

Do you provide training on how to use and maintain NoFloods tubes?

We can provide training upon request. However, using NoFloods is very simple. Our website has a lot of resources to help you learn the correct steps for deployment, retrieval, and maintenance of these flood barrier tubes. Take a look at our videos for demonstrations on how to set up.

Bluemont, established in 2004, is a wholly-owned Australian company providing the latest technology to aid and prevent flood, fire, and erosion emergencies. Get in touch by filling out this form, calling us on +64 (9) 872 2622, or emailing info@bluemont.com.au.

 

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