ILC Dover Gets Patents for Floodproofing Systems
ILC Dover has announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded the company patents for its unique Flex-Gate®, Flex-Wall®, and Flex-Cover® dry floodproofing systems.
The Resilient Tunnel Plug (RTP) is a scalable technology that is
intended to plug rail, automotive, or other tunnels from threats,
Source: ICL Dover
These three systems form the heart of the company’s infrastructure-protection product line.
Each is designed to be stored at the point of use, and provide fast one- or two-person deployment. That allows owners and managers who use ILC’s systems to protect their critical assets, to safely make last-minute deployment decisions, after forecast models have converged.
In-place storage and fast stowing also mean a quick return to normal operations after a flood or storm, minimizing disruption to business and infrastructure operations, and maximizing revenue before and after the event.
The newly patented ILC systems are currently in place at multiple locations in New York City with facilities and agencies within Boston, Washington, DC, and Miami also adopting these systems for protecting commercial and government buildings, subway systems, underground rail and highway tunnels, power utility entrances and other critical or high-value structures.
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