Our facilities can test various flood protection products
HR Wallingford is approved by the British Standards Institution (BSI) as the national laboratory for assessing the leakage of flood protection products under their Kitemark scheme. The test centre, run with support from the Environnment Agency, can also be used to develop and refine product designs.
HR Wallingford (supported by the Environment Agency) set up test facilities for various flood protection products in accordance with BSI's PAS 1188. Testing is available for all parts of the PAS1188 (2009), including:
In order to assess the effectiveness of these products during a flood, our facilities are used to independently test products in simulated flood conditions. As well as standing water, a product’s performance can be investigated under wave and current loads.
Supported by the Environment Agency, we set up test facilities for various flood protection products in accordance with BSI's PAS 1188.