The innovative FLUTSCHUTZ Load Filter is a non-stationary water-filled tube systems made of reinforced plastic membranes. It can be used for strengthening an endangered dike line during long lasting high-water levels. Its purpose is to impose load and to ensure sufficient drainage providing support to stabilize a sliding landside slope.
Actual system proven in operational environment (competitive manufacturing).
The solution is used successfully in a structurally operational environment. The user can and wants to recommend the solution to others.
The FLUTSCHUTZ Load Filter was developed within the research project HWS-Mobile, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. Different prototypes of such water-filled tube systems for emergency flood control were developed and tested in laboratory as well as in situ. In 2012, the FLUTSCHUTZ Load Filter was tested and certified by the German Technical Inspection Agency TUV Nord for deployment in emergency flood control.

How does it work?

The innovative dike protection system FLUTSCHUTZ Load Filter is made of a drainage mat and a flexible, water-filled membranes. The empty membrane system can be brought easily to the endangered dike section to increase buoyancy of the dike and to ensure that seepage water is allowed to escape. After proper placement of the drainage mat and the empty tube system at the landside dike slope or at the dike toe the construction is filled with water using a gasoline-driven pump. For filling the on-site available flooding water can be used directly.