Airfield High Blast Control in the UK
In the past this has been solved by using traditional pins/ batons and Netlon. HydroFlex-Eu has become the only Airfield Certified Installer for Profile Products within the UK and Europe, which allows us to install leading edge “Hydraulically Applied” High Blast control systems. These systems utilising Flex-Terra and Terra-Shield (see below) maintain CAA compliance with both CAP 168 and CAP 772.
Quality of application is maintained to ensure compliance by the production and adherence of our own ITP (Inspection and Test Plan) produced for the Airport concerned.
Unlike pins/ batons and Netlon, applied erosion control systems are sprayed on and therefore genuinely follow the contours of the ground, with no bridging or potential for washout below the matting. Conventional netting can allow water to seep through and gradually cause washout. These spray-on systems actually lock the soil particles down using soil binders and biodegradeable fibres to create a seamless blanket of protection. Hydraulically applied erosion control systems have been proven to reduce soil loss by 99% compared to traditional erosion control mats and are highly effective as a replacement for traditional methods of blast protection.
Trialed and proven to work in the:
- USA at both New York Airport (JFK) and Los Angeles (LAX)
- New Zealand at Christchurch.
- UK at Gatwick Airport (GAL), Heathrow Airport (LHR), London City Airport (LCY), Cambridge Airport (CMB) and the MOD.