Protecting medical equipment in hospitals from water damage Asahi Construction’s removable water stop plate “Flood Stopper”|電経新聞

Protecting medical equipment in hospitals from water damage Asahi Construction’s removable water stop plate “Flood Stopper”

自動防水ガラリ(automatic waterproof louver)

Asahi Construction is developing a removable water stop plate called ”Flood Stopper”.
By installing it at the entrance of a building, it can minimize flooding damage caused by torrential rain or typhoons.
Flood stoppers are becoming increasingly popular in houses, condominiums, factories, underground facilities, etc.
Due to abnormal weather conditions in recent years, torrential rains and typhoons have occurred frequently across the country, leading to an increase in flood damage. The need for “stoppers” is expanding.
The company has received inquiries from tower condominiums in the Tokyo metropolitan area, as well as power companies and sewage pumping stations.
For example, nursing homes are installing flood stoppers to protect the elderly. Even if heavy rain or a typhoon hits, water will not enter the facility, allowing time for residents to evacuate.
Under these circumstances, the company is calling on hospitals and other medical institutions to install flood stoppers.
This is because medical institutions own a lot of precision equipment, and if they are damaged by flooding, they will suffer huge economic losses. Hygiene problems are also likely to occur, such as viruses entering from muddy water.
Promoting automatic waterproof louvers as a flood stopper for medical institutions. This is an automatic waterproofing device that uses buoyancy, and when flooded, a special buoyancy device activates and automatically closes the louver.
Precision equipment that uses electricity is usually equipped with a heat-shielding net, such as a screen door, to allow heat to escape, and closed water stoppers that trap heat are not convenient to use. To solve these problems, the company has developed an automatic waterproof louver.
The company also provides sensors that notify users of flood damage. If you install a battery-operated sensor in a location prone to flooding, an alert will be sent to your registered LINE in the event of flooding. Users can understand the damage situation without going to the scene.
The need for alerts is increasing, especially in nursing homes and other facilities, due to frequent flood damage in recent years.