Newport-based Cintec is to provide innovative blast mitigation systems which will form part of the security measures surrounding the G8 Summit in
The company’s Waterwall systems are inflatable PVC coated fabric structures that are internally reinforced and inflated with air which is then displaced by water.
The rapidly deployable system harnesses the high mass of water to dramatically reduce the effects of explosions. They can be inflated in minutes and folded away when not in use with minimal training required.
The systems come in a range of sizes including the Ram Bag model which the company will supply for the summit which takes place in July 2008 in Toyako on
Cintec managing director Peter James explained that in sufficient quantity water could reduce the damage caused by projectiles, interact with the chemistry of the explosion, reducing heat and the overall effectiveness of the explosive material. It has also been designed to mitigate against a dirty bomb.
The system is currently being trialled in