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Modular Removable Flood Barrier System – WK Model FB-QW

Ideal for long perimeter and large size openings, the QuickWall flood barrier system is the answer to many difficult flood protection problems.  The lightweight, removable panels are fabricated from aluminum extrusions and are available in 2 different extrusions.  The panels can be stacked on top of each other as well as side by side, creating a wall of flood protection.

The size of the opening as well as customer requirements regarding the weight of each individual panel determines the number and size of the panels. Each panel can be deployed by one or two people, depending on the length of it.  Multiple sections of side by side and stacked barriers allow long perimeter or large size openings to be protected. Some projects, including the new Whitney Museum in NYC have deployed several hundred feet of QuickWall protection. 

The main components of the system are the custom aluminum panels and posts. The posts support the panels when they are placed between them. Custom latching devices located on the extrusions exert downward pressure on the panels which compress the compression gasket, resulting in a watertight seal. These latching devices also restrain the top panels axially, so that any impact loads are distributed to the mounting posts.

Quick Wall - NY City
Design Pressure
Gasket Material
Panel & Frame Material
Type of Frame
Bottom sill
Operating Mechanism
Design Details
Practically any size, but recommended for larger perimeters
EPDM Lipseal compression gasket with fully molded corners
Panel is aluminum or aluminum composite; frame available in aluminum, mild steel, or stainless steel
Panel and frame are aluminum. Masonry subframe is stainless steel
Masonry subframe or bolt-on
Quick slide latch bolts at panel top edge; multiple sliding latches at bottom - quantity dependent on width of panel
Multiple panels with removable back, front, or top braces
Power operation for large sizes