The WWater-Gate® flood barrier was tested by the US Army Corps of Engineers’ Materials Testing Center (MTC). MTC supplies inspection services of commercial laboratories for quality assurance and quality control testing. Located at the ERDC Waterways Experiment Station site in Vicksburg, MS, the MTC is the only agency authorized to validate commercial laboratories to work for the Corps of Engineers.
The Center’s state-of-the-art and, in many cases, unique material testing equipment provides quality results. The MTC staff offer expertise in conducting material testing in the areas of geotechnical, concrete, materials, structural engineering, and airfields and pavements. The MTC has both the capabilities and personnel to provide laboratory inspections in accordance with American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards.
The Water-Gate® flood barrier underwent a series of tests in the ERDC’s experimental basin such as hydrostatic loads, wave-induced dynamic forces, impact and overflows forces. The data collected was used to provide objective performance criteria for the evaluation of the Water-Gate as a “temporary flood solution”.
We, at MegaSecur Inc., are proud to say that the Water-Gate® barriers (WL-3930, WL-3950, WL-53, WL-5050, WL-6030, WL-6050) received the FM approved certification by FM Approvals following testing done by the MTC. The Certificate of Compliance applies to FM Approvals Class: 2510.