One in three industrial facilities around the world is exposed to flooding in one way or another. Flood is one of the most common commercial claims and the mostly costly overall, even though some incidents are surprisingly small. What might be considered only a 1 in 10 years event can still be very damaging, but methods of keeping flood water away can be quite simple and very effective.
FM Global Vice President Ronnie Gibson took 30 Airmic members on a virtual tour of the FM Global Research Campus, with live demonstrations to learn about testing methods and materials for reducing the impact of severe hazards. Flood is the most common major loss in the UK, but the campus also focuses on other natural and man-made catastrophe risks, including fire, dust explosion, hurricane-force winds and earthquakes.
For a 360 degree view of the Natural Hazards Laboratory at the FM campus, starting with the impact cannon, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaH17BQHoH0?