What is a Rubber Dam?

A Rubber Dam is a highly efficient water controlling structure which significantly out performs conventional steel gate systems. It comprises of a rubber-coated fabric bladder which is permanently clamped to a reinforced concrete foundation. The bladder is either inflated by air or water, which in turn impounds and controls water flow. It is lowered by releasing the air or water from inside of the rubber bladder.


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Arcon AquaPro, in partnership with Floecksm├╝hle, supply the highest specification and most versatile Rubber Dam systems available in the industry today.

We have been designing, developing, manufacturing and installing custom built air-filled and water-filled Rubber Dams worldwide since 1984, using the highest grade rubber and internationally recognised quality components, exceeding materials used elsewhere in the industry. These advantages combined with the inherent simplicity of the design and unrivalled intelligent control systems, flow controls and advanced fail-safe systems, make Arcon AquaPro Rubber Dams the new standard available today.

Applications

Hydroelectric Power, Irrigation, Flood Control, Water Supply, Water Cooling, Separation of Fresh and Sea Water, Navigation Channels, Recreational, Ground Water Recharging, Urban Regeneration.

How does an Arcon AQUAPRO Rubber Dam compare to conventional alternatives? Rubber Dam Steel Gate Pneumatic Operated Steel Gate
Low installation, operating and maintenance costs      
Simple and quick to install      
Simple to operate, maintain and repair      
Manual and automatic operation      
NO generalized ice risks      
Does NOT require multiple air connections      
Does NOT require a high pressure compressor      
Does NOT require motor driven mechanical equipment      
Does NOT require stiffeners for stability of high sections      
Does NOT require accurate foundation tolerances      
Does NOT require vertical side walls      
Does NOT suffer from leaking seals between sections      
Does NOT require sub-structures      
Does NOT disrupt flow      
Precise control of upstream headwater      
Operates well with high downstream water levels      
Good impact resistance      
Absorbs shock & vibration      
Corrosion resistant      
No lubrication of moving parts      
No painting of steel parts      
Lifting equipment not required      
Reliable failsafe device in case of power failure      
Non-intrusive structure      
Installed on flat foundations      
Installed on ogee crests