Pop-Up Flood and Spill Barrier

Contain Large Spills to a Single Room

Do you worry about spills, floods or sprinkler releases damaging your facility?  The spill control innovators at DENIOS have the solution for you. With over 30 years’ experience and 1,000+ Barriers manufactured, we have you covered.

Our Pop-Up Barriers are self-contained, passively powered, and are a self-closing solution that can save your facility or even lives. There is no power, people, or external sensors needed. It is completely automatic!

Call us now to learn what Pop-Up Barrier is right for your facility.

Its the piece of mind protection you need against leaks and spills.

Why choose a DENIOS Pop-Up Barrier?

For Spills...

For companies that store chemicals, leaks and spills are always a hazard. A Pop-Up Spill Barrier can be installed to separate incompatible materials within a single large facility or to contain potential spills and sprinkler releases at all perimeter access points of a facility. 

For Floods...

Flooding can damage warehouses, equipment, and goods. Over 80% of flood losses result from flood waters less than 15” high. A FM-Approved, Pop-Up Flood Barrier can be installed on exterior doors to protect a facility's lower-level building access points or facility design/use modifications.

Did you know? Flooding is the #1 insurance damage claim.

How does a Pop-Up Barrier work?

Fully Automatic Operation ensures Pop-Up Barriers will close even in cases of power loss.

When not deployed, the Pop-Up Barrier door stores flat in floor, eliminating the need for ramps or berms. It automatically "Pops-Up" with introduction of liquid in the built-in collection sump creating a liquid-tight seal and containing the spill in the room where it originated.  

What are the benefits?

  • No electricity / human interaction needed

  • Instantaneously engages

  • Flat doorway opening without obstructions

  • Zero space requirements because everything is set inground and flush with floor

  • Code compliant

  • Mitigates potentially large insurance claims



NFPA-30 9.13.3 Curbs, scuppers, special drains, or other suitable means shall be provided to prevent the flow of liquids under emergency conditions into adjacent building areas.

IFC-2704.2.2.3 (2009) Secondary containment for indoor storage areas shall be designed to contain a spill from the largest vessel plus the design flow volume of fire-protection water calculated to discharge from the fire-extinguishing system over the minimum required system design area or area of the room… for a period of 20 minutes.

OSHA 1910.106 (e) (3) (iv) (a) Emergency drainage systems shall be provided to direct flammable or combustible liquid leakage and fire protection water to a safe location. This may require curbs, scuppers, or special drainage systems to control the spread of fire.

OSHA 1910.106 (d) (4) (i) Openings to other rooms or buildings shall be provided with non-combustible liquid-tight raised sills or ramps at least 4” in height.

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, S.C. 1999, c. 33 (CEPA), Environmental Emergency Regulations SOR/2003-307 Where there occurs or is a likelihood of a release into the environment of a substance specified on the CEPA List of Toxic Substances “Take all reasonable measures consistent with the protection of the environment and public safety to prevent the release”. Similarly, the Environmental Protection Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. E.19 “The owner of a pollutant and the person having control of a pollutant that is spilled and that causes or is likely to cause an adverse effect shall forthwith do everything practicable to prevent, eliminate and ameliorate the adverse effect and to restore the natural environment.”

National Fire Code (NFC 4.1.6 & NFC 4.3.7), “Spill control must include… a non-combustible barrier of sufficient height to contain the spill.” The Ontario Fire Code similarly states in (1) a spill of flammable liquids or combustible liquids shall be prevented from flowing outside the spill area and from reaching waterways, sewer systems and potable water sources by: (a) constructing a noncombustible barrier capable of containing the spill.” This would include natural flooding and fire water control within a room containing flammable substances.

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