Aqua-Sac® sand bag alternatives for Commercial and Industrial sites.
The Aqua-Sac® S.O.S. inflatable sandbags take the best of your old-school sand-filled bags in terms of durability and protection but add technology and practicality, allowing for a wide range of uses and applications.
These sandless bags quickly expand when immersed. Upon deployment, they create a robust barrier between the assets you need to protect and the water that’s coming after them.
Traditional sandbags might still be a widely used method to stop and mitigate flooding emergencies. But, as technology evolves, they’ve become impractical. They require plenty of resources to be filled, placed, and subsequently stored due to their heavy weight and the need for sand.
Slightly larger in size, when fully filled the Aqua-Sac® bags reach a weight of 13kg – vs. the 30kg of a traditional one.
When dry, these sandless bags weigh just 440g, whereas a sandbag is 25kg.
Moreover, you can only fit 25 sandbags on a pallet, opposite to the 1000 bags of Aqua-Sac® you can stack within the same space.
In terms of shelf life, you can store the Aqua-Sac® bags for up to five years. A big difference from traditional sandbags, which can be stowed for only one.
It takes only 14 man hours to inflate 1000 Aqua-Sac® bags. That represents only about 18% of the time you would need to allocate to fill in the same amount of traditional sandbags – a whopping total of 83 hours. Plus, you’d need to budget for transport and logistic costs.
The Aqua-Sac® S.O.S. Inflatable Sandbags are made of three components: a jute sack, a cotton inner bag, and a superabsorbent polymer (SAP). Both the sack and the inner bag are biodegradable and make up for over 60% of the total volume of each bag.
SAP is not biodegradable, but it is considered safe and benign for the environment. It can be re-utilised to improve moisture retention around soils and composting areas.
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Find out more about Aqua-Sac® S.O.S. inflatable sandbags contacting Bluemont today. This product provides an excellent solution for flood emergencies, and for companies dealing with sewerage spills from broken pipes and blocked sewer drains.