RSA has been awarded the world’s first patent for flood control panels. Designed, developed and manufactured by Rick Adler of RSA, the panels are custom designed for clients such as New York City’s MTA. Download the patent document here US 9,267,252 B1
The patented panel is a relatively lightweight aluminum structure that is fit around a sidewalk vent grate that has integral hooks that engage the bars of the grate and when dialed in compress the perimeter gasket around the vent cover making a water seal preventing flooding into the vent structure. They are meant to be quickly installed in a line prior to the flood event and then easily removed for reuse and storage.