Lilo absorbs bomb blasts

2019-02-26 06:08:04

By Barry Fox A wall of water can stop the blast from a bomb doing damage, says Seaflex of Cowes on the Isle of Wight (GB 2379946). When police or security forces find an explosive device, they may not have time to build a sandbag wall. Instead, Seaflex suggests, they could build a water-filled wall that is unrolled from a sheet of strong plastic material built up from an array of parallel tubes, like a lilo. Water is pumped in from the bottom and held in place by a series of pressure valves. The water fills the bottom tube,