Gary Barnes

Vikoma International Limited

Gary has been with Vikoma for over 25 years and has in that time accumulated a wealth of knowledge from his experience developing and manufacturing oil spill response equipment. Gary has held many key senior rolls within the company including Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Quality and Safety Manager, and Production Manager.

Currently Gary is a member of the Senior Management Team reporting to the Managing Director, Gary is responsible for the management of the Research and Development Department, with overall responsibility to deliver new product concepts that increase our scope of equipment, meet unique application demands and satisfy customer requirements.

Forming a key part of these responsibilities is the development of technical fabric products forming inflatable booms, storage tanks, and flood barriers. The aim of our Product Research and Development is the introduction of new quality products that are innovative and offer the end user total product reliability.

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Temporary Flood Boom Stability

Flood protection systems need to be understood in the context of the substrate they stand on. The most common Temporary Barriers are air or water tubes, which need flat surfaces, high width-to-height ratio, are susceptible to UV and vulnerable to puncturing. This presentation explains the technique that can be used to overcome stability issues with temporary barriers, allow smaller foot print and the use of robust fabrics.