Tsunami shelter made out of Krah pipes
In these days, it gets more and more important to be prepared for natural disasters. Every year, there are around 20.000 earthquakes on earth, many of them resulting in tsunamis. Also, tornados can lead to tsunamis and heavy floodings. So what to do when the ground you’re standing on isn’t safe anymore?
Dainippon Plastics in Japan has made a revolutionary development in terms of human shelter, out of very stiff double wall Krah Pipes. Inside is enough space to carry and protect 20 people. The pipe size is DN/ID2400 and a special high stiff and high floating wall structure. Beside special protection elements and gadgets, a complete toilet is integrated. A big storage-tank for all emergency items, like food, water, etc. is located under the seats.
Many tests were done and also a real Tsunami Krah pipe shelter was placed (including people) on sea, to see the stability of floating while people are moving inside. The Krah shelter is protected against big waves and can be located easy from the air – for later rescue of the victims. The shelter can be used several times, due to the long-life time of plastic. The used plastic is Polyethylene high density, in virgin or recycled grade.
Jenny and Lisa