Powerbase VOC is an innovative engineered barrier membrane to prevent the ingress of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and harmful gases including hydrocarbons, methane, radon and carbon dioxide.
It is specifically designed for developments on brownfield sites or contaminated land. A contaminated land risk assessment will identify the harmful gases and Powerbase VOC is the responsible choice to provide the necessary protection against a broad spectrum of toxic vapours and gases.
VOCs, hydrocarbon vapours and other toxins are found on many brownfield sites, especially land previously occupied by chemical and paint works, timber treatment, petrochemical plants and fuel stores, petrol stations, tanneries, paint factories, paper mills, coalfields, disposal and landfill sites. Some naturally occurring gases are also harmful and these include radon, methane and carbon dioxide.
HDPE and other homogenous membranes, many of which claim to be hydrocarbon resistant, are in fact quite permeable to certain toxic vapours and gases and do not offer adequate protection.
Powerbase VOC is supported by a unique software application, the Powerbase VOC app, a simple-to-use app which provides performance data for a wide range of harmful chemicals. This app is used by design and environmental engineers as part of the risk assessment and is available to download.