H2scan designed intrinsically safe (IS) Gen 5 Hydrogen Analyzer Series for hazardous location applications

H2scan, a leader in hydrogen sensing for over 20 years, introduces the intrinsically safe (IS) Gen 5 Hydrogen Analyzer Series, a family of self-calibrating, solid-state sensors designed for hazardous location applications.

For the first time, H2scan’s proven Gen 5 self-calibration technology, which ensures long-term accuracy and maintenance-free operation, is incorporated into a robust analyzer ideal for process, safety and the rapidly growing hydrogen economy applications.

Analytical instrument OEMs and end users who need to measure hydrogen concentration can leverage the benefits of the IS Gen 5 to improve hydrogen process efficiency and provide higher reliability systems to ensure the safety of their staff and assets.

At the core of the IS Gen 5 is H2scan’s proprietary, robust solid-state analyzer that self-calibrates to maintain long-term accuracy for 10 years. This innovation eliminates hydrogen-related maintenance requirements and associated operating costs compared to traditional hydrogen analyzer systems that often require periodic maintenance, reference gases, or replacement. The IS Gen 5 analyzer offers: no false alarms from cross-sensitivity to other gases, low total cost of ownership, zero manual calibration requirements, zero maintenance, zero consumables like calibration gases, zero sensor replacements with up to 10 years operational lifespan, 100% continuous monitoring, Daisy-chaining capability and multiple interface standards and alarm outputs

“The IS Gen 5 family achieves our goal to offer a new generation of IS sensing for the safety and effectiveness of the hydrogen economy, expected to grow to $1.5 trillion by 2050,” said David Meyers. “The IS Gen 5 offers a groundbreaking 10-year solution in a small, robust package that is easy to integrate into applications and comes with analog, digital, and alarm outputs. This new product leverages our core hydrogen-specific technology, proven in over 1.3 billion hours of sensing in demanding industrial applications.”

The IS Gen 5 safety products will join the company’s HY-ALERTA brand (model 5320), and the process products will be under the HY-OPTIMA brand (models 5331, 5332, 5333 and 5334). The five products are designed to address a broad range of applications, including hydrogen production and distribution (e.g., electrolyzers, hydrogen and natural gas blending, pipeline leak detection), hydrogen facility and energy storage area safety monitoring, refining and petrochemical process monitoring and chemical process monitoring.

The HY-OPTIMA 5332 is particularly well-suited for electrolyzer safety applications. Electrolyzers use electricity from energy sources like solar, wind, or nuclear to break down water into hydrogen and oxygen. The analyzer’s ability to measure hydrogen in the high-temperate, high-humidity process stream without the need for calibration shutdowns makes it a highly desirable safety analyzer in this growing market segment.

Engr. Haseeb Ullah

Haseeb covers the global energy market for both conventional and modern energy resources. His expertise is on the global energy supply chain from generation to distribution and end-users. He has a Master degree in Engineering Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.
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