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The new sensor features a compact, rugged design and a waterproof connector, and it employs chemi-resistive ceramic sensing technology for reliable hydrogen detection. It accurately measures hydrogen concentrations over a wide range of temperature and humidity variation, and provides a repeatable response, even in the presence of other combustible gases. In addition, the sensor is immune to signal saturation after continuous exposure to low levels of hydrogen, and it recovers rapidly and completely upon hydrogen removal to enable the safe generation, distribution and utilization of hydrogen in a range of advanced energy and traditional applications.
Field testing of beta prototype sensors is in progress with two companies, both of which are commercializing devices utilizing PEM fuel cells as battery replacements. Target markets include stationary and mobile fuel cell applications, distributed hydrogen generation systems, lead acid battery monitoring, and semiconductor fabrication, as well as other industrial uses of hydrogen gas.
For more information, visit www.nextechmaterials.com.