Ensuring safe production, transport and storage of H2.
Hydrogen leak detection
Hydrogen is seen as a critical enabler of the global transition to sustainable energy. Such a transition is possible provided the safety risks and the public acceptance of Hydrogen is properly managed. Hydrogen mixed with normal air is a volatile mixture across a large concentration range and requires a very low ignition energy to combust. Compared to for example natural gas more safety precautions need to be taken while producing, storing or transporting Hydrogen.
United Fiber Sensing (UFS) offers a worldwide unique solution to detect Hydrogen leakage at an early stage and prevent escalations. The solution of UFS makes use of intrinsically explosion safe fiber optics and fiber optic sensors which are installed at various locations on for example an Electrolyzer, Hydrogen storage tank or pipeline.
for hydrogen leak detection systems based on fiber optic sensors
Cost effective sensor for detection of molecular Hydrogen leakages and real-time concentration starting at 0.1vol%.
Multiple sensors are permanently installed in close proximity to piping, valves, meters and connections to continuously safeguard the Hydrogen facility.
The sensor uses light via fiber optic cables and is 100% free of any electronics. Using light instead of conventional electronics adds to the intrinsic safety of the sensor. The sensor read-out is ATEX-certified.
Fiber optics allows easy sensor installation and simple Daisy-Chaining multiple sensors using a single optical fiber.
The combination with other fiber optic sensors: pressure, vibrations, temperature, deformation, tilt, etc. is possible.