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H2scan Launches their Most Robust Hydrogen Analyzer to Date

New explosion-proof, UL-certified HY-OPTIMA™ 2700 offers the industry’s most affordable, long-term process analyzer solution for hazardous locations

VALENCIA, CA – December 14, 2010 – H2scan Corporation, provider of the most accurate, tolerant and affordable hydrogen leak detection and process gas monitoring solutions for industrial markets, today announced the launch of their new explosion-proof HY-OPTIMA™ 2700 In-Line Process Hydrogen Monitor, the Company’s most robust analyzer to date. The 2700 is designed primarily for hazardous environments in the oil and gas, hydrogen production and other chemical industries.

“Our new 2700 model is the powerhouse of our market-leading HY-OPTIMA™ product line incorporating our most advanced functionality and UL certification. These new features mean a safer work environment for our customers in a less expensive product form factor,” said H2scan’s Vice President of Engineering &Technology, Vikas Lakhotia.

The HY-OPTIMA™ 2700 Analyzer stems from H2scan’s successful oil refinery installations of their ATEX-certified HY-OPTIMA™ 1700 Analyzer, and is available as a standalone instrument or as part of a complete, integrated process system. The device is explosion-proof without the need for an analyzer shelter and is the only monitor offering a 10-year expected life. It has no consumable or moving parts due to H2scan’s solid-state sensing technology, and combines detection and measurement on one chip – from low concentrations up to 100%. The 2700 includes a faster microprocessor for advanced signal processing, improved data logging capacity up to one year and remote control for easy interfacing.

H2scan’s HY-OPTIMA™ 2700 real-time hydrogen-specific process analyzers are designed for ease of use, interface flexibility and true process control. The HY-OPTIMA™ 2700 uses a solid-state sensor that is configured to operate in process gas streams. The 2700 line of analyzers includes models that can accurately measure hydrogen in process gas streams containing up to 20% by volume carbon monoxide (CO) and up to 10% by volume of hydrogen sulfide (H2S). The HY-OPTIMA™ 2700 is ideal for hydrogen production, refinery and petrochemical applications where real-time measurements can enhance process plant efficiencies, diagnostics and maintenance management.

The new model is now commercially available. For further product information, please email h2info@h2scan.com or call 661-775-9575. To be added to H2scan's corporate e-mail list, please send an email to h2info@h2scan.com.

About Underwriters Laboratories (http://www.ul.com)

Underwriters Laboratories® is an independent product safety certification organization that has been testing products and writing standards for safety for more than a century. UL evaluates more than 19,000 types of products, components, materials and systems annually with 20 billion UL Marks appearing on 66,000 manufacturers' products each year. UL's worldwide family of companies and network of service providers includes 68 laboratory, testing and certification facilities serving customers in 102 countries.

About H2scan Corporation (www.h2scan.com)

H2scan was founded in 2002 and has its headquarters, sales, production and marketing staff in Valencia, California. The company provides the most accurate, tolerant and affordable hydrogen leak detection and process gas monitoring solutions for industrial markets enabling accurate monitoring and control functions for a wide range of applications, including control systems, safety monitoring and alarm systems. H2scan also provides portable, handheld configurations for easy leak detection and monitoring.

H2scan's hydrogen specific sensing systems based on a patented "Chip on a flex" technology are able to detect and measure hydrogen without false readings or expensive support equipment required. This makes it ideal for the NeSSI™ platform. H2scan’s process systems have the ability to operate in real-time, with or without the presence of oxygen, no interference from CO or H2S, separating H2scan from all other in-line measuring technologies. The leak detector sensing systems are able to detect hydrogen in air down to 15 ppm concentration without cross-sensitivities to other gases.

The company’s solid-state technology was originated at Sandia National Laboratory and the U.S. Department of Energy and is only available commercially through H2scan. H2scan’s products are sold in over 50 countries worldwide.

H2scan Corporation was formed with capital assistance from the Ravinia Venture Fund and Vancouver-based Chrysalix Energy Limited Partnership that includes Ballard Power Systems Inc., Shell Hydrogen, The BOC Group, BASF Venture Capital and Mitsubishi Corporation.


CONTACT:
Dr. Jenna Zinck
H2scan Corporation
28486 Westinghouse Place
Suite 100
Valencia, CA 91355
Tel: 661-775-9575 ext.618
Fax: 661-775-9515
Email: jzinck@h2scan.com

 
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