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H2scan Corporation Announces Hydrogen Monitor Products Receive ATEX Intrinsically Safe Certification

Valencia, CA – December 7, 2007 – H2scan Corporation today announced that two of the company’s new products, the HY-ALERTA 1600 Hydrogen Area Monitor and the HY-OPTIMA 1700 Hydrogen Process Monitor, have received the ATEX intrinsically safe certification. Both products are designed for use in hazardous locations up to and including zone 0 applications and have built-in displays and keypads available for user configuration, calibration and readings. The ATEX certification is for equipment intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres and means the equipment is safe because of the limited risk of electrical energy from the device causing any sparks, arcs or high temperatures that may ignite an explosive atmosphere.

The company’s new HY-ALERTA and the HY-OPTIMA products have additional features like LCD displays that indicate real time measurement, and added pressure capability up to a minimum of 200PSIG compared to their predecessors, models 600 and 700.  While models 600 and 700 remain available, the new, upgraded models are available for immediate sale with initial delivery within 4-6 weeks ARO. Inquiries can be sent to sales@h2scan.com.

Dennis Reid, President and CEO of H2scan stated, “Being able to offer an IS version on our standard production configuration is a major milestone for H2scan. The industry has been asking for a smaller, lighter, and easy to install product and until now such a product has not been available. We improved our standard models to offer a true IS version that can take real time, in-line hydrogen measurements in harsh process environments containing CO, H2S, and corrosive environments including Chlorine. The new products are truly one of a kind. We are already working with major OEM’s in the refinery and H2 Production industries to use our new model 1700.”

About H2scan Corporation (www.h2scan.com)
H2scan is the leading provider of high performance hydrogen specific sensor systems which provide accurate monitoring and control functions for a wide range of applications, including control systems, safety monitoring and alarm systems.  H2scan also provides portable, hand-held 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.  The sensing systems are able to detect hydrogen in air down to 15 ppm concentration over a wide range of temperatures without cross-sensitivities to other gases. The ability to operate in the presence or absence of oxygen with no interference with CO, sulfur, or chlorine separates H2scan from all other in-line measuring technologies. 

The company’s solid-state technology was developed at the U.S. Department of Energy Sandia National Laboratory and is only available commercially through H2scan. 

H2scan Corporation is headquartered in Valencia, California, and was formed in 2002 with capital assistance from the Ravinia Venture Fund and Vancouver-based Chrysalix Energy Limited Partnership, which includes Ballard Power Systems Inc., Shell Hydrogen, The BOC Group, BASF Venture Capital and Mitsubishi Corporation.

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Dennis Reid
28486 Westinghouse Place
Suite 100
Valencia, CA 91355
PHONE. 661-775-9575
FAX. 661-775-9515
EMAIL: sales@h2scan.com


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