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H2scan’s HY-ALERTA™ 600 Fixed Area Hydrogen Monitor Proven Reliable in Detecting for Hydrogen Leaks in Battery Rooms and Back-up Power Facilities

VALENCIA, CA – H2scan Corporation today announced that its UK-based representative, Quantitech, Ltd., have delivered 14 of its HY-ALERTA™ 600 Fixed Area Monitors to detect for possible hydrogen leaks in battery rooms. Quantitech Ltd., has supplied DPSS Cabling Services with these hydrogen specific gas monitors that are critical in helping prevent catastrophic power failures, employee injury and eliminating costly false alarms. These back-up power facilities utilize UPS (uninterruptible power supply) equipment that is often preferred over diesel generators because it not only provides surge protection, but also eliminates the use of fossil fuels and any associated exhaust related issues. However, lead-acid based battery systems have the potential to emit hydrogen in the event of a thermal runaway. Hydrogen is a highly flammable gas at LEL concentrations, so DPSS has installed H2scan’s gas detection technology capable of detecting low levels of hydrogen, even in the presence of other gases that would typically be the source of false alarms.

Quantitech’s Managing Director Keith Golding said, "We have found that H2scan’s hydrogen leak detectors are the best solution in leak detection, saving companies from expensive power failures resulting in down time. There are many applications for which hydrogen specific monitoring is important. These cover health, safety and process control within a wide variety of industrial applications including petrochemical refineries, hydrogen production, nuclear power/waste and fossil fuel power to name a few." DPSS ordered the HY-ALERTA™ 600 Fixed Area monitor technology, which provides hydrogen-specific leak detection and measurement of hydrogen and can be scaled to any concentration up to 5% hydrogen by volume. The monitor is designed for either ceiling or wall mount and has no cross sensitivity to other combustible gases, thereby eliminating false positive alarms and ensuring safety and system reliability.

“The installation of our hydrogen monitors at back-up power facilities is a great example of how we can safely detect possible hydrogen leaks ensuring the safety of our customer’s employees,” said Dennis Reid, H2scan’s President & CEO. “By alerting employees of potential hydrogen leaks, we provide companies with security and peace of mind, resulting in a safer, more profitable operation.”

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About Quantitech Ltd. ( www.quantitech.co.uk)
Quantitech Ltd. specializes in the provision of the world’s leading environmental monitoring and occupational hygiene testing equipment. The company’s success is built upon the world-leading products and customized systems that it is able to offer, coupled with outstanding levels of service.

About DPSS Cabling Services Ltd. ( www.dpsscabling.co.uk)
DPSS Cabling Services Limited were formed at the beginning of 1990. The initial purpose of the company was to provide design, installation and management of voice and data structured cabling solutions to commercial businesses mainly in London and the south east but as far as Kazakhstan, Poland, Turkey, Milan and Luxembourg.

Based in Uxbridge Middlesex, DPSS has invested in its premises, personnel and systems to attain Company Management Systems to ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System and ISO14001:2004 Environmental Management System. DPSS has in place a Safety Management System that aligns to OHSAS18001 (Health & Safety).

About H2scan ( www.h2scan.com)
H2scan was founded in 2002 and has its headquarters, sales, production and marketing staff in Valencia, California. The company is the leading provider of high performance hydrogen specific sensor systems that provide 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. The sensing systems are able to detect hydrogen in air down to 15 ppm concentration without crosssensitivities to other gases. H2scan’s process systems have the ability to operate in real-time, with or without the presence of oxygen, no interference from CO, sulfur or chlorine, separating H2scan from all other in-line measuring technologies.

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:
Phil Lachina
H2scan Corporation
28486 Westinghouse Place
Suite 100
Valencia, CA 91355
Tel: 661-775-9575 ext.604
Fax: 661-775-9515
Email: investorrelations@h2scan.com

 
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