H2scan Corporation Receives the Korea Occupational Safety & Health Agency (KOSHA) Certificate of Compliance on its HY-ALERTA™ 1600 Area Hydrogen Monitor and the HY-OPTIMA™ 1700 In-line Process Analyzer

VALENCIA, CA – November 23, 2008 — H2scan Corporation today announced the Company received a Certificate of Compliance from the Korea Occupational Safety & Health Agency (KOSHA) for its HY ALERTA™ 1600 Intrinsically Safe Area Hydrogen Monitor and HY-OPTIMA™ 1700 Intrinsically Safe Process Hydrogen Analyzer. They are also ATEX Certified (Atmosphere Explosive). 

H2scan’s Vice President of Sales and Business Development Cyril Berg stated, “Having these two units receive the KOSHA Certificate of Compliance in addition to their current ATEX certification is an important step for us to penetrate the Korean market. It will provide us and our Korean distributor, Young Heung Corporation, the necessary leverage in selling these products.”

H2scan’s HY-ALERTA 1600 Intrinsically Safe Area Hydrogen Monitor provides fixed area hydrogen specific measurement for hydrogen concentrations as low as 4000 ppm and can be scaled to any concentration up to 5% hydrogen by volume. Additionally, its hydrogen specific sensor technology has no cross sensitivity to other combustible gases, thus eliminating false alarms and ensuring safety system reliability. With a 10 year product life expectancy, it also proves to be fiscally prudent.

The HY-OPTIMA 1700 In-Line, real-time hydrogen specific process monitor is designed for ease of use, interface flexibility and true process control. It is an intrinsically safe, solid-state analyzer that is configured to operate in process gas streams with up to 95% relative humidity and temperatures up to 100ºC. It is ideal for hydrogen production and petrochemical applications where real-time measurements of hydrogen can increase process plant efficiencies, improve diagnostics and enhance maintenance management translating into higher profitability. 

K.T. Park, Vice President and Chief Technical Officer of Young Heung Corporation stated, “We are very pleased that these two models have received the KOSHA stamp of approval. It is very important to us and our customers that we not only stand behind our products from a quality perspective but also from a safety standpoint. I am confident this will further enhance sales of these two products within the Korean market.” 

To learn more about H2scan’s hydrogen sensing products, please call 661-775-9575 or visit www.h2scan.com. To be added to H2scan’s corporate e-mail list to receive updates on the company and its products, please send an e-mail to [email protected].

About KOSHA (www.kosha.or.kr)

KOSHA was established under the authority of the Korea Occupational Safety & Health Agency Act on May 30, 1987 as a public, professional organization financed by government subsidies in order to prevent accidents and disease at workplaces on the basis of human respect ideology.

Their major functions are research, development and dissemination of occupational accident prevention techniques, technical assistance for occupational accident prevention in the workplace, organization and management of standards establishment by field committee and safety and health evaluation among others.

About Young Heung Corporation (www.youngheung.com)

Young Heung was established in 1971 in Ulsan, Korea and is one of the largest instrumentation and measuring machine companies in Korea. It is headquartered in Seoul, Korea with Korean branch offices in Daejeon, Ulsan and Yeosu. Additionally, they have a satellite office in Gardena, CA. Under the flagship of “Upgrade Young Heung”, exports have been expanding to major markets and sites around the world such as the U.S., China, East Asia and the Middle East.

Young Heung locates the world’s best products and introduces them to the domestic market, creating easy access to excellent products with low prices. Young Heung takes customer service very seriously and seeks to revolutionize and advance the international market.

About H2scan (www.h2scan.com)

H2scan 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 over a wide range of temperatures without cross-sensitivities to other gases. The ability to operate with or without the presence of oxygen with no interference from CO, sulfur or chlorine separates H2scan from all other in-line measuring technologies.

The company’s solid-state technology was developed at Sandia National Laboratory and the U.S. Department of Energy 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, that includes Ballard Power Systems Inc., Shell Hydrogen, The BOC Group, BASF Venture Capital and Mitsubishi Corporation.

Steve Hoviss
28486 Westinghouse Place Suite 100
Valencia, CA 91355
Tel: 661-775-9575 ext.621
Fax: 661-775-9515
[email protected]

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