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Baker Hughes Launches New Druck Hydrogen Pressure Sensor Technology

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Baker Hughes Launches New Druck Hydrogen Pressure Sensor Technology

September 22, 2023

Druck General Manager Gordon Docherty holds new hydrogen sensory technology

​​​​​Druck General Manager Gordon Docherty showcases new hydrogen pressure sensors.

  • New breakthrough pressure measurement technology offers advanced levels of accuracy, reliability and durability across a variety of hydrogen applications

HOUSTON and LONDON – Sept. 19, 2023 – Baker Hughes, an energy technology company, has announced the launch of its latest product for hydrogen – Druck hydrogen-rated pressure sensors.

Designed to offer longer term stability and withstand harsh environments, the hydrogen pressure sensors can be used in a variety of applications including gas turbines, hydrogen production electrolysis and hydrogen filling stations.

Long term exposure to hydrogen gas degrades the performance of a pressure sensor, specifically through hydrogen permeation and embrittlement of the isolation diaphragm, meaning the construction of a hydrogen sensor is key to maintaining accuracy and stability. Baker Hughes’ latest Druck hydrogen pressure sensors apply high-performance barrier coating technology to protect the sensor element from the harsh effects of hydrogen, providing customers with a market-leading minimum lifespan of five years across a wide range of pressures.

“Hydrogen plays a key role in the transition to a more sustainable, lower emissions future but also poses challenges for infrastructure and equipment due to hydrogen embrittlement,” said Gordon Docherty, general manager of Baker Hughes’ Druck product line. “Building on our legacy of leading industrial pressure measurement technology, the release of our new hydrogen technology enables customers to benefit from a pressure sensor that can withstand harsh hydrogen environments for the long term, while also providing advanced levels of accuracy and reliability. This is an exciting breakthrough in the world of pressure measurement.” 

Building on the popular UNIK5000 family and supremely accurate RPS/DPS8000 Series, Druck has launched two hydrogen pressure sensor ranges, from 700 mbar (10.2 psi) to 700 bar (10,000 psi).

Baker Hughes’ advanced technologies and solutions serve the entire hydrogen value chain, from production to transportation and utilization. The company’s portfolio includes advanced compressors, gas turbines, valves, centrifugal pumps, non-metallic pipes, hydrogen sensors, monitoring and diagnostics including inspection solutions for hydrogen embrittlement in production and storage, as well as clean power solutions to produce power with hydrogen and hydrogen blends.

Baker Hughes’ Druck hydrogen pressure sensors will be on display at the Hydrogen Technology Expo in Bremen, Germany, (Sept. 27-28). Read more information about our Druck Hydrogen Sensor portfolio here.


About Baker Hughes:

Baker Hughes (NASDAQ: BKR) is an energy technology company that provides solutions to energy and industrial customers worldwide. Built on a century of experience and conducting business in over 120 countries, our innovative technologies and services are taking energy forward – making it safer, cleaner and more efficient for people and the planet. Visit us at

About Druck:

Druck, a Baker Hughes business designs, develops and manufactures the highest quality, most accurate and reliable pressure measurement technology. With more than 50 years of experience, our pressure sensors and test and calibration instrumentation provide customers with accurate and reliable data, enabling safer, more efficient operations. Baker Hughes Druck technology is trusted by customers in critical applications across many industries including aerospace, automotive, semiconductor, oil and gas, power generation, meteorology and hydrology. Druck is part of the Industrial & Energy Technology (IET) business segment of Baker Hughes (NASDAQ: BKR) Druck LinkedIn.

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