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Baker Hughes Launches New Druck Hydrogen Pressure Sensor Technology
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New breakthrough pressure measurement technology offers advanced levels of accuracy, reliability and durability across a variety of hydrogen applications
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.
“Hydrogen plays a key role in the transition to a more sustainable, lower emissions future” said Gordon Docherty
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.
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