HYDROGEN PIONEER ARCHIGAS ACHIEVES A DECISIVE ADVANCE IN GAS ANALYSIS:
Innovative sensor technology optimises H2 production
Hydrogen (H2) is seen as the energy source of the future. It has the potential to perfectly fulfil society’s requirement for a climate-friendly, environmentally friendly form of energy that meets users’ needs – H2 is “the stuff that dreams are made of”. With its innovative, unique sensor solutions, hydrogen pioneer Archigas now makes a considerable contribution towards making this dream come true.
In close partnership with the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences and with funding from the state of Hesse, the Frankfurt-based business founded by physicists and entrepreneurs Wladimir Barskyi and Illya Kaufman has developed innovative sensors characterised by their high degree of stability and sensitivity. This new generation of measuring technology boasts properties consistently orientated towards the specific requirements of the hydrogen industry, with its especially high standards regarding the analysis of H2 concentration and purity.
On this basis, the company designs and manufactures gas measurement equipment for the following applications:
- – Hydrogen production using electrolysis, admixture of hydrogen to natural gas (H2 in CH4)
- – Monitoring hydrogen’s upper and lower explosion limits, including in fuel cell exhaust gases (LEL and LEL for H2 in O2/air)
- – Input quality control and process gas monitoring, for monitoring gas purity (eg hydrogen 5.0)
- – Control and monitoring of gas mixtures for the food industry, welding technology and medical technology (eg CO2 in Ar, O2 in N2, N2O in air)
The devices’ easy handling enables quick integration of the TCD OEM modules into customer equipment such as gas chromatographs, synthesis gas plants and many others. As well as classic TCD solutions, Archigas also offers mass flow measurement that is independent of the gas type, and therefore unique worldwide, along with classic solutions for industrial vacuum and temperature measurement.
Archigas is highly specialised in microsensor technology (MEMS) and gas analysis. Since its foundation in 2020, the company has developed sensor solutions, particularly in the fields of thermal conductivity, pressure measurement and flow measurement. Archigas’s stated aim is to offer customers cost-effective plug and play solutions that reliably fulfil highly complex analysis tasks. Since 2022, the company has also been funded by the state of Hesse as part of its LOEWE programme (‘State Offensive for the Development of Scientific and Economic Excellence’). This is to support work on the development of measuring devices suitable for the exploration of natural hydrogen and helium deposits. Despite international bids from the USA and elsewhere, Archigas GmbH decided to establish its headquarters in Rüsselsheim am Main, in order to help bolster the state of Hesse, and therefore Germany as a whole, as a location for business.