Industry leading precision & speed: H2 in N2 50ppm at 30 ms response time
Survives water, measures accurately: No destruction on contact with water & reduced cross-sensitivity
Safe, low maintenance technology: TCD, no chemical, optical or moving parts
Versatile and cost-efficient: measurement from a few ppm to 100 vol% no sample preparation necessary
INNOVATION
in hydrogen measurement

ELECTROLYSIS

  • Monitoring of the lower explosion level in Air (LEL) 0 – 4 Vol% H2 in Air
  • Monitoring of the lower explosion limit (LEL) 0 – 4 Vol% H2 in O2
  • Monitoring of the upper explosion limit (UEL) 0 – 4 Vol% O2 in H2
  • Monitoring of Hydrogen Quality 99,99 (yes/no) with TCD 99-100 Vol% H2 in O2
Hydrogen Generator

Challenges

Challenges for H2 measurement in electrolyzers:

  • Moisture in the process gas destroys the devices and falsifies measurements with thermal conductivity if no sample preparation is available
  • Cross-sensitivity compensation or dehumidification of the gas is required
  • Reaction times (t90) should be kept low in the process and require complex sample preparation
  • Some processes receive corrosive gases
  • High operating pressures and process temperatures require additional sample preparation

Advantages Archigas devices

Advantages of the TCD3000 for H2 measurement in electrolyzers:

  • Sensor is not destroyed by contact with condensate.
  • Significant reduction in the cross-sensitivity of the moisture to the measurement signal.
  • Response times of 30 ms
  • Pressures up to 200 bara are permissible. 700 possible on request
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Continuous online quality monitoring up to H2 4.0 (99,99)
  • Process gas temperatures up to 130°C
  • No additional costly sample preparation and bypass required
  • Reasonable price

FUEL CELL APPLICATIONS

  • Monitoring of the lower explosion level in Air (LEL) 0 – 4 Vol% H2 in Air & H2O
  • Monitoring of the Hydrogen purity 70-100 Vol% H2 in N2
  • Monitoring of the Hydrogen purity 70-100 Vol% H2 in N2
Hydrogen Generator

Challenges

Challenges for H2 measurement in electrolyzers:

  • Humidity in the process gas falsifies measurements with thermal conductivity
  • Cross-sensitivity compensation or dehumidification of the gas is required
  • The reaction times (t90) should be kept low in the process require complex sample preparation
  • Some processes receive corrosive gases
  • High operating pressures and process temperature require additional sample preparation

Advantages Archigas devices

Advantages of the TCD3000 for H2 measurement in electrolysers:

  • Humidity-independent measurement with thermal conductivity.
  • Short response times of less than one second.
  • Pressures up to 200 bara are permissible.
  • Corrosion resistance.
  • Continuous online quality monitoring up to H2 5.0 possible.
  • Process gas temperatures up to 100°C possible.
  • No additional costly equipment needed for quality measurement.
  • Reasonable price.

The hydrogen concentration in natural gas can be determined using the TCD300 SI.

The measurement is based on the principle of thermal conductivity and offers the advantage of being very fast, robust and stable over the long term. This measuring principle is best suited for (quasi-)binary gas mixtures, where only the sample gas and a background gas are present. As long as the background gas consists of one component or several components are in a stable ratio to each other, a very high accuracy of less than 1000 ppm can be expected. The fluctuations of the individual components of the background gas (natural gas) lead to a cross-sensitivity of the measurement.

Therefore, depending on the application, there are two ways of measuring H2 in natural gas in order to meet the high measurement requirements:

  1. The devices are located directly at the mixing node where hydrogen is mixed with natural gas. The measurement is organized in such a way that it is possible to switch between pure natural gas and the mixture in order to bring the background gas to zero.
  2. You know the matrix of possible components of your natural gas. This allows you to obtain an estimate from us as to whether the cross-sensitivity is within your tolerance.

Otherwise, we should expect the following cross-sensitivities:

  • A variation of ±1 vol% N2 leads to ± 700 ppm deviation of the H2 result.
  • A variation of ±1 vol% CO2 leads to a deviation of ± 1200 ppm.
  • FA variation of ±1 vol% O2 leads to ± 600 ppm deviation.

The devices are currently undergoing certification and target market adaptation. Functional prototypes with ATEX certification can be made available for testing purposes from August 2024.

For more information, please contact us.

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PROCESS ANALYSIS

 

 

MOST REQUESTED MEASUREMENT COMPONENTS AND RANGES

Measuring gas
Carrier gas
Basis range
Smallest range
Measuring gas
Hydrogen (H2)
Carrier gas
Oxygen (O2)
Basis range
0 – 100% *
Smallest range
0 – 0,5%
Measuring gas
Oxygen (O2)
Carrier gas
Hydrogen (H2)
Basis range
0 – 100% *
Smallest range
0– 1,0%
Measuring gas
Hydrogen (H2)
Carrier gas
Nitrogen (N2) or air
Basis range
0– 100%
Smallest range
0 – 0,5%
Measuring gas
Nitrogen (N2)
Carrier gas
Hydrogen (H2)
Basis range
0 – 100%
Smallest range
0 – 2,0%
Measuring gas
Hydrogen (H2)
Carrier gas
Argon (Ar)
Basis range
0 – 100%
Smallest range
0 – 0,5%
Measuring gas
Hydrogen (H2)
Carrier gas
Helium (He)
Basis range
20 – 100%
Smallest range
   –   
Measuring gas
Hydrogen (H2)
Carrier gas
Methane (CH4)
Basis range
0 – 100%
Smallest range
0 – 0.5%
Measuring gas
Hydrogen (H2)
Carrier gas
Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Basis range
0 – 100%
Smallest range
0 – 0,5%
Measuring gas
Helium(He)
Carrier gas
Nitrogen (N2) or air
Basis range
0 – 100%
Smallest range
0 – 0,8%
Measuring gas
Helium(He)
Carrier gas
Argon (Ar)
Basis range
0 – 100%
Smallest range
0 – 0,5%
Measuring gas
Methane (CH4)
Carrier gas
Nitrogen (N2) or air
Basis range
0 – 100%
Smallest range
0 – 2,0%
Measuring gas
Methane (CH4)
Carrier gas
Argon (Ar)
Basis range
0 – 100%
Smallest range
0 – 1.5%
Measuring gas
Oxygen (O2)
Carrier gas
Nitrogen (N2)
Basis range
0 – 100%
Smallest range
0 – 15,0%
Measuring gas
Oxygen (O2)
Carrier gas
Argon (Ar)
Basis range
0 – 100%
Smallest range
0 – 2,0%
Measuring gas
Oxygen (O2)
Carrier gas
Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Basis range
0 – 100%
Smallest range
0 – 3,0%
Measuring gas
Nitrogen (N2)
Carrier gas
Argon (Ar)
Basis range
0 – 100%
Smallest rangeE
0 – 3,0%
Measuring gas
Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Carrier gas
Nitrogen (N2) or air
Basis range
0 – 100%
Smallest range
0 – 3,0%
Measuring gas
Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Carrier gas
Argon (Ar)
Basis range
0 – 60%
SMALLEST RANGE
0 – 10,0%
Measuring gas
Argon (Ar)
Carrier gas
Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Basis range
40 – 100%
Smallest range
   –   
Measuring gas
Argon (Ar)
Carrier gas
Oxygen (O2)
Basis range
0 – 100%
Smallest range
0 – 3,0%
TCD technology also allows to perform the measurements of the following industrial gases: SF6, NO2, Neon, Krypton, Xenon, Deuterium etc.
* correspondent safety measures must be taken by the client in the application with explosive gas mixtures
GENERAL APPLICATION SECTORS

oil & gas, petrochemicals, chemicals and synthetics

gas chromatographs

air separators and pure gas production

detection of gas leakages

pharmacy

food industry

metals, minerals, pulp and paper

power generation

environmental technology
GENERAL APPLICATION AREA
APPLICATION EXAMPLES
oil & gas, petrochemicals, chemicals and synthetics
gas chromatographs
air separators and pure gas production
detection of gas leakages
pharmacy
food industry
metals, minerals, pulp and paper
power generation
environmental technology
Hydrogen measurement in electrolysis O2 in H2 Upper Explosion Limit (UEL)
Oxygen measurement in electrolysis H2 in O2 Lower Explosion Limit (LEL) with high moisture content
H2 contamination in electrolysis,fuel cell, and semiconductor industry H2 99-100 vol%, H2 Quality 4.0
Exhaust gas measurement in fuel cell H2 in Air LEL Monitoring with very high water content
H2 injection into natural gas network H2 in Natural Gas 0-100 vol%, mixing control
Decomposition and synthesis of ammonia H2 in N2 + NH3 0-100 vol%, process control
Turbogerators in power generation H2 in Luft, H2 in CO2(Ar),CO2(Ar) in Air Monitoring of UEL, draining and filling process
Pure gas production and incoming goods inspection H2,He,CH4,O2,N2,CO2,Ar Identification of the quality of produced and delivered gases
Industrial applications H2 in N2 0-10 vol.%, system for the production and monitoring of forming gas
Safety minitoring H2 in Air UEL, analysis of hydrogen dispersion in facilities and buildings
Hydrogen measurement in electrolysis
O2 in H2
Upper Explosion Limit (UEL)
Oxygen measurement in electrolysis
H2 in O2
Lower Explosion Limit (LEL) with high moisture content
H2 contamination in electrolysis,fuel cell, and semiconductor industry
H2
99-100 vol%, H2 Quality 4.0
Exhaust gas measurement in fuel cell
H2 in Air
LEL Monitoring with very high water content
H2 injection into natural gas network
H2 in Natural Gas
0-100 vol%, mixing control
Decomposition and synthesis of ammonia
H2 in N2 + NH3
0-100 vol%, process control
Turbogerators in power generation
H2 in Luft, H2 in CO2(Ar),CO2(Ar) in Air
Monitoring of UEL, draining and filling process
Pure gas production and incoming goods inspection
H2,He,CH4,O2,N2,CO2,Ar
Identification of the quality of produced and delivered gases
Industrial applications
H2 in N2
0-10 vol.%, system for the production and monitoring of forming gas
Safety minitoring
H2 in Air
UEL, analysis of hydrogen dispersion in facilities and buildings

Customized Solutions

Customized Solutions for Demanding Applications

At Archigas, we understand that each industry and application comes with its unique set of challenges. That’s why we take pride in offering our clients customized solutions, specifically tailored to meet their individual needs. Our approach is grounded in deep technological expertise and a strong focus on customer orientation, delivering innovative, reliable, and efficient solutions.

Adaptability for Any Environment

Our devices are designed to be deployable in the most demanding environments – from radioactive areas to extreme operational conditions in aircraft. By customizing our technology, we ensure that your requirements are precisely met, no matter how specific or challenging they may be.

Specialization for Your Application

Whether it’s measuring hydrogen in coolants or developing specialized sensor technologies for automation of leak detection based on vacuum or thermal conductivity measurements – Archigas has the expertise to develop individual concepts that are exactly tailored to your use case. Our customized solutions enable optimized performance and reliability that standardized products cannot offer.

Commitment to Innovation and Quality

At Archigas, we are driven by our customers’ needs to continuously innovate and push the boundaries of what’s possible. Our customized solutions are not just about tailored adaptation; they also stand for the highest quality and durability. Our goal is to provide you with not just a product, but a long-term solution that offers significant added value and optimizes your processes.

Collaboration Towards Perfection

We believe that the key to success lies in close collaboration with our clients. From the initial idea to the final implementation, we work hand in hand with you to ensure that the developed solutions not only meet your expectations but exceed them. Our dedicated team of experts will accompany you through every step of the process to realize a solution that is precisely tailored to your needs.

At Archigas, your specific requirements and challenges motivate us to develop innovative and customized solutions. Contact us today to find out how we can optimize your processes with our individually adapted devices and technologies.

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