12 Jul 2024

High-performance hydrogen gas detector

Teledyne Gas and Flame Detection at Gat | Wat 2023.

Teledyne Gas & Flame Detection has announced it will showcase its latest technology developments for any utilities involved in hydrogen transition projects At Gat | Wat 2023 (Cologne, Germany, 6-7 September).

From booth E25 in hall 7, the company says it will highlight the brand new high-performance GS700-Hydrogen gas detector and the recently launched ultra-fast Spyglass SG50-F-IR3-Hydrogen flame detector.

Gat | Wat is the annual meeting of the gas sector, providing a central forum for industry professionals to discover the latest technological developments. Among the top gas sector topics at present is the transition to hydrogen. Utilities across Europe and beyond are looking to introduce hydrogen into domestic supplies as a way of reducing carbon emissions and protecting homes and businesses from international gas market fluctuations.

Teledyne Gas and Flame Detection says it is a provider of safety-critical gas and flame detection technologies that bring dedicated safety attributes to hydrogen transition activities. By way of example, the new GS700-Hydrogen offers the ability to detect both hydrogen (H2) and natural gas (NG). This integration of natural gas and H2 detection in a single portable instrument enhances versatility and performance during hydrogen (both 100% and blends) transition projects.

The company says visitors to Gat | Wat 2023 will discover how the new GS700-Hydrogen simplifies gas detection across applications like outdoor and indoor leak detection, purging, barholing and pipeline gas testing. Providing safety and peace of mind, the fully ATEX-certified instrument enables utilities to quickly determine the source of gas leaks.

Notably, a major utility collaborated with Teledyne Gas Measurement Instruments, a Teledyne Gas and Flame Detection brand, to help develop the GS700-Hydrogen. Looking to introduce 100% hydrogen alongside an existing natural gas distribution pipeline, the utility used the collaborative process to ensure the instrument’s suitability for emergency response and engineering teams, enabling the precise detection and location of both H2 and natural gas leaks.

In parallel, Teledyne GMI partnered with another utility participating in a major hydrogen transition project. Here, the GS700-Hydrogen proved essential in monitoring gas leaks on test networks and measuring hydrogen during activities like purging and pipeline commissioning.

Elsewhere on the Teledyne Gas and Flame Detection booth at Gat | Wat will be the Spyglass SG50-F-IR3-Hydrogen, part of the recently introduced Spyglass SG50-F series of optical flame detectors. This next-generation IR3 device further enhances protection and safety in hydrogen transition activities. State-of-the-art optic technology and advanced software algorithms mean this high-performance instrument delivers ultra-fast flame detection (just 1.58s at 30m distance), helping to minimise any consequences through rapid response. On-board HD video enables remote confirmation of fire situations and provides valuable information on fire progression and suppression methods.

Spyglass flame detectors work by analysing the absorption of radiation caused by gases in the atmosphere and comparing it to background atmospheric absorption. The Spyglass SG50-F-IR3-Hydrogen operates in all weather and light conditions, providing the highest immunity to false alarms.