California-based H2Scan has unveiled a new hydrogen specific analyser designed to deliver real-time measurement of hydrogen levels in synthesis gas.

Part of the HY-OPTIMA™ line of sensors, the newly launched HY-OPTIMA 2745 analyser provides continuous hydrogen concentration data with no cross-sensitivity to other gases in the stream, including carbon monoxide.

“The use of syngas is growing rapidly throughout the world, particularly where gasification can be used to produce high value products from low value feedstocks,” explains Michael Nofal, Vice-President of Sales and Business Development for H2scan.

“Proper hydrogen measurement is absolutely critical in ensuring quality syngas production.”

“Real-time hydrogen measurement removes the uncertainty from this process and having this information available in real time allows syngas production to be tightly controlled to ensure process optimisation.”