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Webinar March 14: DetecTape – A Localized Visual Detector for Hydrogen Leaks

March 7, 2016 - 11:35am


The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "DetecTape – A Localized Visual Detector for Hydrogen Leaks" on Monday, March 14, from 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. DetecTape is a color-changing, self-fusing silicone tape designed to detect hydrogen gas (H2) leaks in fuel cell, transmission, storage, and generation facilities. Hydrogen equipment operators can use this new visual indicator to quickly identify precise leak locations and initiate maintenance protocols, expediting the restoration of equipment while maintaining a safe workplace. The chemochromic gas detector combines Element One's hydrogen reactive pigment with Midsun Specialty Products’ UV-resistant self-fusing silicone tape. Lab testing reports performed at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory over the past 13 months are available upon request. Field trials are also underway with several prominent laboratories, facilities, and stations in the hydrogen community.

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