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Energy Systems Sensor Laboratory

The Energy Systems Integration Facility's Energy Systems Sensor Laboratory is designed to support research, development, testing, and evaluation of advanced hydrogen sensor technologies to support the needs of the emerging hydrogen infrastructure.

Photo of a researcher working on apparatus for testing hydrogen safety sensors in the Energy Systems Sensor Laboratory.

Key Infrastructure and Services

  • Access to inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICPMS) equipment
  • Sensor testing apparatus developed at NREL
  • Ability to perform research with remote control and monitoring capabilities via the Internet

Types of Research

  • Evaluating the impact of interferants and poisons
  • Evaluating the lifespan of sensors with separate dedicated life test fixtures
  • Validating sensors for process applications, including responses under high hydrogen concentrations
  • Performing photoelectrochemical (PEC) water-splitting for hydrogen production