DOE Webinar March 14: DetecTape – A Localized Visual Detector for Hydrogen Leaks
March 9, 2016
The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "DetecTape – A Localized Visual Detector for Hydrogen Leaks" on Monday, March 14, from 10 to 11 a.m. Mountain 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. The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has performed lab testing of DetecTape over the past 13 months in NREL's Hydrogen Sensor Testing Laboratory; lab testing reports are available upon request. Field trials are also underway with several prominent laboratories, facilities, and stations in the hydrogen community.