The Instrumentation Products Division (IPD) of Parker Hannifin Corporation has signed an agreement with California-based H2scan Corporation to become the exclusive manufacturer of co-branded process systems incorporating over 11 different process monitors. The monitors will be integrated into a larger, co-branded sensing solution targeted at refineries, petrochemical, fertilizer, ammonia and hydrogen production plants. Parker IPD will be responsible for the final testing, field calibration, and direct-to-customer delivery. Additionally, Parker will non-exclusively private label and internationally offer H2scan’s line of area safety products targeted at battery room, refineries, hydrogen storage and nuclear applications.
“Dating back to our earlier work integrating H2scan’s miniaturized process analyzers with our modular IntraFlow NeSSI platform for a large British Petroleum project, we realized the excellent fit between our companies’ products and services. This agreement is a natural next step for Parker and the beginning of a long-standing relationship we expect to have with H2scan,” said Craig Beckwith, general manager of Parker’s Instrumentation Products Division.
Parker IntraFlow surface-mounting fittings dramatically reduce the amount of space required for instrumentation flow control systems by as much as 75 percent, minimizing the volume of sample flow paths, speeding construction and reducing cost of ownership.
Based on a patented "chip on a flex" technology, H2scan’s hydrogen sensing system monitors are able to detect and measure hydrogen without false readings or expensive support equipment. This makes them suitable for the NeSSI platform. H2scan’s process systems have the ability to operate in real time, with or without the presence of oxygen, and without interference from high concentrations of CO or H2S, separating H2scan from all other in-line measuring technologies. The area leak detector sensing systems are able to detect hydrogen in air from 2,000 ppm to five percent concentration without cross-sensitivities to other gases.
“Signing a global manufacturing agreement with Parker is crucial to our business today, as increased sales are driving us to expand production, testing and fulfillment around the world,” explained Dennis Reid, president and CEO of H2scan. “We see our endeavors as a monumental step for H2scan,” Reid added.
Parker production of exclusively co-branded process systems incorporating H2scan process models has already begun, and the first systems have already been built and shipped to petroleum companies.