Illustration; Source: Baker Hughes

Baker Hughes launches hydrogen measurement sensor technologies

U.S. energy technology company Baker Hughes has launched three gas, flow and moisture measurement sensor technologies designed to improve safety performance and drive productivity in hydrogen and other applications across energy and industrial sectors.

Illustration; Source: Baker Hughes

The technologies can be deployed by customers in sectors including hydrogen, oil and gas, metals, chemicals, biogas, power generation, carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS), and others.

The three new solutions include:

  • XMTCpro, which according to Baker Hughes, provides customers with “advanced levels of reliability and accuracy” when monitoring gas concentration. The company said the solution features real-time error detection and enhanced signal measurement for fast response in a thermal conductivity-based binary gas analyzer. Moreover, the Safety Integrity Level (SIL)-certified XMTCpro is said to be “contamination-resistant by design, requiring minimal maintenance.”
  • HygroPro XP, which is designed to “quickly and accurately measure moisture in gases and hydrocarbon liquids across a wide dew point range.” This transmitter features a compact explosion-proof enclosure, live temperature and pressure sensors and HART communication enabling connection between intelligent field instruments. The HygroPro XP can be used across hydrogen transportation, storage, end use and production applications, including measuring trace moisture in electrolyzer production.
  • T5MAX Transducer, whose signal strength is said to enable a step change in ultrasonic flow meter performance across gas flow measurement applications, including hydrogen. Baker Hughes claimed that in low-flow rate applications, where accurate measurements are difficult to capture, the stronger signal provides customers with a longer flow path length, and therefore greater accuracy.

To note, Baker Hughes is involved in the entire hydrogen value chain, from production to transportation and utilization. The company’s portfolio includes compressors, gas turbines, valves, centrifugal pumps, non-metallic pipes, hydrogen sensors, monitoring and diagnostics including inspection solutions for hydrogen embrittlement in production and storage, as well as clean power solutions to produce power with hydrogen and hydrogen blends.