USA, California: H2scan, a California-based provider of hydrogen sensors has launched a new hydrogen sensor system, the first of its kind for distribution transformers.
The new Gen 5 System provides hydrogen gas safety sensing, reducing explosion risk of distribution transformers. It is three times smaller than existing hydrogen monitoring systems, allowing monitoring of transformers under streets, in neighbourhoods, industrial sites, wind farms and trains, the manufacturer said in the press release.
The system is designed for transformers immersed in oil, which are cooled and insulated using mineral, vegetable, or silicon oil. The sensor can be inserted through any port on the transformer, directly into the transformer oil where it takes measurements of hydrogen gas levels.
According to the manufacturer, some of the transformer industry leaders are already testing the prototypes of the system.