U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Fuel Cell Technologies Office

Hydrogen Safety Sensors Workshop

A DOE-sponsored workshop was held in Washington, DC on April 4, 2007 with approximately 50 experts from industry, government, national laboratories, and universities. The workshop included technical briefings on Today's Commercial Hydrogen Sensors, Standards Issues related to Hydrogen Gas Detection Systems, NFPA 52 Hydrogen Sensor Placement Requirements, and the Committee Draft of the ISO TC197 WG13 on Hydrogen Detectors. A panel of end users discussed the application requirements related to hydrogen safety and sensing. Participants were given an opportunity to present slides on their hydrogen sensing technology. The attendees then participated in breakout sessions to develop draft technical requirements and performance targets for hydrogen sensors.