A prototype hydrogen detection system using the micro-thermoelectric hydrogen sensor (micro-THS) was developed for the safety of hydrogen infrastructure systems, such as hydrogen stations. We have designed a detection part with a pressure proof enclosure adoptable for the international standard of Exd II CT3, and carried out an explosion strength test, explosion and fire hazard tests, and an impact test. The hydrogen sensing performance of the detection part of this prototype system showed a good linear relationship between the sensing signal and hydrogen concentrations in air, for a wide range of hydrogen concentrations from 10 ppm to 40,000 ppm (4 vol.%2. This prototype detection system was installed in the outdoor field of the hydrogen station and the response for H(2) gas in air of 100 ppm, 1000 ppm, and 10000 ppm was tested monthly for 1 year. (C) 2009 International Association for Hydrogen Energy. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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