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D.K. Benson; W. Hoagland; R.D. Smith


Element One, Inc., Boulder, CO is developing novel hydrogen gas leak indicators to improve the safety and maintenance operations of hydrogen production and chemical processing facilities and hydrogen fueling stations. These technologies can be used to make visual gas leak indicators such as paints, decals, and conformal plastic films, as well as RF sensors for wireless networks. The primary advantage of the Element One hydrogen gas indicators is their low cost and easy deployment which allows them to be used ubiquitously at each and every potential hydrogen leak site. They have the potential to convert safety problems into routine maintenance problems, thereby improving overall safety and decreasing operational costs.