Hydrogen is a non-toxic, odourless and colourless gas that is lighter than air. H2 is smallest molecule in the universe, therefore it is very likely to leak from containment. This doesn’t pose as a huge threat to personnel as it is non-toxic, however Hydrogen is extremely flammable, substantially more than common gas fuels.
Hydrogen in air is flammable at concentrations of between 4% and 75%. The energy required to ignite a Hydrogen and oxygen mix is as low as 0.017mj, whereas gasoline ignites at around 0.25mj. Therefore, having a sufficient Hydrogen Gas Monitor system is essential in environments where it is used, especially in flammable environments, as the smallest leak can be fatal. At IGD we manufacture and supply a complete range of hydrogen gas monitors from light weight portable devices to fixed continuous hydrogen gas monitors.
Physical properties of Hydrogen:
- Consists of 2 molecules, each molecule bound together is made up of Hydrogen atoms.
- Melting point: -259.14 °C
- Boiling point: -252.87 °C.
- Commonly transported in liquid form in dewars or tanks
- In gas for it is stored in high pressure gas tanks
- Lighter than air.