Energy from Hydrogen
Climate neutrality, sustainability and the reduction of CO2 emissions are now global trends. The decarbonization of the energy sector plays an important role in this context, as this sector contributes significantly to CO2 emissions. A promising strategy here is the use of renewable gases such as biogas or sustainably produced hydrogen gas, or that of admixtures of renewable gases with natural gas. Thanks to its versatility, hydrogen is a particularly promising candidate for supporting decarbonization efforts, with great potential for the future.
In fact, hydrogen can be used as a means to store excess energy from renewable sources (power-to-gas) in a decentralized approach. It can be distributed into dedicated networks or even into the existing gas infrastructure, eventually blended with natural gas: this requires adaptation of the infrastructure and close monitoring for safety and performance reasons. The required flexibility in the gas composition poses a major challenge to the industry, if the infrastructure and the combustion applications are to run optimally and efficiently. Sensirion's sensor technology can handle this broad requirement and is thus an ideal solution for your future products.
Choose Sensirion as your technology partner to ensure you are ready for a hydrogen future. Thanks to our broad sensor portfolio and application know-how, we are your ideal partner for handling the complex developments in technology and regulations.
The microthermal measurement principle of the sensors ensures billing-grade consumption monitoring for 0 – 100% hydrogen content in natural gas. This allows for the most compact gas meters.
Higher energy efficiency and system longevity can both be achieved by fine-tuning the air/gas ratio through Sensirion flow sensors.
Hydrogen Leak Detection
To ensure safety and to comply with local regulations, the infrastructure and appliances must be monitored for leaks. Sensirion technology offers leak detection at relevant gas concentrations at minimal power, enabling battery-driven applications and remote monitoring. Thanks to the technology’s robust construction and long-term stability, operators no longer have to worry about leaks going undetected.
H2-Ready Boilers and Burners
Our sensor technology enables the highest energy class for boilers and burners, regardless of the hydrogen content in the gas blend, by measuring the hydrogen volumetric fraction and by using an adaptive combustion control mechanism.
As the gas composition in the grid becomes increasingly variable, industrial applications more than ever require information on the energy content of the gas they are operating on. Sensirion’s technology provides information about the properties of the gas relevant to these applications and can cope with biogas as well as hydrogen blends.
Gas Analysis and Calibration Instruments
The long-term reliability, high precision and durability of Sensirion’s products enable efficient instrument control and process optimization. Sensirion’s sensors have been used for the last 20 years to control hydrogen and technical gases in demanding applications such as gas chromatography and calibration/verification equipment.
Specialist Article: The Thermal-mass Measurement Principle
The Ideal Choice for H2-Ready Gas Meters
Distribution of hydrogen admixtures in the gas grid is a novel practice, and its compatibility with the current infrastructure is not yet fully understood. Gas meters are an essential part of the gas infrastructure and are indispensable in reliably and fairly billing gas consumption for all end users.
In this article, we will examine the metrological behavior of the microthermal measurement principle for gas meters operating with natural gas mixtures containing significant amounts of hydrogen. We will present measurement data, discuss measurement accuracy and operational safety, and explain why the compact size of microthermal gas meters can be maintained regardless of the hydrogen admixtures, which is a key advantage compared to other meter technologies.
Ready for Hydrogen with Sensirion
In this webinar, our expert Michele Montinaro, Market Manager for Smart Energy, talks about the use of hydrogen as a means to distribute energy, the challenges in this field, and Sensirion's solutions for various applications.
What you can learn from this webinar?
- Learn what challenges the use of hydrogen, or the admixture of hydrogen to natural gas, pose to the fields of gas distribution, metering, and combustion Control
- Find out how Sensirion as a technology provider is the ideal solution for your hydrogen Projects
- Get a direct contact for personal discussions
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