H2scan Corporation is headquartered in Valencia, California, and was formed September 18, 2002 through an MBO with capital assistance from Vancouver-based Chrysalix Energy Limited Partnership and Ravinia Venture Fund. The company was created upon the purchase of all sensor assets of DCH Sensor Corporation.
Ballard Power Systems Inc., Shell Hydrogen, and Duke Energy formed Chrysalix (www.chrysalix.com) in July 2001. This Partnership has since been joined by The BOC Group, BASF Venture Capital, The Mitsubishi Corporation.
The fundamental technology of H2scan sensor systems was developed by the U.S. National Laboratory at Sandia. H2scan has significantly improved upon this technology through US patents and manufacturing trade secrets.
Technical staff includes proven professionals in the electrical, microprocessor, and nuclear engineering disciplines with collectively dozens of years in advancing the state-of-the-art in hydrogen leak detection and process control.
Recently, H2scan launched a series of new hydrogen specific leak detection and measuring equipment with proprietary “Chip on a flex” technology. This patented approach enabled H2scan to design a unique process system with a standard ½ inch head, with improved temperature management. The new products are not affected by moisture and the process monitor has a protective coating over the sensor dye that allows for operation in high concentrations of CO and Sulfur.