State-of-the-art hydrogen analysis laboratory opened in Austria
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State-of-the-art hydrogen analysis laboratory opened in Austria

HyCentA has opened a brand-new state-of-the-art gas analysis laboratory at the Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) that will test and analyse hydrogen in Austria.

The gas analysis laboratory is currently the basis for the development of calibration measurement technology for hydrogen mass in addition to methods for measuring hydrogen quality.

The mobile measurement technology will, for example, enable calibrations at fuelling stations in compliance with the highest normative regulations.

HyCentA state that the current lack of technology for this is one of the main reasons for the slow expansion of the hydrogen infrastructure and a frequent restraint in industrial hydrogen processing.

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The newly built ‘Botlzmann’ gas analysis laboratory of the HyCentA hydrogen research centre at TU Graz is a core element in the development of high-precision measurement methods for gas quality and mass.

The new gas analysis laboratory is part of the centre’s expansion for modern research infrastructure with test standards for electrolysis, fuel cell systems and high-pressure hydrogen systems up to 1000 bar.

TU Graz has substantially supported the expansion of the entire HyCentA test facility by another 600 square metres to strengthen hydrogen research in Graz even further.

The core elements of the laboratory are the high-precision analytical instruments: the Ion-Molecule Reaction-Mass Spectrometer (IMR-MS), and the Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FTIR).

The multi-purpose laboratory environment also offers workstations with a clean room atmosphere as well as vacuum equipment for the ultra-clean preparation of sampling systems.

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