Parker Adds Industry-Leading Hydrogen Sensing Systems to Its

Parker Adds Industry-Leading Hydrogen Sensing Systems to Its
Instrumentation Offerings 
Signs Agreement to Manufacture Systems With H2scan Products 
VALENCIA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/20/12 --  H2scan Corporation,
provider of the most accurate, tolerant and affordable hydrogen leak
detection and process gas monitoring solutions for industrial
markets, today announced the Instrumentation Products Division (IPD)
of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and
control technologies, has signed an agreement with California-based
H2scan Corporation to become the exclusive manufacturer of co-branded
process systems incorporating over 11 different process monitors. The
monitors will be integrated into a larger, co-branded sensing
solution targeted at refineries, petrochemical, fertilizer, ammonia
and hydrogen production plants.  
Parker's role in the joint venture will be extensive. IPD will be
responsible for the final testing, field calibration, and
direct-to-customer delivery. Additionally, Parker will
non-exclusively private label and internationally offer H2scan's line
of area safety products targeted at battery room, refineries,
hydrogen storage and nuclear applications. 
"Dating back to our earlier work integrating H2scan's miniaturized
process analyzers with our modular IntraFlow(TM) NeSSI(TM) platform
for a large British Petroleum project, we realized the excellent fit
between our companies' products and services. This joint agreement is
a natural next step for Parker and the beginning of a long-standing
relationship we expect to have with H2scan," said Craig Beckwith,
General Manager of Parker's Instrumentation Products Division. Parker
IntraFlow surface-mounting fittings dramatically reduce the amount of
space required for instrumentation flow control systems by as much as
75%, minimizing the volume of sample flow paths, speeding
construction and reducing cost of ownership.  
Based on a patented "chip on a flex" technology, H2scan's hydrogen
sensing system monitors are able to detect and measure hydrogen
without false readings or expensive support equipment. This makes
them ideal for the NeSSI(TM) platform. H2scan's process systems have
the ability to operate in real time, with or without the presence of
oxygen, and without interference from hi
gh concentrations of CO or
H2S, separating H2scan from all other in-line measuring technologies.
The area leak detector sensing systems are able to detect hydrogen in
air from 2,000 ppm to 5% concentration without cross-sensitivities to
other gases. 
"Signing a global manufacturing agreement with Parker is crucial to
our business today, as increased sales are driving us to expand
production, testing and fulfillment around the world," explained
Dennis Reid, President and CEO of H2scan. "We see our joint endeavors
as a monumental step for H2scan," Reid added. 
Parker production of exclusively co-branded process systems
incorporating H2scan process models has already begun, and the first
systems have already been built and shipped to petroleum companies. 
For more information regarding Parker's co-branded sensing solution,
visit www.parker.com/ipdus, www.h2scan.com, or contact Parker IPD at
256-881-2040 or Mike Nofal at 661-775-9575, ext. 618. The
Instrumentation Products Division is dedicated to being the global
leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of high quality,
critical flow and ultra-high purity components for the petrochemical,
chemical processing, oil and gas, power generation, water analysis,
biopharmaceutical, semiconductor, and analytical equipment
industries. 
About Parker Hannifin Corporation (http://www.parker.com)  
With annual sales exceeding $13 billion in fiscal year 2
012, Parker
Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion
and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered
solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace
markets. The company employs approximately 60,000 people in 48
countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends
paid to shareholders for 56 consecutive fiscal years, among the top
five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index.
For more information, visit the company's web site at www.parker.com,
or its investor information web site at www.phstock.com.  
About H2scan Corporation (www.h2scan.com) 
H2scan was founded in 2002 and has its headquarters, sales,
production, and marketing staff in Valencia, California. The Company
provides the most accurate, tolerant, and affordable hydrogen leak
detection and process gas monitoring solutions for industrial markets
enabling accurate monitoring and control functions for a wide range
of applications, including control systems, safety monitoring and
alarm systems. H2scan also provides portable, handheld configurations
for easy leak detection and monitoring.  
The company's solid-state technology was originated at Sandia
National Laboratory and the U.S. Department of Energy and is only
available commercially through H2scan. Its products are sold in over
50 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit
www.h2scan.com.  
CONTACT:
Michael Nofal
Vice President Sales & Business Development
H2scan Corporation
Phone 661-775-9575 ext.618
mnofal@h2scan.com 
David Bush
Marketing Development Manager
Instrumentation Products Division
Phone 256-885-3889
dbush@parker.com 
 
 
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