HS-1000

HS-1000 Humidity Sensor

The ECOTEC HS-1000 solves the key challenges of accurately measuring the fuel cell humidity levels in high temperature and high humidity fuel cell gas conditions.

Key uses:

  • PEMFC - Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells
  • PEMFC - Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells

Features

Designed specifically for (PEMFC) environments

Designed specifically for (PEMFC) environments

Dew point range 30°C to 100°C

Dew point range 30°C to 100°C

Able to detect transients in the humidication

Able to detect transients in the humidication

Provides accurate and reliable dew point data

Provides accurate and reliable dew point data

No drift over time

No drift over time

Operates at a wide range of flow rates

Operates at a wide range of flow rates

Measures gas humidity in and out of fuel cell to mass balance

Measures gas humidity in and out of fuel cell to mass balance

Quickly verify the accuracy and stability of humidification equipment

Quickly verify the accuracy and stability of humidification equipment

Continuous readings with rapid response time as as 0.8 seconds for gas flows greater than 0.4 L/min

Continuous readings with rapid response time as as 0.8 seconds for gas flows greater than 0.4 L/min

Dew point is measured independent of gas mixture – components (normal air, H2, CO, CO2, N2 do not overlap with the H2O vapor absorption line

Dew point is measured independent of gas mixture – components (normal air, H2, CO, CO2, N2 do not overlap with the H2O vapor absorption line

Allows the user to experiment with a range of typical fuel cell conditions such as high humidity, high temperature, and various flow rates

Allows the user to experiment with a range of typical fuel cell conditions such as high humidity, high temperature, and various flow rates

Related Applications

Technical specification

Ranges

Range 40 mB to 1000 mB water vapor partial pressure (30° to 100°C dew point)
Accuracy ±2% of the reading in millibars + 1 millibar, or ±0.5°C dew point
Max Pressure 30 psig (200 kPa gauge pressure)
Response Time As quickly as 0.8 seconds for gas flows greater than 0.4 L/min

Pump

Flow Rate Change Flow rate independent (Note: Response time increases below 0.4 L/min)
High flow rates (above 15 L/min) may be accommodated using a slip-stream/bypass flow line

Environmental Conditions

Ambient Temperature Range 50°F to 86°F (10°C to 30°C)
Max Sample Cell Temperature 221°F (105°C)

Physical

Analog Output (0-5VDC), 20 mA maximum
AC Power 90 to 240 VAC, 1.4 A, 50 to 60 Hz
Dimensions and
Weight
Sample cell: 6” x 6” x 2” (15cm x 15cm x 5cm) 1.7 lb
(0.8 kg)
Electronics: 8.75” x 10” x 3.5” (22.2cm x 25.4cm x 8.9cm),
3.75 lb (1.7 kg)
Cable Length 40” (1m)
Data Logging
Software Requirements
(for computer)
Minimum display resolution: 1024 x 768 Serial input or Serial/USB adapter
Wetted Materials Nickel-plated aluminum, sapphire, epoxy

Important Note: Due to ECOTEC’S continuous program of improvement, this specification is subject to change without prior notice.

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