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H2scan's NeSSI(TM)-Compatible Hydrogen Process Analyzers Win Out on Performance, Cost & Maintainability

H2scan Corporation ( today announced that the BP Cherry Point ( (NYSE: BP) refinery in Washington State selected multiple HY-OPTIMA Hydrogen Process Analyzers integrated with the NeSSI...

H2scan Corporation ( today announced that the BP Cherry Point ( (NYSE: BP) refinery in Washington State selected multiple HY-OPTIMA Hydrogen Process Analyzers integrated with the NeSSI platform system for their analyzer upgrades. H2scan's analyzer, based on Palladium-Nickel alloys and proprietary molecular coatings, have been operating successfully at the BP facility in the first stage recycle compressor in the hydrocracker unit and have shown good performance in a high percentage, harsh contaminant (H2S) and multi-component process gas mixtures in comparison with traditional process analyzers.

Integrated with state-of-the-art modular Intraflow NeSSI ( sample substrates provided to H2scan by Parker Hannifin ( (NYSE: PH), H2scan analyzers will provide real-time measurement without the need of valve switching, frequent calibrations and is designed to save considerable retail space in BP's analyzer shelters. H2scan's success with BP provides a good example of widespread acceptance of H2scan's miniaturized and advanced analyzer technologies in oil refineries.

BP's Analyzer Engineer, Ryan Holgate, stated, "H2scan participated in a competitive bidding process with gas chromatographs over the past year and was selected based on a series of factors including performance, cost and maintainability." The sample system design was finalized between H2scan, BP contractor CH2M Hill ( , Parker Hannifin and Gasalarm Systems, a Texas-based integrator contracted by H2scan.

"H2scan's miniaturized process analyzers are an excellent fit for our modular Intraflow NeSSI platforms. We expect to extend our collaboration to several analyzer projects in the future," stated Steve Doe, Parker Hannifin's Analytical Market Manager.

H2scan's President & CEO, Dennis Reid, said, "Being awarded this contract from BP and being able to utilize the experience and capability of companies like Parker Hannifin and CH2M Hill is extremely rewarding. The process has been seamless and we are on schedule to deliver the full multi-analyzer and control system on-time. We are thrilled to be working with BP and are confident the partnership with our two companies will continue to expand the reach of our analyzers."

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About BP ( ( ) BP is one of the world's largest energy companies, providing its customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, retail services and petrochemicals products for everyday items (NYSE: BP).

About Parker Hannifin ( ( ) 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 55,000 people in 46 countries around the world (NYSE: PH).

AboutNeSSI ( ( ) NeSSI is a non-affiliated international ad hoc group composed of over 250 people (and growing) including end-users such as ExxonMobil, Chevron, Dow Chemical, and Eastman Chemical, as well as manufacturers of NeSSI components such as ABB Analytical, Siemens, Fisher-Rosemount, Swagelok, Parker-Hannifin, CIRCOR and many others who are looking to modularize and miniaturize process analyzer sample system components. NeSSI operates under the sponsorship and umbrella of CPAC (Center for Process Analytical Chemistry) at the University of Washington in Seattle. NeSSI's origins can be traced to various CPAC Focus Group sessions and a Tutorial presented at the November 1999 CPAC Sponsor Meeting. The membership focus of NeSSI has been on manufacturers who are willing to supply parts and components for this initiative as well as end-users who are willing to do "in house" testing. There are now several NeSSI sampling manifold designs which conform (approximately) to the SEMI 1.5" manifold. An ISA SP76 standard has been adopted.

About CH2M Hill ( ( ) As a global leader in full-service engineering, consulting, construction, and operations, CH2M HILL has the human and technical resources, the international footprint, and the depth of know-how and experience to help clients achieve success in any corner of the world.

About H2scanCorporation ( ( ) H2scan was founded in 2002 and has its headquarters, sales, production and marketing staff in Valencia, California. The company is the leading provider of high performance hydrogen specific sensor systems that provide 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.

H2scan's hydrogen specific sensing systems based on a patented "Chip on a flex" technology are able to detect and measure hydrogen without false readings or expensive support equipment required. This makes it ideal for the NeSSI platform. H2scan's process systems have the ability to operate in real-time, with or without the presence of oxygen, no interference from CO, sulfur or chlorine, separating H2scan from all other in-line measuring technologies. The sensing systems are able to detect hydrogen in air down to 15 ppm concentration without cross-sensitivities to other gases.

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. H2scan's products are sold in over 50 countries worldwide.

H2scan Corporation was formed with capital assistance from the Ravinia Venture Fund and Vancouver-based Chrysalix Energy Limited Partnership that includes Ballard Power Systems Inc., Shell Hydrogen, The BOC Group, BASF Venture Capital and Mitsubishi Corporation.