Nitto, Inc. will be making and selling HySense’s hydrogen sensing tapes under a new licensing agreement.

Nitto, Inc., a US subsidiary of Nitto Denko Corporation, has acquired the assets of HySense Technology, LLC, and will operate under the licenses used to make and sell hydrogen sensing tapes previously supplied by HySense.  The patents continue to be owned by the  National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the University of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc. (UCF).

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Color-Changing Hydrogen Gas Leak Detection

Hydrogen gas leaks pose many maintenance problems for staff and proves to be very costly for organizations. Facility managers and staff have reported that finding the exact location of hydrogen gas leaks in an industrial setting is such a difficult problem that it can cost Millions of dollars in resources and labor. Gas leaks, such as Hydrogen, are difficult to detect and have caused:
  • Plant/facility closures and shutdowns
  • Property damage ($Millions)
  • Environmental damages
  • Human casualties (death and injuries)
Regardless of the electronic detection devices, many of these users have reported that they tend to utilize “soapy water” in hopes of bubbles formation to locate the problem. Facility personnel require a detection tool that would identify visually the specific leak location immediately, saving time and resources. One alternative solution is to use a color-changing pigment called Intellipigment™ for hydrogen gas leak detection that provides a visual indicator to the specific leak location. The color-changing pigment is in a tape format that can be easily applied to or wrapped around pipes, flanges, fittings, valves, access panels, etc.
Intellipigment™ Leak Detection Tape

Intellipigment™ Tape


If there is a leak, the passive 24/7 Intellipigment™ hydrogen tape will change color to identify the location of the problem. Utilizing color-changing Intellipigment™ hydrogen leak detection tape helps save people, facilities, and cost by detecting leaks:
  • Immediately
  • At the specific location
  • Without environmental effects
  • At low cost
Facility personnel have found the Intellipigment™  tape to be an invaluable resource, saving numerous man-hours and costs. Contact us today to save time and money, and advance your safety!


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