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Pressure Sensors EC79 Certified for Use on Hydrogen Powered Vehicles

 

 

Mt. Olive, NJ – April 1, 2011 - American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (www.astsensors.com) has obtained 79/2009/EC approval for two pressure ranges of its AST Model AST2000 and Model AST4000 OEM pressure sensors. The approval is a necessary European Community Directive for components and systems intended for installation on hydrogen-powered vehicles.

 

“This approval allows AST to serve the growing market of hydrogen powered vehicles. We are the only EC79 approved sensor supplier in the world.” - Karmjit Sidhu, Vice President Business Development and AST Co-Founder.

 

The 79/2009/EC approval was obtained for the 2MPa range of the Model AST2000 and Model AST4000 pressure sensors that are used as components on the vehicle hydrogen regulator controlling hydrogen flow to the fuel cell stack. Also approved are the 35MPa range of pressure sensors that are typically used on Class 3 hydrogen tanks for use on buses, forklifts, cars, farm machinery, off-road vehicles and stationary back-up power systems.

 

To obtain approvals, AST pressure sensors were tested according to Regulation EU 406/2010 to verify compliance with Regulation EC 79/2009 of the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union (see

http://eurlex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2009:035:0032:0046:en:PDF


The requirements and test procedures were established to meet integrated system safety requirements. With greater world emphasis on green technology and sustainability, hydrogen is highly considered an alternate clean fuel carrier for powering surface transportation.

 

For more information on these and other AST pressure sensors, please refer to the web site at http://www.astsensors.com/pressure-sensor-products.php or contact the factory at sales@astsensors.com

 

 

About American Sensor Technologies, Inc.

 

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) manufactures MEMS pressure sensors, pressure transducers and pressure transmitters that offer the best price-performance ratio in the industry. Manufactured in New Jersey, AST pressure sensing products are built with a full selection of hazardous area and industrial approvals to service customer applications. Common industries utilizing AST sensor products are industrial OEM hydraulic systems, fuel cells, medical gases, HVAC, refrigeration (ammonia, Freon, CO2), Oil & Gas exploration and production, and off-road vehicles. AST’s exclusive, proprietary Krystal Bond™ Technology (an advanced process in which inorganic materials are molecularly diffused onto a metallic surface in the presence of certain gases) produces high-performance pressure sensing products through the use of a single piece of stainless steel. AST offers a variety of UL and CSA approvals for Explosion-proof, Intrinsically Safe, and Non-incendive pressure transmitter applications. For more information on AST pressure sensing products and technology, please visit www.astsensors.com. Through the acquisition of noted LVDT manufacturer Macro Sensors (www.macrosensors.com), AST also offers a full line of linear/rotary position sensors, as well as related instrumentation.

 

 

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Karmjit S. Sidhu

American Sensor Technologies, Inc.

Tel.: (973) 448-1901

E-mail: sales@astsensors.com

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