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Tiger Optics wins California order to test hydrogen for FCEVs

Tiger Optics wins California order to test hydrogen for FCEVs, reported by Fuel Cells Bulletin.

August 31, 2015
With the impending launch of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, Tiger Optics promotes its testing of the gas

Spearheading the move to carbon-free transportation, the company announces its most recent order from the State of California to qualify the hydrogen (H2) required to operate fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV).

Tiger’s analysers provide the sensitivity, selectivity and accuracy needed to measure certain contaminants that can damage or destroy a vehicle’s fuel cell. Because such quality control is crucial for FCEVs to achieve mass-market success, the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International has set stringent standards for hydrogen fuel purity.

The issue is timely, as Toyota begins delivering its Mirai fuel cell electric vehicles to eight California dealerships in October this year. To build consumer confidence, the automaker is offering an eight-year, 100,000-mile warranty on the Mirai FCEV, as well as free fuel for three years. At recent count, only nine hydrogen fuel stations in California were open to the public, but more are in the works.

The California Fuel Cell Partnership—a consortium of private and public entities—expects more than 50 stations to be operational in the state by the end of 2016. Indeed, California adopted legislation in 2013 to allocate $20m annually to build at least 100 hydrogen-fueling stations.

Randy Bramston-Cook, Principal at Lotus Consulting, reports, “We have found the Tiger Optics analysers easy to merge into our complete package, and their detection performance is well below target concentrations.”

The Lotus system incorporates Tiger Optics analysers to screen for three of the damaging contaminants: water, ammonia and formaldehyde, with carbon monoxide analysers pending.

“Tiger is proud to help Californians adopt cars that cut Greenhouse Gas emissions by more than 50% compared to our present vehicles,” states Jeremiah Riddle, Tiger Optics’ President.

August 20, 2015
The Acid Test: CRDS for HCl Continuous Emission Monitoring

The Acid Test: Faced with more stringent regulation of hydrogen chloride and the need for greater process control, coal-fired plants, cement companies and paper mills seek an effective, efficient and affordable analytical solution. This article offers a first-hand look at Tiger's Journey, from the rarified environment of the US National Metrology Institute to the base of an unheated, 100-meter umbilical at a coal-fired plant in Missouri, and beyond. Along the way, Tiger demonstrated that CRDS technology truly helps our nation's smokestack industries meet their commitments for a cleaner, safer environment. (Originally published in Gases & Instrumentation Magazine)

January 31, 2015
Standard Test Method for Hydrogen Purity Analysis Using a Continuous Wave Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy Analyzer

Based on Tiger's multi-year campaign, ASTM has published a new standard for fuel-cell-grade hydrogen analysis using CW-CRDS! The new standard, D7941/D7941M-14, is available for purchase from ASTM at:

May 01, 2014
High-tech Analyzer Handles Multiple Gases

Laboratory Equipment

April 04, 2014
Pittcon Showcases Latest in Lab Innovation

Originally Published in Specialty Gas Report

April 01, 2014
"In Her Father's Footsteps." full article by Crissa Shoemaker Debree

The Intelligencer

March 04, 2014
The Intelligencer/Bucks County Courier Times Interview with Lisa Bergson

Lisa Bergson is CEO of MEECO Inc. and Tiger Optics, two manufacturing firms in Warrington. Her father founded MEECO in 1948. (youtube.com)

March 03, 2014
Zero Gas: A Concept in Search of a Definition

Gases & Instrumentation

November 30, 2013
Tiger Optics Ascends Inc Magazine's Fastest Growing List
August 23, 2013
Advanced analytical spectroscopy for electronic specialty gas

Specialty Gas Report

April 01, 2013
VROOM Wins 2013 Golden Gas Award

Gas World

March 05, 2013