Hydrogen Purity Monitors

The existing hydrogen purity monitors for a coal-fired generating facility at a major utility company on the east coast were outdated and needed to be replaced. Mesa’s multi-discipline team provided engineering and design support for the installation of the new hydrogen purity monitors and new equipment associated with the installation. The new hydrogen purity monitors provide a signal which alarms through the plant DCS system when the purity drops below the pre-determined level. This provides a more efficient system but also enhances plant safety by alarming plant personnel before explosive hydrogen concentrations are attained. The project required the installation of the system to be completed without a unit outage, Mesa overcame this challenge by utilizing existing hydrogen isolation valves which allowed for the installation of new hydrogen piping and additional isolation valves. This new arrangement allowed the installed system to be more robust and flexible for future maintenance.

About Mesa Associates, Inc. 

Mesa is a woman/minority-owned full-service multi-discipline engineering, procurement, and construction management firm specializing in providing engineering services for the commercial, government, industrial, municipal, and electric utility industry. Mesa is currently providing over $180M of engineering services to 13 of the top 15 utilities across the United States. Our growth is a result of delivering quality projects and value to our clients with unparalleled customer service. We differentiate ourselves by saying we are Large Enough to Perform, Small Enough to Care.