White Horse Technical Services was approached and asked to research and develop a refinement of NIST's process for dosing hydrogen into titanium material, which did not produce sufficiently homogeneous results (NIST had to chip the material and mix it up to achieve good homogeneity).
WHTS understood the need for high quality hydrogen-in-titanium CRM standards and engaged in the R&D necessary to meet this need. After designing and building the equipment necessary to produce a premium product, WHTS was contracted by NIST to supply a replacement of their chipped material SRM2453 (Hydrogen: 114 mg/kg ± 5 mg/kg @4.4%RSD) which was running out of stock.
WHTS Developed refinements to the NIST procedure and assembled equipment for a 16 step process for the production of high precision hydrogen-in-titanium pin standards. Once the candidate material was produced, WHRM test laboratory was commissioned to work in tandem with NIST scientists for the SRM's characterization. The material was found to meet NIST's acceptance requirements, and with full characterization SRM2453a (127.8 mg/kg ± 2.5 mg/kg @2.0%RSD) came to market .
WHTS continues to produce lots of material for NIST, utilizing its R&D to improve this technology and expand into other processes.
In 2018, WHRM introduced to the world market its technology for world-wide distribution of high precision, precisely dosed hydrogen-in-titanium Certified Reference Materials.