Hydrogen Cyanide (HCN)

Hydrogen Cyanide (HCN) is a colorless and volatile liquid that converts to a flammable vapor slightly above room temperature. HCN is highly toxic and not only presents significant risks when inhaled but also can be absorbed through the skin in both its gaseous and liquid forms. Depending on the concentration, it can interfere with cellular oxidative processes which can lead to death by asphyxia. Industries utilize HCN in several ways as it is a valuable forerunner for the synthesis of various chemical compounds and is most commonly used in the extraction of mineral ores.

Fast, effective detection saves money and saves lives, and TAS has the MSHA qualifications required to get onto your site to assess the best options for your monitoring needs. TAS provides in-situ solutions as well as safety and health solutions. Armed with the experience to monitor anything from the cyanidation processes to air ducts, TAS can offer you several solutions to chose from or explain the best choice for your application and tailor the solution to your budget. Our main focus is to keep projects under budget, on time, and easy to manage.

Typical Applications

  • Health and Safety Monitoring
  • Point Source Monitoring
  • Process Monitoring

Typical Industries

  • Mining
  • Fumigation
  • Chemical Synthesis
  • Production of Acrylic Fibers
  • Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing
  • Steel Manufacturing
  • Chemical Processes