HCN Monitoring and Detection

Hydrogen Cyanide (HCN) is a colorless and volatile liquid that converts to a flammable vapor slightly above room temperature. Hydrogen cyanide 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 hydrogen cyanide 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.

HCN Monitoring Experience

Fast, effective hydrogen chloride detection saves money and saves lives. TAS has the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) qualifications required to get onto your site to assess the best options for your hydrogen cyanide 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.

Ongoing Support

TAS can be as involved or completely removed as necessary once your system is installed. We can provide training and complete handoff, or we can visit your site for regular preventative maintenance checks, usually once a year, and even occasionally provide free data analysis. Customer satisfaction is the lifeblood of our success.

Typical Applications of HCN Monitoring

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

Typical Industries Benefitting from HCN Monitoring

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