Hydrogen Cyanide

Hydrogen Cyanide (HCN), also known as formonitrile, is a colorless and extremely poisonous, and explosive gas that is lighter than air and boils around room temperature. The extreme toxicity of hydrogen cyanide is detrimental to human health and needs a gas system that detects HCN the second it is present. Hydrogen cyanide is highly toxic because it inhibits cellular oxidative processes. Conventional gas detection techniques lead to slow response time, short-life spans, cross interference and false alarms. Boreal’s line of products requires minimal maintenance, cannot be poisoned/fouled/inhibited, and has low cost of ownership. Boreal’s your solution for precision and accuracy for HCN monitoring.

  • Typical Gas Specifications

    Please contact a Boreal representative to determine the optimal gas specifications for your application. Listed below are the typical configurations:


  • Applications
    Safety Monitoring:
    • Gold and Silver Refining
    • Steel Manufacturing
    • Chemical Processes
    • Production of Acrylic Fibers
    • Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing
    • Various Plastic Production Processes
  • Applicable Analyzers