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Hydrogen Fluoride (HF) Monitoring – For Stack , Ambient & Indoor

Hydrogen Fluoride (HF) is a colorless gas, with a pungent smell at 0.04ppm. Inhalation of this gas can cause eyes, nose and throat irritation. Exposure to high levels may cause muscle spasms and can damage the lungs and heart and in extreme cases can result in death. It is important in many industries for fast detection of hydrogen fluoride to avoid the gas reaching dangerous toxic levels. Periodic monitoring of  Hydrogen Fluoride is the best solution to ensure the personal safety of workers in different environment.

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Hydrogen Fluoride HF Monitoring

Hydrogen Fluoride HF Monitoring services: 

Hydrogen fluoride (HF) also known as hydrofluoric acid can be found in its gaseous form or liquid state at ambient temperature. HF gas is combination of Hydrogen Atom & Fluorine Atom. Hydrogen Fluoride is used in various industry such as Petrochemical, Pharmaceutical, and the production of hydrocarbons, aluminums, Fluorine, Uranium hexafluoride, Metal treatments, various chemical , industrial processes, or natural phenomena are sources of HF gas emission , including alumina baths , welding , and  volcanoes  Etc.

Apzem’s Air Quality monitoring is done by industrial experts with years of rich expertise in the domain of air quality monitoring & dust, fume control. HF Gas Level monitoring is primarily done to detect and measure the level of HF present in the ambient and indoor environment, thus ensuring the safety of the people present inside and near the hazardous zone.

 

     Other Names

 

Chemical Formula

 

      Odor

 

Odor Threshold

 

Vapor     Pressure

 

                Health Risks

 

Hydrofluoric acid , Flurohydric acid

 

HF

 

Pungent, Irritating

 

0.04 PPM

 

400 mmHg

 

Irritation of eyes,skin,and respiratory system; Pulmonary Edema; Fluorosis

Inhalation & Ingestion Health Hazards

INHALATION Inhaled HF initially affects nose, throat, Eyes.

Mucous membrane irritation, cough, choking.

Airway obstruction.

Lung Injury may be delayed 12 -36 hrs.

INGESTION Intentional ingestion of large volume. ( Abdominal Pain , Vomiting )

Potential absence of Gastrointestinal Symptoms with dilute ingestion.

Systemic poisoning may occurs within 1- 4 hrs.

20 to 30 ppm – A reflex breathing difficulty

Above 25 ppm – irritation, burns, ulcerous lesions, and localized destruction of the tissues (necrosis) of the eyes, skin, and mucous membranes.

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