The new disruptive analyzer is based on the proven patented technology of the GASERA ONE platform and it offers an affordable and easy-to-use tool for continuously monitoring HF levels. The analyzer can achieve below 0.5 ppb detection limit for HF in ambient air background.
“Hydrogen fluoride is widely used in industry to make for example refrigerants, herbicides, pharmaceuticals, high-octane gasoline, aluminium in smelters and refineries, plastics, electrical components and fluorescent light bulbs. The global production capacity of HF is over three million metric tonnes.” says Gasera’s CEO Dr. Ismo Kauppinen.
HF can exist as a colorless gas or as a fuming liquid, or it can be dissolved in water. When dissolved in water, it forms hydrofluoric acid, which is highly corrosive and capable of corroding glass, leather and several metals. HF reacts with water and releases toxic and corrosive vapours.
“HF is highly dangerous gas forming corrosive and toxic hydrofluoric acid upon contact and is capable of causing severe reactions at very low concentrations. This is why the monitoring device needs to be sensitive enough to detect HF in sub-ppb trace level concentrations.” says Dr. Kauppinen.
To learn more about the the GASERA ONE HF gas analyzer visit the product page. Also read our related blog HYDROGEN FLUORIDE (HF) MONITORING WITH PHOTOACOUSTIC SPECTROSCOPY and the application description, which can be found here.
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