Industrial Gases

Sulphur hexafluoride (SF6)

Summary

Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) is an inorganic, colorless, odorless, non-flammable, extremely potent greenhouse gas, and an excellent electrical insulator. SF6 has an octahedral geometry, consisting of six fluorine atoms attached to a central sulfur atom. It is a hypervalent molecule. Typical for a nonpolar gas, it is poorly soluble in water but quite soluble in nonpolar organic solvents. It is generally transported as a liquefied compressed gas.

SF6 allows simplified design of high and medium voltage switchgears because of size and weight reduction, quiet and reliable handling and maintenance. 

The emission of one kilogram of SF6 is in terms of share of the greenhouse effect is equal to 23.500 kg CO2 emissions. (=38 car emissions /yr.).

Applications

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Electrical engineering. Semi-conductor industry. Medical technology. High-voltage switchgear and switching stations. Transformers.    

Packaging information

  • 10 kg
  • 20 kg
  • 50 kg
  • Available from A-Gas.
  • Store cylinders in a cool, dry, well ventilated area, out of direct sunlight
  • Empty cylinders are to be returned to A-Gas
  • For alternative or larger package sizes please contact A-Gas on 1800 002 427 or via the Contact Us form

Product Features & Benefits

  • An inorganic, colourless, odourless, non-flammable, non-toxic, insulating and cooling gas of high dielectric strength and thermal stability. It is particularly suitable for application in both hi-voltage and medium-voltage power circuit breakers as well as in high voltage cables, transformers, transducers, x-ray equipment and UHF transmission systems.

The information contained within this website is for guidance only, for further system specific advice please call A-Gas directly.

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