SF6 Free Gas Handling

Environmentally Friendly Solutions

It is undisputed: SF6 is an excellent quenching and insulating gas that has been used in the energy sector worldwide for more than 50 years. The energy related development in the high and extra high voltage range would have been impossible without the use of SF6 with its excellent dielectric stability and arc quenching properties. However, SF6 is a potent greenhouse gas. Therefore, DILO has invested years of research and development into the first complete product line engineered for the handling of alternative gases.

Due to its high greenhouse global warming potential of approximately 22,800, SF6 the most potent known greenhouse gas. If emitted, it remains in the atmosphere for around 3,200 years. Consequently, agreements and regulations such as the Kyoto protocol and the Paris climate protection treaty of 2015 have one global goal in common: the reduction of F-gas emissions. As a result, the industry is seeking for alternatives to SF6.

Thus, several switchgear manufacturers now offer the first eco-efficient breakers made to handle alternative gases. In certain applications, alternative gas breakers can even replace SF6 in the high voltage range. These gases have a significantly reduced GWP value and therefore show a noticeably reduced global warming potential.


DILO Products for Alternative Gases

DILO has developed a complete line of alternative gas handling and measuring devices for 3MTM Novec 4710 or 3MTM Novec 5110 gases. Our C4 and C5 product lines offer everything you need, from measuring devices to gas service carts, to handle these alternative gases. Additionally, we offer services for alternative gases through DILO Direct.

Thanks to our in-house expertise in all fields of gas and gas mixture handling, we can also offer you custom product solutions for alternatuve gases. DILO will help you design suitable product for your special application. Starting with concept development, DILO will work with your company through technical development, production, and support you through commissioning and beyond.

Please contact us for more information on our products or custom solutions for alternative gases.