SF6 gas is inert, non-toxic, and thermally stable. Because of its unmatched arc-quenching capabilities, it is regularly used as an insulator in electric power systems. When handled incorrectly, however, SF6 can have a major environmental impact, as it has an atmospheric lifetime of 3,200 years. Below, you’ll find a set of best practices for safe SF6 gas handling.
Although sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) is a highly stable gas in a sterile environment, it is susceptible to contamination in normal working situations. Learn more about SF6 by-products and best practices for performing an SF6 gas quality check.
SF6 is a man-made gas used in Gas Insulated Equipment (GIE) in the Transmission & Distribution of Power Industry. But is it a greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change? Click below to find out.