SF6 Gas Glossary
Important Terms to Know for SF6 Gas Handling
SF6Analyzers allow users to determine whether SF6 contaminant levels exceed the value established by equipment manufacturers and/or national standards organizations, such as Cigre, IEEE, and IEC.
SF6 Gas Cart
A SF6 Gas Cart is designed for the processing of Sulfur Hexafluoride used in high voltage switch gear, bus ducts, accelerators, circuit breakers and transformers that are charged during normal operation with SF6 gas as a dielectric.
SF6 Gas Management
Proper SF6 Gas Management is more important than ever. The same properties that make SF6 such a great insulating gas also make SF6 the most potent of all greenhouse gases.
There is a large stockpile of SF6 gas in the United States. From an environmental perspective, reconditioning gas helps us to lower the carbon footprint by removing the need to manufacture new product as the production of SF6 is a known source of gas emissions.
Discovered in 1901 by French Chemists Henri Moissan and Paul Lebeau, SF6 (Sulfur Hexafluoride) is a man-made gas that has a greater dielectric strength and density than air. SF6 is colorless, odorless, non-toxic, non-flammable, and non-corrosive.
SF6 Gas Handling
Field training to ensure proper SF6 gas handling is essential to safeguarding your organization from unintentionally creating emissions. Below are some basic methods on preventing emissions during the circuit breaker maintenance process:
SF6 Gas Supply
SF6 gas is available in two types: virgin and reconditioned. Reconditioned SF6 gas that meets IEEE standards can be used in place of virgin SF6 gas.