Sulfur Hexafluoride

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Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6) is an inorganic, colorless, odorless, and non-flammable gas. The primary use of Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6) is as a gaseous dielectric medium in the electrical industry for various voltage circuit breakers, switchgear and other electrical equipment; this often replaces oil filled circuit breakers (OCBs) that can contain harmful PCBs.  Under pressure, SF6 gas is used as an insulator in gas insulated switchgear (GIS) because it has a much higher dielectric strength than air or dry nitrogen. Because of this property, SF6 makes it possible to significantly reduce the size of the electrical gear.

Safety Requirements: As a cryogenic liquid, SF6 will rapidly boil to the gas at standard temperatures and pressures. This liquefied gas can cause frostbite to any exposed tissue. The main health hazard associated with release of this gas is asphyxiation by displacement of oxygen (consult the MSDS for additional information.)

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