ulfur hexafluoride (SF6) is an inorganic, colorless, odorless, non-flammable, extremely potent greenhouse gas which is an excellent electrical insulator. SF6 has an octahedral geometry, consisting of six fluorine atoms attached to a central sulfur atom.
SF6 was discovered by Henri Moissan and Paul Lebeau in 1901
SF6 is used in the electrical industry as a gaseous dielectric medium for high-voltage circuit breakers, switchgear, and other electrical equipment, often replacing oil filled circuit breakers (OCBs) that can contain harmful PCBs. SF6 gas under pressure is used as an insulator in gas insulated switchgear (GIS) because it has a much higher dielectric strength than air or dry nitrogen. This property makes it possible to significantly reduce the size of electrical gear. This makes GIS more suitable for certain purposes such as indoor placement, as opposed to air-insulated electrical gear, which takes up considerably more room.
Exposure to an arc chemically breaks down SF6 though most of the decomposition products tend to quickly re-form SF6, a process termed "self-healing,”
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Established in the year 1965, we Vacuum Plant & Instruments Mfg Co. Ltd., are an eminent manufacturer and exporter of a wide spectrum of vacuum-based installations such as SF6 Gas Processing Plants and Oil Degassing & Dehumidification Plants. Widely appreciated by clients across the globe, the products have sturdy construction, require minimal maintenance and are easy to install.
With the use of innovative technology that combines international standards and low cost manufacturing, we offer products that are reckoned across the globe. We are engaged in exporting Transformer Oil Filtration Plants to Nigeria, Malaysia, Jordan, Doha, Kenya, Bangladesh, Abu Dhabi, Angola, Zambia, Saudi Arabia and Sultanate of Oman. To enhance the quality of our products, we have set up a well-developed research & development unit, approved by the Government of India.