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Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6) High Purity Gas

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99.995%/99.999% High Purity, Electronic Grade
40L/47L/50L/500L High Pressure Steel Cylinder
CGA590 Valve

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What is this material ?

Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) is a colorless, odorless, and non-flammable gas at room temperature and standard atmospheric pressure. SF6 is extremely chemically inert and stable due to the strong sulfur-fluorine bonds. It does not readily react with most substances, which makes it useful in various applications. SF6 is a potent greenhouse gas with a high global warming potential.

Where to use this material ?

1. Electrical Industry: SF6 is extensively used in the electrical power industry for several purposes, including:

  • - High-Voltage Switchgear: It is used as an insulating gas in high-voltage circuit breakers, switchgear, and transformers to prevent electrical arcing and enhance electrical insulation.
  • - Gas-Insulated Substations (GIS): SF6 is employed in gas-insulated substations, where it helps reduce the size of substations and improve electrical performance.
  • - Electrical Equipment Testing: SF6 is used for electrical equipment testing, such as high-voltage cable testing and insulation testing.

2. Semiconductor Manufacturing: SF6 is used in the semiconductor industry for plasma etching processes, where it aids in precise etching of semiconductor materials.

3. Medical Imaging: SF6 is used as a contrast agent in ultrasound imaging for certain medical applications, particularly for visualizing the heart and blood vessels.

4. Laboratory Research: SF6 is utilized in laboratory settings for various experiments and as a tracer gas for flow rate measurements.

5. Environmental Studies: SF6 can be used in environmental studies, such as air dispersion modeling and tracer studies, due to its low reactivity and ability to remain detectable over time.

6. Sound Insulation: SF6 can be used to create sound insulation barriers in windows and doors, as its high density helps block sound waves.

7. Coolant: In some specialized cooling applications, SF6 can be used as a coolant, although its use in this capacity is limited.

8. Industrial Processes: SF6 might be used in specific industrial processes that require its unique properties, such as dielectric strength and thermal conductivity.

Note that specific applications and regulations for the use of this material/product may vary by country, industry and purpose. Always follow safety guidelines and consult an expert before using this material/product in any application.

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