SF6 Monitoring

Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6) is a colourless, odourless, non-flammable gas. Although SF6 is non-toxic, it is a potent greenhouse gas with its concentration in the atmosphere increasing rapidly.

Sulfur Hexafluoride is commonly found in high voltage switchgear.

What is switchgear? Switchgear is fuses, electrical disconnect switches and circuit breakers used to isolate and protect certain sections of an electrical grid.

Why is SF6 used? It is a great insulator and its arch quenching properties give it a reliable performance.

ION Science SF6 leak detection range include:

  • AreaCheck P2 Leak detector – Designed for fixed continuous SF6 area monitoring, the AreaCheck P2 is award winning Negative Ion Capture (NIC) technology rapidly detects low-level SF6 leaks.
  • SF6 GasCheck 6000 Leak detector – The SF6 GasCheck 6000 leak detector is a great device for portable SF6 leak detection. In practical use, it has a detection threshold of 1 x 10-6 mbar l/s, which makes it perfectly suitable for simple leak detection applications on SF6 switchgear.
  • SF6 LeakCheck P1:p Leak detector – SF6 LeakCheck P1:p with award winning Negative Ion Capture (NIC) technology is designed for the location, leak testing, and measurement of SF6 leaks in high voltage electrical switchgear.

For more information on our products for use within your industry, contact ION Science.