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Maintenance of SF6 Gas
Sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) gas is an arc quenching and cooling medium used in medium and high voltage electrical equipment as an electrical insulator. Under the Kyoto Protocol, SF6 has been classified as a greenhouse gas and restrictions are in place to limit the amount allowed to be released into the atmosphere.
Both manufacturers and the users of their equipment are responsible for the reduction in SF6 gas emissions. Organisations such as the International Electrochemical Commission (IEC) and the International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE) provide guidance and regulatory information with regards to the handling of such a gas when it comes to maintenance.
When partial arcing or a failure occurs within electrical equipment, this can cause the creation of decomposition products such as sulphur dioxide and hydrogen fluoride. Analysis of SF6 gas is recommended as part of a regular condition maintenance schedule, this ensures that equipment and personnel are properly protected. Early identification of elevated decomposition products will help to eliminate power outages and failures, alongside unnecessary inspections.
In order to ensure that no emissions occur throughout the testing process, Cambridge Sensotec designed the Rapidox SF6 6100 Pump Back gas analyser. The instrument draws a sample of SF6 gas from the electrical equipment and analyses it in accordance with current IEC and CIGRE test configurations. It then pumps it back either automatically or manually, into the electrical equipment at pressure. Alternatively, the analyser can store the gas internally for proper disposal at a later time.
For further information about gas analysis applications or the Rapidox range of gas analysers, please contact us on +44 (0)1480 462142 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information on SF6 gas analysis can be found at www.sf6.co.uk.
Cambridge Sensotec Limited specialises in the design and manufacture of gas analysis equipment under the Rapidox brand name. Based in the UK, the company has an established worldwide distribution network and ISO 9001 accreditation. The Rapidox range includes high precision, scientific gas analysis equipment designed for use in industrial processes, quality control applications, environmental monitoring and research and development experiments. Initially specialising in oxygen analysis, Cambridge Sensotec has since diversified and extended its product range into other gas analysis markets, including SF6 gas monitoring.
Cambridge Sensotec is also a UK distributor for many fixed and portable gas detectors including BW Technologies, Industrial Scientific, Oldham, WITT and Viamed.
About Cambridge Sensotec
Cambridge Sensotec Limited is an ISO9001 accredited Company based in the UK. Cambridge Sensotec Ltd manufacture a comprehensive range of on-line, portable and bench mounted gas analysers including zirconia and electrochemical oxygen sensors, dual-gas analysers such as CO2, CO and H2O. The company also produce a range of multiple gas analyser for SF6, SO2, H2, CH4 and many others. Our precision instruments are designed for industrial process and quality control applications as well as R&D experiments and environmental monitoring.
Cambridge Sensotec are also UK distributors for many fixed and portable gas detectors including BW technologies, Industrial Scientific, Oldham, WITT and Viamed.'
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