Sulphur Hexafluoride (SF6) Equipment

Sulphur Hexafluoride (SF6)

Sulphur Hexafluoride (SF6) is commonly used as an insulating gas in high-voltage switchgear such as power lines, medical equipment, wind turbines and in the production of magnesium and aluminium.

With a Global Warming Potential of 23,000, SF6 is one of the most damaging of all greenhouse gases and stays active in the atmosphere for more than 3000 years. It is for this reason that A-Gas offer complete lifecycle stewardship for users of this product.

Various global protocols, such as the Montreal and Kyoto, focus on SF6 to control its production, distribution, recovery, re-use and disposal. 

Due to the characteristics of SF6 special attention is required:

  • The product can only be used in pre-approved applications
  • Recovery can only be carried out by registered and licensed personnel
  • Treatment of recovered SF6 can only be done by approved waste treatment centers with pre-approved methods of treatment.

A‑Gas is your total solutions provider for the supply of SF6 and related services. Available in a variety of cylinder sizes, virgin SF6 is one of many speciality gases in our product portfolio. Our offer extends to include the emptying and purging of systems, acceptance and reprocessing of used material, and waste management services in line with industry regulations.

We can also provide high-pressure cylinders for those licensed to perform the installation themselves, along with recovery services and compliant packaging and documentation for the treatment of used product.

Safety Data Sheet