Introduction to SF6

Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6) is a colourless and odourless greenhouse gas which is used across the electrical industry as an insulator for High voltage switchgear, as it has a high dielectric strength it is widely used across many platforms such as:

  • Inhert gas in the Magnesium industry
  • SF6 plasma in the Semiconductor industry
  • inert filling Insulated glazing windows
  • Medical industry for retina detachment repair, viterous chamber and even used in ultrasound imaging

Environmental Impacts

Not only is Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6) a green house gas, According to the intergovernmental panel on climate change, SF6 is the most potent greenhouse gas to be evaluated, displaying possible threats to be potentially almost 24,000 times greater than CO2 when compared over a 100 year period.

With this information becoming apparent the environment agency have implemented strict removal and disposal guidelines in place, failure to comply can result in large fines.

Our Services

NKD Group can safely hold, store and remove SF6 both on site and at our works with our specialist design mobile SF6 Gas cart.

We work nationwide for both individual cases or full substation disposal projects. We are Fully licensed and registered with the Environment agency, every ounce of SF6 disposed from your equipment will be documented and disposed of in line with EA regulations and all documentation will be provided.

Should your equipment be losing gas we can diagnose, report and repair your SF6 equipment where possible, should a repair be suitable and safe we can then introduce more SF6 gas into the equipment to fall within the required level.

Dilo De Gas cart SF6

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No all items have to be scrapped once they have been de-gassed, with the been said we have the facility to identify leaks and potentially make repairs both on site and in our works. If the equipment can be repaired then we will, the do further leak detection tests to ensure no further leaks, we can top up and replace the SF6 gas, if the switch cannot be repaired we can use our stock of breakers to replace it for you or product source you an alternative. 

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