SF6 gas recovery and re-use
Although SF6 is an excellent insulating and quenching medium it is very important to know that
- SF6 is a fluorinated gas (F gas) with the highest global warming potential.
- It is one of the six gases subject to monitoring under the Kyoto protocol.
- Relating to the greenhouse effect, 1 kg of SF6 corresponds to a GWP value of more than 22,800 times higher than that of CO2.
Therefore SF6 has to be used in closed systems in order to avoid emissions. This is exactly where our core competence - as the worldwide leading manufacturer of emission-free gas handling products for medium and high voltage switchgear - lies.