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The Sf6 Sulfur Hexafluoride is used in the power industry to make arc extinguishers for fire protection as well as power transmission and distribution. The article discusses its use and production, as well as alternatives to Sf6.

SF6 uses in power transmission and distribution

Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6) is an extremely potent greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming. It has a 25,200-fold greater potency than carbon dioxide.

The electrical industry has long been concerned about its high potential for global warming and has been looking for alternatives. A new process for recycling SF6 has been developed that does not destroy the compound. However, researchers have noted that there is still a scarcity of data on alternative SF6 gases.

Fluorinated greenhouse gases are a major impediment to a green energy transition. As a result, many countries have taken regulatory action. The Massachusetts DOE, for example, issued a regulation, 310 CMR 7.72, that encourages the use of current industry best practices.

Other companies have begun to investigate SF6-free switchgear solutions as well. Ten switchgear technology providers announced in November 2021 that they would no longer manufacture or distribute transmission and distribution equipment containing fluorinated gases.

SF6 is a critical component of electrical equipment. Its arc-quenching properties allow it to switch electrical circuits effectively.

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