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SF6

Stan Zurek, SF6, Encyclopedia-Magnetica.com, {accessed 2020-12-01}

Definition

SF6 (or in simple notation SF6) - gas used for high-voltage insulation.

The gas is much better electrical insulator than air, and enables gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) installations to be more compact than air-insulated (AIS) alternatives. The footprint of GIS substations can be up to 70% smaller than AIS substations.1)


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ABB employees filling gas-insluated switchgear with SF6 gas compact_gas-insulated_switchgear_ras_laffan_qatar_abb.jpg photo by ABB
SF6 GIS installation at the Ras Laffan power plant in Qatar photo by ABB
SF6 GIS installation photo by ABB
SF6 GIS installation photo by ABB

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sf6.txt ยท Last modified: 2020/07/19 01:44 by stan_zurek

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