Sulfur Hexafluoride Supplier to Pittsburgh

Greco Gas, the preferred source for this colorless, odorless, liquefied gas in Pittsburgh, conveys it in cylinders and tube trailers under its own vapor pressure, in accordance with general industry standards and practices.

Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF₆) is typically produced in batches through the direct fluorination of high-purity sulfur.

Sulfur Hexafluoride’s generally high density and lack of motion pretty much cements its utilization as an electrical insulator in high-voltage transformers, transmission lines, and microwave antennas. It is equally useful as an insulating gas in double-windowpane glass. SF6’s usefulness as a high-density inert gas is also a limitation; it has a high Global Warming Potential (GWP). That being the case, there is some measure of committed research to come up with a more environmentally attractive substitute to lessen its use. To date, it remains widely regarded as the insulator of choice in high-voltage applications, but it should be used with caution and brought back for reclamation instead of just vented in the process of repairing equipment.

High-purity Sulfur Hexafluoride is further favored as an etchant in semiconductor assembly, as a workable source of fluorine.

If you require Sulfur Hexafluoride or want more details on its uses, talk with the specialty gas experts at Greco Gas. We distribute PurityPlus® specialty gases, the gases most preferred in Pittsburgh. Contact us online or call us at (724) 226-3800. We’re always ready and willing to serve you.