Sulfur Hexafluoride Supplier to Albany

Noble Gas Solutions, the primary provider of this colorless, odorless, liquefied gas in Albany, transports it in cylinders and tube trailers under its own vapor pressure, following customary industry standards and practices.

Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF₆) is most often produced in specified quantities by means of the direct fluorination of high-purity sulfur.

Sulfur Hexafluoride’s relatively high density and lack of motion make it perfect for utilization as an electrical insulator in high-voltage transformers, transmission lines, and microwave antennas. It has found further use as an insulating gas in double-windowpane glass. SF6’s advantage as a high-density inert gas is also a limitation; it’s been identified as having a high Global Warming Potential (GWP). Given this fact, research is now seriously in play to discover an environmentally safer alternative to lessen its use. To date, it is still widely accepted as the insulator of choice in high-voltage applications, but it ought to be applied with caution and taken back for reclamation instead of just vented during equipment repair.

High-purity Sulfur Hexafluoride is used extensively as an etchant in semiconductor manufacture, as a practicable source of fluorine.

If you have a need for Sulfur Hexafluoride or want a more explicit explanation of its uses, talk with the specialty gas experts at Noble Gas Solutions. We handle PurityPlus® specialty gases, the gases most requested in Albany. Contact us online or call us at (518) 465-5229. We’re always ready and willing to serve you.