Sunday, May 15, 2016

Can there be an optimum solution when SF6 is mixed with nitrogen?

Often used at high pressure. Does not facilitate combustion.  (nitrogen) Can be used with 10–20% of SF6 as a lower-cost alternative to SF6. Non-electron attaching, efficient in slowing down electrons.

ODP is Ozone Depleting Potential

GWP is Global Warming Potential 

Breakdown voltage relative to air is 3.0 with SF6 and 1.15 with nitrogen. I think there needs to be more research to find NECESSARY levels of SF6 when handling electrical industry problems. Human health cannot be compromised. It has to be safe, but, to what extent is SF6 needed when mixed with nitrogen?