Sulfur Hexafluoride Supplier to Indianapolis

American Welding & Gas, Inc., the premier provider of this colorless, odorless, liquefied gas in Indianapolis, transports it in cylinders and tube trailers under its own vapor pressure, in accordance with general industry standards and practices.

Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF₆) is usually formed in batches via the direct fluorination of high-purity sulfur.

Sulfur Hexafluoride’s reasonably high density and lack of motion make it ideal for application 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. Being a high-density inert gas is quite often as big a liability for SF6 as it is a selling point; its Global Warming Potential (GWP) is considered problematic. That being the case, research is now seriously being pursued to find an environmentally friendlier choice to lessen its use. For the time being, it holds on to its wide acceptance as the best insulator for high-voltage applications, but it should be used judiciously and returned for reclamation as opposed to being merely vented during equipment repair.

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

If you can use Sulfur Hexafluoride or have questions regarding the uses to which it’s normally put, get hold of the specialty gas experts at American Welding & Gas, Inc.. We offer PurityPlus® specialty gases, the gases most preferred in Indianapolis. Contact us online or call us at . We‘re here to serve you.