Sulfur Hexafluoride Supplier to Sioux Falls

A-OX Welding Supply, the premier distributor of this colorless, odorless, liquefied gas in Sioux Falls, conveys 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 batches through the direct fluorination of high-purity sulfur.

Sulfur Hexafluoride’s generally high density and inactivity are what make it preferable for employment as an electrical insulator in high-voltage transformers, transmission lines, and microwave antennas. It also has been used as an insulating gas in double-windowpane glass. Being a high-density inert gas can prove as much of a liability for SF6 as it is a strength; it’s been identified as having a high Global Warming Potential (GWP). As such, research is now seriously in play to find an environmentally friendlier substitute to reduce its use. For the time being, it remains widely regarded as the best insulator for high-voltage applications, but it ought to be used carefully and recovered for reclamation instead of just vented at the time equipment is being repaired.

High-purity Sulfur Hexafluoride has considerable application as an etchant in semiconductor manufacture, as a good source of fluorine.

If you require Sulfur Hexafluoride or have questions regarding its typical uses, make an appointment with the specialty gas experts at A-OX Welding Supply. We offer PurityPlus® specialty gases, the gases most demanded in Sioux Falls. Contact us online or call us at 605-336-1125. We‘re here to serve you.