Responding to a need for improved accuracy, stability and response time when measuring SF6, Cambridge Sensotec has launched the new Rapidox 3100-C IR SF6 Multigas Analyser.

Fitted with a German engineered Infra Red SF6 sensor, the new analyser allows improved accuracy, stability and response time.

Regular checking of SF6 gas insulated substations also allows the user to run fault preventative maintenance programmes which can increase the life cycle of SF6 gas.

In addition to measuring SF6 the Rapidox 3100-C IR SF6 Multigas Analyser also monitors SO2 (0-100ppm) and H2O (-100 to+20°Cdp). Evaluating the moisture content of SF6 is essential when monitoring the dielectric strength of the gas. SO2 measurements are vital as the decomposition products of SF6 can be identified by analysing the SO2 content of the gas, which is a product of the breakdown of SOF2 and SOF4 after an electrical discharge.

All three gases are monitored simultaneously and the bespoke software supplied with the Rapidox unit provides continuous data logging.

The analyser is fitted with a gas output nozzle that allows all sampled gas to be recovered and recycled, ensuring that no SF6 gas is released into the atmosphere, in accordance with the Kyoto treaty. UK-based Cambridge Sensotec also provides low-cost SF6 gas recovery bags to ensure no gas escapes into atmosphere when using the Rapidox 3100-C IR SF6 Multigas Analyser.

The company, ISO9001 accredited and also UK distributor for many fixed and portable gas detectors including BW technologies, Industrial Scientific, Oldham, WITT and Viamed, has also informed gasworld that a number of new products are due for release during the next few months.