Known for its remarkable properties and indispensable role across multiple industries, sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) has quietly etched its name in the annals of industrial gas history.
Often hailed as the ‘miracle gas’ of the electrical industry, SF6 has played an essential role in various high-voltage applications, ensuring the efficient and reliable operation of power systems.
However, its widespread use has also sparked debates due to environmental concerns related to its potent greenhouse gas properties. In this profile, we dive into the world of SF6, exploring its discovery, characteristics, the crucial role it plays in our modern world, and the environmental challenges that have led to a quest for sustainable alternatives.
Discovery and properties
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