Cambridge Sensotec has announced the launch of its new Rapidox SF6 6100 Pump Back gas analyser at the EP China Exhibition in Beijing this month.

The analyser is designed for monitoring SF6 (sulfur hexafluoride) gas within medium and high voltage gas insulated electrical equipment.

The new Rapidox range includes the pump back gas analyser, a portable gas analyser, and bench gas analyser.

The Rapidox SF6 6100 Pump Back gas analyser headlined the revamped range of analysers on show at the Cambridge Sensotec stand at EP China, an international event organised by the China Electricity Council, showcasing electrical power automation equipment and technology to an international audience.

A fully automatic SF6 gas analyser designed to store the gas samples or pump them back into the electrical equipment at high pressure, with no waste or emissions, the analyser is both versatile and transportable and the lightest instrument of its kind on the market – weighing only 17kg.

The portable SF6 gas analysis field instrument, meanwhile, boasts over eight hours of battery life and includes a unique Rapidri system to accelerate dew point readings, and is pre-programmed with ISO and CIGRE compliant test configurations.

The bench mounted SF6, SO2 (sulphur dioxide) and H2O (hydrogen) analyser is also fitted with a unique Rapidri system, and additional features include fully programmable alarm circuits (volt-free contacts), programmable analogue outputs (0-5V and 4-20mA), easy calibration (user selectable gases), RS232/RS485 communications, and complete data logging software. It is described as ideal for many SF6 analysis applications within the power, medical and process industries.