Sulfur Hexafluoride Supplier to Southern California

WestAir Specialty Gases and Equipment, the primary supplier of this colorless, odorless, liquefied gas in Southern California, delivers it in cylinders and tube trailers under its own vapor pressure, in accordance with customary industry standards and practices.

Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF₆) is normally produced in specified quantities through the direct fluorination of high-purity sulfur.

Sulfur Hexafluoride’s generally high density and inactivity are what make it preferable for utilization 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 drawback for SF6 as it is a strength; its Global Warming Potential (GWP) is considered problematic. Given this fact, there is some measure of active research to discover an environmentally friendlier substitute to reduce its use. Right now, it is still widely accepted as the preferred insulator in high-voltage applications, but it ought to be applied carefully and returned for reclamation as opposed to being merely vented during equipment repair.

High-purity Sulfur Hexafluoride is very often used as an etchant in semiconductor manufacture, as a practical source of fluorine.

If you require Sulfur Hexafluoride or have questions regarding its typical uses, make an appointment with the specialty gas experts at WestAir Specialty Gases and Equipment. We offer PurityPlus® specialty gases, the gases most requested in Southern California. Contact us online or call us at 866-WESTAIR. We‘re here to serve you.