Sulfur Hexafluoride Supplier to Columbus

Delille Oxygen Company, the trusted distributor of this colorless, odorless, liquefied gas in Columbus, delivers it in cylinders and tube trailers under its own vapor pressure, as prescribed by accepted industry standards and practices.

Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF₆) is usually prepared 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 use as an electrical insulator in high-voltage transformers, transmission lines, and microwave antennas. It is equally useful as an insulating gas in double-windowpane glass. Being a high-density inert gas can be as insurmountable a drawback for SF6 as it is a strength; its Global Warming Potential (GWP) is considered problematic. That being the case, there is some degree of committed research to come up with an environmentally friendlier substitute to reduce its use. For the time being, it is still widely accepted as the insulator of choice in high-voltage applications, but it ought to be applied with caution and recovered for reclamation instead of just vented in the process of repairing equipment.

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

If you have a need for Sulfur Hexafluoride or need specifics on how it’s normally used, talk with the specialty gas experts at Delille Oxygen Company. We handle PurityPlus® specialty gases, the gases most preferred in Columbus. Contact us online or call us at (614) 444-1177. We‘re here to serve you.