Detecting SF6 Leaks 6 Meters Distant
Meer, Belgium — FLIR Systems has published a new application note that describes how the FLIR GF306 optical gas imaging cameraenables Czech utility company, CEPS a.s., to detect Sulphur Hexafluoride (SF6) leaks helping avoid breakdowns and ensuring the continuity of their power distribution network.
SF6 is used as an insulating gas in the distribution of high voltage electrical power. It allows substation equipment to be more compact.
However, SF6 is also a very potent greenhouse gas. Leaks in this equipment therefore not only endanger the continuity of power distribution but also have consequences for the environment.