Sulfur Hexafluoride Supplier to Fresno

Fresno Oxygen & Welding Supplies/Barnes Welding Supply, the primary supplier of this colorless, odorless, liquefied gas in Fresno, ships it in cylinders and tube trailers under its own vapor pressure, in accordance with established industry standards and practices.

Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF₆) is typically prepared in batches via the direct fluorination of high-purity sulfur.

Sulfur Hexafluoride’s comparatively high density and inactivity pretty much cements its appliance 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 big a liability for SF6 as it is a strength; its Global Warming Potential (GWP) is considered problematic. Given this fact, there is some measure of serious research to produce a more environmentally attractive choice to reduce its use. To date, it remains widely regarded as the preferred insulator in high-voltage applications, but it should be handled with caution and returned for reclamation as opposed to being merely vented during equipment repair.

High-purity Sulfur Hexafluoride is used extensively as an etchant in semiconductor production, as a manageable source of fluorine.

If you can use Sulfur Hexafluoride or have questions about its typical uses, make an appointment with the specialty gas experts at Fresno Oxygen & Welding Supplies/Barnes Welding Supply. We offer PurityPlus® specialty gases, the gases most requested in Fresno. Contact us online or call us at 559-341-4456. We‘re here to serve you.