Sulfur Hexafluoride Supplier to Portland

Cryo-Source, the trusted provider of this colorless, odorless, liquefied gas in Portland, transports it in cylinders and tube trailers under its own vapor pressure, as prescribed by customary industry standards and practices.

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

Sulfur Hexafluoride’s reasonably high density and lack of motion pretty much cements its use as an electrical insulator in high-voltage transformers, transmission lines, and microwave antennas. It also has been used as an insulating gas in double-windowpane glass. That SF6 is a high-density inert gas can curtail its use as well as extend it; it has a high Global Warming Potential (GWP). That being the case, there is some level of active research to find a more environmentally attractive alternative to cut back on 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 handled wisely and brought back for reclamation as opposed to being merely vented during equipment repair.

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

If you can use Sulfur Hexafluoride or need more information on how it’s normally used, get hold of the specialty gas experts at Cryo-Source. We handle PurityPlus® specialty gases, the gases most demanded in Portland. Contact us online or call us at 503-235-0168. We‘re here to serve you.