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We are proud to announce a new addition to our ever-expanding gas sensing range; with the release of our SF6 gas detection solutions. Our SF6 gas detection equipment utilises world-leading, interference-free, non-dispersive infrared technology, both in a diffusion-based, non-ATEX detector and in our industry-leading 750 samplers. Our SF6 gas detection solutions provide clients with an industry-leading, cost-effective, and reliable solution for continuous SF6 monitoring. Plus, with a 5-year lifetime, long term upkeep costs are reduced.
Sulphur Hexafluoride or SF6 is a colourless, odourless gas, which is heavier than air and has asphyxiant properties. It is classed as a toxic gas under UK EH40 regulations and OSHA, with exposure levels of 1000ppm/8hrs and 1250ppm/15mins. SF6 is also one of the world’s most potent greenhouse gases, with a global warming potential of 23,900 times that of CO2. This means that SF6 is now closely monitored by the F-Gas directive, which bans, or controls, the emission of particular greenhouse gases. Due to its high global warming potential, and toxicity of its by-products (mainly disulphur decafluoride (S2F10)), we have developed an IR sensor, so that you can detect SF6 leaks at low-level parts per million. Thus, detecting leaks before it damages the environment, and before it can accumulate to asphyxiant and toxic levels.
Due to its high global warming potential, there is a limited
number of applications where SF6 is utilised. Below are some of its main
Our new line of IR SF6 gas leak detectors,
provides a unique solution for continuous SF6 monitoring. The
detector uses ground-breaking NDIR sensors coupled with our industry-leading
addressable communication technology. This provides the client with all the
benefits of 2-wire Addressable including installation cost-saving, but also
with distributed control and a wide range of reporting features. The new NDIR
sensor also provides unparalleled stable detection even at low ranges of 0-1000ppm.
Our IR SF6 gas detector provides reliable
detection with no interference from temperature, humidity or other gases. Our
sensor features an above industry standard operational life of 5 years. Our
2-Wire Addressable gas detection technology also enables users to have remote
alarms utilising either GSM modules for texts and email alerts or remote
accesses via the cloud. This is especially useful for remote installations,
such as switchgear premises, in alerting offsite personnel of leaks as soon as
We provide our SF6 gas detectors in two variants depending on the application. The 750-diffusion monitor, which has local I/O capability for controlling other devices and ancillary equipment.
Alternatively, if the environment is particularly demanding, hard to access or is a cleanroom; then our 750 Sampler is the ideal solution. Our 750 sampler allows you to draw a sample from up to 20M away, with near-continuous detection. The 750 Sampler also features virtually no moving parts, utilising our ground-breaking piezo pump technology. Thus, reducing maintenance costs and detector downtime. No matter the application IGD has a solution for your SF6 gas detection requirements.
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International Gas Detectors (IGD) develops, manufacture and market a complete range of gas detection products to protect people and plant against gas hazards in industry, research and commercial applications.
IGD have been specialists in gas detection technology for over 90 years, since the company’s establishment in 1917. Our Gas Monitoring products, which can be found worldwide, are manufactured in the UK to ensure that the highest quality is achieved.
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