Sulfur hexafluoride, SF6, is used around the world as a dielectric medium for high-voltage circuit breakers, switchgear, and other electrical equipment. Additionally, it is used for the filling of insulated windows and for the casting of magnesium. SF6 is expensive and is also a powerful green house gas (20,000 times more potent than CO2). GENERON® membranes allow SF6 to be retained at high pressure (close to feed pressure) while permeating out the unwanted air.
GENERON's® SF6 Recovery systems help cut the SF6 emissions by > 90% with a projected payback time of less than a year (for most applications). The customized SF6 Recovery Systems® are manufactured in our ISO 9000 Certified facility in Houston, TX, while the membrane® is fabricated in our Pittsburg, CA facility. GENERON works directly with the client to provide the most efficient and cost effective solution. Contact one of our engineering professionals at +1.713.937.5200 or using our online form.
In a typical GENERON® membrane system for SF6 recovery the feed gas is compressed and filtered to remove particles and condensate. A heating step provides an optimum operation temperature for the feed gas to enter the GENERON® membrane filters. SF6 gas permeates extremely "slow" through the membrane walls and remains at pressure. The "faster" permeating gases, e.g. N2, O2, H2O, are removed with the permeate.
Contact us to inquire about a SF6 Recovery Package.