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Detecting Fluorinated Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Jul 11 2018 Read 430 Times

The FLIR GF306 visualises Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6) emissions and is the only optical gas imaging camera that has the sensitivity to detect levels of 0.1% of total SF6 amount in any given system. Used in the electric power industry as an insulator and quenching medium for gas-insulated substations and circuit breakers, new EU legislation on SF6 emissions is set to become law in 2019**. he portable, non-contact GF306 camera allows you to quickly scan substations for leaks while maintaining a safe distance from high-voltage equipment. By catching leaks early, the GF306 reduces lost revenue to breakdowns and repairs as well as assuring future regulatory compliance. SF6 is harmful to the environment, it has a global warming potential 24,000 times higher than CO2 emissions - more than any other greenhouse gas.

** EU Regulation 517/2014 of 16th April 2014 on reduction of fluorinated greenhouse gases

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