When insulating switchgear or transformers, sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) is used. Since it is technically almost impossible to hermetically seal these systems, emissions can escape into the environment. Gas detection systems from Dräger make it possible to detect even the smallest leaks at an early stage and initiate corrective measures. This increases the safety of your system, reduces the operating costs for SF6 and electrical energy as well as making a significant contribution to climate protection.
Equipped with non-dispersive infrared technology (NDIR), the SF6 transmitter detects sulfur hexafluoride quickly and reliably even in the ppm range in ambient air. The optical measuring technology works according to a physical measuring principle – without chemical reactions or wearing parts. This measuring stability gives you security when operating your insulation system. It also reduces the cost of verification and recalibration.
The infrared sensor measures SF6 in the ppm range so the transmitter can detect a leak in time. It also makes it easier for you to comply with occupational exposure limits. Connect the SF6 transmitter via an analogue or digital interface with a Dräger control unit to a gas warning system. This warns you early on exceeding the preset alarm values.
The compact and IP54-protected detector is easy to install with only four screws and one cable entry. The design of the gas inlet allows rapid gas exchange for a short response time. You can also fix the calibration adapter on it in order to check and calibrate the transmitter with little effort. The settings on the device are controlled using push buttons on the front panel. LEDs give the user visual feedback about the respective device status and helps you navigate through the menu.
The transmitter complies with the current requirements of F-gas regulation (EU) no. 517/2014 on fluorinated greenhouse gases and ensures the monitoring of refrigeration and gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) through a Leak Detection System (LDS).