Sulfur Hexafluoride Supplier to Beaumont Coastal Welding Supply, the preferred source for this colorless, odorless, liquefied gas in Beaumont, ships it in cylinders and tube trailers under its own vapor pressure, as prescribed by established industry standards and practices. Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF₆) is most often prepared in specified quantities via the direct fluorination of high-purity sulfur. Sulfur Hexafluoride’s reasonably high density and inactivity pretty much cements its appliance as an electrical insulator in high-voltage transformers, transmission lines, and microwave antennas. It has found further use as an insulating gas in double-windowpane glass. Being a high-density inert gas can prove as much of a limitor for SF6 as it is a strength; its Global Warming Potential (GWP) is considered problematic. As such, research is now actively in play to find an environmentally safer choice to minimize its use. For the time being, it remains widely regarded as the preferred insulator in high-voltage applications, but it should be used cautiously and taken back for reclamation instead of just vented during equipment repair. High-purity Sulfur Hexafluoride is used extensively as an etchant in semiconductor assembly, as a manageable source of fluorine. If you have a need for Sulfur Hexafluoride or have questions about the uses to which it’s normally put, make an appointment with the specialty gas experts at Coastal Welding Supply. We distribute PurityPlus® specialty gases, the gases most demanded in Beaumont. Contact us online or call us at 800-852-4177. We‘re here to serve you.