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Why do we continue to buy equipment containing SF6.

SF6 is a gas that is unparalleled in medium-voltage electrical applications. Due to its dielectric properties, SF6 has become the main fluid used in electrical switchgear. It ensures all high-voltage electrical interruption and insulation functions. The technical, economic and safety performance of electrical equipment using SF6 is unrivalled to this day.
Due to its great stability and its capacity for immediate recomposition after electrical arcing, it contributes directly to the very long life of such equipment, currently more than 25 years. Furthermore, the characteristics of SF6 allow it to be recycled and reused.
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