Sulfur Hexafluoride Supplier to St. Louis

Cee Kay Supply, Inc., the top provider of this colorless, odorless, liquefied gas in St. Louis, conveys it in cylinders and tube trailers under its own vapor pressure, in accordance with established industry standards and practices.

Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF₆) is most often produced in specified quantities via the direct fluorination of high-purity sulfur.

Sulfur Hexafluoride’s reasonably high density and inactivity make it ideal for utilization as an electrical insulator in high-voltage transformers, transmission lines, and microwave antennas. It is equally useful as an insulating gas in double-windowpane glass. That SF6 is a high-density inert gas can limit its use as well as extend it; it has a high Global Warming Potential (GWP). That being the case, research is now vigorously being pursued to find a more environmentally attractive substitute to reduce its use. For the time being, it remains widely regarded as the insulator of choice in high-voltage applications, but it should be handled judiciously and brought back for reclamation rather than simply vented during equipment repair.

High-purity Sulfur Hexafluoride is further favored as an etchant in semiconductor production, as a ready source of fluorine.

If you can use Sulfur Hexafluoride or need further details on how it’s normally used, talk with the specialty gas experts at Cee Kay Supply, Inc.. We distribute PurityPlus® specialty gases, the gases most demanded in St. Louis. Contact us online or call us at 314.644.3500. We’re always ready and willing to serve you.