Sulfur Hexafluoride  SF6


UN #: 1080

Purity Range Offerings: 99.99% - 99.9999%

U.S. DOT Hazmat Class: 2.1

scf per pound: 13.8 scf/ pounds

Vapor Pressure: 


Sulfur hexafluoride is a nonflammable, colorless, odorless, tasteless, nontoxic and relatively unreactive gas which has been described quite often as an inert gas [42]. The current OSHA standard for allowable maximum concentration for human exposure in air is 6000 mg/m3 (1000 ppm) TWA [43]. However, it must be noted that breakdown products, SF4, SOF4, SOF2 from electric decomposition are toxic and are often scrubbed by passing over activated alumina, soda lime, or molecular sieves during maintenance [44].