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FLIR Systems has published a new application spotlight that addresses the challenge that electrical power stations face in detecting gas leaks from their Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) circuit breakers.

Sulfur hexafluoride circuit breakers protect electrical power stations and distribution systems by interrupting electric currents, when tripped by a protective relay. Advantages of sulfur hexafluoride circuit breakers over other media include lower operating noise, no emission of hot gases, and relatively low maintenance.

The longer a leak from a SF6 circuit breaker is left undetected and not repaired, the more revenue is lost, and the greater the carbon footprint on the environment from the electrical power station. Consequently, it is crucial to rapidly locate SF6 circuit breaker leaks to minimize downtime and revenue loss. Using traditional leak detection methods such as gas sniffers or soap bubbles this is not always possible as they require close access to or even shutdown of the electrical power plant.

By using a portable, non-contact FLIR GF306 optical gas imaging camera you can visualize SF6 and other gas emissions without the need to shut down operations. You can also quickly scan substations for leaks while maintaining a safe distance from high-voltage equipment. Using a FLIR GF306 you can catch leaks early, reducing revenue lost from breakdowns and repairs. Doing so will also help reduce emissions so your company can meet environmental regulations and avoid potential fines.

For a copy of this application spotlight please visit www.flir.eu/instruments/utilities/application-spotlight-inspect-sulfur-hexafluoride-sf6-circuit-breakers/

Lee Products

Innovation in miniature since 1948. The Lee Company has pioneered the development of miniature, precision-fluid control components for aerospace, down-hole oil tools, machine tools, medical/scientific instrumentation and ink-jet printing.

Innovation in miniature since 1948. The Lee Company has pioneered the development of miniature, precision-fluid control components for aerospace, down-hole oil tools, machine tools, medical/scientific instrumentation and ink-jet printing.

Lee’s unique capabilities in miniaturisation and engineering expertise keeps the company at the forefront of fluid flow technology. Lee Products maintains a sales force of graduate engineers who are ready to assist customers in solving fluid flow problems, and a significant amount of stock to ensure on-time deliveries.

Quality Assurance at Lee is a management commitment of the highest order. Lee Products Ltd achieved accreditation to ISO9002 in 1999 and ISO9001:2000 in 2003, while The Lee Company was one of the first aerospace companies to achieve accreditation to AS9000. The Lee Company has subsidiary companies in France, Germany, Italy and Scandinavia, and is represented by agents and distributors throughout the world.

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