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A circuit breaker in which SF6 under pressure gas is used to extinguish the arc is called SF6 circuit breaker. SF6 (sulphur hexafluoride) gas has excellent. For correct mounting of accessories and/or spare parts please refer to the relevant instructions. The OHB circuit-breakers are designed for various standard . circuit breaker SF6 - Free download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online for free.

SF6 is colour less, odour less and non toxic gas.

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SF6 is an inert gas. So in normal operating condition the metallic parts in contact with the gas are not corroded. This ensures the life of the breaker and reduces the need for maintenance. SF6 has high thermal conductivity which means the heat dissipation capacity is more. This implies greater current carrying capacity when surrounded by SF6.

The gas is quite stable.

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However it disintegrates to other fluorides of Sulphur in the presence of arc. SF6 being non-flammable so there is no risk of fire hazard and explosion.

The construction and working principles of SF6 circuit breaker varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. In the past double pressure type of SF6 breakers were used.

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Now these are obsolete. Another type of SF6 breaker design is the self blast type, which is usually used for medium transmission voltage.


The Puffer type SF6 breakers of single pressure type are the most favoured types prevalent in power industry. Save Construction of SF6 Circuit Breaker The fixed contact is a hollow cylindrical current carrying contact fitted with an arcing horn. The moving contact is also a hollow cylinder with rectangular holes in the sides. The holes permit the sulphur hexafluoride gas SF6 gas to let out through them after flowing along and across the arc.

Save Since SF6 gas is costly, it is reconditioned and reclaimed using the suitable auxiliary system after each operation of the breaker. Working of SF6 CB The working of an SF6 circuit breaker is similar to the working of a normal circuit breaker we discussed in previous articles. In the closed position of the breaker, the contacts remain surrounded by sulphur hexafluoride gas SF6 gas at a pressure of about 2.

When the breaker operates, the moving contact is pulled apart and an arc is struck between the contacts. For more details visit arcing phenomenon in a circuit breaker.

The movement of the moving contact is synchronized with the opening of a valve. The high-pressure flow of sulphur hexafluoride gas SF6 rapidly absorbs the free electrons in the arc path.

It forms immobile negative ions which are ineffective as charge carriers.

The result is that the medium between the contacts quickly builds up high dielectric strength and causes the extinction of the arc. After the breaker operation i. It has a global warming potential that is 23, times worse than CO 2. Some governments have implemented systems to monitor and control the emission of SF 6 to the atmosphere.

Circuit breakers are usually classed on their insulating medium. The follow types of circuit breakers may be an alternative to SF 6 types.

Compared with air-blast breakers, operation with SF 6 is quieter and no hot gases are discharged in normal operation.

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No compressed-air plant is required to maintain blast air pressure. The higher dielectric strength of the gas allows more compact design or a larger interrupting rating for the same relative size as air-blast circuit breakers. This also has the desirable effect of minimizing size and weight of the circuit breakers, making foundations and installation less costly.

Operating mechanisms are simpler, and less maintenance is required, generally with more mechanical operations allowed between inspections or maintenance. However, checking or replacing the SF 6 gas requires special equipment and training to prevent accidental emissions.

At very low outdoor temperatures, unlike air, SF 6 gas can liquefy, reducing the ability of the circuit breaker to interrupt fault currents. Oil-filled breakers contain some volume of mineral oil. A minimum-oil breaker may contain on the order of hundreds of litres of oil at transmission voltages; a dead-tank bulk oil-filled circuit breaker may contain tens of thousands of litres of oil.

If this is discharged from the circuit breaker during a failure, it will be a fire hazard. Oil is also toxic to water systems and leakages must be carefully contained. Vacuum circuit breakers have limited availability and are not made for transmission voltages, unlike SF 6 breakers available up to kV.

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List of electricity sectors Electric energy consumption. Categories Electric power distribution Electricity economics Power station technology Portals Energy Renewable energy Sustainable development. Retrieved from " https:The reduction of operating energy was mainly achieved by lowering energy used for gas compression and by making increased use of arc energy to produce the pressure necessary to quench the arc and obtain current interruption.

However it disintegrates to other fluorides of Sulphur in the presence of arc. This gas good heat transfer property because of low gaseous viscosity. This unit consists low and high-pressure chambers with a low-pressure alarm along with warning switches. Since the dielectric strength of sulphur hexafluoride SF6 gas is 2 to 3 times that operation due unlike of air, such breakers can interrupt much larger currents. This performance was already significant, but the three chambers per pole and the high-pressure source needed for the blast 1.