SF6 Byproducts in High-Humidity Environment: an Experimental Evaluation between 200oC and 500oC

DOI: 10.4236/jemaa.2011.36029   PDF   HTML     4,191 Downloads   7,954 Views   Citations


Abstract: In the occurrence of arc discharges, spark discharges, corona discharges and overheated faults in electrical equipment, SF 6would be decomposed to complicated byproducts, such as SO2 , H2S and HF. Analyzing these byproducts is an effective method to judge the internal operation condition of electric equipment. In order to study characters of SF6byproducts at different temperature of overheated faults in the electric equipment, a series of overheated faults of electric equipment were simulated. SF6is very stable and not significantly decomposed at 200oC, 250oC and 300oC. SF6is significantly decomposed to SO2, H2S and HF at 350oC. The concentration of SO2, H2S and HF was 7.2, 1.6 and 1.9 μL/L after heating for 5 hours in environment of SF6with 3616 μL/L water, and it was increased to 23.0, 3.0 and 1.2 μL/L 3 hours later. SF6is more easily to be decomposed and decomposed more rapidly at higher temperature. The concentration of SO2, H2S and HF was 62.2, 15.6 and 3.6 μL/L after heating for 5 hours in environment of SF6with 4064 μL/L water, and it was increased to 91.4, 25.2 and 2.3 μL/L 3 hours later. SF6will be decomposed to format HF, which is strongly corrosive and whose concentration is likely to decrease when it is above a certain concentration.

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Y. Wang, L. Li and W. Yao, "SF6 Byproducts in High-Humidity Environment: an Experimental Evaluation between 200oC and 500oC," Journal of Electromagnetic Analysis and Applications, Vol. 3 No. 6, 2011, pp. 179-183. doi: 10.4236/jemaa.2011.36029.

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