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    The Use of Sulfur Hexafluoride as a Gaseous Dielectric


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    Sulfur hexafluoride, probably the first electronegative gas to warrant detailed study for use in electrical equipment, has many of the properties necessary for successful application. The chemical and physical properties of the gas and the effect of electrical arcing on these properties are discussed. The effect of contaminents such as air and moisture on these properties and also on the dielectric strength of the gas is presented. Many of these properties allow greater design latitude in electrical equipment. The electrical properties of the gas are also discussed, including behavior and dielectric properties in uniform and nonuniform fields and under corona and arcing conditions.

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    Brown, J. A.
    General Chemical Division, Allied Chemical Corp., Morristown, N. J.

    Committee/Subcommittee: D27.03

    DOI: 10.1520/STP44525S