SF6 free technology is becoming increasingly important for the Switchgear Manufacturing Industry to play a role in the fight against climate change. Transition into other insulating gases is a challenge for the complete supply chain, particularly for helium leak detection equipment.

The use of alternative gases most probably requires testing and filling at higher pressures to achieve the right insulating effect. Additionally, as filling is usually part of the leak tightness equipment, SF6 inevitably gets mixed with helium in considerable proportions, after years of use.

In conclusion, current machines may need an upgrade to become completely SF6 free, while handling production with SF6 and alternative gas simultaneously during the transition period.

Telstar has developed an independent skid to be integrated into your helium leak detection and gas filling machine in a seamless manner, enabling an efficient move to SF6 free technology.