Sulfur Hexafluoride

Sulfur Hexafluoride, SF6, is used by the electricity and semiconductor industry as an insulator for high-voltage circuit breakers, switchgear, and electrical equipment. Sulfur Hexafluoride, SF6, (Sulphur Hexafluoride - IATA proper shipping name) is also used in some medical procedures, and the magnesium industry uses Sulfur Hexafluoride, SF6, to insulate the molten magnesium from contacting air during the melting process.

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SULFUR HEXAFLUORIDE – SF6 – UN1080

SYMBOL SF6
MOLECULAR WEIGHT 146.06
SPECIFIC VOLUME 2.60 ft3 / lb
PURITY Contact Customer Service
CGA VALVE 590

SHIPPING INFORMATION

DOT PROPER SHIPPING NAME Sulfur hexafluoride
IATA PROPER SHIPPING NAME Sulphur hexafluoride
HAZARD CLASS 2.2
ID NUMBER UN1080
LABELS * N
CAS NUMBER 7446-09-5
SCHEDULE B NUMBER  
ZONE N/A
* N = Non-Flammable Gas
* F = Flammable Gas
* P = Poison-Inhalation Hazard
* O = Oxidizer
* C = Corrosive
 
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