Optical Gas Imaging: Electrical Utility Applications

Finding Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6)

Sulfur hexafluoride, SF6, is an insulation gas used in high voltage electrical equipment often found in utility company and commercial building electrical  sub-stations. Infrared technology can now help utility companies to better control Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6) emissions, preserve the environment now and for future generations, and reduce emissions penalties soon to be levied by EPA mandates.

New regulations for utilities address the need to boost productivity and reduce harmful emmissions  across a range of climates and environments. For over 50 years, utilities across the country and worldwide have used infrared technology to avoid lost revenues, improve service reliability, and prevent hazards to workers and the public.

"Method 21" regulates current work practice methods of Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR).  Current work practice methods involve gas "sniffers" as the primary method of leak detection.  The current work practice is subject to errors and unreliabilty as even the smallest of breezes can negatively affect accuracy of sniffers and chances of reliably locating leak sources.  Infrared technology can substantially reduce detection errors and manpower required for traditional or current work practice methods.

A&R Inspections (Indiana Infrared Thermal Imaging) now provides Infrared Optical Leak Detection for utilities and commercial clients. We can help reduce profit loss, down time, and costly penalties for non-compliance in emissions.

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Ask yourself these question.

1. Does your company use Sulphur Hexafluoride (SF6)?
2. Do you have leaks either known or unknown?
3. Are you aware of Method 21- Determination of Volatile Organic Compound Leaks?
4. Are you experiencing difficulty finding the leaks of SF6 in a timely manner?
5. Are you continuing to use traditional methods for leak detection such as Gas Sniffers and Soap Bottles, and discovering the expoential cost in down time and required man hours?

If you have answer YES to most or all of these questions, Give us a call let us show you how we find leaks quickly and 100% accurately. Saving time and money. With SF6 costing around $20.00 a pound and potential EPA fines on the horizon, You really can't afford not to calls us.

Let us help you save money. Contact us today for more information.
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