Re: Sulfur Hexafluoride
Reply To: randy-at-gte-dot-net
Sent: Sunday, November 16, 1997 5:43 AM
To: Tesla List
Subject: Re: Sulfur Hexafluoride
Tesla List wrote:
> From: Jim Lux[SMTP:jimlux-at-earthlink-dot-net]
> Sent: Saturday, November 15, 1997 9:50 AM
> To: Tesla List
> Subject: Re: Sulfur Hexafluoride
> > Anybody ever used/tried using Sulfur Hexafluoride in the use of a Tesla
> > coil?
> > Andrew Chin chinny-at-ozemail-dot-com.au
> I was looking into SF6 for other reasons, and discovered that its price has
> skyrocketed. It used to be quite reasonable (a few $/lb), now it is
> something like $50-100/lb. Remember that a pound is about 2 cuft at STP.
> Apparently, the ban on "freon" has resulted in a greatly increased demand
> for perfluoro hydrocarbons and the fluorinating plants can either run
> hydrocarbons like methane and ethane to produce new refrigerants (in great
> demand) or sulfur to make SF6 (not in great demand).
> Great stuff as an insulator though! And, if you breathe it, it makes your
> voice deeper, opposite of helium.
> Some of the Freons are comparable in density and available cheaper. They
> don't work quite as well as an insulator, and generate corrosive byproducts
> when they decompose.
****NOTE: If I recall correctly, burning Freon results in DEADLY
gas.......not advisable as an insulator etc....
> More at: http://home.earthlink-dot-net/~jimlux/insulgas.htm