Nitrogen generators, nitrogen generator, new membrane-based SF6 reclamation system, Generon IGS

December 09, 2010 14:39 ET

Nitrogen Generators Premier Provider, Innovative Gas Systems Affiliate Generon IGS, Develops Membrane-Based SF6 Reclamation System

New Generon Reclamation System Expected to Reduce SF6 Emissions by Over 90 Percent

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - December 9, 2010) - Generon IGS, an affiliate of Innovative Gas Systems, has developed a membrane -based SF6, sodium hexafluoride, reclamation process that can recycle over 90 percent of low purity SF6 into highly concentrated product. 

SF6 is used around the world as a dielectric medium for high-voltage circuit breakers, switchgear, and other electrical equipment. Additionally it is used for the filling of insulated windows and for the casting of magnesium. The gas is expensive and is also a powerful green house gas (20000 times more potent than CO2). Generon is offering systems that will cut SF6 emissions by > 90 percent while having a projected payback time of less than a year for most applications.

Generon has successfully demonstrated its technology in actual field tests for a domestic transformer manufacturer the ability to concentrate a pressurized 3 percent SF6 stream to over 50 percent. The SF6 yields achieved were in excess of 90 percent. The same compact system can concentrate the SF6 to over 90 percent at only slightly lower yields.

Generon membranes allow SF6 to be retained selectively at or near feed pressure while permeating out the unwanted air. Retaining the concentrated SF6 at pressure allows for convenient storage or reuse of the gas.

Over the years, we at Generon IGS, have always strived to tailor our products to our customer needs. This new application takes full advantage of our membrane products and expertise and maximizes value to our customers.

For more information on Generon IGS, please contact us through our website: or directly at Generon IGS, 16250 Tomball Parkway, Houston, Texas 77086 USA; Phone: (713) 937-5200; Fax: (713) 937-5250.