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Cambridge Sensotec Launches Battery Powered Rapidox SF6 Gas Analyser

The Rapidox SF6 IR portable gas analyser is the latest high precision instrument designed for controlling and monitoring the quality of SF6 in Gas Insulated Substations and circuit breakers. The gas analyser will measure SF6 over the full range in a balance gas. Fitted with an internal battery pack, the Rapidox provides up to eight hours use on a single charge. This allows the user to carry out a full day’s maintenance before returning to base to charge. The unit can be used while charging allowing for continuous operation if necessary. The gas analyser measures SF6 (0-100%) using an infra-red SF6 detector. This top of the range infra-red card offers exceptional accuracy and stability when measuring the purity of SF6 over the full range.

All SF6 readings can be data logged and just a few minutes are required to get a stable reading, allowing the user to quickly take measurements before moving to the next testing site. Data can also be logged internally at a rate set by the user for later downloading to a PC. Internally logged data is retained even when powered off. The Rapidox has a gas output nozzle allowing all sampled gas to be recovered and recycled, ensuring that no SF6 gas is released into the atmosphere (in accordance with the Kyoto agreement). Available as a bench style instrument or as a full kit in a transport suitcase, with a range of DILO compatible sampling hoses, couplings and a printer. Rapidox SF6 Gas Recovery Bags are also available to ensure no gas escapes when using the Rapidox gas analyser.

To request a quote or place your order, please contact our sales team: sales@cambridge-sensotec.co.uk.

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Cambridge Sensotec Launches Second Generation of Rapidox Gas Recovery Bag

Cambridge Sensotec have revised and greatly improved their Rapidox Gas Recovery Bag to meet the harsh demands of the industrial gas recovery sector. Compared to other extremely expensive and cumbersome gas recovery systems, Cambridge Sensotec can offer a simple, cost effective, lightweight and portable alternative to this.

Able to hold up to 80 litres of SF6 gas at standard pressure, allowing for many hours of testing before the bag needs to be emptied. Once the user has finished or the bag has become full, it can be returned to a recycling facility. The Rapidox Gas Recovery Bag can be useful for field engineers, transporting gas samples, temporary storage and many other applications. The bag is constructed from extremely tough heavy-duty DP472 PU (712028) coated polyamide material and has a safety blow off valve incorporated. A clear pocket on the side for documents and a strong rope-reinforced convenient carry handle is also included.

The Rapidox Gas Recovery Bag is supplied with a DILO compatible self-sealing return valve. This allows the user to add an optional DILO valve with a male Rectus fitting for the recovery of SF6 sample gas as well as many other gases. An optional gas valve fitting can allow the stored gas to be decanted into a permanent storage bottle. The Rapidox Gas Recovery Bag can also work in conjunction with any other gas analysers fitted with the correct valve.

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Cambridge Sensotec Introduce First SF6 Single Gas Analyser Using IR Technology

In response to increasing customer demand for a more cost-effective product, we are proud to announce the Rapidox 3100C SF6 single gas analyser. This mains powered analyser will measure SF6 gas over the full range (0-100%) using an infra-red SF6 sensor, which offers exceptional accuracy and stability when measuring purity.
Users can monitor the SF6 gas, with all analysis data-logged internally at a rate set by the user. This data is then available for download to a PC for analysis. It takes only a few minutes to achieve a stable reading, and as the internally logged data is retained when the analyser is switched off, the recorded data does not need to be downloaded immediately.

The Rapidox 3100C IR SF6 single gas analyser is fitted with a gas output nozzle that allows all sampled gas to be removed and recycled in accordance with the Kyoto treaty. It can be supplied as a bench style instrument or as a portable kit housed in a hard-wearing case, which includes DILO compatible sampling hoses, couplings and a printer. An SF6 Gas Recovery Bag is also available at a low cost, to ensure that no gas is lost or leaked into the atmosphere.

 

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New Rapidox 3100-C IR SF6 Gas Analyser

Cambridge Sensotec is proud to announce the release of its new Rapidox 3100-C IR SF6 gas analyser. Fitted with an Infra-Red SF6 gas sensor this new instrument allows the user improved accuracy, stability and response time when measuring SF6. Regular checking of SF6 Gas Insulated Substations also allows the user to run fault preventative maintenance programmes that can increase the life cycle of SF6 gas.

In addition to measuring SF6, the Rapidox 3100-C IR SF6 gas analyser also monitors SO2 (0-100ppm) and H2O (-100 to+20°Cdp). Evaluating the moisture content of SF6 is essential when monitoring the dielectric strength of the gas. SO2 measurements are vital as the decomposition products of SF6 can be identified by analysing the SO2 content of the gas, which is a product of the breakdown of SOF2 and SOF4 after an electrical discharge.

All three gases are monitored simultaneously and the bespoke software supplied with each Rapidox unit provides continuous data logging.  The new Rapidox 3100-C SF6 IR gas analyser also includes internal data logging at a rate set by the user for later downloading to a PC. The unit will retain the internally logged data even when powered down.

The Rapidox is fitted with a gas output nozzle that allows all sampled gas to be recovered and recycled, ensuring that no SF6 gas is released into the atmosphere in accordance with the Kyoto treaty. The gas analyser can be supplied as a bench mounted instrument or as a full kit in a transport Peli case, with a range of DILO compatible sampling hoses, couplings and a thermal printer.