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How to Monitor the Status of SF6 Gas in GIS Equipment During Operation?

GIS (Gas Insulated Switchgear) substations not only have a small footprint, but also use a fully enclosed design, which is not affected by atmospheric pollution, smog, and humidity. The conductive part of the GIS is shielded and well grounded, effectively suppressing radiation and electric field interference. Compared with conventional equipment, GIS substations are more easily able to meet the requirements of urban environmental protection. However, to ensure the safe operation of the SF6 gas in GIS equipment, the SF6 density relay is crucial. This article will focus on the role of SF6 density relays and their association with GIS equipment.

Importance of SF6 Relays

SF6 Density Relays are key components in power systems, responsible for monitoring the density of SF6 gas in GIS equipment. Their performance is directly related to the safe operation of GIS power equipment. When the density of SF6 gas changes, the density relay triggers an alarm to help maintenance personnel take necessary measures to avoid potential failures.

SF6 gas is sealed in a container and has a certain density value, especially at the rated pressure at 20℃, its density value remains stable. Because the insulation and arc extinguishing performance of SF6 circuit breakers highly depend on the density and purity of SF6 gas, monitoring density is crucial to ensure the safe operation of the equipment. SF6 density relays ensure the monitoring of this key parameter.

SF6 Relay Commissioning Tests

To ensure the accuracy and reliability of SF6 relays, commissioning tests are required. Due to the complex internal structure of SF6 relays, special accessories and instruments may be required for commissioning tests. Different GIS equipment manufacturers may use different brands of SF6 density relays, so test instruments that adapt to different interfaces are needed. This requires the study and processing of components of existing instruments to meet the test requirements of various manufacturer's SF6 density relay interfaces.

Application of SF6 Relays

SF6 Density Relays play an important role in GIS equipment. They not only monitor changes in the density of SF6 gas but also provide timely alarms for maintenance personnel to take necessary measures. This helps prevent potential failures and maintenance work, ensuring the reliable operation of GIS equipment. The application of density relays will continue to be promoted in new construction projects and expansion and renovation of substations.

SF6 Density Relays are critical components for ensuring the operation of GIS equipment, responsible for monitoring the density changes of SF6 gas and ensuring the safety and reliability of the equipment. The accuracy of the density relay is guaranteed through commissioning tests, especially considering the differences between different GIS manufacturers and brands of SF6 relays. Only by having a deep understanding of the performance and characteristics of SF6 relays can the reliable operation of GIS equipment be ensured, providing a solid backing for power systems.

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