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Issues with leaking SF6 assets? Problem solved with EMT Site Services

EMT Site Services have recently completed work in the UK and overseas, with many more projects scheduled in for spring and summer. We still have dates available to carry out SF6 leak surveys and repairs, so please contact the team if you have a concern regarding leaking assets.

 

 

Project Bulletin

 

A Norwegian utility contracted EMT Site Services to run a series of leak surveys to detect and confirm the presence of SF6 leakage within the work area. Using EMT best practice leak survey methodology and EMT advanced leak detection technology, our team identified and located several SF6 leaks within their installed assets including GIB, HV bushings and interconnecting supply pipework.

 

The team are now scheduled to undertake 3 leak repairs with composite sealant filler and bonding technique, which will require SF6 gas handling and removal of the gas during repair. In addition to EMT site services, this customer has also expressed an interest in EMT hand held and fixed point detection systems and our Zerowaste analysis technologies.

 

Our experts were also commissioned to undertake a 132kv bushing repair for a UK utility; which included analysis of existing SF6 gas prior to removal, de-gas of SF6 to auxiliary storage via EMT gas cart, composite repair installation, and re-gas of SF6.

 

The system was fully tested and signed off as leak-free on completion of works.

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EMT Site Services deliver another successful project for a UK Solar Farm

Industry: Solar Power Generation

Application:  GIS analysis and topping up

Customer:  UK Solar Farm

Date: October 2022

Problem:  Leaking asset

Solution:  SF6 leak detection, analysis and top up delivered by EMT Site Services utilising EMT SF6 management products

 

Works:

  • Site survey detected and located switchgear leak using EMT Handheld SF6 Leak Detector
  • Gas analysis carried out by EMT Site Service Engineers using EMT Zerowaste Rapide+ Analyser
  • Tests prior to gas top up indicated SF6 gas required
  • Tests after the asset was re-gassed confirmed SF6 gas usage
  • Asset checked for leaks following gas top up and minor repairs

Result: Leak detected at another location; further works required by EMT Site Services

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SF6 Leak Management

GasSafe Gas Leak Detection System for personnel safety and asset protection

The EMT GasSafe Gas Leak Detection System offers a comprehensive and feature packed solution to monitoring real time gas leaks from electrical equipment or potential other unsafe gaseous emissions – ensuring personnel safety and asset protection. Ideal for traditional SF6 and new SF6 alternative gas installations. Provides an intelligent and comprehensive solution to your SF6 F-Gas leak detection requirements. Measurement of over 400 different gases and vapours from ppm to %Vol. Easily add or remove sensors and accessories as your system needs grow, with up to 128 detectors on a single control panel. 2 core cable used for power and comms reduces connections and is faster to install. Onsite service and calibration solutions are provided by EMT; or utilise our “CBP” programme hot swappable sensor option, reducing downtime and engineer deployment.

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SF6 Leak Management

SF6 leak detection, management and repair – maintaining, managing and mitigating SF6 leaks

The Issue

SF6 is a global warming gas and the leakage of process gases and liquids from compartments is a global issue. Leakage of SF6 is more than an internal concern and is now a broader ethical obligation, as utility companies commit to carbon neutrality by 2050. As a requirement to report loss rates in line with permitted release rates, leakage of SF6 gas is highly detrimental to achieving this goal. Therefore utilities need an effective preventative maintenance plan for assets to remain operational and to ensure business continuity.

 

The Task

Reduce the rate of SF6 loss

Reduce costs associated with gas usage and topping up

Reduce costs associated with regulatory body fines

Reduce CO2 footprint

 

…detection, measurement and repair of SF6 leaks

 

The Solution

Protective Coatings
Corrosion Control
Leak Surveys
Leak Detection & Quantification
Preventative Maintenance Planning

Temporary Repairs
SF6 Top-up Management

Long Term Repairs
Preventative Repairs
Asset Replacement

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EMT SF6 Leak Survey + EMT Handheld Leak Detector = 100% Leak Detection

EMT leak detection success rate continues as the team completes another utilities project. Read on to learn more about our technology, our services, and the team delivering these to the electric utilities industry.

EMT’s products and services deliver a total SF6 management solution to ensure you have everything you need to keep your SF6 operations running smoothly.