The EU’s F-Gas Ban Sparks Soaring Demand for SF-6 Alternative Solutions in MV Switchgear

by Aug 18, 2023

  • The SF6-alternative switchgear market in Europe is poised for significant growth due to the recent ban imposed by the EU parliament on the sale of SF6 switchgear.
  • SF6 gas, despite its widespread usage, has been found to possess a remarkably high greenhouse warming potential. As a result, there is a pressing need to replace SF6 with more environmentally friendly alternatives, such as natural air or solid insulation.
  • This transition towards greener options is expected to drive the expansion of the SF6-alternative switchgear market in the region.
  • The infographic highlights the impact of the EU F-Gas ban on the demand for alternative solutions to SF6 in medium voltage (MV) switchgear within the European Union. It presents a visual representation of the growing need for SF6 alternative solutions as a result of the ban. 
  • The graphic showcases the rising trend in demand for environmentally friendly alternatives and emphasizes the urgency for manufacturers to develop and offer compatible and cost-effective alternatives to SF6 in MV switchgear. 
  • The infographic aims to raise awareness about the transition towards sustainable solutions in line with the EU’s F-Gas regulations.

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