2. Energy Transmission: AEROXIA™ Replaces SF6 in Power Facilities with Eco-friendly Gas
The excellent high-voltage insulation and current interrupting capabilities of sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) has won its wide use in gas-insulated switchgear,
where it significantly contributes to compact design and easy maintenance. However, released into the atmosphere, it is over 20,000 more effective at trapping heat than the equivalent volume of CO2. These environmental concerns are behind legislative initiatives to prohibit its use in the EU and at the federal and state level in the United States.
Toshiba ESS prioritizes a product philosophy that integrates high safety, environmental sustainability, and user-friendliness. In 2022, with a dedication to environmental harmony and seek to heighten maintenance efficiency, Toshiba ESS introduced AEROXIA™*5, which serves as an SF6 alternative solution for electrical power facilities, entirely eliminating the use of SF6 and utilizing natural-origin gas as an alternative. The product lineup continues to expand, showcasing a range of environmentally friendly and easily maintainable solutions. At the Japan Pavilion, AEROXIA™ will be introduced through video presentations.