TF0820 : Warning notice

taken 4 years ago, near to Bourne, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Warning notice
Warning notice
The new substation (TF0820 : New substation installation) carries this warning notice about SF6, whereas the old one carried a warning notice about PCBs (TF0820 : Substation warning notice)

SF6, Sulphur Hexaflouride, is not particularly dangerous. It is used as an insulating gas in high voltage switchgear. But in the event of a fire the combusion products of SF6 can be very nasty indeed, much like the substances used as gas weapons in the first world war.

I don't think there is any cause for concern here. The volume will be small, and in the event of a fire I would have thought the other combustion products would be just as worrying.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 8 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 9 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Energy infrastructure  Lowlands  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 08949 20421 [1m precision]
WGS84: 52:46.2241N 0:23.1932W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 08949 20421
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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