- name of the term: gas
Inert/neutral gas: Non-toxic insulation gas, mainly containing Nitrogen (N2). No SF6 or other toxic or banned substances. A leakage of gas is extremely unlikely if the capacitors are handled and operated properly. It is possible to mount these capacitors in any desired position. However, should leakage occur, the leaking gas would escape into the atmosphere causing no undesirable effects to the adjacent equipment, e.g. damage, pollution, or staining. In the long run, such an unlikely event would result in a degradation of the capacitance; however, this process would take many months, during which the capacitor remains functional.