Busch Innovation in Vacuum Award Goes to Dilo
Presentation of the Busch Innovation in Vacuum Award 2019: (from left to right) Roland Zundl (Managing Director at Dr.-Ing. K. Busch GmbH), Kaya Busch, Dr Karl Busch, Sami Busch, Ayla Busch, Ayhan Busch, Christian Scheller (Managing Director at Dilo Armaturen und Anlagen GmbH), Robert Escher (Purchasing Manager at Dilo), Robert Kohler (Technical Director at Dilo). Source: Busch Vacuum Solutions
Sulfur hexafluoride is a gas used in electrical switchgear for high and medium voltages. It is used as an isolation gas because, in these high voltage ranges, the surrounding normal air would not serve as insulation. However, sulfur hexafluoride is very damaging to the environment, so it is important that this gas does not permeate the Earth's atmosphere. In 1967, Dilo already introduced the first hermetically sealed tubing for gas-insulated switchgear that is able to safely suction the gas out and store it. During a period of over 50 years, Dilo created further innovations for safely handling this gas. Today, Dilo is the global market leader in this area and offers a broad spectrum of components, service equipment and measuring instruments. Dilo uses vacuum pumps of our company to suction out and transport sulfur hexafluoride.