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Re: Streamer colour

Original poster: "Steven Steele" <sbsteele@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Why would one have a spark gap in anything other than regular air?

                                   Steven Steele
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Subject: Re: Streamer colour

Original poster: "Dr. Resonance" <resonance@xxxxxxxxxx>

It would be H2SO4 --- sulfuric acid. Water vapor present would combine with the S when the SF6 brokedown. Unlike each part is atomically bombarded (like in an accelerator chamber, ie baked out) water vapor is always present when the metal heats up.

Dr. Resonance

> At Wendover, it was a SF6 gap but it formed acids that attacked the
> construction materials.  Nitrate problems with H2O formed HNO3 ---
> nitric
> acid.
> Dr. Resonance"
> Just curious.  How could H2O or HNO3 form in an atmosphere of pure
> SF6????
> Ed