What is Argon?

Argon (Ar) is an inert colorless, odorless, tasteless, non-corrosive, non-flammable and non-toxic gas.

Purchase High-quality Argon of Various Purity Grades

With an unrivaled national footprint and robust infrastructure, we offer unmatched supply and flexible delivery modes for all your Argon needs.

We offer compressed and liquid argon in various grades specific to different applications, such as:
• A shielding gas for welding or producing reactive metals
• An atmosphere for electronic manufacturing
• A carrier gas for chromatography
• A fill gas for specialized lamps
• An atmosphere for growing silicon or germanium crystals
• Graphite furnace atomic absorption

Download safety data sheets for more information about argon gas and liquid argon from Airgas today.

Industrial Applications

Manufacturing & Metal Fabrication
Argon is a welding shielding gas that enhances arc stability and prevents atmospheric contamination of welding pools. Argon is essential to gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW). It also prevents oxidation during metal production.

Aerospace & Defense
Argon is vital for welding special alloys and for various welding applications. It is essential for laser and light bulb manufacturing. In heat-treating applications, argon is used to create inert environments free of oxygen and nitrogen.

Denser than air, argon is used for blanketing wine and flushing oxygen from containers.

Fleet-Based Commercial Services
Used in MRO applications, argon is a vital gas for welding automotive parts and plasma arc gouging.

Supply Modes

High-pressure & Liquid Cylinders/Dewars
Airgas continually meets supply needs with compressed argon gas and argon liquid cylinders.

When customers have outgrown cylinders, Airgas MicroBulk Services offer gas supply solutions that save time and storage space. Airgas MicroBulk Services can help customers save money by lowering gas use and gas waste.

Bulk Deliveries
We keep our customers in constant supply with a distribution infrastructure that features 16 air-separation units, more than 60 bulk-gas specialists and more than 14,500 bulk tanks.

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