What is Helium?
Helium (He) is a colorless, odorless and non-flammable gas that’s manufactured through the mining of natural gas wells. We offer helium for a variety of commercial, medical and industrial uses and applications.Purchase High-pressure Helium Gas or Liquid Helium
With an unrivaled national footprint and robust infrastructure, we offer unmatched supply and flexible delivery modes for all your helium needs.
We offer compressed and liquid helium in various grades specific to different applications, such as:
• A shielding gas for welding
• A furnace atmosphere in heat-treating processes
• A cryogenic in MRI and NMR machinery
• A carrier gas in gas chromatography
• A lift gas for balloons and airships
• A refrigerant gas in cooling systems
Learn about what our reliable helium supply can do for your business today.
Manufacturing & Metal Fabrication
Helium is utilized for its inert properties such as providing ideal arc temperatures for welding materials with high-heat conductivity. In heat-treating processes, helium is added to furnace atmospheres to produce stronger, more durable parts.
Helium is essential for operating MRI and NMR machinery. In order to capture high-resolution imagery of internal organs and tissues, these machines use superconducting magnets that need liquid helium to reach the cryogenic temperatures at which they operate.
Used as a carrier gas in gas chromatography, helium is essential for determining sample content and characteristics. Also, helium’s low boiling and melting points make it ideal for cooling applications.
Used for more than just filling balloons, helium is widely used in the retail industry in refrigeration systems.
Helium is used to test for leaks and ensure quality in automotive parts like fuel tanks and radiator systems. Mixed with argon, it’s also used to inflate airbags.
Aerospace & Defense
From purging hydrogen systems to pressurizing fluid systems, helium is essential to aerospace and aircraft applications both in flight and on the ground.
High-pressure & Liquid Cylinders
We offer helium in high-pressure gas cylinders and liquid dewars—available in a variety of sizes—to meet any and all low-volume needs.
Helium is also available in bulk gas and liquid delivery, as well as in a full range of purities and tank sizes.
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