ARCAL™ Shielding Gases for Welding

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Improve productivity, quality and safety with ARCAL premium shielding gases for welding from Airgas, an Air Liquide company

Exceeding AWS A.532/ISO 14175 standards and with innovative cylinder tops, ARCAL shielding gases for welding help you safely produce better quality welds.

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Or call 800-909-8058 to place an order for ARCAL with SMARTOP™ or EXELTOP™

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See how you can save with ARCAL premium shielding gases for welding and innovative cylinder tops—no more wasted gas, wasted time or wasted money.

ARCAL shielding gases for welding simplify arc welding and reduce operating costs

The right shielding gas ultimately makes or breaks your welds, directly impacting your final product and your reputation. With so many options, it can be difficult to pick the right gases for your operation. You need simple and easy gas selection, with the right range of concentrations, to find the perfect fit for your process.

  1. Ensure you use the best shielding gas for your application
  2. Comply with AWS and ISO standards for shielding gases
  3. Produce quality welds without rework or wasted gas
  4. Minimize safety risks associated with handling gas
  5. Save time spent checking gas volume
Available in innovative supply modes
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Discover what ARCAL shielding gases for welding brings to your operation

Simplify arc welding with the ARCAL Reference line

Our concise ARCAL Reference line consists of five ready-to-weld pure argon and argon welding gas mixtures. ARCAL offers unmatched simplicity, performance, reliability and consistency in each of our five expertly-designed gases — derived from research gained from over 400 welding trials—whether your gases are mixed on-site or delivered.

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Open Prime icon.

ARCAL Prime
The Pure Solution

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ARCAL Prime
The Pure Solution

Open Chrome icon.

ARCAL Chrome
The Brilliant Choice

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ARCAL Chrome
The Brilliant Choice

Open Speed icon.

ARCAL Speed
Productivity Plus

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ARCAL Speed
Productivity Plus

Open Force icon.

ARCAL Force
Powerful Results

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ARCAL Force
Powerful Results

Open Flux icon.

ARCAL Flux
Consistent Results

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ARCAL Flux
Consistent Results

Prime label.

The pure solution for TIG and MIG welding of all materials

Composition and specs

  • 99.998% Ar
  • H2O <5ppm

Compliance/Certifications

  • AWS A5.32 (ISO 14175)-
    I1-Ar (2011) 
  • AWS A5.32 SG-A (1997R2007)

Benefits of ARCAL Prime

  • High quality weld
  • Universal root welding
  • All materials even titanium
  • Excellent weld soundness

Processes and Materials

  • TIG (GTAW)/PAW
    • Steel
    • Stainless
    • Aluminum
    • Nickel
    • Titanium, etc.
  • MIG (GMAW)/GMAW-P (pulse)
    • Aluminum
    • Copper alloys
Chrome label.

The brilliant choice for stainless steel MIG welding

Composition and specs

  • 98/2 (Ar/CO2)
  • Blend tolerance ±0.5% absolute

Compliance/Certifications

  • AWS A5.32 (ISO 14175)-
    M12-ArC-2 (2011)

Benefits of ARCAL Chrome

  • Weld quality for all stainless steel
  • Clean aspect, low spatter
  • All position welding
  • MAG brazing

Processes and Materials

  • MIG (GMAW) stainless steel
    • Short circuit
    • Spray
    • Pulse
  • MIG (GMAW) nickel
    • Spray
    • Pulse
Speed label.

Productivity plus for high-speed welding of carbon steel

Composition and specs

  • 92/8 (Ar/CO2)
  • Blend tolerance 0.5% absolute

Compliance/Certifications

  • AWS A5.32 (ISO 14175)-
    M20-ArC-8 (2011)
  • AWS A5.32 SG-AC-8 (1997R2007)

Benefits of ARCAL Speed

  • High productivity and speed
  • Low spatter & fumes
  • Solid and metal cored wire
  • Pulse welding

Processes and Materials

  • Steel GMAW applications
    • Carbon steels (non and low alloyed)
  • Material thickness greater than 1/8" and up to or equal to 1/4"
Force label.

Powerful results for MIG welding of heavy structures:

Composition and specs

  • 82/18 (Ar/CO2)
  • Blend tolerance 0.9% absolute

Compliance/Certifications

  • AWS A5.32 (ISO 14175)-
    M21-ArC-18 (2011)
  • AWS A5.32 SG-AC-18 (1997R2007)

Benefits of ARCAL Force

  • High tolerance
  • Heavy, thick materials
  • Tolerance to surface contamination
  • Solid and flux cored wire

Processes and Materials

  • Steel GMAW applications
    • Short circuit
    • Spray
    • Pulse
  • Material thickness equal or greater than 3/16"
Flux label.

Consistent results for FCAW, MCAW and MIG welding

Composition and specs

  • 75/25 (Ar/CO2)
  • Blend tolerance
    1.25% absolute

Compliance/Certifications

  • AWS A5.32 (ISO 14175)-
    M21-ArC-25 (2011)
  • AWS A5.32 SG-AC-25 (1997R2007)

Benefits of ARCAL Flux

  • Consistent results for flux cored
  • Excellent for short-circuit welding
  • Open root pipe welding

Processes and Materials

  • FCAW
    • Steel (E71T-1)
    • Stainless (E308LT-1)
  • MIG (GMAW) solid wire
    • Steel up to a maximum 3/16"
Open Prime icon.

ARCAL Prime
The Pure Solution

Close Prime icon.

ARCAL Prime
The Pure Solution

Prime label.

The pure solution for TIG and MIG welding of all materials

Composition and specs

  • 99.998% Ar
  • H2O <5ppm

Compliance/Certifications

  • AWS A5.32 (ISO 14175)-
    I1-Ar (2011) 
  • AWS A5.32 SG-A (1997R2007)

Benefits of ARCAL Prime

  • High quality weld
  • Universal root welding
  • All materials even titanium
  • Excellent weld soundness

Processes and Materials

  • TIG (GTAW)/PAW
    • Steel
    • Stainless
    • Aluminum
    • Nickel
    • Titanium, etc.
  • MIG (GMAW)/GMAW-P (pulse)
    • Aluminum
    • Copper alloys
Open Chrome icon.

ARCAL Chrome
The Brilliant Choice

Close Chrome icon.

ARCAL Chrome
The Brilliant Choice

Chrome label.

The brilliant choice for stainless steel MIG welding

Composition and specs

  • 98/2 (Ar/CO2)
  • Blend tolerance ±0.5% absolute

Compliance/Certifications

  • AWS A5.32 (ISO 14175)-
    M12-ArC-2 (2011)

Benefits of ARCAL Chrome

  • Weld quality for all stainless steel
  • Clean aspect, low spatter
  • All position welding
  • MAG brazing

Processes and Materials

  • MIG (GMAW) stainless steel
    • Short circuit
    • Spray
    • Pulse
  • MIG (GMAW) nickel
    • Spray
    • Pulse
Open Speed icon.

ARCAL Speed
Productivity Plus

Close Speed icon.

ARCAL Speed
Productivity Plus

Speed label.

Productivity plus for high-speed welding of carbon steel

Composition and specs

  • 92/8 (Ar/CO2)
  • Blend tolerance 0.5% absolute

Compliance/Certifications

  • AWS A5.32 (ISO 14175)-
    M20-ArC-8 (2011)
  • AWS A5.32 SG-AC-8 (1997R2007)

Benefits of ARCAL Speed

  • High productivity and speed
  • Low spatter & fumes
  • Solid and metal cored wire
  • Pulse welding

Processes and Materials

  • Steel GMAW applications
    • Carbon steels (non and low alloyed)
  • Material thickness greater than 1/8" and up to or equal to 1/4"
Open Force icon.

ARCAL Force
Powerful Results

Close Force icon.

ARCAL Force
Powerful Results

Force label.

Powerful results for MIG welding of heavy structures:

Composition and specs

  • 82/18 (Ar/CO2)
  • Blend tolerance 0.9% absolute

Compliance/Certifications

  • AWS A5.32 (ISO 14175)-
    M21-ArC-18 (2011)
  • AWS A5.32 SG-AC-18 (1997R2007)

Benefits of ARCAL Force

  • High tolerance
  • Heavy, thick materials
  • Tolerance to surface contamination
  • Solid and flux cored wire

Processes and Materials

  • Steel GMAW applications
    • Short circuit
    • Spray
    • Pulse
  • Material thickness equal or greater than 3/16"
Open Flux icon.

ARCAL Flux
Consistent Results

Close Flux icon.

ARCAL Flux
Consistent Results

Flux label.

Consistent results for FCAW, MCAW and MIG welding

Composition and specs

  • 75/25 (Ar/CO2)
  • Blend tolerance
    1.25% absolute

Compliance/Certifications

  • AWS A5.32 (ISO 14175)-
    M21-ArC-25 (2011)
  • AWS A5.32 SG-AC-25 (1997R2007)

Benefits of ARCAL Flux

  • Consistent results for flux cored
  • Excellent for short-circuit welding
  • Open root pipe welding

Processes and Materials

  • FCAW
    • Steel (E71T-1)
    • Stainless (E308LT-1)
  • MIG (GMAW) solid wire
    • Steel up to a maximum 3/16"

For special applications, the ARCAL Technical line has you covered

ARCAL Technical line icon. ARCAL Technical line icon.

When your application requires a special blend with tight specifications, our ARCAL Technical line offers customized, consistent and high-performance welding gas mixtures.

With the support of more than 60 Advanced Fabrication experts, we’ll help you find the mix that best suits your needs. Contact an expertContact an expert



Check out our innovative supply modes adapted to your needs

ARCAL is available in cylinders equipped with SMARTOP or EXELTOP, cylinder packs or liquid form. We provide ARCAL and other shielding gases for welding in a range of supply modes designed for quality, safety, consistency and ease of use for any consumption needs.