Helium available to buy Sioux Falls

A colorless, odorless, tasteless, inert gas, Helium (He) is commonly known as a light gas with heavy uses.

Owing to its very low density and its inertness, helium finds a number of uses in everything from lighter-than-aircraft to seting up the controlled environment necessary for manufacturing semiconducting devices and fiber optic cable.

In its liquid state, helium often is used in cooling metals almost to absolute zero (-460 degrees Fahrenheit), the severely cold temperature necessary to cool MRI magnets and giving other metals superconducting properties.

We usually see helium around Sioux Falls in our daily lives lifting balloons.

In higher purities, where the total assay of contaminants can be as low as 100 parts per billion (ppb), helium is the analytical choice as a carrier gas for chromatography.

Because of its small atomic size, helium is often used as a leak detection gas, as it diffuses without effort through the smallest opening. Helium, in specialty mixtures with oxygen, has enabled deep-sea research diving avoiding risk of “the bends” by negating the requirement of nitrogen for breathing underwater.

Helium can be obtained in Sioux Falls from A-OX Welding Supply. We have helium in purities from standard commercial grades, ultra-high and ultra-carrier and research grades, in gas form from 3 to 300 cubic feet and liquid from 30 to 500-liters. To learn more about helium options in Sioux Falls call A-OX Welding Supply at 605-336-1125 or reach out to us through our online form.