Helium available to buy Northern Illinois

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

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

In its liquid state, helium finds utility in cooling metals almost to absolute zero (-460 degrees Fahrenheit), the dramatically cold temperature required to cool MRI magnets and giving other metals superconducting properties.

We more often see helium around Northern Illinois in our daily lives lifting balloons.

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

Thanks to its small atomic size, helium is a favored leak detection gas, as it easily diffuses through the tiniest opening. Helium, in specialty mixtures with oxygen, has facilitated deep-sea research diving avoiding risk of “the bends” by negating the requirement of nitrogen for human respiration.

Helium can be obtained in Northern Illinois from Weldstar. 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 Northern Illinois call Weldstar at 855-998-4875 or reach out to us through our online form.