Helium available to buy Fresno

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 creating the controlled environment necessary 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 severely cold temperature required to cool MRI magnets and giving other metals superconducting properties.

We usually see helium around Fresno in everyday life lifting balloons.

In higher purities, where the total assay of contaminants may be 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 an important leak detection gas, as it diffuses without effort through the smallest opening. Helium, in specialty mixtures with oxygen, has enabled deep-sea research diving without the risk of “the bends” by eliminating the need for nitrogen for respiration under the water.

Helium can be obtained in Fresno from Fresno Oxygen & Welding Supplies/Barnes 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 Fresno call Fresno Oxygen & Welding Supplies/Barnes Welding Supply at 559-341-4456 or reach out to us through our online form.