Hydrogen Supplier to Fresno

We know hydrogen (H2) as the lightest gas, and respect it for its exceptionally low ignition energy requirement and its invisible flame when burning in air. With its low liquid density and a liquid temperature only exceeded by helium, with suitable equipment it may be liquefied and transported great distances. Hydrogen holds great promise as a potential clean energy source as its combustion doesn’t release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

In the past, creation of commercial hydrogen utilized electrolytic cells, producing high purity hydrogen and high purity oxygen. As electricity costs have increased, most hydrogen is now generated by steam reformation of natural gas (conversion of methane to hydrogen and carbon monoxide) and where demand for basic chemicals requires, as a byproduct from chlorine and caustic soda manufacturing.

Most commercial hydrogen in Fresno is produced and consumed in refinery operations to improve yields, changing aromatic hydrocarbons to aliphatic compounds that in turn perform as cleaner burning fuels.

High purity hydrogen can be utilized in multiple applications covering many industries, including: Food, Chemical Synthesis, Metal Production and Fabrication, Pharmaceuticals, Aerospace, Electronics and, strangely enough, as a purging cooling agent in electric power generation.

PurityPlus purities reach Ultra Carrier and Research Grades with minimum purities of 99.9995 and 99.9999% respectively, as well as the more familiar Ultra High Purity at 99.999% pure. These products are most commonly used in gas chromatography, both as a carrier gas and a flame support gas for flame ionization (FID) and flame photometric (FPD) detectors commonly used for hydrocarbon and sulfur analysis.

Find out more about how the Fresno hydrogen experts at Fresno Oxygen & Welding Supplies/Barnes Welding Supply can supply your company’s specialized needs. Call us at 559-341-4456 or contact us online for more information.