Compressed Argon Gas

Delille Oxygen Company manufactures and sells PurityPlus® Argon for use by all sorts of Columbus commercial enterprises.

A few significant qualities made Argon a top candidate for technical applications, such as providing nuclear physicists with the thick atmosphere necessary to segregate neutrons, in the waning years of the nineteenth century:

  • its inertness and molecular weight,
  • its comparative abundance in relation to other scarce gases, and
  • its commercial availability.

Without doubt, the widest early use for dry, high-purity Argon was gassing the globes in incandescent light bulbs at the start of the twentieth century. In due course, with the invention and commercial advancement of gas metal arc (GMAW or MIG) and tungsten inert gas (TIG), welding in the 1940s needed a dense inert gas, typically Argon-based. While none of these are true specialty-gas purity uses, their desirability is stronger than ever and they still make up a huge segment of Argon’s sales volume.

Contemporary specialty gas applications for high-purity Argon include its use as a carrier or background gas in various analytical instrument applications, for example: in the detection and assessment of trace and ultra-trace elements by means of Inductive Coupled Plasma Techniques, in Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption, and in Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy. Argon also finds application in many types of Gas Chromatography, in particular those involving a high-efficiency Electron Capture Detector (ECD) or an Ultrasonic Detector (USD). It also works as a carrier gas to analyze hydrogen in helium with a TCD (Thermal Conductivity Detector) or USD. More recently, Argon has been used most especially by the semi-conductor industry as a carrier/purge gas.

If you’d like to know the easiest way to obtain PurityPlus® Argon for your application here in Columbus, call us, Delille Oxygen Company, at (614) 444-1177, or contact us online. We’ve got what it takes to supply all of your specialty gas needs.