Helium available to buy Columbus

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

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

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

We more commonly see helium around Columbus in everyday life 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.

Because of its small atomic size, helium is an important leak detection gas, as it easily diffuses through the tiniest opening. Helium, in specialty mixtures with oxygen, has made possible deep-sea research diving without the risk of “the bends” by removing the need for nitrogen for respiration under the water.

Helium can be obtained in Columbus from Delille Oxygen Company. 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 Columbus call Delille Oxygen Company at (614) 444-1177 or reach out to us through our online form.