Helium available to buy Richmond, Virginia

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 seting up the controlled environment you need for manufacturing semiconducting devices and fiber optic cable.

In its liquid state, helium is useful in cooling metals about to absolute zero (-460 degrees Fahrenheit), the extreme temperature required to cool MRI magnets and giving other metals superconducting properties.

We usually see helium around Richmond, Virginia 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 often used as a leak detection gas, as it easily diffuses through the tiniest opening. Helium, in specialty mixtures with oxygen, has enabled deep-sea research diving avoiding risk of “the bends” by eliminating the need for nitrogen for breathing underwater.

Helium can be obtained in Richmond, Virginia from Arc3 Gases. 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 Richmond, Virginia call Arc3 Gases at (804) 644-4521 or reach out to us through our online form.