Helium available to buy Pittsburgh

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

As a result of its very low density and its inertness, 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 often is used in cooling metals almost to absolute zero (-460 degrees Fahrenheit), the extreme temperature required to cool MRI magnets and giving other metals superconducting properties.

We more often see helium around Pittsburgh 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.

Thanks to its small atomic size, helium is often used as a 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 Pittsburgh from Greco Gas. 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 Pittsburgh call Greco Gas at (724) 226-3800 or reach out to us through our online form.