Sulfur Dioxide Supplier to Pittsburgh

Greco Gas is a respected provider of Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) to quite a few enterprises throughout Pittsburgh.

Sulphur Dioxide is a colorless, irritating, nonflammable, lethal, liquefied gas transported under its own vapor pressure in cylinders, ton containers, or small (1,000–5,000 gallon) tanks. Sulfur dioxide makes its presence known in nature, most especially as a result of volcanic occurrences, when hydrocarbons containing sulfur combust in the atmosphere. Commercial production is almost unfailingly as a byproduct of other manufacturing, the technique for producing it being dependent upon the call for other products. A source most often relied upon for sulfur dioxide has been the manufacture of calcium silicate cement from calcium sulfate and coke.

Arguably the largest use of sulfur dioxide is in petroleum refining. By means of the Claus Process, petroleum refiners produce elemental sulfur and water by adding sulfur dioxide to hydrocarbons that also contain hydrogen sulfide.

Ever since wine production was first documented by the ancient Romans, sulfur dioxide has been employed extensively to reduce the oxidation of fermenting spirits. The most frequent use of packaged quantities of sulfur dioxide continues to be as a preservative applied in the process of making wine. SO2 enjoys use also as preservative for dried fruits; it allows fruits to retain their color and thwarts the excessive growth of microorganisms.

Back in time, prior to the synthesis and commercialization of chlorofluorocarbons in the 1930’s, sulfur dioxide, as well as ammonia and methyl chloride, found widespread use in mechanical refrigeration.

These days, SO2 is used also produce part-per-million-level calibration gas mixtures for the petrochemical industry and environmental emission monitoring.

We invite any commercial enterprise in Pittsburgh looking for a reliable source of sulfur dioxide to contact us, Greco Gas, online or call us at (724) 226-3800. We distribute PurityPlus® sulfur dioxide pretty much everywhere in this market. You can count on us as well for other products from PurityPlus®, the most respected name in specialty gases.