Argon in the Atmosphere in Indianapolis07/25/2019We are well aware that the air on Earth is comprised of multiple gases, oxygen and nitrogen being the two major gases. Yet Argon is another gas that is generally not as recognized as other atmospheric gases, however has proven itself to be equally important across multiple industries. Argon is an inactive, colorless and unscented gas that only inhabits approximately 1% of the Earth’s atmosphere. Even though the concentration of Argon is not as abundant as Nitrogen and Oxygen, it is consumed throughout various trades. In museums, Argon has traditionally been used for historic preservation. Historically meaningful articles, like the Declaration of Independence and the Magna Carta, are conserved using Argon. Unlike Oxygen, Argon does not degrade the paper or ink of these, very fragile documents. Argon is also used as a gas shield in the welding industry for arc welding. Given the many uses for this gas, there remains a continuous demand for the substance. For this reason, specialty gases like Argon are usually sold in smaller quantities and vessels. PurityPlus offers only the purest of Argon and an assortment of other specialty gases. Visit our contact us page to learn more on the specialty gases we provide in Indianapolis.