Helium available to buy Indianapolis

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

Because of its very low density and its inertness, helium is adaptable for use in everything from lighter-than-aircraft to seting up the controlled environment necessary for manufacturing semiconducting devices and fiber optic cable.

In its liquid state, helium is useful 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 commonly see helium around Indianapolis in everyday life lifting balloons.

In higher purities, where the total assay of contaminants may be as low as 100 parts per billion (ppb), helium is the analytical choice as a carrier gas for chromatography.

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

Helium can be obtained in Indianapolis from American Welding & Gas, Inc.. 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 Indianapolis call American Welding & Gas, Inc. at or reach out to us through our online form.