Industrial Gases - HELIUM (He)

Helium is a highly inert gas found in nature in limited quantities. It is colorless, odorless, Non-flammable and non-toxic. Liquid Helium is the coldest known substance. Special Transportation and storage equipment is required for minimizing losses of product.

Helium is the second element in the periodic table and owing to its non-flammable Nature and lightweight, replaces Hydrogen in the metrological applications. It is a Critical element in many applications and is used in numerous other applications in line With its highly inert and stable characteristics. Major applications are as under:

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Deep Sea Diving
  • Fiber Optics
  • Space Exploration
  • Balloon Filling
  • Analytical Applications
  • Research and Development
  • Leak Detection
  • Lifting
  • Welding

Hazards Identifications
High pressure liquid and gas can cause rapid suffocation. Do not breathe gas. Self-contained breathing apparatus may be required by rescue workers.

Handling and Storage
Never attempt to lift a cylinder by its valve protection cap. Never insert an object (e.g. Wrench, pry, bar, etc.) Into valve cap openings. Use an adjustable strap wrench to Remove over-tight or rusted caps.
Use a suitable hand truck for cylinder movement. Use a first-in, first-out inventory System to prevent full containers from being stored for long periods of time. Keep container below 50oc in a well ventilated place.

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