Helium available to buy St. Louis

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

As a result of its very low density and its inertness, helium can be used in versatile applications in everything from lighter-than-aircraft to creating the controlled environment necessary for manufacturing semiconducting devices and fiber optic cable.

In its liquid state, helium often is used in cooling metals about to absolute zero (-460 degrees Fahrenheit), the dramatically cold temperature necessary to cool MRI magnets and giving other metals superconducting properties.

We more often see helium around St. Louis 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 often used as a leak detection gas, as it readily diffuses through the tiniest opening. Helium, in specialty mixtures with oxygen, has enabled deep-sea research diving without risking “the bends” by eliminating the need for nitrogen for respiration under the water.

Helium can be obtained in St. Louis from Cee Kay Supply, 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 St. Louis call Cee Kay Supply, Inc. at 314.644.3500 or reach out to us through our online form.