Helium available to buy Springfield

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

Owing to its inertness and its very low density, helium finds a number of uses in everything from lighter-than-aircraft to creating the controlled environment required 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 severely cold temperature necessary to cool MRI magnets and giving other metals superconducting properties.

We usually see helium around Springfield 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.

Because of its small atomic size, helium is a favored leak detection gas, as it diffuses without effort through the smallest opening. Helium, in specialty mixtures with oxygen, has enabled deep-sea research diving without the risk of “the bends” by negating the requirement of nitrogen for respiration under the water.

Helium can be obtained in Springfield from ILMO Products Company. 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 Springfield call ILMO Products Company at (217) 245-2183 or reach out to us through our online form.