Argon in the Atmosphere in Springfield07/25/2019We are well aware that the air on Earth is comprised of multiple gases, oxygen and nitrogen being the two main gases. Yet Argon is another gas that is generally not as recognized as other atmospheric gases, however has proven itself to be just as important across multiple industries. Argon is an inert, colorless and odorless gas that only inhabits approximately 1% of the Earth’s atmosphere. Although this gas is limited in quantity, it is consumed across multiple industries. In museums, Argon has traditionally been used for historic preservation. Historically meaningful articles, such as the Declaration of Independence and the Magna Carta, are preserved using Argon. Unlike Oxygen, Argon does not decay the paper or ink of these, especially delicate documents. On the opposite spectrum, in the welding industry Argon is utilized as a gas shield for arc welding. Given the many uses for this gas, there remains a regular demand for the gas. For this reason, specialty gases like Argon are typically sold in smaller capacities and vessels. PurityPlus offers only the purest of Argon and a range of other specialty gases. Visit our contact us page to learn more on the specialty gases we provide in Springfield.