Compressed Argon Gas

Noble Gas Solutions produces and ships PurityPlus® Argon for various enterprises that can make use of it in Albany.

A handful of properties eventually led Argon to become a top candidate for technical applications, such as providing a heavier atmosphere in which to separate neutrons in nuclear research, at the conclusion of the nineteenth century:

  • its inertness and molecular weight,
  • its abundance in comparison to other uncommon gases, and
  • its commercial availability.

Easily, the broadest early use for dry, high-purity Argon was gassing the globes in incandescent light bulbs during the first years of the twentieth century. Later on, with the invention and commercial development of gas metal arc (GMAW or MIG) and tungsten inert gas (TIG), welding in the 1940s needed a dense inert gas, generally Argon-based. Allowing that none of these are true specialty-gas purity uses, their desirability hasn’t lessened and they still constitute a major part of Argon’s sales volume.

Today, the primary specialty gas applications for high-purity Argon include its use as a carrier or background gas in certain analytical instrument applications, for example: in the exposure and analysis of trace and ultra-trace elements employing Inductive Coupled Plasma Techniques, in Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption, and in Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy. Argon also finds application in many aspects of Gas Chromatography, especially those that make use of a high-efficiency Electron Capture Detector (ECD) or an Ultrasonic Detector (USD). It’s also used as a carrier gas to analyze hydrogen in helium with a TCD (Thermal Conductivity Detector) or USD. With the advancement of technology, Argon has found its most ambitious use in the semi-conductor industry as a carrier/purge gas.

If you’d like to know the most convenient way to obtain PurityPlus® Argon for your application here in Albany, get hold of us, Noble Gas Solutions, at (518) 465-5229, or contact us online. We’ve got what it takes to supply all of your specialty gas needs.