Helium available to buy Western Michigan

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 is adaptable for use in everything from lighter-than-aircraft to creating the controlled environment you need for manufacturing semiconducting devices and fiber optic cable.

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

We more commonly see helium around Western Michigan in our daily lives lifting balloons.

In higher purities, where the total assay of contaminants can 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 an important leak detection gas, as it readily diffuses through the smallest opening. Helium, in specialty mixtures with oxygen, has facilitated deep-sea research diving avoiding risk of “the bends” by negating the requirement of nitrogen for human respiration.

Helium can be obtained in Western Michigan from GTW. 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 Western Michigan call GTW at 616-754-6120 or reach out to us through our online form.