Helium available to buy Riverside

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 building the controlled environment required for manufacturing semiconducting devices and fiber optic cable.

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

We more commonly see helium around Riverside in everyday life lifting balloons.

In higher purities, where the total assay of contaminants reaches as low as 100 parts per billion (ppb), helium is the analytical choice as a carrier gas for chromatography.

Thanks to 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 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 Riverside from Elite Air. 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 Riverside call Elite Air at (951) 686-7822 or reach out to us through our online form.