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The Benefits And Uses Of A Colorless, Odorless Gas Called Argon

Meet argon gas! Argon gas is a colorless, odorless gas that’s a friend to welders, window manufacturers, neon light makers, anthropologists and the list goes on. Argon gas not only has a lot of uses, but it’s the most abundant and least expensive of the noble gasses. That’s not the only thing that makes this industrial gas so versatile.

Neon lights in a city are filled with Argon, a colorless ordorless gas.Argon is an inert, colorless, odorless gas, both when it’s in gas and liquid form, which makes it, what’s called a “noble gas.” Because argon is inert, it protects materials from oxygen and other gases in processes that need a non-reactive atmosphere. It’s used as a shielding gas in welding, as an insulator, preserving historical documents, in gas-filled tube lights and so much more. It has so many uses because it doesn’t react with other compounds or elements, even under high heat. Fundamentally, it won’t erode or destroy whatever it’s used for or used to protect.

Caution Must Still Be Taken When Using Argon

Since it’s a colorless and odorless gas, it can be easily inhaled, so there is a suffocation risk. Caution must be taken when using argon. Fortunately, if your workspace has proper ventilation, the risk is low because argon easily dissipates when adequately ventilated. So it’s important to make sure your ventilation system is working correctly. Also, you should take the same precautions with liquid argon as you would with liquid nitrogen or ‘dry ice.’ Both liquids can cause a kind of burn because they’re icy cold in their liquid state.

JosefGas, Your Supplier Of Argon Gas

Josef Gas supplies 100% of the pure argon gas along with other gas blends for all of your specialty gas and welding needs. Whether you’re a welder, a historical anthropologist or you manufacture gas-filled lights; we offer the right quality and quantity of argon for your business. Contact us at 416.658.1212 for more information about the incredible, versatile, colorless and odorless gas called argon.

 

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