Argon in the Atmosphere in Portland

It is well known that the air on Earth is made up of multiple gases, oxygen and nitrogen being the two main gases. Yet Argon is another gas that although does not have as high of a concentration in the atmosphere, has proven itself to be equally important throughout numerous industries.

Argon is an inactive, monochrome and unscented gas that only inhabits approximately 1% of the Earth’s atmosphere. Even though the concentration of Argon is not as ubiquitous as Nitrogen and Oxygen, it is consumed throughout various trades. In museums, Argon is utilized for historic preservation. Historically meaningful documents, such as the Declaration of Independence and the Magna Carta, are conserved using Argon. Unlike Oxygen, Argon does not degrade the paper or ink of these, very fragile documents. Argon is also used as a gas shield in the welding industry for arc welding.

Considering the diverse use cases for this gas, there remains a continuous demand for the gas. Because of this, specialty gases like Argon are usually sold in smaller sizes and containers.

PurityPlus carries only the purest of Argon and a variety of other specialty gases. Visit our contact us page to learn more on the specialty gases we provide in Portland.