Helium available to buy Portland

A colorless, odorless, tasteless, inert gas, Helium (He) is commonly known as a light gas with heavy uses.

As a result of its inertness and its very low density, 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 finds utility in cooling metals almost to absolute zero (-460 degrees Fahrenheit), the extreme temperature required to cool MRI magnets and giving other metals superconducting properties.

We more often see helium around Portland in everyday life lifting balloons.

In higher purities, where the total assay of contaminants may 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 often used as a leak detection gas, as it readily diffuses through the smallest opening. Helium, in specialty mixtures with oxygen, has made possible deep-sea research diving avoiding risk of “the bends” by removing the need for nitrogen for respiration under the water.

Helium can be obtained in Portland from Cryo-Source. 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 Portland call Cryo-Source at 503-235-0168 or reach out to us through our online form.