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Helium

Specialty gas

Air Liquide Healthcare has over 20 years of proven experience in providing gases such as helium and associated equipment to the Australian market. Our highly-qualified staff strive to serve all of our patients and customers as professionally, effectively and efficiently as possible.

Helium is abundant in the sun's atmosphere, and at trace levels in the Earth's atmosphere. Helium is an extremely light gas and is therefore very volatile. It is colourless, odourless, non-flammable, completely inert and cannot sustain life.

Helium is used in hospitals and facilities as a cooling fluid for your MRI, NMR or EPR magnets and to calibrate analytical instruments.

Air Liquide Healthcare’s ALPHAGAZ™ offer is designed for you needs, providing an easy to use system that allows you to select which product you need for your applications.

Physical Properties

Chemical symbol: He

Molecular weight: 4.003

Specific gravity (Air=1): 0.138

Specific volume (m3/kg): 6.00

Critical temperature: -268°C

Boiling point: -269°C

Melting point: -272.2°C

Critical pressure (bar): 2.29

Major hazards: High pressure, Suffocation

Toxicity: Simple asphyxiant

Flammability range: Non-flammable

Odour: None

 

Helium can be supplied in cylinders or liquefied gas vessels. In a liquid state, at -269 °C, it is the cooling fluid for the MRI, NMR or EPR magnets.

We understand you may have specific requirements, so if you require a helium mixture or grade not listed here please contact us. 

Typical Specification Comparison Table

Grade
Alphagaz 2 Alphagaz 1 Alphagaz HP
Purity
99.9995% 99.999% 99.995%
Guaranteed Impurities (ppm molar)
H2O <0.5 <3 <10
O2 <0.5 <2 <5
THC <0.2 <0.5 <1
H2 <0.1   <50
CO <0.5    
CO2 <0.5    

 

Air Liquide Healthcare helium specialty gas – for when you need reliability 

 

Why choose us

  • 01

    Reliable

    You can depend on us to provide precise and reliable pure gases because of our long history, extensive personnel resources and capabilities, as well as our NATA accredited ISO 9002 laboratory and production facilities

  • 02

    Customised

    We supply a complete range of high-quality specialty gases, including mixtures used in specific applications to suit your requirements

  • 03

    Experienced

    As the world's largest supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases, Air Liquide can be found on every continent in the world