Argon pure gas and argon gas mixtures are commonly used in shielded arc processes for welding aluminum, stainless steel, bronze and copper. Used as a shielding gas in arc welding, root shielding and plasma cutting applications, argon provides an inert atmosphere to prevent oxidation or other chemical changes that would be detrimental to the weld. In steel manufacturing, argon prevents interaction between liquid metal and the surrounding atmosphere. Air Liquide offers ARCAL™ brand pure argon and gas mixtures, with four ready-to-weld products that cover practically any welding application. Each one is designed to be easy to use, reliable and efficient, when and where you need it.
For use in laboratories, ultra-high purity ALPHAGAZ™ brand argon is engineered for gas chromatography, zeroing and other analytical and process control applications. ALPHAGAZ 1000, which is argon in cryogenic liquid form at 99.999% purity, is useful when large volumes of gas are needed for use with ICP and FTIR instruments.
Scott™ brand argon gas mixtures are available in various balance gases, including helium, nitrogen and oxygen, for any of your precise calibration applications. When only small quantities of argon gas mixtures are needed, nonreturnable Mini-Mix™ Transportables are perfect for industrial hygiene and safety, and laboratory applications.
Air Liquide supplies pure argon and argon mixtures in various volumes and concentrations, as well as bulk volumes (15 metric tons per month and higher) of crude argon and industrial grade argon. As part of our bulk argon supply solutions, we install argon storage vessels at your facility and have the ability to monitor supply levels to ensure deliveries are scheduled as needed. Our supply network includes internal deliveries via rail and customer deliveries via truck. We supply smaller quantities of pure argon and argon gas mixtures in high-pressure compressed gas cylinders, as well as in nonreturnable Mini-MixTM Transportable cylinders. Compressed gas cylinders of ALPHAGAZ™ brand argon come equipped with SMARTOP™ and an open cap design.