Hydrogen Supplier to Auburn

We understand hydrogen (H2) as the lowest weight gas, and respect it for its extremely low ignition energy requirement and its clear flame when burning in air. With its low liquid density and a liquid temperature only exceeded by helium, with suitable equipment it may be liquefied and carried over great distances. Hydrogen holds incredible promise as a potential clean energy source as its combustion doesn’t release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

Historically, creation of commercial hydrogen utilized electrolytic cells, producing high purity hydrogen and high purity oxygen. As electricity costs have increased, most hydrogen is now generated by steam reformation of natural gas (conversion of methane to hydrogen and carbon monoxide) and where demand for basic chemicals requires, as a byproduct from chlorine and caustic soda manufacturing.

Most commercial hydrogen in Auburn is produced and consumed in refinery operations to improve yields, converting aromatic hydrocarbons to aliphatic compounds that in turn perform as cleaner burning fuels.

High purity hydrogen finds use in different applications covering varied industries, including: Food, Chemical Synthesis, Metal Production and Fabrication, Pharmaceuticals, Aerospace, Electronics and, oddly enough, as a purging cooling agent in electric power generation.

PurityPlus purities reach Ultra Carrier and Research Grades with minimum purities of 99.9995 and 99.9999% respectively, as well as the more familiar Ultra High Purity at 99.999% pure. These products are most commonly used in gas chromatography, both as a carrier gas and a flame support gas for flame ionization (FID) and flame photometric (FPD) detectors commonly used for hydrocarbon and sulfur analysis.

Learn more about how the Auburn hydrogen experts at Spec Air Specialty Gases can supply your company’s specialized needs. Call us at or contact us online for more information.