Helium available to buy Auburn

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

Owing to its very low density and its inertness, helium can be used in versatile applications in everything from lighter-than-aircraft to creating the controlled environment necessary for manufacturing semiconducting devices and fiber optic cable.

In its liquid state, helium often is used in cooling metals close to absolute zero (-460 degrees Fahrenheit), the dramatically cold temperature required to cool MRI magnets and giving other metals superconducting properties.

We usually see helium around Auburn in our daily lives 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 an important 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 eliminating the need for nitrogen for breathing underwater.

Helium can be obtained in Auburn from Spec Air Specialty Gases. 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 Auburn call Spec Air Specialty Gases at or reach out to us through our online form.