A multipurpose gas for the metals and materials processing industry
Argon, because of its inert property, is used across numerous applications to help improve quality as well as increase efficiency and yield in metals and materials processing. Its inert nature allows it to be used to protect molten and heated metal during processing. Its unique properties make it a great choice for processes such as Hot Isostatic Pressing, vacuum furnace quenching, atomization to make metal powders. Additionally, it is used for processing and treating metals which form nitrides, such as titanium, aluminum, and stainless steel.
Air Products offers compressed argon gas and liquid argon in a variety of purities and concentrations.
Our experienced applications teams across the globe can use their industry and application knowledge to provide you with a compressed or liquid argon supply and technology solution to meet your unique needs.
Argon can be used in a wide range of applications across metals and materials component manufacturing:
Thermal and plasma spraying
to provide numerous benefits, such as:
Reducing or eliminating surface oxidation
Improving part quality
Increasing efficiency and yields
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Microbulk Applications Engineer, North America
“I use high-pressure gas cylinders and am concerned about safety. Is there a better way?”
Traditionally, high-pressure gas cylinders have been the supply mode for users in the low- to medium-volume range. This has left companies vulnerable to safety risks associated with moving cylinders and exposure to high pressure. Consolidating to a centralized microbulk system eliminates the need to handle cylinders and reduces the risk of product mix-up. Further benefits include decreased exposure to high-pressure containers and reduced traffic congestion with less frequent supplier deliveries. Air Products developed the microbulk supply option as a cost-effective, reliable alternative to high-pressure cylinders for nitrogen, argon, oxygen, and carbon dioxide supply. In addition to efficient and flexible storage systems, innovative piping solutions are available to help you have a smooth transition from cylinders to microbulk.
Air Products can help you determine the most economical supply option for your particular application and geographic location. Industrial gases are typically provided in gaseous and liquid form through a variety of supply systems.
The traditional solution for low-volume gas supply. Cylinders can be supplied in a full range of sizes, pressures and gas purities for a range of gases and gas mixtures. Search our extensive network of distributors in the U.S. and parts of Canada for your cylinder and hard goods supply needs.
A convenient and cost-effective solution for larger operations. CryoEase® tanks are available in a range of sizes. The CryoEase® service simplifies your gas supply by eliminating the need to handle cylinders, stock taking and ordering.
Delivered by truck and stored on your site either as a liquid in cryogenic tanks or as a gas in high-pressure tubes based on your volume, desired pressure, purity level, flow rate, and operating pattern.
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Let us help you optimize argon usage to improve quality and increase efficiency and yield.
Our interactive conversion formulas and relate to the chemical and physical properties of our cryogenic liquid and compressed gas products. Still have questions? Contact Air Products’ Technical Information Center at 800-752-1597 (U.S.) or 610-481-8565 (other locations).
Weight And Volume Equivalents
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