Argon in the Atmosphere in Buffalo

It is well known that the air on Earth is comprised of multiple gases, oxygen and nitrogen being the two major gases. Yet Argon is another gas that is generally not as recognized as other atmospheric gases, however has proven itself to be equally important across multiple industries.

Argon is an inactive, neutral and unscented gas that only inhabits approximately 1% of the Earth’s atmosphere. Even though the level of Argon is not as abundant as Nitrogen and Oxygen, it is consumed throughout various trades. In museums, Argon has traditionally been used for historic preservation. Historically meaningful documents, such as the Declaration of Independence and the Magna Carta, are maintained using Argon. Unlike Oxygen, Argon does not destroy the paper or ink of these, especially delicate records. Argon is also used as a gas shield in the welding industry for arc welding.

Given the many uses for this gas, there remains a regular demand for the gas. Because of this, specialty gases like Argon are typically sold in smaller capacities and vessels.

PurityPlus provides only the purest of Argon and an assortment of other specialty gases. Visit our contact us page to learn more on the specialty gases we provide in Buffalo.