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A multipurpose gas for the metals and materials processing industry

Helium, 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 heat capacity and thermal conductivity rank among the highest of all industrial gases, making it a superior heat transfer medium for many applications.  Helium can also be used to detect leaks and prevent contamination, and is often used as the quench medium in vacuum furnaces.

Our experienced applications teams across the globe can use their industry and application knowledge to provide you with a compressed or liquid helium supply and technology solution to meet your unique needs.

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Helium for Metals & Materials Processing

Helium can be used in a wide range of applications across metals and materials component manufacturing:

  • Inerting
  • Quenching
  • Thermal and plasma spraying
  • Heat treating
  • 3D printing
  • Powder atomization
  • Shielding gas
  • Cooling
  • Gouging

to provide numerous benefits, such as:

  • Improving heat transfer, resulting in faster cooling
  • Reducing or eliminating surface oxidation
  • Increasing efficiency and yields
  • Improving part quality
  • Decreasing scrap

Supply Options

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


Inert gáz kriogén, hőátadási, védő, szivárgásjelzési, analitikai és emelő célokra

Cylinder Packs

Manifolded cylinder packs contain a large volume of gas in a compact frame, whilst reducing cylinder handling costs.

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