Compressed Argon Gas

Rocky Mountain Air Solutions produces and sells PurityPlus® Argon for use by all sorts of Denver businesses.

A few significant properties helped Argon emerge as a perfect choice for technical applications, such as providing a thick atmosphere in which to segregate neutrons in nuclear research, in the late 1800s:

  • its inertness and molecular weight,
  • its relative abundance compared to other uncommon gases, and
  • its commercial availability.

Easily, the most common early application for dry, high-purity Argon was gassing the globes in incandescent light bulbs as the twentieth century was getting underway. In due course, with the invention and commercial advancement of gas metal arc (GMAW or MIG) and tungsten inert gas (TIG), welding in the 1940s needed a dense inert gas, primarily Argon-based. Regardless of the fact that none of these are true specialty-gas purity applications, the desire for them is stronger than ever and they still make up a large piece of Argon’s sales volume.

Contemporary specialty gas applications for high-purity Argon include its use as a carrier or background gas in diverse analytical instrument applications, for example: in the identification and analysis of trace and ultra-trace elements by means of Inductive Coupled Plasma Techniques, in Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption, and in Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy. Argon additionally finds application in many aspects of Gas Chromatography, especially those that use a high-efficiency Electron Capture Detector (ECD) or an Ultrasonic Detector (USD). It also works as a carrier gas to analyze hydrogen in helium with a TCD (Thermal Conductivity Detector) or USD. With the passage of time, Argon has found its greatest use in the semi-conductor industry as a carrier/purge gas.

If you’d like to know the most convenient way to obtain PurityPlus® Argon for your application here in Denver, get hold of us, Rocky Mountain Air Solutions, at (303) 777-6671, or contact us online. We’ve got what it takes to supply all of your specialty gas needs.