Helium available to buy Winona

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

As a result of its inertness and its very low density, helium finds a number of uses in everything from lighter-than-aircraft to seting up the controlled environment necessary for manufacturing semiconducting devices and fiber optic cable.

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

We more commonly see helium around Winona in everyday life lifting balloons.

In higher purities, where the total assay of contaminants can be as low as 100 parts per billion (ppb), helium is the analytical choice as a carrier gas for chromatography.

Thanks to its small atomic size, helium is a favored leak detection gas, as it diffuses without effort through the smallest opening. Helium, in specialty mixtures with oxygen, has facilitated deep-sea research diving without risking “the bends” by eliminating the need for nitrogen for breathing underwater.

Helium can be obtained in Winona from Mississippi Welders Supply Co., Inc.. 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 Winona call Mississippi Welders Supply Co., Inc. at (507) 454-5231 or reach out to us through our online form.