Industrial gases

Always comply with safety instructions for the use of gases. Read safety data sheets and other instructions before using gas.

Argon (Ar)

  • Use: In TIG welding of all metals, MIG welding of aluminium and copper, plasma cutting and welding. Shielding gas in welding and metal production.
  • Features: A colourless, odourless, tasteless and inert gas that is heavier than air. Asphyxiant in high concentrations
  • Grades: argon, ultrapure argon N48 and N60
  • SFS-EN ISO 14175-I1
  • MSDS

Acetylene (C2H2)

  • Use: in flame cutting, welding, soldering, flame cleaning and flame hardening.
  • Features: A colourless, highly flammable gas, slightly lighter than air. Asphyxiant in high concentrations.
  • Grades: acetylene, ultrapure acetylene N26
  • MSDS

Oxygen (O2)

  • Use: in flame cutting, welding, soldering, flame cleaning, flame hardening, combustion processes and as diving oxygen.
  • Features: A colourless, odourless and tasteless gas. Accelerates combustion, oxidising.
  • Grades: oxygen, ultrapure oxygen N50
  • SFS-EN ISO 14175-O1
  • MSDS

Helium (He)

  • Use: in TIG welding of aluminium, copper and its alloys, and titanium, laser cutting, as a laboratory gas and a balloon gas. Shielding gas.
  • Features: A colourless, odourless, tasteless gas, lighter than air. Asphyxiant in high concentrations.
  • Grades: helium, ultrapure helium N46, N55, N60
  • SFS-EN ISO 14175-I2
  • MSDS

Carbon dioxide (CO2)

  • Use: in MAG welding of non-alloyed and low-alloy steels. Shielding gas. As dry ice in cold storage of foodstuffs and other products.
  • Features: A colourless gas, heavier than air. Asphyxiant in high concentrations.
  • Grades: carbon dioxide, ultrapure carbon dioxide N45
  • SFS-EN ISO 14175-C1
  • MSDS

Nitrous oxide, laughing gas (N2O)

  • Use: as a laboratory gas, in the manufacture of optical cables, car racing
  • Features: A colourless, heavier than air, mildly narcotic gas, accelerates combustion. Asphyxiant in high concentrations.
  • MSDS

Propane

  • Use: in barbecuing, heating of boats and caravans, as a fuel for forklifts, in various industrial processes (including flame cutting and heating).
  • Features: colourless, heavier than air, often with an added odorant, combustible, asphyxiant in high concentrations.
  • MSDS

Hydrogen (H2)

  • Use: as a component in welding gas mixtures, fuel.
  • Features: colourless, odourless, combustible
  • MSDS