Industrial basic 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 N50 and N60
  • SFS-EN ISO 14175-I1
  • MSDS ( Material safety data sheet)

Acetylene (C2H2)

  • Use: in 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

Nitrous oxide (N2O), laughing gas 

  • 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

Oxygen (O2)

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

Odorised oxygen

  • Use: in cutting, welding, soldering, flame cleaning, flame hardening, combustion processes, testing and calibration, as a laboratory gas.
  • Features: Odourless, with an added odorant. Accelerates combustion, oxidising.
  • 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
  • MSDS

Carbon dioxide (CO2)

  • Use: in Mag welding of non-alloyed and low-alloy steels. Shielding gas.
  • Features: A colourless gas, heavier than air. Asphyxiant in high concentrations.
  • Grades: carbon dioxide, ultrapure carbon dioxide N45
  • SFS-EN ISO 14175-C1
  • MSDS

Propane

  • Use: In testing, laboratory applications, calibration. In heating of boats and caravans.
  • Features: colourless, heavier than air, often with an added odorant, combustible, asphyxiant in high concentrations.
  • MSDS

Compressed air

  • Use: in pneumatic control devices and tools that require dry, oil-free air.
  • MSDS

Nitrogen (N2)

  • Use: as a shielding gas in oxygen-free industrial processes,  as a root shielding gas for high-alloy austenitic steels, in inerting, homogenisation of metallic melts, pressure vessels and tools. Shielding gas.
  • Features: a colourless, odourless and tasteless gas. Asphyxiant in high concentrations, inert.
  • Grades: nitrogen, ultrapure nitrogen N50, N60
  • SFS-EN ISO 14175-N1.
  • MSDS

Hydrogen (H2)

  • Use: in cooling in power plants, glass cutting, plasma cutting, laboratory applications, hydrogenation of fats, hardening.
  • Features: A considerably lighter than air, colourless, odourless, tasteless and highly flammable gas. Asphyxiant in high concentrations.
  • Grades: hydrogen, ultrapure hydrogen N50
  • MSDS