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Helium UHP

Helium UHP

Helium is a non-flammable, chemically inert gas that is colorless, odorless and lighter than air. Next to hydrogen, helium is the second-most abundant element in the universe. It is also completely inert — it will not burn or react with other atmospheric elements. 

Like most gases, helium is available in multiple grades and purity levels to meet the requirements of various industries and applications. Ultra-high purity (UHP) helium is 99.999% pure, which is lower than research and lab/specialty grade helium but higher than the medical and balloon versions. 

If you’re looking for a high-purity helium supplier you can trust, look no further than the independently operated Meritus Gas Partners distributor near you. Our nationwide partners provide exceptional products at competitive prices and deliver unparalleled service and support with every purchase.

Helium UHP Cost and Availability

Helium UHP is available as a compressed gas that is typically sold in individual cylinders or racks containing multiple tanks. It is more expensive than other grades of helium, including high-purity, industrial and zero-grade products. Helium prices have increased significantly since 2021 due to various factors.

Helium UHP Uses and Applications

Ultra-high purity helium has many valuable industrial uses:

This helium grade is an effective leak tracer because of its low volume in air, low mass, high mobility and inert, non-reactive nature. It performs the task quickly and with little risk.

Chromatography is a laboratory process that separates a mixture into its core components. UHP helium acts as the inert gas that carries the ingredients. 

UHP helium is compatible with cryogenics, which entails working with materials at extremely low temperatures. Helium’s low molecular weight and inert nature yield interesting properties and changes when cooling below critical temperatures.

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Ultra-High Purity Helium Safety

While helium is not flammable, it does present some safety hazards that require caution. Inhaling the gas can lead to injury or death by asphyxiation because it displaces oxygen in the atmosphere. Use and store helium tanks in a well-ventilated area. Ensure the tanks remain closed and sealed until they’re ready for use. Always wear the appropriate personal protective equipment when handling helium.

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Why Work With a Meritus Gas Partners Supplier?

At Meritus Gas Partners, we’ve established an extensive network of independently operated gas and gas equipment providers who carry a wide assortment of products. Get expert advice when choosing the right gas grade and purity level for your needs. You’ll also receive attentive service from a family-run company that wants your business to succeed. 

Discover what makes a local Meritus Gas Partners distributor the best choice if you’re looking for UHP helium for sale. Contact us for more information today. We can also help you locate a supplier in your area.

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