Argon

Argon is colorless, odorless, tasteless and nontoxic in both its liquid and gaseous forms. Argon is inert under most conditions and forms no confirmed stable compounds at room temperature. Although argon is a noble gas, it has been found to have the capability of forming some compounds.


Supply Options


BGF Supplies Argon:

  • Compressed in cylinders capacities 40L
  • In cylinder racks – 1×16, 1×30,1×60
  • Liquid Argon in duracylinders & cryogenic tanks

Manufacturing Method

fractionation, most commonly by cryogenic fractional distillation


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Uses Of Argon

Industrial Use
Inert Gas – Argon is used in some high-temperature industrial processes, where ordinarily non-reactive substances become reactive. Used in electric bulbs, welding, cutting and in various types of metal inert gas welding such as tungsten inert gas welding, as well as in the processing of titanium and other reactive elements. An argon atmosphere is also used for growing crystals of silicon and germanium. Argon is also available in aerosol-type cans, which may be used to preserve compounds such as varnish, polyurethane, paint, etc. for storage after opening

Medical Use

Cryosurgery procedures such as cryoablation use liquefied argon to destroy cancer cells. In surgery it is used in a procedure called “argon enhanced coagulation” which is a form of argon plasma beam electrosurgery.Blue argon lasers are used in surgery to weld arteries, destroy tumors, and to correct eye defects.

Uses in Food Industry

Preservative – Argon is used to displace oxygen and moisture-containing air in packaging material to extend the shelf-life of the contents


Physical & Chemical Properties:

Phase  Gas/Liquid
Category  Noble Gas
Chemical Name  Ar
Molecular Weight  40
Melting Point  -189°C
Boiling Point  -186°C
Critical Temperature  -122°C
Relative Density ,Gas  1.38 (air = 1)
Relative Density ,Liquid
Solubility [mg/l] in Water  61mg/l
Appearance (Color)  Colourless gas
Odour  None
Toxic  No – Simple Asphyxiant
Flammability Range  Non Flammable.
Asphyxiant  Yes
Atmospheric %  0.94%
UN Number  1006 – Gas ; 1951 – Liquid
Chemical Abstracts Service Number  7440-37-1