Helium is abundant in the Sun's atmosphere and is found at trace level in the Earth's atmosphere.
It may also be found in fossil form in natural gas pockets in some oil fields, where it is extracted by drilling deep into the subsoil of certain regions in the U.S.A., Algeria, Qatar and Poland. Helium is an extremely light gas (its density is 0.169 kg/m3) and is therefore very volatile. It is colorless, odorless, non-flammable and completely inert. It cannot sustain life.
Helium is valued as a gas for lifting, breathing, leak detection, shielding and its inert properties and as a liquid for cooling. Many industries can benefit from its unique properties to optimize performance and productivity, reduce labor costs, and make operations safer. Our experienced applications teams across the globe can use their knowledge of your industry and application to provide you with reliable, worry-free helium supply and technology solutions to meet your unique needs. Contact the world’s largest producer and supplier of liquid and gaseous helium for your next project.