Argon is used as a protective atmosphere for a large number of industrial processes, including steelmaking, welding and metal fabrication, electronics, food preservation, and wine making.
Pure argon and mixtures with argon gas are commonly used in shielded arc processes for welding aluminum, stainless steel, brass, and copper. When used as a shielding gas in arc welding processes and plasma cutting applications, argon provides an inert atmosphere to prevent oxidation or other chemical changes that could impair the weld. In steelmaking, argon prevents interaction between the liquid metal and the surrounding atmosphere.
ARCAL™ brand pure argon and gas mixtures are available in four ready-to-weld products that cover virtually any welding application. Each one is designed to be easy to use, reliable and efficient, when and where you need it.
In laboratories, high purity argon is primarily intended for chromatography and other analytical and process control applications.
Modes of Supply
Air Liquide supplies pure argon and argon mixtures in different volumes and purities.
For users requiring a gas volume of more than 5,000 m3 per month, we offer bulk and skid tank delivery systems in a variety of sizes and flow capacities.
For users requiring less than 5,000 m3 of gas volume per month, we offer many types of packaged gases and gas mixtures in various capacities for a wide range of applications.