Argon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless and nontoxic gas. Argon, along with helium, neon, krypton, xenon and radon is also known as a “rare” gas. Argon forms no known chemical compounds. The gas is 1.38 times heavier than air and is slightly soluble in water.
Argon is present in the atmosphere at a concentration of 0.93%. Argon is recovered from air in an Air Separation Unit (ASU) where it is drawn off as a cryogenic liquid at about -303°F. Argon can then be distributed as a cryogenic liquid or as a gas in cylinders.
Applications for argon often utilize its inert properties for protection against the oxidizing effect of air. Argon is widely used as a blanketing or shielding gas in metallurgy and arc welding and cutting. Argon is also used to fill incandescent and fluorescent lamps.
Liquid Argon Minimum Purity – 99.999%
Conversion Data :
|Units||Weight in Kg||Gas in Nm3||Liquid in Ltrs|
|1 Nm3 Gas||1.784||1.0||1.2802|
|1 Ltr Liquid||1.3936||0.7812||1.0|