Helium for the metal fabrication industry

A rare but special gas.

A great help in welding processes

Helium is an inert gas that is rarely used on its own. It's very light and has a high ionisation potential, which allows to work with extreme welding parameters.

Helium is normally used in mixture with Argon and other active gases. As such, it increases the heat input on the process, allowing to increase the productivity and the protection of the welding bath. 


Suitable for all electric arc welding processes (TIG / MIG / MAG) but also plasma and laser, in particular on materials such as aluminum and copper that quickly disperse heat.

Boiling point
2,3720 J/mol
First ionisation energy
Relative density
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