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Five Every Day Uses of Nitrogen Gases

Nitrogen is one of those gases we all have likely heard about but know very little about.  It is the 7th most abundantly found element of the entire solar system. Almost 80% of the earth’s atmosphere is made up of this gas. In terms of mass, nitrogen gases make up …

Shortage In Global Helium Market

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-qatar-helium-idUSKBN19426X Qatar, the world’s second largest helium producer, has closed its two helium production plants because of the economic boycott imposed by other Arab states, industry sources told Reuters on Tuesday. The helium plants operated by RasGas, a subsidiary of state-owned Qatar Petroleum [QATPE.UL] (QP), were shut after Saudi Arabia …

Understanding Medical Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide is a common gas that is made up of two parts nitrogen and one part oxygen – giving it the scientific denotation of N20. Nitrous oxide is colorless and is naturally present in the Earth’s atmosphere, but in concentrated amounts, it has effects that have been applied to …

Advantages of Renting Gas Tanks and Cylinders

US Gas is proud to be seen as a leader in the local community and beyond when it comes to dealing with all things gas related. Whether it is helium or nitrous oxide we have a variety of services available that can meet your needs and deliver quality and excellence …

Finding Quality Gas Supply in Alsip, IL

US Gas has been around for over 20 years and over the years we have come to be known throughout the community and local area for our outstanding quality, customer service, and delivery expertise. If you are looking for quality gas supply in Alsip, IL we invite you to come …

Working With Helium Gas Safely

Helium gas is an amazing substance and most of us know two of its properties. One, it is lighter than air so balloons filled with it will float, two is that if you suck the gas out of helium balloons, it will change your voice for a brief time so …

Liquid Nitrogen You Can Eat? Yes It Makes Food Fantastic!

Most people know at least this about liquid nitrogen, it is super cold, creates cool smoke, and makes things flash frozen and brittle. We all have seen the science geek on TV dip the rose into liquid nitrogen and then smash it on the table where it shatters into a …

Improving Gas Stability with Cylinder Technology

One of the most important aspects of cylinder and tank compression of gasses is to achieve gas stability within the container so that the composition will remain within the defined, acceptable limits for that particular gas. This stability needs to be achieved in order to ensure safe delivery of the …

Why is Helium Running Low?

Should We Worry About Helium Running Low? In the late 80’s to early 90’s, most people never gave helium much thought. and certainly few if any people regarded it as a precious resource. We inhaled it to make funny voices, and we used it to fill rubber sacks that would …

Are Helium Reserves Running Low?

Helium Reserves Running Low: Fact or Fiction? Nuclear reactors, the large Hadron Collider, a welder’s workshop, a birthday party, and an MRI machine all have something in common: their need for helium. Whether in liquid or gas form, room temperature or near absolute zero, more than 8 billion cubic feet …

Daylight Saving: Myth & Truth About DST

This year, U.S. Gas in the Chicago area is recognizing the 100th anniversary of Daylight Saving Time. In addition to this monumental milestone, we’re also looking at around a hundred years of misconceptions and myths that are being touted as fact regarding DST. Why do we have Daylight Saving Time …