Industry-Leading Argon Gas Suppliers

 Improve Arc Stability With OSC’s Pure Argon Gas

OSC’s delivery system enables regular inventory management. Whether you need gas for an argon cylinder or a bulk argon tank, OSC provides an uninterrupted supply of industrial gas that eliminates business disruptions.

Welding Processes That Require an Uninterrupted Argon Supply

Argon is an odorless, colorless gas commonly used as a shielding gas in welding and other high-temperature processes. High-purity argon assures stable arc performance by protecting the welding area from the outside atmosphere. Manufacturers prefer using argon because it:

  • Is chemically inert
  • Is a cheap alternative to nitrogen
  • Features a low thermal conductivity
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Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding

TIG welding is an arc welding process that uses a non-consumable tungsten electrode to create a current that melts and fuses metal. The weld area is protected from local contamination by a shielding gas composed of helium and argon. A constant-current power supply produces electrical energy that’s conducted across the arc through a plasma column.

TIG welding is ideal for thin stainless steel and metal sections, including aluminum, copper alloys, and magnesium. An advantage of TIG welding is that it allows the technician more control over the weld, leading to higher-quality welds.

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding

MIG welding also uses an electric current to melt and fuse metal. An electric arc forms between a welding wire and the workpiece metal, while a contact tip transfers an electric current and guides the wire.

Argon produces the shielding gas that protects the weld from unwanted contaminants, which allows the heated metals to melt and join inside the weld pool. A trained technician manipulates the welded metal to the preferred shape. MIG welding is preferred because it’s adaptable, quick, and easily forms welded joints.

Choose OSC as Your Argon Gas Supplier

OSC has an on-staff chemist that tests your gas for quality assurance before it reaches your bulk argon tank. With us, you’re guaranteed the best products.

Additional Applications of Argon Gas

  • Food and Drink

    Argon prevents the formation of vinegar in wine barrels by displacing oxygen. Once wine bottles are opened, argon prevents oxidation by settling above the liquid.

  • Metal Production

    Argon maintains temperature and prevents the oxidation of metals during production processes.

  • Lighting

    Argon gas plays an important role in the production of neon tubes. When electricity travels through argon, it produces a purple glow and emits light at a lower voltage. Incandescent light bulbs use argon to prevent oxidation of the filament, prolonging the life of the bulb.

  • Healthcare

    Argon gas plays an important role in cryosurgeries that selectively destroy small areas of diseased tissue. Extremely cold argon is created by controlled expansion and directed to the treatment point using a cryo-needle.

  • Pharmaceuticals

    Argon is used in pharmaceutical packaging to prevent the oxidation of prescription drugs.

OSC’s Innovative Delivery System

OSC’s fast and efficient bulk gas delivery systems mean you always have a steady argon supply. Our advanced vehicle fleet is capable of delivering the argon cylinders you need right to your doorstep. Need more than a cylinder? We also deliver gas directly from our trucks to your stationary bulk argon tank, taking the hassle out of bulk argon gas delivery.

Oxygen Service Company: A Full-Service Argon Gas Supplier

OSC is an employee-owned company committed to providing high-quality industrial and specialty gas to various industries. Along with our supply of compressed gas, we also have a supplies store that offers a wide range of welding equipment. Our team has the technical skills to help you select the right welding tools for your job. Contact us today to learn more about why OSC is a leading argon gas supplier.

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