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Helium

About Helium gas

Helium can be used as a shielding gas for welding, particulary for thick section of non ferrous metals, e.g. aluminium.  It is also used for party hire for inflating balloons.

Hazards

  • Should helium replace oxygen in air there is a risk of asphyxia: air containing less then 16% oxygen is dangerous.

Precautions

  • Never allow oil or grease on cylinder or valve
  • Close Cylinder when not in use
  • Always use regulator to connect to system
  • Secure cylinders to prevent falling over
  • Open cylinder valve slowly
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