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Common industrial gases
Nitrogen is used primarily for blanketing volatile chemicals in the industrial market. Most contractors use nitrogen to purge lines when on the job. Nitrogen gas tanks are measured in cubic feet. This means a 20-tank holds 20 cubic feet of Nitrogen.
- Nitrogen 20 and 40 for typical jobs
- Nitrogen 60 and 80 for large or unique jobs
Wholesale propane is a byproduct of natural gas processing and petroleum refining. In the industry, it’s used for flame cutting and space heating, as well as fuel for forklifts.
- Propane 20, 33, 100, and bulk
Acetylene is used by the construction industry for cutting, welding, and brazing at very high temperatures.
- Acetylene MC (10 cubic feet)
- Acetylene B (40 cubic feet)
As the third most common element in the universe, the construction industry uses oxygen as a heating accelerant for welding torches.
- Oxygen 20
Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
For construction sites, solid CO2 or dry ice is primarily used for sandblasting to remove old paint. Unlike other welding gases, C02 is measured in pounds rather than cubic feet because it’s stored in liquid form.
- Carbon Dioxide 20
- Carbon Dioxide 50
- Carbon Dioxide 450 Micro-Bulk
In the construction industry, argon is used in arc welding and also as a filler gas between high-quality, double-paned windows.
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