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Heat Transfer

Expert solutions to help you succeed

Helium’s thermal conductivity rank among the highest of all industrial gases, making it a superior heat transfer medium for many applications. In addition, Helium’s chemical and nuclear stability enables its use in certain extreme applications. For these reasons, helium is often selected as an inert gas for applications requiring rapid and efficient heating or cooling in applications such as the following:

  • Quenching in vacuum furnaces for the heat treatment of metal parts
  • Purging fuel lines and tanks containing ultra-cold liquid fuel during rocket launch and flight
  • In the production of optical fibers, helium removes impurities in the glass and enables rapid cooling of the drawn fibers
  • Heat removal in plasma etching processing of electronics and flat panel displays
  • Improves heat transfer from fuel pellets in nuclear reactors
  • Working fluid in cryocoolers, including pulse tube technology used for critical military applications
  • Cools the wafer chuck in ion implant processes

Helium for heat transfer applications may be supplied in cylinders, high pressure tube trailers, or as a cryogenic liquified gasz

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Reliable and secure supply of industrial gases

Multi-plant network with primary production plants and secondary product sources to maintain reliable supply

Excellent record of meeting on-time needs

24/7 Inventory Management Services to create a supply replenishment plan based on your current and future production schedule.

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Technical support when you need it

Experienced technical teams across the globe can provide supply and technology solutions to meet your unique needs

World-class customer service

Our approach to customer relationships is based on understanding your needs first.

World's leading producer and supplier of helium

World leader supplying liquid and compressed helium in a variety of purities and supply modes

A Rapid Gas Quenching Gas Mixture

With Air Products’ RGQ gas mixture, heat treaters can increase production, reduce operating cost, improve part quality and increase furnace flexibility.


Air Products gases, typically provided in gaseous and liquid form, enable customers in a wide range of industries to improve their environmental performance, product quality, and productivity.

Bulk Supply

Delivered by truck and stored on your site either as a liquid in cryogenic tanks or as a gas in high-pressure tubes based on your volume, desired pressure, purity level, flow rate, and operating pattern.


An inert gas for cryogenic, heat transfer, shielding, leak detection, analytical and lifting applications


Useful as a gas, for its inert properties, and as a liquid for cooling and freezing. Virtually any industry can benefit from its unique properties to improve yields, optimize performance and make operations safer.

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Industrial Gas Leak Detection and Repair Services

Through Air Products’ leak detection service, we can help you identify and repair costly nitrogen, argon, hydrogen, oxygen and helium gas leaks in your industrial gas piping system to improve your facility’s safety, quality and bottom line.
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TELALERT® telemetry system

TELALERT® telemetry remote monitoring system provides timely and accurate inventory data to our logistics center to help forecast deliveries.

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Experienced applications teams across the globe can provide reliable gas or liquid supply and technology solutions to meet your unique heat transfer needs.

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