While liquid nitrogen typically exists within the range of approximately 77.2 K (–320F), liquid helium exists within the range of approximately 5.2K (-450 F). By utilizing liquid helium as a cryogen, we are able to reach much lower temperatures than most other cryogenic laboratories or processors.
Unique Characteristics of Liquid Helium
Liquid helium has characteristics that require special consideration:
- A rare and very expensive material that is distributed only per allocations controlled by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Helium Operations Division
- One of the lowest atomic masses of any material that is so light it reverts to gaseous state at very low pressures
- It is volatile and very difficult to transfer during application
- Thermal cycling of sensitive aerospace components, as well as new, experimental materials.
- Relief of residual material stresses
- Failure testing analysis and validation
- Material preconditioning
- R&D support
When it comes to cryogenic helium processing, no matter what the purpose or application, you can be confident that our experience and secure source of supply can meet your requirements.