Argon in the Atmosphere in Beaumont07/25/2019It is well known that the air on Earth is made up of multiple gases, oxygen and nitrogen having the highest amounts. Yet Argon is another gas that although does not have as high of a concentration in the atmosphere, has shown itself to be just as important across multiple industries. Argon is an inert, monochrome and unscented gas that only makes up about 1% of the Earth’s atmosphere. Even though the concentration of Argon is not as ubiquitous as Nitrogen and Oxygen, it is consumed throughout various trades. In museums, Argon is utilized for historic preservation. Historically important documents, like the Declaration of Independence and the Magna Carta, are maintained using Argon. Unlike Oxygen, Argon does not decay the paper or ink of these, especially delicate documents. Argon is also used as a gas shield in the welding industry for arc welding. Given the many uses for this gas, there remains a continuous demand for the substance. For this reason, specialty gases like Argon are on average sold in smaller quantities and containers. PurityPlus carries only the purest of Argon and an array of other specialty gases. Visit our contact us page to learn more on the specialty gases we provide in Beaumont.