The Use of Liquid Nitrogen in Beaumont Laboratory Research


Coastal Welding Supply has been producing and selling PurityPlus® liquid nitrogen for Beaumont-area laboratory use from our earliest days. What makes this commodity so useful in so many kinds of laboratory applications – particularly as a refrigerant – is its capacity to maintain temperatures significantly lower than the freezing point of water.

A previous blog of ours describes the use of nitrogen in food processing. In its dense, easily transportable liquid form (which doesn’t demand pressurization), we offer it for laboratory applications as diversified as …

  • cryogenics – includeing the production and analysis of low temperature extremes and the behavior of materials at such temperatures;
  • cryonics – the long-term protection of biological tissue (blood, reproductive cells, surgical samples, even human bodies) at unusually low temperatures in order to resuscitate them and reanimate them at some point in the future; also as a method of cryoconserving genetic materials;
  • energy storage (serving as a medium for it);
  • ensuring that various scientific detection instruments operate more efficiently and effectively; and
  • creating lower pressures in laboratory vacuum systems.

As a coolant, liquid nitrogen is most notably applied by the laboratories that rely on us …

  • to accomplish superconductivity in high-temperature superconductors;
  • to maintain the liquid helium cooling systems of high-field superconducting magnets, e.g. those used in nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers and magnetic resonance imaging systems, at an especially low temperature;
  • in cooling baths and other testing situations intended to provoke extremely low-temperature chemical reactions;
  • in vacuum-pump traps; and
  • in astronomy cameras using CCD image sensors.

These examples, as far-ranging as they are, barely cover liquid nitrogen’s use in the laboratory. Our Beaumont customers frequently have their own, unique uses for it, just as they do for nitrogen in its gaseous state – which, of course, we also deliver.

The fact is, more and more scientific, medical, and industrial research facilities in this area are turn|look|com]104]ing to us for the PurityPlus® nitrogen and liquid nitrogen they must have to accomplish their research goals. They’ve found us to be a steady, easily accessible source of these commodities. And they’ve come to count not only on our supplying them when they need them, but also on their certifiable quality, our competitive prices, and the smart, personalized service of our people. Contact Coastal Welding Supply, your Beaumont PurityPlus® Partner, today for every laboratory nitrogen and liquid nitrogen need.