Nitrous Oxide Supplier to Beaumont A colorless, sweet-tasting, oxidizing gas, Nitrous Oxide (N2O) has various commercial applications in Beaumont, and Coastal Welding Supply is this area’s only distributor of preferred PurityPlus® N2O. Nitrous Oxide was initially compounded in 1772 by Joseph Priestly, who dripped nitric acid on iron filings. As simple as that sounds, a still simpler process for achieving greater measures of N2O was devised under the purview of Humphry Davy in the late eighteenth century. It involves the application of carefully controlled heat to ammonium nitrate, which causes this chemical compound to decompose into Nitrous Oxide and water. The bulk of N₂O production depends on this process, either directly or by a similar mechanism that employs urea and a combination of sulfuric and nitric acids. Nitrous Oxide is used as an anesthetic, as a leak-detection gas, and as an oxidizing agent. The pharmaceutical and food-and-beverage industries also deploy it as a propellant in aerosol cans, most often in commercial whipped-cream dispensers. N₂O has further application as a specialty oxidizing flame-support gas in atomic absorption (AA) instrumentation for metal analysis. When combined with particular perfluorinated hydrocarbons, it is used as a propellant/oxidizer in a few special-application rocket guidance systems. When its purity is driven to the highest levels (around 99.995+%, Nitrous Oxide sees a fair amount of use in semiconductor fabrication. Get hold of Coastal Welding Supply today at 800-852-4177 or contact us online for additional details on the availability and use of PurityPlus® Nitrous Oxide in Beaumont. Need other specialty gases besides N2O? We’ve got what you’re after.