Sulfur Dioxide Supplier to Beaumont Coastal Welding Supply is a dependable provider of Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) to a diverse cross-section of enterprises across this area surrounding and incorporating Beaumont. Sulphur Dioxide is a colorless, irritating, nonflammable, poisonous, liquefied gas transported under its own vapor pressure in cylinders, ton containers, or small (1,000–5,000 gallon) tanks. It’s a natural by-product of volcanic activity and is formed via the combustion of sulfur-containing hydrocarbons in the atmosphere. Commercial production is almost always as a byproduct of other manufacturing; the method by which it’s generated is a matter of the demand for other products. A source most often relied upon for sulfur dioxide has been the production of calcium silicate cement from calcium sulfate and coke. It’s generally conceded that the greatest use of sulfur dioxide is in petroleum refining. Via the Claus Process, petroleum refiners produce elemental sulfur and water by adding sulfur dioxide to hydrocarbons containing hydrogen sulfide. Since the ancient Romans first set down their wine production techniques, sulfur dioxide has been applied widely to minimize the oxidation of fermenting spirits. The most frequent use of packaged amounts of sulfur dioxide continues to be as a preservative in winemaking. SO2 is equally sought as preservative for dried fruits; it helps fruits to keep their color and reduces the growth of microorganisms. At one time, prior to the synthesis and commercialization of chlorofluorocarbons in the 1930’s, sulfur dioxide, ammonia, and methyl chloride all found wide use in mechanical refrigeration. Nowadays, SO2 is further used generate part-per-million-level calibration gas mixtures for the petrochemical industry and environmental emission monitoring. We invite any commercial enterprise in Beaumont looking for a reliable source of sulfur dioxide to contact us, Coastal Welding Supply, online or call us at 800-852-4177. We distribute PurityPlus® sulfur dioxide throughout this region. You can count on us as well for other products from PurityPlus®, the most trusted name in specialty gases.