Argon

Argon

 

CGA 580

 

Form: Gas

 

Physical Constants of Gas

 

  • • Chemical Name: Argon
  • • Chemical Formula: A or AR
  • • Molecular Weight: 39.948
  • • Specific Gravity (Air=1) 7o°F: 1.378
  • • Critical Pressure: 705.4 psia
  • • Critical Temperature: -188.4°F

 

Shipping Data:

 

  • • DOT Label: Nonflammable Gas
  • • DOT Hazard Class: Nonflammable Gas
  • • DOT Name: Argon
  • • UN Number: UN1006

 

Safety Data

 

  • • TLV : Simple Asphyxlant (ACGIH 1989-1990)
  • • Fire Potential: Nonflammable
  • • Odor: None
  • • Major Hazards: High Pressure and Suffocation

 

Typical Uses:

 

  • • Filling of incandescent light bulbs; Arc welding shielding gas; Gelger counter tubes; Lasers; Furnace brazing; Decarburization of stainless steel.

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