Helium Supply Gets A Lift | July 15, 2013 Issue - Vol. 91 Issue 28 | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 
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Volume 91 Issue 28 | p. 6 | News of The Week
Issue Date: July 15, 2013

Helium Supply Gets A Lift

Industrial Gases: New plant in Qatar will ease shortages for scientific instrument users
Department: Business
Keywords: helium, scientific instruments, nuclear magnetic resonance

The start-up of a big new helium plant in Qatar should go a long way to ease shortages of the lighter-than-air chilling gas, which is essential to the operation of many scientific instruments and to the manufacture of fiber-optic cables and semiconductors.

The plant, in Qatar’s Las Raffan Industrial City, is the world’s largest helium liquefier, with a production capacity of more than 1.3 billion cu ft per year, according to Air . . .

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