Argon belongs to the family of rare gases, which accounts for roughly 1% of the Earth’s atmosphere. Argon is most commonly used in natural gas. It is widely used in lighting industry to fill lamps and with a combination of other rare gases to fill special lamps and tubes for special color effects. The welding industry uses argon as a protective gas to protect the metal from oxidation during welding. Argon is widely used in the process of semiconductor production as pure gas.
Liquid argon is shipped in various types of containers, as needed; dewar tanks, liquid cylinders and cryogenic tanks.