PT UNIGAS ENERGI BATAM - PRODUCTS - ARGON
Argon (Ar) is a monatomic, colorless, odorless, tasteless and nontoxic gas. It is valued for its total inertness in particular at high temperatures. Argon is used in critical industrial processes such as the manufacturing of high quality stainless steels, plasma cutting and production of impurity-free silicon crystals for semi-conductor manufacture.
Pure argon (Par) & argon (Ar) mixed with various other gases, is used as a shield gas in TIG & MIG welding which employs a consumable wire feed electrode. The function of the shielding gas is to protect the electrode and the weld pool against the oxidizing effect of air. Pure argon is often used with aluminum.