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Offering over 75 industrial gases, more than 150
customised gases and with more than 2 million cylinders
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NZ : IPRM 2007 : SECTION 3 : INDUSTRIAL GASES

Air Based Gases

44

Fabrication Gases

50

Shielding Gases

55

Fuel Gases

64

Laser Gases

69

Refrigeration Gases

73

Industrial Gases
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Industrial Gases

BOC Industrial and Refrigeration Gas Cylinder


Colour Identification
Air Based Gases
Air

Industrial Grade 108

Fabrication Gases
Nitrogen

Industrial Grade 152

Oxygen

Industrial Grade 100

Argon

Welding Grade 130

Notes
Carbon Dioxide

Industrial Grade 169

1. Always identify the contents


of a cylinder by the label.
2.Designated cylinder
colours comply with
BS5252F or AS4484:2004
2. Numbers in Red are
BOCs Gas Code
3. Cylinder valves not shown

Shielding Gases
Argoshield
Light 500
Universal 501
Heavy 502

Stainshield

Alushield

Light 506
Universal 507
Heavy 508

Specshield

Plus 509
FCW 512

Specshield

Acetylene

Handigas

Marathon

Nitrous Oxide

Helium

Nitrogen

Lasermix H

Lasermix N

Refrigerant

Refrigerant

Ammonia

Light 503
Universal 504
Heavy 505

Specshield

TIG 510

Multi 511

Fuel Gases
Acetylene

Industrial Grade 120

Instrument Grade 010

LPG 170
LPG Forklift 174

112

Hydrogen

Industrial Grade 141

Industrial 191

Laser Gases
Carbon Dioxide

Instrument Grade 013

Instrument Grade 014


Zero Grade 023

Instrument Grade 016


Zero Grade 025

302

301

Refrigeration Gases
Refrigerant
R134a 0155

Refrigerant
R22 0158

R404A 0248

R507 0250

Refrigerant R717 178

Class Diamonds
The gas contents of BOC cylinders are identified by the labels
affixed to the shoulder of the cylinders. A cylinder without a label
should not be used but returned to the supplier. Animportant
part of that label is the class diamond, which represents the
characteristic of the gas, asillustrated. Alabel with multiple
class diamonds indicates multiple associated hazards.

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OXIDISING
GAS

FLAMMABLE
GAS

TOXIC
GAS

NON-FLAMMABLE
NON-TOXIC
GAS

CORROSIVE

Class 2.2 / 5.1


Oxidising Gas
Yellow / Black lettering

Class 2.1
Flammable Gas
Red / White lettering

Class 2.3
Toxic Gas
White / Black lettering

Class 2.2
Non-Flammable, Non-Toxic Gas
Green / Black lettering

Class 8
Corrosive Substance
White & Black / White lettering

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Industrial Gases
Gas Codes Reference
Gas
Code

Product

Page

Air Based Gases

Product

Gas
Code

Page

Fuel Gases

Air Industrial Grade, Compressed

108

45

Acetylene Industrial Grade, Dissolved (C2H2)

120

65

Nitrogen Industrial Grade, Compressed (N2)

152

47

Acetylene InstrumentGrade, Dissolved (C2H2)

010

65

Nitrogen LaserGrade, Liquid (N2)

152BLK

47

Handigas

170

66

Oxygen Industrial Grade, Compressed (O2)

100

49

Marathon

112

67

Oxygen Industrial Grade, Liquid (O2)

100BLK

49

Handigas Forklift

174

67

Nitrous Oxide Engine Boosting


Grade, Compressed (N2O)

191

67

Hydrogen Industrial Grade, Compressed (H2)

141

68

Carbon Dioxide Laser Grade (CO2)

131

70

Helium Instrument Grade (He)

014

70

Helium Zero Grade (He)

023

70

Nitrogen Instrument Grade (N2)

016

71

For Carbon and Low Alloys Steel

Nitrogen Zero Grade (N2)

025

71

302

72

Fabrication Gases
Argon Welding Grade, Compressed (Ar)

130

51

Argon Welding Grade, Liquid (Ar)

130BLK

51

Carbon Dioxide IndustrialGrade, Compressed (CO2)

169

53

Carbon Dioxide Welding Grade, Liquid (CO2)

169BLK

53

Dry Ice Pellets, Solid Carbon Dioxide (CO2)

128

54

Shielding Gases
Shielding Gases Selection Chart
(See also Fabrication Gases)

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Laser Gases
Lasing Gases

Argoshield Light

500

57

Lasermix H

Argoshield Universal

501

58

Lasermix N

301

72

Argoshield Heavy

502

59

Special Lasing Gas Mixtures

288

72

Refrigeration Gases

For Stainless Steel


Stainshield Light

503

60

Refrigerant R134a

0155

73

Stainshield Universal

504

60

Refrigerant R22

0158

74

60

Refrigerant R404A

0248

74

Refrigerant R507

0250

75

Ammonia, Refrigerant R717 (NH3)

178

75

Stainshield Heavy

505

For Aluminium

Alushield Light

506

61

Alushield Universal

507

61

Alushield Heavy

508

61

Specshield Plus

509

62

Specshield TIG

510

62

Specshield Multi

511

63

Specshield FCW

512

63

For Specialised Processes

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Industrial Gases

Air Based Gases

Air
Applications

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Features

Brazing and hard soldering

Can be used in alternative


applications such
as plasma-cutting

Used in metallurgical processes


such as die-casting and blast
furnaces

Benefits

Odourless, colourless and


nontoxic

Does not burn but supports


combustion

Compressed air cylinders are an


alternative to a compressor

When it is combined with a


fuel gas, produces a flame with
a lower temperature than an
oxyfuel flame
The air-fuel flame is suitable
for brazing and soldering
applications with lower
temperature alloys

Used to drive pneumatic drills


Can be used in the carbon
coating processes. An airacetylene flame is used to
produce carbon which can be
deposited onto the surface of a
component to act as a release
agent. Carbon coating is used
for aluminium extrusion and
glass manufacture as a mouldrelease agent.

Used in preference to oxygen


for carbon coating because
it gives a greater level of
adjustment, thereby allowing the
thickness of the carbon coat to
be varied

Can be used to dry telephone


cables or to prevent moisture

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Air Based Gases


Air Industrial Grade, Compressed
Gas Code 108
Cylinder
Size

Nett Content
(m3)

Gauge Pressure
(kPa @ 15C)
Outlet Connection

Material
Code

Balance

9.0

20,000

108G

21.0 1.0%

1.9

20,000

Gas

Purity

Nitrogen
Oxygen
Water Vapour

20ppm*

AS2473 Type 60

108D

Cylinder colour: Pewter (BS18B25) body, black (BS00E53) shoulder and neck.
Not all cylinders and packs are available at all BOC outlets. Please contact our Customer Service Centre on
0800 111 333. Other sized cylinders and packs may also be available on request.

* Full cylinder pressure @ 15C

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Air Based Gases


Nitrogen (N2)
Applications

Widely used for reasons of


safety and the prevention of
product degradation in the
chemicals and petroleum
industry

Purging vessels and pipelines

Sparging

Pressure transfer of liquids

Benefits

Odourless and colourless

Non-toxic

Does not support combustion

Inert to nearly all substances


at ambient temperatures and
moderate conditions

An asphyxiant (does not


support life)

Inerting reactors and storage


tanks

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Used for blanketing and purging


applications to displace or dilute
all unwanted gas or vapour

Features

Shielding or assist gas for plasma


cutting aluminium and stainless
steel, and as an assist gas for
laser cutting
Heat treatment processes
to protect some of the most
reactive metals
In electrochemical analysis, can
be bubbled through to displace
any oxygen

Nitrogen keeps laser cut faces


oxide-free, due to the chemical
inertness, to react with the
atmosphere

Does not react with oxygen at


low temperatures
Inert, dry and slightly soluble

Nitrogen gas is only slightly


soluble in a wide range of liquids
and is therefore used to flush
unwanted gases from solutions

Pressure-transfer, where the


movement of liquids or slurries
from one piece of process plant
to another is moved using gas
pressure
Tyre inflation: helps to extend
tyre life and prevent tyre bursts
Pressurising accumulators for
batch-testing applications
Can be used for shrink
fitting.The intense cold of liquid
nitrogen (-196C) reduces
the physical dimensions of a
component placed in the liquid.
Once cooled, the component
is connected to a mating
component before swelling to
its original size as it reaches
room temperature, thereby
securing itself in place.

Reduces
internal degradation
of the rubber in tyres due to
oxidisation

Available in 200 bar Manpaks

As a cryogenic liquid, nitrogen


can be used to thermally
contract metals

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Air Based Gases


Nitrogen Industrial Grade, Oxygen Free (N2)
Gas Code 152
Gas

Purity

Cylinder
Size

Nett Content
(m3)

Gauge Pressure
(kPa @ 15C)
Outlet Connection

Material
Code
152G

Nitrogen

>99.99%

8.9

20,000

Water Vapour

25ppm*

1.8

20,000

134.4

20,000

Oxygen

10ppm

AS2473 Type 50

152D

Pack Size
MAN 15

AS2473 Type 50

152G15

Manifold Packs (Manpaks) available on quotation.


Cylinder colour: Pewter (BS18B25) body, shoulder and neck
Not all cylinders and packs are available at all BOC outlets. Please contact our Customer Service Centre on
0800 111 333. Other sized cylinders and packs may also be available on request.
Note: Fitted with Minimum Pressure Retaining (MPR) type valves to ensure product quality.
* Full cylinder pressure @ 15C

Nitrogen Industrial Grade, Liquid (N2)


Gas Code 152BLK
Supply
Gas
Nitrogen

Purity
>99.95%

There is a wide range of cryogenic storage vessels available for liquid nitrogen;
portable liquid containers and large insulated storage vessels.
The volume range is typically from 5 litres to over 70,000 m3. The large storage
vessels are filled in situ by road tanker.
Please contact our Customer Service Centre on 0800 111 333 for assistance
in selecting the most appropriate storage vessel for your needs. A range of
insulated dewars is also available for special purposes.

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Air Based Gases


Oxygen (O2)
Applications

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Widely used with a fuel gas for


cutting, welding, brazing and
soldering.The use of oxygen
gives higher flame temperatures
than if air is used.
In oxy-cutting, an oxy-fuel flame
preheats the steel to its ignition
temperature. A jet of gaseous
oxygen flows onto the red hot
steel, generating more heat and
melting the steel.The steel in
contact with the oxygen jet is
oxidised, creating metallic slag
which is blown from the cut,
allowing more steel to react
with the oxygen.
In plasma and laser cutting steel,
an arc or a laser beam is used
to heat the steel to its ignition
temperature. Oxygen is then
used in the same way as with
oxygen cutting to create an
exothermic reaction and to
blow away any metal oxide or
slag
Thermal lancing oxygen is
used in conjunction with the
steel lance to create a high
temperature melting process
capable of drilling or cutting
through materials such as
concrete, brick, stone and most
metals

Features

Benefits

BOC oxygen is typically supplied


with a purity of 99.5% or higher

Colourless and odourless

Does not burn, but supports


and accelerates combustion
Oil, greases and solvents react
violently with oxygen and metals
may burn. Never use oil or
grease to lubricate oxygen or
oxygen equipment, as they can
spontaneously combust with
explosive force.

Vigorously supports combustion.


Introducing oxygen to
conventional air-fuel flames
increases the temperature of
the flame.
Used as an ingredient in some
shielding gas mixtures, due to its
ability to help stabilise the arc
and reduce surface tension
When cutting, a 1% reduction
in purity increases oxygen
consumption by 25% and
reduces the cutting speed by a
similar amount

Oxygen must never be used


with Polytetrafluoroethylene
(PTFE) tape, as it will cause
combustion. Standard PTFE tape
contains oil-based hydrocarbons.
BOC does not recommend
the use of PTFE or other
thread sealing components
in conjunction with any gas
cylinder valves or regulators.
When using oxygen, it is
important to be aware of the
hazards associated with an
oxygen-enriched or -deficient
environment
Non-toxic at atmospheric
pressure

High purity oxygen is used in


laboratories, process control
operations, metal analysis
instruments and in semiconductor production
Used as an assist gas in lasers
for cutting mild steel

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Air Based Gases


Oxygen Industrial Grade, Compressed (O2)
Gas Code 100
Gas

Purity

Cylinder
Size

Nett Content
(m3)

Gauge Pressure
(kPa @ 15C)
Outlet Connection

Material
Code
100G

Oxygen

>99.5%

8.1

17,200

Air*

Balance

3.8

15,200

2.4

15,200

100E

1.5

15,200

100D

0.56

20,000

AS2473 Type 17

100A

121.5

17,200

5/8 BSP RH Internal


(Type 10)

100G15

5/8 BSP RH Internal


(Type 10)

100F

Pack Size
MAN 15

*Non specific constituents of air

Manifold packs (Manpaks) available on quotation.


Cylinder colour: Black (BS00E53)
Not all cylinders and packs are available at all BOC outlets. Please check with our Customer Service Centre
on 0800 111 333. Other sized cylinders and packs may also be available on request.

Oxygen Industrial Grade, Liquid (O2)


Gas Code 100BLK
Supply
Gas

Purity

Oxygen

>99.5%

Moisture

<5ppm

There is a wide range of cryogenic storage vessels available for liquid nitrogen;
portable liquid containers and large insulated storage vessels.
The volume range is typically from 5 litres to over 70,000 m3. The large storage
vessels are filled in situ by road tanker.
Please contact our Customer Service Centre on 0800 111 333 for assistance
in selecting the most appropriate storage vessel for your needs. A range of
insulated dewars is also available for special purposes.

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Industrial Gases

Fabrication Gases

Argon (Ar)
Applications

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All the major applications


of argon are related to the
production, processing and
fabrication of metals.The role
of argon is nearly always to
exclude atmospheric air from
contact with metal alloys. An
example of this is as a purging
gas to protect weld areas, such
as the inside of pipes during
welding.

Features

Benefits

Colourless, tasteless and


odourless

Inert to all materials at all


temperatures and pressures

Argon produced by BOC has a


minimum purity level of 99.995%
ideal for welding applications

Heavier than air, argon will


collect in low-lying areas, ducts
and drains
An asphyxiant

The predominant gas used in


shielding gases, because it forms
a very good shield due to the
high density and total inertness
Used on a wide range of ferrous
and non-ferrous materials for
welding and cutting

Major component in most


shielding gas mixtures for arc
welding and cutting due to low
ionising potential
Shielding gas for MIG and TIG
welding processes and for
plasma cutting. Argon is used
alone or mixed with other gases
such as helium, carbon dioxide,
oxygen, nitrogen or hydrogen.
Each mixture is often specific
to welding a particular material
or to a particular process. For
example, argon is used as a
shielding gas for TIG welding
aluminium, titanium and copper.

The low ionising potential


allows easy forming of a welding
arc without reacting with the
metal components being welded

When welding thicker materials,


other gases are added to the
argon base to produce a more
fluid weld pool

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Fabrication Gases
Applications

Features

Benefits

When MIG welding ferrous


materials, pure argon is not an
ideal shielding gas, as it produces
an arc with poor cathodic
rooting characteristics, large
droplet size and therefore
higher levels of spatter. For
this reason, BOC recommends
that Argoshield or Stainshield
gases be used, depending on the
thickness and type of material
being welded.

Fills the inter-space in double


glazed windows

Lower thermal conductivity than


most other gases

When welding thicker material


with argon, it is important
to take care to ensure that
problems with fusion and
porosity do not occur

Low thermal conductivity acts


as an insulator and will not
transfer heat efficiently

Argon Welding Grade, Compressed (Ar)


Gas Code 130
Gas

Purity

Cylinder
Size

Nett Content
(m3)

Gauge Pressure
(kPa @ 15C)
Outlet Connection

Material
Code
130G

Argon

>99.99%

9.9

20,000

Water Vapour

10ppm*

4.9

20,000

10ppm

2.0

20,000

144

20,000

Oxygen

5/8 BSP RH Internal


(Type 10)

130F
130D

Pack Size
MAN 15

5/8 BSP RH Internal


(Type 10)

130G15

Manifold packs (Manpaks) available on quotation.


Cylinder colour: Peacock blue (BS18D45) body, shoulder and neck.
Not all cylinders and packs are available at all BOC outlets. Please check with our Customer Service Centre
on 0800 111 333. Other sized cylinders and packs may also be available on request.

* Full cylinder pressure @ 15C

Higher grades and puritys of this product are available from BOC. Specifications are included in the Special
Gases Catalogue, contact your nearest BOC office to obtain a copy.
Note: Fitted with Minimum Pressure Retaining (MPR) type valve to ensure product quality.

Argon Welding Grade, Liquid (Ar)


Gas Code 130BLK
Supply
Gas

Purity

Argon

>99.998%

Water Vapour

10ppm*

Oxygen

10ppm

There is a wide range of cryogenic storage vessels available for liquid nitrogen;
portable liquid containers and large insulated storage vessels.
The volume range is typically from 5 litres to over 70,000 m3. The large storage
vessels are filled in situ by road tanker.
Please contact our Customer Service Centre on 0800 111 333 for assistance
in selecting the most appropriate storage vessel for your needs. A range of
insulated dewars is also available for special purposes.

* Full cylinder pressure @ 15C

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Fabrication Gases
Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
Applications

Features

MIG welding mild steel

For welding carbon and alloy


steel and stainless steel with
fluxcored wires

Shielding gas in plasma cutting

Liquid for substrate cooling to


control the heat build-up when
thermal and plasma spraying

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A colourless and odourless gas


that can cause the nose to sting
in high concentration
Toxic in high concentrations
An asphyxiant (does not
support life)
Slightly corrosive in the
presence of moisture

BOC recommends the use


of the Argoshield range as
the preferred mild steel MIG
welding gas
Suitable for inerting applications

Balancing pH levels in swimming


pools

Benefits

Cryogenic liquid carbon dioxide


can also be used in small pipe
freezing applications

Heavier than air, carbon dioxide


will collect in ducts, drains and
low-lying areas
Highly soluble in water at
moderate pressures
At elevated temperatures,
carbon dioxide reacts with many
substances

Higher density than air provides


good blanketing properties
This chemical property has led
to its use as a reactant in some
chemical processes

Dip tubes are used in liquid


withdrawal carbon dioxide
cylinders to extract the liquid
from the cylinder.The tube
runs down the centre of the
pressurised cylinder and draws
the liquid up through the
valve.To identify these cylinders,
a black stripe is painted down
the length of the cylinder

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Fabrication Gases
Carbon Dioxide IndustrialGrade, Compressed (CO2)
Gas Code 169
Gas

Purity

Carbon Dioxide
(Liquid Phase)

>99.8%

Water Vapour

80ppm*

Oxygen

100ppm

Cylinder
Size

Nett Content
(kg)

Gauge Pressure
(kPa @ 15C)
Outlet Connection

Material
Code

33.0

169G

10.0

6.8

495

0.86 14TPI RH
External (Type 30)

169E
169D

Pack Size
MAN 15

0.86 14TPI RH
External (Type 30)

169G15

Manifold packs (Manpaks) available on quotation.


Cylinder colour: Silver (BS00A01) body, shoulder and neck.
Not all cylinders and packs are available at all BOC outlets. Please check with our Customer Service Centre
on 0800 111 333. Other sized cylinders and packs may also be available on request.
* Full cylinder pressure @ 15C

Carbon Dioxide Welding Grade, Liquid (CO2)


Gas Code 169BLK
Storage
Gas
Carbon Dioxide
Water Vapour

Purity

Details of the wide range of storage vessels and ancillary


equipment, are available from BOC on request.

>99.9%
100ppm*

* @ 15C

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Fabrication Gases
Dry Ice
Applications

Storage and transportation of


frozen or chilled foods
Storage and transportation of
medical, pharmaceutical, research
and other temperature-sensitive
materials
Refrigerant for food storage in
airline catering

Freeze-branding

Features

Fabrication shrink fitting

Reactions coolant in the


chemicals, research and
pharmaceutical industries

Industrial cleaning by blasting


Special effects and fog making
machines

Coolant in food processing

Appears as a translucent white


solid
Changes from a solid to a
gas (sublimes) at normal
temperatures without going
through a liquid state
Having a product temperature of
-78.5C, dry ice is a good source
of extreme cold

Dry Ice Pellets, Solid Carbon Dioxide (CO2)


Gas Code 128*
Gas
Carbon Dioxide

Purity
>99.9%

Sizes

TypicalWeight
(kg)

Material Code

20

20.0

128020

200

200.0

128200P

Equipment
Use only recommended equipment for handling andstorage.

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Industrial Gases

Shielding Gases

AS 4882: 2003 Shielding Gases for Welding

BOC Shielding Gases AS4882 Classification Table

Designation (as specified in AS4882-2003 Shielding Gases


forWelding)

Gas

Code

Classification

Page

Individual gas components shall be identified as follows:

Argoshield Light

500

SG-ACO-5/2

57

A Argon

Argoshield Universal

501

SG-ACO-12/2

58

C Carbon Dioxide

Argoshield Heavy

502

SG-ACO-18/2

59

He Helium

Stainshield Light

503

SG-AHeC-85/1.5

60

H Hydrogen

Stainshield Universal

504

SG-AHeC-55/2

60

N Nitrogen

Stainshield Heavy

505

SG-AHeC-38/2

60

O Oxygen

Alushield Light

506

SG-AHe-27

61

The designation system shall be based on volumetric percentages.

Alushield Universal

507

SG-AHe-50

61

The shielding gas designation system shall be composed of the


following designator and number arrangement:

Alushield Heavy

508

SG-AHe-73

61

Specshield Plus

509

SG-AC-2

62

SG Shielding gas designator

Specshield TIG

510

SG-AH-1.5

62

The letters SG at the beginning of each designation identifies the


product as a shielding gas.These letters are followed by a hyphen.

Specshield Multi

511

SG-AO-2

63

Specshield FCW

512

SG-AC-23

63

SG-B Base gas designator


Shielding gases are designated according to chemical
composition.The letter immediately to the right of SG indicates the
singular or major gas in the shielding gas or mixture.
SG-B XYZ Minor gas component designators
The letter(s) immediately following the base gas indicates the minor
individual gas indicators in decreasing order of percent.These
letters are followed by a hyphen.
SG-B XYZ-%/%/% Percentage designators
A slash shall be used to separate the individual minor components
percentages for two or more component mixtures.

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Shielding Gases

Recommended BOC Shielding Gas Selection Chart


Material Thickness (mm)
14

411

Weld Characteristics
11+

Gas

Penetration

Spatter free

Speed

Fillet shape

Finish

Principal Benefits

GMAW Low and Alloy Steels


Argoshield Light

Low distortion
Minimal spatter

Argoshield Universal

Fast
Clean appearance

Argoshield Heavy

Good Appearance
Low defect levels on thick material

Carbon Dioxide (CO2)


Industrial Grade

Good Penetration
Ideal for Flux CoredWwires

FCAW Low and Alloy Steels


Specshield FCW

Good Weld Appearance


Deep penetration, fast welding speed

Carbon Dioxide (CO2)


Industrial Grade

Good Weld Appearance Some wires


designed for use under CO2only

GMAW Stainless Steels


Stainshield Light

Clean, fast

Stainshield Universal

Minimal spatter, Good Penetration


Clean weld

Stainshield Heavy

Low defect levels on thick material


Excellent arc stability, fast speed

GMAW Aluminium and Alloys / Copper and Alloys


Alushield Light

Minimal spatter, good appearance,


fast weld speed

Alushield Universal

Good penetration
Fast, good profile

Alushield Heavy

Fast, good penetration on thicker material


Wide bead shape

Argon
Welding Grade

Versatile

Arc Transfer

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Spray

Dip

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Shielding Gases
Argoshield Light
Gas Code 500
Applications

Features

Sheet metal engineering


industries
Automotive components
manufacture
Vehicle repair
Cabinets/steel furniture
manufacture
Air conditioning industries
Domestic appliance manufacture

Light gauge storage tanks

Gas

Purity

Benefits

Excellent arc stability


Low arc energy
Low oxidation potential
Uses less wire than higher
CO2mixes
Wide operating envelope
Fast weld speed

Gauge Pressure
(kPa @ 15C)
Outlet Connection

Material
Code
500G

10.1

20,000

Carbon Dioxide

5.0 0.5%

2.1

20,000

Balance

Nett Content
(m3)

5ppm*

Easy to use
Low defect levels
Low distortion levels
Good appearance and
qualityfinish
Increased productivity
Minimal spatter production
negates the need to clean weld
Can be used with manual,
automatic and robotic machines

Cylinder
Size

2.0 0.5%

Water Vapour

Oxygen

Argon

5/8 BSP RH Internal


(Type 10)

500D

Manifold packs (Manpaks) available on quotation.


Cylinder colour: Peacock blue (BS18D45) body, silver (BS00A01) shoulder, black (BS00E53) neck.
Not all cylinders and packs are available at all BOC outlets. Please check with our Customer Service Centre
on 0800 111 333. Other sized cylinders and packs may also be available on request.
Note: Fitted with minimum Pressure Retaining (MPR) type valve to ensure product quality.

* Full cylinder pressure @ 15C

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Shielding Gases
Argoshield Universal
Gas Code 501
Applications

Features

General fabrication

Benefits

Excellent arc stability

Light to medium plate fabrication

Fluid weld pool

Structural steelworks

Bridgework

Used in dip, pulsed and spray


metal transfer modes

Pipe and tube joining

Vehicle manufacture/heavy trucks

Rolled sections

Pressure vessels and boilers

Boats and ship building

Fast travel speed

Gas
Oxygen
Carbon Dioxide

Purity

Water Vapour

Cylinder
Size

Nett Content
(m3)

Gauge Pressure
(kPa @ 15C)
Outlet Connection

Material
Code
501G

2.0 0.5%

10.4

20,000

12.0 1.2%

5.3

20,000

Balance

2.05

20,000

Argon

5ppm*

Low defect levels


Improved weld fusion
Good weld appearance with low
reinforcement levels
Easy to use
Higher productivity due to faster
welding speeds
Lowers overall costs by using
less wire
Lower spatter reduces cleanuptime
Can be used with manual,
automatic and robotic machines

5/8 BSP RH Internal


(Type 10)

501F
501D

Manifold packs (Manpaks) available on quotation.


Cylinder colour: Peacock blue (BS18D45) body, silver (BS00A01) shoulder, black (BS00E53) neck.
Not all cylinders and packs are available at all BOC outlets. Please check with our Customer Service Centre
on 0800 111 333. Other sized cylinders and packs may also be available on request.
Note: Fitted with minimum Pressure Retaining (MPR) type valve to ensure product quality.

* Full cylinder pressure @ 15C

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Shielding Gases
Argoshield Heavy
Gas Code 502
Applications

Features

Benefits

Heavy engineering

Stable welding arc

Heavy structural steel

Fluid weld pool

Boiler manufacture

Ship building and repair

Used in dip and spray metal


transfer modes

Good appearance and finish

Heavy vehicle manufacture

Easy to use

Thick walled pipes and pressure


vessels

Increased productivity

Pad-eyes and lifting lugs

Earth moving equipment

Gas
Oxygen
Carbon Dioxide

Purity
2.0 0.5%
Balance
5ppm*

Low defect levels on thick


materials

Can be used on automated


machines

Cylinder
Size

Nett Content
(m3)

Gauge Pressure
(kPa @ 15C)
Outlet Connection

Material
Code

11.0

20,000

502G

18.0 1.8%

Argon
Water Vapour

Improved weld fusion

5/8 BSP RH Internal


(Type 10)

Manifold packs (Manpaks) available on quotation.


Cylinder colour: Peacock blue (BS18D45) body, silver (BS00A01) shoulder, black (BS00E53) neck.
Not all cylinders and packs are available at all BOC outlets. Please check with our Customer Service Centre
on 0800 111 333. Other sized cylinders and packs may also be available on request.
Note: Fitted with minimum Pressure Retaining (MPR) type valve to ensure product quality.

* Full cylinder pressure @ 15C

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Shielding Gases
Stainshield Light
Gas Code 503
Gas
Carbon Dioxide
Helium

Purity
1.5 0.5%

Nett Content
(m3)

Gauge Pressure
(kPa @ 15C)
Outlet Connection

Material
Code

8.33

20,000

503G

85.0 5.0%

Argon
Water Vapour

Cylinder
Size

Balance
5ppm*
5ppm

Oxygen

5/8 BSP RH Internal


(Type 10)

Manifold packs (Manpaks) available on quotation.


Cylinder colour: Peacock blue (BS18D45) body, brown shoulder (BS06C39), silver (BS00A01) neck.
Not all cylinders and packs are available at all BOC outlets. Please check with our Customer Service Centre
on 0800 111 333. Other sized cylinders and packs may also be available on request.
Note: Fitted with minimum Pressure Retaining (MPR) type valve to ensure product quality.

* Full cylinder pressure @ 15C

Stainshield Universal
Gas Code 504
Gas
Carbon Dioxide
Helium

Purity
2.0 0.5%

Nett Content
(m3)

Gauge Pressure
(kPa @ 15C)
Outlet Connection

Material
Code

8.5

20,000

504G

55.0 5.0%

Argon
Water Vapour

Cylinder
Size

Balance
5ppm*
5ppm

Oxygen

5/8 BSP RH Internal


(Type 10)

Manifold packs (Manpaks) available on quotation.


Cylinder colour: Peacock blue (BS18D45) body, brown shoulder (BS06C39), silver (BS00A01) neck.
Not all cylinders and packs are available at all BOC outlets. Please check with our Customer Service Centre
on 0800 111 333. Other sized cylinders and packs may also be available on request.
Note: Fitted with minimum Pressure Retaining (MPR) type valve to ensure product quality.

* Full cylinder pressure @ 15C

Stainshield Heavy
Gas Code 505
Gas
Carbon Dioxide
Helium

Purity
2.0 0.5%

Nett Content
(m3)

Gauge Pressure
(kPa @ 15C)
Outlet Connection

Material
Code

8.7

20,000

505G

38.0 3.0%

Argon
Water Vapour

Cylinder
Size

Balance
5ppm*

Oxygen

5ppm

5/8 BSP RH Internal


(Type 10)

Manifold packs (Manpaks) available on quotation.


Cylinder colour: Peacock blue (BS18D45) body, brown shoulder (BS06C39), silver (BS00A01) neck.
Not all cylinders and packs are available at all BOC outlets. Please check with our Customer Service Centre
on 0800 111 333. Other sized cylinders and packs may also be available on request.
Note: Fitted with minimum Pressure Retaining (MPR) type valve to ensure product quality.

* Full cylinder pressure @ 15C

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Shielding Gases
Alushield Light
Gas Code 506
Gas
Helium

Purity
27.0 2.5%

Argon
Water Vapour

Cylinder
Size

Nett Content
(m3)

Gauge Pressure
(kPa @ 15C)
Outlet Connection

Material
Code

8.9

20,000

506G

Balance
5ppm*
5ppm

Oxygen

5/8 BSP RH Internal


(Type 10)

Manifold packs (Manpaks) available on quotation.


Cylinder colour: Peacock blue (BS18D45) body, middle brown (BS06C39) shoulder and neck.
Not all cylinders and packs are available at all BOC outlets. Please check with our Customer Service Centre
on 0800 111 333. Other sized cylinders and packs may also be available on request.
Note: Fitted with minimum Pressure Retaining (MPR) type valve to ensure product quality.

* Full cylinder pressure @ 15C

Alushield Universal
Gas Code 507
Gas
Helium

Purity
50.0 5.0%

Argon
Water Vapour

Cylinder
Size

Nett Content
(m3)

Gauge Pressure
(kPa @ 15C)
Outlet Connection

Material
Code

8.5

20,000

507G

Balance
5ppm*
5ppm

Oxygen

5/8 BSP RH Internal


(Type 10)

Manifold packs (Manpaks) available on quotation.


Cylinder colour: Peacock blue (BS18D45) body, middle brown (BS06C39) shoulder and neck.
Not all cylinders and packs are available at all BOC outlets. Please check with our Customer Service Centre
on 0800 111 333. Other sized cylinders and packs may also be available on request.
Note: Fitted with minimum Pressure Retaining (MPR) type valve to ensure product quality.

* Full cylinder pressure @ 15C

Alushield Heavy
Gas Code 508
Gas
Helium

Purity
73.0 5.0%

Argon
Water Vapour

Cylinder
Size

Nett Content
(m3)

Gauge Pressure
(kPa @ 15C)
Outlet Connection

Material
Code

8.3

20,000

508G

Balance
5ppm*

Oxygen

5ppm

5/8 BSP RH Internal


(Type 10)

Manifold packs (Manpaks) available on quotation.


Cylinder colour: Peacock blue (BS18D45) body, middle brown (BS06C39) shoulder and neck.
Not all cylinders and packs are available at all BOC outlets. Please check with our Customer Service Centre
on 0800 111 333. Other sized cylinders and packs may also be available on request.
Note: Fitted with minimum Pressure Retaining (MPR) type valve to ensure product quality.

* Full cylinder pressure @ 15C

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Shielding Gases
Specshield Plus
Gas Code 509
Gas
Carbon Dioxide

Purity
2.0 0.5%

Argon
Water Vapour

Cylinder
Size

Nett Content
(m3)

Gauge Pressure
(kPa @ 15C)
Outlet Connection

Material
Code

9.94

20,000

509G

Balance
5ppm*

5/8 BSP RH Internal


(Type 10)

Manifold packs (Manpaks) available on quotation.


Cylinder colour: Peacock blue (BS18D45) body, silver (BS00A01) shoulder and neck.
Not all cylinders and packs are available at all BOC outlets. Please check with our Customer Service Centre
on 0800 111 333. Other sized cylinders and packs may also be available on request.
Note: Fitted with minimum Pressure Retaining (MPR) type valve to ensure product quality.

* Full cylinder pressure @ 15C

Specshield TIG
Gas Code 510
Gas
Hyrogen

Purity
1.5 0.5%

Argon
Water Vapour

Cylinder
Size

Nett Content
(m3)

Gauge Pressure
(kPa @ 15C)
Outlet Connection

Material
Code

7.56

15,200

510G

Balance
5ppm*

Oxygen

5ppm

5/8 BSP RH Internal


(Type 10)

Manifold packs (Manpaks) available on quotation.


Cylinder colour: Peacock blue (BS18D45) body, red (BS04E53) shoulder and neck.
Not all cylinders and packs are available at all BOC outlets. Please check with our Customer Service Centre
on 0800 111 333. Other sized cylinders and packs may also be available on request.
Note: Fitted with minimum Pressure Retaining (MPR) type valve to ensure product quality.

* Full cylinder pressure @ 15C

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Shielding Gases
Specshield Multi
Gas Code 511
Gas
Oxygen

Purity
2.0 0.5%

Argon
Water Vapour

Cylinder
Size

Nett Content
(m3)

Gauge Pressure
(kPa @ 15C)
Outlet Connection

Material
Code

9.66

20,000

511G

Balance
5ppm*

5/8 BSP RH Internal


(Type 10)

Manifold packs (Manpaks) available on quotation.


Cylinder colour: Peacock blue (BS18D45) body, black (BS00E53) shoulder and neck.
Not all cylinders and packs are available at all BOC outlets. Please check with our Customer Service Centre
on 0800 111 333. Other sized cylinders and packs may also be available on request.
Note: Fitted with minimum Pressure Retaining (MPR) type valve to ensure product quality.

* Full cylinder pressure @ 15C

Specshield FCW
Gas Code 512
Gas
Carbon Dioxide

Purity
23 2.3%

Argon
Water Vapour

Balance
5ppm*

Cylinder
Size

Nett Content
(m3)

Gauge
Pressure
(kPa @ 15C) Outlet Connection

Material
Code

11.0

20,000

512G

5/8 BSP RH Internal


(Type 10)

Manifold packs (Manpaks) available on quotation.


Cylinder colour: Peacock blue (BS18D45) body, silver (BS00A01) shoulder and neck.
Not all cylinders and packs are available at all BOC outlets. Please check with our Customer Service Centre
on 0800 111 333. Other sized cylinders and packs may also be available on request.
Note: Fitted with minimum Pressure Retaining (MPR) type valve to ensure product quality.

* Full cylinder pressure @ 15C

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Industrial Gases

Fuel Gases

Dissolved Acetylene (C2H2)


Applications

Flame hardening an oxyacetylene flame can be used


where the hardened surface
of carbon steel components
is either in situ as a remedial
process or on components too
large to fit in a furnace
Flame cleaning a wide oxyacetylene flame is held very
close to a steel surface to be
cleaned

Benefits

Distinctive garlic-like smell,


which is recognisable above 2%
concentrations in the air

May cause dizziness in high


concentrations

The hottest and most efficient


of all fuel gases
Oxygen and acetylene together
produce a flame temperature of
approximately 3150C

Low auto-ignition temperature


requires minimal energy to
ignite in air or oxygen
Can react over time with
some metals to form explosive
acetylides

Thermal spraying of various


metals and ceramics.The
material to be sprayed is fed
through the flame.

Spot-heating applications

Brazing

Texturing

Profile cutting

Branding pallets

Wood-ageing

Glass and metal castings

64

The only fuel gas that can be


used to weld steel

Features

Mould release and other antistick applications

The oxy-acetylene flame gives


very good localised heating
In cutting, oxy-acetylene gives
the fastest preheating and
piercing times of any fuel gas
combination
In oxy-acetylene cutting
processes, improved cut quality,
higher cutting speed, faster cut
initiation time and reduced
oxygen use are achieved
When used with either oxygen
or air, acetylene can produce
a thin layer of black carbon
particles.This can prevent
components sticking in their
moulds.

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Fuel Gases
Applications

Features

Benefits

Highly reactive, acetylene


is dissolved in acetone and
contained within a porous mass
inside the cylinder
Slightly lighter than air and will
collect at ceiling level

Acetylene is stored in specially


designed cylinders to prevent
decomposition
Unused gas will not collect in
low-lying areas, ducts and drains
causing a potential hazard

Acetylene Industrial Grade, Dissolved (C2H2)


Gas Code 120
Gas
Acetylene

Purity
>98.0%

Cylinder
Sizes

Nett Content
(m3)

Gauge Pressure
(kPa at 15C)
Outlet Connection

Material
Code

G
F

6.7

1,550

120G

3.0

1,550

1.45

1,550

120E

0.9

1,550

120D

0.27

1,550

120A

5/8 BSP LH Internal


(Type 20)

120F

Manifold Packs (Manpaks) available on quotation


(On Acetone Free Basis)

Cylinder colour: Maroon (BS04C40)


Not all cylinders and packs are available at all BOC outlets. Please check with our Customer Service Centre
on 0800 111 333. Other sized cylinders and packs may also be available on request.

Acetylene InstrumentGrade, Dissolved (C2H2)


Gas Code 010
Gas
Acetylene

Purity
>98.0%

Cylinder
Sizes

Nett Content
(m3)

Gauge Pressure
(kPa at 15C)
Outlet Connection

Material
Code

GM

6.0

1,550

010GM

5/8 BSP LH Internal


(Type 20)

Cylinder colour: Maroon (BS04C40) body and shoulder, Light blue (BS18E50) neck
Not all cylinders and packs are available at all BOC outlets. Please check with our local Customer Service
Centre on 0800 111 333.

(On Acetone Free Basis)

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Fuel Gases
LPG / Propane (C3H8)
Applications

Features

Used in oxy-propane cutting


and brazing. Often used as an
alternative to acetylene for
applications when high cutting
speeds and efficiencies are not
required

Oxy-propane is widely used for


preheating components

Shrink wrap applications

Space heating

Propane is used in the


agricultural industry for:

Drying crops

Benefits

An associated fire and explosion


hazard. Highly combustible,
having explosive limits in air of
between 2.29.5% by volume

On a profile cutting machine,


oxy-propane gives fast, clean
cuts on thick plate

Heavier than air collects in


low-lying areas such as drains
or ducts
BOC propane is stenched to
give a fish-like odour
Can cause dizziness at high
concentrations
Supplied as a liquid in cylinders
or bulk tanks

Heating greenhouses and


livestock sheds
Flame-weeding
Pest control

As a dual-fuel option on cars

As a fuel to power fork-lift


trucks and other industrial
vehicles

Available as a vapour or liquid


withdrawal from cylinders

Easily combustible, portable with


clean burning characteristics and
a high calorific value

Handigas LPG
Gas Code 170
Gas

Purity

Product complies with


NZS 5435:1996

Cylinder
Sizes

Nett Content
(kg)

Gauge Pressure
Material
(kPa @ 15C) Outlet Connection Code

H/HE*

88.0

G/GE*

45.0

FS

18.0

0.885 14NGO LH
Internal (Type 21)

170H/170HE
170G/170GE
170FS

Cylinder colours: Gas withdrawal - Silver, Galvanised or Ivory (BS10B15) body


*Liquid withdrawal (GE and HE) - (excluding forklift cylinders) - Silver, Galvanised or Ivory (BS10B15) body.
Not all cylinders and packs are available at all BOC outlets. Please check with our Customer Service Centre
on 0800 111 333. Other sized cylinders and packs may also be available on request.

Handigas Bulk
Gas Code 170BLK
Supply
Gas

Purity

Various sizes of tanks available on request.

Product complies with


NZS 5435:1996

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Fuel Gases
Marathon LPG
Gas Code 112
Gas

Purity

Product complies with


NZS 5435:1996

Cylinder
Sizes

Content
(kg)

Gauge Pressure
(kPa @ 15C)
Outlet Connection

Material
Code

20.0

112T

TS

15.0

1.25 Acme RH
External (CGA790)

112TS

Cylinder colour: Silver, Galvanised or Ivory (BS10B15) body and shoulder, Safety Orange (BS06E55) neck
and guard
Not all cylinders are available at all BOC outlets. Please check with our Customer Service Centre on
0800111 333. Other sized cylinders may also be available on request.

Handigas LPG Forklift


Gas Code 174
Gas

Purity

Product complies with


NZS 5435:1996

Cylinder
Sizes

Content
(kg)

Gauge Pressure
(kPa @ 15C)
Outlet Connection

Material
Code

FT
ET

19.1

174FT

15.1

1.25 Acme RH
External (CGA790)

174ET

Cylinder colour: Silver, Galvanised or Ivory (BS10B15) body, shoulder and neck
Not all cylinders are available at all BOC outlets. Please check with our Customer Service Centre on 0800
111 333. Other sized cylinders may also be available on request.

Nitrous Oxide Industrial, Compressed (N2O)


Gas Code 191
Gas
Nitrous Oxide

Purity
>99.0%

Cylinder
Sizes

Nett Content
(m3)

Gauge Pressure
(kPa @ 15C)
Outlet Connection

Material
Code

19.7

4,700

191G

5/8 BSP RH
Internal (Type 10)

Cylinder colour: Royal Blue (BS20D44) body, shoulder and neck


Not all cylinders are available at all BOC outlets. Please check with our Customer Service Centre on
0800111 333.
Note: Fitted with Minimum Pressure Retaining (MPR) type valve.

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Fuel Gases
Hydrogen (H2)
Applications

Features

Heat transfer applications

An important addition to argon


in a range of argon-hydrogen
shielding gases for plasma
welding

Can be used with argon in a


range of gas mixtures for plasma
cutting primarily stainless steel
and copper alloys

Benefits

Odourless, colourless and


tasteless

Has the highest thermal


conductivity of all gases

Will ignite easily so cylinders


must not be snifted
Burns with an invisible flame
Lighter than air so will collect at
ceiling level

Is supplied at higher pressures


than other fuel gases

Also used with oxygen for


underwater flame cutting.
Deeper cutting requires
increased pressure of fuel and
oxygen.
Can be used as an alternative
power source when used with a
fuel cell to generate electricity
In the glass industry, used to
form the rim on glasses

Produces a flame of
approximately 2,834C when
used with oxygen

Burns with a clean carbon-free


and soot-free flame

Hydrogen Industrial Grade, Compressed (H2)


Gas Code 141
Cylinder
Sizes

Nett Content
(m3)

Gauge Pressure
(kPa @ 15C)
Outlet Connection

Material
Code

>99.5%

6.3

15,200

141G

15ppm*

2.0

15,200

Gas

Purity

Hydrogen
Water Vapour
Oxygen

10ppm

AS2473 Type 20

141E

Manifold Packs (Manpaks) available on quotation


Cylinder colour: Red (BS04E53) body, shoulder and neck.
Not all cylinders and packs are available at all BOC outlets. Please check with our Customer Service Centre
on 0800 111 333. Other sized cylinders and packs may also be available on request.
Note: Fitted with Minimum Pressure Retaining (MPR) type valves to ensure product quality.

* Full cylinder pressure @ 15C

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Industrial Gases

Laser Gases

Most industrial lasers need gases both to generate the laser light
(lasing gases) and to assist in the process, be it cutting or welding
(assist gases). All BOC laser gases are produced at ISO 9001
accredited facilities and are designed to meet and exceed the
specifications of laser manufacturers.
Whether you have a CO2, Nd:YAG, exicimer or diode laser, gases
of the correct quality are important not only to maintain the lasers
reliability but also to ensure the highest process productivity.
The BOC range of laser gases have been specifically designed in
conjunction with laser manufacturers to minimise laser down time
and to achieve optimum process performance.

BOC Laser Gases


Gas

Code

Use

Process

Page

Carbon Dioxide Laser Grade (CO2)

131

Lasing Gas

Resonator

70

Helium Industrial Grade (He)

014

Lasing Gas

Resonator

70

Helium Zero Grade (He)

023

Lasing Gas

Resonator

70

Nitrogen Industrial Grade (N2)

016

Lasing Gas

Resonator

71

Nitrogen Zero Grade (N2)

025

Lasing Gas

Resonator

71

Lasermix H

302

Lasing Gas

Resonator

72

Lasermix N

301

Lasing Gas

Resonator

72

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Laser Gases

Lasing Gases

Pure

Carbon Dioxide Laser Grade (CO2)


Gas Code 131
Applications
Gas
Carbon Dioxide

Purity

Benefits

CO2 laser resonator gas

>99.995%

Hydrocarbons

<15ppm

Moisture

<10ppm

Cylinder
Sizes

Capacity (kg)

22

Low hydrocarbon and moisture


levels improve laser reliability and
performance

Gauge Pressure
(kPa @ 15C)
Outlet Connection

AS2473 Type 30

Material
Code
131F

Cylinder colour (to AS4484): Green grey body, shoulder and neck.
Only available in above size.

Helium Instrument Grade (He)


Gas Code 014
Gas
Helium
Water Vapour
Oxygen

Purity
>99.99%

Cylinder
Size

Nett Content
(m3)

Gauge Pressure
(kPa @ 15C)
Outlet Connection

Material
Code

8.3

20,000

014G

10ppm*
10ppm

5/8 BSP RH Internal


(Type 10)

Manifold packs (Manpaks) available on quotation.


Cylinder colour: Middle brown (BS06C39) body, Light blue (BS18E50) neck.
Note: Fitted with minimum Pressure Retaining (MPR) type valve to ensure product quality.

* Full cylinder pressure @ 15C

Helium Zero Grade (He)


Gas Code 023
Gas
Helium
Water Vapour

Purity
>99.995%

Cylinder
Size

Nett Content
(m3)

Gauge Pressure
(kPa @ 15C)
Outlet Connection

Material
Code

8.3

20,000

023G

5ppm*

Oxygen

5ppm

5/8 BSP RH Internal


(Type 10)

Manifold packs (Manpaks) available on quotation.


Cylinder colour: Middle brown (BS06C39) body, Light blue (BS18E50) neck.
Note: Fitted with minimum Pressure Retaining (MPR) type valve to ensure product quality.

* Full cylinder pressure @ 15C

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Laser Gases

Lasing Gases

Pure

Nitrogen Instrument Grade (N2)


Gas Code 016
Gas
Nitrogen
Water Vapour
Oxygen

Purity
>99.99%

Cylinder
Size

Nett Content
(m3)

Gauge Pressure
(kPa @ 15C)
Outlet Connection

Material
Code

8.9

20,000

016G

10ppm*
10ppm

5/8 BSP RH Internal


(Type 10)

Manifold packs (Manpaks) available on quotation.


Cylinder colour: French grey (BS12B21) body, Black (BS00E53) shoulder, Light blue (BS18E50) neck.
Note: Fitted with minimum Pressure Retaining (MPR) type valve to ensure product quality.

* Full cylinder pressure @ 15C

Nitrogen Zero Grade (N2)


Gas Code 025
Gas
Nitrogen
Water Vapour

Purity
>99.998%
5ppm*

Oxygen

5ppm

Cylinder
Size

Nett Content
(m3)

Gauge
Pressure
(kPa @ 15C) Outlet Connection

Material
Code

8.9

20,000

025G

5/8 BSP RH Internal


(Type 10)

Manifold packs (Manpaks) available on quotation.


Cylinder colour: French grey (BS12B21) body, Black (BS00E53) shoulder, Light blue (BS18E50) neck.
Note: Fitted with minimum Pressure Retaining (MPR) type valve to ensure product quality.

* Full cylinder pressure @ 15C

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Laser Gases

Lasing Gases

Premixed

Lasermix H
Gas Code 302
Gas
Nitrogen
Carbon Dioxide

Composition
13.5 1.5%

Nett Content
(m3)

Gauge Pressure
(kPa @ 15C)
Outlet Connection

Material
Code

GS

7.13

17,200

302GS

4.5 1.5%

Helium
Water Vapour

Cylinder
Size

Balance
10ppm*

5/8 BSP RH Internal


(Type 10)

Cylinder colour: Middle brown (BS06C39) body, Green (BS14E56) neck and shoulder.
Only available in above sizes.
Note: Fitted with Minimum Pressure Retaining (MPR) type valve.

* Full cylinder pressure @ 15C

Lasermix N
Gas Code 301
Gas

Purity

Helium

40.0 1.0%

Carbon Dioxide

5.0 0.25%

Nitrogen
Water Vapour

Balance
10ppm*

Cylinder
Size

Nett Content
(m3)

Gauge Pressure
(kPa @ 15C)
Outlet Connection

Material
Code

GS

5.8

13,700

301GS

5/8 BSP RH Internal


(Type 10)

Cylinder colour: Green Grey (AS4484) body, Middle brown (BS06C39) shoulder, Silver (BS00A01) neck.
Only available in above sizes.
Note: Fitted with Minimum Pressure Retaining (MPR) type valve.

* Full cylinder pressure @ 15C

Special Laser Gas Mixtures


Description
BOC supplies a variety of pre-mixed gases and an extensive range of specialist gas mixtures for all major lasers.
RingBOC Customer Service on 0800 111 333 for details.

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Industrial Gases

Refrigeration Gases

Refrigeration Gases
Product

Gas Code

Page

Refrigerant R134a

0155

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Refrigerant R22

0158

74

Refrigerant R404A

0248

74

Refrigerant R507

0250

75

Ammonia, Refrigerant R717 (NH3)

178

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Other refrigerants can be supplied but are not a stock


item. RingBOC Customer Service on 0800111333
fordetails

Refrigerant R134a
Gas Code 0155
Gas

Purity

HFC 134a 1, 1, 1, 2 Tetrafluoroethane

>99.7% wt

Cylinder Sizes

Content (kg)

Gauge Pressure
(kPa @ 21C)

Min Cylinder Test Outlet


Pressure (MPa)
Connection

Material Code

WH

460.0

387

3.6

0155WH

65.0

387

3.6

0155R

22.0

387

3.6

0155P

AS 2473 Type 34

Cylinder colour (to AS4484): Galvanised or white body, aqua shoulder and valve guard.

Description

Uses and Features

Refrigerant gas R134a is a colourless, non-flammable


gas at atmospheric pressure with a slight ethereal
odour. Supplied at low pressure in metal cylinders. Also
available pre-mixed with UV dye (Genetron 134a +UV).

Wide use in household and commercial refrigeration,


and automotive air-conditioning. Properties make
R134a suitable for use in medium temperature food
cabinets, water chillers and fountains, heat pumps and
dehumidifiers.
Increasing use as a replacement for CFC 12.
Blowing agent for various foams.
Propellant for aerosol pharmaceuticals, lacquers,
deodourants, perfumes, mousses, air fresheners,
insecticides, cleaning and other household products.

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Refrigeration Gases
Refrigerant R22
Gas Code 0158
Gas

Purity

HCFC 22 Chlorodifluoromethane

>99.5% wt

Cylinder Sizes

Content (kg)

Gauge Pressure
(kPa @ 21C)

Min Cylinder Test Outlet


Pressure (MPa)
Connection

Material Code

WH

460.0

730

3.6

0158WH

65.0

730

3.6

0158R

22.0

730

3.6

0158P

AS 2473 Type 34

Cylinder colour (to AS4484): White or galvanised body, moss green shoulder and valve guard.
Drum colour: white or galvanised body, moss green drum ends.

Description

Uses and Features

A colourless, non-flammable, non-toxic gas. In low


concentrations it is odourless. In higher concentrations
its odour is mild and somewhat ethereal. It is shipped in
steel cylinders as a liquefied gas.

R22 is very popular for use in all types of household and


commercial refrigeration and air conditioning equipment
with reciprocating rotary, scroll and screw compressors.
The high refrigeration properties of R22 permit the use
of smaller equipment a considerable advantage where
space is at a premium.

Refrigerant R404A
Gas Code 0248
Gas

HFC 143a Trifluoroethane

52

HFC 125 Pentafluoroethane

44

HFC 134a Tetrafluoroethane

Purity

>99.7% wt

Cylinder Sizes

Content (kg)

Gauge Pressure
(kPa @ 21C)

Min Cylinder Test Outlet


Pressure (MPa)
Connection

Material Code

45.0

1270

4.2

0248R

16.0

1270

4.2

AS 2473 Type 34

0248P

Cylinder colour (to AS4484): Galvanised body, brown shoulder and valve guard.

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Description

Uses and Features

Colourless, non-flammable gas at atmospheric pressure


with a slight ethereal odour. Supplied in low pressure
cylinders.

Commercial and medium temperature refrigeration


applications.
A replacement for CFC 502.

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Refrigeration Gases
Refrigerant R507
Gas Code 0250
Gas

HFC 125 Pentafluoroethane

50

HFC 143a Trifluroethane

50

Purity

>99.7% wt

Cylinder Sizes

Content (kg)

Gauge Pressure
(kPa @ 21C)

Min Cylinder Test Outlet


Pressure (MPa)
Connection

Material Code

45.0

670

4.2

0250R

15.0

670

4.2

AS 2473 Type 34

0250P

Cylinder colour: White or galvanised body, brown (BS04B23) shoulder and valve guard.

Description

Uses and Features

Colourless, non-flammable gas at atmospheric pressure


with a slight ethereal odour. Supplied in low pressure
cylinders.

Commercial and medium temperature refrigeration


applications.
A replacement for CFC 502.

Ammonia, Refrigerant R717 (NH3)


Gas Code 178
Gas

Purity

Ammonia

99.9% w/w

Cylinder Sizes

Content (kg)

Gauge Pressure
(kPa @ 21C)

Min Cylinder Test Outlet


Pressure (MPa)
Connection

Material Code

WH

230

790

3.6

178WH

56

790

3.6

AS 2473 Type 32

178S

Cylinder colour (to AS4484): White or silver (galvanised) body, slate shoulder and valve guard.

Description

Uses and Features

Ammonia is a colourless, corrosive gas that has a


pungent odour. Ammonia gas is flammable, toxic and
dissolves readily in water. It is supplied as a liquefied gas
at low pressure in metal cylinders.

Used in both absorption and compressor type systems.

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Alternative to fluorcarbon refrigerants in large modern


commercial refrigeration systems.
Within industrial, chemical and agricultural processes,
typical uses of ammonia include the case hardening of
steel by nitriding, water disinfecting in conjunction with
chlorine, environmental control of particulate matter
by electrostatic precipitation enhancement, effluent
treatment, metal extraction in mining processes, animal
feed improvement and fertiliser production.

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