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Global Gases supplies helium to MRI business

Global Gases Dubai has begun to supply helium from Matheson Tri-Gas in bulk liquid form.

Global Gases Dubai has begun to supply helium from Matheson Tri-Gas in bulk liquid form. The company is targeting the healthcare business, supplying liquid helium used to cool down the superconducting magnets that are an integral component of MRI systems.

Global Gases Dubai, established in 2002, has previously focused on the supply of argon and services to oil & gas exploration and drilling companies in the Middle East, the Caspian Sea and African offshore fields.

Deepak Mehta, founder, has high expectations for the new helium business. "Helium was my first love in the gases business," he said. "It's the business I grew up in and I am so happy to be back in it, especially with the brand name and global capabilities of Matheson Tri-Gas and Taiyo Nippon Sanso behind me."

Kurt Koederitz, director of operations for Matheson Tri-Gas Global Helium, added: "Global Gases already has a very solid, capable organization, and they are only getting better. I expect that they will soon be off to a great start in the MRI helium supply business."

Liquid helium is used as a cryogenic refrigerant. It is produced commercially for use in superconducting magnets such as those used in MRI systems.

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