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Old 09-07-2019, 07:23 AM
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Old 09-07-2019, 05:07 PM
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Refrigirent is used in all sorts of things from your fridge/AC unit/in your car and even medicine(mri scanners) it cools things down in a refridgeration system. It generally comes as a liquid. Helium is a refridgerent it's used in medical applications like mri( magnetic resonance imaging. Balloon helium is recycled as it isn't pure enough for medical grade applications. DM me if you want to know more about refrigerant and how a refrigeration system works
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Old 10-07-2019, 11:59 PM
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As Dude1234 said, it's a class of chemicals that as the change between liquid and gas under pressure, they transfer heat very well. That's why they're used in the coils on car and home AC units and refrigerators. The evaporator coil picks up heat, making things cold. Then that "heat" is released from the condenser coil.


I'm assuming you found an old tank of the stuff. Be careful with using it in balloons, as it is very cold when it comes out of the tank. Otherwise, just don't fill a whole room with the stuff, just like you shouldn't do with helium.
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Old 11-07-2019, 01:45 AM
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Wait before you do anything with that tank what does it say on it does it have any labels on it.
Because some refigirent is poisonous to you and the environment.
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Old 13-07-2019, 03:58 AM
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I think it's way heavier than air so not much fun in balloons.
I once filled a balloon with that "canned air" that you use to blow dust out of places, and it dropped to the floor like a rock.
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Old 13-07-2019, 04:20 AM
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I think it's way heavier than air so not much fun in balloons.
I once filled a balloon with that "canned air" that you use to blow dust out of places, and it dropped to the floor like a rock.
The two most common gases used in canned air are known commercially as R-12 and R-134a, the latter is currently used in cars, window AC units, and refrigerators, replacing the former after it was proven to harm the ozone layer. They are indeed more dense.
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I think it's way heavier than air so not much fun in balloons.
I once filled a balloon with that "canned air" that you use to blow dust out of places, and it dropped to the floor like a rock.

Umm, any balloon filled with air/oxygen will sink and drop to the floor like a rock, because it's not a lighter-than-air gas.
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