Helium is a non-flammable, odorless, inert gas that will not burn. Because helium is lighter than air, it gives floating balloons their lift. While helium is a non-flammable gas, if the tank is punctured or knocked over, the gas can escape with such force that the tank can be propelled at a very high speed.
Always keep cylinders chained to a wall or safety stand. When transporting tanks, even across a room, make sure the safety cap is securely screwed in place and always secure tanks to a cart when transporting.
Helium cylinders are available from balloon distributors. Visit our Distributors page for contact information.
HELIUM INFLATION REGULATORS
Regulators are available in many options including:
Economy Latex Regulators are the most basic model, the durable Economy Regulator is great for rental cylinders with an easy, hand-tight connection. The Flex-Tilt Valve allows users to to inflate foils and latex balloons.
Precision Plus Regulators are the #1 choice for balloon professionals, the Precision Plus lets you inflate foil balloons automatically to the perfect pressure and size. Costly foil balloon breakage is eliminated and maximum flying time is assured. The foil inflating outlet points downward to allow for fast one-hand inflation of valved foil balloons. The latex balloon filling outlet is available with a fast-flow push valve or a flex-tilt style outlet for manual inflation of latex balloons. The new latex inflation outlet features an extension tip to fill 5" and smaller balloons.
Bubble Balloon Regulators automatically inflate Bubbles®, Deco Bubbles® and foil balloons to the perfect pressure and size with “Wrinkle-Free Seams”. Costly balloon breakage is eliminated and maximum flying time is assured. Includes a latex balloon filling outlet with a fast-flow push valve or a flex-tilt style outlet for manual inflation of latex balloons. The push valve outlet features an extension tip to inflate 5", valved, and entertainer balloons.
60/40 Helium/Air Regulators are ideal for use with 16" and larger balloons. Fast flow push valve mixes 40% air with 60% helium. For example, on a large job that would normally require 10 helium cylinders, using the Helium/Air Regulator would only require 6 cylinders! Regulator investment is quickly recovered with helium savings. By covering air intakes, this Regulator will also inflate balloons with 100% helium.
Precision Air Inflators are the ultimate decorator’s tool, the Precision Air automatically sizes air-filled latex balloons without the use of heavy cylinders, noisy air compressors, or time-consuming templates. The electrical unit provides digital timing to accurately size two air-filled balloons simultaneously at the touch of the foot pedal control. Inflates 5" - 16" round latex balloons and specialty latex balloons 3" in diameter and larger.
Cool Air Inflators quickly and easily inflate all sizes of balloons by pressing down on the push valve outlet. The push valve features an extension tip outlet for inflating foil balloons, 5" round and 260Q′s. Remove the extension tip to inflate 11" balloons and larger. The motor runs only during the inflation cycle making it an ideal inflator for retail settings and decorators.
Air Force 4 Inflators are ideal for on-the-job decorating. Unmatched for their speed and efficiency, the powerful motor and turbo air intakes enable fast, simultaneous inflation on four outlets. The continual-air blower is designed to maintain a fixed temperature and not overheat on large jobs. The electric inflator can be foot-pedal controlled or set to the continual “ON” mode for mass inflation of latex balloons. Attach the Large Balloon Inflation Hose to quickly inflate 16″ and larger latex balloons in 1/3 of the time. When working on a tight deadline, the Air Force 4 is the professional’s choice to get the job done.
Dual Split-Second Sizers feature a digital control panel allowing you to easily set and adjust the inflation cycle time in tenths of a second. Precisely inflate one single balloon, two identically sized balloons, or two different sized balloons. Connects to a helium or nitrogen tank, or an air compressor*. The Dual Split-Second Sizer also makes inflating latex double bubbles easy with the Double Bubble Outlet. The Auto-Fill Foil Outlet inflates foil balloons to the correct pressure and size. Automatic sizing ensures balloons are properly inflated and eliminates costly balloon breakage. The Sound Reduction (SR) Outlets, make the unit up to 10 decibels quieter during inflation cycles.
* When using an air compressor with the Dual Split-Second Sizer, it’s recommended you use Conwin’s Air Compressor Hook-Up Hose to ensure moisture and dirt does not enter the inflator.
Duplicator 2's have a digital control panel that allows you to easily set and adjust the inflation cycle time in tenths of a second. Automatically inflate and size 5" to 36" latex balloons at the touch of a button or tap of the foot pedal. The built-in Auto-Fill Foil Outlet inflates foil balloons to the correct pressure and size. Automatic sizing ensures balloons are properly inflated and eliminates costly balloon breakage. The Duplicator 2 is a perfect choice for bouquets and centerpieces, making it an essential tool for decorators and store owners alike. Connects to a helium or nitrogen tank, or an air compressor. The Sound Reduction (SR) outlets, make the unit up to 10 decibels quieter during inflation cycles. Versatile accessories, found below, can help increase efficiency and productivity while in the store or on-the-job.