Where to Buy Industrial-Strength Ammonia

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Industrial-strength ammonia isn’t like a cleaning product that you can just buy in a store that uses the power of ammonia to give windows and mirrors a streak-free clean. It’s something that needs to be purchased through the proper channels and with a professional supplier. 

So where do you obtain industrial-strength ammonia?

Whether you need anhydrous ammonia or ammonium hydroxide, Airgas Specialty Products is a professional supplier of ammonia you can trust. Here is why you need to purchase industrial-strength ammonia from a professional and why we think we’re the right choice for you.

The Technicalities: Anhydrous Ammonia and Ammonium Hydroxide

Industrial ammonia can be a fickle thing. Because it exists mostly in a gaseous state, it has to undergo a series of procedures to assume a liquid form. 

Industrial ammonia is available in two forms, but both require hands-on attention from the supplier:

  • At atmospheric pressure and temperature, anhydrous ammonia has to be under great pressure to remain in a liquid state because its boiling point is very low, at -28°Farenheit. It quickly dissolves to gas unless it’s stored at incredibly high pressure levels. 
  • To create ammonium hydroxide, anhydrous ammonia has to be dissolved in water to form a solution. It is more stable than anhydrous ammonia but still needs careful supervision and adherence to state regulations.

Why does this matter when searching for a supplier of industrial ammonia? You need a commercial supplier who knows not only how to manufacture a stable form of industrial ammonia but a supplier who puts thought into how you are using the product.

At Airgas Specialty Products, we offer both anhydrous ammonia and ammonium hydroxide in multiple forms and dilutions based on your needs and your specific requirements. We have the right fit no matter how you plan to use ammonia.

Anhydrous ammonia is available as a refrigerant and also in commercial and premium grades. Ammonium hydroxide is available for use as a reagent in solutions of both 19 percent and 29 percent ammonium. When you purchase industrial ammonia from Airgas Specialty Products, we have the exact dilution levels and purity grades you need to get the job done correctly.

The Safety Precautions: Why You Need a Professional Supplier

At room temperature, pure ammonia is a colorless gas that is highly irritating. It has a strong, pungent odor that is so intense it can feel suffocating. For this reason, it’s something that needs to be safely handled by qualified professionals with the right tools to store and transport this chemical. While it is generally safe, you need to deal with a supplier that knows how to handle the product. 

Why else should you trust only the pros to handle your industrial-strength ammonia needs? 

It’s a highly volatile compound. Here are a few reasons why industrial-strength, pure ammonia isn’t something you find in a store and why you need a fastidious, careful supplier:

  • Ammonia is alkaline in nature, making it corrosive. It needs to be safely stored in steel containers that are frequently checked for corrosion to prevent leaks.
  • Ammonia isn’t highly flammable like some other chemicals, but containers of ammonia are at risk of exploding when they are exposed to high heat.
  • Exposure to high amounts of ammonia vapors can burn your eyes, nose, throat and respiratory tract and can cause skin or eye irritation.
  • Ammonium hydroxide is dangerous when it comes in contact with the skin. It can cause necrosis of tissues (tissue death) and cellular destruction.

Ammonia has all kinds of incredible uses. It’s used as a crop fertilizer, as a commercial refrigerant, to purify wastewater, and with pulp and paper. It is also an important building block in plastics, fabrics, pesticides and dyes and is used in the manufacturing of some pharmaceuticals too. 

However, while it’s incredibly useful across a wide range of industries, it still needs to be handled with the proper care, which is why it’s available through professional suppliers. 

Airgas Specialty Products always puts safety first. Not only are our own procedures safe, but we also are qualified to instruct your team through safety seminars. We also can help you create risk management plans and can aid in emergency management as well. 

The Regulations: Storing Ammonia

There are all kinds of laws and regulations for how you store anhydrous ammonia and ammonium hydroxide. 

For example, in Georgia, it is unlawful for any person or organization to store, transport, sell or manufacture anhydrous ammonia without a permit from the state fire marshal. Additionally, the plans for any storage system of the equivalent of over 2,000 gallons of anhydrous ammonia need to be submitted in duplicate and approved by the state fire marshal. 

Smaller storage systems still need a final inspection from the state fire marshal before issuing a permit. If systems violate any of the regulations or corrode and become unsafe, a permit can be revoked at any time.

There are all kinds of special provisions and stipulations, and when you work with a safety-oriented professional supplier like Airgas Specialty Products, you can trust that we know and follow all of these regulations and help you meet them as well so you can stay in motion. 

You don’t want to halt your processes because you have to make repairs or reapply for a permit. Airgas Specialty Products will help keep you moving and help keep you safe and up to code too.

The Benefits and Services: Working With a Professional Supplier

A professional supplier of industrial-strength anhydrous ammonia and ammonium hydroxide doesn’t just dole out chemicals. At Airgas Specialty Products, for example, we also have an experienced team of engineers that can work closely with you to develop storage and supply systems and even lend its expertise to the design of your facility.

There are other perks to working with a full-service industrial-strength ammonia supplier. What else can Airgas Specialty Products offer you besides a reliable supply of anhydrous ammonia and ammonium hydroxide?

  • Field service
  • Pump outs
  • System maintenance
  • Safety training
  • Storage and supply systems

When you work with Airgas Specialty Products, you aren’t just ordering industrial strength ammonia. You also receive access to expertise and safety standards as well as all kinds of services to support your industrial ammonia storage and supply systems. 

That’s why our answer to the question, “Where do you buy industrial-strength ammonia?” will always be, “From Airgas Specialty Products.” Why? Because we’re not just suppliers; we’re experts too. 

Want to learn more about what Airgas Specialty Products can do for you? Contact us, or request a quote today!