Neon (Ne) is a colorless, odorless, non-flammable and rare gas. Usually neon can be used as a filling gas for colored neon lights for outdoor advertising display. In addition, it can also be used for visual light indicators, voltage adjustment, and laser gas mixture components.
- For neon lights and as a filling medium for the electronics industry (such as high-pressure neon lights, counting tubes, etc.);
- Used in laser technology, as visual indicator, voltage adjustment, and laser gas mixture component;
- Neon-oxygen mixture is used instead of helium-oxygen for breathing;
- Used as low temperature coolant, standard gas, special mixed gas, etc .;
- For high-energy physics research, let neon fill the spark chamber to detect and the behavior of particles;
At high concentrations, the product can reduce the oxygen partial pressure in the air and there is a danger of suffocation. The current symptoms include rapid breathing, lack of concentration, ataxia; fatigue, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, coma, convulsions, and death. No special protection is generally required for production. However, when the oxygen concentration in the air of the workplace is less than 18%, an air respirator, oxygen respirator or long tube mask must be worn.
Storage and transportation
- Transportation precautions: non-corrosive, universal materials can be used. For liquid neon, austenitic stainless steel can be used. Neon is usually stored in glass or steel bottles. During storage and transportation, it should be lightly loaded and unloaded to prevent container damage. Liquid neon has a small output and can be stored and transported in a liquid helium container similar to a small liquid nitrogen screen. When using such a container, the support of its content must be reinforced to accommodate the larger density of liquid neon;
- Precautions for storage: storehouse should be ventilated, low temperature and dry;