Helium and balloon filling

Balloons filled with helium turn any event into an unforgettable celebration. But if you do something wrong, the party can be ruined.
There are two main types of equipment intended for filling balloons with helium on the market. First (1), filling with conical valve springs (balloons are filled when pressure is applied to the filling cone). And second (2), filling with a flexible tip (balloons are filled when the flexible filling nozzle is bent). Below are options for filling the balloons with helium safely for both types of equipment.

Filling balloons:

1. Take a helium cylinder (brown-coloured cylinder) and remove the film and the cap protecting the valve threads. Remember that the presence of the protective film and cap means that the cylinder is full and no one has used it before you.

 

 Check that the thread dimensions of the valve and reducer match. If the threads of the reducer and valve do not match (there are several standards on the market), ask our experts to assist you!

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  2. Put the reducer on the valve, screwing the reducer nut clockwise. Remember that it is not necessary to tighten the reducer with a wrench, everything is done by hand! If the threads of the reducer and valve do not match (there are several standards on the market), ask our experts to assist you!

 

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3. Open the valve slowly counter-clockwise and make sure that there is no sound of leakage. Be careful to not be on the opposite side of the valve and the filling cone. Make sure that the cylinder is in a stable position. Remember that opening the valve completely without a screwed on reducer creates a jet, which may cause the cylinder to move uncontrollably and cause injuries to other people.

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4. Place the balloon neck on the filling cone reducer (1) or on the flexible filling nozzle (2) and press gently. You will feel the balloon beginning to fill up. When the balloon is filled to your liking, release the filling cone reducer (1) or the filling nozzle (2).
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5. Tie the balloon neck with rope or ribbon. You may also use special plastic clips. Some filling reducers are equipped with hidden blades for cutting threads and ribbons to make filling the balloons more convenient.

 

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6. Once the work is done, close the valve on the cylinder (clockwise) and release the helium in the reducer by pressing the filling cone reducer (1) or flexible filling nozzle (2) again.

 

 

 

 

 

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7. After helium has been removed from the reducer, you can safely unscrew the reducer, turning the reducer nut counter-clockwise.

 

 

 

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Storing cylinders:

  • Keep the cylinder out of reach of children and non-authorised persons.
  • Avoid heating the cylinder above 50 °C.
  • Store in a well-ventilated area. In the event of leakage, helium may replace oxygen in the air and make the air unsuitable for breathing.
  • Keep the cylinder valve closed at all times and remove helium from the reducer (when connecting the reducer).

Transporting cylinders:

  • Transport cylinders only when the filling reducer is removed.
  • When transporting cylinders in passenger cars, the valve should be positioned towards the centre of the vehicle.
  • Secure the cylinder during transport to prevent the cylinder from moving.
  • Make sure that the cylinder valve does not come into contact with other items that may open it during transport.

If you have any questions, please contact our experts!



 

 

  

 

  
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