In an era where sustainability and responsible resource management are essential, helium, an irreplaceable element for various industrial applications, faces a shortage. Beyond the economic impact of helium’s rising cost, there’s a pressing need to manage this non-renewable resource sustainably. This article delves into the mechanics and benefits of helium recovery systems, with a focus on our PURE system, as a potential solution to this issue.

Helium is a non-renewable resource that, once used, escapes into the atmosphere and is lost forever. This poses a significant threat to industries reliant on helium, not only for leak detection but also in medical procedures, aerospace technologies, and scientific research. The increasing scarcity of helium has led to price increases, affecting industries and consumers.

Helium recovery systems, such as our PURE system, recapture helium from leak detection tests and other applications, purify it, and prepare it for reuse. The PURE system can process helium mixed with air/nitrogen at a 70% concentration and purify it to the required machine input pressure and concentration. This allows for efficient low leak rate tests without extensive parameter changes.

Investing in a helium recovery system is not only financially wise but also eco-friendly. By reusing helium, businesses can significantly lower their ecological footprint, aligning with global sustainability goals. Continuous recycling conserves helium and reduces the waste of other gases mixed with it.

We proudly highlight our PURE Helium Recovery and Purification System, which addresses sustainability issues and boasts unique features. It is compatible with any Helium Leak Testing (HeLT) setup using helium at pressures below 3 bar and does not require changes to the machine’s pre-evacuation levels, maintaining consistent cycle times. Additionally, PURE is transferable between machines, offering flexibility in high-volume production lines.

The initial cost of installing a helium recovery system may seem high, but the long-term savings are substantial. With rising helium costs, the return on investment for a recovery system can be quickly realised.

Embracing sustainable technologies is now essential for ecological balance and long-term economic viability. Helium recovery systems like our PURE machine offer a practical solution to this challenge, demonstrating a real commitment to corporate sustainability.

Sustainable practices not only reduce operational costs but also enhance a company’s reputation and stakeholder relationships, contributing to long-term success. Thus, investing in helium recovery is a strategic move for today and a commitment to a more sustainable, responsible future.