Ar ≥ 99,998 %
The universal inert gas for a wide range of applications and materials
WIG welding MIG welding Plasma welding Plasma cutting Forming gas

arcal prime cylinder exeltop 33l 300 bar | REF. i2013l33e3a001

Ar ≥ 99,998 %
Cylinder | 300 bar | 33L EXELTOP | 10,10 m³

arcal prime cylinder smartop 50l 200 bar | REF. i2013l50s2a001

Ar ≥ 99,998 %
Cylinder | 200 bar | 50L SMARTOP | 10,70 m³

More about ARCAL™ Prime

More about ARCAL™ Prime Argon 4.8 (Ar)

ARCAL™ Prime is one of the four premium products in the ARCAL™ Reference Line - Air Liquide's standardized product line with consistent product specifications.

Applications of ARCAL™ Prime

ARCAL™ Prime is a shielding gas for welding from the Air Liquide ARCAL™ family. The leading brand finds application in arc welding such as TIG welding of non-alloy and low-alloy steels or MIG welding of non-ferrous metals. Therefore you are always on the safe side with the premium product ARCAL™ Prime, when it is about gas-shielded welding such as TIG welding and MIG welding. But Arcal™ Prime is also the ideal choice for automated welding such as plasma welding or for brazing. Thus you can ensure a high welding quality for gas shielded welding and welding work! 



MIG welding

non-ferrous materials, aluminium and copper materials

WIG welding

chromium-nickel steel, gas sensitive materials such as titanium, tantalum, niobium, aluminum and its alloys as well as the copper materials

plasma welding

all weldable plasma materials

plasma cutting

all existing metals

3D printing

stainless steel, titanium, aluminum, cobalt-chromium and nickel-based alloys

What are my advantages of ARCAL™ Prime?

ARCAL™ Prime high purity argon adapts to all your needs for arc shielding gas and ensures a worry-free operation: Reliability - thanks to a high product quality, Simplicity - through multiple applications and Performance - through optimized welding processes.

Your advantages in detail:



• Pure argon > 99.998%

• Complies with ISO 14175-I1-Ar

• Very low level of H2O, O2 and N2 impurities


•  TIG welding gas and plasma welding gas of all materials including the most sensitive: aluminum, titanium, zirconium, magnesium, copper and their alloys

• MIG welding of aluminum alloys, including pulse welding

• Root shielding of all materials


• The high purity of the gas guarantees that a weld bead is achieved free from any defects

• Excellent weld appearance, whether on TIG stainless steel or MIG aluminum or plasma titanium


Properties and features of ARCAL™ Prime

ARCAL™ Prime has a gas purity of ≥ 99.998 vol. % and only very low impurities such as moisture, oxygen and nitrogen, which ensures high welding quality!

The product is standardized according to DIN EN ISO 14175-I1-Ar.

When is ARCAL™ Prime the right product for me?

ARCAL™ Prime is the universal shielding gas solution for all TIG welding, MIG welding and plasma welding processes. The gas is particularly well suited for welding gas-sensitive materials. It also enables a high quality weld seam with low oxide weld seam surfaces.

Supply forms of ARCAL™ Prime

ARCAL™ Prime is available in different gas cylinders for every requirement with easy handling and optimal quality. The product is available in gas cylinders with innovative valves, in cylinder bundles and in a liquid supply form. Now newly added: the revolutionary Qlixbi gas supply system in the new gas cylinders. You can find more information at

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