Why Recycle Helium?

Save money: Recycling helium costs a fraction of the cost of purchasing liquid helium.

Control Supply: Always have liquid helium on hand without worrying about delivery scheduling or shortages.

Help the Environment: Recycling helium preserves a finite resource and reduces the need for further helium extraction.

Case Study

Physics Department, Leiden University

Leiden, Netherlands

Quantum Design Advanced Technology Helium Recycling Case Study:  Leiden University Physics Department

"The small liquefiers are easy to use and can deliver 500-600 liters per week to satisfy our institution’s needs."

Case Study

Institute for Biomagnetism and Biosignal Analysis, University of Münster

Münster, Germany

Quantum Design Advanced Technology Helium Recycling Case Study:  Institute for Biomagnetism and Biosignal Analysis, University of Münster

"Quantum Design was able to help us become more independent from our helium suppliers and avoid the high prices for liquid helium."

The Process:
5 Steps to Helium Recycling

Advanced Technology Helium Recycling - Step 1

Planning

Our experts will walk you through the helium recycling solutions that will work for you, and will help make sure your site is prepared.

Advanced Technology Helium Recycling - Step 2

Installation

We will install all the components at your facility and verify the performance on site.

Advanced Technology Helium Recycling - Step 3

Training

We offer a full digital manual, plus training videos. Our installation engineer will also familiarize you with your new equipment.

Advanced Technology Helium Recycling - Step 4

Service

We will make sure your system continues to operate at peak performance.

Advanced Technology Helium Recycling - Step 5

Savings

Free up funding for other uses.

Technology

Advanced Technology Liquefier 160
(ATL160)

Quantum Design Advanced Technology Helium Recycling - ATL160

Our high-efficiency, mobile liquefier has a 160 liter capacity and provides up to 30 liters/day of liquid helium.

Advanced Technology Purifier 30
(ATP30)

Quantum Design Advanced Technology Helium Recycling - Purifier ATP30

Our helium purifier provides ultra-pure helium gas and is fully automated so that it requires minimal user attention.

Back Pressure Controller (BPC)

Quantum Design Advanced Technology Helium Recycling - Back Pressure Controller

The Back Pressure Controller provides the ultimate in pressure stability for sensitive instruments, making sure that your helium recycling system will not affect measurement accuracy.

 

 

Transferring liquid helium to your cryogenic instruments
is easy and convenient.

ATL liquefiers are mobile and easy to move around your laboratory to make transferring of liquid helium more convenient than ever. Liquefiers are doorway- and ramp-friendly, and the transfer process is as easy as transferring from your current storage dewars.

Funding Options

Quantum Design offers various financing plans for those wishing to take control of their helium supply but are unable to obtain up-front funding for equipment. Financing is provided through Wells Fargo Bank and applications can often be approved within 24-48 hours. If interested, just mention this option to a sales team member during the quoting process.

For those wishing to take control of their helium supply without owning the equipment, Quantum Design offers a lease program through Wells Fargo. Applications can often be approved within 24-48 hours. This option provides the most convenience in terms of equipment upkeep and maintenance. If interested, ask about our leasing plan when talking to a sales team member during the quoting process.

If you can obtain funding to purchase a helium recovery system outright than this is usually the easiest purchasing option. In many cases ROI occurs within 4-5 years, after which your helium supply will always be available at a fraction of the cost of purchasing liquid helium.

News and Publications

Physics World

Qatar blockade highlights fragility of helium supply

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GASWORLD

Global Helium Summit 2.0: Supply source security in focus as event concludes

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YouTube

"Helium is Everything" – A short movie about the importance of helium and how new technology is being developed to recover and recycle it.

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Wired

The Feds Created a Helium Problem That's Screwing Science

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Physical Review Applied (PRA)

Hydrogen-Free Liquid-Helium Recovery Plants: The Solution for Low-Temperature Flow Impedance Blocking

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Physical Review Applied (PRA)

Focus: Liquid Helium Brewed Locally

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Priceonomics

The Increasing Scarcity of Helium

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Superconductivity News Forum (SNF)

Efficient Small-Scale Helium Liquefaction: From Super-Critical Gas to Super-Cooled Single-phase He I

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Physical Review Applied (PRA)

Enhancement of the Liquefaction Rate in Small-Scale Helium Liquefiers Working Near and Above the Critical Point

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The Weekly Standard

A Different Kind of Gas Shortage

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Popular Science

How 9/11 Made The Global Helium Shortage Worse

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United States Congress

H.R.527 - Helium Stewardship Act of 2013

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About Us

For more than 30 years Quantum Design has been a leading manufacturer of automated materials characterization systems incorporating cryogenic technology. Quantum Design instruments may be found in the world’s leading research institutions, and have become the reference standard for a variety of low temperature magnetic and physical property measurements.

Building on this expertise, and fully aware of the requirements for liquid helium in the cryogenic community, Quantum Design now manufactures a full line of helium recycling systems. These systems include helium purifiers and liquefiers, along with a wide range of configurable recovery systems designed to specifically connect with various research cryostats, NMRs, MRIs and MEGs.

In addition to its industry leading instrumentation, Quantum Design has built its reputation on world-class customer service and support. So when you buy a helium recycling system from Quantum Design you not only get a reliable solution to your helium challenges, but also a team of support staff dedicated to keeping your system running at all times and in the most efficient manner possible.

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