Energas has a variety of supply options to suit all requirements, whether your balloon needs are large or small.

From single 10 litre cylinders for small scale events to multi cylinder packs, Energas have the solution for every occasion including:

  • Promotional launches

  • Forecourt display

  • Public Houses & restaurants

  • Product placement

  • Open days

  • Exhibitions

  • Weddings and parties

We offer a nationwide distribution service via our national vehicle fleet and our extensive agency network of delivery and collection centres.

Getting Started

Before purchasing your Helium cylinders you need to take into consideration the following:

  • What size and type of balloons are you looking to use and how many
  • Using the table on the opposite page you can determine what your cylinder requirements will be
  • Identify a designated safe storage and dispensing area.
  • This area should be flat to enable safe storage of cylinders and clear of walkways, stairs and exits.
  • A safe system for transporting and storing your Balloon
  • Gas cylinder around your premises
  • A Balloon Gas Inflator system to fit Air Liquide UK cylinders
  • Follow recommendations for safe inflation of balloons by the British Compressed Gas Association (BCGA) and The Balloon Association (NABAS)

Cylinder Information

Our Balloon Gas cylinders come in various sizes and the charts below will help in selecting the correct product for your requirements.

Cylinder Specification

How Many Balloons Can I Fill?

The number of balloons you can fill will depend on the cylinder used and size of balloons, here are some guidelines to help.

Operating Instructions and Safety Guidelines

Operating Instructions:
1. Rip off plastic cap from cylinder valve outlet.
2. Screw the pressure regulator or balloon filling adaptor firmly onto cylinder outlet. The adaptor is designed to be screwed tight by hand.
3. Open the hand-operated valve by turning slowly anticlockwise.
4. The balloon filling adaptors available are for either unvalved or valved balloons. The unvalved inflator has a rubber extension nozzle.
4.1 Put the neck of the balloon over the rubber nozzle, hold the balloon firmly, gently tilt the nozzle to inflate the balloon and release when the desired balloon size is reached.
The valved inflator has a brass cone outlet with extension piece.
4.2 Put the neck of the balloon over the brass cone extension, hold the balloon firmly, gently pull the cone towards the adaptor body to inflate the balloon and release when the desired balloon size is reached.
5. Close the cylinder valve when balloon filling is completed by turning the handwheel clockwise. Then, purge the remaining pressure from the adaptor by bending the rubber nozzle or pulling the brass cone as stated above.
6. Unscrew the adaptor and return it with the cylinder.

Safety Rules

  • When in use, always keep the cylinder in vertical position, suitable restraint should be adopted.

  • When transporting the cylinder, always ensure it’s secure, will not roll around, the valve cannot be knocked and the vehicle is well ventilated.

  • Never drop the cylinder.

  • Keep cylinder away from heat.

  • Never open the cylinder valve unless a pressure regulator or balloon filling adaptor has been screwed into the valve outlet. The gas is at very high pressure and uncontrolled discharge can cause serious injury.

  • Never deliberately inhale balloon gas. It is an asphyxiant gas which in large concentrations can cause unconsciousness and possibly death.

  • Always keep children and animals away from the cylinder. Balloons might be toys, cylinders are not!

What To Do:

Use cylinder trolleys to move cylinders
Read and understand safety precautions supplied with cylinder
Always use a regulator/inflator designed for balloon filling
Transport cylinders safely
Ensure cylinder is in a ‘secure, upright’ position prior to use
Keep away from children during inflation
Close the cylinder ‘master’ valve after each use and when the cylinder is empty
Remove Inflator prior to transport to avoid damage
Keep cylinders cool and away from heat sources
Use cylinder in a well ventilated area

What NOT TO Do:

What NOT TO Do:
DO NOT leave cylinders unattended
DO NOT allow anyone to breathe Helium direct from the cylinder
DO NOT allow anyone to breathe Helium from filled balloons
DO NOT allow children or unauthorised persons to use or handle cylinders
DO NOT use cylinders as rollers, transport safely
NEVER smoke when dealing with gas

Balloon Gas Safety Advice

Although Helium is inert, non-toxic and non-flammable ingestion in extreme cases can result in asphyxiation. Use with care!

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