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Comprehensive Investigation and Report on Helium Uses.

NTIS: PB 263 515 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries Agreement (14-09-0060-5152):147 pages
Results of the new study were obtained over a 16-month period utilizing a survey questionnaire which identified 12 end uses and which was mailed to 4 separate sample groups. Sales of helium in 1975 were found to be 601 million cubic feet (MMCF) compared with 907 MMCF for 1967. The use categories for helium remained the same, although there was a rearrangement of the percentage used in each of 12 use categories. Cryogenic applications accounted for almost 35 percent of the total volume used followed by pressurizing and welding at 16 percent each. Synthetic breathing mixtures was the fourth highest use category, accounting for 9 percent. The study forecasts that the total volume of helium to be used in the United States in 1977 will increase to 710 MMCF, 957 MMCF by 1985, and 1,315 MMCF by the year 2000. Cumulative helium demand is estimated to be between 25 and 30 billion cubic feet. Although demand is estimated to increase through 2000, the study revealed that new emerging uses of helium are not likely to disrupt the normal growth of the helium market through the year 2000.
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CP; Cooperative Agreement;
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Cooperative Agreement 14-09-0060-5152
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NTIS: PB 263 515; Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries; Agreement No. 14-09-0060-5152
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Midwest Research Institute