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Airgas Great Lakes

Categories: Facilities, Gases and Cryogenic Gases, Lab and Research

Social Impact Categories: USA-Based

Contract Type: University Contract

Airgas Great Lakes has a strategic supplier for bulk carbon dioxide, welding and safety products and services. This is a restricted commodity. Please check Purchasing Guidelines for instructions.

Purchasing Guidelines

For the purchase of items priced $5,000 or more follow, the equipment ordering procedure. Please see Procedure for Purchasing Equipment for more information.

All purchases: Email a copy of the quote, the HAZARDOUS GAS AUTHORIZATION FORM, and the shortcode to and wait for approval prior to purchase.

Hazardous Gases Program: In order to provide a safe U-M research environment, EHS has instituted a program with U-M Procurement Services which requires approval for specific hazardous gas purchases. Approval must be obtained to purchase the following gases in cylinders larger than a lecture bottle: carbon monoxide, chlorine, fluorine, hydrides (arsine, disilane, diborane, germane, phosphine, and silane), hydrogen, and toxic (NFPA health rating of 3 or 4). Oxygen over 25% also requires approval. Beyond this approval process, all hazardous gases must be used in compliance with NFPA 45 and NFPA 55. Under no circumstance should a researcher purchase more than a 1 year supply of any gas.

Contact EHS for additional information.


  • ShortCode

Buyers should familiarize themselves with instructions on how to order these gases and program details to purchase.

Orders can be placed over the phone at (734) 668-9859 using your shortcode.

PCards are not accepted

Shipping & Handling

Shipping charges apply to all orders.

Supplier Contacts:

For customer service & ordering, contact:
Amy Rentschler
(734) 668-9859
(734) 668-4006 fax

For billing questions, contact:
Rob Westfall
Collections Specialist
Phone: (216) 642-2865

For product questions, contact:
Bill Blackerby, Sales Representative
(800) 900-6247
(734) 891-1542 cell

Procurement Contacts:

Research Team