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

Social Impact Categories: Sustainable Purchasing, USA-Based

Contract Type: University Contract

Messer has a strategic contract for bulk liquid nitrogen and liquid helium. This supplier also supports a sustainable environment, consistent with U-M’s values.

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 [email protected] and wait for approval prior to purchase.

Hazardous Gases Program: In order to provide a safe U-M research environment, EHShas 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

Order can be placed over the phone at (800) 262-4273, via fax at (888) 262-3298, or via email at [email protected] using your shortcode.

PCards are not accepted

Supplier Contacts:

To order liquid helium:
Phone: (800) 262-4273
Fax: (888) 262-3298
E-mail: [email protected]

To order bulk liquid nitrogen contact:
National Scheduling Center
Phone: (800) 232-4726

For billing questions contact:
Nicoletta Dekany
Phone: (908) 508-2403
E-mail: [email protected]

Product Specialists:
Ryan Sulek – Liquid Nitrogen
Office phone: (517) 225-9534
E-mail: [email protected]

David Hull- Helium
Phone: (901) 550-8815
E-mail: [email protected]

Procurement Contacts:

Research Team