Skip to main content

Lab Gases & Dry Ice

Dry/Wet Ice, Laboratory Gases, Liquid Nitrogen and Gas Tank regulators and valves are available through Procurement and Payment Services:

Lab Gas Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are available on the Airgas website.

Online Order & Pick-up Forms

Tank Rentals

Gas cylinders incur a monthly rental charge while placed in your lab:

Request an empty cylinder pick-up on the Evanston Campus.
Request an empty cylinder pick-up on the Chicago Campus.

Monitoring Tank Locations

Laboratory Services monitors the quantities and locations of all gas cylinders supplied through this program. When required, our staff must move all tanks so that their location and quantity can be tracked for departments, which occasionally audit the tanks that they are renting.

Therefore, do not move any tanks (empty or full) without contacting Laboratory Services.

Gas Analysis

Gas that is delivered by this service can be analyzed, or certified, for exact proportions. If analysis or certification is necessary, inform us when you place your order; otherwise, non-certified gas will be delivered.

Program Advantages

Dry Ice

Procurement and Payment Services offers a self-service program for obtaining dry ice pellets for both Evanston (Technological Institute receiving dock) and Chicago (Tarry Research & Education Building receiving dock). Customers should bring a container and their chart string, then fill out the order form that is always on the computer screens at both locations. There are scales available to weigh the dry ice. In addition to the self-service dry ice program there are also, on the Chicago campus, standing orders of 50 lb. cakes (7 slabs in a cake) delivered every Monday and Wednesday morning.

Contact Eric Middleton (x 3-8828) if you would like to be placed on a standing order or if you have any questions.

Contact Lab Services

For more information, email labservices@northwestern.edu or call 312-503-8828.

Do you have feedback for Lab Gas Services? Let us know what you think on our Online Comment Card.

Back to top