Operation and Safety

Having a helium tank is great but what good is it if you don't know how to use it? Follow these instructions to have a safe and easy experience with your tank.

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Transport
  • Once you have your tank, carry the Balloon Buddy or Party Animal by their handle to your vehicle.

  • If you have a Show Stopper we recommend using a dolly to move the tank.

  • Secure your tank to prevent it from rolling around or becoming a projectile in the event of a crash.

  • This can be done by strapping it down with tie-downs and ratchet straps.

  • Open your windows slightly for ventilation and turning on your A/C will help as long as it's bringing in air from the outside.

Tank Operation
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When you're ready to begin filling balloons place the tank on a solid surface to ensure it does not tip over and fall.

If you have a Show Stopper unscrew the cap by rotating it counter clockwise.

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Screw the regulator into the valve by turning the black grip clockwise, hand-tight is fine, do not use a wrench.

Open the tank by turning the handwheel at the top of the valve counter-clockwise. There's arrows on the handwheel guiding you which way to turn it to open or close the tank.

To inflate a balloon, fit the balloon opening around the black tip and tilt slowly in any direction. Please do no tilt the tip too hard as you may break it, if the gas is releasing slowly that means the tank is low on pressure and will be empty soon.

When you're finished inflating all of your balloons, turn the tank off by turning the handwheel clockwise until firm.

Release the pressure by tilting the tip for 2 seconds. This makes it easier to unscrew the regulator.

Unscrew the regulator by turning the black grip counter-clockwise.

Congratulations! You just did your first balloon fill.
If you have questions or concerns, call us anytime at: 844-435-4862

Safety

Helium is an inert, non-toxic, non-flammable gas. Despite this, it is still pressurized and can still be dangerous if misused or if proper safety practices are ignored. We've displayed here what we believe to be the most important safety information to ensure your event happens safely.

 

Failure to adhere to these standards renders Helium 2 Rent free of liability for whatever may happen.

DO NOT INHALE HELIUM

Although helium is non-toxic it can still act as an asphyxiant if inhaled by displacing the oxygen in your lungs. Your brain cannot receive oxygen if your lungs are filled with helium.

DO NOT TRANSPORT TANK WITH REGULATOR STILL ATTACHED

The handles and caps of tanks were designed to protect the valve. The regulator becomes an extension of the valve when attached and also becomes exposed to danger since it is no longer enclosed. If a tank were to fall or hit something with the regulator still attached the valve could twist, releasing all contents and become a hazard.

STORE AND USE IN A WELL VENTILATED ENVIRONMENT

Helium tanks may leak and fill an enclosed room with gas that could asphyxiate any person who is present or may enter the room. It is vital to keep the helium tank where a constant flow of fresh air is present.

DO NOT RELEASE GAS INTO MOUTH OR OTHER ORIFICES

The gas in cylinders is compressed and highly pressurized. When released into a small closed space it can rupture the surroundings and cause serious damage to tissue and may result in death.

DO NOT LET CHILDREN OPERATE TANK

Compressed gas cylinders can be dangerous if improperly used. Only adults should operate the helium tank to avoid accidents caused by carelessness or inexperience.

DO NOT RELEASE BALLOONS INTO THE ATMOSPHERE

When released, balloons will pop at a certain altitude then fall to the ground and trees as litter. Latex balloons are biodegradable but only after many months. During this time animals may ingest them and choke or they may clog drainage waterways. Please dispose of balloons properly by popping them and throwing them away.

DO NOT INFLATE OR RELEASE BALLOONS NEAR POWERLINES

Balloons may come loose and fly into electrical lines. Balloons that contact power lines can cause a short circuit which can lead to power outages or explosions. This is especially true with mylar balloons.