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Helium Inflation Guide

HELIUM Inflation Guide - Have you got the right helium cylinder for your order?


As a rough guide we have included the helium capacity of our balloons below to help you purchase the right helium cylinder. Note the capacity of the balloons before choosing the correct cylinder. Our list capacity and float times are an average.

Balloon Inflated Diameter Capacity (Cubic Ft) Lift Ability Float-Time
5" Latex 5" 0.06 n/a 1 -2 hrs
9" Latex 9" 0.25 0.2 oz. (6g) 12-16 hrs
11" Latex 11" 0.5 0.35 oz. (10g) 16-24 hrs
11" Confetti Filled 11" 0.5 0.35 oz. (10g) 4 -7 hrs
16" Latex 16" 1.5 1.2 oz. (34g) 30 hrs +
17" Latex 17" 2 1.8 oz. (51g) 36 hrs +
15" Cubez 15" 1.3 (30g) 3-5 days
17" Diamondz 17" 1 (30g) 3-5 days
18" Orb Round 18" 1.1 (30g) 3-5 days
18" Foil (Heart and Round) 14" x 13" 0.5 0.1 oz. (2g) 3-5 days
20" Bubble Balloons 20" 1.1 0.1 oz. (3g) 1-2 weeks
24" Bubble Balloon 24" 1.3 0.35 oz (10g) 1-2 weeks
20" Foil (Star) 18" x 18" 0.6 0.1 oz. (3g) 3-5 days
Giant Letter & Number 30" Various 1.8 - 2.5 0.39 oz. (11.04g) 3-5 days
35" Crescent Moon 35" 1.3 0.5 oz. (15.5g) 3-5 days
Foil Giant Shapes Various 1.8 - 2.5 0.5 oz. (15.5g) to 1.4 oz. (38g) 3-5 days
24" Latex Balloon 20" 4 4 oz (120g) 3-5 days
30" Metallic Round Latex 30" 8 6.5 oz. (184g) 3-5 days
36" (3ft) Latex only inflated to 30" (nb confetti filled balloons cannot be under-inflated) 30" 8 6.5 oz. (184g) 3-5 days
36" (3ft) Round Latex fully inflated 36" 15 12 oz. (339g) 3-5 days
36" (3ft) Round Latex Confetti Filled 36" 15 12 oz. (339g) 2-3 days
36" Foil Heart 27.5" x 27" 4 1.9 oz  oz (53g)

 

Cylinder Capacity 

Large Balloon Displays: Please note for larger quantities of balloons it may far more cost effective to rent a helium canister rather than buy a smaller disposable one (disposable canisters have a far smaller capacity than rented ones, rented canisters can hold up to 20x as much gas). Rented helium canisters are widely available on line (we do not currently supply this service)

Disposable Cylinder Capacity

Name Capacity (Cubic Ft) Price Some examples of the amount of balloons each canister will fill:                     
Small F30 9 cubic ft £29.99

1 x Big Round balloon filled to 30"     or

18 x 11" Balloons     or

18 x 18" foil circles     or

1 x Orb + 8 x 11" latex + 8 x 18" Foil circles

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Large F50 15 cubic ft £37.99

1 x Big Round 36" Balloon fully inflated      or

2 x Big Round balloons inflated to 30"     or

30 x 11" balloons     or

25 x 18" foil rounds    or

5 x Giant foil shapes + 10 x 11" Balloons









 

Need More Info?

SEE OUR BALLOON FAQ

 

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MUCH better than the usual items. More substantial and a very pretty colour (mint).
The matching disposable tablecloth was a generous size and had a very useful light plastic backing.

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