Ordering dewars and gas cylinders

Dewar and gas cylinder rentals are ordered through Linde.

Creating a new account

  1. Create a Linde account.
  2. Once you receive your new Linde account number, email Tim Koon (uss-chemistry@uiowa.edu) to set up UI's blanket purchase order. Provide Tim with the following:
    • Your Linde account number
    • The amount of money to be allocated on the blanket purchase order
    • The MFK to be billed. (Once the money is depleted, a new blanket purchase order will be created or additional funds will be added to the present purchase order).

Keep the Linde account number and UI purchase order number readily available. When questions arise, Linde will require this information. Dewars are not charged a daily rental fee; gas cylinders are charged a daily rental fee.

Ordering dewars or cylinders

  1. Order online by logging in or call 800-621-7100 for website ordering issues.
  2. Call Linde at 319-363-2156.
    1. You will need to provide your purchase order number and/or your account number.
    2. Review part numbers, prices, and rental fees.

Receiving and returning dewars or cylinders

  1. Linde delivers to Chemistry Building (CB) Room W47 daily by 10:30 a.m. W47 is located on the ground floor near the north side entrance.
  2. Return dewars/cylinders to W47 when empty. Write EMPTY on the Linde affixed label depicting your account information and place it in the return area.
  3. Be sure the Linde affixed label depiciting your account information is on the cylinder/dewar being returned so the rental fee is removed from your account.
    • Note: Failure to do so could result in paying rental fees on this cylinder indefinitely since you will not receive credit for the return.

Dewars are not charged a daily rental fee; gas cylinders are charged a daily rental fee.

Sales representatives and contacts

Sales/customer service: Pam Hendershot, 515-669-1538, Pam_Hendershot@praxair.com

Customer service: Cedar Rapids Store (319-363-2156) and Emily Cunningham (630-320-4233)

UI delivery lead coordinator: Jason Underwood, 319-423-4173

In an emergency, please contact the Cedar Rapids Store at 319-363-2156, Jason Underwood at 319-423-4173, or Pam Hendershot at 515-669-1538.


230 N. Madison Street
W47 Chemistry Building (CB)
Iowa City, IA 52242

Phone: 319-335-3562
Email: chem-stores@uiowa.edu

Additional information

Vendor number: 0000315558
Contract ID: 2167, RFP# 14314