81-0070RK
MATERIAL SAFETY
DATA SHEET
Prepared to U.S. OSHA, CMA, ANSI and Canadian WHMIS Standards
1. PRODUCT AND COMPANY INFORMATION
CHEMICAL NAME; CLASS:
NON-FLAMMABLE GAS MIXTURE
Containing One or More of the Following Components in a Nitrogen or Helium Balance
Gas: Oxygen, 0-23.5%; Carbon Dioxide, 0.005-50.0%; Methane; 0-2.5%
SYNONYMS: Not Applicable
CHEMICAL FAMILY NAME: Not Applicable
FORMULA: Not Applicable
Document Number: 50015
Note: The Material Safety Data Sheet is for this gas mixture supplied in cylinders with 33 cubic feet (935 liters) or less gas capacity (DOT - 39
cylinders). This MSDS has been developed for various gas mixtures with the composition of components within the ranges listed in Section 2
(Composition and Information on Ingredients). Refer to the product label for information on the actual composition of the product.
PRODUCT USE:
Calibration of Monitoring and Research Equipment
MANUFACTURED/SUPPLIED FOR:
ADDRESS:
821 Chesapeake Drive
Cambridge, MD 21613
EMERGENCY PHONE:
CHEMTREC: 1-800-424-9300
BUSINESS PHONE:
1-410-228-6400
General MSDS Information 1-713/868-0440
Fax on Demand:
1-800/231-1366
2. HAZARD IDENTIFICATION
EMERGENCY OVERVIEW: This gas mixture is a colorless, odorless gas. A significant hazard associated with
releases of this gas mixture is the potential for over-exposure to Carbon Dioxide, a component of this gas mixture.
Inhalation of Carbon Dioxide can increase respiration and heart rate, possibly resulting in circulatory insufficiency
(which may lead to coma and death). At concentrations between 2-10%, Carbon Dioxide can cause nausea,
dizziness, headache, mental confusion, increased blood pressure and respiratory rate. If the concentration of
Carbon Dioxide reaches 10% or more, suffocation can occur within minutes. Additionally, releases of this gas
mixture may produce oxygen-deficient atmospheres (especially in confined spaces or other poorly-ventilated
environments); individuals in such atmospheres may be asphyxiated.
SYMPTOMS OF OVER-EXPOSURE BY ROUTE OF EXPOSURE: The most significant route of over-exposure for
this gas mixture is by inhalation.
INHALATION: Due to the small size of an individual cylinder of this gas mixture, no unusual health effects from
over-exposure to the product are anticipated under routine circumstances of use. A significant hazard associated
with releases of this gas mixture is the potential for over-exposure to Carbon Dioxide, a component of this gas
mixture. If this gas mixture is released in a small, poorly ventilated area (i.e. an enclosed or confined space), and if
the concentration of Carbon Dioxide reaches 10% or more, suffocation can occur within minutes. At concentrations
between 2-10%, Carbon Dioxide can cause nausea, dizziness, headache, mental confusion, increased blood
pressure and respiratory rate.
Carbon Dioxide initially stimulates respiration and then causes respiratory depression. High concentrations result
in narcosis. Symptoms in humans are as follows:
CONCENTRATION
OF CARBON DIOXIDE OBSERVED EFFECT
1%
Slight increase in breathing rate.
2%
Breathing rate increases to 50% above normal level. Prolonged exposure can cause headache,
tiredness.
3%
Breathing increases to twice normal rate and becomes labored. Weak narcotic effect. Impaired
hearing, headache, increase in blood pressure and pulse rate.
4-5%
Breathing increases to approximately four times normal rate, symptoms of intoxication become
evident and slight choking may be felt.
5-10%
Characteristic sharp odor noticeable. Very labored breathing, headache, visual impairment and
ringing in the ears.
Judgment may be impaired, followed within minutes by loss of
consciousness.
50-100%
Unconsciousness occurs more rapidly above 10% level.
Prolonged exposure to high
concentrations may eventually result in death from asphyxiation.
Additionally, if mixtures of this gas mixture contain less than 19.5% Oxygen and are released in a small, poorlyventilated area (i.e. an enclosed or confined space), an oxygen-deficient environment may occur. Individuals
breathing such an atmosphere may experience symptoms which include headaches, ringing in ears, dizziness,
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drowsiness, unconsciousness, nausea, vomiting, and depression of all the senses. Under some circumstances of
over-exposure, death may occur.
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2. HAZARD IDENTIFICATION (Continued)
The effects associated with various levels of oxygen are as follows:
CONCENTRATION
OBSERVED EFFECT
OF OXYGEN
12-16% Oxygen:
Breathing and pulse rate increased, muscular coordination slightly disturbed.
10-14% Oxygen:
Emotional upset, abnormal fatigue, disturbed respiration.
6-10% Oxygen:
Nausea, vomiting, collapse, or loss of consciousness.
Below 6%:
Convulsive movements, possible respiratory collapse, and death.
CONTACT WITH SKIN or EYES: Exposure to high concentrations of the Carbon Dioxide component of this gas
mixture may cause eye irritation with symptoms such as pain, redness, and tearing. Prolonged contact of high
concentrations of Carbon Dioxide with the eyes can cause damage to the retinal ganglion cells.
HEALTH EFFECTS OR RISKS FROM EXPOSURE: An Explanation in Lay Terms. Over-exposure to this gas
mixture may cause the following health effects:
ACUTE: Due to the small size of the individual cylinder of this gas mixture, no unusual health effects from exposure
to the product are anticipated under routine circumstances of use. Inhalation of high concentrations of Carbon
Dioxide (a component of this gas mixture) can cause nausea, dizziness, headache, mental confusion, increased
blood pressure and respiratory rate. High concentrations of Carbon Dioxide may cause eye irritation, and potential
eye damage. Another significant hazard associated with this gas mixture when it contains less than 19.5% oxygen is
the potential for exposure to oxygen-deficient atmospheres. Symptoms of oxygen deficiency include respiratory
difficulty, ringing in ears, headaches, shortness of breath, wheezing, headache, dizziness, indigestion, nausea,
unconsciousness, and death. The skin of a victim of over-exposure may have a blue color.
CHRONIC: Chronic exposure to oxygen-deficient atmospheres (below 18% oxygen in air) may affect the heart and
nervous system.
TARGET ORGANS: ACUTE: Respiratory system. CHRONIC: Heart, central nervous system.
3. COMPOSITION and INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
CHEMICAL NAME
CAS #
mole %
Carbon Dioxide
124-38-9
0.005 50.0%
Oxygen
7782-44-7
0 - 23.5%
Methane
74-82-8
0 - 2.5%
7727-37-9/
7440-59-7
Balance
Nitrogen/ Helium
EXPOSURE LIMITS IN AIR
ACGIH-TLV
TWA
STEL
ppm
ppm
5000
30,000
OSHA-PEL
TWA
STEL
ppm
ppm
NIOSH
IDLH
ppm
OTHER
ppm
NIOSH RELs:
TWA = 5000
(Vacated
10,000
1989 PEL)
STEL = 30,000
(Vacated
DFG MAKs:
1989 PEL)
TWA = 5000
PEAK = 2•MAK, 60
min., momentary
value
There are no specific exposure limits for Oxygen. Oxygen levels should be maintained
above 19.5%.
There are no specific exposure limits for Methane. Methane is a simple asphyxiant
(SA). Oxygen levels should be maintained above 19.5%.
There are no specific exposure limits for Nitrogen or Helium. These gases are simple
asphyxiants (SA). Oxygen levels should be maintained above 19.5%.
5000
30,000
40,000
This material is classified as hazardous under OSHA regulations in the United States and the WHMIS in
Canada.
NE = Not Established.
See Section 16 for Definitions of Terms Used.
NOTE (1): ALL WHMIS required information is included in appropriate sections based on the ANSI Z400.1-2004 format. This gas mixture has
been classified in accordance with the hazard criteria of the CPR and the MSDS contains all the information required by the CPR.
4. FIRST-AID MEASURES
RESCUERS SHOULD NOT ATTEMPT TO RETRIEVE VICTIMS OF EXPOSURE TO THIS GAS
MIXTURE WITHOUT ADEQUATE PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT.
No unusual health effects are anticipated after exposure to this gas mixture, due to the small cylinder size. If any
adverse symptom develops after over-exposure to this gas mixture, remove victim(s) to fresh air, as quickly as
possible. Only trained personnel should administer supplemental oxygen and/or cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, if
necessary. Victim(s) who experience any adverse effect after over-exposure to this gas mixture must be taken for
medical attention. Rescuers should be taken for medical attention, if necessary. Take copy of label and MSDS to
physician or other health professional with victim(s).
MEDICAL CONDITIONS AGGRAVATED BY EXPOSURE: Acute or chronic respiratory conditions may be
aggravated by over-exposure to the components of this gas mixture. Additionally, over-exposure to Carbon Dioxide
(a component of this gas mixture) may aggravate eye disorders and central nervous system conditions.
RECOMMENDATIONS TO PHYSICIANS: Administer oxygen, if necessary; treat symptoms and eliminate
exposure.
5. FIRE-FIGHTING MEASURES
FLASH POINT: Not applicable.
AUTOIGNITION TEMPERATURE: Not applicable.
FLAMMABLE LIMITS (in air by volume, %):
Lower (LEL): Not applicable.
Upper (UEL): Not applicable.
FIRE EXTINGUISHING MATERIALS: Non-flammable gas mixture. Use extinguishing media appropriate for
surrounding fire.
UNUSUAL FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS: This gas mixture is not flammable; however, containers, when
involved in fire, may rupture or burst in the heat of the fire. Pressure in a container can build-up due to heat and it
may rupture if pressure relief devices should fail to function.
Explosion Sensitivity to Mechanical Impact: Not sensitive.
Explosion Sensitivity to Static Discharge: Not sensitive.
SPECIAL FIRE-FIGHTING PROCEDURES: Structural firefighters must wear Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
and full protective equipment.
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6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
LEAK RESPONSE: Due to the small size and content of the cylinder, an accidental release of this gas mixture
presents significantly less risk of an oxygen deficient environment and other safety hazards than a similar release
from a larger cylinder. However, as with any chemical release, extreme caution must be used during emergency
response procedures. In the event of a release in which the atmosphere is unknown, and in which other chemicals
are potentially involved, evacuate immediate area. Such releases should be responded to by trained personnel
using pre-planned procedures. Proper protective equipment should be used. In case of a leak, clear the affected
area, protect people, and respond with trained personnel.
Allow the gas mixture to dissipate. If necessary, monitor the surrounding area (and the original area of the release)
for Carbon Dioxide and oxygen. Carbon Dioxide should not be above background levels and Oxygen levels must be
above 19.5% before non-emergency personnel are allowed to re-enter area.
If leaking incidentally from the cylinder, contact your supplier.
7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
WORK PRACTICES AND HYGIENE PRACTICES: Be aware of any signs of dizziness or fatigue, especially if work
is done in a poorly ventilated area; exposures to fatal concentrations of this gas mixture could occur without any
significant warning symptoms, due to carbon dioxide over-exposure and oxygen deficiency. Do not attempt to repair,
adjust, or in any other way modify the cylinders containing this gas mixture. If there is a malfunction or another type
of operational problem, contact nearest distributor immediately.
STORAGE AND HANDLING PRACTICES: Cylinders should be firmly secured to prevent falling or being knockedover. Cylinders must be protected from the environment, and preferably kept at room temperature (approximately
21°C, 70°F). Cylinders should be stored in dry, well-ventilated areas, away from sources of heat, ignition, and direct
sunlight. Protect cylinders against physical damage.
7. HANDLING AND STORAGE (Continued)
Full and empty cylinders should be segregated. Use a first-in, first-out inventory system to prevent full containers
from being stored for long periods of time. These cylinders are not refillable. WARNING! Do not refill DOT 39
cylinders. To do so may cause personal injury or property damage.
SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS FOR HANDLING GAS CYLINDERS: WARNING! Compressed gases can present
significant safety hazards. During cylinder use, use equipment designed for these specific cylinders. Ensure all lines
and equipment are rated for proper service pressure.
PROTECTIVE PRACTICES DURING MAINTENANCE OF CONTAMINATED EQUIPMENT: Follow practices
indicated in Section 6 (Accidental Release Measures). Make certain that application equipment is locked and
tagged-out safely. Always use product in areas where adequate ventilation is provided.
8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS - PERSONAL PROTECTION
VENTILATION AND ENGINEERING CONTROLS: No special ventilation systems or engineering controls are
needed under normal circumstances of use. As with all chemicals, use this gas mixture in well-ventilated areas. If
this gas mixture is used in a poorly-ventilated area, install automatic monitoring equipment to detect the levels of
Carbon Dioxide and Oxygen.
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: No special respiratory protection is required under normal circumstances of use.
Use supplied air respiratory protection if the level of Carbon Dioxide exceeds exposure limits presented in Section 2
(Composition and Information of Ingredients) and oxygen levels are below 19.5% or unknown during emergency
response to a release of this gas mixture. If respiratory protection is needed, use only protection authorized in the
U.S. Federal OSHA Standard (29 CFR 1910.134), applicable U.S. State regulations, or the Canadian CSA Standard
Z94.4-93 and applicable standards of Canadian Provinces. Oxygen levels below 19.16.33% are considered IDLH
by OSHA. In such atmospheres, use of a full-facepiece pressure/demand SCBA or a full facepiece, supplied air
respirator with auxiliary self-contained air supply is required under OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard
(1910.134-1998).
CARBON DIOXIDE
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION
CONCENTRATION
Up to 40,000 ppm:
Any Supplied-Air Respirator (SAR), or any Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
with a full facepiece.
Emergency or Planned Entry into Unknown Concentrations or IDLH Conditions: Any SCBA that has a full
facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode, or any
SAR that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positivepressure mode in combination with an auxiliary SCBA operated in pressure-demand or
other positive-pressure mode.
Escape:
Any appropriate escape-type, SCBA.
EYE PROTECTION: Safety glasses. If necessary, refer to U.S. OSHA 29 CFR 1910.133 or appropriate Canadian
Standards.
HAND PROTECTION: No special protection is needed under normal circumstances of use. If necessary, refer to
U.S. OSHA 29 CFR 1910.138 or appropriate Standards of Canada.
BODY PROTECTION: No special protection is needed under normal circumstances of use. If a hazard of injury to
the feet exists due to falling objects, rolling objects, where objects may pierce the soles of the feet or where
employee’s feet may be exposed to electrical hazards, use foot protection, as described in U.S. OSHA 29 CFR
1910.136.
9. PHYSICAL and CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
The following information is for Nitrogen, the main component of this gas mixture.
GAS DENSITY @ 32°F (0°C) and 1 atm: 0.072 lbs/ ft3 (1.153 kg/m3)
FREEZING/MELTING POINT @ 10 psig: -210°C (-345.8°F)
BOILING POINT: -195.8°C (-320.4°F)
pH: Not applicable.
SPECIFIC GRAVITY (air = 1) @ 70°F (21.1°C): 0.906
SOLUBILITY IN WATER vol/vol @ 32°F (0°C) and 1 atm: 0.023
MOLECULAR WEIGHT: 28.01
EVAPORATION RATE (nBuAc = 1): Not applicable.
EXPANSION RATIO: Not applicable.
SPECIFIC VOLUME (ft3/lb): 13.8
ODOR THRESHOLD: Not applicable.
VAPOR PRESSURE @ 70°F (21.1°C) psig: Not applicable.
COEFFICIENT WATER/OIL DISTRIBUTION: Not applicable.
The following information is for Helium, a main component of this gas mixture.
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GAS DENSITY @ 32°F (0°C) and 1 atm: 0.0103 lbs/cu ft (1.165 kg/m3)
9. PHYSICAL and CHEMICAL PROPERTIES (Continued)
FREEZING/MELTING POINT (@ 10 psig): Not Applicable.
BOILING POINT: -268.9°C (-452.1°F)
pH: Not applicable.
SPECIFIC GRAVITY (air = 1) @ 70°F (21.1°C): 0.1381
SOLUBILITY IN WATER vol/vol at 32°F (0°C)and 1 atm: 0.0094
MOLECULAR WEIGHT: 4.00
EVAPORATION RATE (nBuAc = 1): Not applicable.
EXPANSION RATIO: Not applicable.
ODOR THRESHOLD: Not applicable. Odorless.
SPECIFIC VOLUME (ft3/lb): 96.7
VAPOR PRESSURE @ 70°F (21.1°C) (psig): Not applicable.
COEFFICIENT WATER/OIL DISTRIBUTION: Not applicable.
COEFFICIENT WATER/OIL DISTRIBUTION: Not applicable.
The following information is for the gas mixture.
APPEARANCE AND COLOR: This gas mixture is a colorless, odorless gas.
HOW TO DETECT THIS SUBSTANCE (warning properties): There are no unusual warning properties
associated with a release of this gas mixture.
10. STABILITY and REACTIVITY
STABILITY: Normally stable in gaseous state. Moisture in the air could lead to the formation of carbonic acid from
Carbon Dioxide.
DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS: Methane, a component of this gas mixture, will thermally decompose in air to
generate carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide. The other components of this gas mixture do not decompose, per
se, but may react with other compounds in the heat of a fire.
MATERIALS WITH WHICH SUBSTANCE IS INCOMPATIBLE: Titanium will burn in the Nitrogen component of this
gas mixture. Lithium reacts slowly with Nitrogen at ambient temperatures. The Methane component of this gas
mixture is also incompatible with strong oxidizers (i.e. chlorine, bromine pentafluoride, oxygen difluoride, and
nitrogen trifluoride). The Carbon Dioxide component of this gas mixture, will ignite and explode when heated with
powdered aluminum, beryllium, cerium alloys, chromium, magnesium-aluminum alloys, manganese, thorium,
titanium, and zirconium. In the presence of moisture, Carbon Dioxide will ignite with cesium oxide. Metal acetylides
will also ignite and explode on contact with Carbon Dioxide.
HAZARDOUS POLYMERIZATION: Will not occur.
CONDITIONS TO AVOID: Contact with incompatible materials. Cylinders exposed to high temperatures or direct
flame can rupture or burst.
11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
TOXICITY DATA: The following toxicology data are available for the components of this gas mixture:
CARBON DIOXIDE: This gas is a simple asphyxiant with physiological effects at high concentration.
TCLo(inhalation, rat) = 6 pph/24 hours; reproductive and teratogenic effects
LCLo(inhalation, human) = 9 pph/ 5 minutes
LCLo(inhalation, mammal) = 90,000 ppm/5 minutes
METHANE: There are no specific toxicology data for Methane. Methane is a simple asphyxiant, which acts to displace oxygen in the environment.
HELIUM: There are no specific toxicology data for Helium. Helium is a simple asphyxiant (SA), which acts to displace oxygen in the environment
NITROGEN: There are no specific toxicology data for Nitrogen. Nitrogen is a simple asphyxiant, which acts to displace oxygen in the environment.
SUSPECTED CANCER AGENT: The components of this gas mixture are not found on the following lists:
FEDERAL OSHA Z LIST, NTP, CAL/OSHA, and IARC; therefore, they are not considered to be, nor suspected to
be, cancer-causing agents by these agencies.
IRRITANCY OF PRODUCT: This gas mixture is not irritating; however, contact with rapidly expanding gases can
cause frostbite to exposed tissue.
SENSITIZATION TO THE PRODUCT: The components of this gas mixture are not known to be sensitizers.
REPRODUCTIVE TOXICITY INFORMATION: Listed below is information concerning the effects of this gas mixture
and its components on the human reproductive system.
Mutagenicity: No mutagenicity effects have been described for the components of this gas mixture.
Embryotoxicity: No embryotoxic effects have been described for the components of this gas mixture.
Teratogenicity: This gas mixture is not expected to cause teratogenic effects in humans. Clinical studies
involving test animals exposed to high concentrations of Carbon Dioxide indicate teratogenic effects.
Reproductive Toxicity: This gas mixture is not expected to cause adverse reproductive effects in humans.
Clinical studies involving test animals exposed to high concentrations of Carbon Dioxide indicate reproductive
effects.
A mutagen is a chemical which causes permanent changes to genetic material (DNA) such that the changes will
propagate through generation lines. An embryotoxin is a chemical which causes damage to a developing embryo
(i.e. within the first eight weeks of pregnancy in humans), but the damage does not propagate across generational
lines. A teratogen is a chemical which causes damage to a developing fetus, but the damage does not propagate
across generational lines. A reproductive toxin is any substance which interferes in any way with the reproductive
process.
BIOLOGICAL EXPOSURE INDICES (BEIs): Currently, Biological Exposure Indices (BEIs) have not been
determined for this gas mixture.
12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
ENVIRONMENTAL STABILITY: The components of this gas mixture occur naturally in the atmosphere. The gas
will be dissipated rapidly in well-ventilated areas. The following environmental data are applicable to the
components of this gas mixture.
OXYGEN: Water Solubility = 1 volume Oxygen/32 volumes water at 20°C. Log Kow = -0.65
NITROGEN: Water Solubility = 2.4 volumes Nitrogen/100 volumes water at 0°C. 1.6 volumes Nitrogen/100 volumes water at 20°C.
EFFECT OF MATERIAL ON PLANTS or ANIMALS: No evidence is currently available on this gas mixture’s effects
on plant and animal life.
EFFECT OF CHEMICAL ON AQUATIC LIFE: No evidence is currently available on this gas mixture’s effects on
aquatic life.
13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
PREPARING WASTES FOR DISPOSAL PREPARING WASTES FOR DISPOSAL: Waste disposal must be in
accordance with appropriate Federal, State, and local regulations. Cylinders with undesired residual product may be
safely vented outdoors with the proper regulator. For further information, refer to Section 16 (Other Information).
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14. TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION
THIS MATERIAL IS HAZARDOUS AS DEFINED BY 49 CFR 172.101 BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION.
PROPER SHIPPING NAME: Compressed gases, n.o.s. (Nitrogen, Carbon Dioxide) or (Helium, Carbon Dioxide)
HAZARD CLASS NUMBER and DESCRIPTION: 2.2 (Non-Flammable Gas)
UN IDENTIFICATION NUMBER:
UN 1956
PACKING GROUP:
Not applicable.
DOT LABEL(S) REQUIRED:
Class 2.2 (Non-Flammable Gas)
NORTH AMERICAN EMERGENCY RESPONSE GUIDEBOOK NUMBER (2000): 126
MARINE POLLUTANT: The components of this gas mixture are not classified by the DOT as Marine Pollutants
(as defined by 49 CFR 172.101, Appendix B).
SPECIAL SHIPPING INFORMATION: Cylinders should be transported in a secure position, in a well-ventilated
vehicle. The transportation of compressed gas cylinders in automobiles or in closed-body vehicles can present
serious safety hazards. If transporting these cylinders in vehicles, ensure these cylinders are not exposed to
extremely high temperatures (as may occur in an enclosed vehicle on a hot day). Additionally, the vehicle
should be well-ventilated during transportation.
Note: DOT 39 Cylinders ship in a strong outer carton (overpack). Pertinent shipping information goes on the
outside of the overpack. DOT 39 Cylinders do not have transportation information on the cylinder itself.
TRANSPORT CANADA TRANSPORTATION OF DANGEROUS GOODS REGULATIONS: This gas is considered
as Dangerous Goods, per regulations of Transport Canada.
PROPER SHIPPING NAME: Compressed gases, n.o.s. (Nitrogen, Carbon Dioxide) or (Helium, Carbon Dioxide)
HAZARD CLASS NUMBER and DESCRIPTION:
2.2 (Non-Flammable Gas)
UN 1046
UN IDENTIFICATION NUMBER:
Not Applicable
PACKING GROUP:
Class 2.2 (Non-Flammable Gas)
HAZARD LABEL:
None
SPECIAL PROVISIONS:
EXPLOSIVE LIMIT AND LIMITED QUANTITY INDEX: 0.12
None
ERAP INDEX:
PASSENGER CARRYING SHIP INDEX:
None
PASSENGER CARRYING ROAD VEHICLE OR PASSENGER CARRYING RAILWAY VEHICLE INDEX: 75
NORTH AMERICAN EMERGENCY RESPONSE GUIDEBOOK NUMBER (2000): 121
NOTE: Shipment of compressed gas cylinders via Public Passenger Road Vehicle is a violation of Canadian law
(Transport Canada Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992).
15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
ADDITIONAL U.S. REGULATIONS:
U.S. SARA THRESHOLD PLANNING QUANTITY: There are no specific Threshold Planning Quantities for this
gas. The default Federal MSDS submission and inventory requirement filing threshold of 10,000 lb (4,540 kg) may
apply, per 40 CFR 370.20.
U.S. TSCA INVENTORY STATUS: The components of this gas mixture are listed on the TSCA Inventory.
OTHER U.S. FEDERAL REGULATIONS:
• Methane is subject to the reporting requirements of Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act. The Threshold Quantity
for this gas is 10,000 pounds.
• This gas mixture does not contain any Class I or Class II ozone depleting chemicals (40 CFR part 82).
• Nitrogen, Helium, Carbon Dioxide and Oxygen are not listed as Regulated Substances, per 40 CFR, Part 68, of
the Risk Management for Chemical Releases. Methane is listed under this regulation in Table 3 as a
Regulated Substance (Flammable Substance), in quantities of 10,000 lbs (4,553 kg) or greater.
U.S. STATE REGULATORY INFORMATION: The components of this gas mixture are covered under the following
specific State regulations:
Alaska - Designated Toxic and Hazardous
Substances: Methane, Carbon Dioxide,
Helium.
California - Permissible Exposure Limits
for Chemical Contaminants: Nitrogen,
Methane, Carbon Dioxide, Helium.
Florida - Substance List: Oxygen, Carbon
Dioxide, Helium.
Illinois - Toxic Substance List: Carbon
Dioxide, Helium.
Kansas - Section 302/313 List: No.
Massachusetts - Substance List: Oxygen,
Methane, Carbon Dioxide, Helium.
Michigan - Critical Materials Register: No.
Minnesota - List of Hazardous Substances:
Methane, Carbon Dioxide, Helium.
Missouri - Employer Information/Toxic
Methane, Carbon
Substance List:
Dioxide, Helium.
New Jersey - Right to Know Hazardous
Substance List:
Oxygen, Nitrogen,
Methane, Carbon Dioxide, Helium.
North Dakota - List of Hazardous
Chemicals, Reportable Quantities: No.
Pennsylvania - Hazardous Substance List:
Oxygen, Nitrogen, Methane, Carbon
Dioxide, Helium.
Rhode Island - Hazardous Substance List:
Oxygen, Nitrogen, Methane, Carbon
Dioxide, Helium.
Texas - Hazardous Substance List: Carbon
Dioxide.
West Virginia - Hazardous Substance List:
Carbon Dioxide.
Wisconsin - Toxic and Hazardous
Substances: Carbon Dioxide.
CALIFORNIA SAFE DRINKING WATER AND TOXIC ENFORCEMENT ACT (PROPOSITION 65): The
components of this gas mixture are not on the California Proposition 65 lists.
ADDITIONAL CANADIAN REGULATIONS:
CANADIAN DSL/NDSL INVENTORY STATUS: The components of this gas mixture are on the Canadian DSL
Inventory.
CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT (CEPA) PRIORITIES SUBSTANCES LISTS:
The
components of this gas mixture are not on the CEPA Priorities Substances List.
CANADIAN WHMIS CLASSIFICATION: This gas mixture is categorized as a Controlled Product, Hazard Class A,
as per the Controlled Product Regulations.
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16. OTHER INFORMATION
HAZARDOUS MATERIAL IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM
NFPA RATING
FLAMMABILITY
HEALTH HAZARD
0
HEALTH
0
1
(BLUE)
1
REACTIVITY
FLAMMABILITY HAZARD
(RED)
0
(YELLOW)
0
OTHER
INFORMATION ABOUT DOT-39 NRC
(Non-Refillable Cylinder) PRODUCTS
PHYSICAL HAZARD
DOT 39 cylinders ship as hazardous materials
PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
when full. Once the cylinders are relieved of
pressure (empty) they are not considered
hazardous material or waste. Residual gas in this
EYES
HANDS
BODY
RESPIRATORY
type of cylinder is not an issue because toxic gas
mixtures are prohibited. Calibration gas mixtures
See Section 8
typically packaged in these cylinders are
Nonflammable n.o.s., UN 1956.
A small
For Routine Industrial Use and Handling Applications
percentage of calibration gases packaged in DOT
39 cylinders are flammable or oxidizing gas
mixtures.
For disposal of used DOT-39 cylinders, it is acceptable to place them in a landfill if local laws permit. Their
disposal is no different than that employed with other DOT containers such as spray paint cans, household
aerosols, or disposable cylinders of propane (for camping, torch etc.). When feasible, we recommended
recycling for scrap metal content. Air Liquide America will do this for any customer that wishes to return cylinders
to us prepaid. All that is required is a phone call to make arrangements so we may anticipate arrival. Scrapping
cylinders involves some preparation before the metal dealer may accept them. We perform this operation as a
service to valued customers who want to participate.
MIXTURES: When two or more gases or liquefied gases are mixed, their hazardous properties may combine to
create additional, unexpected hazards. Obtain and evaluate the safety information for each component before
you produce the mixture. Consult an Industrial Hygienist or other trained person when you make your safety
evaluation of the end product. Remember, gases and liquids have properties which can cause serious injury or
death.
Further information about the handling of compressed gases can be found in the following pamphlets published
by: Compressed Gas Association Inc. (CGA), 4221 Walney Road 5th floor, Chantilly, VA 20151-2923.
Telephone: (703) 788 - 2700.
P-1
AV-1
PREPARED BY:
“Safe Handling of Compressed Gases in Containers”
“Safe Handling and Storage of Compressed Gases”
“Handbook of Compressed Gases”
CHEMICAL SAFETY ASSOCIATES, Inc.
PO Box 3519, La Mesa, CA 91944-3519
619/670-0609
This Material Safety Data Sheet is offered pursuant to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard, 29 CFR, 1910.1200. Other government
regulations must be reviewed for applicability to this gas mixture. To the best of Air Liquide’s knowledge, the information contained herein is
reliable and accurate as of this date; however, accuracy, suitability or completeness are not guaranteed and no warranties of any type, either
express or implied, are provided. The information contained herein relates only to this specific product. If this gas mixture is combined with
other materials, all component properties must be considered. Data may be changed from time to time. Be sure to consult the latest edition.
EFFECTIVE DATE: AUGUST 31, 2012
NON-FLAMMABLE GAS MIXTURE MSDS - 50015
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