81-0011RK

81-0011RK
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
Prepared to U.S. OSHA, CMA, ANSI and Canadian WHMIS Standards
1. PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
CHEMICAL NAME; CLASS: NONFLAMMABLE GAS MIXTURE
Containing the Following Component in Nitrogen Balance Gas:
Methane < 14.3%
SYNONYMS: Not Applicable
Document Number: 50048
CHEMICAL FAMILY NAME: Not Applicable
FORMULA: Not Applicable
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:
U.S. SUPPLIER/MANUFACTURER'S NAME:
ADDRESS:
Calibration of Monitoring and Research Equipment
CALGAZ
821 Chesapeake Drive
Cambridge, MD 21613
1-410-228-6400 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. U.S. EST)
1-713-868-0440
1-800-231-1366
BUSINESS PHONE:
General MSDS Information:
Fax on Demand:
EMERGENCY PHONE:
Chemtrec: United States/Canada/Puerto Rico:
Chemtrec International:
1-800-424-9300 [24-hours]
1-703-527-3887 [24-hours]
2. COMPOSITION and INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
CHEMICAL NAME
CAS #
mole %
EXPOSURE LIMITS IN AIR
ACGIH-TLV
TWA
STEL
ppm
ppm
Methane
74-82-8
< 14.3
Nitrogen
7727-37-9
Balance
OSHA-PEL
TWA
STEL
ppm
ppm
NIOSH
IDLH
ppm
OTHER
ppm
NIC = 1000
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. Nitrogen is a simple asphyxiant (SA).
Oxygen levels should be maintained above 19.5%.
NE = Not Established.
NIC = Notice of Intended Change
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 -1998 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.
3. HAZARD IDENTIFICATION
EMERGENCY OVERVIEW: This is a colorless, odorless gas mixture. 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. If this gas mixture is released in a small, poorly-ventilated 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, drowsiness, unconsciousness, nausea, vomiting, and
depression of all the senses. Under some circumstances of over-exposure, death may
occur. The effects associated with various levels of oxygen are as follows:
CONCENTRATION OF OXYGEN
OBSERVED EFFECT
12-16% Oxygen:
Breathing and pulse rate increased, muscular
coordination slightly disturbed.
10-14% Oxygen:
Emotional upset, abnormal fatigue, disturbed
respiration.
6-10% Oxygen:
Na us e a, vom iti ng, c ol l aps e, or l oss of
consciousness.
Below 6%:
Convulsive movements, possible respiratory
collapse, and death.
HEALTH EFFECTS OR RISKS FROM EXPOSURE: An Explanation in Lay Terms. Overexposure to this gas mixture may cause the following health effects:
HEALTH EFFECTS OR RISKS FROM EXPOSURE: An Explanation in Lay Terms. Overexposure to this gas mixture may cause the following health effects:
ACUTE: Due to the small size of the individual cylinder of this product, no unusual health
effects from exposure to the product are anticipated under routine circumstances of use.
The most 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
HAZARDOUS MATERIAL IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM
HEALTH HAZARD
FLAMMABILITY HAZARD
PHYSICAL HAZARD
(BLUE)
1
(RED)
0
(YELLOW)
0
PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
EYES
RESPIRATORY
HANDS
BODY
See Section 8
For Routine Industrial Use and Handling Applications
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, eyes. CHRONIC: Heart, cardiovascular system, central nervous system, reproductive system.
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4. FIRST-AID MEASURES
RESCUERS SHOULD NOT ATTEMPT TO RETRIEVE VICTIMS OF EXPOSURE TO THIS GAS MIXTURE WITHOUT
ADEQUATE PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT. At a minimum, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus must be worn.
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 a copy of the label and the 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 this
gas mixture.
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.
Note: The flammable range for Methane in air is 5-15%; however, in a Nitrogen
Balance gas, this range is altered and this specific gas mixture is non-flammable.
FIRE EXTINGUISHING MATERIALS: Non-flammable gas mixture. Use extinguishing
media appropriate for surrounding fire.
NFPA RATING
FLAMMABILITY
0
0
1
HEALTH
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.
Explosion Sensitivity to Mechanical Impact: Not sensitive.
Explosion Sensitivity to Static Discharge: Not sensitive.
SPECIAL FIRE-FIGHTING PROCEDURES: Structural firefighters must wear SelfContained Breathing Apparatus and full protective equipment.
REACTIVITY
OTHER
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 preplanned 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 Oxygen. 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 USE
WORK PRACTICES AND HYGIENE PRACTICES: Be aware of any signs of dizziness or fatigue; exposures to fatal concentrations of this gas
mixture could occur without any significant warning symptoms, due to 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 knocked-over. Cylinders must be
protected from the environment, and preferably kept at room temperature (approximately 21 C [70 F]). Cylinders should be stored in dry, wellventilated areas, away from sources of heat, ignition, and direct sunlight. Protect cylinders against physical damage.
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.
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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 Methane and Oxygen.
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: No special respiratory protection is required under normal circumstances of use. Maintain Methane levels below
50% of the TLV (TLV = 1000 ppm) and oxygen levels above 19.5% in the workplace. Use supplied air respiratory protection when Methane levels
exceed 50% of the TLV (TLV = 1000 ppm), oxygen levels are below 19.5%, or during emergency response to a release of this gas mixture.
During an emergency situation, before entering the area, check the concentration of Methane and Oxygen. 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 19.5% 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).
EYE PROTECTION: Safety glasses. If necessary, refer to U.S. OSHA 29 CFR 1910.133 or appropriate Canadian Standards.
HAND PROTECTION: Wear leather gloves when handling cylinders. Chemically resistant gloves should be worn when using this gas mixture. 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 Methane, a main component of this gas mixture.
GAS DENSITY @ 60°F (15.6°C) and 1 atm:; 0.042 35 lb/ft3 (0.6784 kg/m3)
BOILING POINT: -161 C (-258.7 F)
FREEZING/MELTING POINT (@ 10 psig): -182 C (-296.5 F)
SPECIFIC GRAVITY (air = 1) @ 70°F (21.1°C): 0.555
pH: Not applicable.
SOLUBILITY IN WATER vol/vol at 100 F (37.8 C): Very slight .
MOLECULAR WEIGHT: 16.042
EVAPORATION RATE (nBuAc = 1): Not applicable.
EXPANSION RATIO: Not applicable.
ODOR THRESHOLD: Not determined.
SPECIFIC VOLUME (ft3/lb): 23.6
VAPOR PRESSURE @ 70°F (21.1°C) (psig): Not applicable.
COEFFICIENT WATER/OIL DISTRIBUTION: Not applicable.
The following information is for Nitrogen, the main component of this gas mixture.
GAS DENSITY @ 32°F (0 C) and 1 atm: .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)
SPECIFIC GRAVITY (air = 1) @ 70°F (21.1°C): 0.906
pH: Not applicable.
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.
VAPOR PRESSURE @ 70°F (21 .1°C) (psig): Not applicable.
SPECIFIC VOLUME (ft3/lb): 13.8
COEFFICIENT WATER/OIL DISTRIBUTION: Not applicable.
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9. PHYSICAL and CHEMICAL PROPERTIES (Continued)
The following information is for this gas mixture.
APPEARANCE, ODOR 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. In terms of leak detection, fittings and joints can be painted with a soap solution to detect leaks, which will be indicated by a bubble
formation.
10. STABILITY and REACTIVITY
STABILITY: Normally stable in gaseous state.
DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS: The thermal decomposition products of Methane include carbon oxides. The other components of this gas
mixture do not decompose, per se, but can react with other compounds in the heat of a fire.
MATERIALS WITH WHICH SUBSTANCE IS INCOMPATIBLE: Titanium will burn in Nitrogen (the main component of this gas mixture). Lithium
reacts slowly with Nitrogen at ambient temperatures. Methane is incompatible with strong oxidizers (i.e. chlorine, bromine pentafluoride, oxygen
difluoride, and nitrogen trifluoride).
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: There are no toxicity data for the components of this gas mixture; all components are simple asphyxiants.
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: Not applicable.
SENSITIZATION TO THE PRODUCT: The components of this gas mixture are not known to cause sensitization after prolonged or repeated
exposures.
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: No teratogenicity effects have been described for the components of this gas mixture.
Reproductive Toxicity: No reproductive toxicity effects have been described for the components of gas mixture.
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 the components of 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 wellventilated areas. The following environmental data are applicable to the components of this gas mixture.
NITROGEN: Water Solubility = 2.4 volumes Nitrogen/100 volumes water at 0 C. 1.6 volumes Nitrogen/100 volumes water at 20 C.
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EFFECT OF MATERIAL ON PLANTS or ANIMALS: No evidence is currently available on the effects of this gas mixture on plant and animal life.
EFFECT OF CHEMICAL ON AQUATIC LIFE: No evidence is currently available on the effects of this gas mixture 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).
14.
TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION
THIS GAS MIXTURE IS HAZARDOUS AS DEFINED BY 49 CFR 172.101 BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
PROPER SHIPPING NAME:
Compressed gases, n.o.s. (Methane, Nitrogen)
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 (outer package). Pertinent shipping information goes on the outside of the outer package.
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. (Methane, Nitrogen)
HAZARD CLASS NUMBER and DESCRIPTION:
2.2 (Non-Flammable Gas)
UN IDENTIFICATION NUMBER:
UN 1956
PACKING GROUP:
Not Applicable
HAZARD LABEL:
Class 2.2 (Non-Flammable Gas)
SPECIAL PROVISIONS:
None
EXPLOSIVE LIMIT AND LIMITED QUANTITY INDEX:
0.12
ERAP INDEX:
None
PASSENGER CARRYING SHIP INDEX:
None
PASSENGER CARRYING ROAD VEHICLE OR PASSENGER CARRYING RAILWAY VEHICLE INDEX: 75
NORTH AMERICAN EMERGENCY RESPONSE GUIDEBOOK NUMBER (2000): 126
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 REPORTING REQUIREMENTS: The components of this gas mixture are not subject to the reporting requirements of Sections 302,
304, and 313 of Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act.
U.S. SARA THRESHOLD PLANNING QUANTITY: There are no specific Threshold Planning Quantities for this product. 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.
U.S. CERCLA REPORTABLE QUANTITY (RQ): Not applicable.
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15. REGULATORY INFORMATION (Continued)
ADDITIONAL U.S. REGULATIONS (continued):
OTHER U.S. FEDERAL REGULATIONS:
 No component of this gas mixture is subject to the requirements of CFR 29 1910.1000.
 The regulations of the Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals (29 CFR 1910.119) are not applicable to this gas mixture.
 Methane is subject to the reporting requirements of Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act. The Threshold Quantity for each of this gas is 10,000
pounds. Due to the small size of the cylinder for this mixture, this regulation should not apply.
 This gas mixture does not contain any Class I or Class II ozone depleting chemicals (40 CFR part 82).
 Nitrogen is not listed as a Regulated Substance, 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. Due
to the small size of the cylinder for this mixture, this regulation should not apply.
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.
California - Permissible Exposure Limits for
Chemi cal Contami nants: N itr o g e n ,
Methane.
Florida - Substance List: No.
Illinois - Toxic Substance List: No.
Kansas - Section 302/313 List: No.
Massachusetts - Substance List: Methane.
Minnesota - List of Hazardous Substances:
Methane.
Missouri - Employer Information/Toxic
Substance List: Methane.
New Jersey - Right to Know Hazardous
Substance List: Nitrogen, Methane.
North Dakota - List of Hazardous Chemicals,
Reportable Quantities: No.
Pennsylvania - Hazardous Substance List:
Nitrogen, Methane.
Rhode Island - Hazardous Substance List:
Nitrogen, Methane.
Texas - Hazardous Substance List: No.
West Virginia - Hazardous Substance List:
No.
Wisconsin - Toxic and Hazardous
Substances: No.
CALIFORNIA SAFE DRINKING WATER AND TOXIC ENFORCEMENT ACT (PROPOSITION 65): No component of this gas mixture is on the
California Proposition 65 lists.
ADDITIONAL CANADIAN REGULATIONS:
CANADIAN DSL/NDSL INVENTORY STATUS: The components of this gas mixture are listed on the DSL Inventory.
CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT (CEPA) PRIORITIES SUBSTANCES LISTS: The components of this gas mixture are not on
the CEPA Priorities Substances Lists.
CANADIAN WHMIS REGULATIONS: This gas mixture is categorized as a Controlled Product, Hazard Class A, as per the Controlled Product
Regulations.
16. OTHER INFORMATION
INFORMATION ABOUT DOT-39 NRC (Non-Refillable Cylinder) PRODUCTS
DOT 39 cylinders ship as hazardous materials when full. Once the cylinders are relieved of pressure (empty) they are not considered
hazardous material or waste. Residual gas in this type of cylinder is not an issue because toxic gas mixtures are prohibited. Calibration gas
mixtures typically packaged in these cylinders are Nonflammable n.o.s., UN 1956. A small 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. CAL GAZ 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 propert ies 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 G as
Association Inc. (CGA), 1725 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 1004, Arlington, VA 22202-4102. Telephone: (703) 412-0900.
P-1
AV-1
“Safe Handling of Compressed Gases in Containers”
“Safe Handling and Storage of Compressed Gases”
“Handbook of Compressed Gases”
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 CALGAZ 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.
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