MSDS for Carbon Dioxide (CO₂

MSDS for Carbon Dioxide (CO₂
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
Prepared to U.S. OSHA, CMA, ANSI and Canadian WHMIS Standards
1. PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
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
Document Number: 50015
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:
BUSINESS PHONE:
General MSDS Information:
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EMERGENCY PHONE:
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2. COMPOSITION and INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
CHEMICAL NAME
CAS #
mole %
Carbon Dioxide
124-38-9
0.005 50.0%
Oxygen
7782-44-7
Methane
74-82-8
023.5%
0 - 2.5%
Nitrogen/ Helium
7727-37-9/
7440-59-7
Balance
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:
(Vacated
TWA = 5000
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
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 Z400.1-1998 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 gas mixture is a colorless, odorless gas. A significant hazard associated with releases of this gas mixture is the potential for overexposure 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.
3. HAZARD IDENTIFICATION
Carbon Dioxide initially stimulates respiration and then causes respiratory depression. High
HAZARDOUS MATERIAL IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM
concentrations result in narcosis. Symptoms in humans are as follows:
CONCENTRATION
OBSERVED EFFECT
OF CARBON DIOXIDE
(BLUE)
1
HEALTH HAZARD
1%
Slight increase in breathing rate.
2%
Breathing rate increases to 50% above normal level. Prolonged exposure
can cause headache, tiredness.
FLAMMABILITY HAZARD (RED) 0
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
(YELLOW)
PHYSICAL HAZARD
0
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,
PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
followed within minutes by loss of consciousness.
50-100%
Unconsciousness occurs more rapidly above 10% level. Prolonged exposure
EYES
HANDS
BODY
RESPIRATORY
to high concentrations may eventually
See Section 8
result in death from asphyxiation.
Additionally, if mixtures of this gas mixture contain less than 19.5% Oxygen and are released in a
small, poorly-ventilated area (i.e. an enclosed or confined space), an oxygen-deficient environment
For Routine Industrial Use and Handling Applications
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:
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3. HAZARD IDENTIFICATION (continued)
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.
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.
NFPA RATING
FLAMMABILITY
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 SelfContained Breathing Apparatus and full protective equipment.
0
HEALTH
0
1
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 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 USE
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 overexposure 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 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.
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).
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8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS - PERSONAL PROTECTION (continued)
CARBON DIOXIDE
CONCENTRATION
Up to 40,000 ppm:
Escape:
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION
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 positive-pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary SCBA operated in
pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode.
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.
3
3
GAS DENSITY @ 32°F (0°C) and 1 atm: 0.072 lbs/ ft (1.153 kg/m )
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.
3
ODOR THRESHOLD: Not applicable.
SPECIFIC VOLUME (ft /lb): 13.8
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.
3
GAS DENSITY @ 32°F (0°C) and 1 atm: 0.0103 lbs/cu ft (1.165 kg/m )
FREEZING/MELTING POINT (@ 10 psig): Not Applicable.
BOILING POINT: -268.9°C (-452.1°F)
SPECIFIC GRAVITY (air = 1) @ 70°F (21.1°C): 0.1381
pH: Not applicable.
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.
3
ODOR THRESHOLD: Not applicable. Odorless.
SPECIFIC VOLUME (ft /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 wellventilated 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).
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. (*Oxygen, Nitrogen)*or the gas component with the next highest
concentration next to Nitrogen.
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14. TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION (Continued)
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. (*Oxygen, Nitrogen)*or the gas component with the
next highest concentration next to 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): 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
Substance List:
Methane, Carbon 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.
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. CALGAZ 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), 1725 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 1004, Arlington, VA 22202-4102. Telephone: (703) 412-0900.
P-1
“Safe Handling of Compressed Gases in Containers”
AV-1
“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.
NON-FLAMMABLE GAS MIXTURE MSDS - 50015
EFFECTIVE DATE: FEBRUARY 16, 2011
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