A-Gas Nitrogen

A-Gas Nitrogen
A-Gas Nitrogen Ultra High Purity
A-Gas (Australia) Pty Ltd
Chemwatch Hazard Alert Code: 2
Issue Date: 06/09/2013
Print Date: 13/02/2014
Initial Date: Not Available
S.Local.AUS.EN
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Material Safety Data Sheet according to NOHSC and ADG requirements
SECTION 1 IDENTIFICATION OF THE SUBSTANCE / MIXTURE AND OF THE COMPANY / UNDERTAKING
Product Identifier
Product name
Chemical Name
Synonyms
Proper shipping name
Chemical formula
Other means of identification
CAS number
A-Gas Nitrogen Ultra High Purity
NITROGEN
N2, inorganic gas
NITROGEN, COMPRESSED
Not Applicable
Not Available
7727-37-9.
Relevant identified uses of the substance or mixture and uses advised against
Relevant identified uses
Use according to manufacturer's directions.
Details of the supplier of the safety data sheet
Registered company name
Address
Telephone
Fax
Website
Email
A-Gas (Australia) Pty Ltd
9-11 Oxford Road Laverton North VIC 3026
Australia
[+61] (0) 3 93689222
[+61] (0) 3 93689233
www.agas.com
[email protected]
Emergency telephone number
Association / Organisation
Not Available
Emergency telephone numbers
TOLL: [+61] 1800 024 973
Other emergency telephone numbers
TOLL: [+61] 1800 024 973
CHEMWATCH EMERGENCY RESPONSE
Primary Number
Alternative Number 1
Alternative Number 2
1800 039 008
+612 9186 1132
Not Available
Once connected and if the message is not in your prefered language then please dial 01
SECTION 2 HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Classification of the substance or mixture
DANGEROUS GOODS. NON-HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE. According to NOHSC Criteria, and ADG Code.
CHEMWATCH HAZARD RATINGS
Min
Flammability
Toxicity
Body Contact
Reactivity
Chronic
Max
0
2
0
0
0
0 = Minimum
1 = Low
2 = Moderate
3 = High
4 = Extreme
Poisons Schedule
Risk Phrases [1]
Legend:
GHS Classification
[1]
Legend:
None
R44
Risk of explosion if heated under confinement.
1. Classified by Chemwatch; 2. Classification drawn from HSIS ; 3. Classification drawn from EC Directive 1272/2008 - Annex VI
Gas under Pressure (Compressed gas)
1. Classified by Chemwatch; 2. Classification drawn from HSIS ; 3. Classification drawn from EC Directive 1272/2008 - Annex VI
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Label elements
GHS label elements
SIGNAL WORD
WARNING
Hazard statement(s)
H280
AUH044
Contains gas under pressure; may explode if heated
Risk of explosion if heated under confinement
Precautionary statement(s): Prevention
Not Applicable
Precautionary statement(s): Response
Not Applicable
Precautionary statement(s): Storage
P410+P403
Protect from sunlight. Store in a well-ventilated place.
Precautionary statement(s): Disposal
Not Applicable
Label elements
Relevant risk statements are found in section 2
Indication(s) of danger
Not Applicable
SAFETY ADVICE
S15
Keep away from heat.
S56
Dispose of this material and its container at hazardous or special waste collection point.
Other hazards
Inhalation may produce health damage*.
Vapours potentially cause drowsiness and dizziness*.
SECTION 3 COMPOSITION / INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Substances
See section below for composition of Mixtures
Mixtures
CAS No
%[weight]
Name
7727-37-9.
100
nitrogen
SECTION 4 FIRST AID MEASURES
Description of first aid measures
Eye Contact
Skin Contact
Inhalation
If product comes in contact with eyes remove the patient from gas source or contaminated area.
Take the patient to the nearest eye wash, shower or other source of clean water.
Open the eyelid(s) wide to allow the material to evaporate.
Gently rinse the affected eye(s) with clean, cool water for at least 15 minutes. Have the patient lie or sit down and tilt the head back. Hold the
eyelid(s) open and pour water slowly over the eyeball(s) at the inner corners, letting the water run out of the outer corners.
The patient may be in great pain and wish to keep the eyes closed. It is important that the material is rinsed from the eyes to prevent further
damage.
Ensure that the patient looks up, and side to side as the eye is rinsed in order to better reach all parts of the eye(s)
Transport to hospital or doctor.
Even when no pain persists and vision is good, a doctor should examine the eye as delayed damage may occur.
If the patient cannot tolerate light, protect the eyes with a clean, loosely tied bandage.
Ensure verbal communication and physical contact with the patient.
DO NOT allow the patient to rub the eyes
DO NOT allow the patient to tightly shut the eyes
DO NOT introduce oil or ointment into the eye(s) without medical advice
DO NOT use hot or tepid water.
If skin or hair contact occurs:
Flush skin and hair with running water (and soap if available).
Seek medical attention in event of irritation.
Following exposure to gas, remove the patient from the gas source or contaminated area.
NOTE: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus may be required to assure the
safety of the rescuer.
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Prostheses such as false teeth, which may block the airway, should be removed, where possible, prior to initiating first aid procedures.
If the patient is not breathing spontaneously, administer rescue breathing.
If the patient does not have a pulse, administer CPR.
If medical oxygen and appropriately trained personnel are available, administer 100% oxygen.
Summon an emergency ambulance. If an ambulance is not available, contact a physician, hospital, or Poison Control Centre for further
instruction.
Keep the patient warm, comfortable and at rest while awaiting medical care.
MONITOR THE BREATHING AND PULSE, CONTINUOUSLY.
Administer rescue breathing (preferably with a demand-valve resuscitator, bag-valve mask-device, or pocket mask as trained) or CPR if
necessary.
Not considered a normal route of entry.
Ingestion
Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
for gas exposures:
-------------------------------------------------------------BASIC TREATMENT
-------------------------------------------------------------Establish a patent airway with suction where necessary.
Watch for signs of respiratory insufficiency and assist ventilation as necessary.
Administer oxygen by non-rebreather mask at 10 to 15 l/min.
Monitor and treat, where necessary, for pulmonary oedema .
Monitor and treat, where necessary, for shock.
Anticipate seizures.
-------------------------------------------------------------ADVANCED TREATMENT
-------------------------------------------------------------Consider orotracheal or nasotracheal intubation for airway control in unconscious patient or where respiratory arrest has occurred.
Positive-pressure ventilation using a bag-valve mask might be of use.
Monitor and treat, where necessary, for arrhythmias.
Start an IV D5W TKO. If signs of hypovolaemia are present use lactated Ringers solution. Fluid overload might create complications.
Drug therapy should be considered for pulmonary oedema.
Hypotension with signs of hypovolaemia requires the cautious administration of fluids. Fluid overload might create complications.
Treat seizures with diazepam.
Proparacaine hydrochloride should be used to assist eye irrigation.
BRONSTEIN, A.C. and CURRANCE, P.L.
EMERGENCY CARE FOR HAZARDOUS MATERIALS EXPOSURE: 2nd Ed. 1994
SECTION 5 FIREFIGHTING MEASURES
Extinguishing media
SMALL FIRE: Use extinguishing agent suitable for type of surrounding fire.
LARGE FIRE: Cool cylinder.
Special hazards arising from the substrate or mixture
Fire Incompatibility
None known.
Advice for firefighters
Fire Fighting
-------------------------------------------------------------GENERAL
-------------------------------------------------------------Alert Fire Brigade and tell them location and nature of hazard.
Containers may explode when heated - Ruptured cylinders may rocket
Fire exposed containers may vent contents through pressure relief devices.
High concentrations of gas may cause asphyxiation without warning.
May decompose explosively when heated or involved in fire.
Fire/Explosion Hazard
SECTION 6 ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Minor Spills
Avoid breathing vapour and any contact with liquid or gas. Protective equipment including respirator should be used.
DO NOT enter confined spaces were gas may have accumulated.
Major Spills
Clear area of all unprotected personnel and move upwind.
Alert Emergency Authority and advise them of the location and nature of hazard.
Wear breathing apparatus and protective gloves.
Prevent by any means available, spillage from entering drains and water-courses.
Personal Protective Equipment advice is contained in Section 8 of the MSDS.
SECTION 7 HANDLING AND STORAGE
Precautions for safe handling
Safe handling
Consider use in closed pressurised systems, fitted with temperature, pressure and safety relief valves which are vented for safe dispersal.
The tubing network design connecting gas cylinders to the delivery system should include appropriate pressure indicators and vacuum or
suction lines.
Fully-welded types of pressure gauges, where the bourdon tube sensing element is welded to the gauge body, are recommended.
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Before connecting gas cylinders, ensure manifold is mechanically secure and does not containing another gas.
Other information
Cylinders should be stored in a purpose-built compound with good ventilation, preferably in the open.
Such compounds should be sited and built in accordance with statutory requirements.
The storage compound should be kept clear and access restricted to authorised personnel only.
Cylinders stored in the open should be protected against rust and extremes of weather.
Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Suitable container
Storage incompatibility
Cylinder:
Ensure the use of equipment rated for cylinder pressure.
Ensure the use of compatible materials of construction.
Valve protection cap to be in place until cylinder is secured, connected.
For nitrogen:
Avoid reaction with alkalis, barium oxide, lithium, silicon, calcium, strontium, barium, ozone, titanium and beryllium.
Stable when temperature protected and kept isolated as a compressed gas in cylinders equipped with pressure relief safety devices.
Forms cyanides when heated with carbon in the presence of alkalis or barium oxide.
PACKAGE MATERIAL INCOMPATIBILITIES
SECTION 8 EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PERSONAL PROTECTION
Control parameters
OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OEL)
INGREDIENT DATA
Source
Ingredient
Material name
TWA
STEL
Peak
Notes
Australia Exposure Standards
nitrogen
Nitrogen
Not Available
Not Available
Not Available
Asphyxiant (see Chapter 10)
EMERGENCY LIMITS
Ingredient
TEEL-0
TEEL-1
TEEL-2
TEEL-3
nitrogen
65000(ppm)
65000(ppm)
230000(ppm)
400000(ppm)
Ingredient
Original IDLH
Revised IDLH
A-Gas Nitrogen Ultra High Purity
Not Available
Not Available
Exposure controls
Appropriate engineering controls
Engineering controls are used to remove a hazard or place a barrier between the worker and the hazard. Well-designed engineering controls
can be highly effective in protecting workers and will typically be independent of worker interactions to provide this high level of protection.
The basic types of engineering controls are:
Process controls which involve changing the way a job activity or process is done to reduce the risk.
Personal protection
Eye and face protection
Skin protection
Hand protection
Body protection
Other protection
Safety glasses with side shields
Chemical goggles.
Contact lenses may pose a special hazard; soft contact lenses may absorb and concentrate irritants. A written policy document, describing
the wearing of lens or restrictions on use, should be created for each workplace or task.
See Hand protection below
When handling sealed and suitably insulated cylinders wear cloth or leather gloves.
See Other protection below
Protective overalls, closely fitted at neck and wrist.
Eye-wash unit.
Ensure availability of lifeline in confined spaces.
Staff should be trained in all aspects of rescue work.
Thermal hazards
Recommended material(s)
Respiratory protection
Not Applicable
GLOVE SELECTION INDEX
Glove selection is based on a modified presentation of the:
"Forsberg Clothing Performance Index".
The effect(s) of the following substance(s) are taken into account in the
A-Gas Nitrogen Ultra High Purity Not Available
Material
CPI
* CPI - Chemwatch Performance Index
A: Best Selection
B: Satisfactory; may degrade after 4 hours continuous immersion
C: Poor to Dangerous Choice for other than short term immersion
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SECTION 9 PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Information on basic physical and chemical properties
Appearance
Physical state
Colourless gas with no odour; sparingly soluble in water.
Compressed Gas
Relative density (Water = 1)
Not Available
Odour
Not Available
Partition coefficient n-octanol / water
Odour threshold
Not Available
Auto-ignition temperature (°C)
Not Applicable
pH (as supplied)
Not Applicable
Decomposition temperature
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Melting point / freezing point (°C)
Not Available
Viscosity (cSt)
Initial boiling point and boiling range
(°C)
Not Available
Molecular weight (g/mol)
Flash point (°C)
Evaporation rate
Not Applicable
Not Available
28.01
Taste
Not Available
Explosive properties
Not Available
Oxidising properties
Not Available
Upper Explosive Limit (%)
Not Applicable
Surface Tension (dyn/cm or mN/m)
Not Available
Lower Explosive Limit (%)
Not Applicable
Volatile Component (%vol)
Not Available
Flammability
Not Available
Not Available
Vapour pressure (kPa)
101.33 @ -196 deg.C
Solubility in water (g/L)
Immiscible
Vapour density (Air = 1)
0.967
Gas group
pH as a solution(1%)
VOC g/L
Not Available
Not Applicable
Not Available
SECTION 10 STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Reactivity
Chemical stability
See section 7
Presence of incompatible materials.
Product is considered stable.
Hazardous polymerisation will not occur.
Possibility of hazardous reactions
See section 7
Conditions to avoid
See section 7
Incompatible materials
See section 7
Hazardous decomposition products
See section 5
SECTION 11 TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Information on toxicological effects
Inhaled
Ingestion
Skin Contact
Eye
Chronic
Inhalation of vapours may cause drowsiness and dizziness. This may be accompanied by narcosis, reduced alertness, loss of reflexes, lack of
coordination and vertigo.
Inhalation of vapours or aerosols (mists, fumes), generated by the material during the course of normal handling, may be damaging to the health
of the individual.
Common, generalised symptoms associated with non-toxic gas inhalation include :
Overexposure is unlikely in this form.
Not normally a hazard due to physical form of product.
Considered an unlikely route of entry in commercial/industrial environments
The material is not thought to produce adverse health effects or skin irritation following contact (as classified by EC Directives using animal
models). Nevertheless, good hygiene practice requires that exposure be kept to a minimum and that suitable gloves be used in an occupational
setting.
Open cuts, abraded or irritated skin should not be exposed to this material
Entry into the blood-stream through, for example, cuts, abrasions, puncture wounds or lesions, may produce systemic injury with harmful effects.
Although the material is not thought to be an irritant (as classified by EC Directives), direct contact with the eye may produce transient discomfort
characterised by tearing or conjunctival redness (as with windburn).
Direct contact with the eye may not cause irritation because of the extreme volatility of the gas; however concentrated atmospheres may produce
irritation after brief exposures..
|Contact with cold gas may cause cryogenic (extreme low temperature) burns.
Long-term exposure to the product is not thought to produce chronic effects adverse to health (as classified by EC Directives using animal
models); nevertheless exposure by all routes should be minimised as a matter of course.
Principal route of occupational exposure to the gas is by inhalation.
TOXICITY
IRRITATION
Not Available
Not Available
TOXICITY
IRRITATION
Not Available
Not Available
A-Gas Nitrogen Ultra High Purity
nitrogen
* Value obtained from manufacturer's msds
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unless otherwise specified data extracted from RTECS - Register of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances
A-Gas Nitrogen Ultra High Purity,
NITROGEN
No significant acute toxicological data identified in literature search.
Acute Toxicity
Not Applicable
Carcinogenicity
Not Applicable
Skin Irritation/Corrosion
Not Applicable
Reproductivity
Not Applicable
Serious Eye Damage/Irritation
Not Applicable
STOT - Single Exposure
Not Applicable
Respiratory or Skin sensitisation
Not Applicable
STOT - Repeated Exposure
Not Applicable
Mutagenicity
Not Applicable
Aspiration Hazard
Not Applicable
CMR STATUS
SECTION 12 ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Toxicity
DO NOT discharge into sewer or waterways.
Persistence and degradability
Ingredient
Persistence: Water/Soil
Persistence: Air
Not Available
Not Available
Not Available
Bioaccumulative potential
Ingredient
Bioaccumulation
Not Available
Not Available
Mobility in soil
Ingredient
Mobility
Not Available
Not Available
SECTION 13 DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Waste treatment methods
Evaporate residue at an approved site.
Return empty containers to supplier. If containers are marked non-returnable establish means of disposal with manufacturer prior to
purchase.
Ensure damaged or non-returnable cylinders are gas-free before disposal.
Product / Packaging disposal
SECTION 14 TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Labels Required
Marine Pollutant
HAZCHEM
NO
2T
Land transport (ADG)
UN number
Packing group
UN proper shipping name
Environmental hazard
1066
Not Available
NITROGEN, COMPRESSED
No relevant data
Class
2.2
Transport hazard class(es)
Subrisk
Special provisions
Special precautions for user
limited quantity
120 ml
Air transport (ICAO-IATA / DGR)
UN number
Packing group
1066
Not Available
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UN proper shipping name
Environmental hazard
Nitrogen, compressed
No relevant data
ICAO/IATA Class
Transport hazard class(es)
2.2
ICAO / IATA Subrisk
ERG Code
Special precautions for user
2L
Special provisions
A69
Cargo Only Packing Instructions
200
Cargo Only Maximum Qty / Pack
150 kg
Passenger and Cargo Packing Instructions
200
Passenger and Cargo Maximum Qty / Pack
75 kg
Passenger and Cargo Limited Quantity Packing Instructions
Forbidden
Passenger and Cargo Maximum Qty / Pack
Forbidden
Sea transport (IMDG-Code / GGVSee)
UN number
Packing group
UN proper shipping name
Environmental hazard
1066
Not Available
NITROGEN, COMPRESSED
No relevant data
IMDG Class
2.2
Transport hazard class(es)
IMDG Subrisk
EMS Number
Special precautions for user
F-C,S-V
Special provisions
Limited Quantities
120 ml
SECTION 15 REGULATORY INFORMATION
Safety, health and environmental regulations / legislation specific for the substance or mixture
nitrogen(7727-37-9.) is found on the
following regulatory lists
"International Maritime Dangerous Goods Requirements (IMDG Code)","International Maritime Dangerous Goods Requirements (IMDG
Code) - Substance Index","United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods Model Regulations (English)","Australia
Dangerous Goods Code (ADG Code) - List of Emergency Action Codes","Australia Dangerous Goods Code (ADG Code) - Packing Instruction
- Compressed Gases","United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods Model Regulations (Spanish)","Regulations
concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail - Table A: Dangerous Goods List - RID 2013 (English)","International Air
Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations","Australia Dangerous Goods Code (ADG Code) - Dangerous Goods List"
SECTION 16 OTHER INFORMATION
Other information
Classification of the preparation and its individual components has drawn on official and authoritative sources as well as independent review by the Chemwatch Classification committee using
available literature references.
A list of reference resources used to assist the committee may be found at:
www.chemwatch.net/references
The (M)SDS is a Hazard Communication tool and should be used to assist in the Risk Assessment. Many factors determine whether the reported Hazards are Risks in the workplace or other
settings. Risks may be determined by reference to Exposures Scenarios. Scale of use, frequency of use and current or available engineering controls must be considered.
This document is copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purposes of private study, research, review or criticism, as permitted under the Copyright Act, no part may be reproduced by any
process without written permission from CHEMWATCH. TEL (+61 3) 9572 4700.
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