81-0159RK-02

81-0159RK-02
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 Balance Gas:
Oxygen, 0-23.5%; Methane, 0-2.5%; Propane, 0-1.1%; Carbon Monoxide, 0.0005-1.0%; Sulfur
Dioxide, 0.0001-0.05%
SYNONYMS: Not Applicable
Document Number: 50056
CHEMICAL FAMILY NAME: Not Applicable
FORMULA: Not Applicable
Note: 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:
Fax on Demand:
EMERGENCY PHONE:
Chemtrec: United States/Canada/Puerto Rico:
Chemtrec International:
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
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
Sulfur Dioxide
7446-09-5
0.00010.05%
Carbon Monoxide
630-08-0
0.00051.0%
Propane
74-98-6
0-1.1%
Methane
74-82-8
0-2.5%
Oxygen
Nitrogen
7782-44-7
7727-37-9
0-23.5%
Balance
2
5
OSHA-PEL
TWA
STEL
ppm
ppm
5
2
(Vacated
1989
PEL)
5
(Vacated
1989
PEL)
NIOSH
IDLH
ppm
OTHER
ppm
100
NIOSH REL: TWA = 2
STEL = 5
DFG MAKs:TWA = 0.5
PEAK = 2 MAK 15 min.,
average value, 1 hr
interval; 1 (ceiling)
DFG MAK Pregnancy Risk
Classification: C
Carcinogen: IARC-3, TLVA4
25
NE
50
200
1200
NIOSH REL: TWA = 35
[ceiling]
STEL = 200 (ceiling)
35
(Vacated
DFG MAKs:TWA = 30
(Vacated
1989
1989
PEAK = 1 MAK 15 min.,
PEL)
PEL)
average value, 1 hr
interval
DFG MAK Pregnancy Risk
Classification: B
2500
NE
1000
NE
2100
NIOSH REL: TWA = 1000
DFG MAKs:TWA = 1000
NIC = 1000
PEAK = 2 MAK 15 min.,
average value, 1 hr
interval
NIC = 1000
There are no specific exposure limits for Methane. Methane is a simple
asphyxiant (SA).
There are no specific exposure limits for Oxygen.
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 gas mixture is colorless and has a slight sulfur-like odor (due to the presence of Sulfur Dioxide). The Carbon
Monoxide component of this gas mixture, is a chemical asphyxiant and can produce significant, adverse health effects at relatively low
concentrations. Depending on the duration and concentration of Carbon Monoxide, over-exposure to this gas mixture may cause nausea,
dizziness, headaches, and collapse. Sulfur Dioxide can also produce adverse health effects in extremely low concentrations (i.e. skin and eye
irritation, dry throat, lung damage). Additionally, releases of this gas mixture may produce oxygen-deficient atmospheres (especially in small,
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. Inhalation over-exposures to atmospheres containing more than the Threshold Limit Value of
Carbon Monoxide (25 ppm) can result in serious health consequences. Carbon Monoxide is classified as a chemical asphyxiant, producing a toxic
action by combining with the hemoglobin of the blood and replacing the available oxygen. Through this replacement, the body is deprived of the
required oxygen, and asphyxiation occurs.
Since the affinity of carbon monoxide for hemoglobin is about 200-300 times that of oxygen, only a small amount of Carbon Monoxide will cause a
toxic reaction to occur. Carbon Monoxide exposures in excess of 50 ppm will produce symptoms of poisoning if breathed for a sufficiently long
time. If this gas mixture is released in a small, poorly-ventilated area (i.e. an enclosed or confined space), symptoms which may develop include
the following:
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3. HAZARD IDENTIFICATION (Continued)
CONCENTRATION OF
CARBON MONOXIDE
All exposure levels:
HAZARDOUS MATERIAL IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM
OBSERVED EFFECT
Over-exposure to Carbon Monoxide can be indicated by
HEALTH HAZARD
(BLUE)
3
the lips and fingernails turning bright red.
200 ppm:
Slight symptoms (headache, discomfort) after several
hours of exposure.
(RED)
0
FLAMMABILITY HAZARD
400 ppm:
Headache and discomfort experienced within 2-3 hours of
exposure.
1,000 -2000 ppm:
Within 30 minutes, slight palpitations of the heart occurs.
(YELLOW)
PHYSICAL HAZARD
0
Within 1.5 hours, there is a tendency to stagger.
200-2500 ppm:
Within 2 hours, there is mental confusion, headaches, and
PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
nausea. Unconsciousness within 30 minutes.
> 2500 ppm:
Potential for collapse and death before warning symptoms
are produced.
Another potential health hazard associated with this gas mixture is the potential for over-exposure to
See Section 8
Sulfur Dioxide. Exposures to Sulfur Dioxide in low concentrations are irritating to the mucous
membranes of the eyes, nose, throat, and lungs. Over-exposures to this gas mixture may also result in
For Routine Industrial Use and Handling Applications
dryness and irritation of the nose and throat, choking, coughing, and bronchospasm. Severe overexposure may cause pulmonary edema, airway obstruction, respiratory arrest, unconsciousness, and death through systemic acidosis. The
symptoms associated with exposure to specific Sulfur Dioxide concentrations are as follows:
CONCENTRATION OF
SULFUR DIOXIDE
OBSERVED EFFECT
1 ppm (1-6 hr duration):
Reversible decrease in lung function.
5 ppm (10-30 min duration):
Constriction of bronchiole tubes.
8 ppm (20 min duration):
Reddening of the throat and mild nose and throat irritation.
20 ppm:
For most persons exposed, this level is objectionably irritating.
500 ppm:
At this level, Sulfur Dioxide is so objectionable, that it is difficult to inhale a single deep breath without
irritation.
Additionally, releases of this gas mixture may produce oxygen-deficient atmospheres (especially in small, confined spaces or other poorlyventilated environments); individuals in such atmospheres may be asphyxiated. 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:
Nausea, vomiting, collapse, or loss of consciousness.
Below 6%:
Convulsive movements, possible respiratory collapse, and death.
SKIN and EYE CONTACT: Due to the presence of Sulfur Dioxide, this gas mixture may be irritating to the skin (especially in a moist
environment). Sulfur Dioxide may react with moisture on the skin to produce acidic solutions containing sulfurous acid. Symptoms of skin overexposure may include scratchiness, pain, and redness. If this gas mixture contaminates the eyes, damage to eye tissue will result in pain,
inflammation, and potentially, blindness.
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. However, the Carbon Monoxide component of this gas mixture is toxic to humans. Symptoms of Carbon
Monoxide poisoning can develop gradually, or can arise suddenly, depending on the concentration and duration of exposure. Lips and fingernails
will turn bright red, which is a significant sign of Carbon Monoxide over-exposure. Other symptoms of over-exposure can include respiratory
difficulty, headaches, shortness of breath, wheezing, headache, blurred vision, memory loss, dizziness, indigestion, nausea, unconsciousness,
and death. Under certain circumstances, over-exposure to this gas may be fatal. Another potential health hazard associated with this gas mixture
is the potential for over-exposure to Sulfur Dioxide, which can cause irritation and damage to the respiratory system, the skin, and eyes. Sulfur
Dioxide may react with moisture on the skin to produce sulfurous acid; contact with the acid can produce scratchiness, pain, and redness of
contaminated areas. Depending on the duration of over-exposure, contact with eye tissue may result in pain, inflammation, and blindness.
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: Prolonged or repeated over-exposures to Sulfur Dioxide, a component of this gas mixture, may cause respiratory problems,
bronchitis, hacking cough, nasal irritation and discharge, increased fatigue, alteration in the senses of taste and smell. Repeated over exposures
to Sulfur Dioxide can also result in dental erosion and gum disorders. Propane (another component of this gas mixture) can cause sensitization of
the heart to epinephrine, based on animal tests. Refer to Section 11 (Toxicology Information) for additional data on this gas mixture’s
components. Chronic exposure to oxygen-deficient atmospheres (below 18% oxygen in air) may affect the heart and nervous system.
TARGET ORGANS: ACUTE: Respiratory system, blood system, skin and eyes. CHRONIC: Cardiovascular system, heart, reproductive system,
teeth, skin, and eyes.
EYES
RESPIRATORY
HANDS
BODY
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).
SKIN EXPOSURE: If irritation of the skin develops after exposure to this gas mixture, immediately begin decontamination with running water.
Minimum flushing is for 15 minutes. Remove exposed or contaminated clothing, taking care not to contaminate eyes. Victim must seek
immediate medical attention.
EYE EXPOSURE: If irritation of the eye develops after exposure to this gas mixture, open victim's eyes while under gentle running water. Use
sufficient force to open eyelids. Have victim "roll" eyes. Minimum flushing is for 15 minutes. Seek medical assistance immediately, preferably an
ophthalmologist.
MEDICAL CONDITIONS AGGRAVATED BY EXPOSURE: Pre-existing respiratory conditions may be aggravated by over-exposure to this gas
mixture. Carbon Monoxide, a component of this gas mixture, can aggravate some diseases of the cardiovascular system, such as coronary artery
disease and angina pectoris. Additionally, due to the presence of Sulfur Dioxide, skin, eye and dental conditions may be aggravated by overexposures to this gas mixture.
RECOMMENDATIONS TO PHYSICIANS: Treat symptoms and eliminate over-exposure. If necessary, the use of hyperbaric oxygen is the most
efficient antidote to Carbon Monoxide poisoning, the optimum range being 2-2.5 atm. A special mask, or, preferably, a compression chamber to
utilize oxygen at these pressures is required. Avoid administering stimulant drugs. Additionally, be observant for the signs of pulmonary edema
(due to the presence of Sulfur Dioxide).
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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: Due to the presence of Sulfur
Dioxide, this gas mixture is irritating to the respiratory system, skin, and eyes; this
mixture may pose a health hazard to firefighters. Sulfur Dioxide can react with water
to form a corrosive solution of sulfurous acid. This acidic solution may can corrode
metal and cause injury to firefighters. 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.
NFPA RATING
FLAMMABILITY
0
HEALTH
0
3
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
over-exposures to Carbon Monoxide and Sulfur Dioxide and exposure to 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.
For emergency disposal, secure the cylinder and slowly discharge the gas to the atmosphere in a well-ventilated area or outdoors. Allow the gas
mixture to dissipate. If necessary, monitor the surrounding area (and the original area of the release) for oxygen, Carbon Monoxide, and Sulfur
Dioxide. Carbon Monoxide and Sulfur Dioxide levels must be below exposure level listed in Section 2 (Composition and Information on
Ingredients) before non-emergency personnel are allowed to re-enter area.
If leaking incidentally from the cylinder or its valve, contact your supplier.
7. HANDLING and USE
WORK PRACTICES AND HYGIENE PRACTICES: Be observant for the odor of sulfur; this odor is indicative of a potential over-exposure to this
gas mixture. Employees should also be aware of any signs of dizziness or fatigue; exposures to fatal concentrations of Carbon Monoxide could
occur rapidly. Do not attempt to repair, adjust, or in any other way modify the cylinders of mixtures containing Carbon Monoxide or Sulfur Dioxide.
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 Monoxide, Sulfur Dioxide, and oxygen.
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: No special respiratory protection is required under normal circumstances of use. Use supplied air respiratory
protection if Carbon Monoxide and Sulfur Dioxide levels exceed limits given in Section 2 (Composition Information on 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 19.5% 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). 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). The following NIOSH respiratory protection recommendations for Carbon Monoxide and Sulfur Dioxide are provided for further
information.
CARBON MONOXIDE
CONCENTRATION
RESPIRATORY EQUIPMENT
Up to 350 ppm:
Supplied Air Respirator (SAR).
Up to 875 ppm:
SAR operated in a continuous flow mode.
Up to 1200 ppm:
Gas mask with canister to protect against carbon monoxide or full-facepiece Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
(SCBA) or full-facepiece SAR.
Emergency or Planned Entry into Unknown Concentration or IDLH Conditions: Positive pressure, full-facepiece SCBA or positive pressure, fullfacepiece SAR with an auxiliary positive pressure SCBA.
Escape:
Gas mask with canister to protect against carbon monoxide or escape-type SCBA.
NOTE: End of Service Life Indicator (ESLI) required for gas masks.
SULFUR DIOXIDE
CONCENTRATION
RESPIRATORY EQUIPMENT
Up to 20 ppm:
Chemical cartridge respirator with cartridge(s); or Supplied Air Respirator (SAR).
Up to 50 ppm:
Powered air-purifying respirator with cartridge(s); or SAR operated in continuous-flow mode.
Up to 100 ppm:
Full-Facepiece chemical cartridge respirator with cartridge(s); or gas mask with canister; or powered air-purifying
respirator with a tight-fitting facepiece and cartridge(s); or full-facepiece SCBA; or full-facepiece SAR; or SAR
with a tight-fitting facepiece operated in a continuous-flow mode.
Emergency or Planned Entry Into Unknown Concentration or IDLH Conditions: Positive pressure, full-facepiece SCBA; or positive pressure, fullfacepiece SAR with an auxiliary positive pressure SCBA. The IDLH concentration for Sulfur Dioxide is 100 ppm.
Escape:
Gas mask with appropriate canister or escape-type SCBA.
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.
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9. PHYSICAL and CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
The following information is for Nitrogen, a main component of this gas mixture.
GAS DENSITY @ 32°F (0 C) and 1 atm: 0.072 lbs/ ft3 (1.153 kg/m3)
BOILING POINT: -320.4°F (-195.8°C)
FREEZING/MELTING POINT @ 10 psig: -210°C (-345.8°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.
ODOR THRESHOLD: Not applicable.
SPECIFIC VOLUME (ft3/lb): 13.8
VAPOR PRESSURE @ 70°F (21.1°C) psig: Not applicable.
COEFFICIENT WATER/OIL DISTRIBUTION: Not applicable.
The following information is for Oxygen, a main component of this gas mixture.
GAS DENSITY @ 32°F (0°C) and 1 atm: 0.083 lb/cu ft (1.326 kg/m3)
FREEZING/MELTING POINT @ 10 psig: -218.8°C (-361.8°F)
BOILING POINT: -183.0°C (-297.4°F)
SPECIFIC GRAVITY (air = 1) @ 70°F (21.1°C): 1.105
pH: Not applicable.
SOLUBILITY IN WATER vol/vol at 32 F (0 C) and 1 atm: 0.04.91
MOLECULAR WEIGHT: 32.00
EVAPORATION RATE (nBuAc = 1): Not applicable.
EXPANSION RATIO: Not applicable.
ODOR THRESHOLD: Not applicable.
VOLUME (ft3/lb): 12.1
VAPOR PRESSURE @ 70°F (21.1°C) psig: Not applicable.
COEFFICIENT WATER/OIL DISTRIBUTION: Not applicable.
The following information is for the gas mixture.
APPEARANCE AND COLOR: This gas mixture is colorless and has a slight sulfur-like or acrid odor.
HOW TO DETECT THIS SUBSTANCE (warning properties): The odor is a distinctive characteristic of this gas mixture. In terms of leak
detection, fittings and joints can be painted with a soap solution to detect leaks, which will e indicated by a bubble formation.
10. STABILITY and REACTIVITY
STABILITY: Normally stable in gaseous state.
DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS: Sulfur Dioxide (a component of this gas mixture) will react with water or moist air to form sulfurous acid. The
thermal decomposition products of Methane and Propane (Components of this gas mixture) 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. The Propane, Carbon Monoxide, Methane components are also incompatible with strong
oxidizers (i.e. chlorine, bromine pentafluoride, oxygen, oxygen difluoride, and nitrogen trifluoride). The Sulfur Dioxide component is not compatible
with the following materials: strong bases, strong oxidizers, powdered metals, metal oxides, interhalogens, metal acetylides, sodium hydride, silver
azide, cesium azide, fluorine, zinc, zinc compounds. Carbon Monoxide is mildly corrosive to nickel and iron (especially at high temperatures and
pressures).
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 MONOXIDE:
LC50 (Inhalation-Rat) 1807 ppm/4 hours
LC50 (Inhalation-Mouse) 2444 ppm/4 hours
LC50 (Inhalation-Guinea Pig) 5718 ppm/4 hours
LC50 (Inhalation-wild bird species) 1334 ppm
LCLo (Inhalation-Human) 4 mg/m3/12 hours:
Behavioral: coma; Vascular: BP lowering not
characterized in autonomic section; Blood:
methemoglobinemia-carboxyhemoglobin
LCLo (Inhalation-Man) 4000 ppm/30 minutes
LCLo (Inhalation-Human) 5000 ppm/5 minutes
LCLo (Inhalation-Dog) 4000 ppm/46 minutes
LCLo (Inhalation-Rabbit) 4000 ppm
LCLo (Inhalation-Mammal-species unspecified) 5000
ppm/5 minutes
TCLo (Inhalation-Human) 600 mg/m3/10 minutes:
Behavioral: headache
TCLo (Inhalation-Man) 650 ppm/45 minutes: Blood:
methemoglobinemia-carboxyhemoglobin;
Behavioral: changes in psychophysiological tests
TCLo (Inhalation-Rat) 1800 ppm/1 hour/14 daysintermittent: Cardiac: other changes
TCLo (Inhalation-Rat) 30 mg/m3/8 hours/10 weeksintermittent:
Brain
and
Coverings:
other
degenerative changes; Behavioral: muscle
contraction or spasticity
TCLo (Inhalation-Rat) 96 ppm/24 hours/90 dayscontinuous: Blood: pigmented or nucleated red
blood cells, other changes
TCLo (Inhalation-Rat) 250 ppm/5 hours/20 daysintermittent: Blood :pigmented or nucleated red
blood cells, changes in other cell count
(unspecified), changes in erythrocyte (RBC) count
TDLo (Subcutaneous-Rat) 5983 mg/kg/18 weeksintermittent: Blood: changes in serum composition
(e.g. TP, bilirubin, cholesterol)
TCLo (Inhalation-Mouse) 50 ppm/30 daysintermittent: Lungs, Thorax, or Respiration:
structural or functional change in trachea or bronchi
TCLo (Inhalation-Monkey) 200 ppm/24 hours/90
days-continuous: Blood: pigmented or nucleated
red blood cells, other changes
TCLo (Inhalation-Rabbit) 200 mg/m3/3 hours/13
weeks-intermittent: Brain and Coverings: other
degenerative changes; Cardiac: other changes;
Blood: hemorrhage
TCLo (Inhalation-Rabbit) 50 ppm/24 hours/8 weekscontinuous: Blood: changes in platelet count
TCLo (Inhalation-Guinea Pig) 200 mg/m3/5 hours/30
weeks-continuous: Cardiac: arrhythmias (including
changes in conduction), EKG changes not
diagnostic of specified effects, pulse rate increase,
without fall in BP
CARBON MONOXIDE (continued):
TCLo (Inhalation-Guinea Pig) 200 mg/m3/5 hours/4
weeks-intermittent: Endocrine: hyperglycemia
TCLo (Inhalation-Guinea Pig) 200 ppm/24 hours/90
days-continuous: Blood: pigmented or nucleated
red blood cells, other changes
TCLo (Inhalation-Rat) 75 ppm/24 hours: female 0-20
day(s) after conception: Reproductive: Maternal
Effects: other effects; Effects on Newborn:
behavioral
TCLo (Inhalation-Rat) 150 ppm/24 hours: female 122 day(s) after conception: Reproductive: Specific
Developmental
Abnormalities: cardiovascular
(circulatory) system
TCLo (Inhalation-Rat) 150 ppm/24 hours: female 122 day(s) after conception: Reproductive: Effects
on Newborn: growth statistics (e.g.%, reduced
weight gain), behavioral
TCLo (Inhalation-Rat) 1 mg/m3/24 hours: female 72
day(s) pre-mating: Reproductive: Maternal Effects:
menstrual cycle changes or disorders, parturition;
Fertility: female fertility index (e.g. # females
pregnant per # sperm positive females; # females
pregnant per # females mated)
TCLo (Inhalation-Rat) 150 ppm/24 hours: female 020 day(s) after conception: Reproductive: Effects
on Newborn: behavioral
TCLo (Inhalation-Rat) 75 ppm/24 hours: female 0-20
day(s) after conception: Reproductive: Specific
Developmental Abnormalities: immune and
reticuloendothelial system
TCLo (Inhalation-Mouse) 65 ppm/24 hours: female 718 day(s) after conception: Reproductive: Effects
on Newborn: behavioral
TCLo (Inhalation-Mouse) 250 ppm/7 hours: female 615 day(s) after conception: Reproductive: Fertility:
post-implantation mortality (e.g. dead and/or
resorbed implants per total number of implants);
Specific
Developmental
Abnormalities:
musculoskeletal system
TCLo (Inhalation-Mouse) 125 ppm/24 hours: female
7-18 day(s) after conception: Reproductive: Effects
on Embryo or Fetus: fetotoxicity (except death,
e.g., stunted fetus)
TCLo (Inhalation-Mouse) 8 pph/1 hour: female 8
day(s) after conception: Reproductive: Fertility: litter
size (e.g. # fetuses per litter; measured before
birth); Effects on Embryo or Fetus: fetotoxicity
(except death, e.g., stunted fetus), fetal death
TCLo (Inhalation-Mouse) 8 pph/1 hour: female 8
day(s) after conception: Reproductive: Specific
Developmental Abnormalities: Central Nervous
System
TCLo (Inhalation-Rabbit) 180 ppm/24 hours: female
1-30 day(s) after conception: Reproductive: Effects
on Newborn: stillbirth, viability index (e.g., # alive at
day 4 per # born alive)
CARBON MONOXIDE (continued):
Micronucleus Test (Inhalation-Mouse)1500 ppm/10
minutes
Sister Chromatid Exchange (Inhalation-Mouse) 2500
ppm/10 minutes
METHANE:
There are no specific toxicology data for Methane.
Methane is a simple asphyxiant, 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
OXYGEN:
Oxygen is the vital element in the atmosphere in
which we live and breathe. The atmosphere
contains approximately 21% oxygen. Toxicological
data are available for Oxygen, but due to the small
cylinder size and subsequent small total amount of
Oxygen in this mixture, no effects are anticipated.
PROPANE:
Skin Contact (Rabbit):
Several formulations
containing an isobutane-propane mixture have
been tested for skin irritation effects.
All
formulations contained less than 13% propane. All
of the formulations containing propane caused only
mild irritation.
SULFUR DIOXIDE:
Eye, rabbit = 6 ppm/4 hours/32 days; mild effects
Mutation in Microorganisms System Test = 10
mmol/L
DNA damage System Test (human, lymphocyte) =
5700 ppb
TCLo (inhalation, mouse) = 32 ppm/ 24 hours
(female 7-28 day post); reproductive effects.
TCLo (inhalation, mouse) = 25 ppm/7 hours (female
6-15 days post); teratogenic effects
TCLo (inhalation, mouse) = 500 ppm/5 minutes/30
weeks; equivocal tumorigenic data
LCLo (inhalation, human) = 1000 ppm/10 minutes;
pulmonary effects
TCLo (inhalation, human) = 3 ppm/5 days; pulmonary
effected
TCLo (inhalation, human) = 12 ppm/1 hour;
pulmonary effects
LCLo (inhalation, human) = 3000 ppm/5 minutes
LC50 (inhalation, rat) = 2520 ppm/1 hour
LC50 (inhalation, mouse) = 3000 ppm/30 minutes
LCLo (inhalation, guinea pig) = 1039 ppm/24 hours
LCLo (inhalation, frog) = 1 pph/ 15 minute
EYE IRRITATION: Temporary clouding of eyes was seen in rabbits, guinea pigs, and mice exposed to 400 ppm for 4 hours. Very severe eye injury in
rabbits was produced by a 5-second exposure to a stream of pure sulfur dioxide.
SHORT-TERM INHALATION STUDIES: Most studies indicate that high concentrations of Sulfur Dioxide effect the mechanics of respiration. A doserelated narrowing of the bronchiole tubes leading to bronchio-constriction was seen in guinea pigs exposed to concentrations of 0,2-100 ppm for 1 hour.
Exposure of male mice for up to 72 hours to concentrations around 10 ppm produced nasal cavity injury (runny nose, ciliary loss, fluid accumulation, and
tissue death). The effects became more severe as exposure time increased.
LONG-TERM INHALATION STUDIES: Exposure to 5 ppm for 225 days produced pulmonary function changes in dogs. Increased swelling,
secretions, and reddening of the trachea, as well as decreased mucosal flow was seen in dogs intermittently exposed to 1 ppm for 12 months. There
was no apparent effect on pulmonary function. No adverse effects were seen in guinea pigs exposed for 22 hours day, 7 days a week, for 52 weeks
to concentrations of 0.13-5.72 ppm. No adverse effects were seen in monkeys exposed for 78 weeks to 0.14 - 1.28 ppm.
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11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION (Continued)
SUSPECTED CANCER AGENT: The components of this gas mixture are listed by agencies tracking the carcinogenic potential of chemical
compounds, as follows:
SULFUR DIOXIDE: ACGIH TLV-A4 (Not Classifiable as a Human Carcinogen); IARC-3 (Unclassifiable as to Carcinogenicity in Humans)
The remaining components of this gas mixture are not found on the following lists: FEDERAL OSHA Z LIST, NTP, CAL/OSHA, and IARC;
therefore are not considered to be, nor suspected to be, cancer-causing agents by these agencies.
IRRITANCY OF PRODUCT: Due to the presence of Sulfur Dioxide, this gas mixture can be very irritating and potentially damaging to the skin,
eyes, and respiratory system, especially in the presence of moisture.
SENSITIZATION OF PRODUCT: The components of this gas mixture are not known to be skin or respiratory sensitizers. Based on animal tests,
the Propane component of this gas mixture may cause cardiac sensitization to epinephrine.
REPRODUCTIVE TOXICITY INFORMATION: Listed below is information concerning the effects of this gas mixture on the human reproductive
system.
Mutagenicity: The components of this gas mixture are not reported to cause mutagenic effects in humans. The Sulfur Dioxide component of
this gas mixture has produced mutagenic effects on specific animal tissues exposed to relatively large doses.
Embryotoxicity: The components of this gas mixture are not reported to cause embryotoxic effects in humans. Sulfur Dioxide has produced
embryotoxic effects during clinical studies on test animals exposed to relatively large doses.
Teratogenicity: The components of this gas mixture are not reported to cause teratogenic effects in humans due to the small cylinder size and
small total amount of all components. Carbon Monoxide, a component of this gas mixture which exists up to 1%, can cause teratogenic
effects in humans. Severe exposure to Carbon Monoxide during pregnancy has caused adverse effects and the death of the fetus. In
general, maternal symptoms are an indicator of the potential risk to the fetus since Carbon Monoxide is toxic to the mother before it is toxic
to the fetus. Sulfur Dioxide has produced teratogenic effects during clinical studies on test animals exposed to relatively large doses.
Reproductive Toxicity: The components of this gas mixture are not reported to cause adverse reproductive effects in humans.
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): Biological Exposure Indices (BEIs) have been determined for the components of this gas mixture, as
follows:
CHEMICAL DETERMINANT
SAMPLING TIME
CARBON MONOXIDE
• Carboxyhemoglobin in Blood
• Carbon monoxide in End-Exhaled Air
BEI
• End of Shift
• End of Shift
• 3.5% of Hemoglobin
• 20 ppm
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 Complex reactions of Sulfur Dioxide (a component of this gas mixture) occur in the atmosphere can contribute to air pollution.
The following environmental data are applicable to the components of this gas mixture.
CARBON MONOXIDE: Water solubility = 3.3 ml/100 cc at 0 C, 2.3 ml at 20 C.
NITROGEN: Water Solubility = 2.4 volumes Nitrogen/100 volumes water at 0 C; 1.6 volumes Nitrogen/100 volumes water at 20 C.
OXYGEN: Water Solubility = 1 volume Oxygen/32 volumes water at 20 C. Log Kow = -0.65
PROPANE: Log Kow = 2.38. Water Solubility = 62.4 ppm, 25 C. Propane is readily degraded by soil bacteria.
SULFUR DIOXIDE: Sulfur Dioxide is extremely stable to heat (up to 2000 C). Complex reactions of Sulfur Dioxide occur in the atmosphere, producing
sulfates and other sulfur compounds which contribute to air pollution. Freshwater lakes and rivers, and the aquatic biota they support, are
susceptible to acidification from atmospheric sulfur. Soil adsorption is dependent on pH and moisture content.
EFFECT OF MATERIAL ON PLANTS or ANIMALS: No evidence is currently available on the effects of this gas mixture on plant and animal life.
Carbon Monoxide, a component of this gas mixture, can be deadly to exposed animal life, producing symptoms similar to those experienced by
humans. Carbon Monoxide may also be harmful to plant life. : Due to the presence of Sulfur Dioxide in this gas mixture, over-exposed animals
could develop respiratory system damage, as well as skin and eye disorders. Because Sulfur Dioxide produces corrosive solutions upon contact
with moisture, plants may be damaged or destroyed.
EFFECT OF CHEMICAL ON AQUATIC LIFE: If a release this gas mixture occurs near a body water, the release may be harmful or fatal to fish
and other aquatic life. Sulfur Dioxide, a component of this gas mixture, hydrolyzes to sulfurous acid solution when in contact with water. Sulfurous
acid is very soluble in water, and even low concentrations of Sulfur Dioxide or sulfurous acid in water are detrimental to aquatic life. The presence
of more than a trace of Carbon Monoxide (another component of this gas mixture) is also a hazard to fish. The following aquatic toxicity data are
available for the components of this gas mixture.
CARBON MONOXIDE:
LD (sunfish) = 1.5 ppm/1-6 hours, fresh water.
SULFUR DIOXIDE:
16-19 ppm; lethal to Sunfish
10 ppm for 0.17 hour; Trout float helplessly
SULFUR DIOXIDE (Continued):
5 ppm; lethal to Trout
0.5 ppm for 1 hour; toxic to fish
1 ppm for 2 hours; lethal to Tench
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. (*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.
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): 126
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14. TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION (Continued)
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: This gas mixture is subject to the reporting requirements of Sections 302, 304, and 313 of Title III of
the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act, as follows:
CHEMICAL NAME
SARA 302
(40 CFR 355, Appendix A)
SARA 304
(40 CFR Table 302.4)
SARA 313
(40 CFR 372.65)
Sulfur Dioxide
Yes
Yes
Yes
U.S. SARA SECTION 302 EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS THRESHOLD PLANNING QUANTITY (TPQ: Sulfur Dioxide = 500 lb (227 kg)
U.S. SARA SECTION 304 EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS REPORTABLE QUANTITY (TPQ: Sulfur Dioxide = 500 lb (227 kg)
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.
OTHER U.S. FEDERAL REGULATIONS:
• Carbon Monoxide, Propane, and Sulfur Dioxide are subject to the reporting requirements of CFR 29 1910.1000; these compounds are listed
on Table Z.1.
• Methane, Propane and Sulfur Dioxide are subject to the reporting requirements of Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act. The Threshold Quantity
for Sulfur Dioxide (anhydrous form only) 5,000 lb (2270 kg). The Threshold Quantity for each of other gases is 10,000 lb (454 kg) and so
this mixture will not be affected by the regulation.
• Sulfur Dioxide is listed in Appendix A as a highly hazardous chemical, per 29 CFR 1910.119: Process Safety Management of Highly
Hazardous Chemicals. The threshold quantity for Sulfur Dioxide under this regulation is 1000 lb (454 kg).
• This gas mixture does not contain any Class I or Class II ozone depleting chemicals (40 CFR part 82).
• Nitrogen and Oxygen are not listed as Regulated Substances, per 40 CFR, Part 68, of the Risk Management for Chemical Releases. Sulfur
Dioxide is listed under this regulation in Table 1, as a Regulated Substance (Toxic Substance), in quantities of 5,000 pounds (4,553 kg) or
greater. Carbon Monoxide, Methane, and Propane are listed under this regulation in Table 3, as Regulated Substances (Flammable
Substances), in quantities of 10,000 lbs (4,554 kg) or greater, and so this mixture will not be affected by the regulation.
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:
Carbon Monoxide, Methane,
Propane, Sulfur Dioxide.
California - Permissible Exposure Limits for
Chemical Contaminants:
Carbon Monoxide,
Nitrogen, Methane, Propane, Sulfur Dioxide.
Florida - Substance List:
Oxygen, Carbon
Monoxide, Sulfur Dioxide.
Illinois - Toxic Substance List: Carbon Monoxide,
Propane, Sulfur Dioxide.
Kansas - Section 302/313 List: Sulfur Dioxide.
Massachusetts - Substance List: Oxygen, Carbon
Monoxide, Methane, Propane, Sulfur Dioxide.
Michigan - Critical Materials Register: No
Minnesota - List of Hazardous Substances:
Carbon Monoxide, Methane, Propane, Sulfur
Dioxide.
Missouri - Employer Information/Toxic Substance
List: Methane, Propane.
New Jersey - Right to Know Hazardous
Substance List:
Oxygen, Carbon Monoxide,
Nitrogen, Methane, Propane, Sulfur Dioxide.
North Dakota - List of Hazardous Chemicals,
Reportable Quantities: No.
Pennsylvania - Hazardous Substance List:
Oxygen, Carbon Monoxide, Nitrogen, Methane,
Propane, Sulfur Dioxide.
Rhode Island - Hazardous Substance List:
Oxygen, Carbon Monoxide, Nitrogen, Methane,
Propane, Sulfur Dioxide.
Texas - Hazardous Substance List: Propane,
Sulfur Dioxide.
West Virginia - Hazardous Substance List:
Propane, Sulfur Dioxide.
Wisconsin - Toxic and Hazardous Substances:
Propane, Sulfur Dioxide
CALIFORNIA SAFE DRINKING WATER AND TOXIC ENFORCEMENT ACT (PROPOSITION 65): The Carbon Monoxide component of this gas
mixture is on the California Proposition 65 lists as a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.
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 Classes A D2A and D2B, 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
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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