81-0006RK-01

81-0006RK-01
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 Air Balance Gas:
Butane, 0-1.0%; Isobutane, 0-1.0%
SYNONYMS: Not Applicable
Document Number: 50033
CHEMICAL FAMILY NAME: Not Applicable
FORMULA: Not Applicable
Note: The Material Safety Data Sheet is for this gas mixture supplied in cylinders with 33 cubic feet (935 liters) or less gas capacity (DOT - 39 cylinders). This MSDS
has been developed for various gas mixtures with the composition of components within the ranges listed in Section 2 (Composition and Information on Ingredients).
Refer to the product label for information on the actual composition of the product.
PRODUCT USE:
U.S. SUPPLIER/MANUFACTURER'S NAME:
ADDRESS:
Calibration of Monitoring and Research Equipment
CALGAZ
821 Chesapeake Drive
Cambridge, MD 21613
1-410-228-6400 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. U.S. EST)
1-713-868-0440
1-800-231-1366
BUSINESS PHONE:
General MSDS Information:
Fax on Demand:
EMERGENCY PHONE:
Chemtrec: United States/Canada/Puerto Rico:
Chemtrec International:
1-800-424-9300 [24-hours]
1-703-527-3887 [24-hours]
2. COMPOSITION and INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
CHEMICAL NAME
CAS #
mole %
ACGIH-TLV
TWA
STEL
ppm
ppm
Butane
Isobutane
Nitrogen
or Air
106-97-8
75-28-5
7727-37-9
132259-10-0
0.0-1.0%
0.0-1.0%
Balance
800
NIC = 1000
NE
EXPOSURE LIMITS IN AIR
NIOSH
IDLH
ppm
OSHA-PEL
TWA
STEL
ppm
ppm
800
(Vacated
1989
PEL)
NE
NE
OTHER
NIOSH REL: TWA =
800 DFG MAKs: TWA
= 1000 PEAK = 4 MAK,
15 min.,
average value, 1 hr interval
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There are no specific exposure limits for Isobutane.
Isobutane is a simple asphyxiant (SA). Oxygen levels
should be maintained above 19.5%.
NIOSH REL: TWA =
800 DFG MAKs: TWA
= 1000 PEAK = 4 MAK,
15 min.,
average value, 1 hr interval
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There are no specific exposure limits for Nitrogen. Nitrogen is a simple asphyxiant (SA).
The composition of Air is as follows: 79% Nitrogen and 21 % Oxygen. These components
and their concentrations have been incorporated into this MSDS. There are no specific
exposure limits for Oxygen. 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 : All WHMIS required information is included. It is located in appropriate sections based on the ANSI Z400.1-1998 format.
3. HAZARD IDENTIFICATION
EMERGENCY OVERVIEW: This gas mixture is a colorless, odorless gas. 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.
Butane and Isobutane, components of this gas mixture, may cause drowsiness in high concentrations; however, due to their low concentration
in this gas mixture, this is unlikely to occur.
HAZARDOUS MATERIAL IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM
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 HEALTH HAZARD
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(BLUE)
use. The chief health hazard associated with this gas mixture is the possibility of oxygen
deprivation if released in a small, poorly-ventilated area (i.e. an enclosed or confined space).
Under this circumstance, an oxygen-deficient environment may occur. Individuals breathing
such an atmosphere may experience symptoms which include headaches, ringing in ears, FLAMMABILITY HAZARD
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(RED)
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
0
PHYSICAL HAZARD
(YELLOW)
12-16% Oxygen:
Breathing and pulse rate increased, muscular
coordination slightly disturbed.
10-14% Oxygen:
Emotional upset, abnormal fatigue, disturbed
PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
respiration.
6-10% Oxygen:
Nausea, vomiting, collapse, or loss of
consciousness.
EYES
RESPIRATORY
HANDS
BODY
Below 6%:
Convulsive movements, possible respiratory
collapse, and death.
See Section 8
HEALTH EFFECTS OR RISKS FROM EXPOSURE: An Explanation in Lay Terms. Overexposure to this gas mixture may cause the following health effects:
ACUTE: Due to the small size of the individual cylinder of this gas mixture, no unusual health
For Routine Industrial Use and Handling Applications
effects from exposure to the product are anticipated under routine circumstances of use. There
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. Acetylene and Ethylene, components of this gas
mixture, may cause drowsiness in high concentrations; however, due to their low concentration in this gas mixture, this is unlikely to occur.
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: Cardiac system, central nervous system.
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4. FIRST-AID MEASURES
RESCUERS SHOULD NOT ATTEMPT TO RETRIEVE VICTIMS OF EXPOSURE TO THIS PRODUCT WITHOUT ADEQUATE PERSONAL
PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT. At a minimum, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus must be worn.
No unusual health effects are anticipated after exposure to this gas mixture, due to the small cylinder size. If any adverse symptom develops after
over-exposure to this gas mixture, remove victim(s) to fresh air as quickly as possible. Only trained personnel should administer supplemental
oxygen and/or cardio-pulmonary resuscitation if necessary. Victim(s) who experience any adverse effect after over-exposure to this gas mixture
must be taken for medical attention. Rescuers should be taken for medical attention if necessary. Take a copy of the label and the MSDS to
physician or other health professional with victim(s).
MEDICAL CONDITIONS AGGRAVATED BY EXPOSURE: Acute or chronic respiratory conditions may be aggravated by over-exposure to the
components of this gas mixture.
RECOMMENDATIONS TO PHYSICIANS: Administer oxygen, if necessary; treat symptoms; eliminate exposure.
5. FIRE-FIGHTING MEASURES
FLASH POINT: Not applicable.
AUTOIGNITION TEMPERATURE: Not applicable.
FLAMMABLE LIMITS (in air by volume, %):
Lower (LEL): Not applicable.
Upper (UEL): Not applicable.
FIRE EXTINGUISHING MATERIALS: Non-flammable gas mixture. Use extinguishing
media appropriate for surrounding fire.
UNUSUAL FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS: This gas mixture is not flammable;
however, containers, when involved in fire, may rupture or burst in the heat of the fire.
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
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 oxygen.
Oxygen levels must be above 19.5% before non-emergency personnel are allowed to re-enter area.
If leaking incidentally from the cylinder, contact your supplier.
7. HANDLING and USE
WORK PRACTICES AND HYGIENE PRACTICES: Be observant for the odor of sulfur; this odor is indicative of a potential over-exposure the
Sulfur Dioxide of this gas mixture. Do not attempt to repair, adjust, or in any other way modify cylinders containing this gas mixture. If there is a
malfunction or another type of operational problem, contact the nearest distributor immediately. Eye wash stations/safety showers should be near
areas where this gas mixture is used or stored. All work operations should be monitored in such a way that emergency personnel can be
immediately contacted in the event of a release. All work practices should minimize releases of Sulfur Dioxide and Nitrogen Monoxidecontaining gas mixtures.
STORAGE AND HANDLING PRACTICES: Cylinders should be firmly secured to prevent falling or being knocked-over. Cylinders must be
protected from the environment, and preferably kept at room temperature (approximately 21 C [70 F]). Cylinders should be stored in dry, wellventilated areas, away from sources of heat, ignition, and direct sunlight. Protect cylinders against physical damage. Full and empty cylinders
should be segregated. Use a first-in, first-out inventory system to prevent full containers from being stored for long periods of time. These
cylinders are not refillable. WARNING! Do not refill DOT 39 cylinders. To do so may cause personal injury or property damage.
SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS FOR HANDLING GAS CYLINDERS: WARNING! Compressed gases can present significant safety hazards. During
cylinder use, use equipment designed for these specific cylinders. Ensure all lines and equipment are rated for proper service pressure.
PROTECTIVE PRACTICES DURING MAINTENANCE OF CONTAMINATED EQUIPMENT: Follow practices indicated in Section 6 (Accidental
Release Measures). Make certain that application equipment is locked and tagged-out safely. Always use product in areas where adequate
ventilation is provided.
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8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS - PERSONAL PROTECTION
VENTILATION AND ENGINEERING CONTROLS: No special ventilation systems or engineering controls are needed under normal
circumstances of use. As with all chemicals, use this gas mixture in well-ventilated areas. If this gas mixture is used in a poorly-ventilated area,
install automatic monitoring equipment to detect the levels of components and Oxygen.
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: No special respiratory protection is required under normal circumstances of use. Maintain component levels
below 50% of the TLV of components and oxygen levels above 19.5% in the workplace. Use supplied air respiratory protection when component
levels exceed 50% of the TLV of components, oxygen levels are below 19.5%, or during emergency response to a release of this gas mixture.
During an emergency situation, before entering the area, check the concentration of components and Oxygen. If respiratory protection is required,
follow the requirements of the Federal OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard (29 CFR 1910.134), or equivalent State standards.
EYE PROTECTION: Safety glasses. If necessary, refer to U.S. OSHA 29 CFR 1910.133 or appropriate Canadian Standards.
HAND PROTECTION: Wear leather gloves when handling cylinders. Chemically resistant gloves should be worn when using this gas mixture. If
necessary, refer to U.S. OSHA 29 CFR 1910.138 or appropriate Standards of Canada.
BODY PROTECTION: No special protection is needed under normal circumstances of use. If a hazard of injury to the feet exists due to falling
objects, rolling objects, where objects may pierce the soles of the feet or where employee’s feet may be exposed to electrical hazards, use foot
protection, as described in U.S. OSHA 29 CFR 1910.136.
9. PHYSICAL and CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
The following information is for Nitrogen, the main component of this gas mixture.
GAS DENSITY @ 32°F (0 C) and 1 atm: .072 lbs/ ft3 (1.153 kg/m3)
FREEZING/MELTING POINT @ 10 psig: -345.8°F (-210°C)
BOILING POINT: -320.4°F (-195.8°C)
SPECIFIC GRAVITY (air = 1) @ 70°F (21.1°C): 0.906
pH: Not applicable.
SOLUBILITY IN WATER vol/vol @ 32°F (0°C) and 1 atm: 0.023
MOLECULAR WEIGHT: 28.01
EVAPORATION RATE (nBuAc = 1): Not applicable.
EXPANSION RATIO: Not applicable.
VAPOR PRESSURE @ 70°F (21 .1°C) (psig): Not applicable.
SPECIFIC VOLUME (ft3/lb): 13.8
COEFFICIENT WATER/OIL DISTRIBUTION: Not applicable.
The following information is for this gas mixture.
APPEARANCE, ODOR AND COLOR: This gas mixture is a colorless, odorless gas.
HOW TO DETECT THIS SUBSTANCE (warning properties): There are no unusual warning properties associated with a release of this gas
mixture. In terms of leak detection, fittings and joints can be painted with a soap solution to detect leaks, which will be indicated by a bubble
formation.
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10. STABILITY and REACTIVITY
STABILITY: Normally stable in gaseous state.
DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS: The thermal decomposition products of Butane and Isobutane 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. Components of this gas mixture (Butane and Isobutane) are also incompatible with strong
oxidizers (i.e. chlorine, bromine pentafluoride, oxygen difluoride, and nitrogen trifluoride).
HAZARDOUS POLYMERIZATION: Will not occur.
CONDITIONS TO AVOID: Contact with incompatible materials. Cylinders exposed to high temperatures or direct flame can rupture or burst.
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11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
TOXICITY DATA: The following toxicology data are available for the components of this gas mixture:
n-BUTANE:
LC50 (Inhalation-Rat) 658 gm/m3/4 hours
LC50 (Inhalation-Mouse) 680 gm/m3/2 hours
ISOBUTANE:
LC 50 (Inhalation-Rat) 57 pph/15 minutes:
Behavioral: tremor, convulsions or effect on
seizure threshold; Lungs, Thorax, or
Respiration: respiratory depression
LCLo (Inhalation-Mouse) 1041 gm/m3/2 hours:
Behavioral: excitement
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: Contact with rapidly expanding gases can be irritating to exposed skin and eyes.
SENSITIZATION TO THE PRODUCT: This gas mixture is not known to cause sensitization in humans; however, some animals studies indicate
that exposure to Butane, a component of this gas mixture, can cause weak cardiac sensitization.
REPRODUCTIVE TOXICITY INFORMATION: Listed below is information concerning the effects of this gas mixture and its components on the
human reproductive system.
Mutagenicity: No mutagenicity effects have been described for the components of this gas mixture.
Embryotoxicity: No embryotoxic effects have been described for the components of this gas mixture.
Teratogenicity: No teratogenicity effects have been described for the components of this gas mixture.
Reproductive Toxicity: No reproductive toxicity effects have been described for the components of gas mixture.
A mutagen is a chemical which causes permanent changes to genetic material (DNA) such that the changes will propagate through generation
lines. An embryotoxin is a chemical which causes damage to a developing embryo (i.e. within the first eight weeks of pregnancy in humans),
but the damage does not propagate across generational lines. A teratogen is a chemical which causes damage to a developing fetus, but the
damage does not propagate across generational lines. A reproductive toxin is any substance which interferes in any way with the reproductive
process.
BIOLOGICAL EXPOSURE INDICES (BEIs): Currently, Biological Exposure Indices (BEIs) have not been determined for the components of this
gas mixture.
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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.
BUTANE:
Terrestrial Fate: Photolysis or hydrolysis of n-Butane is not expected to be important in soils. The biodegradation of dissolved n-Butane may occur
in soils; however, primarily volatilization and to some extent adsorption are expected to be far more important fate processes. A calculated Koc
range of 450 to 900 indicates a medium to low mobility class for n-Butane in soils. Based upon an estimated Henry's Law constant of 9.47X10-1
atm-cu m/mole at 25 C, n-Butane is expected to rapidly volatilize from most surface soils.
Aquatic Fate: Photolysis or hydrolysis of n-Butane in aquatic systems is not expected to be important. The bioconcentration factor (log BCF) for nButane has been estimated to range from 1.78 to 1.97 suggesting bioconcentration is not an important factor in aquatic systems. Biodegradation of
n-Butane may occur in aquatic environments; however, primarily volatilization and to some extent adsorption are expected to be more important fate
processes. An estimated range for Koc from 450 to 900 indicates n-Butane may partition from the water column to organic matter contained in
sediments and suspended materials. An estimated Henry's Law constant of 9.47X10-1 atm-cu m/mole at 25 C suggests rapid volatilization of nButane from environmental waters. Based on this Henry's Law constant, the volatilization half life from a model river has been estimated to be 2.2
hours. The volatilization half life from a model pond, which considers the effect of adsorption, can be estimated to be about 2.6 days.
Atmospheric Fate: Based on a vapor pressure of 1856 mmHg at 25 C, n-Butane is expected to exist entirely in the vapor phase in ambient air. nButane does not absorb UV light in the environmentally significant range, > 290 nm and probably will not undergo direct photo lysis in the
atmosphere. Vapor phase reactions with photochemically produced hydroxyl radicals in the atmosphere have been shown to be imp ortant. Rate
constants for n-Butane were measured(4-6) to be about 2.67X10-12 cu cm/molecule-sec at 25 C, which correspond a atmospheric half life of
about 6 days at an atmospheric concentration of 5X10+5 hydroxyl radicals per cu cm. Experimental data showed that 7.7% of the n-Butane
fraction in a dark chamber reacted with nitrogen oxide to form the corresponding alkyl nitrate, suggesting nighttime reactions with radical species
and nitrogen oxides may contribute to the atmospheric transformation of n-Butane.
Bioconcentration: Based upon a water solubility of 61.4 ppm at 25 C and a log Kow of 2.89, the bioconcentration factor (log BCF) for n-Butane has
been calculated, using recommended regression-derived equations, to be 1.78 and 1.97, respectively. These bioconcentration factor values do
not indicate that bioconcentration in aquatic organisms is important.
ISOBUTANE:
Terrestrial Fate: Based on a recommended classification scheme, an estimated Koc value of 35, derived from a molecular structure estimation
method suggests that Isobutane will have very high mobility in soi. Its very high Henry's Law constant, 4.08 atm-cu m/mole, (calculated from its
vapor pressure and water solubility), high vapor pressure, 2611 mm Hg at 25 C, and low adsorptivity to soil indicate that volatilization will be an
important fate process from both moist and dry soil surfaces. Isobutane is biodegradable, especially under acclimated conditions, and may
biodegrade in soil.
Aquatic Fate: Based on a recommended classification scheme, an estimated Koc value of 35, determined from molecular structure, indicates that
Isobutane would not adsorb to sediment and particulate matter in the water column. Additional evidence that Isobutane is not removed to
sediment has been obtained from microcosm experiments. Isobutane will readily volatilize from water based on its estimated He nry's Law
constant of 4.08 atm-cu m/mole, calculated from its vapor pressure and water solubility. Estimated half-lives for a model river and model lake are
2.2 hours and 3.0 days, respectively. An estimated BCF value of 74, based on a log Kow of 2.76, suggests that Isobutane will not bioconcentrate
in aquatic organisms, according to a recommended classification scheme.
Atmospheric Fate: Isobutane is a gas at ordinary temperatures, having a vapor pressure of 2611 mm Hg at 25 C. It is degraded in the atmosphere
by reaction with photochemically-produced hydroxyl radicals; the half-life for this reaction in air is 6.9 days, assuming a hydroxyl radical
concentration of 5X105 radicals per cubic cm. When isobutane was exposed to sunlight for 6 hr in a tedlar bag filled with Los Angeles air, 6% of
the Isobutane degraded. The air contained 4529 ppb-C hydrocarbons and 870 ppb of NOX. The tropospheric loss of volatile hydrocarbons such
as Isobutane by wet and dry deposition are believed to be of minor importance. Indeed, Isobutane assimilated into precipitation may evaporate
during transport as well as being reemitted into the atmosphere after deposition. Isobutane is a contributor to the production of PAN (peroxyacyl
nitrates) under photochemical smog conditions.
Bioconcentration: A BCF of 74 was estimated for Isobutane, using a log Kow of 2.76 and a recommended regression-derived equation. According
to a recommended classification scheme, this BCF value suggests that isobutane has a low potential for bioconcentration in fi sh and aquatic
organisms.
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
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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.
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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:
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.
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14. TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION (Continued)
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 REPORTING REQUIREMENTS: The components of this gas mixture is are not subject to the reporting requirements of Sections 302,
304, and 313 of Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act.
U.S. SARA THRESHOLD PLANNING QUANTITY: There are no specific Threshold Planning Quantities for this 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.
U.S. CERCLA REPORTABLE QUANTITY (RQ): Not applicable.
U.S. OTHER U.S. FEDERAL REGULATIONS:

Butane was subject to the requirements of CFR 29 1910.1000 (under the 1989 PELs). Butane is no longer listed on Table Z.1.
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Butane and Isobutane are subject to the reporting requirements of Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act. The Threshold Quantity for each of
these gases is 10,000 lb (4554 kg).
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This gas mixture does not contain any Class I or Class II ozone depleting chemicals (40 CFR Part 82).
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Nitrogen and Oxygen are not listed as Regulated Substances, per 40 CFR, Part 68, of the Risk Management for Chemical Releases. Butane
and Isobutane are listed under this regulation in Table 3 as Regulated Substances (Flammable Substances), in quantities of 10,000 lbs
(4,554 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: Butane.
California - Permissible Exposure Limits for
Chemical Contaminants: Nitrogen, Butane.
Florida - Substance List: Oxygen.
Illinois - Toxic Substance List: No.
Kansas - Section 302/313 List: No.
Massachusetts - Substance List: Oxygen,
Butane, Isobutane.
Minnesota - List of Hazardous Substances:
Butane.
Missouri - Employer Information/Toxic
Substance List: Butane.
New Jersey - Right to Know Hazardous
Substance List: Oxygen, Nitrogen, Butane,
Isobutane.
North Dakota - List of Hazardous Chemicals,
Reportable Quantities: No.
Pennsylvania - Hazardous Substance List:
Oxygen, Nitrogen, Butane, Isobutane.
Rhode Island - Hazardous Substance List:
Oxygen, Nitrogen Butane.
Texas - Hazardous Substance List: No.
West Virginia - Hazardous Substance List:
No.
Wisconsin - Toxic and Hazardous
Substances: No.
CALIFORNIA SAFE DRINKING WATER AND TOXIC ENFORCEMENT ACT (PROPOSITION 65): No component of this gas mixture is on the
California Proposition 65 lists.
ADDITIONAL CANADIAN REGULATIONS:
CANADIAN DSL/NDSL INVENTORY STATUS: The components of this gas mixture are listed on the DSL Inventory.
CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT (CEPA) PRIORITIES SUBSTANCES LISTS: The components of this gas mixture are not on
the CEPA Priorities Substances Lists.
CANADIAN WHMIS 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 cons idered
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 r eturn
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 whi ch 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. 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.
EFFECTIVE DATE: JUNE 12, 2013
NON-FLAMMABLE GAS MIXTURE MSDS - 50033
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