PASLODE IMPULSE FUEL CELLS Chemwatch Material Safety Data Sheet Issue Date: 28-Jul-2008 CHEMWATCH 4919-89 NC317ECP Version No:8 CD 2008/2 Page 1 of 9 Section 1 - CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION PRODUCT NAME SYNONYMS PROPER SHIPPING NAME
FUEL CELL CARTRIDGES or FUEL CELL CARTRIDGES CONTAINED IN EQUIPMENT or FUEL CELLCARTRIDGES PACKED WITH EQUIPMENT
PRODUCT USE SUPPLIER Company: Paslode New Zealand Address: 38 Canaveral Drive Albany Auckland New Zealand Telephone: 0064 9 477 3000 Fax: 0064 9 477 3001 Email: [email protected] Section 2 - HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION STATEMENT OF HAZARDOUS NATURE DANGEROUS GOODS. NON-HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE. According to the Criteria of the ADG Code and NOHSC. POISONS SCHEDULE
Keep away from sources of ignition. No smoking.
Do not breathe gas/ fumes/ vapour/ spray.
Use only in well ventilated areas. Keep container in a well ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed. Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. This material and its container must be disposedof as hazardous waste. Section 3 - COMPOSITION / INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
NOTE: Manufacturer has supplied full ingredient
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information to allow CHEMWATCH assessment. Section 4 - FIRST AID MEASURES SWALLOWED
- If swallowed do NOT induce vomiting. - If vomiting occurs, lean patient forward or place on left side (head-down position, if possible) to maintain open airway and prevent aspiration. - Observe the patient carefully. - Never give liquid to a person showing signs of being sleepy or with reduced awareness; i.e. becoming unconscious. - Give water to rinse out mouth, then provide liquid slowly and as much as casualty can comfortably drink. - Seek medical advice.
If this product comes in contact with the eyes:- Wash out immediately with fresh running water. - Ensure complete irrigation of the eye by keeping eyelids apart and away from eye and moving the eyelids by occasionally lifting the upper and lower lids. - If pain persists or recurs seek medical attention. - Removal of contact lenses after an eye injury should only be undertaken by skilled personnel.
If skin or hair contact occurs:- Flush skin and hair with running water (and soap if available). - Seek medical attention in event of irritation.
- If fumes or combustion products are inhaled remove from contaminated area. - Lay patient down. Keep warm and rested. - Prostheses such as false teeth, which may block airway, should be removed, where possible, prior to initiating first aid procedures. - Apply artificial respiration if not breathing, preferably with a demand valve resuscitator, bag-valve mask device, or pocket mask as trained. Perform CPR if necessary. - Transport to hospital, or doctor. NOTES TO PHYSICIAN
For acute or short term repeated exposures to petroleum distillates or relatedhydrocarbons:- Primary threat to life, from pure petroleum distillate ingestion and/or inhalation, isrespiratory failure. - Patients should be quickly evaluated for signs of respiratory distress (e.g. cyanosis,tachypnoea, intercostal retraction, obtundation) and given oxygen. Patients withinadequate tidal volumes or poor arterial blood gases (pO2 50 mm Hg) should be intubated. - Arrhythmias complicate some hydrocarbon ingestion and/or inhalation andelectrocardiographic evidence of myocardial injury has been reported; intravenous linesand cardiac monitors should be established in obviously symptomatic patients. The lungsexcrete inhaled solvents, so that hyperventilation improves clearance. - A chest x-ray should be taken immediately after stabilisation of breathing andcirculation to document aspiration and detect the presence of pneumothorax. - Epinephrine (adrenalin) is not recommended for treatment of bronchospasm because ofpotential myocardial sensitisation to catecholamines. Inhaled cardioselectivebronchodilators (e.g. Alupent, Salbutamol) are the preferred agents, with aminophylline asecond choice. - Lavage is indicated in patients who require decontamination; ensure use of cuffed
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endotracheal tube in adult patients. [Ellenhorn and Barceloux: Medical Toxicology]. Section 5 - FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES EXTINGUISHING MEDIA
- Water spray or fog. - Foam. - Dry chemical powder. - BCF (where regulations permit). - Carbon dioxide. FIRE FIGHTING
- Alert Fire Brigade and tell them location and nature of hazard. - May be violently or explosively reactive. - Wear breathing apparatus plus protective gloves. - Prevent, by any means available, spillage from entering drains or water course. - If safe, switch off electrical equipment until vapour fire hazard removed. - Use water delivered as a fine spray to control fire and cool adjacent area. - DO NOT approach containers suspected to be hot. - Cool fire exposed containers with water spray from a protected location. - If safe to do so, remove containers from path of fire. - Equipment should be thoroughly decontaminated after use. FIRE/EXPLOSION HAZARD
Liquid and vapour are highly flammable.
Severe fire hazard when exposed to heat, flame and/or oxidisers.
Vapour forms an explosive mixture with air.
Severe explosion hazard, in the form of vapour, when exposed to flame or spark.
Vapour may travel a considerable distance to source of ignition.
Heating may cause expansion / decomposition with violent rupture of containers.
On combustion, may emit toxic fumes of carbon monoxide (CO).
Other combustion products include: carbon dioxide (CO2). FIRE INCOMPATIBILITY
Avoid contamination with strong oxidising agents as ignition may result. HAZCHEM: 2Y* Personal Protective Equipment Section 6 - ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES EMERGENCY PROCEDURES MINOR SPILLS
- Clean up all spills immediately. - Avoid breathing vapours and contact with skin and eyes. - Wear protective clothing, impervious gloves and safety glasses. - Shut off all possible sources of ignition and increase ventilation. - Wipe up. - If safe, damaged cans should be placed in a container outdoors, away from all ignitionsources, until pressure has dissipated. - Undamaged cans should be gathered and stowed safely. continued. PASLODE IMPULSE FUEL CELLS Chemwatch Material Safety Data Sheet Issue Date: 28-Jul-2008 CHEMWATCH 4919-89 NC317ECP Version No:8 CD 2008/2 Page 4 of 9 Section 6 - ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES MAJOR SPILLS
- Clear area of personnel and move upwind. - Alert Fire Brigade and tell them location and nature of hazard. - May be violently or explosively reactive. - Wear breathing apparatus plus protective gloves. - Prevent, by any means available, spillage from entering drains or water courses- No smoking, naked lights or ignition sources. - Increase ventilation. - Stop leak if safe to do so. - Water spray or fog may be used to disperse / absorb vapour. - Absorb or cover spill with sand, earth, inert materials or vermiculite. - If safe, damaged cans should be placed in a container outdoors, away from ignitionsources, until pressure has dissipated. - Undamaged cans should be gathered and stowed safely. - Collect residues and seal in labelled drums for disposal. Personal Protective Equipment advice is contained in Section 8 of the MSDS. Section 7 - HANDLING AND STORAGE PROCEDURE FOR HANDLING
Remove all ignition sources. - Limit all unnecessary personal contact. - Wear protective clothing when risk of exposure occurs. - Use in a well-ventilated area. - When handling DO NOT eat, drink or smoke. - Always wash hands with soap and water after handling. - Avoid physical damage to containers. - Use good occupational work practice. - Observe manufacturer's storing and handling recommendations. SUITABLE CONTAINER STORAGE INCOMPATIBILITY STORAGE REQUIREMENTS
- Store in original containers in approved flame-proof area. - DO NOT store in pits, depressions, basements or areas where vapours may be trapped. - No smoking, naked lights, heat or ignition sources. - Keep containers securely sealed. Contents under pressure. - Store away from incompatible materials. - Store in a cool, dry, well ventilated area in an upright position. - Avoid storage at temperatures higher than 40 deg C. - Protect containers against physical damage and check regularly for leaks. - Observe manufacturer's storing and handling recommendations. Section 8 - EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PERSONAL PROTECTION EXPOSURE CONTROLS continued. PASLODE IMPULSE FUEL CELLS Chemwatch Material Safety Data Sheet Issue Date: 28-Jul-2008 CHEMWATCH 4919-89 NC317ECP Version No:8 CD 2008/2 Page 5 of 9 Section 8 - EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PERSONAL PROTECTION MATERIAL DATA
Not available. Refer to individual constituents. INGREDIENT DATA
PROPYLENE:May act as a simple asphyxiant; these are gases which, when present in highconcentrations, reduce the oxygen content in air below that required to support breathing,consciousness and life; loss of consciousness, with death by suffocation may rapidlyoccur in an oxygen deficient atmosphere. CARE: Most simple asphyxiants are odourless or possess low odour and there is no warningon entry into an oxygen deficient atmosphere. If there is any doubt, oxygen content canbe checked simply and quickly. It may not be appropriate to only recommend an exposurestandard for simple asphyxiants rather it is essential that sufficient oxygen bemaintained. Air normally has 21 percent oxygen by volume, with 18 percent regarded asminimum under normal atmospheric pressure to maintain consciousness / life. At pressuressignificantly higher or lower than normal atmospheric pressure, expert guidance should besought. PERSONAL PROTECTION
No special equipment for minor exposure i.e. when handling small quantities. - OTHERWISE:- Safety glasses with side shields. - Contact lenses may pose a special hazard; soft contact lenses may absorb andconcentrate irritants. A written policy document, describing the wearing of lens orrestrictions on use, should be created for each workplace or task. This should include areview of lens absorption and adsorption for the class of chemicals in use and an accountof injury experience. Medical and first-aid personnel should be trained in their removaland suitable equipment should be readily available. In the event of chemical exposure,begin eye irrigation immediately and remove contact lens as soon as practicable. Lensshould be removed at the first signs of eye redness or irritation - lens should beremoved in a clean environment only after workers have washed hands thoroughly. [CDCNIOSH Current Intelligence Bulletin 59]. HANDS/FEET
- No special equipment needed when handling small quantities. - OTHERWISE: Wear general protective gloves, eg. light weight rubber gloves. Or asrequired: Wear chemical protective gloves, eg. PVC. Wear safety footwear.
No special equipment needed when handling small quantities. OTHERWISE:- Overalls. - Barrier cream. - Eyewash unit.
The local concentration of material, quantity and conditions of use determine the type ofpersonal protective equipment required. For further information consult site specificCHEMWATCH data (if available), or yourOccupational Health and Safety Advisor. continued. PASLODE IMPULSE FUEL CELLS Chemwatch Material Safety Data Sheet Issue Date: 28-Jul-2008 CHEMWATCH 4919-89 NC317ECP Version No:8 CD 2008/2 Page 6 of 9 Section 8 - EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PERSONAL PROTECTION ENGINEERING CONTROLS
General exhaust is adequate under normal operating conditions. If risk of overexposureexists, wear SAA approved respirator. Correct fit is essential to obtain adequateprotection. Provide adequate ventilation in warehouse or closed storage areas. Section 9 - PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES APPEARANCE Compressed highly flammable liquified gas. PHYSICAL PROPERTIES Liquid. Gas. Does not mix with water. Floats on water.
Solubility in water (g/L): Partly miscible
Section 10 - CHEMICAL STABILITY AND REACTIVITY INFORMATION CONDITIONS CONTRIBUTING TO INSTABILITY
- Elevated temperatures. - Presence of open flame. - Product is considered stable. - Hazardous polymerisation will not occur. Section 11 - TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS ACUTE HEALTH EFFECTS SWALLOWED
Considered an unlikely route of entry in commercial/industrial environments. Not normally a risk due to extreme volatility of liquid.
The gas is non-irritating to the eyes but may cause severe cold burns.
Vapourising liquid causes rapid cooling and contact may cause cold burns,frostbite. continued. PASLODE IMPULSE FUEL CELLS Chemwatch Material Safety Data Sheet Issue Date: 28-Jul-2008 CHEMWATCH 4919-89 NC317ECP Version No:8 CD 2008/2 Page 7 of 9 Section 11 - TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
The vapour is a simple asphyxiant (precludes access to oxygen). Acute effects from inhalation of high concentrations of gas/vapour are pulmonaryirritation, including coughing, with nausea; central nervous system depression -characterised by headache and dizziness, increased reaction time, fatigue and loss of co-ordination. WARNING:Intentional misuse by concentrating/inhaling contents may be lethal. Not considered an irritant through normal use. Inhalation may cause cardiac sensitisation. CHRONIC HEALTH EFFECTS
Primary route of exposure is usually by inhalation of the gas. As with any chemical product, contact with unprotected bare skin; inhalation of vapour,mist or dust in work place atmosphere; or ingestion in any form, should be avoided byobserving good occupational work practice. TOXICITY AND IRRITATION
Not available. Refer to individual constituents.
PROPYLENE:unless otherwise specified data extracted from RTECS - Register of Toxic Effects ofChemical Substances. No significant acute toxicological data identified in literature search. The substance is classified by IARC as Group 3:
NOT classifiable as to its carcinogenicity to humans.
Evidence of carcinogenicity may be inadequate or limited in animal testing.
IARC: International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Carcinogens: propylene
Category: The substance is classified by IARC as Group 3: NOT classifiable as to itscarcinogenicity to humans. Evidence of carcinogenicity may be inadequate or limited inanimal testing. Section 12 - ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
DO NOT discharge into sewer or waterways. Refer to data for ingredients, which follows:
Aqueous biodegradation - Aerobic - High (hours):
Aqueous biodegradation - Aerobic - Low (hours):
Aqueous biodegradation - Anaerobic - High (hours):
Aqueous biodegradation - Anaerobic - Low (hours):
Photooxidation half- life water - High (hours):
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Photooxidation half- life water - Low (hours):
Photooxidation half- life air - High (hours):
Photooxidation half- life air - Low (hours):
Koc: 219-237Half-life (hr) air: 7.7BCF: 13-31Toxicity Fish:
Degradation Biological: sigprocesses Abiotic: photodecomp
Section 13 - DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
- Recycle wherever possible or consult manufacturer for recycling options. - Consult State Land Waste Management Authority for disposal. - Bury residue in an authorised landfill. - Recycle containers if possible, or dispose of in an authorised landfill. Section 14 - TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION
Labels Required: FLAMMABLE GASHAZCHEM: 2Y*
Shipping Name:FUEL CELL CARTRIDGES or FUEL CELL CARTRIDGES CONTAINED
IN EQUIPMENT or FUEL CELL CARTRIDGES PACKED WITH EQUIPMENTcontaining liquefied flammable gas
NOT REGULATED FOR TRANSPORT OF DANGEROUS GOODS:IATA, IMDG
Section 15 - REGULATORY INFORMATION POISONS SCHEDULE: None REGULATIONS Paslode Impulse Fuel Cells (CAS: None): No regulations applicable
propylene (CAS: 115-07-1) is found on the following regulatory lists;
Australia Exposure StandardsAustralia Hazardous SubstancesAustralia High Volume Industrial Chemical List (HVICL)Australia Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Drugs and Poisons (SUSDP) - Schedule 5International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) CarcinogensInternational Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations
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International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) - High Production Volume ListOECD Representative List of High Production Volume (HPV) Chemicals
Section 16 - 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.
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