BHBSR - LIQUID ARGON

Product Identification

Product ID:LIQUID ARGON
MSDS Date:04/01/1986
FSC:6810
NIIN:00N008944
MSDS Number: BHBSR

Responsible Party
LIQUID CARBONIC INDUSTRIAL/MEDICAL CORPORATION
135 SOUTH LA SALLE STREET
CHICAGO, IL 60603-4282

Emergency Phone: 312-855-2500;CHEMTREC 800-424-9300

Info Phone: 312-855-2500

Cage: 36517

Contractor
LIQUID CARBONIC CORP
CHICAGO, IL 60603-4101 US

Telephone: 312-855-2500

Cage: 36517

Ingredients

ARGON

CAS: 7440-37-1

RTECS: CF2300000

Fraction By Weight: 99.9%

ACGIH TLV: ASPHYXIANT; 9192

Hazards

LD50 LC50 Mixture:N/K
Reports of Carcinogenicity:NTP:NO IARC:NO OSHA:NO
Health Hazards Acute and Chronic:N/K
Explanation of Carcinogenicity:NONE
Effects of Overexposure:EYES:N/K .SKIN:N/K .INGESTTION:N/K
.INHALATION:DIZZINESS,UNCONSCIOUSNESS,DEATH.
Medical Cond Aggravated by Exposure:N/K

First Aid

First Aid:EYES:N/K .SKIN:FLUSH WITH LUKE WARM (NOT HOT) WATER.FOR
SERIOUS CRYOGENIC BURN,SEE PHYSICIAN IMMED.INGESTION:N/K
.INHALATI0N:REMOVE TO FRESH AIR.ADMINISTER AIR OR OXYGEN.OBTAIN P
ROMPT MEDICAL ATTENTION.GIVE CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION.RESCUERS
NEED TO BE CONCERNED WITH THEIR OWN SAFETY IN OXYGEN DEFICIENT
AREAS.USE SELF CONTAINED BREATHING EQUIPMENT.

Fire Fighting

Extinguishing Media:NON-FLAMMABLE INERT GAS.
Fire Fighting Procedures:USE NIOSH/MSHA APPROVED SCBA AND FULL
PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT .DOES NOT BURN OR SUPPORT COMBUSTION.
Unusual Fire/Explosion Hazard:FIRE EXPOS CYLINDERS COULD RUPTURE
VIOLENTLY IF CYLINDER VALVE SAFETY DEVICES FAIL TO RELIEVE
PRESS.NON-FLAM,NO UNUSUAL HAZARD EXCEPT WHEN CONTR EXPOS TO FIRE.

Accidental Release

Spill Release Procedures:MAINTAIN ADEQUATE VENT TO AVOID OXYGEN
DEFICIIENCY.EVACUATE ALL PERSONNEL FROM AFFECTED AREA.DO NOT TOUCH
LIQUID ARGON
Neutralizing Agent:N/K

Handling

Handling and Storage Precautions:PROTECT CONTAINERS FROM PHYSICAL
DAMAGE.USE ONLY APPROVED STORAGE VESSELS.FOLLOW ALL THE SAFETY
RULES RELATED TO CRYOGENIC FLUID.
Other Precautions:REFER TO CGA BULLETIN SB-2 PAMPHLETS P-9,P-12 AND
P-14.

Exposure Controls

Respiratory Protection:NIOSH/MSHA APPROVED RESPIRATOR APPROPRIATE FOR
EXPOSURE OF CONCERN
Ventilation:LOCAL VENTILATION NECESSARY TO KEEP OXYGEN CONCENTRATION IN
AIR FROM BEING REDUCE TO BELOW 18% BY VOLUME.
Protective Gloves:LOOSE-FITTING.INSULATED.
Eye Protection:CHEM WORKERS GOGGLES PLUS FACE SHIELD.
Other Protective Equipment:SAFETY SHOES.LOW OXYGEN (LESS THAN 18%)ALARM
WHERE NECESSARY.
Work Hygienic Practices:N/K
Supplemental Safety and Health
BP-302.6F,-186.SPECIFIC GRAVITY 1.39 @ BP (WATER=1).VAPOR PRESSURE:760
MMHG @ BP.

Chemical Properties

Boiling Pt:B.P. Text:SEE SUPP
Melt/Freeze Pt:M.P/F.P Text:N/K
Decomp Temp:Decomp Text:N/K
Vapor Pres:SEE SUP DA
Vapor Density:1.38,AIR=1
Spec Gravity:SEE SUPP
Solubility in Water:SLIGHT
Appearance and Odor:COLORLESS,ODORLESS.
Percent Volatiles by Volume:100

Stability

Stability Indicator/Materials to Avoid:YES
INERT,WILL NOT REACT WITH OTHER SUBSTANCES.
Hazardous Decomposition Products:NONE

Disposal

Waste Disposal Methods:DISPOSAL MUST BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH
FEDERAL,STATE AND LOCAL REGULATIONS .NO WASTE DISPOSAL PROBLEM.GAS
WILL DIFFUSE INTO ATMOSPHERE.

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