BHCYW - ARGON

  • MSDS: BHCYW
  • Manufacturer: UNION CARBIDE CORP
  • Product Name: ARGON
  • National Stock Number: 6830-00-167-0779
Product Identification

Product ID:ARGON
MSDS Date:12/01/1986
FSC:6830
NIIN:00-167-0779
MSDS Number: BHCYW

Responsible Party
UNION CARBIDE CORPORATION
39 OLD RIDGEBURY ROAD
DANBURY, CT 06817-0001
US

Emergency Phone: 1-800-822-4357 CANADA 514-640-6400

Cage: 36346

Contractor
UNION CARBIDE CORP LINDE DIV
DANBURY, CT 06817-0001 US

Telephone: 800-822-4357; 304-744-3487

Cage: 36346

Ingredients

ARGON

CAS: 7440-37-1

Hazards

Routes of Entry: Inhalation:YES Skin:YES Ingestion:NO
Reports of Carcinogenicity:NTP:NO IARC:NO OSHA:NO
Health Hazards Acute and Chronic:FUMES AND GASES CAN BE DANGEROUS TO
YOUR HEALTH AND MAY CAUSE LUNG DISEASE.SHORTTERM OVEREXPOSURE TO
FUMES MAY RESULT IN DISCOMFORT SUCH AS DIZZINESS, NAUSEA,ORDRYNESS
OR IRRITATION OF NOSE, THROAT, O R EYES. SOME TOXIC GASES
ASSOCIATED WITHWELDING & RELATED PROCESSES MAY CAUSE PULMONARY
EDEMA, ASPHYXIATION, AND DEATH.
Effects of Overexposure:ASPHYXIANT. MODERATE CONCENTRATIONS MAY CAUSE
HEADACH, DROWSINESS, DIZZINESS, EXCITATION, EXCESS SALIVATINO,
VOMITING, AND UNCONSCIOUSNESS. ARGON IS AN ASPHY-XIANT. LACK OF
OXYGEN CAN CAUSE DEATH. F UMES AND GASES CAN BE DANGEROUS TO
YOURHEALTH AND MAY CAUSE SERIOUS LUNG DISEASE.

First Aid

First Aid:SKIN/EYE CONTACT: FLUSH WITH WATER. INHILATION: REMOVE TO
FRESH AIR. GIVE CPR IF NOT BREATHING AND OXYGEN IF BREATHING IS
DIFFICULT. CALL A PHYSICIAN.

Fire Fighting

Extinguishing Media:STOP FLW OF GAS W/O RISK WHILE CONT WTR SPRAY.ALLOW
FIRE TO BRN OUT.ON SITE FIRE BRIGADES MUST COMPLY W/OSHA29CFR1910
Fire Fighting Procedures:EVACUATE ALL PERSONNEL FROM DANGER AREA.
IMMED. COOL CYL. WITH WATER SPRAY FROMMAX DISTANCE, THEN MOVE
CONTAINERS AWAY FROM FIRE AREA IF W/O RISK.SHUT LEAK OFF
Unusual Fire/Explosion Hazard:ARGON CANNOT CATCH FIRE. CONTAINER MAY
RUPTURE DUE TO HEAT OF FIRE. NO PART OF CONTAINER SHOULD BE
SUBJECTED TO A TEMP HIGHER THAN 125F/52C.

Accidental Release

Spill Release Procedures:EVACUATE ALL PERSONNEL FROM DANGER AREA. USE
SELF CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS WHERE NEEDED. SHUT OFF CYLINDER
IF W/O RISK. VENT AREA OF LEAK OR MOVCYL TO WELL VENTILATED AREA.
TEST AREA FOR SUFFICI OXY CONTENT PRIOR TO PERMITTING RE-ENTRY.

Handling

Handling and Storage Precautions:PREVENT FIRES. STORE/USE WITH ADEQUATE
VENTILATIONTHE DEFECT PRODUCED BY AN ARC BURN COULD LEAD TO
CYLINDER RUPTURE. DO NOT GROUND CYLINDER.
Other Precautions:SEE NFPA 51B

Exposure Controls

Respiratory Protection:USE RESPIRABLE FUME RESPIRATOR OR AIR SUPPLIED
RESPIRATOR WHEN WORKING IN CON- FINED SPACE OR WHERE LOCAL EXHAUST
OR VENTILATION DOES NOT KEEP EXPOSURE BELOW TLV.
Ventilation:USE ENOUGH VENTILATION, LOCAL EXHAUST OR BOTH, TO KEEP
FUMES& GASES BELOW TLV'S IN THE WORKERS BREATHING ZONE & AREA.
Protective Gloves:WELDING GLOVES
Eye Protection:WEAR HELMET OR USE FACE SHIELD
Other Protective Equipment:AS NEEDED, WEAR HAND, HEAD,AND BODY
PROTECTION WHICH HELP TOPREVENT INJURY FROM RADIATION, SPARKS, &
ELECTRICAL SHOCK.
Supplemental Safety and Health
WHEN TWO OR MORE GASES, OR LIQUEFIED GASES ARE MIXED, THEIR HAZARDOUS
PROPERTIESMAY COMBINE TO CREATE ADDITIONAL, UNEXPECTED HAZARDS.

Chemical Properties

Boiling Pt:B.P. Text:-185C/-302F
Vapor Pres:GAS
Vapor Density:*SEE BELOW
Spec Gravity:GAS
Solubility in Water:NEGLIBLE
Appearance and Odor:COLORLESS, ODORLESS GAS AT NORMAL TEMPERATURE AND
PRESSURE.
Percent Volatiles by Volume:100

Stability

Stability Indicator/Materials to Avoid:YES
NK *VAP DENS: 1.378 @ 21.2C/70F
Stability Condition to Avoid:HIGH PRESSURE GAS. CLOSE VALVE WHEN NOT IN
USE & WHEN EMPTY.USE WITH EQUIP RATED TO WITHSTAND PRESSURE.DON'T
GROUND CYL.
Hazardous Decomposition Products:OZONE & NITROGEN OXIDES MAY BE FORMED
BY THE RADIATION FROM ARC.

Disposal

Waste Disposal Methods:SLOWLY RELEASE INTO ATMOSPHERE. DISCARD ANY
PRODUCRESIDUE, DISPOSABLE CONTAINER OR LINER IN AN ENVIRONMENTALLY
ACCEPTABLE MANNER IN FULL COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL, STATE AND
LOCAL REGULATIONS.

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