BHCZD - ARGON

  • MSDS: BHCZD
  • Manufacturer: UNION CARBIDE CORP
  • Product Name: ARGON
  • National Stock Number: 6830-00-169-0778
Product Identification

Product ID:ARGON
MSDS Date:12/01/1986
FSC:6830
NIIN:00-169-0778
MSDS Number: BHCZD

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

Emergency Phone: 304-744-3487 CANADA 514-645-5311

Info Phone: ROUTINE INFO CONTACT LOCAL SUPPLIER

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

Fraction By Weight: 100%

Hazards

Routes of Entry: Inhalation:YES Skin:NO Ingestion:NO
Reports of Carcinogenicity:NTP:NO IARC:NO OSHA:NO
Health Hazards Acute and Chronic:ARGON IS AN ASPHYXIANT. LACK OF OXYGEN
CAN CAUSE DEATH.
Effects of Overexposure:ASPHYXIANT. MODERATE CONCENTRATIONS MAY CAUSE
HEADACHE, DROWSINESS, DIZZINESS, EXCITATION, EXCESS SALIVATION,
VOMITING, AND UNCONSCIOUSNESS.

First Aid

First Aid:INHALATION: REMOVE TO FRESH AIR. GIVE CPR IF NOT BREATHING.
GIVE SUPPLEMENTAL OXYGEN IF BREATHING IS DIFFICULT. CALL A
PHYSICIAN. IF CONTACTED WITH SKIN OR EYES FLUSH WITH WATER.

Fire Fighting

Extinguishing Media:ARGON CANNOT CATCH FIRE. USE MEDIA APPROPRIATE FOR
SURROUND-ING FIRE.
Fire Fighting Procedures:EVACUATE ALL PERSONNEL. IMMED. COOL CYLINDERS
WITH WATER SPRAY FROM MAX DISTANCEUNTIL COOL,MOVE CONTAINERS FROM
FIRE AREA. SHUT OFF LEAK IF WITHOUT RISK.
Unusual Fire/Explosion Hazard:ARGON CANNOT CATCH FIRE. CONTAINER MAY
RUPTURE DUE TO HEAT OF FIRE. KEEP CONTAINERS FROM HEAT SOURCES.

Accidental Release

Spill Release Procedures:EVACUATE ALL PERSONNEL. USE SELF-CONTAINED
BREATH-ING APPARATUS WHERE NEEDED. SHUT OFF CYLINDER IF WITHOUT
RISK.VENTILATE AREA OF LEAK OR MOVE CYL.TOWELL VENTILATED AREA.
TEST AREA FOR SUFFICIENT OXY PRIOR TO PERMITTING RE-ENTRY OF
PERSONNEL

Handling

Handling and Storage Precautions:STORE/USE AWAY FROM SOURCES OF HEAT &
IGNITION.USE& STORE WITH ADEQUATE VENTILATION.DON'T GROUND CYLUSE
PIPING EQUIP DESIGNED TO WITHSTAND PRESSURES.
Other Precautions:CLOSE VALVE WHEN NOT IN USE AND WHEN EMPTY. DO NOT
STRIKE ARC ON CYLINDER. NEVERWORK ON A PRESSURIZED SYSTEM.

Exposure Controls

Respiratory Protection:USE RESPIRABLE FUME RESPIRATOR OR AIR SUPPLIED
RESPIRATOR WHEN WORKIN IN CONFINESPACE OR WHERE LOCAL EXHAUST OR
VENTILATION DOES NOT KEEP EXPOSURE BELOW TLV.
Ventilation:USE ENOUGH VENTILATION, LOCAL EXHAUST OR BOTH, TO KEEP THE
FUMES & GASES BELOW TLV'S IN WORKERS BREATHING ZONE.
Protective Gloves:WELDING GLOVES
Eye Protection:FLASH GOGGLES,FACE SHIELD W/FILTER LENS
Other Protective Equipment:AS NEEDED, WEAR HAND, HEAD, AND BODY
PROTECTION WHICH HELP PREVENT INJURY FROM RADIATION SPARKS AND
ELECTRICAL SHOCK.
Supplemental Safety and Health
NK

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:CLOSE VALVE WHEN NOT IN USE & WHEN
EMPTY.USE WITH EQUIP RATETO ADEQUATELY WITHSTAND PRESSURES.DON'T
STRIKE ARC OR GROUND
Hazardous Decomposition Products:OZONE & NITROGEN OXIDES MAY BE FORMED
BY RADIATION FROM ARC.OTHER DECOMPS ORIGINATE FROM
VOLITIZATION,REACTION,OXIDATION

Disposal

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

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