BHDGG - ACETYLENE

  • MSDS: BHDGG
  • Manufacturer: LIQUID AIR CORP
  • Product Name: ACETYLENE
  • National Stock Number: 6830-00-270-8217
Product Identification

Product ID:ACETYLENE
MSDS Date:10/01/1985
FSC:6830
NIIN:00-270-8217
MSDS Number: BHDGG

Responsible Party
LIQUID AIR CORPORATION
2121 N. CALIFORNIA BLVD., SUITE 350
WALNUT CREEK, CA 94596
US

Emergency Phone: 800-424-9300 OR NIGHT 800-231-1366

Info Phone: 415-977-6500

Cage: DO426

Contractor
WELCO GASES CORP.
WALNUT CREEK, CA 94596 US

Telephone: 510-977-6500

Cage: OC525

Ingredients

ACETYLENE

CAS: 74-86-2

Hazards

Routes of Entry: Inhalation:YES Skin:NO Ingestion:NO
Reports of Carcinogenicity:NTP:NO IARC:NO OSHA:NO
Effects of Overexposure:SYMPTOMS: LOW CONCENTRATIONS CAUSE SYMPTOMS
SIMILAR TO THAT OF BEING INTOXICATEDHIGHER CONCENTRATIONS SO AS TO
EXCLUDE AN ADEQUATE SUPPLY OF OXYGEN TO THE LUNGSCAUSE
UNCONSCIOUSNESS.

First Aid

First Aid:PROMPT MEDICAL ATTENTION IS MANDATORY. INHALATION:
MOVE/ASSIST PERSON TO UNCON- TAMINATED AREA TO BREATH FRESH AIR. IF
PERSON IS NOT BREATHING GIVE CPR AND SUPPLEMENTAL OXYGEN.
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE SHOULD BE SOUGHT IMMEDIATELY.

Fire Fighting

Flash Point:GAS
Autoignition Temp:Autoignition Temp Text:*BELOW
Lower Limits:80-85%
Upper Limits:2.2%
Extinguishing Media:CARBON DIOXIDE; DRY CHEMICAL
Fire Fighting Procedures:IF POSSIBLE, STOP FLOW OF EXCAPING GAS. USE
WATER SPRAY TO COOL SURROUNDING CON-TAINERS. KEEP AWAY SINCE
HEATED/BURNING CYLINDERS CAN RUPTURE VIOLENTLY.
Unusual Fire/Explosion Hazard:REQUIRES LOW IGNITION ENERGY GO
EXTINGUISHED FIRES W/O STOPPED GAS FLOW CAN EASILY REIGNITE
WITH POSSIBLE EXPLOSIVE FORCE. DOES NOT READILY DISSIPATE.

Accidental Release

Spill Release Procedures:EVACUATE AREA. USE APPROPRIATE PROTECTIVE
EQUIP. IF LEAK IS IN USER'S EQUIP, BE CERTAIN TO PURGE PIPING
WITH AN INERT GAS PRIOR TO ATTEMPTING RE- PAIRS. IF LEAK IS IN
CONTAINER OR CONTAINER VALVE, CONTACT CLOSEST LIQUID AIR CORP.

Handling

Handling and Storage Precautions:STORE/USE IN COOL, DRY, WELL
VENTILATED AREA. FULL& EMPTY CYLINDERS TO BE SEGREGATED. KEEP FROM
SOURCES OF HEAT/IGNITION.STORE SECURED AND UPRIGHT
Other Precautions:EARTH-GROUND AND BOND ALL LINES AND EQUIPMENT
ASSOCIATED WITH THE ACETYLENE SYS.COMPRESSED GAS CYLINDERS SHOULD
NOT BE REFILLED EXCEPT BY QUALIFIED PRODUCERS OF COMPRESSED
GASES.

Exposure Controls

Respiratory Protection:POSITIVE PRESSURE AIR LINE WITH MASK OR
SELF-CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS SHOULD BE AVAILABLE FOR
EMERGENCY USE.
Ventilation:HOOD WITH FORCED VENTILATION. LOCAL EXHAUST TO PREVENT
ACCU-MULATION ABOVE THE LEL. MECHANICAL IN ACCORDANCE WITH CODES.
Protective Gloves:PVC OR RUBBER & AS REQUIRED FOR WELDING
Eye Protection:SAFETY GOGGLES OR GLASSES
Other Protective Equipment:SAFETY SHOES, SAFETY SHOWER
Supplemental Safety and Health
NK

Chemical Properties

Boiling Pt:B.P. Text:-118F/-83C
Vapor Pres:*SEE BELOW
Vapor Density:*SEE BELOW
Spec Gravity:(AIR=1)[email protected]
Solubility in Water:*SEE BELOW
Appearance and Odor:PURE IS COLORLESS GAS WITH ETHEREAL ODOR.
COMMERCIAL HAS GARLIC-LIKE ODOR.

Stability

Stability Indicator/Materials to Avoid:NO
OXY & OTHER OXYDIZERS INCLUDING ALL HALOGENS & ITS COMPOUNDSFORMS
EXPLOSIVE COMPOUNDS WITH COPPER,MERCURY,SILVER,BRASSES
Stability Condition to Avoid:DO NOT ALLOW THE FREE GAS (OUTSIDE OF
CYLINDER) TO EXCEED 30 PSIA.CYL. SHOULDN'T BE EXPOSED TO SUDDEN
SHOCK/HEAT SOURC
Hazardous Decomposition Products:CARBON AND HYDROGEN
*VAP PRES: 645 PSIA (4450 KPA) @70F/21C

Disposal

Waste Disposal Methods:DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DISPOSE OF WASTE OR UNUSED
QUANTITIES. RETURN IN THE SHIPPING CONTAINER PROPERLY
LABELED, WITH ANY VALVE OUTLET PLUGS OR CAPS SECURED AND VALVE
PROTECTION CAP IN PLACE TO LIQUID AIR CORP. FOR PROPER DISPOSAL.

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