BHDGH - ACETYLENE

  • MSDS: BHDGH
  • Manufacturer: UNION CARBIDE CORP
  • Product Name: ACETYLENE
  • National Stock Number: 6830-00-270-8217
Product Identification

Product ID:ACETYLENE
MSDS Date:04/01/1987
FSC:6830
NIIN:00-270-8217
MSDS Number: BHDGH

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

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

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

ACETYLENE

CAS: 74-86-2

Fraction By Weight: 100%

Hazards

Routes of Entry: Inhalation:YES Skin:YES Ingestion:NO
Reports of Carcinogenicity:NTP:NO IARC:NO OSHA:NO
Health Hazards Acute and Chronic:SOME TOXIC GASES ASSOCIATED WITH
WELDING AND RELATED PROCESSES MAY CAUSE PULMON-ARY EDEMA,
ASPHYXIATION, AND DEATH.
Effects of Overexposure:INHALATION: ASPHYXIATION. MODERATE
CONCENTRATIONS OF VAPOR MAY CAUSE HEADACHE, DROWSINESS, DIZZINESS,
NAUSEA, VOMITING, EXCITATION, EXCESS SALIVATION, AND UN-
CONSCIOUSNESS. LIQUID MAY CAUSE FROSTBIT E.

First Aid

First Aid:SKIN: FLUSH WITH WATER AND WARM FROSTBITE AREA WITH WARM
WATER,NOT HOT. IN CASE OF MASSIVE EXPOSURE, REMOVE CLOTHING WHILE
SHOWERING WITH WARM WATER. CALL A PHYSICIAN. INHALATION: REMOVE
TO FRESH AIR. IF BREATHING HAS STOPPED GIVE CPRAND SUPPLEMENTAL
OXYGEN; CALL A PHYSICIAN. EYES: IMMEDIATELY FLUSH EYES THOROUGHLY
WITH WATER FOR AT LEAST 15 MIN. SEE OPTHAMOLOGIST. IF SWALLOWED
INDUCE VOMIT.

Fire Fighting

Flash Point Method:TCC
Flash Point:-17C/0F
Autoignition Temp:Autoignition Temp Text:*BELOW
Lower Limits:2.3%
Upper Limits:100%
Extinguishing Media:EVACUATE AREA. IMMEDIATELY COOL CONTAINERS WITH
WATER SPRAY.REMOVE IGNITION SOURCES.ALLOW FIRE TO BURN OUT.
Fire Fighting Procedures:IF FLAMES ARE ACCIDENTALLY EXTINGUISHED,
EXPLOSIVE RE-IGNITION MAY OCCUR. STOP FLOW OF GAS IF W/O RISK
WHILE CONTINUING COOLING WATER SPRAY.
Unusual Fire/Explosion Hazard:FORMS EXPLOSIVE MIXTURES WITH AIR AND
OXIDIZING AGENTS. CONTAINER MAY RUPTURE DUE TO HEAT OF FIRE. DO
NOT EXTINGUISH FLAMES DUE TO EXPLOSIVE RE-IGNITION.

Accidental Release

Spill Release Procedures:EVACUATE AREA. USE PROTECTIVE EQUIP. REMOVE
ALL SOURCES OF IGNITION & SHUT OFF LEAK IF W/O RISK. VENTILATE
AREA OF LEAK OR MOVE LEAKING CONTAINER TO WELL-VENTILATED AREA.

Handling

Handling and Storage Precautions:STORE/USE WITH ADEQUATE
VENTILATION.STORE AWAY OF SOURCES OF HEAT/IGNITION.STORE IN COOL,
DRY AREA. STORE FIRMLY SECURED AND UPRIGHT.

Exposure Controls

Respiratory Protection:USE RESPIRABLE FUME RESPIRATOR OR AIR SUPPLIED
RESPIRATOR WHEN WORKING IN CON- FINED SPACE OR WHERE LOCAL EXHAUST
OR VENTILATION DOESN'T KEEP EXPOSURE BELOW TLV.
Ventilation:LOCAL EXHAUST - USE ENOUGH VENTILATION TO KEEP THE FUMES
ANDGASES BELOW THE TLV'S IN WORKERS BREATHING ZONE.
Protective Gloves:WELDING GLOVES
Eye Protection:GOGGLES WITH FILTER LENS
Other Protective Equipment:AS NEEDED, WEAR HAND, HEAD AND BODY
PROTECTION.
Supplemental Safety and Health
NK

Chemical Properties

Vapor Pres:635 PSIG
Vapor Density:0.91
Solubility in Water:SLIGHT
Appearance and Odor:COLORLESS GAS AT NORMAL TEMPERATURE AND
PRESSURE;GARLIC-LIKE ODOR.
Percent Volatiles by Volume:100

Stability

Stability Indicator/Materials to Avoid:NO
COPPER, SILVER, MERCURY, OR THEIR ALLOYS, OXIDIZING AGENTS, ACIDS,
HALOGENS, MOISTURE.
Stability Condition to Avoid:STABLE AS SHIPPED. AVOID PRESSURES ABOVE
15 PSIG.
Hazardous Decomposition Products:CARBON MONOXIDE AND CARBON DIOXIDE.
OTHER DECOMPOSITION PRO-DUCTS ORIGINATE FROM
VOLATILIZATION/REACTION/OXIDATION.
Conditions to Avoid Polymerization:ELEVATED TEMPERATURE AND PRESSURE
AND/OR THE PRESENCE OF A CATALYST.

Disposal

Waste Disposal Methods:PREVENT WASTE FROM CONTAIMINATING SURROUNDING
ENVIRONMENT. KEEP PERSONNEL AWAY. DISCARD ANY PRODUCT,
RESIDUE, DISPOSABLE CONTAINER OR LINER INAN ENVIRONMENTALLY
ACCEPTABLE MANNER, IN FULL COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL, STATE &
LOCAL REGULATIONS

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