BHDNK - ARGON

  • MSDS: BHDNK
  • Manufacturer: LIQUID AIR CORP
  • Product Name: ARGON
  • National Stock Number: 6830-00-564-8989
Product Identification

Product ID:ARGON
MSDS Date:10/01/1985
FSC:6830
NIIN:00-564-8989
MSDS Number: BHDNK

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

Emergency Phone: 414-977-6500

Info Phone: 415-977-6500

Cage: DO426

Contractor
WELCO GASES CORP.
WALNUT CREEK, CA 94596 US

Telephone: 510-977-6500

Cage: 0C525

Ingredients

ARGON

CAS: 7440-37-1

Hazards

Routes of Entry: Inhalation:YES Skin:YES Ingestion:YES
Reports of Carcinogenicity:NTP:NO IARC:NO OSHA:NO
Health Hazards Acute and Chronic:ARGON IS NONTOXIC BUT THE LIBERATION
OF A LARGE AMOUNT IN A CONFINED AREA COULD DISPLACE THE AMOUNT OF
OXYGEN IN AIR NECESSARY TO SUPPORT LIFE.
Effects of Overexposure:MAY INCLUDE ANY,ALL,OR NONE OF THE
FOLLOWING:DIZZINESS,TIGHTNESS OF FOREHEAD,TINGLING
TONGUE,FINGERTIPS OR TOES,WEAKENED SPEECH LEADING TO INABILITY TO
UTTER SOUNDS,RAPID REDUCTION IN ABILITY TO PERFO RM
MOVEMENTS,REDUCED CONSCIOUSNESS OF SURROUNDINGS,LOSS OF TACTILE
SENSATIONS,&HEIGHTED MENTAL ACTIVITY.

First Aid

First Aid:PROMPT MEDICAL ATTN IS MANDATORY IN ALL CASES OF OVEREXPOSURE
TO ARGON.RESCUE PERSONNEL SHOULD BE EQUIPPED W/SELF-CONTAINED
BREATHING APPARATUS.CONSCIOUS/UNCONSCIOUS PERSONS SHOULD BE MOVED
TO UNCONTA MINATED AREA.UNCONSCIOUS PERSON SHOULD BE GIVEN
MOUT-TO-MOUTH RESUSCITATION & SUPPLEMENTAL OXYGEN.QUICK REMOVAL
FROM THE CONTAMINATED AREA IS MOST IMPORTANT.

Fire Fighting

Extinguishing Media:NONFLAMMABLE, INERT GAS

Accidental Release

Spill Release Procedures:EVACUATE ALL PERSONNEL FROM AREA. USE
APPROPRIATE PROTECTIVE EQUIP.IF LEAK IS IN CONTAINER OR
CONTNRVALVE,CONTACT YOUR CLOSEST SUPPLIER LOCATION OR CALL THE
EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER LISTED HEREIN.

Handling

Handling and Storage Precautions:USE IN WELL-VENTILATED AREAS.DO NOT
DRAG,SLIDE, ORROLL CYLS.USE SUITABLE HAND TRUCK. PROTECT
CYLNDRSFROM PHYSICAL DAMAGE. SEGREGATE FULL/EMPTY CYLNDRS
Other Precautions:COMPRESSED GAS CYLS SHOULD NOT BE FILLED EXCEPT BY
QUALIFIED PRODUCERS OF COMPRESSED GAS.SHIPMENT OF COMPRESSED GAS
CYL WHICH HAS NOT BEEN FILLED BY THE OWNER OR W/HIS WRITTEN
CONSENT IS A VIOLATION OF FEDERAL LAW (49CFR).

Exposure Controls

Respiratory Protection:POSITIVE PRESSURE AIR LINE W/MASK OR
SELF-CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS SHOULD BE AVAILABLE FOR
EMERGENCY USE.
Ventilation:TO PREVENT ACCUMULATION OF HIGH CONCENTRATIONS SO AS TO
REDUCE THE OXYGEN LEVEL IN THE AIR TO LESS THAN 18 MOLAR %.
Protective Gloves:ANY MATERIAL
Eye Protection:SAFETY GOGGLES/GLASSES
Other Protective Equipment:SAFETY SHOES
Supplemental Safety and Health
NK

Chemical Properties

Boiling Pt:B.P. Text:-302.55F
Vapor Pres:>-188.12F
Vapor Density:.1034LBFT3
Spec Gravity:[email protected] AIR=1
Solubility in Water:BUN COEF .0340 @ 68F
Appearance and Odor:COLORLESS, ODORLESS GAS

Stability

Stability Indicator/Materials to Avoid:YES
NONE
Hazardous Decomposition Products:NONE

Disposal

Waste Disposal Methods:DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DISPOSE OF WTR OR UNUSED
QTYS.RETURN IN THE SHIPPING CONTAINER PROPERLY LABELED,W/VALVE
OUTLET PLUGS OR CAPS SECURED & VALVE PROTEC-TION CAP IN PLACE TO
YOUR SUPPLIER. FOR EMERGENCY DISPOSAL CALL CLOSEST SUPPLIER OR
CALL EMER NO.

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