BHDNL - ARGON,LAR(LIQUID ONLY)

Product Identification

Product ID:ARGON,LAR(LIQUID ONLY)
MSDS Date:07/10/1986
FSC:6830
NIIN:00-564-8989
MSDS Number: BHDNL

Responsible Party
AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC.
2043 S 35TH ST
TACOMA, WA 98411-0393
US

Cage: 00742

Contractor
OXYGEN SALES AND SERVICE INC
11393 TACOMA, WA 98411-0393 US

Telephone: 800-345-3148/ 800-752-1597

Cage: 5H199

Ingredients

ARGON

CAS: 7440-37-1

RTECS: CF2300000

ACGIH TLV: ASPHYXIANT; 9192

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 CAN ACT AS A
SIMPLE ASPHYXIANT BY DISPLACING THE AMOUNT OF OXYGEN IN THE AIR
NECESSARY TO SUPPORT LIFE.
Effects of Overexposure:MAY PRODUCE DIZZINESS,NAUSEA,VOMITING,LOSS OF
CONSCIOUSNESS,& DEATH.DEATH MAY RESULT FROM ERRORS IN
JUDGMENT,CONFUSION,OR LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS.AT LOW OXYGEN
CONCENTRATIONS UNCONSCIOUSNESS & DEATH MAY OCCUR IN SECONDS W/OUT
WARNING.EXTENSIVE TISSUE DAMAGE OR BURNS CAN RESULT FROM EXPOSURE
TO LIQ ARGON OR COLD ARGON VAP

First Aid

First Aid:PERSONS SUFFERING FROM LACK OF OXY SHOULD BE MOVED TO NORMAL
ATMOSPHERE.ASSISTEDRESPIRATION & SUPPLEMENTAL OXY SHOULD BE GIVEN
IF HTE VICTIM IS NOT BREATHING.IFCRYOGENIC LIQ OR COL BOIL-OFF GAS
CONTAC TS A WORKER'S SKIN OR EYES,FROZEN TISSUES SHOULD BE FLOODED
OR SOAKED W/TEPID WTR.DO NOT USE HOT WTR.CRYOGENIC BURNS WHICH
BLISTER OR DEEPER TISSUE FREEZING SHOULD BE SEEN PROMPTLY BY
PHYSICIAN.

Fire Fighting

Flash Point:NA
Lower Limits:NA
Upper Limits:NA
Extinguishing Media:NA
Fire Fighting Procedures:NA
Unusual Fire/Explosion Hazard:NA

Accidental Release

Spill Release Procedures:AVOID CONTACT OF SKIN W/LIQARGON OR ITS COLD
BOIL-OFF GAS.FLUSH LIQ ARGON SPILL W/WTR TO DISPERSE.VENTILATE
ENCLOSED AREAS TO PREVENT FORMATION OF OXY-DEFICIENT ATMOSPHERE
CAUSED BY THE EVAPORATION OF LIQ ARGON OR THE RELEASE OF GASEOUS
ARGON.

Handling

Handling and Storage Precautions:USE/STORE ONLY IN WELL-VENTILATED
AREA.DO NOT SLIDE,ROLL,OR DRAG CYLS.USE SUITABLE HAND TRUCK.KEEP
CYLS AWAY FROM HEAT.SEGREGATE FULL/EMPTY CYLS.
Other Precautions:LIQ ARGON IS CRYOGENIC LIQ.MATERIALS OF CONSTRUCTION
MUST BE SELECTED FOR COMPATIBILITY W/EXTREMELY LOW TEMPS.AVOID USE
OF CARBON STEEL & OTHER MATERIALS WHICH BECOME BRITTLE AT LOW
TEMPS.

Exposure Controls

Respiratory Protection:USE SELF-CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS IN
OXY-DEFICIENT ATMOSPHERE.CAUTION! RESPIRATOR WILL NOT
FUNCTION.USE MAY RESULT IN ASPHYXIATION.
Ventilation:NATURAL/MECHANICAL WHERE GAS OR VAPORS ARE PRESENT
Protective Gloves:LOOSE-FITTING GLOVES IMPERMEABLE
Eye Protection:CHEMICAL GOGGLES/SAFETY GLASSES.
Other Protective Equipment:NONE
Supplemental Safety and Health
NK

Chemical Properties

Boiling Pt:B.P. Text:-302.6F
Vapor Pres:NA
Vapor Density:@68F 20C
Spec Gravity:@68F 20C
Solubility in Water:@68F 20C
Appearance and Odor:BOTH LIQUID & GASEOUS ARGON ARE COLORLESS &
ODORLESS.

Stability

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

Disposal

Waste Disposal Methods:ALLOW LIQ ARGON TO EVAPORATE IN A WELL
VENTILATED OUTDOOR LOCATION REMOTE FROM WORK AREAS.VENT ARGONGAS
SLOWLY TO A WELL VENTILATED OUTDOOR LOCATION REMOTE FROM WORK
AREA.DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DISPOSE OF RESIDUAL ARGON IN COMPRESSED
CYLS.

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