BHDNV - NITROGEN

Product Identification

Product ID:NITROGEN
MSDS Date:06/01/1990
FSC:6830
NIIN:00-577-4623
MSDS Number: BHDNV

Responsible Party
AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS INC.
7201 HAMILTON BLVD
ALLENTOWN, PA 18195-1501
US

Emergency Phone: 800-523-9374/800-322-9092(PA)

Info Phone: 215-481-4911/215-481-5900 (FAX)

Cage: 00742

Contractor
AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS INC
ALLENTOWN, PA 18195-1501 US

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

Cage: 00742

Ingredients

NITROGEN

CAS: 7727-37-9

RTECS: QW9700000

Fraction By Weight: 100%

ACGIH TLV: ASPHYXIANT; 9293

Hazards

Routes of Entry: Inhalation:YES Skin:NO Ingestion:NO
Reports of Carcinogenicity:NTP:NO IARC:NO OSHA:NO
Health Hazards Acute and Chronic:NITROGEN IS A SIMPLE ASPHYXIANT.
NITROGEN UNDER HIGH PRESSURE CAN PRODUCE NARCOSIS.
Explanation of Carcinogenicity:NONE OF THE CHEMICALS IN THIS PRODUCT IS
LISTED BY IARC, NTP OR OSHA AS A CARCINOGEN.
Effects of Overexposure:INHALATION:DIZZINESS, NAUSEA, VOMITING, LOSS OF
CONSCIOUSNESS, AND DEATH.
Medical Cond Aggravated by Exposure:NONE NOTED.

First Aid

First Aid:INHALATION: REMOVE SUBJECT TO FRESH AIR. RESCUE WORKERS, WEAR
SCBA. GIVE OXYGEN/CPR AS NEEDED.

Fire Fighting

Autoignition Temp:Autoignition Temp Text:NONE
Extinguishing Media:AS APPROPIATE FOR SURROUNDING FIRE.
Fire Fighting Procedures:FIRE FIGHTERS SHOULD USE NIOSH APPROVED SCBA &
FULL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT WHEN FIGHTING CHEMICAL FIRE. USE WATER
SPRAY TO COOL NEARBY CONTAINERS EXPOSED TO FIRE.
Unusual Fire/Explosion Hazard:CYLINDERS MAY EXPLODE IN HEAT OF FIRE.

Accidental Release

Spill Release Procedures:VENTILATE ENCLOSED AREAS TO PREVENT FORMATION
OF OXYGEN-DEFICIENT ATMOSPHERES CAUSED BY THE RELEASE OF GASEOUS
NITROGEN.
Neutralizing Agent:NONE APPLICABLE FOR THIS MATERIAL

Handling

Handling and Storage Precautions:USE ONLY IN WELL VENTILATED AREAS.
CONTAINS NITROGEN AT EXTREMELY HIGH PRESSURE.HANDLE WITH CARE.
Other Precautions:AVOID DRAGGING,ROLLING OR SLIDING CYLINDERS.USE HAND
TRUCK.STORE OUTSIDE.KEEP AWAY FROM HEAT,FLAMES AND COMBUSTIBLE
MATERIALS.KEEP AWAY FROM HEAVY TRAFFIC AREAS.AVOID EXPOSURE TO SALT
OR OTHER CORROSI VE CHEMICALS.REPLACE CAP WHEN NOT IN USE

Exposure Controls

Respiratory Protection:USE SCBA IN OXYGEN-DEFICIENT ATMOSPHERES.
CAUTION! RESPIRATORS WILL NOT FUNCTION.USE MAY RESULT IN
ASPHYXIATION.
Ventilation:MECHANICAL (GENERAL) VENTILATION AND/OR LOCAL EXHAUST AS
NECESSARY.
Protective Gloves:LEATHER WORK GLOVES.
Eye Protection:SAFETY GLASSES.
Other Protective Equipment:OXYGEN MONITORING EQUIPMENT TO TEST FOR
OXYGEN DEFICIENT ATMOSPHERES.
Work Hygienic Practices:STANDARD HYGENIC PRACTICES.
Supplemental Safety and Health
NONE.

Chemical Properties

HCC:G3
Boiling Pt:B.P. Text:-320F,-196C
Melt/Freeze Pt:M.P/F.P Text:-346F,-210C
Vapor Density:0.96
Solubility in Water:1.52%
Appearance and Odor:COLORLESS, ODORLESS GAS.

Stability

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

Disposal

Waste Disposal Methods:VENT NITROGEN GAS SLOWLY TO A WELL VENTILATED
OUTODOOR LOCATION REMOTE FROM WORK AREAS. DO NOT DISPOSE OF
RESIDUAL NITROGEN IN CYLINDERS. RETURN TO MANUFACTURER WITH
RESIDUAL PRESSURE, VALVE TIGHTLY C LOSED, AND VALVE CAPS IN PLACE.

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