BHDRZ - HELIUM, (CRYOGENIC LIQUID)

  • MSDS: BHDRZ
  • Manufacturer: UNION CARBIDE CORP
  • Product Name: HELIUM, (CRYOGENIC LIQUID)
  • National Stock Number: 6830-00-660-0026
Product Identification

Product ID:HELIUM, (CRYOGENIC LIQUID)
MSDS Date:06/19/1989
FSC:6830
NIIN:00-660-0026
MSDS Number: BHDRZ

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

HELIUM

CAS: 7440-59-7

RTECS: NH6520000

Fraction By Weight: 100%

OSHA PEL NONE ESTABLISHED

ACGIH TLV: NONE ESTABLISHED

Hazards

Routes of Entry: Inhalation:YES Skin:NO Ingestion:NO
Reports of Carcinogenicity:NTP:NO IARC:NO OSHA:NO
Health Hazards Acute and Chronic:SWALLOWING: FROSTBITE OF THE LIPS AND
MOUTH MAY RESULT FROM CONTACT WITH LIQUID INHALATION: ASPHYXIANT.
MODERATE CONCENTRATIONS MAY CAUSE HEADACHE/DROWSINESS/
DIZZINESS/EXCITATION/EXCESS SALIVATION/V OMITING/UNCONSCIOUSNESS.
SKIN: LIQUIDMAY CAUSE FROSTBITE. EYES: LIQUID MAY CAUSE FROSTBITE.
Effects of Overexposure:HELIUM IS AN ASPHYXIANT. LACK OF OXYGEN CAN
CAUSE DEATH.
Medical Cond Aggravated by Exposure:A KNOWLEDGE OF THE AVAILABLE
TOXICOLOGY INFORMA- TION AND OF THE PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL
PROPERTIES OF THE MATERIAL SUGGEST THAT OVEREXPOSURE IS UN-
LIKELY TO AGGRAVATE EXISTING MEDICAL CONDITIONS.

First Aid

First Aid:SWALLOWING: PROD A GAS AT NORMAL TEMP/PRESSURE. SKIN: FOR
EXPOSURE TO LIQ, IMME-DIATELY WARM FROSTBITE AREA W/WARM WATER (NOT
TO EXCEED 105F). WITH MASSIVE EXPOREMOVE CLOTHING WHILE SHOWERING
W/WARM W ATER. GET MED ATTN. INHALATION: REMOVETO FRESH AIR. GIVE
CPR IF NOT BREATHING. GIVE OXYGEN IF BREATHING IS DIFFICULT. GET
MED ATTN. EYES: FLUSH THOROUGHLY W/WATER FOR 15 MIN. SEE A
PHYSICIAN.

Fire Fighting

Extinguishing Media:HELIUM CANNOT CATCH FIRE. USE MEDIA APPROPRIATE FOR
SURROUNDING FIRE.
Fire Fighting Procedures:EVAC ALL PER FM DANGER AREA. IMMED DELUGE
CONT'S W/WATER SPRAY FM MAX DIST UNTILCOOL/MOVE CONT'S AWAY FM FIRE
AREA IF W/O RISK. DO NOT DISCHARGE WATER INTO HEL.
Unusual Fire/Explosion Hazard:CLOSED CONT MAY RUPTURE FM FIRE HEAT. TO
PREV IGNITION OF GREASE/OIL/OTHER COM- BUSTIBLE MATLS ON LIQ HELIUM
SUR, AIR CONDENSATION S/B KEPT FREE OF THESE MATLS.

Accidental Release

Spill Release Procedures:EVAC ALL PERSONNEL FM DANGER AREA. ALLOW
SPILLED LIQ TO EVAP. SHUT OFF LEAK IF W/O RISK. MOVE LEAK-ING
ASSEMBLY TO VENT'D AREA OR VENTI AREA OF LEAK.USE SELF-CONTAINED
BREATHING APPAR WHERE NEEDED. TEST AREA FOR SUFF OXY PRIOR TO
PERMIT'G RE-ENTRY.

Handling

Handling and Storage Precautions:CONTACT W/LIQ/COLD GAS-SEVERE
FROSTBITE. VAPOR- SUFFOCATION. DO NOT STRIKE ARC/GROUND ON
CONT'ER. CLOSE VALVE W/NOT IN USE/EMPTY. PROTECT FM DAMAGE.
Other Precautions:NEVER WORK ON A PRESSURIZED SYSTEM. IF THERE IS A
LEAK, CLOSE THE CYLINDER VALVE, BLOW DOWN THE SYSTEM BY
VENTING TO A SAFE PLACE, THEN REPAIR THE LEAK. USE PIPING/EQUIP
DESIGNED TO WITHSTAND P RESS/TEMPS. STORE/USE W/ADEQUATE VENTIL.

Exposure Controls

Respiratory Protection:SELECT IN ACCORDANCE WITH OSHA 29 CFR 19140.134.
RESPIRATORS SHALL BE ACCEPTABLETO MSHA AND NIOSH.
Ventilation:LOCAL EXHAUST-PREFERRED. MECHANICAL (GENERAL)-ADEQUATE.
SPECIAL-NOT APPLICABLE. OTHER-NOT APPLICABLE.
Protective Gloves:LOOSE FITTING CRYOGENIC GLOVES.
Eye Protection:SELECT IAW OSHA 29 CFR 1910.133.
Other Protective Equipment:METALARSAL/HIGH-TOP SHOES/PROTECTIVE
CLOTHING/CUFFLESS TROU-SERS S/B WORN OUTSIDE SHOES/SEL AW OSHA 29
CFR 1910.132/133.
Supplemental Safety and Health
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Chemical Properties

Boiling Pt:B.P. Text:-268.9C
Vapor Pres:GAS @ 20C
Vapor Density:[email protected] 21C
Spec Gravity:0.147 @ -270.8C
Evaporation Rate & Reference:HIGH @ BUTYL ACETATE
Solubility in Water:NEGLIGIBLE
Appearance and Odor:COLORLESS, ODORLESS LIQUID
Percent Volatiles by Volume:100

Stability

Stability Indicator/Materials to Avoid:YES
NONE CURRENTLY KNOWN.
Stability Condition to Avoid:OBTAIN/EVALUATE SAFETY INFO FOR EACH
COMPONENT BEFORE MIXINGLIQUID HELIUM AND OTHER LIQUIFIED GASES.
Hazardous Decomposition Products:NONE

Disposal

Waste Disposal Methods:DISCARD ANY PRODUCT, RESIDUE, DISPOSABLE
CONTAINEROR LINER IN AN ENVIRONMENTALLY ACCEPTABLE MANNER IN FULL
COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL REGULATIONS.

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