BHDSW - CARBON DIOXIDE

Product Identification

Product ID:CARBON DIOXIDE
MSDS Date:09/08/1988
FSC:6830
NIIN:00-682-6841
MSDS Number: BHDSW

Responsible Party
AMERIGAS, INC., CARBON DIOXIDE DIVISION
17304 PRESTON ROAD, SUITE 1000
DALLAS, TX 75252-5613
US

Emergency Phone: 214-380-5600

Info Phone: 214-380-5600

Cage: LO801

Contractor
SQUIBB-OWEN SALES INC
11125 PITTSBURGH, PA 15237-3162 US

Telephone: 214-380-5600

Cage: 1DE98

Ingredients

CARBON DIOXIDE

CAS: 124-38-9

RTECS: FF6400000

OSHA PEL 5000 PPM

ACGIH TLV: 5000PPM/30000STEL;93

Hazards

Routes of Entry: Inhalation:YES Skin:YES Ingestion:YES
Health Hazards Acute and Chronic:PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECT OF CARBON DIOXIDE
IS TO STIMULATE THE RESPIRATORY CENTER.ITIS ABLE TO CAUSE DILATION
& CONSTRICTION OF BLOOD VESSELS & VITAL CONSTITUENT OFTHE ACID BASE
MECHANISM THAT CONTROLS TH E PH OF THE BLOOD.CARBON DIOXIDE ACTS
ASA STIMULANT & A DEPRESSANT ON THE CENTRAL NERVOUS
SYSTEM.INCREASES HEART RATE.
Effects of Overexposure:SKIN OR MOUTH CONTACT W/SOLID CO2 OR W/GAS OR
LIQ CO2 DISCHARGED FROM A CONTAINER MAY RESULT IN FROSTBITE,CAUSING
SKIN LESIONS OR MORE SERIOUS INJURY FROM DEEP FREEZING OF THE
TISSUES.EYE CONTACT W/SO LID CO2 CONSIDERED AS A CORNEAL
BURN.FROSTBITE OF THE EYE STRUCTURE MAY ALSO OCCUR.

First Aid

First Aid:MOVE VICTIM TO FRESH AIR. IF NOT BREATHING,GIVE ARTIFICIAL
RESPIRATION,PREFERABLY MOUTH-TO-MOUTH.CALL A PHYSICIAN.TREAT FOR
FROSTBITE.FROSTBITE SYSMTOMS ARE:FLUSHED SKIN THAT TURNS WHITE OR
GRAYISH YE LLOW.BLISTERS MAY APPEAR.DO NOT RUB THEAREA.QUICKLY WARM
BY IMMERSING IN TEPID WATER (102F-105F).CONSULT PHYSCIAN.

Fire Fighting

Fire Fighting Procedures:CARBON DIOXIDE IS NONFLAMMABLE & AS SUCH DOES
NOT CREATE A FIRE HAZARD.HOWEVER, CYLINDERS THAT ARE EXPOSED TO
FIRE MAY RUPTURE W/VIOLENT FORCE.

Accidental Release

Spill Release Procedures:VENTILATE THE AREA.CARBON DIOXIDE CAN ACT AS A
SIMPLE ASPHYXIANT BY DISPLACING AIR.PERSONNEL ENTERING THE AREA
SHOULD WEAR POSITIVE PRESSURE SELF-CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS.

Handling

Handling and Storage Precautions:CYLS SHOULD BE STORED & USED IN
DRY,WELL VENTILATED AREAS AWAY FROM SOURCES OF HEAT.
Other Precautions:THE CONTAINER SPECIFICATIONS OF REQULATORY
AUTHORITIES REQUIRE, AMONG OTHER THINGS,THAT THE MATERIALS USED FOR
LIQ CO2 CONTAINERS & PIPING MUST MEET CERTAIN CHEMICAL & PHYSICAL
REQUIREMENTS.

Exposure Controls

Respiratory Protection:APPROVED RESPIRATORY EQUIPMENT MUST BE WORN
W/AIRBORNE CONCENTRATIONS EXCEED SAFE LIMITS.
Protective Gloves:RECOMMENDED FOR HANDLING CYLS OR DRY ICE
Eye Protection:SAFETY GLASSES SHOULD BE WORN
Supplemental Safety and Health
NK

Chemical Properties

Vapor Pres:@21.1C 70F
Solubility in Water:@1ATM 25C
Appearance and Odor:AT ROOM TEMPERATURE CARBON DIOXIDE IS A COLORLESS,
ODORLESS GAS.

Stability

Stability Indicator/Materials to Avoid:YES
SODIUM PEROXIDE W/ALUMINUM OR MAGNESIUM.REACTIVE METALS ALKALI
METALS,MAGNESIUM,ALUMINUM,TITANIUM,OR ZIRCONIUM.
Conditions to Avoid Polymerization:IT DOES CAUSE VIOLENT POLYMERIZATION
OF ACRYLALDEHYDE OR ETHLENEMINE.

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