BHDVJ - ARGON

  • MSDS: BHDVJ
  • Manufacturer: LIQUID AIR CORP
  • Product Name: ARGON
  • National Stock Number: 6830-00-764-7030
Product Identification

Product ID:ARGON
MSDS Date:10/01/1985
FSC:6830
NIIN:00-764-7030
MSDS Number: BHDVJ

Responsible Party
LIQUID AIR CORPORATION
2121 N. CALIFORNIA BLVD., SUITE 350
WALNUT CREEK, CA 94596
US

Emergency Phone: 800-434-9300 OR NIGHT 800-231-1366

Info Phone: 415-977-6500

Cage: DO426

Contractor
WELCO GASES CORP.
WALNUT CREEK, CA 94596 US

Telephone: 510-977-6500

Cage: OC525

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
Explanation of Carcinogenicity:ARGON IS NONTOXIC BUT THE LIBERATION OF
LARGE AMOUNT IN A CONFINED AREA COULD DISPLACE AMOUNT OF OXYGEN
IN THE AIR.
Effects of Overexposure:LOSS OF BALANCE/DIZZINESS; TIGHTNESS IN THE
FRONTAL AREA OF FOREHEAD; TINGLING OF
TONGUE,FINGERTIPS,TOES;WEAKENED SPEECH LEADING TO UTTER
SOUNDS;RAPID REDUCTN IN MOVEMENTS;REDUCED CONSCIOUSNESS OF SU
RROUNDINGS;LOSS OF TACTILE SENSATIONS;HEIGHTENED MENTAL ACTIVITY.

First Aid

First Aid:PROMPT MEDICAL ATTENTION IS MANDATORY IN ALL CASES OF
OVEREXPOSURE TO ARGON. RESCUE PERSONNEL SHOULD BE EQUIPPED WITH
SCBA. INHALATION: QUICK REMOVAL FROM THE CONTAMINATED AREA IS
MOST IMPORTANT. UNCONSCIOUS PERSONS SHOULD BE MOVED &GIVEN MOUTH
TO MOUTH RESUSCITATION & SUPPLEMENTAL OXYGEN. MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
SHOULD BE SOUGHT IMMEDIATELY.

Fire Fighting

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

Accidental Release

Spill Release Procedures:EVACUATE ALL PERSONNEL FROM AFFECTED AREA. IF
LEAKIS IN CONTAINER OR CONTAINER VALVE, CONTACT THE CLOSEST
LIQUID AIR CORP. USE APPROPRIATE PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT.

Handling

Handling and Storage Precautions:USE A SUITABLE HANDTRUCK FOR CYLINDER
MOVEMENT. STORE IN COOL,DRY,WELL VENTILATED AREA AWAY FROM HEAVY
TRAFFICKED AREAS.
Other Precautions:DONOT DRAG,SLIDE, OR ROLL CYLINDERS. DONOT ALLOW
TEMPERATURE WHERE CYLINDERS ARESTORED TO EXCEED 130F (54C).
CYLINDERS SHOULD BE STORED UPRIGHT & SECURED TO PREVENT FALLING.
FULL & EMPTY CYLINDERS SHOULD BE SEGREGATED.

Exposure Controls

Respiratory Protection:POSITIVE PRESSURE AIR LINE W/MASK OR SELF
CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS SHOULD BE AVAILABLE FOR EMERGENCY
USE.
Ventilation:LOCAL EXHAUST TO PREVENT ACCUMULATION OF HIGH
CONCENTRATIONSSO AS TO REDUCE THE OXYGEN LEVEL IN AIR < 18 MOLAR
PERCENT.
Protective Gloves:ANY MATERIAL
Eye Protection:SAFETY GOGGLES, SAFETY 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:.1034
Spec Gravity:1.38
Solubility in Water:.0340
Appearance and Odor:COLORLESS, ODORLESS GAS
Percent Volatiles by Volume:NA

Stability

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

Disposal

Waste Disposal Methods:DONOT ATTEMPT TO DISPOSE OF RESIDUAL/UNUSED QTY.
RETURN IN SHIPPING CONTAINER PROPERLY LABELED, W/VALVE OUTLET
PLUGS/CAPS SECURED & VALVE PROTECTION CAP IN PLACE. FOR
EMERGENCY DISPOSAL CONTACT CLOSEST LIQUID AIR CORP.

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