BHFBF - HALON 1301; PYROFORANE 1301; FOREX 1301

Product Identification

Product ID:HALON 1301; PYROFORANE 1301; FOREX 1301
MSDS Date:10/14/1987
FSC:6830
NIIN:00-965-9647
MSDS Number: BHFBF

Responsible Party
ATOCHEM INC. FOREX FIRE EXTINGUISHANTS
266 HARRISTOWN RD
GLEN ROCK, NJ 07452
US

Preparer: SAFETY & ENVIRON AFFAIRS

Cage: MO388

Contractor
ATOCHEM INC. FOREX FIRE EXTINGUISHANTS
607 GLEN ROCK, NJ 07452 US

Telephone: 800-424-9300 (CHEMTREC)

Cage: MO388

Ingredients

TRIFLUOROBROMOMETHANE (HALON 1301) (SARA III)

CAS: 75-63-8

RTECS: PA5425000

Fraction By Weight: 100%

OSHA PEL 1000 PPM

ACGIH TLV: 1000 PPM; 9192

Hazards

Routes of Entry: Inhalation:YES Skin:YES Ingestion:YES
Reports of Carcinogenicity:NTP:NO IARC:NO OSHA:NO
Explanation of Carcinogenicity:BASED ON ANIMAL STUDIES/HUMAN
EXPERIENCES THIS PRODUCT POSESNO HAZARD TO MAN
Effects of Overexposure:EYE/SKIN: CONTACT W/LIQUID CAN CAUSE FROSTBITE.
INHALATION: VAPOR IS >AIR & CAN CAUSE SUFFOCATION BY REDUCING
OXYGEN AVAILABLE FOR BREATHING.BREATHING VERY HIGHCONCENTRATIONS OF
VAPOR CAN CAUSE LIGHT- HEADEDNESS, GIDDINESS, SHORTNESS OFBREATH,
MAY LEAD TO NARCOSIS, CARDIC IRREGULARITIES, UNCONSCIOUSNESS OR
DEATH

First Aid

First Aid:EYES: IMMEDIATELY FLUSH W/FLOWING WATER FOR 15 MINUTES. GET
MEDICAL ATTENTION SKIN: FLUSH WITH WATER. CALL PHYSICIAN.
INHALATION: REMOVE TO FRESH AIR, CALL A PHYSICIAN. IF NOT BREATHING
GIVE ARTIFIC IAL RESPIRATION, PREFERABLY MOUTH TOMOUTH. DO NOT GIVE
EPINEPHRINE. INGESTION: NEVER GIVE FLUIDS OR INDUCE VOMITING IF
PATIENT IS UNCONSCIOUS OR HAVING CONVULSIONS.

Fire Fighting

Flash Point:NA
Extinguishing Media:HALON IS USED AS A FIRE EXTINGUISHING AGENT ITSELF
Fire Fighting Procedures:SELF CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS MAY BE
NECESSARY IF CYLINDER RUPTURES OR RELEASES PRODUCT UNDER FIRE
CONDITIONS.
Unusual Fire/Explosion Hazard:CONTAINERS ARE EQUIPPED W/TEMPERATURE &
PRESSURE RELIEF DEVICES BUT MAY STILL RUPTURE UNDER FIRE
CONTDITIONS. THERMAL DECOMPOSITION MAY OCCUR

Accidental Release

Spill Release Procedures:VENTILATE AREA ESPECIALLY LOW PLACES WHERE
HEAVY VAPORS MIGHT COLLECT. REMOVE HOT METAL SURFACES OR SOURCES
OF NON EXTINGUISHED FLAMES.

Handling

Handling and Storage Precautions:STORE LIQUIFIED COMPRESSED GAS IN A
CLEAN,DRY,WELLVENTILATED AREA. DO NOT HEAT ABOVE 125F.

Exposure Controls

Respiratory Protection:SELF CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS IS REQUIRED
IF LARGE SPILL OCCURS IN CONFINE AREA. UNDER NORMAL CONDITIONS NO
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION IS REQUIRED WHEN USING THIS PRODUCT.
Ventilation:LOCAL EXHAUST IS RECOMMENDED.
MECHANICAL IS REQUIRED ESPECIALLY IN LOW AREAS W/VAPORS COLL
Protective Gloves:LINED BUTYL GLOVES.
Eye Protection:CHEMICAL SPLASH GOGGLES
Supplemental Safety and Health
NK

Chemical Properties

Boiling Pt:B.P. Text:-71.95F
Vapor Pres:220 PSIG
Vapor Density:5.14
Spec Gravity:1.538
Evaporation Rate & Reference:NA
Solubility in Water:0.03% @ 77F
Appearance and Odor:CLEAR, LIQUIFIED GAS; SLIGHT ETHERAL ODOR
Percent Volatiles by Volume:100

Stability

Stability Indicator/Materials to Avoid:YES
ALKALI OR ALKALINE EARTH METAL POWDERED A1,Z ,B ,ETC. OR FIRES
INVOLVING METAL HYDRIDES
Stability Condition to Avoid:EXPOSURE TO FLAMES OR HOT SURFACES ABOVE
930F WILL CAUSE DECOMPOSITION
Hazardous Decomposition Products:HALON 1301 MAYBE DECOMPOSED BY HIGH
TEMP. FORMING HYDROGEN FLUORIDE,HYDROGEN BROMIDE,FREE
BROMINE,POSS.CARBONYL HALIDES

Disposal

Waste Disposal Methods:COMPLY WITH FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL
REGULATIONS.RECLAIM IN SUITABLE VAPOR RECOVERY EQUIPMENT.

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