SAFETY DATA SHEET

SECTION I – MATERIAL IDENTIFICATION AND USE

Controlled Product  Yes o    NO x

Material Name

Boost Gas

Product ID No.

BG-105, BG-620, BG-840, and BGA-302

Manufacturer’s Name

Bascom-Turner Instruments, Inc.

Supplier’s Name

Bascom-Turner Instruments, Inc.

Street Address

111 Downey Street

Street Address

111 Downey Street

City, State, Zip Code

Norwood, MA 02062

City, State, Zip Code

Norwood, MA 02062

Emergency Tel. No.

781-769-9660

Emergency Tel. No.

781-769-9660

Chemical Name

N/A to mixtures

Chemical Family

Flammable Gas Mixture

Chemical Formula

N/A to mixtures

Molecular Weight

N/A

Trade Name & Synonyms

N/A

Material Use

Sensor Cleaner

SECTION II – HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS OF MATERIAL

Hazardous Ingredients

Approximate Concentration %

C.A.S. N.A. or

U.N. Numbers

“Exposure limits”

LD50/LC50

Gas Mixture

 Proprietary

 

N/A

ACGIH – TLV: simple

asphyxiant

N.D.

 

SECTION III – PHYSICAL DATA FOR MATERIAL

Physical State

Gas x   Liquid o   Solid o

Odor & Appearance

Odorless

Odor Threshold (ppm)

N/A

Specific Gravity

N/A

Vapor Pressure (mm)

N/A

Vapor Density (Air =  1)

0.56

Evaporation Rate

N/A

Boiling Point

N.D.

Freezing Point

N.D.

Solubility in Water (0oC 1 atm.)

N.D.

% Volatile (by volume)

100%

pH

N/A

Coefficient of Water/ 

Oil Distribution: N/A

SECTION IV – FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD OF MATERIAL

Flammability  

Yes X   No o

If yes, under          Severe explosion hazard.  Severe fire hazard.  Vapor/air mixtures may be explosive.

which conditions:  The vapor is lighter than air.  Vapors or gases may ignite at distant ignition sources and flash back.

Means of Extinction

Stop the flow of gas.  Extinguish with carbon dioxide, regular dry chemical.

Special Procedures:  Move container from fire area if it can be done without risk.  Cool containers with water spray until well after the fire

is out.  Stay away from the ends of the tanks.  Withdraw immediately in case of rising sound from venting safety device or any discoloration

of tanks due to fire.  Should the flame be extinguished and the flow of gas continue, increase ventilation to prevent flammable or explosive

mixture formation.

Flashpoint (oC) and Method

-188 oC

Upper Explosion Limit (% by volume)

15%

Lower Explosion Limit (% by volume)

5%

Auto Ignition Temp. (oC)

580 oC

Sensitivity to

Static Discharge: Yes  

Hazardous Combustion Products

CO

Explosion Data

Sensitivity to Mechanical Impact: N/A

Rate of Burning

N.D

Explosion Power

N.D

SECTION V – REACTIVITY DATA

Chemical Stability

Yes x   No o

If no, under

which conditions?

Incompatibility to other substances

Yes x   No o

Incompatible with strong oxidizers (i.e. chlorine, bromine pentafluoride, oxygen difluoride, and

nitrogen trifluoride)

Reactivity and under what conditions

 

The components of this gas mixture do not decompose, but can react with other compounds

in the heat of a fire.  Cylinders exposed to high temperatures or direct flame can rupture.

 

 

Hazardous Decomposition Products

 

The thermal reaction products include carbon oxides.

 

 

 


Material

Name/Identifier: Boost Gas

 

 

SECTION VI – TOXICOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF PRODUCT

Route of Entry

Skin Contact o

Skin Absorption o

Eye Contact o

Inhalation Acute x

Inhalation Chronic o

Effects of Acute Exposure to Product

Inhalation can result in nausea, vomiting, dizziness, tingling sensation, suffocation, convulsions, and coma due to lack of oxygen.

Effects of Chronic Exposure to Product

No information on significant adverse effects.

LD50 of Product (specify species & route)

N/A

Irritancy of Product

N/A

Exposure Limits of Product

N.D.

LC50 of Product (specify species)

N/A

Sensitization of Product

N/A

Synergistic Materials

N/A

o Carcinogenicity

 

o Reproductive Effects

o Teratogenicity

o Mutagenicity

SECTION VII– PREVENTIVE MEASURES

Personal Protective Equipment: 

 

Gloves (specify)

 N/A

Respiratory (specify):   Not required with normal use.

Eye (specify)

Safety glasses

Footwear (specify)

N/A

Clothing (specify)

N/A

Other (specify)

 

Engineering Controls (e.g., ventilation, enclosed process, specify):    No special ventilation systems or engineering controls are needed

under normal circumstances of use.  Use product in well ventilated areas and in the case of BG-840 use in rooms with greater than 10,000 cu. feet of internal volume in order to keep concentrations well below the LEL in the event of a sudden release of all the gas in the cylinder.

Leak & Spill Procedure:  Due to the small size and content of the cylinders (e.g. 105 liters, 580 liters, and 8400 liters of gas), an accidental release

of this product presents significantly less risk of an oxygen deficient environment and other safety hazards than a similar release from

a larger cylinder.

Waste Disposal:  Once the cylinders are relieved of pressure (empty) they are not considered hazardous material or waste.  It is acceptable

to place empty cylinders in a landfill if local laws permit.

Handling Procedures & Equipment:  Cylinders should be firmly secured to prevent falling or being knocked-over. 

 

Storage Requirements: Cylinders must be protected from the environment, and preferably kept at room temperature.  Cylinders should

be stored in dry, well ventilated areas, away from sources of heat, ignition, and direct sunlight.  Protect cylinders against physical damage.

Special Shipping Information:  This material is hazardous as defined by 49 CFR 172.101 by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Shipping name: Flammable Gas.  Hazard class number and description: 2.1 (Flammable Gas).  UN identification number: UN 1971. 

DOT Label required: Flammable Gas.  

SECTION VIII– FIRST AID MEASURES

Skin:  N/A

 

Eye:  N/A

 

Inhalation: This gas mixture is a simple asphyxiant. If any adverse symptom develops after over-exposure to this product, remove victim(s) to fresh air as quickly

as possible.  Only trained personnel should administer supplemental oxygen and/or cardio-pulmonary resuscitation if necessary.

Ingestion:  N/A

 

General Advice:  Victim(s) who experience any adverse effect after over-exposure to this product must be taken for medical attention.

Take a copy of the label and the SDS to physician or other health professional with victim(s).

SECTION IX – PREPARATION DATE OF S.D.S.

Additional Information

 

Sources Used

Intermountain Specialty Gases MSDS.

Prepared by:

Bascom Turner

Phone No.

781-769-9660

Date

01-01-2016

 

                                   N/A – Not Applicable                                  N.D. – Not Determined                    C – Ceiling Level

 

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