SAFETY DATA SHEET

SECTION I – MATERIAL IDENTIFICATION AND USE

Controlled Product  Yes o    NO x

Material Name

Carbon Monoxide and Propane Calibration Gas

Product Identification No

PC-105, CAP-001

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

Carbon Monoxide, Propane, Oxygen and Nitrogen

Chemical Family

Non-Flammable Gas Mixture

Chemical Formula

CO, C3H8, O2, N2

Molecular Weight

N/A

Trade Name & Synonyms

N/A

Material Use

Calibration Gas

SECTION II – HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS OF MATERIAL

Hazardous Ingredients

Approximate Concentration %

C.A.S. N.A. or

U.N. Numbers

“Exposure limits”

LD50/LC50

Specify Species and Route

 

Carbon Monoxide

 

 

Propane

 

Oxygen

 

Nitrogen (Main Component)

 

 

0.01% (100 ppm)

 

 

1.0%

 

18 – 23%

 

Balance

 

630-08-0

 

 

74-98-6

 

7782-44-7

 

7727-37-9

 

ACGIH TLV 25 ppm OSHA PEL 50 ppm

NIOSH C 200 ppm

OSHA PEL 1000 ppm

Propane is a

simple asphyxiant

None – Oxygen should be maintained >19.5%

None – Nitrogen is a

simple asphyxiant

 

1807 ppm/4hrs. LC50 Rat Inhalation

1334 ppm  LD50 Wild Bird Inhalation

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)

0.906 (for nitrogen)

Evaporation Rate

N/A

Boiling Point (oC)

-195.8 oC (for nitrogen)

Freezing Point (oC)

-210 oC (for nitrogen)

Solubility in Water (0oC 1 atm.)

0.023 vol/vol (for nitrogen)

% Volatile (by volume)

100%

pH

N/A

 

Coefficient of Water/Oil Distribution: N/A

 

SECTION IV – FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD OF MATERIAL

Flammability  

Yes o   No X

If yes, under

which conditions: 

Means of Extinction

Non-flammable gas mixture.  Use extinguishing media appropriate for surrounding fire.

Special Procedures

The gas mixture is not flammable; however, containers, when involved in fire, may rupture or burst in the heat of the fire.

Flashpoint (oC) and Method

N/A

Upper Explosion Limit (% by volume)

N/A

Lower Explosion Limit (% by volume)

N/A

Auto Ignition Temp. (oC)

N/A

 

Hazardous Combustion Products

N/A

Explosion Data

Sensitivity to Mechanical Impact: N/A

Rate of Burning

N/A

Explosion Power

N/A

Sensitivity to Static Discharge: N/A

 

SECTION V – REACTIVITY DATA

Chemical Stability

Yes x   No o

If no, under

which conditions?

Incompatibility to other substances

Yes x   No o

If so,               Propane is 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 decomposition of products of propane include carbon oxides.

 

 

 

 


Material

Name/Identifier: Carbon Monoxide and Propane Calibration Gas

 

 

SECTION VI – TOXICOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF PRODUCT

Route of Entry o

Skin Contact o

Skin Absorption o

Eye Contact o

Inhalation Acute o

Inhalation Chronic o

Ingestion o

Effects of Acute Exposure to Product

 

 

Effects of Chronic Exposure to Product

Pre-existing respiratory conditions may be aggravated by over-exposure to this product.  Carbon monoxide, a component of this gas mixture, can aggravate some diseases of the cardiovascular system, such as coronary artery disease and angina pectoris.

LD50 of Product (specify species & route)

N/A

Irritancy of Product

N/A

Exposure Limits of Product

CO 35 ppm OSHA PEL,  200 ppm C

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, only if

CO exceeds levels in Section II

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.  As with all chemicals, use product in well ventilated areas.

Leak & Spill Procedure:  Due to the small size and content of the cylinder (e.g. 105 liters), an accidental release of this product presents little 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 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: compressed gases, n.o.s. (Nitrogen, Oxygen).  Hazard class number and description: 2.2 (Non-Flammable Gas).  UN identification number: UN 1956.  DOT Label required: Non-Flammable Gas.  North American Emergency Response Guidebook Number (1996): 126

SECTION VIII– FIRST AID MEASURES

Skin:  N/A

 

Eye:  N/A

 

Inhalation: No health effects are anticipated after exposure to this product. If any adverse symptoms develop 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 should be given 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

Air Liquide MSDS on similar non-flammable gas mixture,  Matheson Tri-Gas MSDS on CO, Phillips 66 MSDS on Propane

Prepared by:

Bascom Turner

Phone No.

781-769-9660

Date

01-16-2016

 

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

 

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