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First-aid measures


    Remove from further exposure.  For those providing assistance, avoid exposure to yourself or others.  Use adequate respiratory protection.  If respiratory irritation, dizziness, nausea, or unconsciousness occurs, seek immediate medical assistance.  If breathing has stopped, assist ventilation with a mechanical device or use mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.


    Wash contact areas with soap and water.


    Flush thoroughly with water.  If irritation occurs, get medical assistance.


    First aid is normally not required. Seek medical attention if discomfort occurs.

Fire-fighting measures


    Appropriate Extinguishing Media:   Use water fog, foam, dry chemical or carbon dioxide (CO2) to extinguish flames.


    Inappropriate Extinguishing Media:   Straight Streams of Water


    Fire Fighting Instructions:   Evacuate area.  Prevent runoff from fire control or dilution from entering streams, sewers, or drinking water supply.  Firefighters should use standard protective equipment and in enclosed spaces, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).  Use water spray to cool fire exposed surfaces and to protect personnel.

    Document omission:  Unusual Fire Hazards


    Hazardous Combustion Products:  Smoke, Fume, Incomplete combustion products, Oxides of carbon


    Flash Point [Method]:   244C  (471F) [ ASTM D-93]

    Flammable Limits (Approximate volume % in air):    LEL:  0.3      UEL: 1.6

    Autoignition Temperature:    >400°C  (752°F)

Accidental release measures


    In the event of a spill or accidental release, notify relevant authorities in accordance with all applicable regulations.


    Land Spill:   Eliminate all ignition sources (no smoking, flares, sparks or flames in immediate area).  Stop leak if you can do it without risk.  Absorb or cover with dry earth, sand or other non-combustible material and transfer to containers.  Recover by pumping or with suitable absorbent.


    Water Spill:  Warn other shipping.   Remove from the surface by skimming or with suitable absorbents.   Seek advice of a specialist

    Water spill and land spill recommendations are based on the most likely spill scenario for this material; however, geographic conditions, wind, temperature, (and in the case of a water spill) wave and current direction and speed may greatly influence the appropriate action to be taken.  For this reason, local experts should be consulted.  Note:  Local regulations may prescribe or limit action to be taken.


    Large Spills:  Dike far ahead of liquid spill for later recovery and disposal.  Prevent entry into waterways, sewers, basements or confined areas.

Handling and storage


    Avoid contact with skin.  Use proper bonding and/or ground procedures.  However, bonding and grounds may not eliminate the hazard from static accumulation.  Provide adequate ventilation if fumes or vapors are generated. Prevent small spills and leakage to avoid slip hazard.   DO NOT handle, store or open near an open flame, sources of heat or sources of ignition. Protect material from direct sunlight.  Material can accumulate static charges which may cause an electrical spark (ignition source).  When the material is handled in bulk, an electrical spark could ignite any flammable vapors from liquids or residues that may be present (e.g., during switch-loading operations).  Use proper bonding and/or ground procedures.  However, bonding and grounds may not eliminate the hazard from static accumulation.  Consult local applicable standards for guidance.  Additional references include American Petroleum Institute 2003 (Protection Against Ignitions Arising out of Static, Lightning and Stray Currents) or National Fire Protection Agency 77 (Recommended Practice on Static Electricity) or CENELEC CLC/TR 50404 (Electrostatics - Code of practice for the avoidance of hazards due to static electricity).


    Loading/Unloading Temperature:      [Ambient ]


    Transport Temperature:     [Ambient ]


    Transport Pressure:      [Ambient ]


    Static Accumulator:    This material is a static accumulator.  A liquid is typically considered a nonconductive, static accumulator if its conductivity is below 100 pS/m (100x10-12 Siemens per meter) and is considered a semiconductive, static accumulator if its conductivity is below 1x104 pS/m.  Whether a liquid is nonconductive or semiconductive, the precautions are the same.  A number of factors, for example liquid temperature, presence of contaminants, anti-static additives and filtration can greatly influence the conductivity of a liquid.


    The container choice, for example storage vessel, may effect static accumulation and dissipation.  Do not store in open or unlabelled containers.  Keep container closed. Handle containers with care. Open slowly in order to control possible pressure release.  Store in a cool, well-ventilated area.


    Storage Temperature:      [Ambient ]


    Storage Pressure:      [Ambient ]


    Suitable Containers/Packing:    Drums; Barges; Tank Cars


    Suitable Materials and Coatings (Chemical Compatibility):    Carbon Steel; Stainless Steel; Polypropylene; Teflon; Aluminum; Nylon; Viton


    Unsuitable Materials and Coatings:    Butyl Rubber; Natural Rubber; Vinyls

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

Shipping information
Special provisions / remarks
: Not Regulated for Land Transport

Inland waterway transport (UN RTDG/ADN(R))

Shipping information
Special provisions / remarks
: Not Regulated for Inland Waterways Transport

Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

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Special provisions / remarks
: Not Regulated for Sea Transport according to IMDG-Code

Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

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Special provisions / remarks
: Not Regulated for Air Transport
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Exposure controls / personal protection


Exposure limits/standards (Note: Exposure limits are not additive)


Form: Aerosol.

Limit / Standard: TWA, 5 mg/m3,


Source: ExxonMobil

Year: 2009


Form: Aerosol.

Limit / Standard: TWA, 5 mg/m3,


Source: ExxonMobil

Year: 2009

Note: Information about recommended monitoring procedures can be obtained from the relevant agency(ies)/institute(s):

    Please translate your National Agency here.


    The level of protection and types of controls necessary will vary depending upon potential exposure conditions.  Control measures to consider:

         Adequate ventilation should be provided so that exposure limits are not exceeded.



    Personal protective equipment selections vary based on potential exposure conditions such as applications, handling practices, concentration and ventilation.  Information on the selection of protective equipment for use with this material, as provided below, is based upon intended, normal usage.  

    Respiratory Protection:    If engineering controls do not maintain airborne contaminant concentrations at a level which is adequate to protect worker health, an approved respirator may be appropriate.  Respirator selection, use, and maintenance must be in accordance with regulatory requirements, if applicable.  Types of respirators to be considered for this material include:

         Half-face filter respirator   Type P filter material., European Committee for Standardization (CEN) standards EN 136, 140 and 405 provide respirator masks and EN 149 and 143 provide filter recommendations.

    Hand Protection:    Any specific glove information provided is based on published literature and glove manufacturer data.  Glove suitability and breakthrough time will differ depending on the specific use conditions. Contact the glove manufacturer for specific advice on glove selection and breakthrough times for your use conditions. Inspect and replace worn or damaged gloves. The types of gloves to be considered for this material include:

         If prolonged or repeated contact is likely, chemical resistant gloves are recommended.  If contact with forearms is likely, wear gauntlet style gloves.   Neoprene, Nitrile, CEN standards EN 420 and EN 374 provide general requirements and lists glove types.

    Eye Protection:    If contact is likely, safety glasses with side shields are recommended.

    Skin and Body Protection:    Any specific clothing information provided is based on published literature or manufacturer data.  The types of clothing to be considered for this material include:

         If prolonged or repeated contact is likely, chemical, and oil resistant clothing is recommended.

    Specific Hygiene Measures:    Always observe good personal hygiene measures, such as washing after handling the material and before eating, drinking, and/or smoking.  Routinely wash work clothing and protective equipment to remove contaminants.  Discard contaminated clothing and footwear that cannot be cleaned. Practice good housekeeping.


    See information on Accidental Release Measures, Handling and Storage, Ecological Information, and Disposal Considerations.

Stability and reactivity

STABILITY:   Material is stable under normal conditions.

CONDITIONS TO AVOID:   Excessive heat.   High energy sources of ignition.

MATERIALS TO AVOID:      Strong oxidizers

HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS:     Material does not decompose at ambient temperatures.


Disposal considerations

Disposal recommendations based on material as supplied.  Disposal must be in accordance with current applicable laws and regulations, and material characteristics at time of disposal.


    Suitable routes of disposal are supervised incineration, preferentially with energy recovery, or appropriate recycling methods in accordance with applicable regulations and material characteristics at the time of disposal.



    European Waste Code:   07 02 XX


    NOTE:  These codes are assigned based upon the most common uses for this material and may not reflect contaminants resulting from actual use.  Waste producers need to assess the actual process used when generating the waste and its contaminants in order to assign the proper waste disposal code(s).


Empty Container Warning Empty Container Warning (where applicable):  Empty containers may contain residue and can be dangerous.  Do not attempt to refill or clean containers without proper instructions.  Empty drums should be completely drained and safely stored until appropriately reconditioned or disposed.  Empty containers should be taken for recycling, recovery, or disposal through suitably qualified or licensed contractor and in accordance with governmental regulations.  DO NOT PRESSURISE, CUT, WELD, BRAZE, SOLDER, DRILL, GRIND, OR EXPOSE SUCH CONTAINERS TO HEAT, FLAME, SPARKS, STATIC ELECTRICITY, OR OTHER SOURCES OF IGNITION.  THEY MAY EXPLODE AND CAUSE INJURY OR DEATH.