Acid Neutraliser MSDS

 

Code: GR3067

JUNE 2007

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Stratex's Material Safety Data Sheet was produced to conform with the National Code of Practice for the Preparation of Material Safety Data Sheets 2nd Edition [NOHSC:2011(2003)]. It complies with the GHS for the Classification and Labelling of Chemicals. This safety data sheet has been provided to facilitate your workplace risk assessments and training.

Product Name: Strataspill Acid Neutraliser

SECTION 1: IDENTIFICATION OF THE MATERIAL AND SUPPLIER

Product Name: Strataspill Acid Neutraliser

Product Code: GR3067

Company Name: Stratex Pty (ABN: 42 521 609 449)

Address: 10-12 Hale Street DERWENT PARK TAS 7009

Emergency Telephone: 1300 991 180

Fax: 1300 723 484

Recommended Use: Absorbent for acidic or suspected acidic spills

 

SECTION 2: HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

CLASSIFIED AS HAZARDOUS ACCORDING TO CRITERIA OF WORKSAFE AUSTRALIA DANGEROUS ACCORDING TO THE CRITERIA OF THE ADG CODE

Symbols: C Corrosive

Risk Phrases: R35 Causes severe burns, R41 Risk of serious damage to eyes

Safety Phrases: S1/2 Keep locked up and out of reach of children, S22 Do not breathe dust, S24/25 Avoid contact with skin and eyes, S26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice, S36/37/39 Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection, S45 In case of accident or if you feel unwell seek medical advice immediately (show label whenever possible).

 

SECTION 3: COMPOSITION / INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Hazardous Ingredients

Chemical Entity CAS Number Proportion (%)

Sodium Hydroxide 1310-73-2 >98

 

SECTION 4: FIRST AID MEASURES

FIRST AID TREATMENT

Swallowed: Immediately rinse mouth with water. If swallowed, do NOT induce vomiting. Give a glass of water. Seek immediate medical assistance.

Eye: If in eyes, hold eyes open, flood with water for at least 15 minutes or until advised by the Poisons Information Centre or a doctor.

Skin: If spilt on large area of skin of hair, immediately drench with running water and remove contaminated clothing. Continue to wash skin and hair with plenty of water until advised to stop by the Poisons Information Centre of a doctor. For skin burns, cover with a clean, dry dressing until medical help is available.

Inhaled: Remove victim from exposure if safe to do so. If rapid recovery does not occur, transport to nearest medical facility for additional treatment. Remove contaminated clothing. Seek immediate medical advice.

First Aid facilities: Water should be available to rinse eyes or skin. Provide eye baths and safety showers.

Advice to Doctor: Treat symptomatically.

Additional Information: None available.

 

SECTION 5: FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES

Specific Hazards: Non-combustible material

Suitable Extinguishing Media: Not combustible, however, if material is involved in a fire use: Water fog (or if unavailable fine water spray), foam, dry chemical powder, carbon dioxide.

Hazards from combustion products: Decomposes on heating emitting toxic fumes.

Precautions for Fire Fighters and Special Protective Equipment: Wear full protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus.

Additional Information: Hazchem code 2X

 

SECTION 6: ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Observe all local and national regulations

Spills and Disposal: Clear area of all unprotected personnel. Wear protective equipment to prevent skin and eye contact and breathing dust. Work upwind or increase ventilation. Cover with damp absorbent (inert material, sand or soil). Sweep or vacuum up, but avoid generating dust. Collect and seal in properly labelled containers or drums for disposal. Caution -heat may be evolved on contact with water. If contamination of sewers or waterways has occurred advise local emergency services.

 

SECTION 7: HANDLING AND STORAGE

Precautions for Safe Handling and Storage: Avoid skin and eye contact and breathing dust. Store in a cool dry well ventilated place out of direct sunlight. Store away from incompatible materials (section 10). Keep containers closed when not in use - check regularly for spills.

Do not eat, drink or smoke in contaminated areas. Before eating or drinking, remove contaminated clothing and wash hands.

Flammability: Non-combustible material

 

SECTION 8: EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PERSONAL PROTECTION

Exposure Standards: National Occupational Health & Safety Commission (NOHSC) Worksafe Australia has set an exposure standard 2mg/m3 STEL

Biological Limit Values: No biological limit allocated

Personal Protective Equipment:

Respiratory Protection: In instances where concentrations are likely to exceed the exposure limits, an approved organic vapour respirator (AS/NZS 1715 and 1716) should be worn.

Hand Protection: Use impervious gloves.

Eye Protection: Wear safety Goggles.

Protective Clothing: Use chemical resistant glove/gauntlets, boots and overalls.

Engineering Controls: Ensure that adequate ventilation is provided. Maintain air concentrations below recommended exposure standards. Always wash hands before eating, drinking or using the toilet.

 

SECTION 9: PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION / CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Appearance: White Solid

Odour: None

pH (1% solution in water): 12.7

Vapour Pressure (mmHg @ 20 ºC): Not applicable

Vapour Density (air = 1): Not applicable

Boiling Point (ºC): 1390

Freezing/Melting Point (°C): 318

Solubility in Water: Miscible with water

Specific Gravity (g/ml @ 20ºC): 2.13

Flashpoint (ºC): Not applicable

Flammability Limits (%): Not applicable

Auto Ignition Temperature (ºC): Not applicable

Percent Volatiles: 0

 

 

SECTION 10: STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Chemical Stability: Incompatible with alkalis, aluminium, tin, zinc and chlorinated hydrocarbons. Will absorb moisture from the atmosphere. Reacts exothermally with water.

 

SECTION 11: TOXOCOLOGICAL INFORMATION

HEALTH EFFECTS

Acute:

Swallowed: Swallowing can result in nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain and chemical burns to the gastrointestinal tract..

Eye: A severe eye irritant. Corrosive to eyes; contact can cause corneal burns. Contamination of eyes can result in permanent injury.

Skin: Contact with skin will result in severe irritation. Corrosive to skin - may cause burns.

Inhaled: Breathing in dust may result in respiratory irritation..

Chronic: No information for product.

 

SECTION 12: ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Ecotoxicity: Avoid contaminating waterways

Mobility : Miscible with water

 

SECTION 13: DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Disposal Methods: Ensure waste disposal conforms to local waste disposal regulations.

 

SECTION 14 TRANSPORT INFORMATION

UN Number: 1823

Proper Shipping Name: Sodium Hydroxide, Solid

Class: 8

Subsidiary Risk:

Packing Group: II

Hazchem Code: 2X

Special Precautions for User: None

 

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