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Material Safety Data Sheet

COMMERCIAL PROPANE


1. Product Identification
2. First Aid
3. Immediate Health Effects
4. Protective Equipment
5. Fire Protection
6. Storage, Handling, and Reactivity

7. Physical Properties
8. Enviornmental Concerns
9. Exposure Standards
10. Regulatory Information
11. Product Toxicology Data
12. Additional Health Data

1. Product Identification

COMMERCIAL PROPANE
LIQUID CAN CAUSE EYE AND SKIN INJURY
EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE

2. First Aid

FIRST AID EYE CONTACT:
Flush eyes immediately with fresh water for at least 15 minutes while holding the eyelids open. Remove contact lenses if worn. See a doctor for further treatment as soon as possible.

SKIN CONTACT:
Skin contact with the liquid may result in frostbite and burns. Soak contact area in tepid water to alleviate the immediate effects and get medical attention. Inhalation: If any signs or symptoms as described in this document occur, move the person to fresh air. If any of these effects continue, see a doctor.

INGESTION:
Not expected to be an ingestion problem, no first aid procedures are required.

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3. Immediate Health Effects

EYE CONTACT:
The gas phase is not expected to cause eye irritation. However, the liquid can cause frostbite and burns. This hazard evaluation is based on the data from similar materials.

SKIN IRRITATION:
This substance is not expected to cause prolonged or significant skin irritation. however, liquid or solid can cause frostbite and burns. This hazard evaluation is based on data from. similar materials.

DERMAL TOXICITY:
The systemic toxicity of this substance has not been determined. However, it should be practically non-toxic to internal organs if it gets on the skin. This hazard evaluation is based on data from similar materials.

RESPIRATORY/INHALATION:
This material can act as a simple asphyxiant by displacement of air. Signs and symptorns of the resultant central nervous system effects may include rapid breathing, incoordination, rapid fatigue, excessive salivation, disorientation, headache, nausea and vomiting. Convulsions, loss of consciousness, coma and/or death may occur if exposure to high concentrations continues. This hazard evaluation is based on data from similar materials

INGESTION:
Material is a gas and cannot usually be swallowed. This- hazard evaluation is based on data from similar materials.

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PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

EYE PROTECTION:
Appropriate eye protection must be worn when working with this material or serious harm can result. Wear chemical goggles and a face shield at all times.

SKIN PROTECTION:
Do not get on skin or on clothing. Wear protective clothing including gloves when handling.

RESPIRATORY PROTECTION:
No special respiratory protection is normally required.

VENTILATION:
Use adequate ventilation to keep the airborne concentrations of this material below the recommended exposure standard.

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5. FIRE PROTECTION

FLASH POINT: NDA <70C
AUTOIGNITION: 450C
Flammability: 2.1 – 9.5%
Extinguishing MEDIA: Use water C02, dry chemical and water fog.

NFPA RATINGS: Health 2; Flammability 4; Reactivity 0; Special NDA
HMIS RATIHGS: Health 2; Flammability 4; Reactivity 0; Other NDA;
(Least-0, Slight-l, Moderate-2, High-3, Extreme-4) . These values are obtained using the guidelines or published evaluations prepared by the National Fire Protection Association or, if applicable, the National Paint and Coating Association. Read the entire document and label before using this product.

FIRE FIGHTING PBOCEDURES:
This product presents an extreme fire hazard. Liquid very quickly evaporates, even at low temperatures, and forms vapor (fumes which can catch fire and burn with explosive violence. Invisible vapor spreads easily and can be set on fire by many sources such as pilot lights, welding equipment, and electrical motors and switches.

For fires involving this material, do not enter any enclosed or confined fire space without proper protective equipment. This may include self-contained breathing apparatus to protect against the hazardous effects of normal products of combustion or oxygen deficiency. Read the entire document. Petroleum gases are heavier than air and travel along the around or into drains to possible distant ignition sources, causing an explosive flashback.

COMBUSTION PRODUCTS:
Normal combustion forms carbon dioxide and water vapor; incomplete combustion can produce carbon monoxide.

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6. STORAGE, HANDLING, AND REACTIVITY

HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS:
NDA
STABILITY: Stable.
HAZARDOUS POLYHERIZATION:
Polymerization will not occur.
IHCOMPATIBILITY:
May react with strong oxidizing agents, such as chlorates, nitrates, peroxides, etc.
SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
READ AND OBSERVE ALL PRECAUTIONS ON PRODUCT LABEL.

DO NOT USE OR STORE near flame, sparks or hot surfaces. USE ONLY IN WELL VENTILATED AREA. Keep container closed. Before entry into confined spaces that may have contained hazardous material, determine concentrations and take appropriate measures for personal protection. Material presents a hazard that may require personal protective equipment for entry.
CONTAINER UNDER PRESSURE. Store away from strong oxidizing materials. Exposure to heat or prolonged exposure to sun may cause container to burst. Do not puncture, incinerate, or store above 120 F.

Special precautions should be taken when entering or handling equipment in this type of gas service because of possible radioactive contamination. All equipment should be checked for radioactivity or opened to the atmosphere and have forced ventilation applied for at least four hours prior to entry or handling. Avoid direct skin contact with any surface. Avoid generation of dust, smoke, fumes, etc. in the work area, or if they cannot be avoided, a tested and certified radionuclide dust respirator should be worn. Smoking, eating, or drinking, should be prohibited when working with the equipment. Employees should wash thoroughly with soap and water and discard contaminated clothing after entering or handling the equipment.

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7. PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

SOLUBILITY: Soluble in alcohol, ether and hydrocarbons; insoluble in water.
APPEARANCE: Colorless and odorless gas (or liquid)
BOILING POINT: NDA
MELTING POINT: NA
EVAPORATION: >1 (ether)
SPECIFIC GRAVITY: 0.50 @15.6/15.6C
VAPOR PRESSURE: 208PSIA @ 37.8C (max.)
PERCENT VOLATILE: (VOLUME %): 100%
VAPOR DENSITY: (AIR=1): 1.56

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ENVIORNMENTAL CONCERNS, SPILL RESPONSE & DISPOSAL

CHEMTREC EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBER: (800) 424-9300 (24 hour)
SPILL/LEAK PRECAUTIONS:
Certain geographical areas have air pollution restrictions concerning the use of materials in work situations which may release volatile components to the atmosphere. Air pollution regulations should be studied to determine if this material is regulated in the area where it is to be used.

Eliminate all sources of ignition in vicinity of spill or released vapor.. If this material is released into a work area, evacuate the area immediately. Persons entering the contaminated area to correct the problem and determine whether it is safe to resume normal activities must comply with all instructions in Protective Equipment section. DISPOSAL METHODS: Allow to evaporate with adequate ventilation.

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9. EXPOSURE STANDARDS, REGULATORY LIMITS AND COMPOSITION

COMPOSITION COMMENT:
All the components of this material are oil the Toxic Substances Control Act Chemical Substances Inventory. This material is classified as a simple asphyxiant. When working with this material, the minimal oxygen content should be 18 percent by volume under normal atmospheric pressure.

The percent compositions are given to allow for the various ranges of the components present in the whole product and may not equal 100%.

PERCENT/CASN# COMPONENT/REGULATORY LIMITS
100.0% COMMERCIAL PROPANE
CONTAINING  
100.0% PROPANE
CAS74986 1000ppm OSHA PEL
CAS14859677 RADON
TLV- Threshold Limit Value
STEL- Short-term Exposure Limit
RQ- Reportable Quantity
PEL- Permissible Exposure Limit
TPO- Threshold Planning Quantity
CPS- CUSA Product Code
CAS- Chemical Abstract Service Number

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10. REGULATORY INFORMATION

DOT SHIPPING NAME: NDA
DOT HAZARD CLASS: NDA
DOT IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: NDA

SARA 311 CATEGORIES:

1. Immediate (Acute) Health Effects; YES
2. Delayed (Chronic) Health Effects; NO
3. Fire Hazard; YES
4. Sudden Release of Pressure Hazard; NO
5. Reactivity Hazard; NO

WHEN A COMPONENT OF THIS MATERIAL IS SHOWN IN THIS SECTION, THE REGULATORY LIST ON WHICH IT APPEARS IS INDICATED.

PROPANE.....02,10,17,

REGULATORY LISTS:

OI=SARA 313 02=VASS RTK 03=NTP Carcinogen
04=CA Prop. 65 05-Ml 406 06=IARC Group 1
07=IARC Group 2A O8=IARC Group 2B 09=SARA 302/304
I0=PA RTK 11=NJ RTK 12=CERCLA 302.4
13=MN RTK 14=ACGIli TLV 15=ACG1H STEL
16=ACGIH Calculated TLV 17=OSHA PEL 18-OSHA STEL
19=Chevron TLV 20=EPA Carcinogen 21=TSCA SECT 4
22=TSCA SECT 5 SNUR 23=TSCA SECT 6 RULE 24=TSCA SECT 12 EXPORT
25=TSCA SECT 8A CAIR 26=TSCA SECT 8D REPORT 27=TSCA SECT BE
28=Canadian WHMIS   

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11. PRODUCT TOXICOLOGY DATA

EYE IRRITATION:
NDA. The hazard evaluation was based on data from similar materials.

SKIN IRRITATION:
NDA. The hazard evaluation was based on data from similar materials.

DERMAL TOXICITY:
NDA. The hazard evaluation was based on data from. similar materials.

RESPIRATORY/INHALATION:
NDA. The hazard evaluation was based on data from similar materials.

INGESTION:
NDA. The hazard evaluation was based on data from similar materials.

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12. ADDITIONAL HEALTH DATA

ADDITIONAL HEALTH DATA COMMENT:
This product may contain detectable but varying quantities of the naturally, occurring radioactive substance radon 222. The amount in the gas itself is not hazardous, but since radon rapidly decays (tl/2 = 3.82 days) to form. Other radioactive elements including lead 210, polonium 210, and bismuth 210, equipment may be radioactive. The radon daughters are solids and therefore may attach to dust particles or form films and sludges in equipment. Inhalation, ingestion or skin contact with radon daughters can lead to the deposition of radioactive material in the lungs, bone, blood forming organs, intestinal tract, kidney, and colon. Occupational exposure to radon and radon daughters have been associated with an increased risk of lung cancer in underground uranium miners. Follow the Special Precautions contained in this document.

NOTE:
The above Information is based on the data of which we are aware and Is believed to be correct as of the date hereof. Since the information contained herein may be applied under conditions beyond our control and with which we may be unfamiliar and since data made available subsequent to the date hereof may suggest modification of the information. We do not assume any responsibility for the results of its use. This Information is furnished upon condition that the person receiving it shall make his own determination of the suitability of the material for his particular purpose.

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