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Material Safety Data Sheet

I   PRODUCTION IDENTIFICATION

Trade Name: LPG

Synonyms: Butane, Propane

Chemical Name: LPG

Chemical Family: Hydrocarbon

Formula: C3H8 / C4H10

Mol. Weight: 42 to 58

 

II  HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS

Material

Cas No.

OSHA-PEL(TWA)

LPG

68476-85-7

1000 PPM

 

III   Physical Data

Boiling Point:   -40° F to 32 ° F

Freezing Point=     < -211 ° F

Specific Gravity (H20=1) 0.507 to 0.585

Vapour Pressure in PSIG at 70° F   17 to 132

Vapour Density (Air =1)  1.52 to 2.01

Solubility in Water % by Wt.  0.01

Appearance and odour:  

Colourless, Odourless, Liquefied Petroleum Gas

 

IV    HEALTH HAZARD DATA

Recommended exposure limit:

1000 PPM

Target Organs: 

Respiratory system, Central nervous system

Effects of Over Exposure:

Inhalation:

May cause light-headedness, dizziness,  drowsiness, disorientation, excitation.

Skin contact:

Liquefied Gas may cause freeze burns

Ingestion:

Not a likely route. May cause freeze burns to mucous membrane.

Eye Contact:

Vapours may cause irritation.

Liquefied Gas may cause freeze burns.

 Effects of Chronic exposure:

 Not known

 

Emergency and First Aid procedures:

 

Inhalation:

Remove to fresh air.  If breathing ceases, administer artificial respiration.
Seek medical attention.

Skin contact:

Flush skin with water.  In case of irritation or freeze burns, get medical attention.

Ingestion:

Get immediate medical attention.

Eye contact:

Immediately flush with large amounts of water.  For freeze burns, seek immediate medical attention.

 

V    FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD DATA

Flash point:          < -100° F

Auto ignition temperature   > 700° F

Flammable limits in Air, % by volume

Hazard Class

2.1 Flammable Gas

Lower:  1.55

Upper: 9.60

ID No. UN 1075

Extinguishing Media:

Dry chemical, Foam or Carbon dioxide





Special Fire Fighting Procedures:

-Evacuate  area of all unnecessary personnel.

-Do not attempt to extinguish the fire until source is shut off.

-Cut off fuel if possible or allow fire to burn out under controlled conditions

-Extinguish small fires with dry chemical extinguishers.

-Keep the container cooled with water spray till fire is put off, to avoid build-up of pressure.

 

Fire and Explosion Hazards:

-Highly flammable vapours being heavier than air, may accumulate in low areas and/or spread along ground away from handling site.

VI   REACTIVITY DATA

Stability:

Stable

Conditions to avoid:

Not established

Incompatibility (Materials to avoid)

Strong oxidizers, Chlorine dioxide

Hazardous Decomposition Products:

Carbon oxides formed when burned.

Hazardous Polymerization

Will not occur

Conditions to avoid

Not established

VII   SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES

Steps to be taken if material is released or spilled:

Shut-ff source. 

Evacuate area of all unnecessary personnel.

Wear protective equipment.

Protect from ignition

Ventilate are

 VIII   PERSONNEL PROTECTION INFORMATION

Ventilation

Use adequate ventilation to maintain exposure below REL.

Protective Clothing

If exposure to liquid is possible, clothing to prevent skin freezing.

Eye Protective Goggles

If reasonable possibility of eye contact exists

Other Protective Equipment/Measures

Remove clothing if becomes wet

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