MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
Revision Date: 03/25/2003
			

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SECTION 1	PRODUCT AND COMPANY  IDENTIFICATION

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PRODUCT:  SHELL Gear Oil WM
MSDS NUMBER: 1176E - 3
PRODUCT CODE(S):    59221

MANUFACTURER ADDRESS:SOPUS Products, P.O. Box 4453, Houston, TX.  77210-4453

TELEPHONE NUMBERS
Spill Information: (877) 242-7400
Health Information: (877) 504-9351
MSDS Assistance Number:  (877) 276-7285

MILSPEC:  MIL-PRF-2105(E)


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SECTION 2	PRODUCT/INGREDIENTS

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CAS#        CONCENTRATION           INGREDIENTS    
            100 %volume             Heavy Duty Gear Oil 
Mixture     90 - 98.99 %volume      Highly refined petroleum oils 
72162-26-6  1 - 2.99 %volume        Olefin sulfide 
Mixture     1 - 2.99 %volume        Proprietary additives 


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SECTION 3	HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION 

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EMERGENCY OVERVIEW
Appearance & Odor: Red green bloom liquid. Slight Hydrocarbon Odor.
Health Hazards: No known immediate health hazards.  May cause CNS depression.
Physical Hazards: No known physical hazards.
NFPA Rating (Health, Fire, Reactivity): 0, 1, 0
Hazard Rating:Least - 0     Slight - 1     Moderate - 2     High - 3    
Extreme - 4

Inhalation:
Inhalation of vapors (generated at high temperatures only) or oil mist may 
cause mild irritation of the nose, throat, and respiratory tract.  Breathing 
of high vapor concentrations may cause CNS depression, evidenced by  
dizziness, light-headedness, headache, nausea, drowsiness,  and loss of 
coordination.  Continued inhalation may result in unconsciousness.

Eye Irritation:
Lubricating oils are generally considered no more than minimally irritating to 
the eyes.

Skin Contact:
May cause slight irritation of the skin.  If irritation occurs, a temporary 
burning sensation and minor redness and/or swelling may result.  Other adverse 
effects not expected from brief skin contact.

Ingestion:
Generally considered to have a low order of acute oral toxicity.

Signs and Symptoms:
Irritation as noted above.

Aggravated Medical Conditions:
Pre-existing eye, skin and respiratory disorders may be aggravated by exposure 
to this product.

For additional health information, refer to section 11.


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SECTION 4	FIRST AID MEASURES

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Inhalation:
If the victim has difficulty breathing or tightness of the chest, is dizzy, 
vomiting or unresponsive, give 100% oxygen with rescue breathing or CPR as 
required and transport to the nearest medical facility.

Skin:
Remove contaminated clothing and shoes and wipe excess from skin.  Flush skin 
with water, then wash  with soap and water.  If irritation occurs, get medical 
attention.  Do not reuse clothing until cleaned.    If redness, swelling, pain 
and/or blisters occur, transport to the nearest medical facility for 
additional treatment.

Eye:
Flush with water.  If irritation occurs, get medical attention.

Ingestion:
Do not induce vomiting.  In general, no treatment is necessary unless large 
quantities of product are ingested.  However, get medical attention.  Have 
victim rinse mouth out with water, then drink sips of water to remove taste 
from mouth.  If vomiting occurs spontaneously, keep head below hips to prevent 
aspiration.

Note to Physician:
In general, emesis induction is unnecessary in high viscosity, low volatility 
products such as oils and greases.


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SECTION 5	FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES

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Flash Point [Method]:     >424 F/>217.78 C [ Cleveland Open Cup]

Extinguishing Media:
Material will float and can be re-ignited on surface of water.  Use water fog, 
'alcohol foam', dry chemical or carbon dioxide (CO2) to extinguish flames.  Do 
not use a direct stream of water.  

Fire Fighting Instructions:
Material will not burn unless preheated. Do not enter confined fire space 
without full bunker gear (helmet with face shield, bunker coats, gloves and 
rubber boots), including a positive pressure, NIOSH approved, self-contained 
breathing apparatus.


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SECTION 6	ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

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Protective Measures:
May burn although not readily ignitable.

Wear appropriate personal protective equipment when cleaning up spills.  Refer 
to Section 8.

Spill Management:
FOR LARGE SPILLS: Remove with vacuum truck or pump to storage/salvage vessels.

FOR SMALL SPILLS:  Soak up residue with an absorbent such as clay, sand or 
other suitable material.  Place in non-leaking container and seal tightly for 
proper disposal.

Reporting:
CERCLA: Product is covered by EPA's Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) petroleum exclusion.  Releases to air, 
land, or water are not reportable under CERCLA (Superfund).

CWA: This product is an oil as defined under Section 311 of EPA's Clean Water 
Act (CWA). Spills into or leading to surface waters that cause a sheen must be 
reported to the National Response Center, 1-800-424-8802.


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SECTION 7	HANDLING AND STORAGE

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Precautionary Measures:
Wash with soap and water before eating, drinking, smoking, applying cosmetics, 
or using toilet.  Launder contaminated clothing before reuse.  Properly 
dispose of contaminated leather articles such as shoes or belts that cannot be 
decontaminated.  Avoid heat, open flames, including pilot lights, and strong 
oxidizing agents.  Use explosion-proof ventilation to prevent vapor 
accumulation.  Ground all handling equipment to prevent sparking.

Storage:
Store in a cool, dry place with adequate ventilation.  Keep away from open 
flames and high temperatures.

Container Warnings:
Keep containers closed when not in use.  Containers, even those that have been 
emptied, can contain explosive vapors.  Do not cut, drill, grind, weld or 
perform similar operations on or near containers.


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SECTION 8	EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

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Oil mist, mineral   ACGIH TLV  TWA: 5 mg/m3  STEL: 10 mg/m3    
Oil mist, mineral   OSHA PEL  TWA: 5 mg/m3      
Olefin sulfide   ACGIH TLV  TWA: 1 mg/m3      

EXPOSURE CONTROLS
Adequate ventilation to control airborne concentrations below the exposure 
guidelines/limits.

PERSONAL PROTECTION
Personal protective equipment (PPE) selections vary based on potential 
exposure conditions such as handling practices, concentration and ventilation. 
 Information on the selection of eye, skin and respiratory protection for use 
with this material is provided below.

Eye Protection:
Chemical Goggles, or Safety glasses with side shields

Skin Protection:
Use protective clothing which is chemically resistant to this material.  
Selection of protective clothing depends on potential exposure conditions and 
may include gloves, boots, suits and other items.  The selection(s) should 
take into account such factors as job task, type of exposure and durability 
requirements.

Published literature, test data and/or glove and clothing manufacturers 
indicate the best protection is provided by:
Neoprene, or Nitrile Rubber

Respiratory Protection:
If engineering controls do not maintain airborne concentrations to a level 
which is adequate to protect worker health, an approved respirator must be 
worn.  Respirator selection, use and maintenance should be in accordance with 
the requirements of the OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard, 29 CFR 1910.134.

Types of respirator(s) to be considered in the selection process include:
For Mist:  Air Purifying, R or P style NIOSH approved respirator.
For Vapors:  Air Purifying, R or P style  prefilter & organic cartridge,  
NIOSH approved respirator.  Self-contained breathing apparatus for use in 
environments with unknown concentrations or emergency situations.


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SECTION 9	PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

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Appearance & Odor:  Red green bloom liquid. Slight Hydrocarbon Odor.
Substance Chemical Family:  Lubricants
Appearance:   Red green bloom liquid.

Flash Point:  > 424 F [Cleveland Open Cup]

Pour Point:   -40 F

Specific Gravity:   0.8969

Viscosity:   300 cSt - 325 cSt @ 40 C


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SECTION 10	REACTIVITY AND STABILITY

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Stability:
Material is stable under normal conditions.

Conditions to Avoid:
Avoid heat and open flames.

Materials to Avoid:
Avoid contact with strong oxidizing agents.

Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Thermal decomposition products are highly dependent on combustion conditions.  
A complex mixture of airborne solids, liquids and gases will evolve when this 
material undergoes pyrolysis or combustion.  Aldehydes, Carbon Monoxide, 
Carbon Dioxide, Ketones
and other unidentified organic compounds may be formed upon combustion.


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SECTION 11	TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

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Acute Toxicity
  Dermal LD50  >2000 mg/kg(Rabbit)   OSHA: Non-Toxic  Based on components(s)
  Oral LD50  >5 g/kg(Rat)   OSHA: Non-Toxic  Based on components(s)
Carcinogenicity Classification
Heavy Duty Gear Oil
   NTP: No  IARC: Not Reviewed  ACGIH: No  OSHA: No

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SECTION 12	ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

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Environmental Impact Summary:
There is no ecological data available for this product.  However, this product 
is an oil.  It is persistent and does not readily biodegrade.  However, it 
does not bioaccumulate.


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SECTION 13	DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

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RCRA Information:

Under RCRA, it is the responsibility of the user of the material to determine, 
at the time of the disposal, whether the material meets RCRA criteria for 
hazardous waste.  This is because material uses, transformations, mixtures, 
processes, etc. may affect the classification.  Refer to the latest EPA, state 
and local regulations regarding proper disposal.


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SECTION 14	TRANSPORT INFORMATION

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US Department of Transportation Classification
This material is not subject to DOT regulations under 49 CFR Parts 171-180.
  
Oil:  This product is an oil under 49CFR (DOT) Part 130. If shipped by rail or 
highway in a tank with a capacity of 3500 gallons or more, it is subject to 
these requirements.  Mixtures or solutions containing 10% or more of this 
product may also be subject to this rule.

International Air Transport Association
Not regulated under IATA rules.

International Maritime Organization Classification
Not regulated under International Maritime Organization rules. 


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SECTION 15	REGULATORY INFORMATION

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FEDERAL REGULATORY STATUS

OSHA  Classification:
Under normal conditions of use or in a foreseeable emergency, this product 
does not meet the definition of a hazardous chemical when evaluated according 
to the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1200.


Ozone Depleting Substances (40 CFR 82 Clean Air Act):
This material does not contain nor was it directly manufactured with any Class 
I or Class II ozone depleting substances.

Superfund Amendment & Reauthorization Act (SARA) Title III:

There are no components in this product on the SARA 302 list.

SARA Hazard Categories (311/312):
Immediate Health:NO   Delayed Health:NO   Fire:NO   Pressure:NO   
Reactivity:NO 

SARA Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) (313):
There are no components in this product on the SARA 313 list.

Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Status:
All component(s) of this material is(are) listed on the EPA/TSCA Inventory of 
Chemical Substances.

Other Chemical Inventories:
Component(s) of this material is (are) listed on the Canadian DSL,

State Regulation
The following chemicals are specifically listed by individual states; other 
product specific health and safety data in other sections of the MSDS may also 
be applicable for state requirements.  For details on your regulatory 
requirements you should contact the appropriate agency in your state.




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SECTION 16	OTHER INFORMATION

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Revision#: 3
Revision Date: 03/25/2003
Revisions since last change (discussion): This Material Safety Data Sheet 
(MSDS) has been revised to fully comply with the guidance contained in the 
ANSI MSDS standard (ANSI Z400.1-1998).   We encourage you to take the 
opportunity to read the MSDS and review the information contained therein.


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SECTION 17	LABEL INFORMATION

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READ AND UNDERSTAND MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET BEFORE HANDLING OR DISPOSING OF 
PRODUCT.  THIS LABEL COMPLIES WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE OSHA HAZARD 
COMMUNICATION STANDARD (29 CFR 1910.1200) FOR USE IN THE WORKPLACE. THIS LABEL 
IS NOT INTENDED TO BE USED WITH PACKAGING INTENDED FOR SALE TO CONSUMERS AND 
MAY NOT CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY ACT OR 
OTHER RELATED REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS.

PRODUCT CODE(S):    59221

SHELL Gear Oil WM

ATTENTION!

OVEREXPOSURE TO VAPORS CAN CAUSE CNS DEPRESSION.  PROLONGED OR REPEATED SKIN 
CONTACT MAY CAUSE OIL ACNE OR DERMATITIS.



Precautionary Measures:   
Avoid prolonged or repeated contact with eyes, skin and clothing.  Avoid  
breathing of vapors, fumes, or mist.  Use only with adequate ventilation.  
Wash thoroughly after handling.

FIRST AID

Inhalation:  DO NOT attempt to rescue victim unless proper respiratory 
protection is worn.  If the victim has difficulty breathing or tightness of 
the chest, is dizzy, vomiting or unresponsive, give 100% oxygen with rescue 
breathing or CPR as required and transport to the nearest medical facility.
Skin Contact:  Remove contaminated clothing and shoes and wipe excess from 
skin.  Flush skin with water, then wash  with soap and water.  If irritation 
occurs, get medical attention.  Do not reuse clothing until cleaned.    If 
redness, swelling, pain and/or blisters occur, transport to the nearest 
medical facility for additional treatment.
Eye Contact:  Flush with water.  If irritation occurs, get medical attention.
Ingestion:  Do not induce vomiting.  In general, no treatment is necessary 
unless large quantities of product are ingested.  However, get medical 
attention.  If vomiting occurs spontaneously, keep head below hips to prevent 
aspiration.  Have victim rinse mouth out with water, then drink sips of water 
to remove taste from mouth.

FIRE

In case of fire,   Use water fog, 'alcohol foam', dry chemical or carbon 
dioxide (CO2) to extinguish flames.  Do not use a direct stream of water.    
Material will float and can be re-ignited on surface of water.

SPILL OR LEAK
Dike and contain spill.
FOR LARGE SPILLS: Remove with vacuum truck or pump to storage/salvage vessels.

FOR SMALL SPILLS:  Soak up residue with an absorbent such as clay, sand or 
other suitable material.  Place in non-leaking container and seal tightly for 
proper disposal.

CONTAINS: Highly refined petroleum oils, Mixture; Olefin sulfide, 72162-26-6; 
Proprietary additives, Mixture

NFPA Rating (Health, Fire, Reactivity): 0, 1, 0

TRANSPORTATION
US Department of Transportation Classification
This material is not subject to DOT regulations under 49 CFR Parts 171-180.
  
Oil:  This product is an oil under 49CFR (DOT) Part 130. If shipped by rail or 
highway in a tank with a capacity of 3500 gallons or more, it is subject to 
these requirements.  Mixtures or solutions containing 10% or more of this 
product may also be subject to this rule.




CAUTION:  Misuse of empty containers can be hazardous.  Empty containers can 
be hazardous if used to store toxic, flammable, or reactive materials.  
Cutting or welding of empty containers might cause fire, explosion or toxic 
fumes from residues.  Do not pressurize or expose to open flames or heat.  
Keep container closed and drum bungs in place.

Name and Address 
          SOPUS Products
          P.O. Box 4453
          Houston, TX  77210-4453

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION
MANUFACTURER ADDRESS:    SOPUS Products, P.O. Box 4453, Houston, TX.  
77210-4453
Company Product Stewardship & Regulatory Compliance Contact: Timothy W Childs
Phone Number:   (281) 874-7708

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS DATA SHEET IS BASED ON THE DATA AVAILABLE TO 
US AT THIS TIME, AND IS BELIEVED TO BE ACCURATE BASED UPON THAT : IT IS 
PROVIDED INDEPENDENTLY OF ANY SALE OF THE PRODUCT, FOR PURPOSE OF HAZARD 
COMMUNICATION. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO CONSTITUTE PRODUCT PERFORMANCE 
INFORMATION, AND NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF ANY KIND IS MADE WITH 
RESPECT TO THE PRODUCT, UNDERLYING DATA OR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN. 
YOU ARE URGED TO OBTAIN DATA SHEETS FOR ALL PRODUCTS YOU BUY, PROCESS, USE OR 
DISTRIBUTE, AND ARE ENCOURAGED TO ADVISE THOSE WHO MAY COME IN CONTACT WITH 
SUCH PRODUCTS OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN. 

TO DETERMINE THE APPLICABILITY OR EFFECT OF ANY LAW OR REGULATION WITH RESPECT 
TO THE PRODUCT, YOU SHOULD CONSULT WITH YOUR LEGAL ADVISOR OR THE APPROPRIATE 
GOVERNMENT AGENCY. WE WILL NOT PROVIDE ADVICE ON SUCH MATTERS, OR BE 
RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INJURY FROM THE USE OF THE PRODUCT DESCRIBED HEREIN. THE 
UNDERLYING DATA, AND THE INFORMATION PROVIDED HEREIN AS A RESULT OF THAT DATA, 
IS THE PROPERTY OF SOPUS PRODUCTS AND IS NOT TO BE THE SUBJECT OF SALE OR 
EXCHANGE WITHOUT THE EXPRESS WRITTEN CONSENT OF SOPUS PRODUCTS.

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