NATIONAL WELDERS SUPPLY CO INC -- OXYGEN -- 6830-01-333-3151
=====================  Product Identification  =====================

Product ID:OXYGEN
MSDS Date:07/01/1994
FSC:6830
NIIN:01-333-3151
MSDS Number: BXWGP
=== Responsible Party ===
Company Name:NATIONAL WELDERS SUPPLY CO INC
Address:810 GESCO
Box:31007
City:CHARLOTTE
State:NC
ZIP:28231
Country:US
Info Phone Num:704-333-5475(X308)/FAX 344-1711
Emergency Phone Num:800-866-4422/800-424-9300(CHEMTREC)
CAGE:18264
=== Contractor Identification ===
Company Name:HARSCO CORP., TAYLOR-WHARTON DIV
Address:525 GREEN COVE ROAD
Box:City:HUNTSVILLE
State:AL
ZIP:35803-3011
Country:US
Phone:205-650-9103
CAGE:8N807
Company Name:NATIONAL WELDERS SUPPLY CO INC
Address:810 GESCO ST
Box:31007
City:CHARLOTTE
State:NC
ZIP:28231
Country:US
Phone:704-333-5475
CAGE:18264

=============  Composition/Information on Ingredients  =============

Ingred Name:OXYGEN
CAS:7782-44-7
RTECS #:RS2060000
Fraction by Wt: 100%
Other REC Limits:NONE RECOMMENDED

=====================  Hazards Identification  =====================

Routes of Entry: Inhalation:YES  Skin:NO  Ingestion:NO
Reports of Carcinogenicity:NTP:NO    IARC:NO	OSHA:NO
Health Hazards Acute and Chronic:ACUTE: INHALATION OF VERY HIGH
    CONCENTRATION (GREATER THAN 75 MOLAR PERCENT) OF OXYGEN CAUSES
    HYPEROXIA-WHICH MAY CAUSE PNEUMONIA. CONCENTRATIONS OF 25-75 MOLAR
    PERCENT PRESENT A RISK OF INFLAMMATION  OF ORGANIC MATTER IN THE
    BODY. CHRONIC:NONE SPECIFIED BY MANUFACTURER.
Explanation of Carcinogenicity:NO INGREDIENT OF A CONCENTRATION OF 0.1%
    OR GREATER IS LISTED AS A CARCINOGEN OR SUSPECTED CARCINOGEN.
Effects of Overexposure:CRAMPS, NAUSEA, DIZZINESS, HYPOTHERMIA,
    AMBLYOPIA, RESPIRATORY DIFFICULTIES, BRADYCARDIA, FAINTING SPELLS,
    CONVULSIONS WHICH COULD LEAD TO DEATH.
Medical Cond Aggravated by Exposure:PERSONS IN ILL HEALTH WHERE SUCH
    ILLNESS WOULD BE AGGRAVATED BY EXPOSURE TO OXYGEN SHOULD NOT BE
    ALLOWED TO WORK WITH OR HANDLE THIS PRODUCT.

=======================  First Aid Measures  =======================

First Aid:PROMPT MEDICAL ATTENTION IS MANDANTORY IN ALL CASES OF
    OVEREXPOSURE TO OXYGEN. RESCUE PERSONNEL SHOULD BE COGNIZANT OF THE
    EXTREME FIRE HAZARD ASSOCIATED WITH OXYGEN RICH ATMOSPHERES.
    CONSCIOUS PERSOS N SHOULD BE ASSISTED TO AN AREA OF FRESH AIR.
    UNCONSCIOUS PERSONS SHOULD BE GIVEN ASSITED RESPIRATION. CONTINUED
    TREATMENT SHOULD BE SYMPTOMATIC AND SUPPORTIVE.

=====================  Fire Fighting Measures  =====================

Extinguishing Media:COPIOUS QUANTITIES OF WATER FOR FIRES WITH OXYGEN
    AS THE OXIDIZER.
Fire Fighting Procedures:IF POSSIBLE STOP THE FLOW OF OXYGEN WHICH IS
    SUPPORTING THE FIRE.
Unusual Fire/Explosion Hazard:VIGOROUSLY ACCELERATES COMBUSTION. IF
    CYLINDERS ARE INVOLVED IN A FIRE, SAFELY RELOCATE OR KEEP COOL WITH
    WATER SPRAY.

==================  Accidental Release Measures  ==================

Spill Release Procedures:EVACUATE ALL PERSONNEL FROM AFFECTED AREA. USE
    APPROPRIATE PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT. IF LEAK IS IN USER'S
    EQUIPMENT, BE SURE TO PURGE PIPING W/INERT GAS BEFORE ATEMPTING
    REPAIRS. IF LEAK IS IN CO NTAINER, SEE NEAREST LOCAL SUPPLIER.
Neutralizing Agent:NONE SPECIFIED BY MANUFACTURER.

======================	Handling and Storage  ======================

Handling and Storage Precautions:USE ONLY IN A WELL-VENTILATED AREA.
    STORE IN A COOL, DRY, WELL-VENTILATED PLACE AWAY FROM FLAMMABLE
    MATERIALS. DO NOT ALLOW TEMPERATURE TO EXCEED 130F
Other Precautions:PROTECT CYLINDERS FROM PHYSICAL DAMAGE. STORE AWAY
    FROM HEAVILY TRAFFICED AREAS AND EMERGENCY EXITS. CYLINDERS SHOULD
    BE STORED UPRIGHT AND FIRMLY SECURED. FULL AND EMPTY CYLINDERS
    SHOULD BE SEGRGATED .

=============  Exposure Controls/Personal Protection  =============

Respiratory Protection:NONE SPECIFIED BY MANUFACTURER.
Ventilation:USE LOCAL EXHAUST TO MAINTAIN CONCENTRATION BELOW 25 MOLAR
    PERCENT.
Protective Gloves:AS REQUIRED, ANY MATERIAL.
Eye Protection:SAFETY GLASSES/GOGGLES.
Other Protective Equipment:SAFETY SHOES, SAFETY SHOWER.
Work Hygienic Practices:NONE SPECIFIED BY MANUFACTURER.
Supplemental Safety and Health
SARA 313: NONE. OXYGEN SHOULD NOT BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR
    COMPRESSED AIR IN PNEUMATIC EQUIPMENT SINCE THIS USUALLY HAS
    FLAMMABLE LUBRICANTS. SPECIAL APCKAGING RECOMMENDATIONS:
    LEAD,SILVER,OR LEAD/ TIN ALLOYS ARE GOOD GASKET MATERIALS; TEFLON
    AND KEL-F ARE PREFERRED NON-METAL GASKETS.

==================  Physical/Chemical Properties  ==================

HCC:G4
Boiling Pt:B.P. Text:-297F,-183C
Melt/Freeze Pt:M.P/F.P Text:-362F,-219C
Vapor Density:0.828FT/LB
Spec Gravity:1.11
Solubility in Water:SLIGHT
Appearance and Odor:COLORLESS, ODORLESS GAS.
Percent Volatiles by Volume:100

=================  Stability and Reactivity Data  =================

Stability Indicator/Materials to Avoid:YES
ALL FLAMMABLE MATERIALS.
Stability Condition to Avoid:NONE.
Hazardous Decomposition Products:NONE.
Conditions to Avoid Polymerization:WILL NOT OCCUR.

====================  Disposal Considerations  ====================

Waste Disposal Methods:DO NOT ATTMEPT TO DISPOSE OF WASTE OR UNUSED
    QUANTITIES. RETURN IN THE SHIPPING CONTAINER PROPERLY LABELED, WITH
    ANY VALVE OUTLET PLUGS OR CAPS SECURED AND VALVE PROTECTION CAP IN
    PLACE TO YOUR SUPPLI ER. FOR EMERGENCY DISPOSAL, SEE LOCAL
    SUPPLIER.

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