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MSDS for HydraSol® Cable Gel Remover

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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

Product Name:
HydraSol® Cable Gel Remover
1. American Polywater Corporation
11222 - 60th Street North
P.O. Box 53
Chemical Description: Low Solids Water Solution
Canada WHMIS Class: NC
Date Reviewed: November 1, 2001
Reviewed By: J. M. Fee
Stillwater, MN 55082 USA
Phone: 1-651-430-2270
Fax: 1-651-430-3634

Emergency Number: 1-651-430-2270

2. HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS

Components*CAS #Weight %ACGIH TLV**OSHA TWA
Medium Aliphatic
Petroleum Solvent
64742-47-8 < 25 NE***NE***
Monocyclic Terpene5989-27-5 < 25 NE***NE***

* All components are listed on the TSCA inventory.
** Recommended TLV of 500 ppm for HydraSol® Remover.
*** Not Established

3. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

HMIS NFPA KEY
Health10 0-minimal3-serious
Flammability22 1-slight4-severe
Reactivity00 2-moderate

4. FIRST AID

Eye Contact: If eye irritation from exposure to vapors develops, move to fresh air. Flush eyes with clean water. If irritation persists, seek medical attention. For direct eye contact, flush with large quantity of water for 15 minutes. Seek medical attention.
Skin Contact: Remove contaminated clothing; flush skin thoroughly with water. If irritation occurs, seek medical attention.
Inhalation (Breathing): If irritation of nose or throat develops, move to fresh air. If irritation persists, seek medical attention. If breathing is difficult, provide oxygen. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. Seek immediate medical attention.
Ingestion (Swallowing): Do not induce vomiting or give anything by mouth. Petroleum content can be aspirated into lungs and cause aspiration pneumonitis. If victim is drowsy or unconscious, place on the left side with head down. Do not leave victim unattended. Seek medical attention.

5. FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD

Flash Point: 155°F/68°C (PMCC)
Flammable Limits: Unknown
Extinguishing Media: Carbon Dioxide, Dry Chemical or Foam
Special Procedures: Avoid direct streams of water, as fire scattering may occur.
Unusual Hazards: Sealed container can build up pressure when exposed to high heat. Cool containers with water.

6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

For small spills, absorb with sand or absorbents. For large spills, stay upwind and away from spill. Keep all sources of ignition away from spill. If spill is indoors, ventilate area of spill. Foam, especially high expansion foam, may be used to suppress vapors. Keep out of drains, sewers or waterways. Use sand or other inert material to dam and contain spill. Do not flush area with water.

7. HANDLING AND STORAGE

Keep containers tightly closed. Keep containers cool, dry, and away from sources of ignition. Use and store this product with adequate ventilation. Avoid inhalation of vapors and personal contact with the product. Use good personal hygiene practice. All containers should be disposed of in an environmentally safe manner and in accordance with government regulations.

8. CONTROL MEASURES

Respiratory Protection: Normal ventilation adequate. If exposure exceeds recommended limits, respirator protection is recommended. Use a respirator or gas mask with cartridges for organic vapors (NIOSH approved) or use supplied air equipment.
Protective Gloves: For repeated or prolonged skin contact, the use of impermeable gloves is recommended to prevent drying and possible irritation.
Eye Protection: Eye protection is recommended, especially if the material is used in ways where it could splash in the eyes.
Other Protective Equipment: It is suggested that a source of clean water be available in work area for flushing eyes and skin. Impervious clothing should be worn as needed.

9. PHYSICAL DATA

Appearance: Milky-white with citrus odor.
Vapor Pressure: 10.5mm Hg @ 20C
Specific Gravity (H2O = 1): .91
pH: 6.5 to 7.5
VOC Content: 375 gms/L
Boiling Point: 212F / 100C (initial)
Vapor Density (Air = 1): Not Determined
Solubility in Water: Infinite (dilutes emulsion)
Evaporation Rate: .06 (Butyl Acetate = 1)

10. REACTIVITY DATA

Stability: Stable
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.
Incompatibility: Avoid heat, flame and contact with strong oxidizing agents.

11. HEALTH HAZARD/TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Eye Contact: Direct eye contact with vapors or splashes may cause eye irritation. This irritation is minimal and expected to be transient.
Skin Contact: This product has low skin irritation potential. Prolonged or repeated skin exposure can remove oils, causing redness, drying and cracking. Persons with pre-existing skin disorders may be more susceptible to skin irritation from this material.
Inhalation (Breathing): Concentrated petroleum solvent vapors may cause irritation of the nose and throat. Prolonged exposure to excessively high vapor concentrations can result in central nervous system depression (e.g., drowsiness, dizziness, loss of coordination, and fatigue). Persons with impaired lung function may experience additional breathing difficulties due to the irritant properties of this material.
Ingestion (Swallowing): Estimated LD50 (rat) for HydraSol® is >16 gm/kg. Material has low level of oral toxicity. Ingestion of large quantities may cause irritation of the digestive tract, nervous system depression (e.g., drowsiness, dizziness, loss of coordination, and fatigue).
Aspiration Hazard: Petroleum solvent content can enter lungs during swallowing or vomiting and cause aspiration pneumonitis.
Carcinogenic Status: This substance has not been identified as a carcinogen or probable carcinogen by NTP, IARC or OSHA, nor have any of its components.

12. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Dispose of product in accordance with local, county, state, and federal regulations.
HydraSol® Cable Gel Remover is not considered hazardous waste under RCRA.

13. TRANSPORTATION

DOT Hazard Class: Not Applicable
DOT Shipping Name: Not Applicable
For domestic purposes, this product is not defined or designated as a hazardous material by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

14. REGULATORY STATUS

Hazard Categories for SARA
Section 311/312 Reporting
AcuteChronicFirePressureReactive
NoNoYesNoNo


CERCLA/SARA Sec. 302 SARA Sec. 313
ComponentsHazardous Substance RQEHS TPQToxic Release

The components of HydraSol® Cable Gel Remover are not affected by these Superfund regulations.


Disclaimer: The information and recommendations contained herein are believed to be reliable. However, the supplier makes no warranties, express or implied, concerning the use of this product. The buyer must determine conditions of safe usage and assumes all risk and liability in handling this product.

For more information, contact:
Metrotek
Phone: (727) 547-8307
Fax: (727) 547-0687

E-mail: fiberoptics@metrotek.com

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