1. IDENTIFICATION OF THE SUBSTANCE/PREPARATION OF THE COMPANY/UNDERTAKING
Identification of substance/preparation
Liquefied Petroleum Gas, (LPG)

Application
Multi-purpose product with the applications including gaseous fuel for domestic, commercial and industrial uses; internal combustion engine; aerosol propellant; Chemical feedstock.

Company Identification
PETROTRADE (PVT) LTD
100 Leopold Takawira Street
Harare
Telephone Number
+263-04-748512/3; 748516/7

2. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIETS
Chemical Composition
Hydrocarbon, C3-4-rich, petroleum distillate, EINECS No: 270-990-9, CAS No: 68512-91-4

3. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
 Extremely Flammable
 Explosive air/vapor mixtures may form at ambient temperature.
 Abuse involving willful inhalation of very high concentrations of vapor, even for short periods, can produce unconscious or might prove fatal.

4. FIRST – AID MEASURES
Eyes
Wash eye thoroughly with copious amounts of water, Obtain IMMEDIATE medical attention.
Skin
If cold burns are present drench with water and obtain immediate medical attention.
Keep contaminated clothes away from ignition sources.
Inhalation
If inhalation of mists, fumes or vapor causes irritation to the nose or throat, or coughing, remove to fresh air. If symptoms persist obtain medical advice.
Medical Advice
Treatment should be in general symptomatic and directed to relieving any effects.

5. FIRE-FIGHTING MEASURES
 These materials are delivered, stored and used at temperatures above their flash point. Avoid all naked flames, sparks, cigarettes, etc.
 IN CASE OF FIRE, IMMEDIATELY ALERT THE FIRE BRIGADE.
 Ensure an escape path is always available from any fire.
 FIRE IN CONFINED SPACES SHOULD BE DEALT WITH BY TRAINEED PERSONEL WEARING APPROVED BREATHING APPARATUS.
 If gas has ignited, do not attempt to extinguish but stop gas flow and allow to burn out. Use water spray to cool heat-exposed containers, and to protect surrounding areas and personnel effecting shut-off.
 Every precaution must be taken to keep containers cool to avoid the possibility of a boiling liquid expanding vapor pressure explosion (BLEVE). Pressurized containers are liable to explode violently when subjected to high temperatures

Combustion Properties
Toxic fumes may be evolved on burning or exposure to heat

6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
 As this product has a very low flash point, any spillage or leak is a severe fire/or explosion hazard
 Ensure good ventilation
 Liquid leaks generate large volumes of flammable vapor, heavier than air, which may travel to remote sources of ignition (e.g. along drainage systems)
 Vapor may collect in any confined space
 If spillage has occurred in any confined space, ensure adequate ventilation and check that a safe, breathable atmosphere is present before entry
 Do not enter a vapor cloud except for rescue; self-contained breathing apparatus must be worn.
 Wear protective clothing.
 In the event of a leak, contact the appropriate authorities
 Small quantities of spilled liquid may be allowed to evaporate. Vapor should be dispersed by effective ventilation.

7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
Handling Precautions
 Ensure good ventilation.
 Avoid inhalation of vapor.
 Avoid contact with liquid and cold storage containers.
 When handling cylinders wear protective footwear and suitable gloves.
 Avoid contact with eyes.
 Whilst using LPG do not eat, drink or smoke.
Fire Prevention
 Ensure equipment is electrically bonded and earthed to prevent static accumulation
 Explosive air/vapor mixtures may form at ambient temperature
 Note: Product spilt on clothing may give rise to delayed evaporation and subsequent fire hazard
Storage Conditions
 Store and use only in equipment/containers designed for use with this product
 Store and dispense only in well ventilated areas away from heat and sources of ignition.
 Do not enter storage tanks. If entry of tanks is necessary, contact the supplier
 Containers must be properly labeled
 Do not remove warning labels from containers

8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
Exposure Limits
Relevant exposure limits are:
Liquefied Petroleum Gas
 ACGH: 8hr TWA: 1000ppm, 1800mg/m3
 UK Publication EH40 (Occupational Exposure Standard):
 Long term exposure limit (8hr TWA) 1000ppm, 1800mg/m3
 Short term exposure limit (15min) 1250ppm, 2250mg/m3
Propane
 UK Publication EH40: Asphyxiant at high concentration in air.
 ACGH: Simple Asphyxiant.
Butane
 ACGH: 8hr TWA: 800ppm, 1900mg/m3
 UK Publication EH40 (Occupational Exposure Standard):
 Long term exposure limit (8hr TWA) 600ppm, 1430mg/m3
 Short term exposure limit (15min) 750ppm, 17850mg/m3
Protective Clothing
 Wear suitable gloves and overalls to prevent cold burns and frostbite.
 In cylinder filling operations wear protective clothing including impervious gloves, safety goggles or face shield.
Respiratory Protection
 If operations are such that exposure to vapor, mist or fume may be anticipated, then suitable approved respiratory equipment should be worn.
 The use of respiratory equipment must be strictly in accordance with the manufacturers’ instructions and any statutory requirements governing its selection and use

9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

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10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
 Stable at ambient temperatures.
 Hazardous polymerization reactions will not occur.
Conditions to Avoid
 Sources of ignition.
Materials to Avoid
 Avoid contact with strong oxidizing agents.
Hazardous Decomposition Products
 Incomplete combustion will generate hazardous gases, including carbon monoxide

11. TOXOLIGICAL INFORMATION
Eyes
Will present a risk of serious damage to the eyes if contact with liquid occurs.
Skin
Will cause cold burns and frostbite if skin contact with liquid occurs.
Inhalation
 How vapor concentrations may cause nausea, dizziness, headaches and drowsiness
 May have a narcotic effect if high concentrations of vapor are inhaled
 High vapor concentrations may produce symptoms of oxygen deficiency which, coupled with central nervous system depression, may lead to rapid loss of consciousness.
ABUSE:
 Under normal conditions of use the product is not hazardous; however, abuse involving deliberate inhalation of very high concentrations of vapor, even for short periods, can provide unconsciousness and/or result in a sudden fatality.

12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Mobility
 Spillages are unlikely to penetrate the soil.
Persistence and degradability
 Unlikely to cause long term adverse effects in the environment.
Bio-accumulative Potential
 Material does not bio-accumulate
Aquatic Toxicity
 Unlikely to cause long term effects in the aquatic environment.

13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
 Do not dispose of any LPG container. Return all cylinders/vessels to your supplier
 Empty packages may contain some remaining product
 Hazard warning labels are a guide to the safe handling of empty packaging and should not be removed.
 Empty containers represent a fire hazard as they may contain flammable product residues and vapor
 Never weld, solder or braze empty containers.

14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
 MORE SPECIFIC TECHNICAL NAME REQUIRED IN BRACKETS (e.g. contains butane and propane)
 ADR/RID: Petroleum Gases, Liquefied N.O.S Class 2, Item 20F Hazard Identification No.23
 UN: PETROLEUM GASES LIQUIFIED N.O.S. Class 2.1. UN Number 1075
 IATA/ICAO: Petroleum gases liquefied N.O.S Flammable gas, Class 2.1
 IMO: PETROLEUM GASES LIQUIFIED N.O.S. Flammable gas. Class 2.1
 EMERGENCY ACTION CODE: Flammable gas, 2WE

15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
EU Category of Danger
Extremely flammable
EU Labeling
Symbol: Flame
Indication of danger: EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE
Risk (R) Phrases:
R12-Extremely flammable
Safety (S) Phrases:
S3/9 – Keep in a cool, well ventilated place.
S16 – Keep away from sources of ignition- No smoking
S36/37/39 – Water suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection.
The label must carry the following additional information:
“EC Label”, Hydrocarbon, C3-4-rich, petroleum distillate, EINECS No: 270-990-9

16. OTHER INFORMATION
Compiled by:
PETROTRADE (PVT) LTD SHE (Operations Department)
100 Leopold Takawira Street
Harare
Telephone Number
+263-04-748512/3; 748516/7
This data sheet and the health, safety and environmental information it contains are considered to be accurate as of the date compiled. We have reviewed any information contained herein which we received from the sources outside PETROTRADE (PVT) LTD. However, no warranty or representation, express or implied is made as to the accuracy or completeness of the data and information contained in this data sheet.
Health and safety precautions and environmental advice noted in this data sheet may not be accurate for all individuals and/or situations. It is the user’s obligation to evaluate and use this product safely and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. No statement made in this data sheet shall be construed as a permission, recommendation or authorization given or implied to practice any patented invention without a valid license. PETROTRADE (PVT) LTD shall not be responsible for any damage or injury resulting from abnormal use of the material, from any failure to adhere to recommendations, or from any hazards inherent in the nature of the material.