1. IDENTIFICATION OF THE SUBSTANCE/PREPARATION OF THE COMPANY/UNDERTAKING
Identification of substance/preparation
Liquefied Petroleum Gas, (LPG)
Multi-purpose product with the applications including gaseous fuel for domestic, commercial and industrial uses; internal combustion engine; aerosol propellant; Chemical feedstock.
PETROTRADE (PVT) LTD
100 Leopold Takawira Street
2. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIETS
Hydrocarbon, C3-4-rich, petroleum distillate, EINECS No: 270-990-9, CAS No: 68512-91-4
3. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
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
Wash eye thoroughly with copious amounts of water, Obtain IMMEDIATE medical attention.
If cold burns are present drench with water and obtain immediate medical attention.
Keep contaminated clothes away from ignition sources.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
UK Publication EH40: Asphyxiant at high concentration in air.
ACGH: Simple Asphyxiant.
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
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.
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
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
Will present a risk of serious damage to the eyes if contact with liquid occurs.
Will cause cold burns and frostbite if skin contact with liquid occurs.
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.
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
Spillages are unlikely to penetrate the soil.
Persistence and degradability
Unlikely to cause long term adverse effects in the environment.
Material does not bio-accumulate
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
Indication of danger: EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE
Risk (R) Phrases:
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
PETROTRADE (PVT) LTD SHE (Operations Department)
100 Leopold Takawira Street
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.