MATERIAL SAFETY INFORMATION
3 TYCO PARK
EXETER, NEW HAMPSHIRE 03833
Emergency Telephone # 401-781-1551 DATE: 6/10/97
SECTION 1 - IDENTITY
PRODUCT NAMES: OATEY ALL WEATHER PVC CEMENT
COMMON NAMES: ALL WEATHER PVC CEMENT FOR PVC PIPE AND FITTINGS
SECTION 2 - HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS
INGREDIENT CAS # % VOLUME EXPOSURE LIMITS
OSHA PEL ACGIH TLV
Tetrahydrofuran (THF) 109-99-9 60 % max 200 PPM 200 PPM
Cyclohexanone 108-94-1 16 % max 25 PPM (Skin) 25 PPM
PVC Resin 9002-86-2 18 % max None Established
Amorphous Silica 112945-52-5 2 % max None Established
Methyl Ethyl Ketone 78-93-3 5 % max 200 PPM 200 PPM
Acetone 67-64-1 20 % max 1000 PPM 750 PPM
SECTION 3 - PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Boiling Point, Deg. F: 151 (THF) Physical State Liquid
Vapor Pressure 145 mm @ 68 F Odor Ethereal
Vapor Density (Air = 1) 2.5 Color Clear
Evaporation Rate 5.5 - 8.0 Specific Gravity 0.93 - 0.95
(Ether = 1) (Water = 1)
% Volatility (Vol) 81 - 85 % Solubility in Water Negligible
SECTION 4 - FIRE AND EXPLOSION DATA
Flash Point, Deg. F: 6 F, T.C.C. Based on THF
Flammable Limits (% by Volume Air): Lower 1.8 Upper 12
Flammability: Serious (3)
Extinguishing Media: Foam, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, water spray, water fog.
Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: Fire hazard because of low flash point and high volatility. Vapors
are heavier than air and may travel to source of ignition. Burning liquids may float on water.
Special Fire Fighting Procedures: Evacuate enclosed areas, stay upwind. When fighting fires use
MSHA/NIOSH approved, positive pressure, self-contained breathing apparatus and full
protective clothing. Dike fire control area as run-off to sewer may create a fire hazard.
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SECTION 5 - HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION
Eyes: Flush with plenty of water for 15 minutes and contact physician.
Skin: Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash skin with plenty of soap and water for
at least 15 minutes. Seek medical attention if irritation develops.
Inhalation: If overcome by vapors, remove to fresh air and if breathing has stopped, give artificial
respiration - preferably mouth-to-mouth. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Contact a
Ingestion: Give 1 or 2 glasses of water or milk. DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. Never give
anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Avoid alcoholic beverages. Call a
physician poison control center immediately.
Effects of Overexposure:
Inhalation: Severe overexposure may result in nausea, dizziness, headache, narcosis. Can cause
irritation of eyes and nasal passages.
Skin: Skin irritant. Liquid contact may remove natural skin oils resulting in skin
irritation. Dermatitis may occur with prolonged contact. Prolonged or
widespread exposure to the skin may result in the absorption of harmful amounts
Eye: Overexposure may result in severe eye injury with corneal or conjunctival inflammation
on contact with the liquid. Vapors slightly uncomfortable.
Ingestion: Moderately toxic. May be aspirated into the lungs or cause systemic effects described
Chronic: May cause liver abnormalities, kidney, lung and brain damage, nausea, vomiting, and
SECTION 6 - REACTIVITY DATA
Incompatibility: Strong oxidizing agents. Chlorinated hydrocarbons in presence of alkalis.
Alkanolamines, amines, pyridines, ammonia, caustics, inorganic acids and isocyanates.
Copper or copper alloys.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: If burned, product produces toxic fumes of carbon
monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrocarbons and smoke.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.
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SECTION 7 - SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES
Action To Be Taken If Material Is Released Or Spilled:
Eliminate all ignition sources. Avoid breathing vapors. Keep liquid out of eyes. Flush with
large amount of water. Contain liquid with sand or earth. Absorb with sand or nonflammable
absorbent material and transfer into steel drums for recovery or disposal. Prevent liquid from
Follow local, state and federal regulations. Consult disposal expert. Can be disposed by
incineration. Should not be permitted to enter drains, sewer or public waterways. Empty
containers should be air dried before disposing.
SECTION 8 - SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION
Respiratory: In situations where vapor concentrations exceed the recommended exposure limits, a
NIOSH approved organic vapor cartridge respirator with full face-piece is recommended. Use
only SCBA for emergencies.
Skin: The use of non-permeable protective gloves recommended.
Eye: The use of splash proof chemical goggles is recommended.
Ventilation: Explosion-proof general mechanical ventilation or local exhaust ventilation is recommended
to maintain vapor concentrations below exposure limits.
Other Protective Equipment: Impervious apron and a source of running water to flush or wash eyes
and skin in case of contact.
SECTION 9 - SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
Precautions To Be Taken In Handling And Storage:
Store in the shade between 40 F - 110 F. Keep away from hat, sparks, open flame and other
sources of ignition. Avoid prolonged breathing of vapor. Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid
contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Train employees on all special handling procedures before
they work with this product. Follow all precautionary information given on container label,
product bulletins and solvent cementing literature. All handling equipment should be
electrically grounded. Where use can result in skin contact, wash exposed areas thoroughly
before eating, drinking, smoking or leaving area.
Medical Conditions Aggravated By Exposure:
Pre-existing diseases of the liver and kidney, cardiovascular, nervous system and
respiratory conditions may be aggravated by excessive exposure.
The information contained herein is obtained from Oatey Corporation, for their product identified as,
"Oatey All Weather PVC Cement" and from other sources, and is based on data believed to be reliable
and accurate. However, Grinnell Corporation makes no warranty expressed or implied as to the absolute
correctness or sufficiency of any of the foregoing or that additional measures may not be required under
particular conditions of handling, storage, use and disposal beyond our knowledge or control.
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