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SAFETY DATA SHEET
Linde Gas Pty. Ltd.
Carbon monoxide; Compressed
Created by : John Morgan Category: Gas Classed as a Hazardous Substance
According to Criteria of NOHSC
Date Created: 03/10/2001 Revision: 1
Revision Dated: 10/10/2003 MSDS-Nr: 019-1
1- IDENTIFICATION OF THE SUBSTANCE AND OF THE COMPANY
Product Name: Carbon monoxide, Compressed
Chemical Formula: CO
66 Loftus Road Yennora
Emergency Phone Number: 1300 65 70 70
Phone Number: (02) 9794 2204 (02) 9794 2263
Fax Number :
2- COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDENTS:
Contains no other components or impurities which will influence the classification of the product.
CAS Nr: 630-08-0
3- HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION:
Toxic by inhalation.
4- FIRST AID MEASURES:
Toxic by inhalation. Symptoms may include dizziness, headache, nausea and loss of co-ordination. Remove victim to
uncontaminated area wearing self contained breathing apparatus. Keep victim warm and rested. Call a doctor. Apply
artificial respiration if breathing stopped.
Ingestion is not considered a potential route of exposure.
5- FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES:
Exposure to fire may cause containers to rupture/explode.
Hazardous Combustion products:
Suitable extinguishing media:
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All known extinguishants can be used.
If possible, stop flow of product. Move container away or cool with water from a protected position. Do not extinguish a
leaking gas flame unless absolutely necessary. Spontaneous/ explosive re-ignition may occur. Extinguish any other fire.
Special Protective Equipment For Fire Fighters:
Use self-contained breathing apparatus and chemically protective clothing.
6-ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES:
Evacuate area. Ensure adequate air ventilation. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus when entering area unless
atmosphere is proved to be safe. Eliminate ignition sources.
Try to stop release.
Clean up Methods
7-HANDLING AND STORAGE:
Handling And Storage:
Suck back of water into the container must be prevented. Do not allow backfeed into the container. Use only properly
specified equipment which is suitable for this product, its supply pressure and temperature. Contact your gas supplier if in
doubt. Refer to supplier's container handling instructions. Keep container below 50掳C in a well ventilated place. Ensure
equipment is adequately earthed. Segregate from oxidant gases and other oxidants in store. Keep away from ignition
sources (including static discharges). Purge air from system before introducing gas.
8-EXPOSURE CONTROL/PERSONAL PROTECTION:
Exposure limit value TLV(ACGIH): 25 ppm (1994-1995 edition)
Exposure limit value:
Great Britain: LTEL: 50 ppm; STEL: 300 ppm (EH 40/95)
Germany: MAK: 30 ppm (TRGS 900 6/1994)
France: VME: 50 ppm
Ensure adequate ventilation. Do not smoke while handling product. Keep self-contained breathing apparatus readily
available for emergency use.
9-PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES:
Molecular weight: 28
Melting point: -205 掳C
Boiling point: -192 掳C
Critical temperature: -140 掳C
Relative density, gas: 1 (air=1)
Relative density, liquid: 0.79 (water=1)
Vapour pressure 20掳C: Not applicable.
Solubility mg/l water: 30 mg/l
Appearance/Colour: Colourless gas
Odour: No odour warning properties.
Autoignition temperature: 620 掳C
Flammability range: 12-74 vol% in air.
10-STABILITY AND REACTIVITY:
Stability and Reactivity
Can form explosive mixture with air. May react violently with oxidants.
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Damage to red blood cells (haemolytic poison).
LC50/1h (ppm): 3760 ppm
No known ecological damage caused by this product.
Do not discharge into any place where its accumulation could be dangerous. Do not discharge into areas where there is a
risk of forming an explosive mixture with air. Waste gas should be flared through a suitable burner with flash back
arrestor. Contact supplier if guidance is required.
Proper shipping name: Carbon monoxide, compressed
UN Nr: 1016
Subsidiary risk: 2.1
ADR/RID Item Nr: 2, 1 TF
Label 3: flammable gas
Label 6.1: toxic substance.
ADR/RID Hazard Nr: 263
CEFIC Termcard: 827
CEFIC Groupcard Nr: 20g05
Other Transport Information:
Avoid transport on vehicles where the load space is not separated from the driver's compartment. Ensure vehicle driver is
aware of the potential hazards of the load and knows what to do in the event of an accident or an emergency. Before
transporting product containers ensure that they are firmly secured and:
- cylinder valve is closed and not leaking
- valve outlet cap nut or plug (where provided) is correctly fitted
- valve protection device (where provided) is correctly fitted
- there is adequate ventilation.
- compliance with applicable regulations.
Number in Annex I of Dir 67/548 006-001-00-2.
EC Classification: Classified as a hazardous substance. F+;R12|Repr.Cat.1;R61|T;R23;48/23
Labelling of cylenders:
F+: Extremely flammable
R61 May cause harm to the unborn child.
R12 Extremely flammable.
R23 Toxic by inhalation
R48/23 Toxic:danger of serious damage to health by prolonged exposure through inhalation
S45 In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately ( show the label where possible).
S53 Avoid exposure, obtain special instructions before use.
Ensure all national/local regulations are observed. Ensure operators understand the flammability hazard. Ensure operators
understand the toxicity hazard. Users of breathing apparatus must be trained. Before using this product in any new process
or experiment, a thorough material compatibility and safety study should be carried out. Details given in this document are
believed to be correct at the time of going to press. Whilst proper care has been taken in the preparation of this document, no
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liability for injury or damage resulting from its use can be accepted.
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