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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET MSDS FOR ODORIZED PROPANE
Health Administration HazardCommunication publishedNovember 23, 1983 Standard (Trtle29 CFR Part 1910). Chemical Manufacturers, Importers,and Distributorsmust have complied by November25, 1985.All manufacturing employerscoveredby the Standard (SIC Codes20-39)must havecompliedby May 25, 1986. The Standard page31852)to was amended August24,1987 (Vol. 52, FederalRegister, extend its applicationbeyondthe manufacturing sectorand to include all employers where chemicalsare either used,distributed, are producedfbr use or distribution, or effectiveMay 23, 1988. Also for complying with the requirements the EnvironmentalProtectionAgency of CommunityRight to Know rulespublished October15, 1987(Vol. 52, FederalRegister, page38344)underTitle III of the Supertund Amcndments Reauthorization of 1986 Act and (PublicLaw 99-499).

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1..r' -=_\ REACTIVITY -'+ SPECIAL HAZARDS* Severe C Serious @ Moderate C POTENTIAL TIEALTH EFFECTS INFORMATION ROUTESOF EXPOSURE: Q sltgnt @ rurinmar * (Ref.5 l6-25 ppm 0. Avoid breathing of vapor. NFPA 704) Inhalation: Asphyxiant.0 olr IrrOFEDIExTS OSHA PEL ACGIH TLV Simple asphyxiant ppm 1. and so quickly that the intlividualscannothelp or protectthemselves. \.5-100 . Exposure to concenradons >107omay causedizziness..5ppm 0..Exposureto atmospheres containing8%o-l\Vo lessoxygen will bring about unconsciousness or without warning.Liquefied PetroleumGas (LPG).Vapor is heavier tlan air. Hazam$ EMERGENCY OVERVIEW DANGER! Flamnable tiquefied gas under pressure.:Clf Product Name: OdorizedCommercialPropane Chemical Name: Propane Chemical Family: Paraffinic Hydrocarbon Formula: C3H8 Synonyms: Dimethylmethane. . Odor may not provide adequatewarning of potentially hea169us concentrations.Use only with adequateventilation.ar/75-08I PERCENTAGI' . Keep container valve closed when not in use.EDMNT NAMI' /CAS NUMBER Propane/74-98-6. LP-Gas.. I . sparks. flame..87. Liquid can causefreezeburn similar to frostbite. on skin. Lack of sufficient oxygen may cause serious injury or death..5 ppm 3. Call: 2.. GqrFoslrrortlilFonrarrox INGR.Propyl Hydridc Name & Address: Transportation Emergency Number: Emergency Number: For Routine Info. Ethyl Mercapr. possibly causingboth an oxygen-deficient and explosiveatmosphere..MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET FOR ODORIZED PROPANE Gouprrv loer*lrrrcaflor il..000 Simple asphyxiant Simplc asphyxiant Simple asphyxiant 0-2.0-5. Do not get liquid in eyes.Keep away from heat. and all other ignition sources. Butanes/various.0 0-10. hopylene/115-07-l . It should be noted that before suffocation could occur. Propane. lDtilTtFrctrtox FIRE HAZARD HEALTH I{ AZARD -\ . the lower flamrnability limit of propane in air would be exceeded. Ethane/74-84-0.Vapor replacesoxygen available for breathing and may causesuffocation in confined spaces... or on clothing.

never with flame.ease ille. theretbre. tie hrc should be allowed to burn while the container and area are cooled and the flow of propane is shut off. HAZARDOUS COMBUSTION PRODUCTS: None. CHRONIC EFFECTS: None. If flames are accidentally extinguished. EYE CONTACT: Contact with liquid cim causefreezing of tissue..g.shoesand jewelry. administer oxygen. administer artiltcial respiration. contact your supplier. See"16. Shut off source of propane.it can collect in low areaswhere an ignition sourcecan be present. If leaking from container. :: :::::::.compare tie risk of allowing the area to continue to heat from the lre and the alternative of extinguishing the fire without shutting off the propine flow. etc.asungs STEPS TO BE TAKEN IF MATERIAL IS RELEASED OR SPILLED: Evacuate the immediate area-Eliminate any possible sourcesof ignition and provide maximum vcnlilation. .15o/o lJpper:9.If container valve does not operate properly. Do not drop or abusecylinders. Leak-check system with a leak detector or solution. It is heavierthan air. get immediate medical attention.vacuate pcnonnel from dangeriuea-Immediatelycool containerwith water spray from maximum distance. AcctoENTALRel. wrench. If victim is not breathing. pry bar.Gently flush eyes with lukewarm water.taking care not to extinguish flames. [Ingestionl: Liquid can causefreeze burn similar to frostbite. Skin Contach Contact with liquid can causetrostbite. Never strike an arc on a gas container or make a container part of an electrical circuit. Pressurein a container can build up due to heat and container may rupture if pressurerelief devices should fail to function. FrRe-trtoxTtxcllelsums F L A S H P O I N T : . If breathing is difficult. SPECIAL FIRE-FIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS: B. Where water is abundantand immediate. expltlsivc re-ignition may occur. is INHALATION: Personssuffering from lack of oxygen should be removed to fresh air. UNUSUAL FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS: Propaneis easily ignited. Immerseallccted areain lukewarm water not exceeding105" F. Obtain medical attention immediately. IIANDLING PR-ECAUTIONS: Propanevapor is heavier than air and can collect in low areasthat euewithout sufficient ventilation.or valve. ' : ' ' : ' 5.Eye Contact: Contact with liquid can causefreezing of tissue.CO2. Make certain the container service valve is shut off prior to connecting or disconnecting. Obtain prompt medical attention.1 5 6 "F ( . Where water is scarce. INGESTION: [f swallowed. CARCINOGENICITY: Propane not listed by NTB OSHA or IARC. OTIDR EFFECTS OF OVEREXPOSURE: None.6. MEDICAL CONDITIONS AGGRAVATED BY OVEREXPOSURE: None. screwdriver. [Skin Absorptionl: None.: : . Kcep immened. Ingestion not exp€ctedto occur in norma] use. discontinue use and contact supplier Never insert an object (e. OTfmR INFORMATION' for additionalprecaurions.l M " C ) IGNITION TEMPERATURE IN AIR: 920-1120" F FLAMMABLB LIMITS IN AIR BY VOLUME: Lower:2. Get prompt mediqr-lattention. water sprayor fog tor surroundingarea.) into pressurerelief valve or cylinder valve cap openings. which may allow fbr the propaneto accumulate and re-igniteexplosively. SKIN CONTACT: Contactwith liquid car caus€frostbite.Do not cxtinguish t'irc until propanesource is shut ofT.Removesaturated clothes. Propanereleasedtiom a properly functioning relief valve on an overheated container can also become ignited.if possible.67o A U T O I G N I T I O N : 8 4 2 ' F ( 4 3 2 "C ) EXTINGUISIIING MEDIA: Dry chemical. NOTES TO PHYSICIAI{: None.

or fugitive propanegas from undergroundleaks passing through certain soils.Propane containersshould be separatedfrom oxygen cylinders.a toxic gas. can reduce the odor level. One common odorant is ethyl mercaptan. shoesarc recommended r C.CAS No. by a minimum distance of 20 feet. OTIIER PROTUCTM EQUIPMENT: Szrfety when handling cylindcrs.l psia = -12f"P \SPECIFIC GRAVITY OF VAPOR (Air = l) at 60" F: 1. Conditions to Avoid: Keep away from high heat.Do not drop or abusecylinders.is STORAGE PRECAUTIONS: Store in a safe. A]so. relief valve in vapor space. strong oxidizing agentsand sourcesof ignition. Full and empty cylinders should be segregated. Appropriate precautionsmust be trken regarding flammability. smoke.5 ppm in air. incompletecombustioncan causecarbonmonoxide. Empty containersretain some residue and should b€ treatedas if they were full. certain chemical reactions with material in tie propane system. RESPTRATORY PROTECTION (SpECrI'r TypE) General Use: None. carbon monoxide. Isolate from beat and ignition sources. lO. Install protective caps when cylinders are not connected for use. EYE PROTECTION: Safety glasses rccommended arc when hzurdling cylinders. REACTIVITY: llazardous Decomposition Products: Under fire conditions. ENGINEERING CONTROLS Ventilation: Provide ventilation adequateto ensurepropanedoes not reach a flammable mixtue.Containersshould never be atlowed to reach temperanre exceeding 125" F (52" C).7psia): I to 210 SOLUBILITY IN WATER: Slighr. Provide separatestoragelocations for other compressedand flammable gases.0Zo psyl3rgsasg5 i. or with pressure Keep container valve closed and plugged or cappedwhen not in use. ':' APPEARANCE AND ODOR: A colorless and tasteless at normal temperatureantl pressure. authorizedlocation (ouside. Srlsturv AltgREAcrlvlTT: : : ::: . 75-08-01. gas An odorant (ethyl mercaptan)has been added to provide a srong unpleasantodor. Should a propane-air mixture reach the lower limifs of flammability. Standardfor the Storage and Handling of Liquefied Petroleum Gases. or by a barrier of non<ombustible material at least 5 feet high having a lue rating of at least 1/2 hour. If o<lorantappearsto be weak. The ability of people to detect odors varies widely. ODORANT WARNING: Odorant is addett to aid in the detectionof leaks. Hazardous polymerization: Will not occur. Isolate from combustible materials.aot *o'bxsr*rclr BOILING POINT: @ L4. P*ts.50 SPECI-IC GRAVITY OF LIQUID (Water= l) at 60" F: 0.. No odorant will be 100% effective in all circumstrnces. STABILITY: Srable. Emergency Use: If concentrationsare high enough to warrant supplied-air or self-containedbreathing apparatus. Specitic requirementsare listed in NFPA 58. or other oxidizers. 3 . notify propane supplier immediately. Wear gloves and of protective clothing which are impervious to the product for the duration of the anticipated exposure.When usedas ar enginefuel. aldehydesand other decomposition products.ttren the aunospheremay be flammable (See Section 5). PROTECTM CLOTHING: Avoid skin contactwith liquid propancbecausc possibility of freezeburn. the ethyl mercaptanconcentration will be approximately 0.504 VAPOR PRESSURtr: @ 70" F = 127psig @ 1 0 5 "F r= 2 1 0 p s i g EXPANSION RATIO (From liquid to gas @ 14.0.l to l.. Odorant has a foul smell. detachedstrorage preferred) witi adequate ventilation. fumes. Store cylinders in upright position.

This shall be done in accordancewith federal.. and Compensation Liability Act of 1980 (40 CFR Parts ll7 and 302) ReportableQuantity (RQ): None SARA Supcrfund Amendment and ReauthorizationAct ' SECTION 30213C. however.state [provincial] and local level.' ' The following information concerns selectedregulatory requirementspotentially applicable to this product. The hazard classesfor this product are: and releasercporring (40 basedon reportablequantities(RQ) of EPA s extremelyhazardous substances CFR Part 355). ::'' DOT SHIPPING NAME: Liquefred PetroleumGas HAZARD CLASS: 2.. Not all such requirementsirle identified. .1 (T. position a well-vcntilatcd in in transporteda secure. it does have slight anestheticproperties and higher concentrations may causedizziness. Do not attempt to disposeof residual or unusedpruluct in the conlainer. : IREPRODUCTM EFFECTSI None ITERATOGENICITYI:None [SYI\ERGISTICMATERIALS]: None TO ISENSITIZATION MATERIALI: None IMUTAGBNICITYI: None No adverseecological effects are expected.: Requires emergencyplanning on threshokl planning quantities (fK)) Ext-remelyHazardous Substtances: None Threshold Planning Quzurtity(TPQ): None 'SECTIONS 371/312:Requiresubmission materialsafetydata sheetsMSDSs) and chemicalinventory reportof ing with identification of EPA-defined hazard classes(40 CFR Pafi 370). Propaneis not listed as a rurine pollutant by DOT (49 CFR Part 171). stateand local requlations.15* Brcul-lronY trronmrloll. upright : ::::: . IIRRITANCY OF MATERIALI: None.4. WASTE DISPOSAL METHOD: for safe disposal.. if a suitable burning unit (flare stack) is available on site. U. IMMEDTATE:No DELAYED:No PRESSURE: Yes REACTIVITY:No FLAMMABLE:Yes .FEDERAL REGULATIONS EPA Environmental Protection Agency CERCLA Comprehensive EnvironmentalResponse. Return to supplier Residual product within processsystem may be burned at a confiolled ratc.Propaneis non-toxic and is a simple asphyxiant.S. Propanedoes not contain any CliassI or Class II ozoncdepleting chemicals (40 CFR Part 82). Users of this product are responsiblefor their own regulatory compliancc on a f-ederal.lammable Gas) SIIIPPING LABEL(S): l:lanmable gas PRODUCT RQ: None PLACARD (WIILN REQUIR-ED): Irlammablegas IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: UN IO75 IMO SHIPPING NAMIi: Propane IMO IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: UN 1978 INFORMATION:Contarner should bc SPBCIAL SHIPPING vehicle.

'lhis supplicr does not rnanufacturetiis product but is a supplier of the prcxluct independently manufacturedby others. It is not intendcd to be an exhaustive treatment of the subject. '10 cFR PART 6E Risk Management for chemical Accidental Release TSCA Toxic SubstanceContml Act Propane is listed on the TSCA invenrory. The Notional propane Gas Association essumes no Iiability for reliance on the conrents of this bulletin. operation. To the best of our knowledge this information is accurate.OR AT. aerating agent and gas. FDA Food and Drug Administration 21 CFR 1E4'1655: Generally recognizedas safe (GRAS) as a direct human food ingredienr when used as a propellant. and oher facts associate<l with the so-called "o<Jor-lade" phenomenon. eiectronic gas alanns and other sal'etyconsiderations associatedwith the handling.S. comply with all applicable laws and regulations and to assumethe risks involved in the use of this product. or Somepeoplehavcnasalperception problems may not be ableto smellthe ethyl mercaptan and stench.IY OT}IER WARRANTY IS EXPRESSED OR IS TO BE IMPLIED REGARDING-fHE ACCT]RACY OF COMPLETENESS OF THIS INFORMATION' TFIE RESLTLTS TO BE OBTAINED FROM TT{E USE OF THIS INFORMAIION OR THE PRODUCT. OR TT{E HAZARDS RELATED TO ITS USE.Lisle. and should not be interpreted as precluding othzr procedures which would enhancesSe LP-gas operalions. trITNESS FOR ANY PARNCLTLAR PTIRPOSES. NO WARRANTY OR MERCHANTABILITY. OSIIA Occupational Safety and Health Administration 29 cFR 1910. Issued l2196 5 . Issuance of this bulletin is not intended to nor should it be construcd i m undertaking to perform seryices on behalf of an.A.it is generally effective in a majority of situalions. of adsorption absorption.If you do not already know all the facls. Preparedby NATIONAL PROPANE GAS ASSOCIATTON 1600Eisenhower Lane.l0 require that alt personsemployed in handling LP-gasesbe trained in proper hzurdlingantl operating procedures. WARNING:Be awarethat wil-ho<Jorized propane intensityof ethylmercaptiul rhe (its stench odor)may tadeclueto chemical oxidation(in tle presence rust. Lcakingpropane fiom undergrcund linesmay lose gas ISSUII INFORMATION This materiat safety data shect and thc information it conlains is offered to you in good taith as accurate. Alkrw irnly trained and qualitied persons to insrall and servicepropiineconlainersand systems.but this Supplier does not guarant€eits accuracy or completeness. iE odor as it pa^sses through certain soils. contact your propane supplier for more infbmration about rxlor. your emptoyeesand customers with this warning. NFPA 58 Stan-dard the Storage and Handling of Liquefied PerroleumGases for anrJ OSHA 29 CFII 1910. The purpose of this butletin is to setforth general safetypracticesforthe installuion. storageand use of propanc.t party either for their protection or for the pmtection of third parties.which the employer shall document' Contact your propane supplier to arrange fbr ttre requircd training.Suite 100.air or moisturc). Health and safety precautions in this <latasheet may not be adequatefor:rll in<lividualsand/or situations. Familiarize yourselt'.Illinois 60532 Phone630/515-06@ Printedin U. While cthyl mercapm may not impart the warning of the presence propane of in cvery instance.119:ProcessSafety Management of Highly l{azardous chemicals. Propanedoes not require reporting under Section 313. It is the user's obligation to evaluaie and use this product safely. SPECIAL PR-ECAUTIoNS: Use piping and equipmentadequately designedto wirhstandpressurero be cncounrered. THE SAFETY OF THIS PRODUCT.' SEC|ION 313: Requiressubmission of annual reports of releaseof toxic chemicals that appear in 40 CFR prt372. andmaintenatrce of Lp-gas equipment. Much of the information cont'ainedin this data sheet was received from sourcesoutside our Company.