IRON DESCALE

Chemwatch Independent Material Safety Data Sheet

Issue Date: 29-Jan-2010

C9317TC

CHEMWATCH 5130-90

Version No:3

Section 1 - CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

PRODUCT NAME

IRON DESCALE

PRODUCT USE

■ Used according to manufacturer's directions.
Descaler

SUPPLIER

Company: Benji Distributors Pty Ltd
Address:
17 Grandview Pde
Moolap
VIC, 3221
Australia
Telephone: +61 3 5248 1469
Fax: +61 3 5248 6696

Section 2 - HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

STATEMENT OF HAZARDOUS NATURE

HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE. NON-DANGEROUS GOODS. According to NOHSC Criteria, and ADG Code.

CHEMWATCH HAZARD RATINGS

Flammability 0
Toxicity 1
Body Contact 2
Reactivity 0
Chronic 0
SCALE: Min/Nil=0 Low=1 Moderate=2 High=3 Extreme=4

 

RISK SAFETY
■ Irritating to eyes and skin. ■ Do not breathe gas/fumes/vapour/spray.
■ Harmful to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment. ■ Avoid contact with skin.
■ Inhalation may produce health damage*. ■ Wear eye/face protection.
■ Cumulative effects may result following exposure*. ■ Use only in well ventilated areas.
■ May produce discomfort of the respiratory system*. ■ Keep container in a well ventilated place.
* (limited evidence). ■ To clean the floor and all objects contaminated by this material, use water.
■ Keep container tightly closed.
■ In case of contact with eyes, rinse with plenty of water and contact Doctor or Poisons Information Centre.
■ If swallowed, IMMEDIATELY contact Doctor or Poisons Information Centre. (show this container or label).

 

Section 3 - COMPOSITION / INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

NAME CAS RN %
phosphoric acid 7664-38-2 1-5
citric acid 77-92-9 1-5
surfactant <5

Section 4 - FIRST AID MEASURES

SWALLOWED

· Immediately give a glass of water.
· First aid is not generally required. If in doubt, contact a Poisons Information Centre or a doctor.

EYE

■ If this product comes in contact with the eyes:
· Wash out immediately with fresh running water.
· Ensure complete irrigation of the eye by keeping eyelids apart and away from eye and moving the eyelids by occasionally lifting the upper and lower lids.
· Seek medical attention without delay; if pain persists or recurs seek medical attention.
· Removal of contact lenses after an eye injury should only be undertaken by skilled personnel.

SKIN

■ If skin contact occurs:
· Immediately remove all contaminated clothing, including footwear.
· Flush skin and hair with running water (and soap if available).
· Seek medical attention in event of irritation.

INHALED

· If fumes or combustion products are inhaled remove from contaminated area.
· Lay patient down. Keep warm and rested.
· Prostheses such as false teeth, which may block airway, should be removed, where possible, prior to initiating first aid procedures.
· Apply artificial respiration if not breathing, preferably with a demand valve resuscitator, bag-valve mask device, or pocket mask as trained. Perform CPR if necessary.

NOTES TO PHYSICIAN

■ Treat symptomatically.

Section 5 - FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES

EXTINGUISHING MEDIA

· There is no restriction on the type of extinguisher which may be used.
· Use extinguishing media suitable for surrounding area.

FIRE FIGHTING

· Alert Fire Brigade and tell them location and nature of hazard.
· Wear breathing apparatus plus protective gloves for fire only.
· Prevent, by any means available, spillage from entering drains or water courses.
· Use fire fighting procedures suitable for surrounding area.

FIRE/EXPLOSION HAZARD

· Non combustible.
· Not considered a significant fire risk, however containers may burn.
May emit corrosive fumes.

FIRE INCOMPATIBILITY

■ None known.

HAZCHEM

None

Personal Protective Equipment

Gloves, boots (chemical resistant).

Section 6 - ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

MINOR SPILLS

· Clean up all spills immediately.
· Avoid breathing vapours and contact with skin and eyes.
· Control personal contact by using protective equipment.
· Contain and absorb spill with sand, earth, inert material or vermiculite.

MAJOR SPILLS

■ Moderate hazard.
· Clear area of personnel and move upwind.
· Alert Fire Brigade and tell them location and nature of hazard.
· Wear breathing apparatus plus protective gloves.
· Prevent, by any means available, spillage from entering drains or water course.

 

Personal Protective Equipment advice is contained in Section 8 of the MSDS.

Section 7 - HANDLING AND STORAGE

PROCEDURE FOR HANDLING

· Avoid all personal contact, including inhalation.
· Wear protective clothing when risk of exposure occurs.
· Use in a well-ventilated area.
· Avoid contact with moisture.
· DO NOT allow clothing wet with material to stay in contact with skin.

SUITABLE CONTAINER

· Lined metal can, lined metal pail/ can.
· Plastic pail.
· Polyliner drum.
· Packing as recommended by manufacturer.

STORAGE INCOMPATIBILITY

■ None known.

STORAGE REQUIREMENTS

· Store in original containers.
· Keep containers securely sealed.
· Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area.
· Store away from incompatible materials and foodstuff containers.

Section 8 - EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PERSONAL PROTECTION

EXPOSURE CONTROLS

SourceMaterialTWA mg/m³STEL mg/m³
____________________________________
Australia Exposure Standardsphosphoric acid (Phosphoric acid)13
The following materials had no OELs on our records
• citric acid: CAS:77-92-9

 

 

PERSONAL PROTECTION

RESPIRATOR

Type B- P Filter of sufficient capacity

EYE

· Safety glasses with side shields.
· Chemical goggles.
· Contact lenses may pose a special hazard; soft contact lenses may absorb and concentrate irritants. A written policy document, describing the wearing of lens or
restrictions on use, should be created for each workplace or task. This should include a review of lens absorption and adsorption for the class of chemicals in use
and an account of injury experience. Medical and first- aid personnel should be trained in their removal and suitable equipment should be readily available. In the
event of chemical exposure, begin eye irrigation immediately and remove contact lens as soon as practicable. Lens should be removed at the first signs of eye redness
or irritation - lens should be removed in a clean environment only after workers have washed hands thoroughly. [CDC NIOSH Current Intelligence Bulletin 59].

HANDS/FEET

· Wear chemical protective gloves, eg. PVC.
· Wear safety footwear or safety gumboots, eg. Rubber.

OTHER

· Overalls.
· P.V.C. apron.
· Barrier cream.
· Skin cleansing cream.

ENGINEERING CONTROLS

■ General exhaust is adequate under normal operating conditions. Local exhaust ventilation may be required in special circumstances.

Section 9 - PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

APPEARANCE

Acidic liquid; mixes with water.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Liquid.
Mixes with water.

 

StateLiquidMolecular WeightNot Available
Melting Range (ºC)Not AvailableViscosityNot Available
Boiling Range (ºC)Not AvailableSolubility in water (g/L)Miscible
Flash Point (ºC)Not ApplicablepH (1% solution)Not Available
Decomposition Temp (ºC)Not AvailablepH (as supplied)2.5-2.9
Autoignition Temp (ºC)Not AvailableVapour Pressure (kPa)Not Available
Upper Explosive Limit (%)Not AvailableSpecific Gravity (water=1)1.05
Lower Explosive Limit (%)Not AvailableRelative Vapour Density (air=1)Not Available
Volatile Component (%vol)Not AvailableEvaporation RateNot Available

 

Section 10 - CHEMICAL STABILITY AND REACTIVITY INFORMATION

CONDITIONS CONTRIBUTING TO INSTABILITY

· Presence of incompatible materials.
· Product is considered stable.
· Hazardous polymerisation will not occur.

For incompatible materials - refer to Section 7 - Handling and Storage.

Section 11 - TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS

ACUTE HEALTH EFFECTS CHRONIC HEALTH EFFECTS
■ Irritating to eyes and skin. ■ Cumulative effects may result following exposure*.
■ Inhalation may produce health damage*. ■ * (limited evidence).
■ May produce discomfort of the respiratory system*.
■ * (limited evidence).

TOXICITY AND IRRITATION

■ unless otherwise specified data extracted from RTECS - Register of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances.
■ Not available. Refer to individual constituents.
■ Asthma- like symptoms may continue for months or even years after exposure to the material ceases. This may be due to a non- allergenic condition known as reactive
airways dysfunction syndrome (RADS) which can occur following exposure to high levels of highly irritating compound.
PHOSPHORIC ACID:
TOXICITY IRRITATION
Unreported (human) LDLo: 220 mg/kg Skin (rabbit):595 mg/24h - SEVERE
Oral (rat) LD50: 1530 mg/kg Eye (rabbit): 119 mg - SEVERE
Oral (rat) LD50: 3500 mg/kg* [Monsanto]*
Dermal (rabbit) LD50: >1260 mg/kg*
Inhalation (Rat) LC50: 25.5 mg/m³/4h
Inhalation (Mouse) LC50: 25.5 mg/m³/4h
■ The material may produce severe irritation to the eye causing pronounced inflammation. Repeated or prolonged exposure to irritants may produce conjunctivitis. The material may produce severe skin irritation after prolonged or repeated exposure, and may produce a contact dermatitis (nonallergic). This form of dermatitis is often characterised by skin redness (erythema) thickening of the epidermis.<</>. phosphoric acid ( 85%) CITRIC ACID:
TOXICITY IRRITATION
Oral (rat) LD50: 3000 mg/kg Skin (rabbit): 500 mg/24h - Mild
Eye (rabbit): 0.75 mg/24h-SEVERE
■ The material may cause skin irritation after prolonged or repeated exposure and may produce a contact dermatitis (nonallergic). This form of dermatitis is often characterised by skin redness (erythema) and swelling epidermis.

 

 

Section 12 - ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Harmful to aquatic organisms, may cause long- term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.

Ecotoxicity

IngredientPersistence: Water/SoilPersistence: AirBioaccumulationMobility
phosphoric acidHIGHLOWHIGH
citric acidLOWLOWHIGH

 

Section 13 - DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

· Recycle wherever possible.
· Consult manufacturer for recycling options or consult local or regional waste management authority for disposal if no suitable treatment or disposal facility can be identified.
· Dispose of by: burial in a land-fill specifically licenced to accept chemical and / or pharmaceutical wastes or incineration in a licenced apparatus (after admixture with suitable combustible material).
· Decontaminate empty containers. Observe all label safeguards until containers are cleaned and destroyed.

Section 14 - TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

HAZCHEM:

None (ADG7)
NOT REGULATED FOR TRANSPORT OF DANGEROUS GOODS: ADG7, UN, IATA, IMDG

Section 15 - REGULATORY INFORMATION

POISONS SCHEDULE None

REGULATIONS

Regulations for ingredients

phosphoric acid (CAS: 7664-38-2,16271-20-8) is found on the following regulatory lists;

"Australia Exposure Standards","Australia Hazardous Substances","Australia High Volume Industrial Chemical List (HVICL)","Australia Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS)","Australia National Pollutant Inventory","Australia Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Drugs and Poisons (SUSDP) - Appendix E (Part 2)","Australia Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Drugs and Poisons (SUSDP) - Appendix F (Part 3)","Australia Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Drugs and Poisons (SUSDP) - Schedule 5","Australia Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Drugs and Poisons (SUSDP) - Schedule 6","GESAMP/EHS Composite List - GESAMP Hazard Profiles","IMO IBC Code Chapter 17: Summary of minimum requirements","IMO MARPOL 73/78 (Annex II) - List of Noxious Liquid Substances Carried in Bulk","International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) - High Production Volume List","OECD Representative List of High Production Volume (HPV) Chemicals"

citric acid (CAS: 77-92-9) is found on the following regulatory lists;

"Australia High Volume Industrial Chemical List (HVICL)","Australia Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS)","Australia Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) Substances that may be used as active ingredients in Listed medicines","CODEX General Standard for Food Additives (GSFA) - Additives Permitted for Use in Food in General, Unless Otherwise Specified, in Accordance with GMP","GESAMP/EHS Composite List - GESAMP Hazard Profiles","IMO IBC Code Chapter 17: Summary of minimum requirements","IMO MARPOL 73/78 (Annex II) - List of Noxious Liquid Substances Carried in Bulk","International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) - High Production Volume List","International Fragrance Association (IFRA) Survey: Transparency List","OECD Representative List of High Production Volume (HPV) Chemicals"

No data for Iron Descale (CW: 5130-90)

Section 16 - OTHER INFORMATION

INGREDIENTS WITH MULTIPLE CAS NUMBERS

Ingredient Name CAS
phosphoric acid 7664-38-2, 16271-20-8

 

CONTACT POINT

Paul Milward-Bason
17 Grandview Parade
Moolap 3221
Victoria Australia

 

■ Classification of the preparation and its individual components has drawn on official and authoritative sources as well as independent review by the Chemwatch Classification committee using available literature references.
A list of reference resources used to assist the committee may be found at:
www.chemwatch.net/references.

 

■ The (M)SDS is a Hazard Communication tool and should be used to assist in the Risk Assessment. Many factors determine whether the reported Hazards are Risks in the workplace or other settings.

 

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Issue Date: 29-Jan-2010

Print Date: 15-Nov-2010

 

 

This is the end of the MSDS.