MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

Essentially Similar to U.S. Department of Labor Form OSHA

Revised Date: 01/20/12

HMIS Health-1 Flammibility-0 Reactivity-0

SECTION I-Product Information

 

 Manufacturer: A.V.W. Inc.                    

 24 Hour Emergency Phone Number:  800-424-9300

 Product Name: Heavy Duty Parts Cleaner

 

SECTION II-Hazardous Ingredients

Methylene Chloride                             CAS#       75-09-2 TWA      50           

Carbon Dioxide                                     CAS#     124-38-9 TWA 10000          

 

SECTION III-Physical Data

Boiling Point:                                        104 F

Specific Gravity:                                   (H2O=1)=1.29

Vapor Pressure (mm Hg):                    355 a 68 F

Solubility in Water:                              Insoluble

Appearance:                                         Colorless liquid with penetrating ether like odor.

 

SECTION IV-Fire and Explosion Hazard Data

Flash Point:                                           None

Extinguishing Media:                          Water, CO2, Foam, Dry Chemical

Special Fire Fighting Procedures:      Do not store containers in temperatures above 120 F.

Unusual Fire and Explosion:              Forms flammable vapor air mixtures. Lower temperatures increase the difficulty of getting it to ignite.

 

SECTION V-Health Hazard and First Aid

Time Weighted Average (TWA):     50 ppm

Carcinogen:                                           Methylene Chloride is a chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer.

Acute Chronic Health Effects:           Excessive exposure may cause irritation to upper respiratory tract. Excessive exposure may cause carboxyhemoglobinemia, thereby impairing the bloods ability to transport oxygen.

Primary Routes of Entry:                     X Inhalation                          X Skin                    X Ingestion

Effects of Overexposure:                    Eyes- may cause pain, moderate eye irritation and slight corneal injury. Vapors may irritate eyes.

                                                                Skin- May cause irritation, even a burn. Repeated contact may cause drying or flaking of the skin.

Inhalation- In confined or poorly ventilated areas, vapors can readily accumulate and cause unconsciousness and death.

                                                                Ingestion- Drowsiness, dizziness, headache

First Aid:

                                                                Eyes- Flush with water for 15 minutes. If irritation persists, get medical attention.

                                                                Skin- Wash with soap and water

                                                                Inhalation- Move to fresh air. Get medical attention.

                                                                Ingestion- Do not induce vomiting. Get immediate medical attention.

 

SECTION VI-Reactivity Data

Stability:                                                Stable X

Conditions to Avoid:                          Hydrolysis producing small amounts of hydrochloric acid possible with gross water contamination. Avoid open flames, welding arcs, or other high temperature sources which induce thermal decomposition.

Incompatibility:                                    Strong oxidizers; caustics, chemically active metals such as aluminum, magnesium and sodium.

 

SECTION VII-Spill or Leak Procedures

Steps to take in case material is released or spilled: Use absorbent material and trash receptacle. Waste disposal method Federal and Local

regulations.

 

SECTION VIII-Special Protection Information

Respiratory Protection:                       Adequate ventilation.

Gloves (type):                                       Neoprene

Eye Protection:                                     Glasses (if required)

Other Protective Equipment:              None

 

SECTION IX-Special Precautions

Precautions to be taken in handling and storing: read and follow all label directions. Do not store containers at temperatures over 120 F.