MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
Essentially Similar to U.S. Department of Labor Form OSHA
Revised 07/11/2013
HMIS Health-1 Flammability-4 Physical Hazard -1 Personal Protection x
  
SECTION I-Product Information
Manufacturer: A.V.W. Inc.
24 Hour Emergency Phone Number: 800-424-9300
Product Name: Blow Off Air Duster 152a
Synonym(s): Blow Off Air Duster
Blow Off Auto Duster3.5oz
8oz
Blow Off 152a Duster3.5oz
8oz
10oz
Trade Name:152a
Chemical Name:Ethane, 11,-Difluoro
FSPID:Front 152a
Model No:Blow Off 3.5 oz, Blow Off 8 oz, Blow Off 10oz.
Product Use:Cleaning
  
SECTION II-Hazardous Identification
Emergency OverviewDANGER
Flammable gas. Contents under pressure. Containers may explode when heated.
Potential short term health effects
Routes of exposureEye, Skin contact, Inhalation.
EyesContact with liquid may cause frostbite.
SkinContact with liquid may cause frostbite.
Inhalation Excessive intentional inhalation may cause respiratory tract irritation and central Nervous system effects (headache, dizziness). Vapors may cause dizziness or suffocation.
IngestionNot a normal route of exposure.
Target organsEyes. Skin. Respiratory system.
Chronic effectsProlonged or repeated exposure can cause drying, defatting and dermatitis.
Signs and symptomsSymptoms may include redness, dryness of the skin.
Odor, Color, GradeClear, colorless with slight ethereal odor.
General Physical FormGas
Immediate health, physical, and environmental hazards:
  Closed containers exposed to heat from fire may build pressure and explode. May cause frostbite. May cause target organ effects.
  
SECTION III-Composition on Ingredients
ComponentCAS # 75-37-6    % by Wt    100% 1, 1-DIFLUOROETHANE
  
SECTION IV-First Aid Measures
Skin: Flush with cool water. Wash affected area with soap and water. If signs/symptoms persist, get medical attention.
Eye contact:Immediately flush with large amounts of cool water. Remove contact lenses, if applicable, and continue flushing for 15 minutes. Obtain medical attention immediately.
Inhalation: If symptoms develop, move victim to fresh air. If symptoms persist, obtain medical attention. If breathing has stopped, trained personnel should administer CPR immediately.
Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. Never give anything by mouth if victim is unconscious, or is convulsing. Obtain medical attention.
  
SECTION V-Firefighting Measures
Flammable PropertiesFlammable by WHMIS/OSHA criteria. Containers may explode when heated. Autoignition temperature 849 °F
Flash Point: < 50 °F (Details: consumer aerosol does not exhibit a flame projection, therefore it is not determined to be flammble as defined in 16 CFR, Section 1500.3(c) (6) (viii).
Flammable Limits-LEL3.9% volume
Flammable Limits-UEL16.9% volume
Extinguishing media
Suitable extinguishing mediaSmall Fires: Dry chemical. Carbon dioxide. Water spray. Fog.
Unsuitable extinguishing media:Not available
Protection of firefighters specific hazards arising
from the chemical Contents under pressure. Pressurized container may explode when exposed to heat or flame. Cool containers with flooding quantities of water until well after fire is out.
Protective equipment for firefightersFirefighters should wear full protective clothing including self contained breathing apparatus.
Hazardous combustionproductsMay include and are not limited to: Oxides of carbon. Fluoride gases.
Explosion data
Sensitivity to mechanical impact Not available
Sensitivity to static dischargeNot available
  
SECTION VI-Accidental Release Measures
Accidental Release MeasuresRefer to other sections of this MSDS for information regarding physical and health hazard, respiratory protection, ventilation, and personal protective equipment. Evacuate unprotected and untrained personnel from hazard area. The spill should be cleaned up by qualified personnel. Remove all ignition sources such as flames, smoking materials, and electrical spark sources. Use only non-sparking tools. Ventilate the area with fresh air. Close cylinder. If the cylinder can’t be closed, place in a well-ventilated area, preferably an operating exhaust hood, or if necessary outdoors. Dispose of collected material as soon as possible.
Personal precautionskeep unnecessary personnel away. Do not touch or walk through spilled material. Do not touch damaged containers or spilled material unless wearing appropriate protective clothing. Keep people away from and upwind of spill/leak.
Methods for containmentEliminate all ignition sources (no smoking, flares, sparks, or flames in immediate area). Stop leak if you can do so without risk. Prevent entry into waterways, sewers, basements or confined areas.
Methods for cleaning upBefore attempting clean up, refer to hazard data given above. Remove sources of ignition. Although the chance of a significant spill or leak is unlikely in aerosol containers, in the event of such an occurrence, absorb spilled material with a non-flammable absorbent such as sand or vermiculite.
 
SECTON VII-Handling and Storage
Handling: Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.
Wash exposed areas thoroughly with soap and water.
Contents may be under pressure, open carefully.
Keep away from heat, sparks, open flam, pilot lights and other sources of ignition.
No smoking while handling this material. Avoid eye contact with vapors, mists, or spray.
Avoid breathing mists or aerosols of this product.
Use good industrial hygiene practices in handling this material.
Storage: Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.
Wash exposed areas thoroughly with soap and water.
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not store at temperatures above 49°C (120.2°F).
Keep away from heat, open flames or other sources of ignition.
Store away from acids. Keep container in well-ventilated area.
  
SECTION VIII-Exposure Controls/Personal Protection
Engineering Controls: Do not use in a confined area or areas with little or no air movement.
Use general dilution ventilation and/or control mist, vapor, or spray.
If ventilation is not adequate, use respiratory protection equipment
Personal protective equipment
Respiratory protection: Do not breathe vapors. Use with adequate ventilation. Keep container closed.
For emergencies select one of the following NIOSH approved respirators based on airborne concentration of
contaminants and in accordance with OSHA regulations:
Half face piece or full face pressure demand self-contained breathing apparatus.
Hand protection:If there is constant skin contact, rubber gloves are recommended.
Eye/Face protection: Avoid eye contact with vapors, mists, or spray.
The following eye protection(s) are recommended: Safety Glasses with side shields.
Skin protection:Wear insulated gloves to protect against frostbite.
General hygiene considerations: Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice.
When using do not eat or drink.
Wash hands and face before breaks and immediately after handling product.
  
SECTION IX-Physical and Chemical Properties
Form: Liquefied gas
Form: colorless
Odor:slight, ethereal
Odor threshold:Not available
Ph:Not available
Physical state:Gas
Melting point: Not available
Melting point: Freezing point:
Boiling point/
Boiling range: -25°C (-13.00 °F)
Flash point:-50°C (-58.00 °F)
Vapor Pressure: 599.43 kPa @25°C
Pour Point:Not Available
Specific gravity:0.91
Relative density:0.9 g/cc @2°C
Vapour density:2.4 @25°C
Flammability limits in air,
Lower, % by volume 3.9
Flammability limits in air,
upper, % by volume 16.9
Octanol.wate coefficientNot available
Solubility (H20) Slightly
Auto-ignition temperature 454 °C (849.20 °F)
Percent volatile:100
  
SECTION X-Stability and Reactivity
Chemical stability:Stable under recommended storage conditions.
Conditions to avoid:Aerosol containers are unstable at temperatures above 49 °C (120.2°F).
Incompatibility:Alkaline materials. Alkaline earth metals.
Hazardous decomposition
Products:May include and are not limited to: Oxides of carbon. Fluoride gases.
Possibility of hazardous reactions:Hazardous polymerization does not occur.
  
SECTION XI-Toxicological Information
Eye irritation Contact with liquid may cause frostbite.
SkinContact with liquid may cause frostbite.
Inhalation Excessive intentional inhalation may cause respiratory tract irritation and central nervous system effects (headache, dizziness).
Vapors may cause dizziness or suffocation.
Ingestion Not a normal route of exposure.
SensitizationNon-hazardous by WHMIS/OSHA criteria
Chronic effects Non-hazardous by WHMIS/OSHA criteria
CarcinogenicityNon-hazardous by WHMIS/OSHA criteria
MutagenicityNon-hazardous by WHMIS/OSHA criteria
Reproductive effects Non-hazardous by WHMIS/OSHA criteria
TeratogenicityNon-hazardous by WHMIS/OSHA criteria
Synergistic MaterialsNot Available
  
SECTION X11-Ecological Information
Ecotoxicity Not available
Environmental effects Product contains no ozone depleting CFCs
Aquatic toxicityNot available
Persistence / degradabilityNot available
Bioaccumulation / accumulationNot available
Partition coefficientNot available
Mobility in environmental mediaNot available
Chemical fate informationNot available
Other adverse effectsNot available
  
SECTION X111-Disposal Considerations
Waste Code:Not available
Disposal instructionsReview federal, state/provincial, and local government requirements prior to disposal.
Waste from residues/unusedNot available
Contaminated packagingNot available
  
SECTION XIV – Transportation Information
U.S Department of Transportation (DOT) International Maritime Organization (IMO)
Basic shipping requirements:1, 1-Difluoroethane
Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG – Canada)
Hazard class2.1
UN number 1030
Additional Information:
DOT/IMO Label: FLAMMABLE GAS
Special Information:CARGO AIRCRAFT ONLY
IATA/CAO (Air)
Basic shipping requirements:
Proper shipping name:1, 1-Difluoroethane
Hazard class:2.1
UN number:1030
Additional information:
Maximum net quantity Cargo aircraft only-150 kg maximum
Packaging (Forbidden on passenger aircraft)
  
SECTION XV-Regulatory Information
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
29 CFR 1910.1200 hazardousYes
CERCLA (Superfund) reportable quantity
 None
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA)
Hazard categories
Immediate Hazard       Yes
Delayed HazardNo
Fire HazardYes
Pressure HazardYes
Reactivity HazardNo
Section 302 extremely No
hazardous substances
Section 311 hazardous
chemical Yes
Clean Air Act (CAA) Not available
Clean Water Act (CWA)Not available
WHMIS statusControlled
WHMIS classificationClass A – Compressed Gas, Class B – Division 1 – Flammable Gas
State regulations This product does not contain a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Inventory name
Country(s) or regionInventory
CanadaDomestic Substances List (DSL)
CanadaNon-Domestic Substances List (NDSL)
United States &
Puerto Rico Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory
  
SECTION XVI-Other Information
 NFPA Hazard Classification
Health:1
Flammability: 4
Reactivity:1
Physical hazard:0
  
HMIS Hazard Classification
Health:1
Flammability:4
Reactivity:1
Protection:X – See PPE section