ZIRCAR Refractory Composites, Inc. MATERIAL SAFETY DATASHEET

P.O. Box 489 No.: MSDS-5

Florida, NY 10921 Date Revised: January 17, 2007

(845)-651-2200

 

 

1. Product Identification

 

Trade Name:

Refractory Sheet Products

Chemical Name:

Mixture

 

 

 

 

Group 1

Synonym:

Reinforced Alumina Matrix Composite

Molecular Formula: Al2O3 SiO2 CaO

Types: RS-100 RS-101 RS-200 RS-201

RS-202 LFS RS-1200

Group 2

Synonym:

Alumina/Ceramic Composite Textiles

Molecular Formula: SiO2 CaO B2O3  Al2O3

Types: RS CLOTH RS TAPE

Group 3

Synonym: Alumina/Ceramic Composite Textile Moldable Sleeving

Molecular Formula: SiO2 CaO B2O3  Al2O3

Types: RS MOLDABLE SLEEVING

Group 4

Synonym:

Alumina Molding Compound

Molecular Formula: Al2O3 SiO2

Types: MOLD MIX 6

Group 5

Synonym:

Alumina-Silica Moldable Insulating Product

Molecular Formula: SiO2 Al2O3 CaO B2O3 MgO

Types: B-MOLDABLE

 

 

2. Composition / Information on Ingredients

 

COMPONENT

Formula

Molecular Weight

CAS Number

Aluminum Oxide

Al2O3

101.96128

1344-28-1

Silica (amorphous)

SiO2

60.08

60676-86-0

Calcium Oxide

CaO

56.08

1305-78-8

Boron Oxide

B2O3

69.62

1303-86-0

Magnesium Oxide

MgO

40.31

1309-48-4

 

Groups from Section One

Components

% by Weight

Group 1

Al2O3

SiO2

CaO

70-82

12-18

6-7

Groups 2 and 3

Al2O3

SiO2

CaO

B2O3

66

22

8

4

Group 4

Al2O3

SiO2

49

5

Group 5

SiO2

Al2O3

CaO

B2O3

MgO

41

33

15

7

2

 

EXPOSURE GUIDELINES: Aluminum Oxide

OSHA PEL as 8 hr TWA

15/5 mg/m3 Total dust/Respirable Fraction

ACGIH PEL as 8 hr TWA

10 mg/m3 Inhalable particulate with no asbestos and <1% crystalline silica

Canadian PEL as TWA

5 mg/m3

Carcinogenicity by ACGIH

Group A4, Not classifiable as a human carcinogen

 

EXPOSURE GUIDELINES: Silica (amorphous)

OSHA PEL as 8 hr TWA

20 mppcfa, 80 mg/m3

NIOSH PEL as 8 hr TWA

6 mg/m3

Canadian PEL as TWA

5/2 mg/m3 Total mass/Respirable Mass

ILDH Level by SCPC

3000 mg/m3

Carcinogenicity by ACGIH

Group 3

 

EXPOSURE GUIDELINES: Calcium Oxide

OSHA PEL as 8 hr TWA

5 mg/m3

ACGIH PEL as 8 hr TWA

2 mg/m3

 

EXPOSURE GUIDELINES: Boron Oxide

OSHA PEL as 8 hr TWA

15/5 mg/m3 Total Dust/Respirable Fraction

ACGIH TWA

10 mg/m3

 

EXPOSURE GUIDELINES: Magnesium Oxide

OSHA PEL as 8 hr TWA

15 mg/m3

ACGIH PEL as 8 hr TWA

15 mg/m3

 

3. Hazard Identification

TARGET ORGANS: Skin, eyes, and lungs.

Emergency Overview

CAUTION: Handling or machining of these products may produce respirable dust particles. Dust may irritate eyes, skin respiratory tract.

Inhalation

Dust may cause irritation or soreness of throat and nose.

Eye Contact

Dust may cause temporary irritation or inflammation.

Skin Contact

May cause temporary dryness, irritation or rash.

Ingestion

Ingestion is unlikely. May cause gastrointestinal disturbances. Never induce vomiting without the advice of a physician.

Medical Conditions Aggravated by Exposure: Respiratory effects may be aggravated by smoking. Pre-existing respiratory problems may be aggravated by dust.

 

4. First Aid Measures

 

Inhalation: Remove to fresh air. Rinse mouth to clear throat and expel liquid. Blow nose to evacuate dust. Consult a physician if irritation persists.

Eye Contact: Do not rub eyes. Keep hands or contaminated body parts away from eyes. Remove contact lenses. Flush with water. If irritation persists, consult a physician.

Skin Contact: Wash with soap and water. For dryness, a skin cream may be helpful. Do not apply anything to a rash. Consult a physician if irritation persists.

Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting without advice of a physician. Seek medical attention.

Note to Physicians: Aluminum Oxide dusts have caused no systemic or pathological problems. The material is inert in the body. Some individuals may experience allergic sensitivity reactions. These are generally limited to mild occupational dermatitis. Chronic inhalation may result in pleural plaques not associated with cancers. Other effects principally derived from physical abrasion.

These products contain a small percentage of amorphous silica, however, not in sufficient quantity to produce free crystalline silica upon heating. Dusts are therefore considered of the inert (nuisance) type and would not be expected to cause permanent damage to tissues on inhalation unless the exposure is severe. Chronic exposure may produce radioplaque deposits in the pulmonary system with little or no parenchymal reactions. Some individuals may exhibit allergenic reactions ranging from asthmatic symptoms to benign pneumoconiosis.

 

5. Fire Fighting Measures

 

Materials are not combustible.

 

6. Accidental Release Measures

 

Spill Procedures: Clean up procedures should minimize formation of airborne dusts. Remove dust by vacuuming using HEPA filtration where possible. Liquid and moist products (groups 3, 4, and 5) should be cleaned up with sponge, mop or cloth.

Release into Air: Prevent release of airborne particulates where possible. Not a regulated hazardous substance. See section 8 for appropriate engineering controls.

Release into Water: Release into water is not appropriate. Not a regulated hazardous substance. Landfill dusts and debris consistent with local regulations.

 

7. Handling and Storage

 

Storage: These materials are stable and may be stored indefinitely. Physical abrasion may produce small amounts of respirable dusts. Liquid and moist products (groups 3, 4, and 5) should be stored in a sealed container. See precautions under section 8.

Normal Use: Materials are stable under normal use and are not expected to produce significant hazardous by-products or emissions.

Machining and Cutting: These materials may produce respirable and nuisance dusts when machined or cut. See section 8 for exposure controls and personal protection during machining or installation procedures.

High Temperature Conditions: Service significantly above the product design temperature may increase friability and the possibility of generating airborne fibers or particulates. While not considered problematic during use, airborne fibers may complicate removal activities. It is recommended that product use be carefully matched to design parameters.

After Service: AS MANUFACTURED THIS PRODUCT IS AN ALUMINOSILICATE WHICH MAY TRANSFORM UPON HEATING (TEMPERATURES GREATER THAN 1000oC FOR EXTENDED PERIODS OF TIME) TO NON‑HAZARDOUS MULLITE AND CRISTOBALITE (CAS # 14464‑46‑1), A FORM OF CRYSTALLINE SILICA. REMOVAL OF THIS PRODUCT AFTER USE MAY GENERATE DUSTS. PROLONGED OR REPEATED INHALATION OF RESPIRABLE FREE CRYSTALLINE SILICA DUST MAY CAUSE DELAYED LUNG INJURY (SILICOSIS). THE IARC HAS CLASSIFIED CRYSTALLINE SILICA AS GROUP 2A, PROBABLE HUMAN CARCINOGEN. THERE IS SUFFICIENT EVIDENCE OF CARCINOGENICITY IN ANIMALS, BUT LIMITED EVIDENCE IN HUMANS. OSHA'S FINAL RULE LIMIT AND ACGIH'S TLV FOR RESPIRABLE CRISTOBALITE IS 0.05 mg/m3. APPROPRIATE VENTILATION AND RESPIRATORY PROTECTION SHOULD BE PROVIDED IN COMPLIANCE WITH OSHA STANDARDS. STRICT ADHERENCE TO RECOMMENDED SAFE WORK PRACTICES IS ADVISED. PRODUCT REMOVAL MUST CONSIDER THE POSSIBILITY OF USAGE ABOVE DESIGN TEMPERATURES.

Product removal must consider the possibility of usage above design temperatures. See section 8 for appropriate respiratory protection during removal.

 

8. Exposure Controls

 

Engineering Controls:

Use dust suppression controls. Local exhaust ventilation, point of generation dust collection, and/or down-draft work stations to minimize airborne dust generation are recommended when machining product.

Respiratory Protection:

Use appropriate protection pursuant to OSHA 29CFR 1910.134 and 29CFR 1926.103. The following information is provided as a guide and reflects industry recommendations for control of dust.

PPE Other

Work clothes should be washed separately and the washing machine rinsed following use. If possible, do not take work clothes home following machining or removal activities that produce significant amounts of dust.

Skin Protection

Wear gloves, head coverings, and full body clothing to prevent skin irritation. Disposable clothing may be used. Store work clothes and street clothes separately.

 

Eye Protection

Wear safety glasses or chemical goggles to prevent eye contact. Do not wear contact lenses without goggles. Do not get dust or liquids into eyes. Have eye washing facilities available when using products.

These products are generally not hazardous during normal use. These guidelines are provided for special circumstances involved in machining , use and or after service removals.

See section 7 for after service and section 13 for disposal recommendations.

 

 

9. Physical/Chemical Properties

 

 

Form

Appearance

Odor

Solubility in H2O

Group 1

Rigid shapes

White to tan

Odorless

Insoluble

Group 2

Flexible composite textile

White

Odorless

Insoluble

Group 3

Moist moldable composite textile

White

Odorless

Insoluble

Group 4

Thick white paste

White

Odorless

Insoluble

Group 5

Moist blanket

White

Odorless

Insoluble

 

 

S. G. (g/cc)

Melting Point

Vapor Pressure

% Volatile

PH

Group 1

2.1

>1500oC (2732oF)

N/A

0

N/A

Group 2

1.5

>1500oC (2732oF)

N/A

<1 wt. % H2O

N/A

Group 3

1.5

>1500oC (2732oF)

N/A

28-31 wt. % H2O

N/A

Group 4

N/A

>1500oC (2732oF)

N/A

40 wt. % H2O

4.5-5

Group 5

0.30

>1200oC (2192oF)

N/A

69 wt. % H2O

N/A

 

 

10. Stability and Reactivity

 

Stability: Materials are stable.

Chemical Incompatibilities: Powerful oxidizers; fluorine, chlorine trifluoride, manganese trioxide, oxygen difluoride, etc.

Hazardous Decomposition Products: none.

 

 

11. Toxicology

 

Epidemiology: N/A

Toxicology: N/A

 

 

12. Ecological Information

 

Ecotoxicological Information: No information available.

Distribution: Aluminum oxide and silica are naturally occurring and are widely distributed in igneous rock. Secondary deposits in sedimentary rock may be found.

Chemical Fate Information: The relative inertness of this material indicate that it may be highly persistent in the environment. No information regarding any negative effects of this persistence has been noted.

 

13. Disposal Information

 

Disposal: Consult with local, state and federal regulations. In most cases these materials may be landfilled safely.

Hazardous Waste Classification: Not listed as a RCRA Hazardous waste (40 CFR 261.31). Not listed under SARA, CERCLA, or the Clean Air Act.

Empty Containers: Empty containers may contain product dust or residue. Do not re-use.

Disposal regulations vary. Consult with all applicable regulations prior to disposal.

 

14. Transportation Information

 

Not regulated hazardous substances, no specific regulations apply.

 

15. Regulatory Information

 

SARA Section 313 Supplier Notification: These products do not contain toxic chemicals subject to the reporting requirements of the superfund and reauthorization act of 1986 section 313 (40 CFR 372).

WHMIS Status: Aluminum oxide (CAS no. 1344-28-1), Silica (amorphous) (CAS no.60676-86-0), and Calcium oxide (CAS no. 1305-78-8) are subject to disclosure under the Hazardous Products. Act.

New Jersey Right to Know Note: Aluminum oxide (CAS no. 1344-28-1) and Silica (amorphous) (CAS no.60676-86-0), are found on the New Jersey Hazardous Substance list and are subject to reporting under SARA and the New Jersey Worker and Community Right to Know Act.

 

 

16. Other

 

The information contained herein is based on data considered to be accurate as of the preparation or revision date. It is provided in good faith and in compliance with state and federal regulations. No warranty or representation, express or implied is made as to the accuracy or completeness of this information. Other national, state and/or local regulations may apply.